Paris, with its beautiful lights and incredible atmosphere, is one of the most romantic places in the world and a wonderful destination for a Valentine’s Day trip. I was fortunate to spend Valentine’s Day weekend in Paris last year. Here are a few of my suggestions on how to spend a great Valentine’s Day in Paris.
Begin your day climbing up to the top of the Eiffel Tower with your sweetheart. It is incredibly romantic to see the beauty of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Take the elevator up to the second floor of the tower for an amazing view of the city. On the third floor, all of the buildings are too small to see and the tower tends to sway with wind. An elevator ticket to the second floor costs €8.20 for adults and €6.60 for people aged 12-24 starting April 1. Children under 11-years-old and disabled people can visit the second floor for €4.10.
Those who want to get some exercise while visiting the tower can climb up the 674 steps to the second floor. Starting April 1, climbing the stairs costs €4.70 for adults and €3.70 for people aged 12-24. Children under 11-years-old and disabled people can climb the stairs for €3.20.
After climbing up the tower, take a stroll to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, where you can spend part of the day exploring the shops with your love.
Paris has many delicious and romantic restaurants for a Valentine’s Day dinner. I would recommend Bistro de Breteuil. located in the 7th arrondissement on 3, pl de Breteuil, Bistro de Breteuil has one of the best prix fixe menus in Paris with delicious food at a good price. If it is not too cold to sit outside, the terrace is beautiful, but the inside also offers a romantic atmosphere.
To cap off the day, take a night cruise on the Seine River. Nothing is more romantic than to travel by boat with your love, with the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower and many illuminated buildings in the background. My favorite is the Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Tour, which offers a bus ride around the city at night, with commentary provided in many different languages, and a cruise on the river. The tour, which takes 2.5 hours, costs €35 for adults and €17.50 for children aged 4-17.