Why Paris is the City of Love

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

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1. The Eiffel Tower in Paris

What does the Eiffel Tower have to do with love? You don't know until you stand in front of it! Just the sight of this unique landmark will put you in romantic ecstasy. No wonder, then, that there have already been several proposals of marriage at this place. The atmosphere is especially beautiful after dark - then the Eiffel Tower is brightly lit and the 20,000 lamps glitter for 5 minutes at every full hour.

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


Opening hours: all year round

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

2. The Lights in Paris

Not only the Eiffel Tower, but all of Paris 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 castles" - more information about this 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.

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3. The Love Padlocks 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 padlocks. At the Pont des Arts, countless of these padlocks 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.

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4. The Food 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 that, of course! France is a true paradise for all 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. Our tip: Pâtisserie Carette!

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 in a square 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.

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Tip: Don't miss a stroll through the Montmartre district. Cobblestones, small alleys, narrow stairs, art and craft shops as well as playful details characterize the impression of this artists' quarter. Insanely charming and also the location of the film "Amélie".

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