A romantic getaway in Paris

Historic districts, secret gardens, picturesque spots ...The most romantic places in the capital for you!

Coming to Paris for a romantic weekend? There are plenty of possibilities to enjoy a romantic walk. From historic districts and hidden gardens to covered passages and picturesque sites – there’s no shortage of ideas!

Treat yourselves to a guided tour of the most beautiful places in Paris. Admire the city’s distinctive Hausmann-era architecture, stroll among the remarkable Art Nouveau buildings of the former village of Passy, or opt for more of a country walk as you explore the district of Belleville!

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Montmartre, a village of love

La Maison Rose

In the north of the city, the district of Montmartre has a delightful villagey atmosphere that attracts visitors from around the world. Lovebirds adore getting lost in the narrow bohemian streets winding up to the steps of the Butte leading to the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur (also accessible by The little train of Paris Montmartre). And there is all the fun of a  merry-go-round ride in the pretty Place des Abbesses. In this square is the ‘Mur des je t’aime’ (I Love You Wall), designed by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito. This famous mosaic has ‘I love you’ written in more than 250 different languages. To immortalize your Montmartre getaway, get your portrait drawn by one of the artists at Place du Tertre. Nearby is the charming Musée de la Vie romantique, in a tranquil setting where time seems to have stood still.

After your walk, enjoy a romantic dinner in one of Montmartre’s iconic restaurants. Options include La Mère Catherine, set in a 15th-century former presbytery, the restaurant of the Terrass Hotel, offering a panoramic view over the rooftops of Paris, or La Bonne Franquette, where you can soak up the typical ambiance of old Montmartre.

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The Marais, the pearl of old Paris

Le Marais © A. Dupont

Located in the centre of the capital, the Marais district is both trendy and historic, attracting lovebirds with its narrow passages, townhouses, famous monuments and museums. For the grand finale of your walk, head to Place des Vosges and its arcades, housing the former home of Victor Hugo and the Square Louis XIII garden at the centre. A romantic must-see!  Let Artybot guide you through an unusual romantic journey in the heart of the Marais, for a most romantic experience punctuated by challenges, historical anecdotes, and romantic discussions.

Looking for a romantic restaurant in the Marais? Try Qui plume la lune (1 Michelin star). For a more relaxed atmosphere try the Café Charlot, a former boulangerie now a typical Parisian bistro, or the Nord Marais, one of the district’s trending bar-restaurants.

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The timeless charm of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Café Les Deux Magots, Paris © OTCP - David Lefranc

In the heart of the Left Bank in the 6th arrondissement, Saint-Germain des Prés is another romantic district, well-known to those nostalgic about the Paris of yesteryear! This district has a rich history as a meeting place for artists and intellectuals, who loved gathering at Deux Magots and Café du Flore, frequented by writers and artists such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Pablo Picasso and Simone de Beauvoir.

Very near the Saint-Sulpice church, discover one of the best-preserved places in the capital that houses the studio of the painter Eugène Delacroix: the romantic Place de Furstenberg.

To round off this delightful walk, book a table at one of Saint-Germain-des-Prés’ romantic restaurants – Japanese chef Kosuke Nabeta’s Sola (1 Michelin star), for example, or Lapérouse, whose richly decorated private dining rooms make the perfect setting for a dinner for two.

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The magic of covered passages

Passage des Princes

An original idea for a stroll on a romantic weekend in Paris: explore the covered passages and galleries, those pretty shopping arcades with their glass roofs.

Head for the Bourse district – the historical Paris stock exchange – in the 2nd arrondissement, for a walk through the authentic and charming covered passageways. Here you can experience  the ambiance of the belle époque. With glass roofs, charming boutiques and special atmosphere, these period shopping arcades are a delight to wander through. Couples love to saunter through with their arms around each other, away from the noise of the city. Ideal for rainy days! One not to be missed is the Galerie Vivienne which, with its superb mosaics, is one of the finest in the capital. The Passage des Panoramas is a gourmet paradise, being home to a number of foodie addresses, including a bistro, tea room and wine bar. Other covered passageways can be found in Paris, particularly in the 9th arrondissement.
Tempted by a walk off the beaten track?

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The spirit of the countryside in Paris

Couple se promenant dans la cité des fleurs, Paris

For a romantic escapade far from the hustle and bustle of the city, there are several districts in Paris with a ‘villagey’ atmosphere. In the south, the Butte-aux-Cailles (13th) is a hilltop corner of paradise. With its cobbled streets lined with small houses and little gardens full of flowers, it is popular with couples. The picturesque Mouffetard district (5th), with its old houses and narrow, winding streets, is reminiscent of bygone villages. And leafy Charonne village (20th) has such a peaceful, bucolic atmosphere, you could almost be in the country. Other pockets of greenery in Paris include the Mouzaïa district (19th), little-known to tourists like La Campagne à Paris (literally, the countryside in Paris), in the 20th arrondissement.

In the east of the city, a must see is the Père-Lachaise cemetery. This unusual place to visit is a pleasant place for lovers winding paths are the graves of famous men and women, including Proust, Jim Morrison, Colette, Fréderic Chopin and Héloïse and Abélard … An opportunity to lose yourself in mystical contemplation.


