A romantic getaway in Paris guest post written by Rebecca Kelly
Paris is renowned for being one of the most romantic cities in the world and is visited by thousands of tourists annually for many different reasons.
Paris does little to disappoint and has a lot to offer if you're looking for a romantic weekend away.
With over 75,000 hotel rooms and 14 million guests annually, it can be a tough decision trying to find the perfect place to stay.
Here’s a little advice to help make your romantic getaway that extra bit special.
Poplar with artists, writers and philosophers, L’Hotel sits in the centre of Paris’s famous Left Bank.
This grand 4 star hotel boasts some of the most spacious guest rooms in the city. The "Bijoux" and "Mignon" suites overlook the cobbled street of Rue des Beaux-arts, ideal for a lazy morning of croissants, coffee and people watching. Situated near the River Seine in the region of Ile Saint Louis, Hotel du Jeu de Paume boasts 30 spacious rooms embellished with vintage furniture, giving them all a luxurious, cosmopolitan ambience.
The hotel’s central location is ideal for romantic walks along the river or to try one of the many river-front restaurants with beautiful views.
Hidden away and enclosed by charming gardens is the Relais Christine. This tranquil 4 star hotel consists of 51 guest rooms ranging from standard to luxury garden terraced suites. A short stroll from Relais Christine will take you to the centre of Paris and its stunning attractions like the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral, making this hotel the perfect choice for a secluded break in the heart in the city.
Away from your hotel, try one of the many various restaurants on offer around the city. The Restaurant Jules Verne is located on the second level of the Eiffel Tower and offers an eight-course menu ! Despite its high prices, it is an extremely popular choice and is almost always full so be sure to book well in advance.
An extremely romantic restaurant is The Brasserie de l'Ile Saint-Louis on Quai de Bourbon that overlooks the River Seine. Meals here are less than €50 however the tight seating arrangements may detract from its romantic location. An extremely popular, romantic way of seeing the sights of Paris is by river cruise on the Seine. Companies like The Bateaux-Mouches offer a variety of tours ranging from one hour sightseeing tours to lunch and dinner cruises.
Finally, it’s worth remember you’re visiting the country that gave the world champagne so why not treat your loved one and enjoy a bottle of the fizzy stuff !
This post has been written by travel blogger Rebecca Kelly from Simonseeks.com; a community of travel enthusiasts, experts and celebrities sharing their thoughts on the best places to visit around the world, ranging from the cheapest places to stay in New York to the best boutique hotels in Paris.