Ah, Paris. The City of Light…and the City of Love. The French capital is a tried and true destination for romantic vacations. With a range of enchanting experiences — from champagne atop the Eiffel Tower to intimate meals in cozy bistros — the city has something for every couple to enjoy. Here are ten romantic things to do in Paris guaranteed to leave you with hearts in your eyes.
Tourists at the Louvre
Channel your inner Beyonce and Jay-Z on a tour of the Louvre.

1. Fall in love all over again at the Louvre

Impress your date when you skip the line at Paris’s most iconic museum and sashay straight into its art-filled galleries. You’ll love seeing the greatest hits of western art history up close, from the Mona Lisa to Venus de Milo herself. And don’t forget to snap a selfie in front of I.M Pei’s glass pyramid, either!

Woman taking a photograph in Versailles
Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of one of Versailles, one of the largest palaces in the world.

2. Discover romantic secrets of Versailles

What could be dreamier than strolling hand-in-hand through the stately gardens of Versailles? Skip the line to see this sumptuous palace and — when you’re done wandering its halls — make a beeline for the Petit Trianon. This charming chateau on the grounds of Versailles was a gift from Louis XVI to his bride, Marie Antoinette, and it makes the perfect backdrop for a secluded kiss.

Boat tour on the River Seine
Admire Paris’ landmarks as you float down the River Seine on a boat tour.

3. See stars on the River Seine

Paris at night is a truly spectacular sight. Enjoy it in style with your special someone when you sail down the River Seine on an intimate evening cruise. What could be more romantic than gliding by floodlit monuments, like the Eiffel Tower and the Musee d’Orsay, glass of bubbly in hand?

Couple embracing on top of the Eiffel Tower
Enjoy priority access to the Eiffel Tower’s second floor for breathtaking views of Paris.

4. Lean into romance atop the Eiffel Tower

There’s no point keeping your romantic experience low-key — after all, you are in Paris. So give in to full-blown butterflies and go straight to the top of the Eiffel Tower, with summit access, naturellement. You’ll avoid the long lines and take an elevator to the summit, where the city of Paris is spread at your feet, and the exclusive champagne bar beckons…

Moulin Rouge at night
Sit back with a glass of champagne and enjoy a tantalizing show at the famous Moulin Rouge.

5. Take “dinner and a movie” up a notch

Forget Netflix and chill, or even dinner and a movie: book a date with true Parisian flair at the unforgettable Moulin Rouge or a night at the Lido. This cabaret has been serving glitz, glamor, and technicolor romance since the 19th century. Simply spectaculaire!

Opera Garnier
Tour the Opera Garnier and learn about the Baroque masterpiece’s history.

6. Have a Phantom of the Opera moment

Have a flair for the dramatic? Take your date to an authentic Parisian opera. Or, you could go one better and have a truly memorable guided opera experience at one of Paris’s most stunning opera houses. Informed guides at the Opera Garnier lift the curtain on the secrets of this Baroque building, filled to the brim with splendid architectural details and works of art.

Couple standing in front of Sacré-Cœur basilica
Explore one of Paris’ most famous districts with your sweetie on a guided tour.

7. Be bohemians for the day in Montmartre

Inject a little avant-garde flavor into your romantic getaway when you stroll the cobbled streets of the artistic Montmartre quartier. Opt for a guided tour that ensures you access to some of the region’s most significant sights, like Picasso’s old studio, or Van Gogh’s former house. Then, finish up with a drink in one of Montmartre’s famed cafes.

Bike tour through Paris
Join a small-group bike tour and see the city’s top sights.

8. Cycle through some Parisian highlights

Get on your bike and wind your way through some of the city’s loveliest sights. There’s no better way to take in Paris than with a small-group bike tour. You’ll breeze past all the significant monuments, like the Eiffel Tower and the Place de la Concorde, and discover some of its lush green spaces, too.

Go on a “Bastille Bites” tour to sample the tastiest food and drink Paris has to offer.

9. Eat and drink in buzzy hipster hang-outs

Whether you’re young lovers or just young at heart, you’ll soon find there’s more to Paris than elegant bistros and upmarket wine bars. The city has a vibrantly hip food and drink scene and an expert tour with a local guide is your entrez to some of the city’s coolest hangouts. Sip drinks in up-and-coming neighborhoods, chat with local shopkeepers, and stroll through the famed Aligre markets.

Woman piping macarons in a cooking class
Learn how to make macarons at a Paris cooking school.

10. Discover your sweeter side

Parisians truly know how to live the sweet life. Don’t stop at sampling patisserie in local boutique bakeries, learn how to make these delectable desserts for yourself. Master that most Parisian of treats, the macaron, with a cooking class in an intimate atelier setting. You’ll come away with all the tips and tricks you need to whip up the tastes of your Parisian vacation at home.

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