Ah Paris… the famous city of love. Top honeymoon destination, perfect place to spend a romantic weekend, especially on St. Valentine's Day. But why is Paris considered one of the most romantic places in the world? Let us give you just a few reasons!
Paris strikes you with its beauty on every step, its architecture, monuments, little alleys, cozy bars and restaurants, the River Seine, the gardens… All that makes it one of the most charming cities in the world and helps to create the perfect setting and atmosphere for love. If there is one thing that stands out in this city, it is the care for aesthetics, everything here tries to appeal to an incessant beauty and harmony.
So how did it get the reputation of being the city of love? It all started at the end of the 18th century. Back then Paris was home to a number of artists of the Romantic period who immortalized the city in their works. Romanticism was born at the end of the 18th century, it was a new artistic trend, which spread throughout Europe. Its main focus were feelings and art was created to evoke strong emotions.
This was also the time when Paris changed its face completely - in the mid 19th century the city was rebuilt, with grand and elegant avenues, new buildings created such as the Opera Garnier and the Eiffel Tower among others. It was then that Paris became the capital of art and the home of many Romantic writers and poets, who give priority in their works to feelings, and of course, to love! There are plenty of poems, books and writings to prove it. Many artists have described Paris as their muse. Reading poems and books, seeing the artwork that was inspired by the city definitely reinforces the romantic view of Paris.
So where to see those works of art? Paris has some of the best museums in the world, the list is long! When visiting the city for the first time you should definitely head to the Louvre and the Orsay Museum. But Paris also boast… the Museum of Romantic Life! Located at the foot of Montmartre it is devoted to romantic female writers George Sand, a center of the Paris literary scene of the time, famous for both her works and her affairs with several artists, including Chopin. It also has a nice garden to relax with your loved one.
Art, poems, songs, but nowadays especially movies create our vision of Paris as the city of love and give it its incredible aura. Those who have never been to Paris, definitely saw it many times in films, TV series and even advertisements. So even without really knowing the city very much we associate it with love.
Many romantic movies have been shot in Paris over the years. Some famous examples are Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulin, Before Sunset, Moulin Rouge, Everyone says I love you, Midnight in Paris… Those who like classic films will never forget the ending of Casablanca and the ode to love between Rick and Ilsa and the quote “We’ll always have Paris.” In recent years, the Netflix series Emily in Paris has also become immensely popular and helped to reinforce the image of Paris as the city of great fashion, food and love.
Despite sounding a bit cliché, French language is definitely something that adds an extra charm to your visit in Paris. French is considered to be one of the most romantic (and sexiest) languages in the world, and it’s often called the language of love, le langage de l'amour. It has a sweet, sensual sonority and melody we all love. “I love you" in French Je t'aime has become an international way to express deep love to somebody.
We gave you some of the reasons why Paris is called the city of love. Now time has come for a few tips and recommendations on how to spend romantic time in Paris.
So if you are looking for a place to spend a romantic weekend or even to propose, Paris will not disappoint you! Come here and feel the amour! ❤️