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             February, the month for romance in Paris
             In 2008, Paris continues to live up to its reputation as “the world’s most romantic city”
             and strive to attract lovers from all over the world. Paris has always been associated
             with love: courtly love in the Middle Ages, then libertinism in the 16th century and in
             the tradition of the French royal court and successive revolutions that helped to loosen
             up strait-laced morals. Today, romantic strolls, candle-lit dinners, nights of love, tête-
             à-têtes in cafes, specialist shopping … there is everything in Paris to satisfy the wildest
             desires of enamoured couples; and Paris also offers an idyllic setting for future and
             newly-married couples looking for somewhere to celebrate their love. In February, and
             in particular, on 14 February St Valentine’s Day, romance is on everyone’s mind. For
             this occasion, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau is bringing together hundreds of
             special offers throughout the month of February for loving couples staying in the
             capital. So, Paris becomes, more than ever, the ideal place for all romantics.

             A few facts…
             In the mood for love. 27 million people visit the French capital each year. For many of
             them — 30 per cent of British tourists, for instance — a romantic tryst is the reason for
             their trip.
             “I do!” Over 10,600 couples got married in Paris in 2006.
             French kiss. This sensual smooch is reputed to be Gallic, as its name indicates: could
             there be any other way to kiss in Paris?
             Romantic reads. “Nadja” by André Breton, “Paris Spleen” by Charles Baudelaire,
             “Bastille Tango” by Jean-François Vilar and “The Perfect Life of Lovers” by Monique
             Pivot.
             Romantic films. “Everyone says I love you” by Woody Allen, “A bout de soufflé” by
             Michel Godard, “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain” by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, “Les
             Amants du Pont Neuf” by Léos Carax, “Before Sunset” by Richard Linklater, etc.
             Libertine Paris. France’s libertine reputation comes from authors like the Marquis de
             Sade, Crébillon and Choderlos de Laclos, famous for his “Liaisons dangerous”.


             Romance calendar 2008
            February, the month for romance                                                                              01/02 to 29/02
            To prolong the pleasures of St Valentine’s Day, the Paris Convention and
            Visitors Bureau will highlight promotional offers traditionally reserved for St
            Valentine’s Day throughout the whole of the month of February for loving
            couples taking a break in Paris: reductions in hotels, restaurants, etc.
            More information on www.parisinfo.com


            Salon de la lingerie                                                                                         24/02 to 27/02
            This seductive trade show displays all the latest styles of intimate apparel,
            from lacy lingerie to tantalising new trends. Reserved for trade professionals.
            Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris 15th - www.lingerie-paris.com


            Grand Salon du mariage
            Happiness, dreams and magic are the focus for this 11th edition of this trade                               24/10 and 25/10
            show for the public. 5 000 m² of exhibition space with everything you need to
            organize a wonderful special day : wedding dresses, jewellery, flowers,
            decorations, honeymoon trips etc.
            Parc floral de Paris esplanade of the château de Vincennes, Paris 12th - www.legrandsalondumariage.fr




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            St Valentine’s Day                                                                                                   14/02
            February is the month for this beloved tradition of choosing your loved one, or
            “Valentine” as women in the Middle Ages called their knights. It’s the day for
            lovers, and Paris, the romance capital par excellence, is the perfect setting to
            woo your Valentine. Lovers exchange chocolates, flowers and all sorts of sweet
            nothings.
            Details on: www.parisinfo.com


            Le Jeu de l’amour et du hasard (Game of Love and Chance)                                                       until 23/02
            This famous play by Marivaux, written in the 18th century, is still relevant
            today. A romantic comedy, where love ultimately triumphs.
            Théâtre Mouffetard 73 rue Mouffetard, Paris 5th - Tel +33 (0)1 43 31 11 99


            Alexandre Dupouy at the Musée de l’Erotisme                                                                    until 27/03
            At the heart of the Pigalle district, a few steps from the Moulin-Rouge is the
            Musée de l’Erotisme. It presents an artistic and historic approach to eroticism
            through its permanent collections of popular art, sacred art and contemporary
            art. The temporary exhibition devoted to the photographer Alexandre Dupouy
            proposes a very sensual and moving atmosphere with a series of black and
            white photographs of women nudes.
            Musée de l’Erotisme 72 bd de Clichy, Paris 18th - www.musee-erotisme.com


