With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air and you could be taking to the air with Travala.com’s guide to the most romantic places in the world.
By using our unbeatable prices, fantastic discounts and our wonderful SMART programme that delivers additional savings and cashback, you’ll be able to treat the love of your life to an amazing stay in one of the world’s most romantic destinations this St Valentine’s Day.
We start this guide off with the City of Love.
For many couples, Paris is the most romantic city in the world and with its architecture, gardens, shopping, culture and general ambience, it is so easy to fall in love with this majestic city.
With over seven million visitors every year, the Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron edifice; a symbol of France’s strength and a witness to the growth of Paris and countless proposals of marriage. Whether you take the elevator to its viewing platform, view it from the ground or catch a glimpse of it while walking along the River Seine, this iconic structure is breathtaking to see, no matter how many times you see it.
The inner Arrondissements of Paris are blessed with beautiful parks with Jardin de Luxembourg and Jardin de Tuilières two of our favourites, but the most romantic parks for us are Bois de Boulogne out to the west and Parc des Butte Chaumont in the east. Walking hand in hand with elevated follies forming a beautiful backdrop in Butte Chaumont is enough to get your heart racing while if you really want to combine a workout with one of the ultimate romantic experiences, then rent a rowing boat for two in Bois de Boulogne before sitting down to a picnic in the stunningly landscaped Bagatelle park.
With flowers taken care of, you may wish to lavish your loved one with chocolate and with it being February, you might want to spoil and heat both of you with a hot chocolate at the legendary Angeline Paris. Queues for tables can be lengthy, so instead opt for a take-away and cross Rue de Rivoli to savour the taste and experience in Jardin de Tuileries as you head towards your next romantic destination.
With love within its name, the Louvre is a must visit with its extensive and astonishing collection of artifacts, paintings and statues depicting love across centuries with the Mona Lisa, the painting that Leonardo de Vinco laboured over, loved by the millions who come to see and interpret her smiles. If you love a freebie and do not mind an early rise, visit down on a Sunday for free entry.
From an early rise to sunset, one of the most romantic spots in Paris is the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre translated as the The Basilica of the Sacred Heart and known across the world as simply “Sacre-Coeur”. As you climb the steps (or ride the funicular) to its base and turn around, you see Paris spread before you with the Eiffel tower rising from the city. Stay a while and gaze at the City of Love and then explore the quaint and stone paved lanes of Montmartre with its artisan shops and delis and, Place de Tertre full of artists (maybe not so full in February). Pose for a painting or simply people watch from one of the many cafes that surround the square.
Paris is a wonderful city to explore on foot but if you are looking to impress a loved one, then a scenic late night dinner cruise on the River Seine is highly recommended. Feast on Paris at night with the light from the Eiffel Tower acting like the world’s most beautiful lighthouse as it guides you towards it.
These are our most romantic spots in Paris, but what are yours and what are you waiting for to book a surprise St Valentine’s Day visit? Check out our accommodation offers below and fall in love with Travala.com.
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