5 walks to inspire romance in the City of Light
Quartier de Montmarte
A village known for inspiring painters such as Picasso, Pissarro, Modigliani, and Toulouse-Lautrec is guaranteed to inspire couples as well. The quaint Montmarte offers picturesque views of classic Paris, as well as streets lined with artists, cabarets, and bistros. And if the 222-step hike to the village doesn’t feel very sexy, a trip on the funicular will help preserve the air of romance.
Basilique du Sacre Coeur de Montmarte
While strolling atop Montmarte, make your way to Sacre Coeur, one of Paris’ most beautiful and iconic monuments. Dating back to 1919, the panoramic views from this Roman-Byzantine-style basilica will fill your hearts to the brim. Inside, stroll peacefully hand in hand to view one of the largest mosaics in France.
Rue des Martyrs
A walk down this street will make you feel like local lovers. Starting at the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette church and ending near the Place des Abbesses, bourgeois and bohemian vibes mix along this route, which is filled with family-owned shops, antique jewelry, boutiques, and restaurants for a perfectly Parisian afternoon.
Le Mur des Je T’aime
The name of this site translates to the “I Love You Wall,” so is there any doubt that it’s suited to couples? Located at the Place des Abbesses in Montmarte, the wall displays the phrase “I love you” in 250 different languages. Composed of hundreds of lava-glazed squares, the artwork represents reconciliation and togetherness – inspiration for couples from all over.
Musee de la Vie Romantique
Grab that special someone for a walk through this 1830 house-turned-museum, where the first floor commemorates romantic novelist George Sand and the second floor houses the paintings of Ary Scheffer. The property’s charming rose garden is another romantic hideaway here, while the seasonal tea room (open from March to October) is the perfect place to rest and gaze into each others’ eyes.
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