Cliché!’ I hear you shout. And in reality you’re probably right, but as far as I’m concerned Paris is by far the most romantic city in Europe, and my top choice for a romantic break. Any of you that have visited ‘The City of Love’ before will know exactly what I’m talking about…iconic architecture, an abundance of fabulous bridges, never-ending history and culture around every corner, not to mention the breath-taking views from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
I got engaged in Paris so I’m probably ever-so-slightly biased, but there’s no denying that as soon as you step out into this fabulous city, the romantic atmosphere just hits you. The incredible food probably helps with the positive outlook on life when in Paris, as it’s guaranteed to be some of the finest cuisine you’ve ever tasted in your life – namely the colourful macaroons which seem to be ‘back in Vogue’.
With so many things to do in this bustling city, it can be a little overwhelming when planning a trip, especially for an all-important Valentine’s break! So with that in mind, here are my five things you just have to do for a romantic and successful break in Paris (remember, I’m speaking from experience):
1) Book your Paris short break in advance to avoid the crowds and enjoy a delicious meal at Restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel, settled on the first floor of The Eiffel Tower. Pricey? Yes. Worth it? Definitely!
2) Head to Notre Dame in the evening. Not only does the gothic architecture come to life, but there’s often the likes of fire-eaters and live performers outside to enjoy
3)Take a delightful river cruise along the Seine and make your wish as you pass under the city’s ‘Wishing Bridge’ – I did!
4) Head to the Pont des Arts and share your love with the world by placing an initialed lock on Lover’s Bridge
5) Crêpes, crêpes and more crêpes. French street food is at its finest with these chocolate covered delights
Whether you decide to travel to Paris by Eurostar or flight, the French capital makes the perfect romantic destination. Let us know in the comments below what you love most about Paris.