5 Reasons Why Paris Is the City of Love

5 Reasons Why Paris Is the City of Love | Editor: Florian Lieke

Paris - the city of love! But why? We searched for the most romantic places and highlights in Paris. Find out more below.

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1. The Eiffel Tower in Paris

So, what does the Eiffel Tower have to do with love? You won't ever understand until you stand in front of it! Solely the sight of this unique landmark will put you in romantic enchantment. Therefore, it's no wonder that thousands of people have already proposed at this magical place. Especially after dark, the atmosphere is breathtaking. Then, the Eiffel Tower is brightly illuminated and the more than 20,000 lamps glitter for 5 minutes at every full hour.

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Romantic highlight: dinner for two at "58 Tour Eiffel". The restaurant is located on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower. An experience that certainly leaves you speechless.

View of the Eiffel Tower in the evening
Illuminated bridge in Paris

2. The Lights in Paris

Not only the Eiffel Tower, but the whole city is transformed into a sea of glitter at night. But before nightfall you should definitely watch the sunset, preferably from the Pont des Arts. This bridge is famous for its "love locks" - more information can be found at number 3. A nocturnal walk through Paris has its special charm, as does a boat trip on the Seine. On the boat you can lean back and let sights like Notre Dame or Louvre pass by. On some boats it is also possible to have dinner during the trip. Information about these boat trips is available in most hotels.

3. The Love Locks in Paris

The Pont des Arts connects the Quai du Louvre on the right side of the Seine with the Quai de Malaquais on the left side and is considered as one of the most romantic places in Paris. Why? Because, until recently, thousands of lovers have sworn their love here, with love locks. At the Pont des Arts, countless of these locks were installed. However, the city council had them removed, as the bridge is not designed for the additional weight of the padlocks. Nevertheless, many lovers still come here to swear eternal love.

Famous Pont des Arts in Paris
View of a typical Parisian breakfast

4. The Culinary Delights in Paris

Paris is not only an aesthetic pleasure, but above all a culinary one. As we all know, love goes through the stomach and the French know this, of course! France is a true paradise for all of those who love food and value good cuisine. Especially when it comes to desserts, the French are true masters. All over Paris you will find numerous patisseries where you can indulge in sweet pleasures.

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Romantic highlight: a typical Parisian breakfast for two at the brasserie "Le Relais Odeon". The brasserie is located in the Latin Quarter and couldn't be more romantic!

5. The Love Letters in Paris

The most beautiful sentence in the world was immortalized in Paris in 311 languages, on the "Mur des je t'aime". The wall of love is, so to say, a must for all couples in love who come to Paris. The wall was designed by the artists Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito. It is located on the Place des Abbesses, on the Montmartre Hill. The Montmartre Hill is the highest natural elevation in the city. On the "summit" (130 m) you will find the beautiful Basilica Sacré-Cœur - one of the most important sights with a great view over the entire city.

View of Montmartre in Paris
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Romantic final tip: Make sure to take a stroll through the Montmartre district. Cobbled streets, small alleys, narrow staircases, art and craft shops as well as playful details characterise the romantic and unique impression of this artists' quarter.

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