Paris for lovers
Paris is the number one destination when it comes to honeymooning and romantic trips. A walk on Pont des Arts and a stroll down the Champs-Elysees might be what attracts thousands each year, but it’s certainly not the only way to spend a love-filled getaway à la Parisienne.
Instead, have a drink by Hotel Grand Amour’s fireplace, grab a café at Shakespeare & Co, and enjoy dinner in a secret courtyard garden.
Romantic (but not clichéd) places for lovers
Have a drink at the Grand Amour Hotel18 Rue de la Fidélité, Paris 75010Although it has a romantic name, there is nothing cheesy about Hotel Grand Amour. The retro rooms, hip bar and bohemian atmosphere make this super chic ‘love hotel’ the perfect nest for those seeking a tender getaway without the cringe.
Cocktails at Little Red Door60 Rue Charlot, Paris 75003A cocktail bar inspired by the American Prohibition, this modern speakeasy welcomes those who want to enjoy classic drinks or innovative creations, whilst staying away from prying eyes…
Le Bistrot des Dames18 Rue des Dames, Paris 75017A hidden gem in the busy 17th arrondissement, Le Bistrot des Dames, the restaurant at the Eldorado Hotel, offers French and Italian specialties in a secret garden, open during both summer and winter.
Visit Shakespeare & Co bookshop37 Rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 75005Feel free to wander around the tiny alleys, listen to strangers playing the piano and have a slice of Lemon Pie at the café right next to the shop, overlooking Notre Dame and the Seine.
Le Derrière69 rue des Gravilliers, Paris 75003Le Derriere (‘behind’, in English) welcomes locals and tourists with its warm décor inspired by a bohemian Parisian apartment. Pick either the living-room, the bedroom or the kitchen to enjoy an exquisite lobster whilst cozying up to your loved one on the comfy sofas.
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