16 Original Ideas to Spend a Perfect Valentine’s Day in Paris

If you want to surprise your partner for Valentine’s Day but you’re lacking inspiration, don’t panic! I’ve put together a list of original ideas for a Valentine’s Day in Paris that’s worthy of a fairytale. So, put on your best outfit, arm yourself with your best smile, and take your partner to one of these places on February 14th ?


A dinner cruise on the Seine

parisian boat

How about a romantic dinner cruise on the Seine?

A cruise along the illuminated quays of Paris in a romantic atmosphere, lulled by the gentle rhythm of the waves and the sumptuous melody of violinists and pianists… With a special “Valentine’s Day” menu, your taste buds and your heart will overflow with happiness.

A multitude of boats are there to welcome you. Whichever one you choose, your floating trip along the Seine will be a sight to behold. 

The ships sail upstream along the Seine and go past a city that is not only delightfully illuminated but also with a multitude of monuments, each more impressive than the last, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Place de la Concorde… to name but a few.

Addresses and timetables of my favories: 

  • Bateaux Parisiens: Pontoon n°5 or n°7, located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in front of the Pont d’Iéna (Iéna station, M8), boarding at 7.30pm
  • Marina de Paris: On the port of Solférino (Solférino station, M12), boarding is at 6.15pm and 8.45pm
  • Le Diamant Bleu: 6 quai Jean Compagnon, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine (Liberté station, M8), boarding at 8.30pm

Price: Between €119 and €175 depending on the boat and your location inside

Links for booking (my favorites):

>> Bateaux Parisiens

>> Marina de Paris

>> Diamant Bleu

>> Le Grand Bleu

👉 Check my full comparison of the top dinner cruises in Paris if you’re not sure which boat to pick.


Picnic at Jardin du Luxembourg

jardin du luxembourg

A winter picnic in the Luxembourg Gardens is a unique twist!

Bundle up and bring along a thermos of hot chocolate. Picture this: the two of you, snuggled under a blanket, surrounded by peaceful gardens.

It’s intimate, original, and super romantic. Even in February, this patch of greenery in the heart of Paris has its own unique charm. A different, but unforgettable Valentine’s Day!”

Adress: Jardin du Luxemourg

Rate: Free (you only have to buy the picnic)


Drink a cocktail at the Kube’s Ice bar

kubes frosty bar

If you are into unusual bars, this one is for you! The Ice Kube Bar is like a mini North Pole in Paris. Located on the mezzanine of the KUBE Hotel’s restaurant, this bar is the only one with such a concept in the capital.

It’s already time to go home but you want to extend this superb evening? Extend this dreamy moment by spending a night in one of the 41 rooms of the hotel. Some of them have a lot of surprises in store for you but we won’t tell you anything else…

Address: 5 Passage Ruelle, 75018 Paris


La Chapelle (M2)
Marx Dormoy (M12)
Gare du Nord (RER B)

For more information, please contact the official website’s bar.


Ride in a Peugeot 404

Stroll Peugeot 404

What could be more romantic than a ride in a classic car in the middle of Paris by Night for the evening of February 14th?

Paris Balade offers you the opportunity to drive around Paris during a one-hour trip around the most sumptuous monuments of the capital.

The little extra: the activity can be done with up to 3 people (so even if you haven’t found a boy yet, you can enjoy it with your friends).

Address: 2 possible departure points:

  • Place du Panthéon 75005 Paris
  • In front of the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville

Prices: from €108 (price per car).

>> Book your Peugeot 404 tour


Ride in a 2CV

stroll 2CV

In the same spirit of escapism and fresh air: the 2CV ride.

With a more rural and original concept, come and discover the capital with your soul mate during a commented escapade.

The activity will last between 45 minutes and 3 hours (you can choose from different routes).

The little extra: you can do this activity with several couples (one couple per 2CV, up to 15 people).

Address: Only in front of the Petit Palais (Avenue Winston Churchill 75008) for the 45-minute rides or at your flat / hotel (inside Paris only) for the 1.5-hour / 3-hour rides.

Prices: from €239 (up to 3 passengers per car).

