There are many ideas as to why Paris is called the city of love, but as the brand continues to thrive a bigger question is how you should enjoy the city. Through word of mouth/digital the capital of France has been one of the most visited tourist hotspots in the world for years. Delivering on the promises it shows it is undoubtedly the perfect setting for a romantic break.
Many say that you have to be there to truly understand why it is known like this, but knowing what to do can only maximize your trip. So, once you’ve taken the plane or euro train, here are the top five places to take your partner when in Paris.
- Montmartre – With such a beautiful city, you need to be able to give yourself both a panoramic view as well as immersing yourself into the fast-paced culture of the French capital. This quaint hillside village is known for its bohemian living and couples can wander blissfully through the narrow winding streets that come complete with pretty cafes and shops. With all this going on, don’t forget to take advantage of the stunning views from this northern hotspot.
- Pont-Marie – When travelling with your partner, a trip to somewhere known as the “bridge of lovers” really cannot be missed. So, jump on a riverboat down the Seine and have a kiss under the bridge. Plus, legend has it that a kiss with a wish of eternal love at this spot will always be granted. Make sure that you hold onto your significant other in Paris.
- Eiffel Tower – Whether you are travelling alone, in a group or as a couple you have to see this landmark. The difference is that you can enjoy it differently with your partner. Be sure to take the lift to the top for a smooch overlooking the city of love and don’t forget to snuggle up in the Trocadero Gardens after for a stunning, romantic view of the monument.
- Luxembourg Gardens – The mile circuit is beautiful throughout the year and it is a great place for couples. The palace was built back in 1625 but it’s not all chess players and children and you can share a special moment by sneaking into the De Medici Fountain where you will find an untamed oasis, perfect for lovers.
- L’Abeille – A romantic trip can’t be complete without some luxury cuisine, and this is exactly what you get in this restaurant. Erected by the grand nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, this stylish and elegant mansion has some history to it. An intimate venue inside, it can house only 40 people, the restaurant opens up to a garden that is as luxurious as you could imagine. The blend of modernity and tradition from both Asian and French cuisines makes this one of the top eateries in the capital.
Those may well be five of the best things to do in Paris, but the city of love can offer so much more. From the Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge to the Square du Vert Galant to the Wall of Love, it is all there a metro station or two away.
Just because you are on your own, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a holiday to remember. Take the plunge and book any one of the available singles activity holidays. Take the opportunity to meet some likeminded people and only answer to yourself when planning your itinerary.
Sports activity holidays can be ideal for solo travellers, by giving them an experience they will never forget. Take in the overwhelming scenery and panoramic views our world has to offer with a hiking holiday. Pack your walking boots and put your best foot forward. Whether it’s a relaxing amble exploring the Mediterranean countryside, or for the more adventurous, a hike into the mountains, bespoke packages mean that no matter your ability, there’s something for you.
If walking isn’t your thing, how about a stint on a mountain bike? Don your helmet and set off on one of many trips available. Explore your surroundings at your leisure or join other cyclists on a guided tour. Discover areas that are more hidden then the usual tourist traps and appreciate the panoramas with your fellow riders.
Snowboarding is perfect for the adrenaline junkies. Ride the powder to experience free-floating freedom. Test your snowboarding skills on one of the various slope difficulties on offer. For the beginners, the green slopes are perfect to learn the ropes, or you could join a tuition class to ensure you learn from some of the best. For the more daring, avid snowboarder, the black runs will challenge your skills with some awesome gradients.
If you prefer to have individual use of your legs, why not give skis a go? Master the snow plough on the slopes or for the more advanced, how about a cross country expedition? Join a group of able skiers and discover the areas that amateur skiers won’t find.
Whatever you choose, be sure to create your tailor-made break online to guarantee excellent value.