For couples looking to experience a romantic getaway, Paris will not disappoint them with its history, picturesque buildings, riverside strolls and beautiful views. The trick to achieving a romantic trip in Paris is to not try and schedule too many activities and sight-seeing tours, so that you can relax and enjoy the city without rushing from place to place. Here are some relaxing ideas to add to your romantic Paris trip.
Cruises on the Seine
Enjoy a cruise that combines sight-seeing, entertainment and food into one inclusive price. Sit back and relax with a glass of champagne as you travel down the Seine, past such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais, Orsay Museum, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Bercy. Some cruises offer delectable three-course French dinners and an enchanted evening of viewing the city at night. Cruises vary in duration, but average from three to five hours long.
Guided Tours of the City
There are many romantic tours throughout the day or into the evening in Paris that can be done by bus, bikes or on foot . There are even romantic carriage ride tours of the city that last between one to two hours. Two famous sites that should be included on the tour are the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees, as both have such enticing atmospheres for couples to enjoy a romantic moment. Of course, you cannot see Paris without at least seeing the city from the top of the Eiffel Tower in a warm embrace as the breeze sweeps by.
Wine and Dine
Paris features many unique restaurants and cafes throughout the city that can enhance any romantic trip. From the traditional cafes in the stone buildings to four-star restaurants, couples will enjoy their experience in a country famous for its food and wine. One of the most romantic restaurants is the 58 Tour Eiffel, which is located right on the famous Eiffel Tower. Evenings are especially romantic, as you will sit in the restaurant under diffused lighting from its ceiling of clouds to find yourself surrounded by glass walls that oversee the city’s remarkable display of lights. Another notable romantic restaurant is the Brasserie de I’Ile Sainte-Louis on Quai de Bourbon, which features a terrace overlooking the Seine and an excellent menu selection.