February is the month of the great thaw: hopefully just in the weather and not in your love live! Wondering how to spice up Valentine’s this year in Paris? We’ve got your go to list so that you aren’t scrambling to buy your honey wine or chocolates at the last minute!
Why not set up a romantic dinner and photo session to capture the your Valentine’s Day? In the afternoon, meet up with photographer Lindsey Kent at the Louvre Museum, where she’ll then take you around the city for a two-hour romantic photography session. Locations visited will include the Louvre, Pont des Arts “love locks” bridge, Pont Bir Hakeim and Trocadero (both with magnificent views of the Eiffel Tower).
After your photo session, Lindsey will then take you to her Parisian home, where her husband Chef Justin Kent will prepare a gastronomic five course-tasting menu from fresh and seasonal ingredients, and paired with champagne and wine. You can enjoy your dinner over candlelight and romantic French music. Check out the details here. And remember, you can be romantic any day of the year, not just February 14th!
Another great way to ring in the holiday with your sweetie is to do a wine tasting on a boat overlooking the Seine. Our friend Thierry specializes in everything from a basic wine tasting to an expert wine panel depending on your level of expertise. If you’re new to the wine scene, you’ll be introduced to 6 different wines and champagne. If you’ve got a bit more expertise, Thierry and his team are happy to set up a more specialized wine tasting. You can pick the colors or regions of the wine you’re most interested to know more about. The best part is that all of this takes place on his boat. Sip those vintage wines with the backdrop of a twinkling Paris. Can you say romantique? For more info check out the Wine Tasting in Paris site.
Want to spice up your love life with some scrumptious oysters?! What—they’re aphrodisiacs! And everyone knows the way to a man (and woman’s!) heart is through their stomach. Huîtrerie Régis has excellent oysters that are available for take out or to eat on the spot in the cheerful little dining room. L’Ecailler du Bistrot serves succulent oysters in a beautiful hotel. The trays of seafood are plentiful and varied, and it’s worth trying out their lobster in addition to the oysters. L’Huitrier is another place you’ll want to go for a romantic evening if you’re sold on grabbing oysters the 14th. With yet another huge selection, this restaurant serves quality fish that includes oysters, sole, sea bass, and scallops. The sleek interior makes this to perfect place to spend a romantic night with your date.
What about something a little more physical? Consider a couples massage for deux at the Four Season’s Paris Hotel. An exclusive Valentine’s Day experience awaits at their prestigious hotel. Arrange for an 80-minute couple’s massage complete with rose-petals on Feb. 14th. Following the treatment, couples will enjoy private use of the spa’s jacuzzi, sauna, eucalyptus-infused steam room and romantic candle-lit lounge. The package also includes a chilled bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries plus two luxurious spa robes to take home. Sign us up!
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Send us all your ideas and suggestions!