Sunday, 29 January 2012

Valentine's Day Ideas In Romantic Paris

       What could be a better place than Paris to celebrate the Valentine’s Day with the someone you love and value so much. This city of Fashion, beauty and wonderful evening has many options to make your Valentine’s Day a very memorable one. Here are some of the best options given to you to make your day more special and plan for it.

Though February is not a tourist time for Paris but on Valentine’s Day the whole city turns in the city of love and light and it is highly recommended to make your hotel and travel bookings in advance and also try to book your place for the Valentine’s Day tour and attraction well in advance. Advance booking will also get you some discounts on the hotel price.

Get a gleams of the Romantic Paris at Night 

Council takes part in the holiday atmosphere by putting in the public disposal all the bulletin boards allowing the Lovers to radiate love phrases in lighted up texts. The usual Romantic attractions of Paris get a special shine on this Day of Love.
Before we go ahead with the information here is the link of the important website:-

Official website of the Convention and Visitors Bureau -

Weather on February in Paris – Usually Chilly with some rain so must pack your warm cloths and an umbrella.

Let’s check out what is on the card for this day in the Lovely City Paris –

Moulin Rouge -  The Moulin Rouge, temple of French Cancan, is a Parisian cabaret built in 1889 by Joseph Oller et Charles Zidler. It's situated on the Clichy avenue in the 18th arrondissement, at the foot of Montmartre. Its style and name have been imitated by cabarets in the whole word.

Enjoy a wonderful dinner show at the Moulin Rouge for the Valentine's Day –

Your night includes access ticket to the cabaret to attend the show and a pleasant dinner with a special valentine's menu. To make easier your evening, we recommend a pick up and drop off anywhere in Paris, before or after the revue (optional). Let's get to a fairy tale night with the Moulin Rouge !

Schedule :-
Valentine's Day Special on 11, 12, 13 & 14 February 2012
Dinner from 7:00 p.m.
Special Valentine's Menu
Moulin Rouge show from 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Price – 200.00 Euro
For Booking

Cruise Dinner

-Bateaux Parisiens- For Valentine’s Day, enjoy a magical and romantic evening in the heart of Paris by Night. Boarding at the foot of the Eiffel Tower from 7.30pm for a departure at 8.30pm. Return at 11.00pm and end of service at midnight. Live band animation onboard

-Bateaux Mouches - Board at Pont de l'Alma for the most romantic cruise of Paris.
Boarding from 7.50pm for a departure at 8.30pm and return at 11.00pm.
Pianist and violinist animation.

-Marina de Paris – Bercy - Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise “One Heart for Two”. Two services are proposed for this cruise with boarding from Port de Solferino, at the foot of Orsay Museum: First service – Discover Menu: welcome from 6.15pm for a departure at 6.45pm and return at 8.00pmSecond service – Saveurs Menu: welcome from 8.50pm for a departure at 9.15pm and return at 11.15pm Soul live singer as animation.
For more information and booking

Panoramic Bar  

Enjoying dinner on the beautiful setup of this restaurant will surely be an evening to remember, enjoy the romantic dinner with the lovely view of the city Paris.

Le Jules Verne Restaurant -  (On the second level of the Eiffel Tower) – 

It’s a life time experience. A very romantic and special place to be on Valentine’s Day.
But I prefer Panoramic Bar because it gives the gleams of the Eiffel tower as well.

 Hot Air Balloon – 

Fly with your love on Hot Air balloon with champagne. See the lovely city.
Book in advance

Oysters and Wine at Le Baron Rouge

Candlelight, soft music and a quiet table in the corner ! There 's nothing more intimate than being crammed against each other in a cozy wine bar, jostling with the friendly locals and market stall-holders from the neighbouring  Marché d’Aligre  for a glass of Burgundy and a platter of cheese and charuterie. On chilly winter weekends the jovial crowd spills out onto the sidewalk for fresh oysters and Sancerre .

Le Baron Rouge
1, rue Théophile-Roussel (12th)

High Tea at the Ritz

If you’re going to do High Tea, do it in style in one of the most posh settings in Paris, surrounded by sparkling crystal, priceless antiques, and polished silver. Your gourmet tea (or an amazingly thick hot chocolate) is served with a tower of delectable pastries, tiny sandwiches, and scones with cream and jam.

Paris Ritz
15, Place Vendôme (1st)
Tea served from 4-7pm.

Kitsch Cocktails at the Blitz Tequila Bar

The über-exclusive Black Calvados Bar (aka BC) has been taken over by Blitz, the first European brand of tequila from the Black Forest of Germany. Try and imagine the black lacquered walls and black leather sofas of the BC decorated with glowing mushroom lamps, a cuckoo clock, kitsch 60s record sleeves, and your barman dressed in real authentic lederhosen.There are 41 different kinds of tequila and amazingly tasty cocktails that will convert even the most adamant tequila-haters into (rather inebriated) raving fans.