            Marie-Antoinette                                                                                            15/03 to 16/06
            France’s most romantic queen takes centre stage at the Galeries nationales de
            Grand Palais. An air of fantasy has always surrounded the representations of
            the life of Marie-Antoinette – the queen who had the « pavillon de l’Amour »
            built on the estate of Bagatelle, near to Paris. Those images do not reveal the
            full truth, which is what this exhibition seeks to reveal.
            Galeries nationales du Grand Palais 3 av du Général-Eisenhower, Paris 8th - Tel +33 (0)1 44 13 17 17


            Musée de la Vie romantique                                                                                   all year round
            Nestled in the heart of the Nouvelle-Athènes district, the museum contains a
            collection of souvenirs and objets d’art bequeathed to the City of Paris,
            conjuring up two major 19th-century figures: the writer George Sand (1804-
            1876) and the painter Ary Scheffer (1795-1858). This atmospheric museum
            recreates the environment in which the French Romantics lived and worked.
            Musée de la Vie romantique hôtel Scheffer-Renan 16 rue Chaptal, Paris 9th - www.vie-

            romantique.paris.fr




      Love thy neighbourhood

             Paris bridges. The French capital has any number of bridges for lovers! Why are these simple passages from
             one bank of the Seine to the other so charged with romance? Perhaps it is because the river comes into view
             when crossing the Seine and the horizon opens up, making lovers feel as if they’re on top of the world.
             Legend has it that a wish made under the Pont Marie, also known as the “lovers’ bridge”, will come true if it
             is kept a secret. The movie “Les Amants du Pont-Neuf” (Lovers on the Bridge) turned the eponymous bridge
             into a landmark for romance. The Pont des Arts is another popular spot for canoodling. Its light wooden
             structure invites one to sit down and watch the play of light on the rippling waters of the Seine below
             through the slats. In “Everyone says I love you”, Woody Allen choose this setting for his protagonists to dance
             by the lights of the Seine.
             Pont-Neuf Paris 1st, pont Marie Paris 4th, pont des Arts Paris 6th

             And also: pont National, pont Sully, pont au Double, pont d’Arcole, pont Alexandre-III etc.

             Details on: www.paris.fr


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             The “I Love You” wall at Abbesses. We’ve all engraved a sweetheart’s name on a wall or tree trunk
             when in the throes of a love affair, or toyed with the idea of doing so. Artist Frédéric Baron has turned this
             tradition into a collection. Having gathered 1,000 “I love you” sample,s scrawled all over Paris in more than
             300 languages, he decided to place them all on a wall with the help of calligrapher Claire Kito and wall
             painting specialist Daniel Boulogne. So you can now admire exotic-sounding declarations of love —
             “Assavakit”, “Munsmawa”, “Te iubesc” et al — in the heart of the Abbesses district and reflect on the
             universal nature of love.
             “I Love You” wall square des Abbesses, Paris 18th - www.lesjetaime.com


             Kissing on a public bench. The parks and gardens of Paris are popular spots for lovers. The Jardin de
             Tuileries is a historic location for romantic trysts; in times past, Parisians wandered its wide alleys to try
             their luck at love and games of chance. The Place des Vosges in the heart of the Marais is an equally pleasant
             place for a romantic walk. Lovers in search of wide open spaces well away from curious onlookers will find
             ideal spots in the Parc de Buttes-Chaumont and the Parc de la Villette. And couples can peacefully try out
             their own version of the master sculptor’s “The Kiss” in the sublime gardens of the Musée Rodin.
             Jardin des Tuileries Paris 1st, place des Vosges Paris 13th, arènes de Lutèce Paris 5th, musée Rodin gardens Paris 7th, Port-Royal cloister