Chateau de Fontainebleau - Exterieur jardin, Paris © Chateau de Fontainebleau

There’s no shortage of ideas for a romantic weekend near Paris either! The Paris region has an abundance of castles, forests and pretty villages that are perfect for a romantic getaway.

Discover for example the medieval town of Provins, a Unesco world heritage site, the Domaine de Chantilly with its chateau, park and stables, or Fontainebleau, famous not only for its history-charged chateau but also for its vast forest and surrounding villages. Among these is Barbizon, where many of the Impressionists, charmed by the site’s beauty, came to paint ‘from nature’. Don’t miss the grandiose chateau and gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte, where you might even be able to enjoy a candlelit dinner, or the enchanting lakes, immortalized by Impressionist painter Camille Corot, on the edge of the town of Ville-d’Avray.

Find out more: Discovering the Chateaux of the Paris region


Incentive activities

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Domaine la Bouche du Roi

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Flo Sortelle Photographe

Video, films, photos
NC, Paris, 75000

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Foxtrail Paris

Guided tours

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Guided tours

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Les Deux Magots

6 place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, 75006

Created in 1884, the cafe-restaurant Les Deux Magots is one of the symbols of Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood. Its Art Deco......


Guided tours

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Le Libre promeneur

Guided tours
  • Montmartre - La Chapelle

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Maison de Victor Hugo

Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée - 6 place des Vosges, Paris, 75004

Situated in the prestigious Place de Vosges in the heart of the Marais district, the Maison de Victor Hugo invites visitors into......

Musée de la Vie romantique

Hôtel Scheffer-Renan - 16 rue Chaptal, Paris, 75009

The Musée de la Vie Romantique is located in the house of the painter Ary Scheffer, built in 1830. Situated in Pigalle, in the......

Musée national Eugène Delacroix

6 rue de Furstenberg, Paris, 75006

The Musée National Eugène-Delacroix is housed in the apartment and studio where Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) lived and worked for......

Place des Abbesses

Place (square)
Place des Abbesses, Paris, 75018

30 metres beneath ground, in the deepest metro station in Paris, lifts are available, but the valiant walker climbs the staircase......

Place du Tertre

Place (square)
Place du Tertre, Paris, 75018

Here, folklore is in full swing, between the restaurant terraces and asels belonging to the artists who share 140 spaces, giving......

Quartier du Marais

Street, area of interest
Le Marais, Paris, 75004

The Marais district gets its name from its location: once a marshland (‘marais’), it has been inhabited ever since it was drained......

Quartier Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Street, area of interest
Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, 75006

A visit to the area should begin with the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Its tower and nave constitute some of the oldest......

Place des Vosges

Place (square)
Place des Vosges, Paris, 75004

It is the Crown jewel of a district that is not lacking in attractions! The Place des Vosges is one of the oldest squares in......

Quartier Mouffetard

Street, area of interest
Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 75005

Busy rue Mouffetard, one of the French capital's oldest streets, gently guides you down a slope of Montagne Sainte Geneviève, one......

Butte Montmartre

Street, area of interest
Parvis du Sacré-Coeur, Paris, 75018

Montmartre is a district full of authentic charm, famous for the Sacré-Coeur basilica and a magnificent view of Paris. For the......

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre

Place of worship
Parvis du Sacré-Coeur - 35 rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris, 75018

The Sacré-Coeur, consecrated in 1919, is one of the most iconic monuments in Paris. At the top of the Butte Montmarte, it has one......

Le mur des je t'aime

Square Jehan Rictus, Paris, 75018

The I Love You Wall, a work of art conceived by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito, is a must-see for couples from all over the world......

Passage des Panoramas

Park, garden, promenade
11 boulevard Montmartre, Paris, 75002

An hommage to strollers and curious walkers, the Passage des Panoramas is considered the first covered walkway in Paris. Built in......

Cimetière du Père Lachaise

Park, garden, promenade
Face au 21 boulevard de Ménilmontant, Paris, 75020

The Père Lachaise cemetery takes its name from King Louis XIV's confessor, Father François d'Aix de La Chaise. It is the most......

La Campagne à Paris

Street, area of interest
Rue du Père Prosper Enfantin - Rue Irénée Blanc - Rue Mondonville - Rue Jules Siegfried, Paris, 75020

This delightful parcel of land was once a housing estate perched on the heights of Porte de Bagnolet. Previously a working class......

Quartier de la Mouzaïa

Street, area of interest
Rue de Mouzaïa, Paris, 75019

Built around the rue Michel Hidalgo and rue de la Mouzaia, the La Mouzaïa district, with a so-called Algerian place name, is just......

Quartier de La Butte aux Cailles

Street, area of interest
Rue des Cinq Diamants - Rue de la Butte aux Cailles, Paris, 75013

The Butte aux Cailles is located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, between the Place d'Italie and the Parc Montsouris. This......

Café de Flore

172 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 75006

The Café de Flore is one of two cafes, with its eternal neighbour the two maggots, legendary venues in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. In......

Galerie Vivienne

Park, garden, promenade
4 rue des Petits-Champs, Paris, 75002

Galerie Vivienne, built in 1823, is one of the most iconic covered arcades in Paris. In a peaceful location, behind the......