>> Book your 2CV tour


Dinner at La Durée – Champs-Elysées

restaurant la duree

For an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, Ladurée on the Champs-Élysées in Paris invites you to a romantic dinner in a sumptuous setting.

Known for its macarons and luxury pastries, Ladurée offers an exceptional culinary experience in its Napoleon III-style salons.

This gourmet dinner promises a perfect harmony between visual pleasure and palatal delight. Celebrate love in this historic venue, where every detail is designed to awaken your senses and create memorable moments.

Address: 75 avenue des Champs-Elysées

Prices: €140/pers.

>> Book your dinner at La Durée <<


Fly over Paris and its monuments in virtual reality

virtual reality

A breathtaking experience without even taking your feet off the ground.

Immerse yourself in a world halfway between real and virtual and visit the most emblematic monuments of the City of Light like never before.

There are 3 virtual tours of Paris (of about 40 min each):

  • The Incredible Paris & World Flight: 360 degrees Jet Pack flight over the monuments of Paris (Eiffel Tower, the Seine, the Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame…).
  • Hidden Paris: access inaccessible areas of Parisian places and monuments.
  • Relive Notre Dame: relive Notre Dame as it was before the fire.

An extraordinary experience full of thrills.

Address: Paris 2nd district (75)

Prices: from €19.50/pers.

>> Book your virtual flight over Paris


Create your own ceramic bowl duo


For Valentine’s Day, get together with your loved one to create a ceramic bowl duo.

You will be accompanied by Henry who will teach you the basics of ceramics so that you make the most beautiful creation. Each participant will be able to create their own unique bowl duo, and you are free to match yours to your significant other’s!

Although the class is not a special Valentine’s Day class, the small group size (3 or 4 people maximum) allows for a great deal of intimacy and conviviality.

There are still a few spots left for this February 14th but don’t worry, many other dates before and after are available.

Address: Rue Pierre Dupont, Paris

Price: €60/person

Information and booking (site in French)


Discover Paris by helicopter

flight helicopter

Discover Paris by helicopter: how to combine two ultra-romantic concepts in the same evening: Paris, the city of Love and a helicopter. 

Fly over the greatest Parisian monuments and admire the breathtaking view! 

Enjoy this dreamy ride and contemplate the Parc des Princes, Versailles or the gardens of the Sun King… and of course, the Eiffel Tower. 

Believe us, you will never want to come down from your little cloud…

Location: Paris Heliport

Price: €399

>> Book a helicopter flight


The Valentine’s Day race

valentines day race

Celebrate Valentine’s Day differently with the Saint Valentine’s Day Run on February 17, 2024, at the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in Paris.

This event combines sport and festivity with a 10 km solo run and a 5 km duo run.

More than just a race, it’s a statement of activism to raise awareness about discrimination, especially regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

Participate in a charity raffle benefiting Acceptess-T, an organization supporting the rights of transgender individuals.

Additionally, the 10 km race qualifies for the “Parisian 10 km Challenge”. After the run, enjoy a lively evening to complete this unique and committed experience.

Address: Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Rue de Crimée – 75019 Paris 19

Metro: Botzaris (M7)

Times: The race starts at 10.00 am on Valentine’s Day weekend

>> More info on the Valentine’s Day race (in French only)


Romantic perfume-making workshop

Romantic Perfume-Making Workshop in Paris

Dive into the world of perfumery with this unique workshop in Paris, perfect for Valentine’s Day. As a couple, uncover the secrets of scent composition during a 2-hour session.

Guided by an expert, you’ll explore 100 olfactory notes and create two custom 30 mL perfumes.

Located in the charming Marais district, this workshop offers a special moment to become the architect of your own olfactory signature.

An intimate and creative experience, ideal for couples seeking an original and romantic activity.

Address: 7 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, Paris

Price: €170 for 2 people

Information and booking (site in French)


A night at the Seven Hotel

seven hotel

If you are looking for a new and totally original experience, the Seven Hotel offers you the chance to spend a night (or more) in one of its unusual rooms! 

With its 7 designed suites, you will be spoilt for choice in view of the extraordinary creativity shown by the 7 designers. 