             Paris 14th, parc des Buttes-Chaumont Paris 19th, le Jardin naturel Paris 20e


             Romantic Montmartre. Long associated with bohemian passion and free love, the Pigalle and Butte
             Montmartre neighbourhoods continue to exercise their traditional appeal as prime locations for cabarets and
             romantic holidays. The quiet village acquired its reputation as a pit stop for pleasure seekers in the 18th
             century, while the Bal du Moulin Rouge invited people to kick up their heels from the 19th century onwards.
             The area is now a legendary night spot where sex shops rub shoulders with dance revues. Further up, towards
             the Sacré-Cœur and Place des Abbesses, lovers gather on the steps of the Butte, take a ride on the merry-go-
             round and soak up the bohemian and artistic atmosphere of the area’s narrow cobblestone streets.
             Sacré-Cœur, Moulin-Rouge, place du Tertre, rue Lepic Paris 18th


             Le baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville (City Hall kiss). Robert Doisneau’s celebrated snapshot is immutably
             associated with the city and sums up the romance of Paris perfectly. Lovers with their arms wrapped around
             each other are still a common sight in the area. When the square in front of the Hôtel de Ville is free, the
             traditional merry-go-round invites passers-by to take a romantic spin; in winter, lovers get their skates on to
             perform nuptial dances on the open-air rink. In summer, when Paris Plage takes over the quays, scantily-clad
             tanned bodies bask in the sun and the city turns into an urban beach resort where many a summer fling takes
             place.
             Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville Paris 4th, quays Paris 4th, bouquinistes quai Saint-Michel Paris 5th




      Tête à tête

             Menus for lovers. To celebrate the “month for romance” in Paris, restaurants will be offering special
             menus for lovers on the evening of Valentine’s Day 14 February, and throughout the month of February. See
             the website of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau for details – a selection of locations for candle-light
             dining, drinking a cocktail to lovers, and leaving with a rose.
             List of offers available on: www.parisinfo.com




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             Restaurants with a view. An upscale dinner in more ways than one for altitude lovers with a penchant for
             panoramic views. Take your pick: you can dine high up on the Eiffel Tower, on the top floor of the Tour
             Montparnasse, with a view of the Seine at Kong, over the rooftops of Paris at the Georges at the Centre
             Pompidou, or at the new restaurant of the Musée du Quai-Branly, Les Ombres. A very heady experience
             that will have your date in raptures!
             Le Kong 1 rue du Pont-Neuf, Paris 1st - Tel +33 (0)1 40 39 09 00

             Le Georges 19 rue Beaubourg, Paris 4th - Tel +33 (0)826 10 04 78

             La Tour d’argent 15-17 quai de la Tournelle, Paris 5th - Tel +33 (0)1 43 54 23 31

             Le Ziryab 1 rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard, Paris 5th - Tel +33 (0)1 53 10 10 16

             Le Jules Verne Champ-de-Mars tour Eiffel, Paris 7th - Tel +33 (0)1 45 55 20 04
          Les Ombres musée du Quai-Branly 220 rue de l’Université, Paris 7th - Tel +33 (0)1 47 53 68 00
             La Maison blanche 15 av Montaigne, Paris 8th - Tel +33 (0)1 47 23 55 99

             Le Ciel de Paris 33 av du Maine, Paris 15th - Tel +33 (0)1 40 64 77 69

             Les Jardins plein ciel - hôtel Raphaël 17 av Kléber, Paris 16th - Tel +33 (0)1 53 64 32 00

             Le Café de l’homme 17 pl du Trocadéro, Paris 16th - Tel +33 (0)1 44 05 30 15


             Candlelight room service. Count on Paris to provide home delivery with a difference. French caterers and
             chefs concoct exquisite breakfasts or dinners to be sampled by candlelight in your hotel room or rented
             studio flat.
             A Table - www.atable.com

