Here are 4 places in Paris to take your sweetie on Valentine’s Day (or any day that you want to prove your love):
Le Mur des Je T’aime — In a sunny little park behind the Abbesses Metro station in Montmartre, you can affirm your love, and choose your language. Le Mur des Je T’aime, or The Wall of I love You’s, in Square Jehan Rictus, is a blue-tiled expanse where the 3 magic words “I Love You” are written in English, French, Italian, Swahili, and dozens of other tongues. Click here for a virtual visit.
Le Petit Moulin — Christian Lacroix proved his love of exuberant design when he created the 17 room luxury hotel Le Petit Moulin in the Haut Marais. Outside, the centuries-old building still bears the name of an artisan boulangerie. But inside, Lacroix has transformed the space into a decorative showplace, with kaleidoscopic wallpapers, Venician mirrors, velvet backed drapes hanging from 13 foot ceilings, leopard prints dancing with toile de jouey. A night here is a night to remember.
Bar 8 — Woo your love with a glass of champagne at the chic Bar 8, in the Mandarin Orient hotel. The fashionable cocktail lounge boasts a sleek marble bar, intimate lighting, lush seating, and more than 20 kinds of bubbly. In February, it’s an indoor urban delight. In warmer months, carry your flutes to the adjoining garden for a little piece of heaven.
Ballon de Paris — Embrace your love, and all of Paris, from the basket of a hot air balloon. The Ballon de Paris, tethered in Parc André Citroen, rises daily, weather permitting. The balloon rises to the length of its tether, surveys the city, and floats back to earth. Call before you go, to make sure flying conditions are right. 01 44 26 20 00. Now wouldn’t that be an unexpected place to pop the question?!
Where do you find romance in Paris?