The Most Romantic places in Paris you didn’t know about

January 17, 2014

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Paris is a city that’s bursting at the seams with romance. Heck, just being there is romantic! But maybe you want to move away from the obvious clichés and impress your sweetheart with something a bit different?

Here are 5 romantic things to do in Paris that not everyone knows about….

Montparnasse Tower – The New Eiffel Tower

Want to treat them to a romantic experience, but find the Eiffel Tower a bit of a cliché? Try the less-celebrated but equally impressive Montparnasse Tower – France’s tallest building located in the heart of the famous Montparnasse quarter.

From here – get this – you can SEE THE EIFFEL TOWER (which you can’t do when you’re, well, in it). And it gets better – you can now book an exclusive champagne experience for the ultimate in romance!

Tip: The top of the tower is the perfect place if you’re thinking of popping the question….


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Enjoy Cheese & Wine – the Parisian way!

Going out for a romantic meal is lovely, but kinda….. obvious.

For a lunchtime that’s a little bit different, wine and cheese tasting is a totally Parisian experience and a chance to indulge in some of France’s best delicacies – without going to yet another restaurant.

You’ll learn how to pair the right cheese with the right wines, and even how to read a French wine label – ooh la la!


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Get lost together down a secret passageway

Hundreds of people pass the lovely Cour du Commerce on the St André des Arts’s street every day, but most of them don’t notice the secret passage of La Cour de Rohan.

A gated entrance from Rue du Jardinet leads you to a series of three charming courtyards – whose history traces back to the inception of the guillotine, the symbol of the “Reign of Terror” during the French Revolution

A perfect private place to experience Love and Death in Paris with your chére amour!


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Hide away in a secret rose garden

Looking for a quiet refuge away from the bustle of the city? Tucked away in the Marais district is the Jardin Saint-Gilles-Grand-Veneur, a little-known haven of tranquillity. Relax on the stone benches in the lovely rose garden and enjoy a quiet rendezvous away from the rest of the world.



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Have your own “Lady and the Tramp moment”

Had your fill of French food? Try something different and treat your beloved to some “live” noodles at Les Pates Vivantes (which translates to “The Live Pasta”). Their giant noodles are big enough to share – so you may find you’re slurping on opposite ends of the same noodle – oops!

This meal also comes with free entertainment, as the chefs twirl and spin the fresh pasta before the eyes of eager clientele as they create the noodles you’ll soon be enjoying!

Les Pates Vivantes is located on the Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, in the 9th arrondissement and close to the Notre-Dame cathedral


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Do you know any other romantic hidden gems or things to do in Paris?

About the author

Farrah Hedwat

Farrah is AttractionTix’s resident Copywriter. A city girl at heart, her best-loved travel moments are exploring new cities across the world like Barcelona or Los Angeles. Farrah’s favourite things are eating, sleeping, shopping and animals (but mostly animals). Her pet hates are bad grammar and other writing-based “offences”.

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