             Chaud devant - www.chaud-devant.com

             Dalloyau - www.dalloyau.fr

             Lenôtre - www.lenotre.fr

             Sélection repas - www.selectionrepas.fr




             On the water. Dining with your loved-one on a barge or simply sailing along the water watching Paris glide
             by … is for some a bit of a cliché but nevertheless so romantic! To add a dose of originality the website
             Apoteo Surprise proposes two-hour cruises aboard a private elegant yacht with champagne and a tray meal
             from renowned caterer’s Lenôtre.
             Apoteo Surprise - www.apoteosurprise.com

             Canauxrama bassin de la Villette 13 quai de la Loire, Paris 19th - www.canauxrama.com

             La Marina de Bercy - www.marinadeparis.com
             Paris Canal - www.pariscanal.com

             And also: les Bateaux-Mouches, les Bateaux parisiens, les Vedettes de Paris - www.parisinfo.com


             Romantic breakfasts. For an excellent start to the day or to round of a sleepless night, what could be
             better than a good breakfast for two in a charming decor? The big Parisian hotels open their restaurants for
             breakfast; you do not have to be a hotel guest to enjoy this delightful experience.
             In another style, Breakfast in America proposes American-style breakfasts with bacon and pancakes; Paul,
             Rose Bakery and Le Pain quotidien offer traditional French fare with a large selection of bread and buns such
             as brioches, croissants and pain au chocolat. For late risers, these addresses also serve delicious brunches!
             Hotels: Plaza-Athénée, Ritz, George V, La Chinoiserie de l’hôtel Hyatt, Crillon, Bristol, Le Meurice, Lutetia…

             Breakfast in America 17 rue des Ecoles, Paris 5th - Tel +33 (0)1 43 54 50 28

             Rose Bakery 46 rue des Martyrs, Paris 9th - Tel +33 (0)1 42 82 12 80

             Le Pain quotidien 18 pl du Marché-Saint-Honoré, Paris 1st et 33 rue Vivienne, Paris 2nd - www.lepainquotidien.com

             Paul 25 av de l’Opéra, Paris 1st - Tel +33 (0)1 42 60 78 22


             Tea for two and two for tea. On a cold winter’s day, it is nice to drop into one of the capital’s many
             tearooms and relax over a hot or cold drink and a delicious cake or pastry. There is resoundingly
             contemporary decor at Le Bar à chocolat at jeweller’s Mauboussin, and at Kusmi Tea; a cosy atmosphere at
             Angelina and Le Loir dans la théière; or even oriental in the exotic setting of the Grande Mosquée de Paris.
             Something to satisfy the tastes of all lovebirds!
             Angelina 226 rue de Rivoli, Paris 1st - Tel +33 (0)1 42 60 82 00

             A Priori Thé passage Vivienne 35-37 rue Vivienne, Paris 2nd - Tel +33 (0)1 42 97 48 75
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               Le Loir dans la théière 3 rue des Rosiers, Paris 4th - Tel +33 (0)1 42 72 90 61
      NEW!     Café du cinéma du Panthéon 13 rue Victor-Cousin, Paris 5th - Tel +33 (0)1 40 46 01 21

               Grande Mosquée de Paris 2 bis pl du Puits-de-l’Ermite, Paris 5th - Tel +33 (0)1 45 35 97 33 - www.mosquee-de-paris.org
       NEW! Kusmi Tea 56 rue de Seine, Paris 6th - Tel +33 (0)1 46 34 29 06 - www.kusmitea.com
               Le Bar à chocolat chez Mauboussin 66 av des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8th - Tel +33 (0)1 42 56 03 42




      Nights of love

               Valentine’s Day specials. Over 180 hotels are offering the “month of romance” package in partnership
               with the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau to make sure you have a really special stay. Each hotel has a
               different surprise — a night in a suite, bottles of champagne, dinner at the hotel’s restaurant or breakfast on
               the house, and many other surprises that each establishment has in store specially for loving couples in the
               capital.
               List of offers on: www.parisinfo.com


               Hotels with old-world charm. Whether they have a room with a spectacular view or have played host to
               some of the most legendary couples in history, these hotels of character and charm conjure up the romantic
               spirit of the capital to perfection. There’s a long list of hotels that offer the ideal setting for seduction:
               here’s a selection of rooms for a truly romantic stay.
               Hôtel Opéra Maintenon 36 rue Sainte-Anne, Paris 1st - www.hotel-opera-maintenon.com

