Valentine's Day; our ideas for romantic outings in Paris
Publish on Saturday, 5 January 2019 in Visit Paris
February 14th is fast approaching. This year, how about celebrating this festival of love in a truly special way? Why not surprise your other half with a cruise on the Seine or a romantic dinner for two? The Ouest Hotel suggests some places in Paris where you can spend a Valentine's Day full of magic.
The best romantic restaurants for Valentine's Day
No Valentine's Day worthy of the name should be without the pleasure of a romantic dinner for two, preferably by candlelight. Fortunately, the capital is full of good restaurants offering excellent dinners for lovers.
In the 18th arrondissement, near the hill of Montmartre, the Square Marcadet welcomes you in warm and appealing surroundings. In the kitchen, chefs Emmanuel Raynaud and Nicolas Harte mix a bistro inspiration with contemporary accents. Their cuisine is based on fresh and seasonal ingredients from which they create simple and very tasty dishes.
But you can also have a wonderful Valentine's Day date with your loved one at 23 Clauzel, one of the best gastronomic restaurants to be found in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. With its beautiful exposed stone walls and inviting red chairs, the place boasts a chic and baroque décor. Chef Julie Rivière will enable you to taste the pleasures of a feminine and demanding French cuisine that is both light and refined.
Celebrate your love with a cruise on the Seine
What could be more romantic than to snuggle up with your special one and gaze at the lights of the city as night spreads her cloak over you? To celebrate your love in a fresh and original way on February 14th, you can opt for a romantic cruise on the Seine.
From traditional houseboats to luxury yachts, many Parisian river craft offer their services for Valentine's Day. A cruise will allow you to discover the most beautiful monuments of the capital together. From Notre Dame Cathedral to the Pont des Arts via the Eiffel Tower sparkling with a thousand lights, you will have stars in your eyes.
So that you can enjoy this most romantic of days to the fullest, the various Parisian cruise operators offer a choice of different packages on the occasion of Valentine's Day. You can, of course, opt for a basic cruise. In this case, just remember to reserve two glasses of champagne to sip between kisses before going to dinner at the restaurant of your choice. But you can also choose the truly luxurious option of a sumptuous dinner cruise. A caring crew will ensure that you spend a truly unforgettable time on the world’s most romantic river, to the sound of a live band.
The Ouest Hotel wishes you a wonderful Valentine's Day 2019 in Paris!
Ouest Hotel, a 3-star hotel a few steps from Gare Saint-Lazare