"Do not seek the because – in love there is no because."
- Anaïs Nin
Inspiring the greatest poets, artists, and writers in history, Paris rivals Rome and Venice in the romance department. We daren’t begin to count the movies and books that have been inspired by Paris’s greatest love stories. (We’d be here all day and we’ve fancy love nests to get to.) Romance is in Paris’s very fibre and being; it’s in the buildings and it’s in the air.
When looking for a romantic getaway - be it for a weekend or a whole month - Paris will almost certainly be near the top of the list of choice destinations. If it’s not, let us say, “Quelle surprise!” and move on. Because, if you give yourself the time to think about how many have fallen in love or been in love on Paris’s streets, you’d know why it’s the right city for a romance in bloom.
Vava stands for Venez Avec Votre Amour, meaning “come with your love”. Candlelit fine dining just off of Rue Lepic
Balcony views and brick walls set the scene for this cozy little love nest at the bottom of the hills of Montmartre.
Moustache is a cocoon of warmth and tranquility, serving steak par excellence and Saint-Joseph wine
Named after the movie that inspires a love of Paris, this cosy apartment and its view of Notre-Dame is ideal for lovers in search of the Hollywood romance.
Chez Papa Jazz Club is an atmospheric jazz institution! French cuisine in an ancient building tucked away in Saint-Germain?
Bay windows with a comfy seat for reading look out onto the hidden passage shared with the city’s oldest café, once frequented by Voltaire.
L'affineur Affine gives "cheesy romance” a whole new meaning - that meaning is the best in charcuterie, cheese, and wine
Located in the now-trendy SoPi (South Pigalle) area, this plush duplex has an on-site concierge and charmingly refined vintage-feel.
Rainettes is a small restaurant serving traditional cuisine. A unique vibe made for couples who enjoy being just a little bit different.
Found on the Marais’ most exclusive and visionary square, with a historically beautiful view such as this one, you’ll find it hard to leave the house.
Romantic Secrets: Relaxing together at the Place des Vosges is one of the most cited ways to spend time with your beau the Parisian way. Here, the square and its fountain are right on your doorstep. If you’re lucky, it’ll be a day when one of the harpists are out.
Le Bar 1905 was founded in 1905. This refurbished wine cellar is in the heart of the Marais and makes for one unique date.
Scandi Chic popped with colour, its snug TV room is made for cosy nights in with a shared bottle of red and a Genet.
Romantic Secrets: The Marais as a whole is a quaintly romantic retreat with narrow streets and art galleries everywhere. You’re literally minutes from the river where you might see the swans as you share a sugary crêpe or two.
Fellini is one of the finest Italian restaurants in Paris. Providing generous portions in a classically romantic setting.
Art enthusiasts will love this characteristic one-bedroom with exposed beams and stone walls, less than a mile from the Louvre.
Le Restaurant @ l’Hotel is a small Michelin Star restaurant whose setting and cuisine define the very word, “Romance.”
Opposite the Luxembourg Gardens, this luxury apartment is aimed at couples who enjoy early morning walks in glorious Parisian parks and cosy nights in.
Romantic Secrets: During the winter, the Pavillon de la Fontaine Paris in the Jardin du Luxembourg is a ghost café. Most of Paris - tourists and locals - are still in bed or out of the city limits. The Pavillion will keep you both warm while providing excellent coffee (and a complimentary lollipop.)