               Hôtel des Arènes 51 rue Monge, Paris 5th - Tel +33 (0)1 43 59 12 12

               Hôtel des Grands Hommes 17 pl du Panthéon, Paris 5th - www.hoteldesgrandshommes.com

               Hôtel Pont Royal 7 rue Montalembert, Paris 7th - www.hotel-pont-royal.com

               Saint James Paris 43 av Bugeaud, Paris 16th - www.saint-james-paris.com

               Hôtel Les Jardins du Trocadéro 35 rue Benjamin-Franklin, Paris 16th - Tel +33 (0)1 53 70 17 70

               Villa Caroline 85 rue de la Pompe, Paris 16th - Tel +33 (0)1 45 04 67 38


               Other accommodation for a romantic stay. Bed & Breakfasts in a Parisian home, apartment hotels and
               furnished apartment rentals — the alternatives to hotels have also lined up a list of special offers for the
               “month of romance” in partnership with the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau.
               List of offers on: www.parisinfo.com


               Design hotels. While Paris is an architecturally historic city it is no less a contemporary one! For design
               fans, the capital has numerous hotels which are cutting-edge in their interior architecture and concepts. Like
               for example the Japanese inspired « love hotel », the Hôtel Amour, which has rooms specially designed for
               moments of love. It provides the possibility of having a room for a few hours between 1.30pm and 6pm for
               example. The ephemeral hotel Everland, designed by Swiss artists Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann, is
               situated on the roof of the palais de Tokyo and provides an uninterrupted view of the Eiffel Tower. The five
               hotels of the Hôtel particulier Montmartre have been designed by avant-garde artists : there is the
               « Végétale » guest room which has the characteristics of a hanging garden, the « Collection » guest room
               reminiscent of a 19th-century room of curios … Visit it like a museum !
               Murano Urban Resort 13 bd du Temple, 3rd - Tel +33 (0)1 42 71 20 00 - www.muranoresort.com

               Five Hotel 3 rue Flatters, Paris 5th - Tel +33 (0)1 43 31 74 21 - www.thefivehotel.com

               Hôtel Le A 4 rue d’Artois, Paris 8th - Tel +33 (0)1 42 56 99 99 - www.paris-hotel-a.com

               Hôtel Amour 9 rue de Navarin, Paris 9th - Tel +33 (0)1 48 78 31 80 - www.hotelamour.com
       NEW!    Hôtel Arvor Saint Georges 8 rue Laferrière, Paris 9th - Tel +33 (0)1 48 78 60 92 - www.arvor-hotel-paris.com
      NEW!     Everland palais de Tokyo 13 av du Président-Wilson, Paris 16th - Tel +33 (0)1 47 23 54 01 - www.palaisdetokyo.com/everland

               Hôtel Sezz 6 av Frémiet, Paris 16th - Tel +33 (0)1 56 75 26 26 - www.hotelsezz.com
       NEW!    Hôtel particulier Montmartre 23 av Junot, Paris 18th - Tel +33 (0)1 53 41 81 40 - www.hotel-particulier-montmartre.com

               Hôtel Kube 1-5 passage Ruelle, Paris 18th - Tel +33 (0)1 42 05 20 00 - www.kubehotel.com




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      Shopping à deux

               Personalised perfume. Want a fragrance that’s all your own? Scent is, after all, a distinctive part of
               seduction and relationships. Parisian perfumers offer made-to-measure fragrances: now you know you’ll be
               the only one wearing your perfume.
               L’Artisan parfumeur 2 rue de l’Amiral-de-Coligny, Paris 1st - www.artisanparfumeur.com

               Nez à Nez 40 rue Quincampoix, Paris 4th - Tel +33 (0)1 42 71 11 76


               Goodies. Paris is full of delicious chocolate makers, patisserie makers and sweet makers. So why not
               succumb to these delicious temptations together? Forget the calories, just enjoy them. You can taste them
               on the premises, buy some to take home, or offer them to your loved one.
               Pierre Hermé 72 rue Bonaparte, Paris 6th - Tel +33 (0)1 43 54 47 77

