Embark on a romantic journey in the City of Love for your honeymoon. Paris, with its luxurious establishments and attractions, offers a perfect setting for this special occasion. We highlight the criteria of comfort, service, accessibility, and, of course, a fitting ambiance in selecting the following recommendations.
The most prestigious districts in Paris are considered to be the 1st to 8th arrondissements, closest to cultural monuments and infrastructure. These areas boast a wealth of truly bohemian accommodations. Among the top choices are Plaza Athénée with its famous balconies adorned with red flowers, Ritz Paris, a favorite of Coco Chanel, Four Seasons George V with outstanding Michelin-starred restaurants, Bulgari, uniquely designed by the renowned architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, and Le Bristol, a multiple-time winner of the world’s best hotel title.
Restaurants and Cafés
Finding mediocre food in Paris is a challenge, but to avoid a disappointing croissant, visit trusted places. Head to the patisserie Cedric Grolet for artistic desserts and Berthillon for delicious ice cream. La Petite Périgourdine is renowned for excellent foie gras and traditional onion soup. For a beautiful lunch, consider the restaurant-boat Le Calife. For dinner, indulge in gourmet experiences at Le Cinq, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Pavillon LeDoyen, or Pierre Gagnaire—each boasting three Michelin stars.
While visiting Montmartre, the Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Luxembourg Gardens is essential, Paris offers more than just tourist attractions. Locals enjoy picnics by the river and scenic cruises on the Seine. Parisians also frequent poetic cinemas like Le Champo and Cinéma du Panthéon for dates. For cultural events, legendary theaters such as Moulin Rouge and Palais Royal are popular choices. Coeur Sacré, a rooftop bar, offers wine and a magnificent view of Montmartre. Don’t miss Bisou, a bar where a kiss is a must. Finally, on the romantic checklist is the Love Wall, featuring the phrase “Je t’aime” engraved in languages from around the world.
For a second dose of romance in France, consider Étretat, the second most romantic city. The enchanting views of Normandy inspire serious and significant moments, making it a popular spot for proposals. Visit during your honeymoon for fresh sea air, pebble beaches, and rocky cliffs that will surely inspire new romantic adventures. If time allows, explore the castles of the Loire Valley, indulge in Champagne region tastings, surf in Biarritz, and go hiking in the picturesque Vienna Woods.