What to do in Paris on Valentine’s day.

Looking for some inspiration on how to spend Valentine’s here in Paris? Well look no further. Below are a variety of experiences you can enjoy with your partner, or with friends!

Before we get to it, here are three top tips when visiting: 

  1. Make reservations in advance so as to not miss out. 
  2. Dress warmly – February in Paris can be very cold and windy, do not be fooled by the sun! 
  3. Dine indoors – although the Parisian lifestyle is portrayed through coffees and hot chocolates outside on the terrace, in February, this just isn’t possible! Enjoy the interior of your restaurant/café in the warmth. 

And with that said, here is a list of ideas to help you enjoy this special day!

→ Take a walk in one of the city’s parks

Despite being a city, Paris has numerous parks with beautiful flowers and well cut grass. Get away from the hustle and bustle of Paris, and enjoy a romantic stroll in one of the parks below.

Parc Monceau

Stone bridge over a river in the Parc Monceau

Jardins du Luxembourg

View of colourful flowers with the senate building in the background

Parc des Buttes Chaumont

A rocky island positioned in the middle of the lake at the centre of the park

Jardins des Tuileries

Overview of the Tuilerie Gardens with the Eiffel tower in the distance

→ Go to a museum

Need to warm up a bit? Why not admire beautiful artworks of famous artists with your partner? Here are a few of our favourite – and romantic! – museums:

L’Orangerie

Inside the museum, with Monet's waterlily paintings

Musée Rodin

Room showcasing Rodin's sculptures

Musée de la Vie Romantique

Facade of the museum with green shutters

→ Take a private chocolate and pastry tour

Book a private chocolate tour with us and explore St Germain-des-Prés with a local foodie expert. We’ll take you to some of the best chocolate and pastry shops in the city, old and new. Message us for more information and come hungry, lots of eating included!

→ Enjoy panoramic views of the city

Although the Eiffel Tower does have a great view, you might actually want to see it within your panorama. Here are some of the best views of Paris, with the Eiffel Tower included:

Dome of the Pantheon

Inside the museum, with Monet's waterlily paintings

Arc de Triomphe

Enjoy cocktails and the views from the terrace of Coeur Sacré in Montmartre

Have breakfast or cocktails at the rooftop bar of the Peninsula Hotel

→ Enjoy a stroll around Montmartre
Once a village, it’s still one of the most romantic areas in the city!

Don’t miss the I Love You Wall at Abbesses – I love you written in 250 languages!

Two people standing in front of the blue "I love you" wall with white writing

Snap a picture in front of the iconic metro station at Abbesses. It’s one of only 3 remaining in the city and has just been completely renovated

Stroll around the famous Artist’s Square on the Place du Tertre, and if you see one you like the look of, why not get your portrait drawn by one of the artists!

Check out the tiny vineyard at the Clos Montmartre

Appreciate the sweeping views of the city from the steps of the Sacré Coeur

Enjoy lunch or a drink at La Maison Rose

La Maison Rose as the sun sets

End your evening with cocktails in the lovely hidden gardens of Le Très Particulier

Interior of the café très particulier with plush red chairs and greenery

→ Champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower

A very special place, and an evening you definitely won’t forget! Book your ticket to go up the summit of the Eiffel Tower, to the Bar à Champagne where they offer you the chance to enjoy a glass of champagne with a breathtaking view of Paris at an altitude of 276m.

An unforgettable festive moment!

→ Restaurants overlooking the Eiffel Tower

Here are a few recommendations of places to enjoy a meal with breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower.

Bonnie $$$

Interior of the restaurant with a panoramic view over Paris

Les Ombres $$$$

Rooftop terrace of the restaurant looking straight onto the Eiffel Tower

Girafe Restaurant $$$$

On the terrace of the restaurant looking straight onto the Eiffel Tower

L’Oiseau Blanc $$$$ 

Inside the restaurant with views overlooking the Eiffel Tower

Or book a table at Madame Brasserie on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy dinner with the Iron Lady herself!

→ Dinner or champagne cruise on the seine 

A very romantic way to enjoy your afternoon/evening with loved ones! We recommend booking with either the Bateaux Parisiens or the Vedettes de Paris. 

Note: the dinner cruises can get a bit pricey!

→ Watch a cabaret show

When in Paris, a cabaret show has to be on the cards! Here are a few recommendations of places to go and watch one of these incredible shows:

Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge from the street in front

Lido

Cabaret Canaille

Crazy Horse

→ See a romantic movie

Or instead, hit the cinema and watch a romantic movie! We recommend these hidden, more authentic cinemas in Paris:

Ciné Chaplin

Inside a cinema with the big screen and red chairs

Le Champo

Studio Galande