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Seven Tips for a Romantic Weekend in Paris #7POW

Seven Tips for a Romantic Weekend in Paris #7POW

18 November, 201426Comments
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Ah, Paris. It’s claimed to be one of the most romantic cities in the world, if not the most romantic. This weekend I took romantic daydreams to a whole new level and so could you.

Last week Jay jetted off to Germany to play a gig with one of his bands. I was sad to not visit Germany again, but we planned to meet in Paris for a weekend rendezvous. Why? Because as Audrey Hepburn said, it’s always a good idea to visit Paris. If you’re planning a romantic fairytale trip to the French capital, these seven pearls of wisdom (#7POW) should come in useful…

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♥ Classy Travel

Arrive in style by travelling from St Pancras station (London) to Gare du Nord (Paris) via Eurostar’s standard premier class. It’s the easiest way to travel to the city. Being served breakfast en route is a pretty special way to start your whirlwind adventure. If you’re feeling indulgent opt for a  business class ticket.

♥ Special Beginnings

If you really want to start your trip in style head to Searcys Champagne Bar on the upper floor of St Pancras station. The station itself is beautiful. There are a few pianos dotted about and strangers often can’t resist twinkling the keys. Some of them are surprisingly good. The bar is home to the largest bottle of champagne, measuring more than 4ft tall. However, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend that particular bottle for the start of your weekend! Book ahead to save disappointment.

♥ Lux Living

Your romantic weekend will probably be for one night, so go all out by staying at a luxurious hotel. The stylish Hotel La Trémoille is just moments from the Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysées (designer shops). Tucked away on a quiet, typically Parisian street, it’s a stunning hotel with equally stunning views. Junior suites enjoy a patio balcony perfect for romantic breakfasts overlooking the beautiful French buildings. It’ll make your heart swoon. See the link for a full review, including a video.

♥ Moonlit Walks

Come evening Paris is alight with romantic glows and sparkles. Make sure you take a walk to The Louvre. Framed against the dark sky, the glass pyramid roof is lit up and reflects in the still water. Walk underneath the arched doorway and grand ceilings, past the solitary figure playing the flute. It’s completely dreamy.

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♥ Romantic Dining

Many might say the most romantic spot to dine is at the Eiffel Tower. However, dining on the terrace at Le Cafe Marly will leave you feeling like a film star. Keanu Reeves is said to be a regular. Imposing columns create a wall with enough grandeur to create a bit of privacy, but enough room to enjoy the beautiful view of The Louvre. It’s ten out of ten for romance and the menu isn’t that expensive for French standards.

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♥ Eiffel Edges

The Eiffel Tower is the ultimate icon for Paris. However, at its base it’s crowded and full of beggers. Keep a little distance by walking along the river towards Pont de l’Alma. From this bridge you can enjoy views of La Seine (the river) and the Eiffel Tower. Take a few macarons from French institution, Laduree, and you’ll have your very own riverside, sweet treat picnic.

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♥ Beautiful Views

The best view of Paris is without a doubt from the 56th floor of Tour Montparnasse. It’s a shimmering skyscraper that’s home to the fastest lift in Europe. It takes just 38 seconds to get to the top, but you don’t even really notice the speed. The top terrace offers panoramic views of the city, perfect for Instagram worthy shots of the Eiffel Tower. It’s pretty quiet up top. Go early evening to watch the sun set or late at night to see Paris’ famous dancing lights.

If you’re feeling loved up and ready to take the next step, you’ll find a Tiffany & Co. jewellery shop in the city centre…just saying. X

Have you been to Paris? Is it somewhere you’d love to visit? X

26 Comments

  1. Haha – unmarried men everywhere will be cursing you for that last paragraph :-D can’t wait to read the hotel review! This all sounds like a perfect way to do the Paris wknd in style – I’ve never been with my other half and with it being so easy on eurostar, I really should change that!

      1. Hi taylor, i’m from philippines.. I also wanted to see Paris maybe you can give some help ..That is my greatest wish to see.. I hope I can hear it from you. Thanks

  2. What beautiful shots! I love Paris – husband and I are planning a trip soon to celebrate my new (married name) passport, will definitely use some of these pearls of wisdom!

    1. Thanks, Claire. It was so hard to decide which pics to include – I took so many! Ah, sounds like the perfect excuse to celebrate with a city break. If you only include one, the moonlit walk is a definite winner. <3

  3. Wow, this looks lovely! I’ve never been to Paris… it keeps eluding me. I want to try those macaroons for sure! The moonlit walks and views look stunning. Hope I get there one of these days! :)

  4. How funny, we were in Paris for our short honeymoon a couple of weeks ago and did a lot of the things you list there (travel via the Eurostar lounge, nice luxury hotel, walk in the dark by the Louvre pyramide) etc..

    Being French and having lived in Paris for many years before coming to London, I approve your choices ! We also really like Café Marly.

    I would add that people should stop at Les Deux Magots for a cup of hot chocoate, that having breakfast in a Paris café is often better (fresh baguettes) and better value than in your hotel, that you have have to go to Le Bon Marché for any kind of stylish clothes shopping.

    Finally before you head back to Gare du Nord, do your food shopping at La Grande Epicerie (also in Le Bon Marché) so that you can have your own Paris picnic back at home in the evening. In this season the must buy is Muscat or Chasselas grape. You don’t find it anywhere in the UK and it’s just the bet grape in the world !

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    1. Ah congratulations! What a lovely place to honeymoon in. I am SO pleased that you approve – it’s nice to have reassurance/validation from a French person and I’m now feeling very proud! ;)

      Amazing recommendations – thanks so much. We really struggled to find anywhere to do a bit of food shopping, so that’s a really good tip. We really wanted to have a picnic on the train back. I totally agree with you that breakfast in Paris is better in a cafe (except for at Hotel Gat Folies – the breakfast there was really tasty and good value. Once again, thanks for the tips which I’ll use next time I visit. :) x

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  5. Wonderful tips on getting the most out of a weekend in Paris! I took my boyfriend there on the train a few years ago – I had this grand idea that it would be terribly romantic, but he wasn’t particularly happy when I dropped the bombshell that we were just going for a day and that he would have to, uh, get up at 4am to catch the train. Woops. x

    1. Thanks, Emily! I’d jump at the chance of a day trip to Paris even I had to get up at 4am, but then I guess I’m a travel-lover! No doubt the Parisian coffee and a buttery croissant helped him to wake up and enjoy it in the end? Gold star for being a very lovely girlfriend! X

  6. Hi, thank you very much for the tips. I haven`t been to Paris yet but I would like to change it. Why? Because I was challenged. I fall in love with my colleague from work, and I think she knows it. I saw her like 3 times after work (christmas markets, teambuildings). The last time we spoke about travelling. Her mother told her to go somewhere like Paris for one day to enjoy the city. I told her we should go together. She smiled and said if you persuede me with something special, romantic weekend we will go. So I`m gathering all good tips and I really want to figure it out something mind blowing. I truelly care about her even I dont know her well, I want to change it. :)

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