Six walks in the most romantic places in Paris
11 february 2022
Fancy going on a romantic getaway to the capital? From Butte Montmartre to the Eiffel Tower via the Pont des Arts and the Moulin Rouge: discover our ideas for walks in the most romantic areas in Paris.
Montmartre, the most romantic district in Paris
The Butte Montmartre is undoubtedly THE place to go for loved-up couples in Paris. At the foot of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, they can enjoy a breath-taking view over the capital’s rooftops. Could it be the perfect place to tell someone you love them? Afterwards couples can wander hand in hand through the romantic, small, cobbled streets that make Montmartre so utterly charming.
The Wall of Love
This is one of the best-known romantic spots in the capital. In the garden in the square at Place des Abbesses, you can admire a large blue tiled wall on which the words ‘I love you’ are written 311 times in 250 languages. Created by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito, this romantic work of art stretches across 612 tiles made of enamelled lava. The red splashes on the wall are parts of a broken heart that are meant to represent humanity tearing itself apart, while the wall makes a valiant effort to put the pieces back together. Over the years, the wall has become a meeting place for couples, who flock here to have their picture taken in front of this symbol of love. If you have time, it’s also worth visiting the Musée de la Vie romantique and its garden.
La maison rose
With its adorable pink wall and green shutter combination, ‘La Maison Rose’ is one of the most romantic spots in the Butte Montmartre. Its story began in 1905 when it was bought by Ramon Pichot, a Catalan painter and friend of both Dali and Picasso. Three years later, Ramon married Germaine Gargallo, a figurehead in Montmartre life and muse of certain painters. It was her decision to paint the house pink. A very romantic colour indeed! Alongside her husband, she opened a restaurant on the ground floor that still exists today, even though the house has changed owner several times since. In the 60s and 70s, the address was frequented by artists, singers and writers, largely due to its proximity to Parisian cabarets.
The Moulin Rouge show
Fancy a romantic evening for two? The Moulin Rouge dinner show is the perfect date night for couples in search of an unforgettable experience. The music, costumes and décor transport audiences to a universe of dreams, lights and rhinestones. A simply fabulous evening that extends through to dinner with cuisine by chef Arnaud Demerville, who changes the menu according to the season.
Other romantic places to discover in Paris
If you haven’t had your fill of romance after visiting Montmartre, La Maison Rose or the Wall of Love, there are other romantic places in Paris where you can walk hand in hand with that special someone.
The banks of the Seine
Taking just a few steps along the banks of the Seine is enough to capture all its magic. Right the way along the riverbanks, the city’s most beautiful sights rise up one after the other, with the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Musée d’Orsay and the Pont Alexandre III. Couples often take a romantic break on one of the benches that line the river or wander through the alleyways of île Saint-Louis towards Square du Vert-Galant.
The Eiffel Tower
The emblem of the capital continues to inspire loved-up couples who climb its stairs to enjoy the panoramic view across Paris. On the second level of the Eiffel Tower, starred restaurant Jules Verne is the ideal spot for an exceptionally romantic evening in conversation with the Parisian skyline. The perfect place to say I love you! In the kitchen, chef Frédéric Anton offers a fresh take on French classics by giving them a contemporary twist.
The Pont des Arts
Previously collapsing under the weight of the padlocks that couples secured to it, today the Pont des Arts has rediscovered its lightness above the Seine, but still welcomes couples for a photo at the most romantic spot in Paris. Built in 1804, the footbridge was the capital’s first metallic bridge at the time. To this day it continues to set the hearts of loved-up couples aflutter.
Enjoy a weekend as a couple to discover the most romantic places in Paris!