The charms of the Left Bank will make your Valentine's Day special
Posted in Paris le 2 January 2023
Paris remains the city of love and there is no shortage of romantic places and activities to enjoy together. Here’s a brief overview of how the Left Bank could enchant your Valentine's Day...
Take to the Parisian sky
Your heads will be in the clouds. Take your special one to the heights and offer them Paris at their feet… How? Well, you have some wonderful choices. You could opt for the great classic romantic adventure offered by the Eiffel Tower. The 360° view from the 3rd floor is breathtaking. For this special occasion, you can purchase a ticket that includes a free glass of champagne. Or you could head up to the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower and its panoramic observation deck. There, at a height of 200 metres, Paris is spread at your feet and the Eiffel Tower seems very close. Finally, you might prefer to take a ride on the Generali tethered balloon which rises from the Parc André Citroën. Serene yet exhilarating, it provides a view you’ll never forget.
The Left Bank has many options for romantic walks that are perfect for Valentine's Day. You could wander the Latin Quarter and the elegant boulevards of Saint-Germain and Saint-Michel. Take advantage of a ray of sunshine and sit by the Grand Bassin pond of the Jardin du Luxembourg. Explore bustling Rue Mouffetard, where students and locals hang out in cafés and bistros. Take a seat in the Flore or Deux Magots, the famous Saint-Germain-des-Prés cafés that have been the favoured gathering places of so many intellectuals and artists over the years. Finally, discover the district’s great places to eat, from the Bon Marché delicatessen to the Pierre Hermé pâtisserie, while not forgetting the Food Society of Ateliers Gaîté.
Paris is a dream setting for lovers. Enjoy your own romantic getaway by staying at the Hotel Alizé Grenelle.
Photo: Jonathan Stutz
Hotel Alizé Grenelle, a 3-star hotel in the heart of Paris located near the Eiffel Tower