It's Time to Celebrate - Romance in The City of Light

In recent years the bridges of Paris became covered in padlocks, known here as love locks, by couples pledging their eternal love to one another. Alas, the bridge panels began to crumble underneath the weight of all this love. So, the city urges lovers to pledge their love on the city’s digital wall, which you can find by searching #LoveWithoutLocks. In the meantime, enjoy the once again unobstructed views from the newly implemented tempered glass paneling from the Pont Des Arts, a bridge now without love locks. 

Walking hand-in-hand under one umbrella in the rain in Paris is not just a romantic thing to do, but one of the most romantic things you likely ever will do with your love. Strolling along the banks of the Seine, winter, spring, summer or fall, is another one of those things - romantic as all get-out. But topping the list as the most romantic thing to do is Honeymoon in Paris

More ideas : Rendezvous with your love in the Château Versailles; Or how about embracing atop the Eiffel Tower ? True, not original but that doesn’t make it any less romantic. Looking to get him or her in the mood ? Take your love to Place du Tertres, the animated square at the top of the Butte Montmartre which you'll find just steps from the Sacre-Coeur. The view from the Baslique, by the way, has the cityscape displayed at your feet. Dazzling.

And when you’re feeling less rambunctious and simply wanting to gaze into each other’s eyes, a spa-day retreat at either the Clarins Spa Molitor or at the Guerlain Spa Trianon Versailles will have you feeling like you've indulged in a sublime romantic escapade without straying too far from Paris.

8ème Arrondissement

This newly opened (December 2016) museum in Paris is devoted fully to the art of perfume. It is a private museum funded partially with state funds and partially by private investors. Perfume is as integral to French culture as couture, fine wine...  Read More

18th Arrondissement - Montmartre

Strolling ancient cobble-stone streets atop the little village of Montmartre is just another one of the romantic ways Paris lets you celebrate your love. This area and the alleyway streets surrounding it are often filled with artists looking to...  Read More

7th Arondissement - Eiffel Tower

Sometimes keeping the peace has a lot to do with love. And love is something Paris knows a fair bit about. So when it erected this wall of peace on the Champ de Mars,it was decided to inscribe it with the word 'peace' written in 49 different...  Read More

7th Arondissement - Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower
Photo courtesy of Paige Donner

Boasting an impressive resumé that includes being one of the tallest buildings in the world and a design that was lauded when it was built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle - a festival to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French...  Read More

18ème Arrondissement
4 Roues sous 1 Parapluie
Photo courtesy of 4 Roues sous 1 Parapluie

The original tour of Paris is in a 2CV (that's the Beetle-like cult French car that makes you think of twirled waxed mustaches and black beret-wearing Frenchmen). This is one of the most comfortable and entertaining ways to the see the city....  Read More

A trip to Versailles can be more than simply visiting the famous chateau. The town offers many distractions, too, from fresh markets, to discovering the art of perfume making. Plan on a weekend, and make the most of your romantic getaway....  Read More

9th Arrondissement - Grands Boul

What could be more romantic than taking in a ballet or the opera at the Palais Garnier, the ornate and magisterial building that houses the Opera de Paris?

7ème Arrondissement

This museum, set in the Hotel Biron, is a tribute to one of the world's finest sculptors. Thanks to Rodin's own donations, the facility offers a wealth of objects, including terra cotta, bronze and marble creations. Plaster and wax studies are...  Read More

Restaurant Mathieu Pacaud - Histoires
Photo courtesy of Mathieu Pacaud Restaurants

This restaurant, hidden inside another restaurant (Hexagone), is Chef Mathieu Pacaud's 2 Michelin Star gem. It is a fine dining restaurant devoted to the concept of not just excellent food, but dining as a sort of theatrical, entertainment-like...  Read More

6ème Arrondissement

The Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge across the Seine, connects the Louvre with the Latin Quarter while offering some of the city's most stunning views. It is also known as the Lover's Bridge since lovers have been coming here for centuries to...  Read More


Meet Paige Donner

Paige is a transplanted Parisian. She first arrived as a young bride in the early 90s to live in Paris, having uprooted herself from her native California.

Paige has two APPs:...  More About Paige

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