Paris, the city of love. The reason Paris is described in these terms is because it’s a city imbued with exceptional beauty. It owes this to its impressive apartment buildings, whose architecture works to charming effect, and to its romantic districts. Thousands of couples arrive ready to enjoy an exceptional holiday break experience in these parts of the city each year.
Planning to visit Paris with your partner for Valentine’s Day or another special occasion of some sort yourself? If yes, here are five districts you simply have to see.
The Champs-Élysées district
This is the most popular tourist areas in Paris. If you’ve ever explored Paris, you can’t possibly have missed visiting this district. Love… is also beauty. The Champs-Élysées district is home to “the world’s most beautiful avenue”.
A good place to begin is at the foot of the famous Arc de Triomphe at Place Charles-de-Gaulle, from where you can then continue on towards Place de la Concorde. You’ll have the chance to stop and admire the wares on offer at a variety of famous French fashion stores. It could be the opportunity to treat yourself to something special. You can also stop for lunch somewhere if you like, before then heading on up Avenue Montaigne.
The Marais district
A historic district of the City of Light, Le Marais is a charming place to visit together as a couple. It extends across parts of both the 3rd and 4th arrondissements. Lying right at the heart of Paris, Le Marais is dotted with magnificent buildings dating from the Renaissance.
It’s one of the capital’s trendiest districts and receives large numbers of tourists and visitors. Hand-in-hand with your partner, you’ll be able to visit the district’s many museums and admire its wonderful hotels and historic buildings and monuments. Le Marai’s narrow little streets are simply guaranteed to delight. When you visit, be sure to stop off at Place des Vosges at some point. The arcades and the paths through the gardens are especially romantic. And above all, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Square Louis XIII.
The Montmartre district
This romantic district has been made famous by the many movies that have been shot there. The district is also popular for its rich artistic history. Its bright colors, the breathtaking vantage points it offers over Paris, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, the artists quarter: these are all reasons why couples flock to this district in droves.
Don’t miss the chance of going for a ride on the carousel at Place des Abbesses on the way to La Pigalle. One place you must go on your trip is the Mur des je t’aime (the I Love You Wall). You can see this magical phrase translated into 280 different languages there. Another place you’ll be able to visit is the very beautiful Musée de la Vie romantique (Museum of Romantic Life) in the 9th arrondissement.
The Saint-Germain-Des-Prés district
The romantic Saint-Germain-Des-Prés district is located in the 6th arrondissement, which is on Paris’s south bank. Time seems to have stood still in this historic district neighboring the Latin Quarter.
Initially, it was artists and art lovers who first began gathering together here. These artists, over time, enabled romanticism to develop and flourish in the district. Simone de Beauvoir, Pablo Picasso and Eugène Delacroix all expressed themselves through their art here. Don’t miss the opportunity to round off your visit with a trip to Place de Furstenberg. Treat yourself to an instant of pure romanticism by visiting the greenhouses at the Jardin du Luxembourg near the Odéon Théâtre de l’Europe.
The Mouffetard district
The Mouffetard district is located in the 5th arrondissement and is one of the most picturesque and romantic places in the capital. Stroll hand-in-hand through its little cobbled streets and treat yourselves to a wonderful moment of leisurely relaxation. On Rue Mouffetard itself, you’ll have the chance to buy souvenirs or enjoy the delicious pleasures of a romantic meal in one of the many restaurants found all along it. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Medici Fountain, a royal fountain built by French queen Marie de’ Medici. It’s a place where love flows from its very source!
Tour Paris in two days together as a couple
The best way to see and enjoy the various districts we’ve just described to you is by touring the city by bus, as this means you can get off whenever you like in the various different romantic areas of the city.
The advantage of a one-, two- or three-day bus pass is that it allows you to get off and on at the best places in the capital during your visit. There are buses every 15 minutes, and you can plan your tour route using our interactive map.
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