10 Best Things to Do in Paris on Valentines Day

Paris is regarded as a city of love and fragrances and deserved to be visited with your partner. Make your romantic moments more memorable in Paris as it embraces your Valentine's trip with a lot of romantic and nostalgic activities this year. Love is in the air and it’s even more beautiful because you see people of different countries and ethnicity being together, madly in love!

Ahhh, the city of romance. The city for just couples right? NOOOOT! While it must be absolutely charming to go to Paris with a significant other, Paris is just as amazing on your own. Why? Well for starters that delicious French bread, wine on every corner, beautiful views…oh and did I mention the bread?

Paris is the most romantic travel destination around the world. Paris is known for its iconic attractions like the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. The city is also known for its vibrant markets, stylish fashion areas, and charming cafes. Spend your time shopping at the Champs Elysees, a day trip to Versailles Palace, and eating at the restaurants for enjoying tasty French staples and Asian dishes.

Paris is the stunning city you ought to visit soon. Every spot is Instagrammable. Whether you are up for a romantic getaway or for a solo trip, Paris should be on your bucket list for sure. Don't just add it to your bucket list, get ready to stroll around the drop-dead gorgeous city of France.

Regardless of the fairly bad reputation of the surrounding area, the Gare du Nord is one of the most beautiful in Paris. It is also Europe’s first railway station in terms of traffic. The railway station was featured in the movie, le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, one of the most famous French movies abroad.

Why is Paris so amazing? Because a very early sunlit walk through its deserted streets, except for tradesmen setting up their market stalls, is an experience like no other, anywhere. Interrupt the walk only for coffee and a croissant.

Celebrate the special day with a lot of joy and sweet memories. To visit Paris this year, you have to get to some instant activities on your fingertips.

things to do in Paris on Valentines day

Here are some top Valentine's Day activities for you to make your day more special and sweet in France.

1. Candlelight Dinner in Île Saint-Louis


One of the best ways to see the city is to take the river cruise over the Seine. You could book tickets online and it costs only 10 euros per person for 1 hour. People say that the real essence of the city is not captured by its magnificent architectural wonders - it's captured by the river Seine. The Seine does not only run through Paris, but it also had an important part in its history.

Find a good place in town and book your private table with a good romantic environment to have an opportunity for a very romantic candlelight dinner in Paris. If you want your eve to be more romantic, you can also opt for cruise dinner at Seine River. Eat good, and make your memories together in a city of romance.

Tourists traps are more of less the same everywhere, so be aware of shady offers, unlicensed taxis, taxi-bikes. Paris is full of these parasites and unfortunately, tourists are still falling for it. A golden rule: a restaurant with a guy standing outside and trying to lure people in is not a good restaurant. And you’re not in a good area to have dinner.

If you don’t speak any French and want to book a restaurant, one of the easiest way is to use an app. You can get pretty good discounts as well. There are many things to do in Paris, but not a lot of them will be as memorable as a cruise on the river Seine. This is especially true at night when the lights of the city are lit and you can get a unique experience.

2. Dance, Swing, Whirl along the Pont des Arts


Paris is like a garden of the world where people come to feel the actual vibes of love, kiss, and dance. Learn some steps of the couple dance before visiting Paris. Not in the mood to dance? No worry, you can sit and take the pleasures to see the couples dancing on the edge of the river.

This can never be missed mind it because this dance is organized every evening and you can avail the chance of dancing on the romantic beats any eve in your Paris.

3. Plan a romantic movie in Opéra Bastille


Travelers mostly have a love of film. Traveling on Valentine's day with your partner in Paris would need to get a chance of a romantic movie in any of the good cinemas in town. Sit in La Peniche Cinema, and Gaumont Opera and have a good experience of watching a movie. You can also opt for the open-air cinema. Check whether are they planning to play a movie of your choice or not.

4. Visit the Trocadéro Gardens


Get a good offline map on your smartphone for the city and public transports. It would be a great idea to get into the very huge Aquarium in Paris. There are more than ten thousand species for you to get the wonderful views of your partner. You would also find a restaurant associated with the Aquarium so if you feel hungry, you can sit in the restaurant.

5. Moulin Rouge is looking your way


It is a perfect time to take the right sips and dance on the romantic, fast or thrilling beats in the nightclubs of Paris. A number of pubs are there in Paris looking your way. The reputed names are Frog Hope House, Ha’Penny Bridge Pub, Little Temple bar, or O Brien's. Sit on the Green Goose, and in the Quiet Man. You should also move to any of the good pubs and take the opportunity to de-stress and relax your nerves.

6. Hot Air Balloon ride in Parc André Citroën


It is the most romantic activity being in Paris. There are companies in which you can get your own self online or by getting there to book your ride. By the way, travel companies that are responsible for your package also can help you book the two seats in a very interesting air balloon ride.

7. A very famous Eiffel Tower visit


How is that possible if you visit Paris and miss to visit the Eiffel tower and take your memorable pictures there? It is the most romantic place to go in the world. In day time or even at night, you can visit the Eiffel Tower with your partner and make your golden memories along with the 20,000 golden lights of Eiffel tower.

The symbol par excellence of Paris is the Eiffel Tower, which is magnificent and truly a masterpiece of engineering design. In fact, it's practically impossible to think of Paris without the image of this magnificent architectural wonder springing to mind. The Eiffel Tower was named after its engineer Gustav Eiffel and it stands tall at an impressive 324 meters.

The Eiffel tower sparkles at the strike of every hour, after sunset for 5 mins until 1 AM. The best place to see the Eiffel tower is from Trocadero, that’s where these infamous steps are and you can take a picture.

8. Visiting Louvre Museum


Paris has a lot of history and with that comes a lot of museums. One thing that not many know is that many places in Paris are free to visit on the first Sunday of every month. Louvre Museum is one of the most important in the world. Map out where you would like to go, and what you would like to see. This is a MASSIVE museum, and chances are you will not see everything.

The Louvre has a glass pyramid in the yard in front of it and is a famous castle turned now a museum in Paris. It contains so many famous paintings and sculptures such as Mona Lisa. It is a place to visit when you are in Paris but it will take you days before you see everything. On a guided tour you will see the most famous works that houses this museum, such as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

Although, you should know that precisely because a visit to the Louvre is one of the best things to do in Paris, it's also one of the most crowded places. Lines for entry can be pretty long and excruciating, and they might take up hours of your day. We are not saying this fact should deter you from a visit to the Louvre - quite the contrary. The sights will be well worth it.

Another must-see museum is the Musee d'Orsay, which exhibits an important collection of Impressionist paintings.

9. Sit on the Romantic Cafes in Place du Tertre


Paris is all about romance. Every nook of the town owes romantic vibes for you, either you are strolling into the alleyways or sitting on the cafes, sipping warm coffee or tea of your choice. Get arms in arms with your partner and sit on any of the well-known cafés in Paris. We had perfect memories still in the pictures I had taken.

10. Visiting Jardin du Luxembourg

Luxembourg Gardens are particularly exquisite. The flower beds at full bloom are the most beautiful. The fountains and statues are perfect. There are long rows of trees. It’s small enough to fit into downtown Paris yet big enough for a jog. The Senate building is amazing.
Kalyan Panja