Paris. What can one say about Paris? It must be on everyone’s to visit list, right? Angela’s choice was yet again perfect. Gigi was in Paris for one night last summer… but with four teenagers, romantic is so NOT the word that comes to mind. However, when Gigi was in college, she spent a spring term in Paris… and it was Ooooh La La Love in Paris!!
Paris should be a place where all couples should visit for a romantic getaway. Paris the city of love. So much history to explore, beautiful architecture, amazing food, incredible shopping. Even though some people say that the French can be incredibly rude, Gigi has never found that to be true. I think that if you act as a respectful tourist, and at least try to speak a little French, without expecting them to simply know your language, then they will treat you with resepct too.
Try going to the Eiffel tower late at night. There will be less people and it is so much more romantic. Gigi sent a romantic text to her poet last summer from the top of the Eiffel tower at midnight… sigh!!
You must visit the Louvre, and plan on many hours there… you could actually spend days there and not see everything!! What could be more fun than looking at art with a special someone? have him tell you are more beautiful than the Mona Lisa right in front of the two of you?
Walk along the Seine river at night, holding hands, eating a Nutella crepe you buy from a street vendor (absolutely delicious chocolate thin pancakes…and you can find the Nutella chocolate spread in most American grocery stores)
Go to Montmartre, and walk around this very artsy historical place, and then head on up to the beautiful Sacre Coeur on top of a hill, and see all of Paris.
Visit the Notre Dame church, and climb up to the very top. Look for the gargoyle statues and take photos next to them making gargoyle faces… Gigi did this in college!!
While walking along the Seine, take the time to buy a ticket for the bateau mouches (fly boat) that take you along the river, and give you a breathtaking view of Paris, and yet more romance.
Talk a walk along the Jardins de Luxembourg. Gigi lived in a little pension right by here, and went to the park most days with her college friends, and a certain gorgeous French masseur she met there… sigh… If picnics are romantic no matter where you are, imagine one in Paris… buy some baguette and ham, a bottle of wine (oh yes, you can drink it in the park in public…trust me, every photo of Gigi while in college had them drinking)
Walk along the very long Champs Elysees for shopping and food, and end up at the Arch of Triumph, which you can also climb.
If you have time, Versailles and its incredible palace are not that far away, as are the castles in the Loire valley… France is a beautiful country to explore.