Intimate bistros, cinematic settings, charming cobblestone streets, and plenty of places to sneak a passionate kiss. It's called the City of Love for a reason, and it's the ideal spot for celebrating the start of your marriage. Here's our crib sheet for planning a memorable honeymoon in Paris.
MOST ROMANTIC HOTEL
- Left Bank: L'Hotel is glamorous and loaded with atmosphere. We love the tucked-away location, literary history (Oscar Wilde died here), underground hammam pool, and kind staff.
- Right Bank: Ritz Paris, with its white-glove service, largest indoor pool in Paris, stunning outdoor terrace, and Coco Chanel suite, is newly refurbished and totally timeless.
MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT
- Le Gabriel: A wonderfully grand and discreet restaurant in a former mansion that's now La Reserve, an equally grand and discreet hotel, where the Michelin-starred dishes have a hint of Japanese influence. Make a night of it with drinks in the hotel's opulent bar.
MOST ROMANTIC STROLL
- Avenue des Champs-Élysées: Start at the Louvre and take the scenic route through Tuilerie Gardens. Make your way around Place de Concorde, stopping for a crepe and a spin on the Big Wheel, before strolling down Avenue des Champs-Élysées. End your walk at the Arc de Triomphe, where you can climb forty steps to the top for spectacular views.
BEST PHOTO OP
- Eiffel Tower: Cliche? Yes. Romantic. Totally. Especially at dusk when the lights are twinkling and the crowds are starting to fade.
- Bar Hemingway: The typewriters, the letters, the photos, and flowers for the ladies. This is the most wonderful, overpriced tourist trap in town for a Certain Kind of Paris Lover. Don't fight it — everyone ends up here. Happily.
PLACE TO BE NAUGHTY
- Les Chandelles: Paris may be the most romantic city on Earth, but it also has a proud tradition of highbrow kink and mischievous pursuits. Test your limits at one of the city's most frequented and notorious sex clubs.
- River Limousine: Take in Paris from the Seine on a romantic sunset cruise a deux. Pop a bottle of champagne, cheers your union, and enjoy the sites from your own Venetian water taxi.
LET US PLAN YOUR HONEYMOON
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