               La Maison du chocolat 225 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Paris 8th - Tel +33 (0)1 42 27 39 44

               Otarie 12 av Philippe-Auguste, Paris 11th - Tel +33 (0)1 43 79 44 25

               Roy 27 rue de Longchamp, Paris 16th - Tel +33 (0)1 47 27 34 36


               Give something of yourself. Here’s a gift idea that’s definitely different. In her workshop-boutique a
               stone’s throw from the Rue Quincampoix and the Centre Pompidou, Brigitte Massoutier will make a mould of
               any part of your body to create a unique keepsake: your lips for a never-ending kiss, the hand you’ve just
               given the man who’s asked for it — or any other part of your body that you’d like to immortalise in marble!
               Des pieds et des mains 22 passage Molière, Paris 3rd - Tel +33 (0)1 42 77 53 50


               Love tattooes. To imprint your love on your body, what could be more symbolic than a tattoo of the name
               of your sweetheart or prince charming ?
               3D Magic Circus 7 rue Tiquetonne, Paris 2nd - www.3d-magic-circus.com

               109 Tatoo 9 rue Tiquetonne, Paris 2nd - www.109tattoo.com

               Abraxas Beaubourg 9 rue Saint-Merri, Paris 4th - www.abraxas.fr

               Tin-Tin 37 rue de Douai, Paris 9th - Tel +33 (0)1 40 23 07 90


               Say it with flowers. Roses remain a wonderful way to express your love on St Valentine’s Day and in the
               month of romance. Red roses for purists or a multi-coloured bouquet for the more open-minded: floral
               compositions now vie with each other in originality. You will find bouquets from the most traditional to the
               most original in the city’s many florists, as well as at the flower market open daily except Sunday, between
               the Seine and Notre-Dame, on the Île de la Cité.
               Comme à la campagne 29 rue du Roi-de-Sicile, Paris 4th - Tel +33 (0)1 40 29 09 90

               Marché aux fleurs île de la Cité, pl Louis-Lépine, Paris 4th

               Un jour de fleurs 22 rue Jean-Nicot, Paris 7th - Tel +33 (0)1 45 50 43 54

               Elyfleurs (open 7/7, day and night 82 av de Wagram, Paris 17th - Tel +33 (0)1 47 66 87 19

               Au nom de la rose - www.aunomdelarose.fr
               Interflora   - www.interflora.fr


      Here and now!


               Chic sex toys. Sex toys are now glamorous and stylish. In the Sonia Rykiel boutique for women in Saint-
               Germain-des-Prés, the basement floor has a collection of cheeky accessories specially designed for the
               female sex. The Cabinet de curiosités, for its part, has a tempting display that makes visitors feel like kids in
               a candy store. As for the Café de l’Industrie, a few steps away from the Bastille, it has recently opened the
               sexiest lingerie shop in Paris, just opposite its restaurant. La Musardine is the reference as far as bookshops
               go, exploring all the literary genres, from comic books to art books, on the theme of eroticism.
               Phyléa 61 rue Quincampoix, Paris 1st - Tel +33 (0)1 42 76 01 80

               1969 Le Cabinet de curiosités désirables 5 rue des Lombards, Paris 4th - Tel +33 (0)1 48 04 03 30

               Yoba 11 rue du Marché-Saint-Honoré, Paris 1st - www.yobaparis.com
       NEW ! Les Nuits blanches 16 rue des Tournelles, Paris 3rd - Tel +33 (0)1 42 77 60 51

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              Sonia Rykiel 4 rue de Grenelle, Paris 6th - www.soniarykiel.com

           L’Industrie lingerie rue Sedaine en face du 16 rue Saint-Sabin, Paris 11th - Tel +33 (0)1 47 00 13 53
              Librairie La Musardine 122 rue du Chemin-Vert, Paris 11th - www.lamusardine.com


