Valentine's Day in Paris, world capital of romance
Published on 20 January 2015, dans Events
Romantic walks for Valentine’s Day in Paris
There are a number of early Christian martyrs named St. Valentine, so it’s unclear exactly which of them Valentine’s Day refers to. What is beyond doubt, however, is that this day has grown in importance to lovers through history since the days of Geoffrey Chaucer and courtly love, and taking a romantic stroll with the special person in your life is the ideal way in which to spend it.
Naturally, Paris offers an abundance of opportunities for such delightful exercise. Stop Place des Abbesses, at the foot of the wall of "I love you" on which the words "I love you" are broken down into 250 languages.
Walking the winding, hilly streets of Montmartre may be the number one choice on this day of lovers. This district is steeped in authentic charm and the romance of yesteryear and your stroll can culminate in a visit to the magnificent Sacré-Coeur basilica and the stunning view it affords of the city.
The Seine and its surroundings offer a sensuous setting for a seductive stroll. Along the banks of one of the world’s most famous rivers you’ll pass historic buildings and gorgeous gardens and cross bridges that, if not originally built with lovers in mind, certainly give that impression today.
******• « I love you » : the wall (Le mur des je t'aime), Square Jehan Rictus, Place des Abesses, Paris 18e Metro : Abbesses, line 12 • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris 18ème Metro : Anvers, line 2 – Pigalle, lines 2-12 – Barbès Rochechouart, lines 2, 4 Funiculaire : Gare Haute • Eiffel tower, Champ de Mars 5 Avenue Anatole France, Paris 7e RER C : Pont de l'Alma ou Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel
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