The whole world knows Venice as the city of love but magnetizing Paris too pulls a large number of romantic couples to indulge in the scenic beauty of this city. Romance can actually be felt while traveling to different areas of Paris and its surroundings. There are several places in this city where you can be lost in love or rekindle your lost love. And who knows you may even grow a new relationship!
The article presents a new view towards some of the most romantic places in Paris where you can find your special one or renew the vows taken at the time of marriage.
Café terrace make the perfect place to start sweet talking
Paris has thousands of sidewalk cafes that make a good reason to get entrenched. Visit these cafes any time of the day and you see them filled with lovers. Pick any café terrace and you find a couple sitting there smooching. Even if you are not the one showing public displaying of love, you will start behaving like one of them.
‘Aux Deux Magots’ at St Germain des Pres in front of the St Germain Church is one such lovely sidewalk café. To shelter people from rain and sun, the vast terrace of this café has been covered by a shade. This place had once been a favourite place for writers and philosophers. Though you might not find that literary feel but the café always is an amazing place to spend some quality time with your beloved.
‘Butte aux Cailles’ in the 13th district, ‘Place de la Contrescarpe’ in the 5th district, ‘Place des Abbesses’ on the Montmartre Hill and the perennial cafe on Ile St Louis near Quai de Bourbon are some other nice sidewalk cafés in Paris.
The cafés are traditionally found on the sidewalks only but you can find some while visiting places like museums. For example the Louvre Museum has ‘Les Chevaux de Marly’. Unlike the typical sidewalk cafes, you can in fact smell history at this place inside the museum. The famous movie ‘Da Vinci Code’ was also filmed here.
A trip to Paris can be enjoyed the best if you explore the city on foot. There are some of the most romantic places in Paris which can be discovered while strolling only. While walking you also come across several breath-taking views. Known for a quiet and ravishing beauty, ‘Place Furstenberg’ is one such place tucked between St Germain des Prés and the river Seine.
It is the same place where Eugene Delacroix, the famous French painter had made his studio. Though an interesting place to visit during daytime, nights are known for the romantic quality. Sitting on benches beneath the large shady trees accompanied by lamp posts on their sides adds serenity to this quiet atmosphere.
Then while climbing to the top of the Montmartre Hill, the steep flights of stairs give an amazing feeling. Returning from the top in night, you will notice that the area still retains the ‘olden days’ (late 1800) feel. Walking freely hand-in-hand, certainly it is one of those places in Paris where you can express your heart’s deepest feelings.
A lesser known place for experience romanticism is the tip of the ‘Ile de la Cité’. Situated at the downstream of ‘Ile St Louis’, it is a beautiful island. The Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saint Chapelle are the most notable sights of this place. Walk towards the western tip of ‘Ile de la Cité’ and you see the ‘Pont Neuf’ – a bridge built in the 16th century. To get the best views, daytime visit is recommended.
Paris really abounds in such places where you can start a new relation or rebuild a long lost relationship. Just a visit to some places in Paris and the memories will be forever recorded in your mind and heart. Wherever you walk, just remember not to set your vision to eye-level only as there you get to see beautiful ‘upper floor’ sceneries too.
If you wish to ignite the flames of passion in you or rekindle your sleepy marriage, just visit Paris once and you would like to come here again and again.