              Cozy up at the cinema. As the lights go down in the MK2 Bibliothèque cinema, lovers can snuggle up to
              each other in a cosy two-seater armchair. The arm rest between two seats flips up to create a love seat
              upholstered, of course, in red, the colour of love and romance. You can now try out the same thing at MK2
              Quai de Loire, on the canal Saint-Martin!
              MK2 Grande Bibliothèque 162-168 av de France, Paris 13th - www.mk2.com

              MK2 Quai de Loire 7 quai de la Loire, Paris 19th - www.mk2.com


              Getting married in Paris. Organise the wedding of your dreams in Paris and seal your love in the world’s
              most romantic city. Wedding planners will handle it all for you. They plan made-to-measure events and
              organise everything down to the last little detail, leaving the happy couple free to savour the countdown to
              that magic moment when it’s time to say “I do”!
              Wedding & Co 231 rue St-Honoré, Paris 1st - www.weddingandco.com

              Mon plus beau jour 17 rue des Pins, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt - www.monplusbeaujour.com

              Mirabilis 137-145 av Achille-Peretti, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine - www.mirabilis.fr


              Wellbeing. Couples in love are inseparable and share everything, even health and beauty treatments! Paris
              has numerous spas and beauty treatment centres that are a haven for couples seeking massages and
              treatments for two. The hotel K in Paris provides three–hour sessions in one of its suites for healthy eating,
              treatments and relaxation. The Institut des Cinq Mondes, offers more traditional beauty treatments and
              massages from all over the world.
              Spa Renaissens 16 rue Saint-Marc, Paris 2nd - Tel +33 (0)1 42 36 03 30

              India Spa 76 rue Charlot, Paris 3rd - Tel +33 (0)1 42 77 82 10

              Institut des Cinq Mondes 6 square de l’Opéra-Louis-Jouvet, Paris 9th - Tel +33 (0)1 42 66 00 60

              K Paris 81 av Kléber, Paris 16th - www.hotelcostes.com



             Cook-dating®. The way to the heart is through the stomach, as we all know, and there’s nothing quite as
              appetising as flirting in the kitchen to get your mouth watering and your senses honed for love. Culinary-
              minded singles meet for “cook-dating” sessions at L’Atelier de Fred every Thursday. And throughout the
              “Month of Romance”, loving couples are also invited to create several recipes worthy of the great chefs, at
              Arômes et Saveurs, in order to be ready to concoct those extra-special dishes for their loved one on the St
              Valentine’s Day evening.
              L’Atelier de Fred 6 rue des Vertus, Paris 3rd - www.cook-dating.com

              Arômes et Saveurs 130 av du Maine, Paris 15th - www.saveurs-aromes.com




      Off-beat tours of romantic Paris

              Naughty museums. The sober and dignified exteriors of the Louvre and Orsay museums hide many a work
              of art to make you blush. Suggestive paintings, sensual sculptures, explicit bronzes … all the pleasures of the
              flesh are represented. To guide visitors along these paths of temptation, these two museums offer “visites
              coquines” led by guide Jean-Manuel Traimond. The Galerie Les Larme d’Eros (Tears of Eros gallery) provides
              both a literal and conceptual approach to eroticism: books of art, works for booklovers, illustrated poetry,
              photos of pin ups from the 1930s ... are all harmoniously on show together. And each new publication of the
              galleries publications brings about a new photographic or pictorial exhibition. A must visit! The Musée de
              l’Erotisme, favours a more artistic and historic approach.
              Musée du Louvre rue de Rivoli, Paris 1st - www.louvre.fr

              Musée d’Orsay 62 rue de Lille, Paris 7th - www.musee-orsay.fr

              Les Larmes d’Eros 58 rue Amelot, Paris 11th - Tel +33 (0)1 43 38 33 43

              Musée de l’Erotisme 72 bd de Clichy, Paris 18th - www.musee-erotisme.com



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             High in the sky. Take a hot-air balloon ride into the skies above the capital to say those three little
             words…at a reduced tariff during the “Month for Romance”. And all year, in the gondola of the hot-air
             balloon in André-Citroën park. And for those looking for excitement. They can take a helicopter ride over
             Paris on Sunday.
             Aeroparis parc André-Citroën, 2 rue de la Montagne-de-la-Fage, Paris 15th - www.aeroparis.com

