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What to do in Paris for Valentine’s Day?

  • 13/01/2023
  • Romantic stay

Why choose Paris for Valentine’s Day?

France, and especially Paris, is unquestionably the ideal place to celebrate Valentine’s Day, offering an enchanting blend of romance, history, and sophistication. The City of Light is famous for its iconic architecture, picturesque cobblestone streets, and refined cuisine. This creates a magical backdrop for a romantic getaway. From the majestic Eiffel Tower, sparkling at nightfall, to the charming bridges spanning the Seine, Paris embodies love and elegance. Add to that the typically Parisian cafes, exquisite chocolate shops, lush gardens, and the cultural richness of globally renowned museums like the Louvre. So, if you’ve chosen Paris, you’ve opted for the quintessential romantic escapade. In this article, you’ll discover our top recommendations for experiencing a romantic moment.

Find the ideal romantic restaurant and dinner cruise for a successful romantic evening

arisian restaurants often offer special menus for Valentine’s evening, creating a warm atmosphere with dimmed lights and meticulous decor. Head to a restaurant that captivates the senses, such as Le Jules Verne, offering breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower, or L’Ambroisie, providing a gastronomic experience in an intimate and romantic setting on Place des Vosges. Alternatively, we suggest opting for exquisite dishes and sharing a bottle of French wine at the Grand Véfour restaurant. Just a few steps from Le Littré, Café Garçon is a superb address for a delightful romantic outing. There’s also Lapérousse, where the decor and dishes are sublime. Lastly, Maxim’s, in the 8th arrondissement, is an iconic Parisian restaurant from a bygone era.

For a completely different experience, we recommend booking a dinner cruise, ideal for admiring the Eiffel Tower and the heart of Paris. On an elegant boat, you’ll be welcomed by a warm atmosphere, dimmed lights, and a panoramic view of the city’s iconic monuments. Several companies offer this experience: Le Capitaine Fracasse, with a menu where each bite is a declaration of love to French flavors. Companies like Les Bateaux Parisiens, Vedettes de Paris, Le Calife, and Bateaux Mouches also provide memorable and romantic dinner cruises for Valentine’s Day, as well as throughout the year. It’s an embarkation where every moment on board becomes an enchanted interlude…

Another piece of advice: for an original experience less than 30 minutes away by metro, reserve a table at the Aquarium de Paris, where you can savor the chef’s delights while contemplating the enchanting ballet of fish, sharks, and jellyfish. You can then end the evening with a gentle stroll through the illuminated streets of the city, hand in hand, creating unforgettable and romantic memories of your Love celebration in the French Capital.

Original Valentine’s Day activities

Looking for a unique and original activity to do with your other half? Read our special Valentine’s Day selection for the perfect evening out.

  • A perfume creation workshop: Take part in a perfume creation workshop at Studio des Parfums or Gallimard to design a personalized fragrance together, a unique olfactory experience.
  • A private dance lesson: Book a private dance lesson to learn a romantic dance together, whether waltz, tango or salsa. You’ll find a multitude of schools all over the Capital.
  • An evening at the Ice Kube Bar: Take advantage of the Parisian winter to experience the chilly atmosphere at the Ice Kube Bar, a bar made entirely of ice, where you can enjoy an unforgettable experience sipping frozen cocktails.
  • A vintage photo shoot: Immortalize your true love with a vintage photo shoot in the picturesque neighborhoods of Paris, creating timeless memories. The Mademoiselle Louison studio offers a 2-hour shoot in a location of your choice to personalize your portraits of the 1900s.
  • An astronomy evening at the Planetarium: Explore the mysteries of the universe with a show at the Cité des Sciences Planetarium, an original and contemplative experience.
  • A concert in a jazz lounge: Take part in a concert in an intimate jazz lounge, offering an exclusive and warm musical evening for your other half.

Parisian places not to be missed on Valentine’s Day

We’ve chosen some romantic and intimate locations for you, perfect for creating a magical atmosphere for a Valentine’s Day day and evening.

  • Observing the Montparnasse Tower: Opting for a special evening at the Montparnasse Tower for Valentine’s Day would be a memorable idea. Just a few minutes’ walk from Le Littré Hotel, treat your significant other to an exceptional panoramic view from the Observatory. Ascend to the top of this iconic tower and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of illuminated Paris. We recommend a table at the Le Ciel de Paris restaurant located at the top of the tower, offering an exceptional culinary experience in an elegant and romantic setting. Imagine sipping champagne while gazing at the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower and the Montparnasse district. Don’t forget to make a reservation, as this venue is highly sought after.
  • A romantic theater evening at Gaîté-Montparnasse: If you never take the time to do it the rest of the year, now is the moment! Invite your partner to the theater. Just a ten-minute walk from Le Littré, the Gaîté-Montparnasse theater welcomes you for an unforgettable cultural evening with a variety of plays.
  • A tender visit to the Rodin Museum: Close to our establishment, admire the sensational works of the sculptor Rodin, especially the delicate “The Kiss.” Immerse yourself in the intimate atmosphere of the museum to participate in an art spectacle without artifice.
  • A massage in the dark: In a cozy and intimate ambiance, come for a couples’ massage… in the dark. A 20-minute metro ride away, join Le Spa dans le Noir for a moment of pure relaxation near the Louvre.
  • An evening at the Latin Cabaret: Imagine a romantic evening at the Paradis Latin Cabaret in Paris, where love comes to life through enchanting performances. Every moment is a celebration of passion and glamour, making your dinner an unforgettable experience in the heart of the City of Light.

Romantic walks in Paris

If you plan to settle at Hotel Le Littré, take a romantic stroll in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. Begin by wandering hand in hand in the Luxembourg Gardens to enjoy the beauty of the park, its lovely flowers, and tall trees. The Medici Fountain is the perfect spot to take time to contemplate the surroundings and, perhaps, propose to your partner amid the magical and enchanting atmosphere. Leave the park to continue your walk on Rue Bonaparte to reach the magnificent church of St Germain des Prés, a religious place that feels disconnected from the rest of the world once inside.

Elsewhere in Paris, walk along the Pont des Arts. Absorb the love that permeates the air on this bridge. As one of the most romantic spots in the City of Light, we recommend strolling hand in hand. The bridge offers a stunning view of the Seine and Parisian landmarks, and the hanging love locks also bear witness to the romantic history of the place. Your Parisian night promises to be unforgettable.

Hotel Le Littré, a romantic hotel in Paris, ideal for Valentine’s Day

Why not stay at Hotel Le Littré for Valentine’s Day? Our hotel, located in the heart of Paris, offers quiet rooms sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city to allow you to recharge. Explore our available rooms for Valentine’s Day, the list of amenities, and our packages that will make your romantic stay unique and special. As soon as you cross the threshold of our establishment, you will be enveloped in a warm and refined atmosphere, creating the perfect setting to celebrate love. The luxurious and elegantly decorated rooms will provide you with a haven of peace, with touches of comfort and romance. The central location in the heart of Paris, between the Montparnasse and Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhoods, allows you to easily discover the charms of Paris as a couple, whether during romantic strolls in the cobbled streets of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district or while visiting the city’s monuments. By booking at Hotel Le Littré, you are choosing an exceptional experience that combines intimacy and attentive service.

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