The Most Romantic Places to Stay in Paris
When it comes to love, the City of Love claims it as its own, but where can you find the best places to stay in Paris for couples?
Paris is, and will always be, one of the most romantic destinations on the planet. The era of romanticism saw poets and painters celebrate the city as one rich in emotion and aesthetic charm, with the very language of France becoming synonymous with love and poetic romance. Couples will find no end to Paris’ romantic offerings; from beautiful, manicured gardens to elegant wineries, the City of Love does what it says on the tin. The perfect spot for a proposal (no pressure), honeymoon or simply a romantic getaway, we here at Plum have crafted a guide to help you discover the most romantic places to stay in Paris, as well as the best things to do once you're there.
Romantic Plum homes in Paris
This apartment, set over two floors, is the perfect size for a couple looking for romantic places to stay in Paris. Le Belleville is a real character with its little courtyard, mezzanine and vast windows. Located in one of Paris' hippest neighbourhoods, Oberkampf, you'll be one of the coolest couples in town surrounded by some of the most frequented bars and restaurants around.
Monsieur & Madame Duplex
An ideal setting for those wanting to stay in one of Paris' hottest and trendiest neighbourhoods, South Pigalle, with all the home comforts needed for a relaxing night in with a bottle of wine. Monsieur & Madame Duplex is a small yet elegant apartment boasting a charming vintage feel full of retro and eclectic pieces. The neighbourhood's finest brasseries, neo-bistros and cocktail bars are right on your doorstep, ready for date night.
Rue des Filles du Calvaire
Situated in the oh-so-charming Marais, this spacious and art-filled apartment is a dream setting for any creative couple. You'll find plenty of art galleries, concept stores like Merci and trendy restaurants right on your doorstep so get readu for some exploring. Formerly a warehouse, this home features statement pillars and steel windows as well as elements of regal Hausmannian architecture. The open-plan living room and kitchen are expertly decorated and modern artworks are displayed throughout.
Quai des Celestins II
If you're looking to stay in a home with one of the most striking views of Paris' Left Bank in one of the city's most sought-after locations, Quai des Celestins II is the one for you. Featuring a sprawling living room, two spacious bathrooms and even a dressing room, this luxury home in Paris is an ideal space for a couple ready to live the high life during their trip to Paris.
Romantic Restaurants in Paris
Right the bustling heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Brasserie Balzar is one of the most authentic eateries you'll find in Paris. Open since 1886, this small restaurant proudly serves delicious Parisian delicacies made with the finest ingredients. Enjoy everything from escargot to a niçoise salad in this thoroughly French food heaven.
La Belle Hortense
The Marais' much-loved La Belle Hortense offers a tranquil escape from the busy streets. Known as a haven for literature buffs, the walls are lined with both classic and contemporary books to enjoy while you eat. The wine list is vast and the food tasty - the prices are a little high, but worth it for the unique (and of course, romantic) experience.
Le Blue Valentine
Come on, how could a restaurant with a name like this not make it onto our list? Enjoy a refined minimalist menu featuring dishes like delicate foie gras, locally sourced fish and unique desserts. Whatever you choose, you're guaranteed to get an exquisite taste of Paris’ culinary landscape.
Romantic Things to Do in Paris
Montmartre's hill gives its name to the famous surrounding district. Explore the miniature palaces, gorgeous boutique shops, galleries and narrow cobbled streets of this quintessentially Parisian hub that artists flocked (and continue to flock) to.
Les Jardins du Luxembourg
These tranquil gardens offer a welcome break from city life. Take a stroll through the perfectly manicured flower beds or pick up some local produce and enjoy a picnic on the lush green lawn.
Parc des Buttes au Chaumont
For the outdoorsy types, Parc des Buttes au Chaumont offers a vast green open space with elevated views of the cityscape. Enjoy the immaculate flower beds, stroll around the lake, visit Temple Sybille or enjoy (another) picnic on the sloping lawns of the main parc area. Bliss.
Romantic hotels in Paris
Hotel Grand Amour
What better hotel to enjoy a romantic getaway than one that has ‘love’ in its name? Hotel Grand Amour is a boutique hotel in the offbeat but ever trendy 10e arrondissement.
Hotel de la Paix Tour Eiffel
If you’re looking for that quintessential Paris-from-the-movies experience, few hotels fit the bill quite as well as this one. Housed in a traditional Parisian building, Hotel de la Paix Tour Eiffel has great views of one of the most romantic places in Paris, the Eiffel Tower.
Hotel du Petit Moulin
From the designer Christian Lacroix comes Hotel du Petit Moulin - a decadent boutique hotel nestled in the heart of the Marais. This exclusive venue offers impeccable service and 17 boldly different guest rooms and it's just a stone's throw away from both Musée Picasso and Place des Vosges too.
Has this list of the romantic places to stay in Paris and how to spend your time there tempted you to a trip? (We can't say we're surprised.) All you need to do now is choose the perfect Plum home to stay in. Take a look at our carefully curated collection of romantic homes in Paris and let us help you plan your perfect trip. If those romantic holidays are behind you and you're planning a trip to Paris for the whole family instead, we can help with that too.