As the official day of love approaches, we list down some of the most romantic activities to do for valentines day in Paris! And for more ideas of romantic spots to go while you visit Paris, why don’t you check out the beautiful restaurants and bars featured in our Paris Night Guide?
Valentines Day in Paris tips #1: PICNICS
Plan a picnic with your loved one -pack a baguette, some cheese, some fine wine or champagne and head to some very picturesque spots to spend memorable day. Take in the sights of Paris on the banks of the Seine or the lovely parc Buttes-Chaumont or the historic Luxembourg gardens! If you don’t feel packing your own picnic, use Paris Picnic- a service that delivers a picnic to you at a park, making Valentine’s Day in Paris even more luxurious for you!
Valentines Day in Paris tips #2: WINE TASTING
You can always find a good wine in Paris! This Valentine’s day in Paris go to a wine bar where you can sample some a delicious red, white or rosé. We’ve listed down some favorite spots to go wine tasting in Paris.
Valentines Day in Paris tips #3: LISTEN TO LIVE JAZZ MUSIC
There are a ton of places to listen to live jazz in Paris- ever since the Ever since the 369th Harlem Infantry Regiment band marched playing their music through French villages during the WWI, jazz has been played, celebrated and enjoyed through the decades in France. There are plenty of venues in the city where you can grab a drink and dance to live music. More details are in our article on The Best Jazz Venues in Paris.
Valentines Day in Paris tips #4: MUSÉE DE LA VIE ROMANTIQUE
Visit a museum dedicated love- the Musée de la vie romantique in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. It has sculptures and paintings all on the theme of love, as well as a garden and courtyard for you to explore after visiting the permanent collection. While the permanent collection is always free, admission to the temporary exhibitions can be visited at an extra cost.
Address: 16 Rue Chaptal, 75009
Valentines Day in Paris tips #5: MUSÉE D’ORSAY AND MUSÉE DE L’ORANGERIE
Nothing says love more than the soft pastels and the gentle brushstrokes of an Impressionist painting. At Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie, you will find some of the best art in the world at these two museums. Walk around a spectacular refurbished train station at Orsay and soak in the pastels that make up Monet’s waterlilies at the Orangerie. Without a doubt, every couple visiting these museums on Valentine’s Day will feel the love.
Musée d’Orsay: 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007
Musée de l’Orangerie: Jardin Tuileries, 75001
Valentines Day in Paris tips #6: PARC DE BUTTES-CHAUMONT
This Valentine’s Day visit Buttes-Chaumont, a favorite Parisian spot! Upon entering the park, you will feel almost as if you are walking into a fairy tale. You will still get the pleasure of overlooking the water and exploring the park together with your loved one that will not be disturbed by the hustle and bustle of the city and its tourists. The greenery of the park in the warmer months of the year makes it the perfect place for a picnic.
Valentines Day in Paris tips #7: BOIS DE VINCENNES
Similarly to Buttes-Chaumont, the Bois de Vincennes is an incredible park that is also the largest public park in Paris. Visit the Temple of Love that is accessible by paddle boat at the Bois de Vincennes. For a lover’s activity on Valentines Day in Paris, row together on over to the Temple of Love, which has stood there since 1860.