20 Original, Fun and Romantic First Date Ideas in Paris

The city of romance and lovers, the city of love… the charm and romanticism of Paris is reflected in its monuments, in its mysterious places where it feels good to live. Thus, it is the ideal city for dates… Here are our ideas of places where you can have a first date with your significant other.


Take an Evening Cruise with Drinks on the Seine

cruise with appetizers

Is there anything more romantic than an evening on the Seine? Sail along the Seine with your partner and discover the most beautiful monuments of the City of Love while enjoying a choice of aperitifs.

You can choose between wine or beer.

The cruise starts in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Information and booking (link in French)


Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Parc André Citroën, 75015 Paris

Paris Generali hot-air balloon

Soar above Paris and discover the capital from an entirely new perspective. Ascend up to 150m in altitude and enjoy an exceptional panorama for a breathtaking and unique experience.

Meet at André Citroën Park to board the world’s largest hot air balloon.

Information and booking (link in French)


Take in the view of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower

Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris

Eiffel Tower

What could be more romantic and iconic than climbing the Eiffel Tower and enjoying the stunning scenery?

On the first floor, sweep your date off their feet with the transparent floor that will give them the impression of falling into the air.

On the second floor, enjoy the incredible view of the famous monuments of Paris and eat at the star-rated restaurant Jules Verne.

And finally, reach the sheltered or open-air top and let the view take your breath away.

Information and booking


Sing at VIK Karaoke

4 Rue Suger, 75006 Paris

Want to let off steam and get to know each other while resting?

VIK Karaoke is the perfect place to serenade your date and break the ice.

Enjoy a tropical cocktail in a privatized room (for 8 people normally but that’s what will make you feel comfortable), dance and sing at the top of your lungs without shame!

Information and booking (Website in French)


Visit Aquarium of Paris

5 avenue Albert de Mun 75016 Paris

Paris Aquarium
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The intimate ambiance of the Aquarium of Paris is perfect for a romantic date.

In a magical atmosphere, enchant your partner with a unique journey to marvel and discover the Ocean.

Information and booking for the Aquarium 

On Saturday evenings, the Aquarium also organizes nighttime visits starting from 7 PM for an even more unique experience. But be careful, it’s a popular activity and tickets sell out quickly.

Information and booking for the nighttime visit (link in French)



Watch a movie at the Cinéma du Panthéon

13 rue Victor Cousin, 75005 Paris

Panthéon cinema
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A thriller, a comedy, a drama… the choice is yours.

Have a pleasant screening in the oldest active Parisian cinema, a legendary place of Parisian cinephilia.

The independent cinema du Panthéon offers arthouse movies that you can discuss over a drink in Le Salon, on the first floor.

What better way to break the ice and facilitate the exchange between you and your date!

Information and screenings (Website in French)



Have fun in the La Revanche games bar

38 Av. Daumesnil, 75012 Paris

This bar offers all kinds of board games.

Competitive spirit, bluffing, cooperation, sabotage; in other words, how to break the ice and quickly get closer to your date.

You can also drink and share food and hotdogs.

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Play the escape game “The Museum”

26 Rue Breguet, 75011 Paris

Escape Game

Join the secret organization of the “Black King” and steal the Regent Diamond with your date!

Complicity, cooperation and communication… this Escape Game created by the Rashomon Escape team is the ideal activity to bring you closer to your partner…

Information and booking (Website in French)


Have a drink at the Perchoir Marais

33 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris


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Perched on the rooftop of the BHV MARAIS department store.

Le Perchoir Marais offers a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, the City Hall and all the charm of Paris.

Open starting spring, sharing a moment in this more than romantic and breathtaking setting is the guarantee of a successful rendez-vous.

Information and booking (link in French)


Eat at Caché Restaurant

33 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris


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The intimate setting of the Caché restaurant, actually hidden at the back of the small courtyard of the Villa Riberolle, whose only neighbor is the Père Lachaise cemetery, is the ideal restaurant for a romantic rendezvous far from the curious looks of passers-by.