Blitz Tequila Bar
40 Avenue Pierre Ire de Serbie (16th)
Open from 10pm.

 Champagne at Flûte -

This tiny venue hidden on a tiny side-street just off the place de l’Etoile was once a “gentleman’s bar”, and still has an illicitly naughty feel to it. Take a seat on the red velour banquette next to the fireplace with a Champagne cocktail, or find a quiet alcove upstairs for a more intimate tête-à-tête. And despite the location and quality bubbly, the prices are more than reasonable, and if you go on Tuesday for Happy Hour (5-8pm) you get two drinks for the price of one. Dozens of Champagnes available by the glass, gourmet appetizers for les petits faims(little appetites), and live jazz on Wednesday nights.

Flûte l’Étoile
19, rue de l’Étoile (17th)
Open Mon-Sat from 5pm.

Cocktails and Wagyu Burgers at Prescription Cocktail Club

An anonymous black façade gives no indication of the stylish speakeasy-style cocktail bar hidden inside. Which is just the way the jeunesse dorée of Paris like it. But despite the confidential private club feel (reinforced by the stern-faced doorman), the welcome is warm and sincere once you’re inside.The décor has an elegant 1930s style, with Magritte-inspired bowler hats used as lampshades and comfy upholstered sofas. Come for apéritifs –the creative cocktails are made with ingredients like ginger beer, elderflower liquor, or Japanese whiskey – but if you find it hard to tear yourself away for dinner, their divine Wagyu beef mini-burgers made with foie gras will fill you up without slowing you down.

Prescription Cocktail Club
23, rue Mazarine (6th)
Open Mon-Sat from 7pm-2am (4am on weekends)

Vin Chaud on the Seine

A bottle of red, some cheese, and the Pont des Arts…summertime romance in Paris is easy,but it’s been a rather brisk winter, so keep warm and cozy by sipping from a thermos of vin chaud while wrapped in a thick and fuzzy blanket. Views from the quays of the Île St-Louis are always fabulous at sunset, and the high walls will help shelter you from the freezing winds.

Dinner at the Dame du Canton

Add a bit of gypsy-themed romance to your evening on this vintage wooden péniche (barge) formerly known as La Guinguette Pirate. Most people come here for the live World music, particularly gypsy jazz “Manouche” (think Django Reinhardt), but below deck you’ll find a cozy, lantern-lit restaurant serving traditional French dishes. Reserve the cushion-filled, shag-pile-carpeted nook in the back for the most privacy. Just make sure your date isn’t prone to sea sickness…or the gentle rocking of the boat may end your evening prematurely!

La Dame du Canton
Moored permanently on the Left Bank of the Seine just east of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir, Port de la Gare (13th).
Open Tues-Sat from 8pm.

 A Chocolate Massage at the Four Seasons

Instead of the traditional box of chocolates, impress your sweetheart with a decadent, “All about Chocolate” spa treatment at the Four Seasons George V hotel. A chocolate-mint body scrub is followed by a Swiss chocolate and toffee body wrap, and finished up with a deep tissue massage using cocoa oil. In short, two and a half hours of pure bliss…without the guilty calorie counting.

Spa at the Four Seasons George V
31, Avenue George V (8th)
2.5-hour treatment €350

Romantic Walks in Paris – As it is said “What not romantic in Paris” so both of you can just take a romantic stroll over here. Some suggestions are :-

1. Try ambling around the narrow streets of the Marais neighbourhood, especially Place des Vosges or Rue de Turenne, for a quaint romantic stroll.
2. The banks of the Seine always ooze with romance. Try getting off at Metro St Michel and strolling on the left bank, or on the Ile St Louis around Notre Dame Cathedral. If it's warm out, stop for a picnic. You can also consider taking a Paris boat tour and then a stroll around Notre Dame, the Pont d'Alma or other spots along the Seine, depending on where your boat tour departs from.
3. Exploring the charming nooks of Montmartre will inspire arty romance that any 19th-century poet would approve of.
4. The Latin Quarter, with its hidden passageways, antique bookstores, old-world cafes and elegant gardens, is always a romantic place to amble in Paris.

Interesting Sidewalk Cafes 

1. De la Contrescarpe - It is located in the 5th district, atop the quaint Rue Mouffetard. There are a couple of sidewalk terraces to sit at there, and the view is great.

2. Les Chevaux de Marly – It has I.M. Pei's Pyramid on its left, and is built inside the wing which borders Rivoli Street (if you look towards Place de la Concorde, this is the right wing of the museum). The place offers a selection of snacks, and a nice warm chocolate. Its terrace is relatively protected from the wind and rain, which makes it a good spot in wintertime.

This wonderful city offers lots of events, activities and attractions, I am sure it won’t let you go disappointed.
Have a nice time !

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