Paris, city of lovers? To answer yes without hesitation, read this article to the end.
Its nickname of city of lovers, Paris owes it to its many historical sites, its river that crosses it from east to west but also to its charming and unusual little streets. Experience it, come and walk hand in hand on the banks of the Seine; then sit down with your feet above the water. At the end of the day, enjoy the setting sun that floods the sky with all its orange-yellow light (like the Keewego logo), the idyllic atmosphere to visit Paris in love.
For each and every one of us, romantic stays allow us to create memories that remain engraved in our memories. In this article, I let the flame of my love for the capital speak for itself. I love it, I visit it and I share with you many ideas so that you too can visit Paris as a couple.
When you want to spend a moment in love, it is often with two people and not with a crowd of strangers. If you think that visiting Montmartre is necessarily accompanied by having to share the space with others, you are partly right. Only in part… Among the guided tours offered on keewego.com, the unusual loop of Montmartre allows you to discover this charming “village” in a more intimate way. Starting from the Place des Abbesses, you will discover the Wall of I Love You (photo above), a work covering 40m² of a wall on which 311 I Love You are written in 250 different languages. If you wonder what the small splinters of red on the 612 tiles represent, they are actually pieces of a broken heart.
Continuing, you go up the hill via charming cobbled streets where traffic is almost exclusively pedestrian. The shops that line your visit are generally shops selling clothing from original designers, craftsmen or atypical bistros with their own personalities. On your way to the top, you will encounter stairs, often overgrown on the sides with vegetation or artists’ graffiti. Then once up there, while avoiding the crowd, go behind the Sacred Heart to admire its bell tower. You can also walk along rue Cortot, and its Montmartre museum, where its recently renovated gardens are directly inspired by the paintings made by one of its former glorious residents: Renoir.
At the top of rue de l’Abreuvoir, find the Maison Rose for an unforgettable souvenir photo. Finally, passing through small streets, squares and passages, you will arrive at the Moulin de la Galette, the last of the many mills that Montmartre had, this former land of wheat and vineyards.
At the end of the visit, you will also have discovered Place Émile Goudeau, which housed the Bateau-Lavoir, nicknamed “la villa Médicis de la peinture moderne” and which included among its occupants: Guillaume Apollinaire (the most beloved poet in Paris) and Picasso, who painted the beginnings of Cubism there. On your return to Place des Abbesses, you will have discovered a peaceful Montmartre, far from the crowd thanks to a route designed to allow you to enjoy this visit together.
Between Montparnasse and the Seine, the Saint-Germain des Prés district offers you various small streets to visit Paris in love. From its church, the oldest parish church in Paris, you can find the rue de l’abbaye, which allows you to reach one of the most charming and romantic squares in Paris, the Place de Fürstenberg. In its centre, four trees surround a five-blistered street lamp, one of the only ones in the city. At nightfall, its lighting on the square is particularly romantic. During the day, the florist offers you the possibility to offer a flower to your companion (yes, men also appreciate flowers). Just next door, hidden behind a building, in the former apartment of the great romantic painter Eugène Delacroix, is the museum of the same name.
Between Montparnasse and the Seine, the Saint-Germain des Prés district offers you various small streets to visit Paris in love. From its church, the oldest parish church in Paris, you can find the rue de l’abbaye, which allows you to reach one of the most charming and romantic squares in Paris, the Place de Fürstenberg. In its centre, four trees surround a five-blistered street lamp, one of the only ones in the city.
At nightfall, its lighting on the square is particularly romantic. During the day, the florist offers you the possibility to offer a flower to your companion (yes, men also appreciate flowers). Just next door, hidden behind a building, in the former apartment of the great romantic painter Eugène Delacroix, is the museum of the same name.
To the south of Paris, the immense Montsouris park is a landmark where many couples go to lie down in the grass, and dream for two when looking at the sky. During the guided tour of Parc Montsouris followed by the Butte aux Cailles, your guide will take you through the many hidden and unusual little streets to the Butte aux Cailles district. Alone and accompanied by your guide, you will discover this place perched on a hill, a real street art field where many artists express themselves on the walls. A colourful open-air museum, picturesque and little known.
From the Luxembourg garden to the arenas of Lutèce, the Latin Quarter is a real breeding ground for magical places to spend an excellent time together. In the guided tour of the Luxembourg garden, the keewego guides will show you the winding paths with their many statues and abundant vegetation that are numerous in the district. During your walk under the chestnut trees, discover the Medici fountain, the replica of the Statue of Liberty, the Palais du Luxembourg….
Another guided tour I offer you is the one of rue Mouffetard, one of the oldest and most lively streets in Paris, by day and by night. It is another Paris that you will discover, the one of happy couples.
Trendy, eclectic and guardian of historical treasures, the Marais is a unique district, perfect for a romantic visit to Paris. With its many shopping streets, second-hand clothing stores and alleys that lead to essential monuments such as the Place des Vosges or the Church of Saint Paul Saint-Louis, it allows all couples to escape for a privileged moment. And if you’re hungry, the neighbourhood is full of restaurants with decoration as elaborate as the menu. Everything or almost everything in this historic corner of Paris has been designed to allow you to discover a romantic and attractive Paris.
Keewego.com offers you different routes to visit the Marais and enjoy this unique, purely Parisian experience.
Rain and Paris is almost a love story. Personally, I have always found that Paris even under the rain had a crazy, almost electric charm. And then it will allow you to take shelter in pairs under an umbrella, and it must be admitted that it is difficult to do better as a romantic cliché. As for the corners to visit when you are tired of being outside when it rains, you can use the many covered passages of Paris. They will allow you to be safe and share an intimate moment over a hot drink in the many bars and restaurants that have kept their decoration, and their atmosphere of the 1800s, the time of their popular heyday.
To the north-east of Paris, a park deserves your full attention. Buttes Chaumont is an English-style park with its irregular and vegetated shapes, its waterfall and its artificial island dominated by the small Roman temple of Sybil. Strolling around, lying on the grass, or sitting on the heights to admire Paris, and its roofs are highly recommended to enjoy romantic moments.
To continue visiting Paris as a couple, you can reach the Mouzaïa district, from the exit of the Buttes Chaumont park at the intersection of Botzaris and Crimea streets. From there, a secret place unknown to tourists, built around Mouzaïa Street, offers the few visitors a set of houses surrounded by greenery. A place with a country feel in the heart of Paris. Amazement and surprise guaranteed.
If the quays of the Seine are generally ideal for a romantic visit to Paris, I advise you to cycle through them from east to west on our guided tour. By taking the cycle paths, you will discover many Parisian monuments such as the Louvre and Orsay museums, the Eiffel Tower, the Arts Bridge, Place Dauphine etc…. With your guide, you go at your own pace, you take souvenir photos whenever you want… all this in order to enjoy your stay.
Ile Saint-Louis does not have as many remarkable historical sites as Ile de la Cité. And that’s what makes it so attractive to visit Paris as a couple because it’s forgotten by the crowd. On its western tip, you have the choice between the quays below – only accessible by foot – and Louis Arago Square, to enjoy a moment of complicity in the greatest of calms.
Alternatively, you can explore the entire island to discover its majestic bridges, unusual streets and church on a guided tour.
Here, I have made my love for Paris speak for itself and I invite you once again to join the local guides who will help you discover this magical city. They will be delighted to discuss with you at their favourite places and their good addresses so that your romantic visit to Paris can continue even after your guided tour. Because love is above all about sharing.
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