             Mayerhoeffer Communication – Balloon rides 16 rue d’Arcueil, 94250 Gentilly - www.montgolfiere-paris.com

             Paris Hélicoptère www.paris-helicoptere.com


             In tandem. Touring the the capital on two wheels enables you to see the city like a true Parisian. Whether
             it be on a bike, a tandem or a Vespa, all ways of travelling together are good. Moreover, since the summer of
             2007, the City of Paris has introduced a bike-hire service, known as Vélib’, with 200,000 bikes available to
             the public. The bikes are located at regular spots throughout the twenty arrondissements. Try them out!
             Freescoot 144 bd Voltaire, Paris 11th - Tel +33 (0)1 44 93 04 03

             Cyclobulle - www.cyclobulle.com

             Taxi tandem - www.tandem-services.org

             Vélib’ - www.velib.paris.fr


             Paris by night with a chauffeur. A chauffeur to drive you to a soirée, with champagne aboard, and views
             of Paris - what could be more glamorous?
             Intercontinental Limousines 4 rue de la Paix, Paris 2nd - Tel +33 (0)1 45 61 23 30

             1st Paris Major Limousines 6 pl de la Madeleine, Paris 8th - www.paris-limousines.fr

             Chabe Limousines - www.chabe-limousines.com

             Gabriel Limousine - www.gabriel-limousine.com




      Not forgetting…


             An evening at the opera. The snug alcoves of Paris’s opera houses are the perfect places to relax and be
             carried away by the magic of a romantic ballet or opera.
             Opéra-Garnier 8 rue Scribe, Paris 9th

             Opéra-Bastille 120 rue de Lyon, Paris 12th

             Details on: www.operadeparis.fr


             A cabaret show. French cancan and dance revues recreate the Paris of the Belle Epoque and the Roaring
             Twenties, when romance went hand in hand with spectacular shows and having a good time.
             Crazy Horse 12 av George-V, Paris 8th - www.lecrazyhorseparis.com

             Lido 116 bis av des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8th - www.lido.fr

             Bal du Moulin-Rouge 82 bd de Clichy, Paris 18th - www.moulinrouge.fr

             Plus: La Nouvelle Eve, Paradis latin, Abbé Constantin, Belle Epoque, Cesar Palace, Bobin’O, etc.


             Diamonds are forever. Valentine’s Day is here and the month of February is the ideal time to buy
             jewellery for that special someone. Everything a heart could desire may be found at world-renowned
             jewellery shops around Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix.
             Place Vendôme, Paris 1st

             Rue de la Paix, Paris 2nd


             Couple dancing is back. Dancing cheek to cheek is making a major comeback, with more and more
             couples taking tango, salsa or waltz lessons. Age is no barrier — couples of all ages crowd the dance floor at
             the legendary La Coupole. It’s a throwback to more romantic times and an established Parisian tradition. And
             in summer, dancing takes place in the open air on the square Tino Rossi, with a view of the Seine and its
             barges.

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             Square Tino-Rossi quai Saint-Bernard, Paris 5th

             Dancing de La Coupole 102 bd du Montparnasse, Paris 14th - Tel +33 (0)1 43 27 56 00

             La Casa del Tango 11 allée Darius-Milhaud, Paris 19th - Tel +33 (0)1 40 40 73 60


             Two on a boat. In Paris, in the summer months, you can also hire a rowing boat. There are the Minimes and
             Daumesnil lakes in the Bois de Vincennes, to the east of Paris, and the lac Inférieur in the Bois de Boulogne,
             to the west of Paris. An hour or an afternoon of fun guaranteed!
             Lacs des Minimes bois de Vincennes, Paris 12th - Tel +33 (0)1 46 36 02 99

             Lac Daumesnil bois de Vincennes, Paris 12th - Tel +33 (0)1 43 65 21 58

             Lac Inférieur bois de Boulogne, Paris 16th




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