You’re looking to woe the one you love. You’re trying to find that perfect spot for a first kiss. Or you just want to fall in love with the city herself. Paris – there is no better place for lovers and those with romance at their core.
A walk about Paris with the love of your life is bound to bring many enriching experiences as a couple. From visiting the little cafes to walking the city streets, there is much for lovers to do and see here, but there are a few things in Paris you will not want to miss as a starry-eyed couple. Pare back your choices and find the 5 most romantic things to do in Paris this summer.
The Louvre Museum is highly regarded as one of the top art galleries on the planet, and there is no way you will want to miss the classic works of art displayed here as a couple. The place was originally constructed as a fortress in the 1100s, and much of that original architecture is still visible. From the actual Mona Lisa to Venus de Milo, you will find some of the most noteworthy pieces of art in this museum among the 35,000 works of art. Once you’ve taken in all you can inside of the Louvre Museum, head outdoors to enjoy the enchanting Tuileries Gardens.
Nothing says love quite like chocolate, and there is no shortage of chocolate at the Gourmet Chocolate Museum in Paris. This place houses 4,000 years worth of cocoa history in the form of historical objects, images, and, of course, chocolate! Sift through all the secrets behind crafting the most delectable chocolate with your significant other, and then grab your own mouth-watering sample before you leave. You’ll likely want to grab some yummy chocolates at the gift shop before you leave so you can munch on more sweet treats after leaving.
So maybe there’s not a lot that sounds terribly romantic about sewers, but the city of Paris just oozes romance, so kick that notion to the curb. The Museum of the Sewers of Paris is gothically unusual, but profoundly interesting to see, and maybe even a little creepy. When the present public sewer system was created in 1850, the 30 kilometers of vaulted sewer tunnels had no use, but they are truly something to see. Cuddling up with your sweetheart here is sure to be a quirky experience.
Perched on a pristine landscape with the notorious sculpture “The Thinker” posted out front, the House of Auguste Rodin at Meudo sits waiting to be explored. This villa is actually on the outskirts of the city of Paris and was the home of the sculptor Auguste Rodin. Throughout the house, you get to take an up-close-and-personal look at the space this famous artist created his pieces.
The Seine River on the Bateaux Parisiens is well-known as one of the most beautiful places in the city of Paris. When you board the cruise with other passengers for a one-hour trip, you will get to see the lights of the city of Paris from the water. You will also get to view some of the most famous places, such as Pont Neuf and the Eiffel Tower. There are actually 30 bridges built over the river, and the name itself translates into “sacred.” Perhaps you and your love can experience a sacred moment while you take a ride on the river where Joan of Arc’s ashes was actually scattered.
This spot is a little off the beaten path outside of the city, but it will be a field trip well worth the effort when you get to the island. Bois de Vincennes is the biggest city park in the area; it actually boasts its own lake. Right in the middle of that lake is the Island of the Temple of Love. The Temple of Love was built in the 1800s directly on the island that now bears the same name. You can rent yourself a little rowboat at sunset, after a day of seeing the romantic Paris sights, and steal a smooch right at sunset in the Temple of Love.