The Six Most Romantic Ways to Propose in Paris | Romantic Proposal Ideas
Proposing in Paris
Paris is a city that inspires love, and there are so many ways to inspire your lover while you’re there. For the history lovers, the food lovers, the art lovers, the beauty lovers, or just the wander-around-hand-in-hand- soaking-up-the-ambience lovers, Paris offers as many sparkling sides as that fine-cut diamond ring in your (slightly sweaty) pocket.
But what should you plan for when it finally comes down to popping the question? Here’s our guide to some of the best places and ways to propose in Paris… for when planning that romantic getaway to Paris is just a ruse for something more.
Proposal Ideas in Romantic Places…
The Sacre Coeur at Sunset
Take her to the Sacre Coeur in Montmartre at sunset. The view from the top takes in the whole of Paris, and the sun sets in front of you, casting the whole city in a magical light. You can propose on the stairs that lead from the Sacre Coeur, or by the telescopes that were immortalised in the movie Amelie. If you’d like to avoid the crowds, Place Louise Michel offers more private spots, with tucked-away benches looking onto romantic statues of lovers embracing. If you don’t need the view, find one of the nearby romantic gardens with weeping willows, roses and follies. Extra points if you can find your way into one of the private gardens that are only occasionally open to the public.
At the top of the Eiffel Tower
There’s no more spectacular a statement than to propose to your lover at the top of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Take an elevator to the third floor and propose with the whole of Paris laid out at your feet. If you plan it for the evening, be aware that the tower will start sparkling every hour on the hour… so wait for it to sparkle, for your proposal to really shine.
At Square René Viviani by the Notre Dame Cathedral
This beautiful garden square is filled with romantic park benches, weeping trees and (in springtime) exquisite flowers. While you’re down on one knee, she’ll be able to see the stunning Notre Dame cathedral behind you. The tiny Square also has the oldest tree in Paris – a lovely symbol of your enduring love.
Picnic at Vert Galant on the Ile de la Cite
Pack a picnic lunch and make yourselves comfortable in this beautiful green space at the tip of the Ile de la Cite. The Ile de la Cite is where Paris originated in Roman times, and at its point, you can look up the Seine with some of Paris’s most beautiful landmarks surrounding you. Watch the boats, enjoy the view, share some French cheese and a glass of wine, then propose to her in the heart of the City of Love.
At rue Tresor in the Marais
This exquisite little secret street is a cul-de-sac with romantic restaurants stretching on either side, and a beautiful fountain sculpture at its end. Take her for a romantic lunch in one of the restaurants, then propose to her on the street afterwards. The rue de Tresor has a truly special ambience and one you’ll both remember always.
Le Ballon De Paris
Touted as the biggest hot air balloon in the world, the Ballon de Paris can take you and your lover 150m in the air for a wedding proposal like no other. Located at Parc André-Citroën, you can take in the breathtaking views of Paris, before taking her breath away once more with that ring.
By Jade Riviére
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