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Romance secrets of Paris

August 26, 2019

With its tree-lined avenues, cobbled streets and iconic architecture, it’s no wonder Paris is seen as the ultimate destination for a romantic city break. We asked our concierge team for their favourite hidden spots, and to recommend unique ways to explore the city.

Make a wish at the Medici Fountain

The grand Italian-inspired Medici Fountain in the Jardin du Luxembourg is a beautiful landmark in the 6th arrondisement, which attracts visitors hoping to throw a coin and make their wishes come true.

Steal a kiss on the bridge of Parc Monceau

Located in the 8th arrondisement near Boulevard de Courcelles, Parc Monceau is a public park with curved walkways, lush greenery and pretty statues. As such, it makes a perfect spot for a romantic stroll, and one stone bridge in particular is a must-see for its picturesque setting.

Take a boat tour on Bois de Boulognes lake

Set amidst a vast 2,090 acres of landscaped gardens, the beautiful Bois de Boulognes is an oasis of greenery on the edge of the city. After spending the day wandering around the gardens, there’s no better way to relax with a loved one than taking a boat ride across the calm waters of the Lac Inferieur.

Snap a photo at Jehan-Rictus Square

At first glance a small, unassuming area of greenery in Montmartre, Jehan-Rictus Square has become known for one unique feature – the Wall of Love. The work of artists Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito, it’s a tiled wall with ‘I love you’ written 311 times in 250 different languages – the perfect spot for a photo.

Stroll along the Seine

No visit to Paris would be complete without walking by the Seine. Take in the sights of the iconic landmarks with an afternoon stroll along the banks, or head out later and watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle as night falls and the city comes to life.


When it comes to romance, our concierges are experts. As well as tips for exploring the city, they’re dedicated to creating special ways to help you make the most of your stay, from breakfast in bed to private dining experiences.

Let us help you plan a romantic stay in Paris at Hôtel Plaza Athénée or at Le Meurice.

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