Valentine’s Day in Paris: 10 great original ideas

Some original ideas for you for a Valentine’s Day with a difference

Paris is reputed to be the most romantic city in the world. With picture postcard scenery, great restaurants, cosy spots ... the city is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day in February. But if, on this occasion, you want to get off the beaten path and surprise your beloved, we have selected some original ideas for you to enjoy an exceptional time in Paris with your Valentine.

Run hand-in-hand at the Parc de la Villette

Foulée de course à pied © fotolia

On your marks at 8am for the Valentine’s Day race at the Parc de la Villette! Participants run 10 km or 5 if they are in a couple, with pom-pom girls and entertainment along the way. Out of breath and no partner? No need to worry: ‘Operation Cupid’ will make sure you have a running partner so that you won’t finish alone!

Registration: €15

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Spend an evening filled with LOVE at the Musée Rodin

The Kiss by Rodin, jardin des Tuileries, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, the Musée Rodin will be extending its opening hours for a unique romantic evening! In honour of the romantic relationship between Rodin the most sensual sculptor of his time and Camille Claudel, the museum is organizing a special exhibition itinerary highlighting the written correspondence between the two lovers. A romantic tour of a collection of major artworks.

Rates: €15-20

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Sip a cocktail in the frosty atmosphere of the bar Kube

Le Kube - Groupe Les Hotels de Paris - Ice Kube Bar 2, Paris © OTCP

For a change from evenings by the fireside, why not spend an evening with your Valentine in the frosty bar of the Hôtel Kube?! Put on a warm coat and cosy up for a delicious cocktail served in iced glasses. A unique experience!

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Enjoy a massage at the Spa dans le noir

Spa Dans le noir, Paris © Olivier Merzoug

With its ‘I love you’ package’, the Spa dans le noir invites you to experience a relaxing moment for two... in total darkness! Enjoy pampering your senses with a hammam and bespoke massage away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. And if you wish, you can extend the pleasure with a meal together, also in complete darkness.

From €147

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Frissonner au Manoir de Paris

Le Manoir de Paris - Décor chaines, Paris © LE MANOIR DE PARIS

There’s no better excuse for a reassuring embrace from a loved one than a dark, scary atmosphere. With Le Manoir de Paris and its twenty or so actors, you will relive a terrible Parisian mystery from the past at their ‘Dark Valentine Night’.

From €20

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Discover the west of Paris by helicopter

Helipass - Paris tour, Paris © OTCP

Fly away together to see Paris from the air. Fly over the most famousmonuments in the west of Paris with an exciting helicopter ride with Hélicoptère Helipass! A magical tour in the air above the Parc des Princes, Longchamp racecourse, Versailles and the gardens of the Sun King … and even the Eiffel Tower. Simply unforgettable!

From €399

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Create your own chocolates

The undisputed star of Valentine’s Day, chocolate is honoured in an offbeat way at Choco Story Paris, where lovebirds can use their imagination to style their own sweet treats.  Lollipops, bite-sized pieces of chocolate, bars of chocolate … let your heart and taste buds run wild and inspire your most wonderful creations!

Workshop + entrance to the museum + tasting session: from €60

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Dinner ‘In love again’ at the Ritz

Saint Valentin Ritz  © Ritz

A Valentine’s dinner is a classic option but at the Ritz Paris luxury hotel the Pastry Chef François Perret has composed a delightful and unusual series of dishes for a special dinner. The ‘risqué pairings’ and heart-shaped dessert offer a memorable experience for loving couples, in one of Paris’s most beautiful palaces.

‘In love again’ dinner: €295

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There are so many ways to have an unforgettable February 14th, in the heart of Paris. Find more date ideas in our Romantic Paris file.

La tour Eiffel Member

5 avenue Anatole France - Champ de Mars, Paris, 75007

A not-to-be-missed monument and symbol of the capital, the Eiffel Tower stands 324 m tall, and weighs 10,100 tons. Created in 2......

Helipass Member

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Porte de Versailles - Commerce

See all of Paris from a helicopter. After New York, Las Vegas and Hawaii, it's now Paris's turn to take flight! See the capital......

Le Manoir de Paris Member

Guided tours
  • Opéra - Grands Boulevards

Presenting the first haunted show in France, the Manoir de Paris retraces the steps of 17 Parisian legends in the prestigious......

Choco-Story Paris - Le musée du chocolat Member

28 boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, Paris, 75010

You think you know everything about chocolate? Come and enjoy new chocolatey experiences! Discover the history of......

Ritz Paris 5/5 Member


15 place Vendôme, Paris, 75001

The Ritz Paris is reborn and freshly restored, a transformation which has never been accomplished since the opening of the hotel......

Parc de La Villette - Plein Air Member

Exhibition and Trade Show venue
211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris, 75019

Built on the site of former abattoirs and designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi, the Parc de la Villette is the largest urban......

Dans le noir ? le Spa

Jeu et détente
65 rue de Montmartre, Paris, 75002

The French capital already has a Dans le Noir restaurant, and now, it has its own Dans le Noir spa! A unique experience:......

Dans le Noir ? Member

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment
51 rue Quincampoix, Paris, 75004

The restaurant Dans Le Noir? offers you to live an unusual experience by tasting a surprise Menu in the most complete darkness. A......

Ice Kube Bar

Bar | In a hotel
Kube Hôtel - 3 passage Ruelle, Paris, 75018

Something different in Paris! The Ice KUBE, as its name suggests, is a bar made completely of ice. The experience lasts no more......

Musée Rodin Paris

77 rue de Varenne, Paris, 75007

Hidden behind the understated facade lies this jewel of a private mansion, dating from the 18th century, and housing the......