Top 10 Romantic Places in Paris for Valentine’s Day


Paris is famous in the entire world for being a place conducive to true romance. For a lovers stroll or for those who want to discover little knowns Parisian places, we have compiled a list of 10 Romantic places in Paris to discover as lovers. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Pont des Arts

1st arrondissement and 6th arrondissement

Linking the Left and the Right banks of Paris, the famous footbridge spanning the River Seine offers beautiful views of the tip of the Île de la Cité and Pont-Neuf.

Avenue de Camoëns

16th arrondissement

Avenue de Camoëns, 16th arrondissement of Paris © French Moments

Avenue de Camoëns, 16th arrondissement of Paris © French Moments

Little known, the dead-end street in the ancient neighbourhood of Passy has a majestic view of the Eiffel Tower towering the rooftops of Paris.

Pont de la Concorde

1st arrondissement and 7th arrondissement

Pont de la Concorde, Paris © French Moments

Pont de la Concorde, Paris © French Moments

Built with some of the stones from the Bastille fortress the bridge spans the River Seine between Place de la Concorde and Palais Bourbon (National Assembly). From the bridge lovers will enjoy watching the unending boat traffic from the Eiffel Tower to Notre-Dame. One of our best time to walk on the bridge is at sunset or the first hour of night.

Quai d’Orléans

4th arrondissement

Quai d'Orléans, Île Saint-Louis © French Moments

Quai d’Orléans, Île Saint-Louis © French Moments

Bordering the River Seine from Pont Saint-Louis to Pont de la Tournelle, Quai d’Orléans is situated on the Île Saint-Louis. Even in the middle of Winter the street is ‘magnifique’ with splendid views of the chevet of Notre-Dame. Don’t forget to look for the spire of the Eiffel Tower in the distance.

Jardin du Palais Royal

1st arrondissement

The gardens of Palais-Royal, Paris © French Moments

The gardens of Palais-Royal, Paris © French Moments

The enclosed garden of the Palais-Royal dates back to 1633 and is bordered by four arcaded galleries.

Place Dalida and rue de l’Abreuvoir

18th arrondissement

The little square is situated on the hill of Montmartre at the end of the picturesque rue de l’Abreuvoir. Do not miss strolling along the Allée des Brouillards to reach another charming little square: Place Casadessus.

Parc Monceau

8th arrondissement

One of Paris’ most beautiful public park created in the 18th century. With its English garden style, Parc Monceau features many statues and follies (scaled-down architectural features) such as a pyramid and columns.

Place Saint-Georges

9th arrondissement

The charming little square is bordered by elegant hôtels particuliers built in the 19th century and ornate with a retro Paris métro sign.

Square des Récollets

10th arrondissement

One of the most popular sites in the East of Paris. The Square des Récollets is situated on the Canal Saint-Martin and is delimited by two iron footbridges. From them, there is a fine view of the locks. It seems Amélie Poulain  lives right around the corner!

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

19th arrondissement

With the Sibylle Temple overlooking the vast public park from the top of a cliff, the Buttes-Chaumont has kept since its opening in 1867 the romantic charm of the Second Empire. The park includes a grotto with an artificial waterfall set in an old gypsum and limestone quarry as well as several cafés, two Guignol theatres and two Waffle stands.

If you know any other romantic places in Paris, please let us know by leaving a comment below!


About Author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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