Parisian covered passages, havens of peace
Parisian passages are some of the most romantic places you'll find in the City of Lights. Built in the 19th century, these galleries pierced through buildings and mounted with skylights are an ideal place to whisper sweet words. The Panoramas and Grand-Cerf passages, as well as the Vivienne and Véro-Dodat galleries are classics in the book of love. If you long for more secrecy, head to the passage de l'Ancre, hidden between Turbigo and Saint-Martin streets.
Passage des Panoramas
11, boulevard Montmartre
Passage du Grand-Cerf
4, rue des Petits-Champs
Passage de l'Ancre
Access through 223, rue Saint-Marin or 30, rue Turbigo
Sipping a cocktail at the Ice Cube Bar
For a drink in an intimate setting, go to 40, boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, and climb up to the 7th floor of the main building. The Ice Cube Bar has taken up residence on the Galeries Lafayette rooftop. On the menu of two bars, igloo style: champagne, cocktails, and for small appetites, oysters, foie gras and caviar. The other attractive feature of the place is that it enjoys an unobstructed view onto Parisian roofs. Perfect for lovers.
Ice Cube Bar
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
40, boulevard Haussmann
Into the secret of the jardins du Palais
In the silence of the gardens of the Palais-Royal, heart of Parisian pleasures for more than four centuries, you'll entertain the ardour that keeps you going. Shielded from view behind the Colonnes de Buren, let it break free and engulf the one you love with the sweltering heat of passion.
Gardens of the Palais-Royal
2, place Colette
Tender kiss at the Buttes-Chaumont park
For an impassioned date, head to the famous Buttes-Chaumont park, right in the heart of the 19th century. This green and unusual place will know how to charm lovers of old, with a suspended bridge, an intimate cave and romantic waterfalls. What more would you need to declare your love? In this enchanting setting that holds more surprises in store, you will maybe exchange that dizzying kiss!
1, rue Botzaris
Movie screening at the Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris
A romantic night at the movies, that's a classic! The Royal Monceau Hotel thought about you and offers a unique experience for Valentine's Day. For that one night, live a luxurious moment in the palace with the screening of Jackie at the Katara, the privately owned movie theatre of the hotel. Move on to the Bar Long of the hotel afterwards, to have a drink and declare your love.
Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris
37, avenue Hoche