Information and booking (Website in French)


Spend the evening at La Nouvelle Seine

Péniche sur Berges, face au 3 quai de Montebello 75005 Paris


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Enjoying a duck breast or a filet of sea bass on a barge overlooking Notre Dame is indeed possible.

La Nouvelle Seine offers a menu of contemporary cuisine in a beautiful and romantic setting.

Its chic and trendy show scene also offers the opportunity to share a unique moment with your date.

Information and booking  (Website in French)


Visit the Musée d’Orsay

1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris


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Orsay, a former railway station, is a museum with a romantic and cultural atmosphere that stands out from the others.

The Musée d’Orsay houses a unique collection of impressionist paintings and sculptures by the greatest masters: Rodin, Degas, Maillol… The Musée d’Orsay is perfect for a romantic getaway.

Located next to the banks of the Seine, a romantic stroll to discuss all these works of art is a must.

Information and booking


Go ice skating

Couple Ice Skating

Catch up with your date before they fall off the ice.

In winter, on the roof of the Grande Arche, on the Champs de Mars, on the terrace of the Tour Montparnasse… put on your skates and come and slide together on an ice rink installed near the most beautiful places of the capital.

You can also skate the rest of the year in indoor rinks such as the Pailleron from €4.


Eat or drink at the Chalet des Îles

Bois de Boulogne, Embarcadère du Chalet des Îles, Porte de la Muette Ceinture du lac inférieur du, 75016 Paris


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With its romantic, bucolic and country decor, the Chalet des Îles, located in the Bois de Boulogne, with its riverside terraces and French menu, offers a unique and pleasant atmosphere for a romantic date.

And for those who enjoy a drink, the bar welcomes you from 6pm to 2am without booking and offers live DJ sets on Friday and Saturday.

Information and booking


Picnic in a boat in the Bois de Vincennes or de Boulogne

Daumesnil Lake
Lake Daumesnil in the Bois de Vincennes

Immersing yourself in nature and sharing a packed lunch with your date aboard a boat is a cliché date idea, but one that is nevertheless a hit.

The Bois de Vincennes and the Bois de Boulogne offer a boat rental service to share this unique moment suspended in time.


Paris by night in a vintage car

Paris vintage car

For vintage car enthusiasts or just those who want a unique experience to discover Paris, Paris Balade offers a ride in a Peugeot 404 or a Mercedes S Class to drive through the legendary districts of the capital.

This is a very special moment to share with your partner, and you can add a bottle of champagne and macaroons to the date.

Information and booking for a date in a vintage car (Website in French)



4 rue Suger, 75006 Paris

Axe Throwing

What could be more original and unusual than an axe-throwing date at Les Cognées?

Become an expert in axe throwing and practice your aim to strike the heart of your date with an arrow.

Information and booking (Website in French)


Lunch at the Toqué Bus

67 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

Frustrated by the excessive choices of beautiful views for your candlelight dinner?

The toqué bus is the solution to your problem: you can admire through the large windows of the bus the most beautiful landscapes of Paris slowly pass by.

Enjoy a lunch with 4 courses from 65€ or a dinner Paris by Night from 105€.

Information and booking for a meal in Bus Toqué


Take a romantic walk in Bagatelle Park

Bagatelle Park
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In the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, find the Parc Bagatelle, a botanical and poetic garden of 25 hectares.

English garden, water mirror, Mediterranean garden… it is the ideal place to walk and talk with your date.

Information on the park (Website in French)


Visit the Zoo at Jardin des Plantes

zoo in Paris

Go explore the Jardin des Plantes in Paris and its zoo. Encounter the 146 species residing in the park and participate in activities to discover their secrets while having fun.

You can even meet the caretakers at the menagerie to learn more about animal behavior and biodiversity.

But that’s not all, it’s also a beautiful park where you can spend a delightful time as a couple.

Information and booking (link in French)