by Suzanne Sachs • 5 min read
THE BASICS --
Paris, France is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for waterfronts, lakes, gardens, parks or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. But where, exactly, should that most important question be asked? This guide describes some of the best places in Paris to ask that special woman or man.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW--
In this guide we will explain the following:
- Romantic Locations in Paris For Outdoor Lovers
- Eiffel Tower
- Seine River
- Luxembourg Gardens
- Pont des Arts
- Palais Royal Gardens
- Canal Saint-Martin
- Romantic Destinations in Paris
- Lake Enghien-Les-Bains
- Louvre Museum
- Champagne or Wine Region
- Best Places to Propose in Paris
Romantic Locations in Paris for Outdoor Lovers
1. Eiffel Tower
The iconic Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular places to propose in Paris. You can propose at the top of the tower with panoramic views of the city, or on the Champ de Mars lawn at its base.
The charming and artistic neighborhood of Montmartre offers picturesque streets, the famous Sacré-Cœur Basilica, and numerous cozy cafes where you can propose with a view of the city below. The "I Love You" wall located in Montmartre's Jehan Rictus Garden, features the words "I love you" in over 300 languages. It's a unique and meaningful place to propose.
3. Seine River
Take a romantic Seine River cruise in the evening and propose as you pass by some of Paris's most famous landmarks, such as Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Louvre. You can book a private dinner cruise or simply take a boat ride along the Seine. Proposing with the city's landmarks as your backdrop can be incredibly romantic.
4. Luxembourg Gardens
The Luxembourg Gardens are a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. You can propose near the Medici Fountain or by the picturesque pond, making it a great location for a stunning proposal.
5. Pont des Arts
This pedestrian bridge over the Seine River is famous for its "love locks." You can attach a lock with your names on it and propose on the bridge.
6. Palais Royal Gardens
These elegant gardens feature rows of black and white columns known as the Colonnes de Buren. It's a serene and romantic setting for a proposal.
7. Canal Saint-Martin
Take a private boat ride along the picturesque Canal Saint-Martin and propose as you pass under the charming bridges. A photographer could arrange to be on hand to discreetly capture the special “yes” moment.
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Romantic Destinations in Paris
Paris is full of romantic lakes, museums, and parks. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, a spectacular museum, or at a beautiful lake.
8. Lake Enghien-les-Bains
Located just a short train ride from central Paris, Lake Enghien-les-Bains is a lovely spot for a proposal. You can take a stroll along the lakeside promenade and find a picturesque spot to pop the question.
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9. Louvre Museum
The Louvre's glass pyramid and the Cour Carrée make for a memorable backdrop. You can propose in the courtyard, or inside the museum if you're art enthusiasts. One of the most iconic spots is the glass pyramid in the Cour Napoléon courtyard. This area is often less crowded in the morning and provides a stunning backdrop for your proposal.
10. Champagne or Wine Region
The Champagne region, located about 90 minutes from Paris, is famous for its sparkling wine. Consider proposing at one of the prestigious champagne houses, such as Veuve Clicquot or Taittinger, in their elegant tasting rooms or cellars. Burgundy is known for its world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. You can propose at a charming vineyard or at a winery in the Burgundy region.
Best Places to Propose in Paris
While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, Paris has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.
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