Pure and green rooms with different themes: 

  • 7th sin: vegetation, pink neon lights, a subdued atmosphere around a private jacuzzi.
  • 7th world: zebra rugs, bamboo: an invitation to a chic safari.
  • 7th chakra: bobo/bohemian/chic atmosphere.
  • 7th day: everything is white with clarity, the impression of being on a cloud.
  • 7th heaven: softness and voluptuousness, cocooning pink velvet.
  • 7th note: magnificent posters, black piano, neon lights.
  • 7th art: cinema atmosphere, wall of spotlights and burgundy velvet.

Address: 20, rue Berthollet – 75005 Paris

Public transport: les Gobelins (M7), Censier Daubenton (M7), Port-Royal (RER B)

Prices: you can have a room starting at €178 per night; €246 – €1,371 per night for a suite

For more details on services and rates, please visit the Hotel Seven page.

Check out our other articles to see more romantic hotels in Paris and unusual hotels in Paris.


A massage in the dark

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Although Valentine’s Day is known for the intensity and excitement that couples can share, here at the Spa in the Dark we offer the opposite –  a moment of pure relaxation shared by two.

Massaged in total darkness (or in dim light for those who prefer to see their partner’s face) and with relaxing music, the atmosphere becomes much deeper and more intimate for your couple.

You will then have the opportunity to share a hot, hot moment in the private steam room for couples. This way, you will be able to strengthen your bond again without the discreet but intrusive presence of your masseur.

At the end of this surprising and soothing experience, when the light comes back on, you will feel as if you have stepped out of your own little paradise.

Address: 65 rue Montmartre – 75002 Paris

Metro: Sentier (M3)

Price: €148 – €328

>> Book a massage in the dark (in French only)


A Meal at La Crémaillère 1900

cremaillere 1900
Crédits: Pierre Blaché

If you’ve had it with all those snobbish and ridiculous ideas on how to spend your Valentine’s Day in the weirdest possible manner, then just calmly sit down right here, right now. You will even get to enjoy an exclusive Valentine’s Day music.

Indeed, while the restaurant is not extravagant, the Crémaillère 1900 managed to stay as innately romantic as ever. A great view of Montmartre, an adorable inner garden and traditional cuisine which, while not extravagant will touch your heart, are this restaurant’s greatest assets.

A simple date, a simple candle-lit romantic dinner, and simple yet delicious food… In other words, to enjoy the simplest, truest essence of a date. What else is there to say? Simplicity has always been an art.

Address: 15 Place du Tertre, 75018 Paris

Schedule: Monday thru Sunday (12:00 pm – 3:30 pm; 7:00 pm – 10h30 pm); Valentine’s Day: 7:00 pm

Public transportation: Abbesses (M12)

Price: €63 for the special Valentine’s Day menu (meal, lovers’ drink and a singer)

>> Book a table at La Crémaillère 1900


Valentine’s Day Gourmet at Café Louise

cafe louise

For a cozy and gastronomic Valentine’s Day in Paris, Café Louise is the perfect spot. Located in the charming Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, this restaurant offers an enchanting setting that blends contemporary design with vintage charm.

Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day menu including Champagne, a choice between land and sea dishes, and a white chocolate passion dessert.

Book between 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM for an ideal romantic evening, where each dish is a celebration of love and French gastronomy. An unforgettable experience for couples seeking a magical night.

Adress: 155 Bd Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris

Price: €80/pers.

>> Book your dinner at Café Louise <<


On board the Toqué Bus


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Are you looking for a little corner of paradise in Paris, away from the tourists? Candlelit dinners on the water are not your cup of tea but you really want to surprise your partner this year with an original dinner? Then book your ticket on the Toqué Bus.

With this innovative concept of a gastronomic cruise in a bus, your eyes will marvel for more than 2h30 in the streets of Paris, discovering the Concorde, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre Pyramid.

Here’s the Special Valentine’s Day Menu in a few words: snacked gambas, lentil soup, duck fillet and vegetables, cheese and a surprise dessert prepared by a pastry chef.

Address: Departure from the Champs-Élysées.

Prices: €140-250/pers.

>> Book your dinner in the Toqué Bus <<