1. Tango on the Seine
Dancing Tango against the starlit Parisian sky on the bank of the River Seine, with the one you love has to be the most romantic thing to do ever. However, dancing the Latin dance of passion, in the romance capital of the world and on the day of love, well that's just too much love to comprehend. Every evening tourists and locals, of all ages and Tango abilities, head down to the River Seine to dance the Argentine Tango late into the night. Complete with typical Tango tunes and a Tango instructor to help you get those legs kicking and interlocking, there is no better way to heat up a cold Parisian visit. You'll find these Tango classes located on the left bank of the River Seine at the Quai Saint Bernard, between the Sully and Austerlitz Bridges. If you love to dance, then be sure to travel with your dancing shoes.
2. Act Like Kids Again at Disneyland Paris
Leave all your troubles behind, forget about work, children and any responsibilities you have and go and act like a big kid at the Happiest Place on Earth. We promise you, you'll feel the relief AND the romance the second you step foot through the park gates. Celebrate the magic and the love alongside Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Cinderella and Prince Charming and Jasmine and Aladdin - yes, all the Disney characters come out for Valentine's Day to parade their love. And once you've both exhausted yourselves running around the parks, jumping on rides and indulging in heart shaped Disney goodies, then what better way to round the day off than with a dazzling Disney Dreams night-time spectacular at Disneyland Park's Fantasyland.
3. Be Unbreakable at Love Lock Bridge
Admittedly not the most original of romantic feats, nor is it exclusive to Paris, but couples love to symbolise their love and unity with a locked padlock. After Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Dissick sealed their love for one another in Paris' Pont Des Arts on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, we're almost certain you know exactly how it goes, but for those that don't, take a large padlock (or love lock) with you to the Pont Des Arts Bridge, inscribe your initials on the lock and hook the lock to any available space you can find on the bridge. Close and lock the padlock and throw the key away. The throwing away of the key and the locked padlock symbolises your eternal and unbreakable love. We can't deny it's a little corny, but how can you go to Paris for Valentine's Day and not get involved? And do it this Valentine's Day, by the next it's likely that the locking of love on the Pont Des Arts Bridge will be banned.
4. Enjoy A Plate of Love
We're not sure about you, but we definitely don't have Oysters for dinner every day. In fact, for most it will be a special occasion, complete with champagne and at least one person you love. Oysters in Paris for Valentine's Day with your significant other guarantees a good night, surely. And there are some special Parisian restaurants for you to stare lovingly into your partner's eyes across your plate of love. For that typical French bistro vibe, head to the quaint L'Ecailler du Bistrot on Rue Paul Bert and mix up your aphrodisiac with a whole variety of seafood. On the other hand, if the only seafood you care to eat is Oysters, then you can eat them in their dozens at oyster bar Huiterie Regis on Rue Montfaucon.
5. Take a Romantic Night-time Cruise
Wine and dine on a romantic Paris Illuminations Cruise, with the City of Lights lit up in all of its glory making the perfect backdrop. The tour begins with a relaxing and romantic cruise along the River Seine for you and your loved one to indulge in the city's landmarks, which look even more breathtaking by night. Iconic Parisian landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the Notre Dame Cathedral are just a few of the sights you'll be witness to from this stunning night-time cruise. Indeed, if you've been to Paris before it's likely you will have enjoyed many of these landmarks already, but seeing them from a night-time cruise, lighting up the Parisian sky, makes this the perfect Valentine's experience.
6. Views from the Sacre Coeur
If you head to Montmartre no doubt you'll both spend time admiring the exterior of the Sacre Coeur, needless to say it is another awe-inspiring piece of architecture in Paris. However, the romance truly comes when you reach the top of la butte Montmarte and admire the views from the very hill the Sacre Couer finds its home. The summit of la butte Montmartre is the highest point in the city, so you can only imagine the spectacular panoramic views you'll be able to feast your eyes on. Why not spend hours atop la butte Montmartre with your partner overwhelmed by the city from this amazing point of view.
7. A Rendezvous for Lovers to say 'I love you'.
612 enamelled lava tiles create the 430 square feet wall of 'I Love You's'. The entire wall is covered in the phase 'I Love You' written over a thousand times in more than three hundred languages. So prepare to hear your loved one tell you they love you over and over again in more ways than one. The wall is located in the centre of the Abbesses garden at Monmartre and makes an ideal background for a great Valentine's Day selfie for your Instagram. Selfie sticks at the ready!
8. Hang out in a Parisian Cafe - Paris Style
Hands down one of our favourite things to do in Paris is to find a cute little cafe in an idyllic location, like Bastille or Montmartre, and spend the entire day eating, drinking and watching the passers-by. It might not be considered the most original or even exciting way to spend your Valentine's, but a good bottle of French wine and some good conversation can go a long way in this pretty city. For fashion lovers, Cafe de Flore, located on the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue St. Benoit is the only cafe you'll want to see and be seen at on Valentine's Day. Be sure to check in at the famous cafe on Facebook if you make it there!
Paris for Valentine's Day might be cliche and maybe a little failsafe, but the city is so stunning and elegant, you literally won't be able to top it anywhere else in the world. And if the people watching, sipping champagne along the River Seine and hanging out at world famous cafes with your partner isn't quite to your taste, then we're almost certain that Disneyland Paris will be!
Happy Valentine's Day!