Three days in Paris for couples - Day 1

Museum visit, lunch on a terrace, a walk on the Butte Montmartre or around Notre-Dame, evening at a cabaret…

Treat yourself to a visit to a famous museum or must-see monument in Paris. The Paris Museum Pass gives you free access, without queuing, to more than 60 cultural sites: the Louvre museum, Musée d’Orsay, Musée de l’Orangerie, the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte at Invalides

Then, if the weather is nice, enjoy the pleasure of dining out on a terrace at the Saut du Loup or Café Marly; if not, take refuge in one of Paris’s historic covered shopping arcadesfor a timeless walk. Stroll around Montmartre or Notre-Dame or why not hire a guide to show you around?

Then round off the day with an unforgettable cabaret evening at the Moulin Rouge or the Crazy Horse.

The Louvre for couples

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The Louvre is full of couples in love, from the paintings on the walls to the visitors strolling around the galleries. On the ground floor, the Galerie Michel-Ange houses one of the masterpieces of 18th-century Italian sculpture: Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss, by Antonio Canova. Hand in hand, enjoy the enchanting tranquillity of rooms dedicated to French paintings, where you can admire the ‘courtship party’ scenes by Watteau and Fragonard.

For a more romantic atmosphere, enjoy a late-night visit on Wednesday or Friday when the museum is open until 10pm. It is always less crowded in the evenings and has a unique, intimate atmosphere. You can also get a fantastic view of Pei’s pyramid.

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A stroll through Paris’s historic covered shopping arcades and galleries

Paris, Galerie Vivienne © OTCP -  Marc Bertrand

Paris’s historic covered shopping arcades are beautiful places full of cabinets of curiosities, art galleries, shop cum workshops, and old bistros.

Passage des Panoramas, Passage Verdeau and Passage Jouffroy are among the most famous in the city. Also, be sure to discover the tiny Passage Molière and elegant Passage du Grand-Cerf.

Built in 1823, the galerie Vivienne is an enchanting place for a walk, measuring 176 metres. With skylights and a period mosaic floor, the gallery boasts sophisticated shops, a bookshop, a small delicatessen, a restaurant and Parisian bistro, and a tea room serving snacks, afternoon tea, and brunch.

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A romantic drive in a convertible Citroen 2CV

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A small spluttering car built between 1948 and 1990, the 2CV is now one of the most iconic images of France.

With their fleet of entirely-renovated retro vehicles and their elegant and friendly drivers, 4 Roues sous 1 Parapluiespecializes in guided tours and will take you on a trip around Paris and the surrounding Paris region. 

Unusual routes, themed walks, picnic baskets, tastings … choose from a huge range of tempting offers. Why not opt for a ‘romantic drive’, departing from your hotel or from Place de l’Opéra Garnier, and travelling through little back streets to see the most beautiful sights in Paris?

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A mythical walk in Montmartre

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, Paris © OTCP - Daniel Thierry

With its flights of steps, cobbled streets, and green patches, the village de Montmartre, overlooked by the Sacré-Coeur, is an extremely romantic setting.

Wander around the area and discover Avenue Junot and  its art deco houses, the villa Léandre, Moulin de la Galette, the Bateau-Lavoir, and the ‘I Love You’wall written in 280 languages in Square Jehan Rictus (place des Abbesses)…

A few minutes’ walk away, stop by the Hôtel Amour. As well as 24 bedrooms decorated by artists, it has a trendy cafe and restaurant on the ground floor featuring a pretty courtyard and terrace.

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An unforgettable evening at the Crazy Horse cabaret (reopens on 21 October 2021)

Affiche du Crazy Horse, Paris © OTCP - Stéphane Cardinale

Paris wouldn’t be Paris without its legendary cabarets. Opened in 1951, mid-way between the Champs-Elysées and Pont de l’Alma, the Crazy Horse is one of the most avant-garde cabarets in Paris.

Traditional magic and ventriloquists acts are performed, and their current show ‘Désirs‘, dedicated to feminine charm, includes talent from the biggest fashion designers including the famous shoemaker, Christian Louboutin.

Extend your visit to this dazzling cabaret with a dinner and show package with restaurants Chez Francis and Fouquet’s, or a  dinner cruise deal with Bateaux-Mouches.

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A memorable night at the Moulin Rouge (reopens on 10 September 2021)

Moulin Rouge - French Cancan

Head to the legendary Moulin Rouge for a typically Parisian night out together.

Their current revue ‘Féerie’ is amazing: 80 artistes, including the famous Doriss Girls, 1,000 feather costumes, rhinestones, and sequins. The leader of the revue and her troupe perform a show featuring several tableaux, including the Pirates scene, high-wire acrobats, and comedy numbers, like the one performed by the scandalous character, La Goulue.  And the climax of the show: a wild performance of the French cancan!

Depending on your budget, several options are available: the ‘Féerie’ revue only (with or without champagne, at 9pm or 11pm) or dinner (at 7pm) followed by the show.

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