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Five quirky Valentine’s Day ideas in Paris

You’ve kissed on a bridge on the Seine, smooched in front of The Kiss and professed your love at the top of the Eiffel Tower… but your grand romantic gestures are still missing a petit quelque chose. It’s time to put your love locks away: a romantic break in Paris is best experienced sans fromage. Whether you’re a foodie or a foosballer, we’ve lined up five not-so-cliché moments that are just meant for two.

    • Cruise boulevards on a Vespa

      Vélibs are so last season. Hop on a rented Vespa and zip around the city in style, thanks to Paris by Scooter’s shiny fleet. A pulse-raising whizz from Opéra Garnier to the Seine takes in stately Haussmann buildings, the elegant Palais Royal and the Louvre’s remarkable pyramid. Or head to Montmartre for quaint alleyways, ivy-clad houses and va-va-voom views.

    • Plan your next escapade

      Dive à deux into the poetic world of Luigi Ghirri at the Jeu de Paume. The Italian photographer mapped Europe in the 1970s in colour-drenched snaps. Get inspiration for your next adventure off the beaten path, or just admire the windswept, languid landscapes the artist so vividly brought to life. The petit plus? You get 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket. From 12 February to 2 June 2019.

    • Share a poulet rôti

      If your budget doesn’t stretch to a gourmet’s table at La Tour d’Argent, head instead to its casual sister bistro. Decorated with books, globe lights and cheery gingham tablecloths, La Rôtisserie d’Argent is a great spot to warm up in after a bracing riverside walk. The star dish here is the spit-roasted chicken, a black-legged farmer’s number from Challans that’s a real treat for two.

    • Get competitive

      Play to score at Bliss near Les Halles, which counts babyfoot among its lures. It’s not, we hasten to add, a reference to playing footsie, but rather the French nickname for table football. The sprawling hangout also has a heated patio and a snazzy bar. Come on a Sunday and challenge your date to a game or three: you’ll need to work up an appetite for the all-you-can-eat buffet brunch.

    • Have one of everything

      You’ll definitely need two sweet-toothed gourmands to tackle Carette’s glorious platter of petits fours. From glossy choux to a classic Mont Blanc and seasonal fruit tarts, the bite-sized pastries are a delight to share. Order a hot chocolate, snuggle up on the heated terrace and look out over Place des Vosges. It’s arguably one of Paris’s prettiest squares – and the setting for many a tumultuous romance.

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Image credits: © Eurostar; © Eurostar; © Getty; © Luigi Ghirri, Padova, 1973; © Imagesource; © Bliss; © Puxan; © Eurostar; © Terrass Hotel; © Jose Duarte da Silva Rocha; © Shutterstock