- 16, Jan 2020
- All things Paris
- Jocelyn Wensjoe
You’ll soon realize why Paris was named the city of love, no matter what you do or where you go you and your special someone will be surrounded by remarkable sights that could just take your breath away. This Valentine’s Day you can settle for staying home cooking for him or her and relax with a bottle of wine watching romcoms or you can go out and explore the town considering there are many and we mean MANY adventures to choose from. Pick one or two or three! and spend a day filled with memorable occasions you both won’t forget.
Romance in the theatre
Oh la la so many romantic shows to choose from, how will you ever know which one is right for you and your beau (boyfriend) or copine (girlfriend)? Oh, we know! We’ll just organize the shows for you guys by category ;), no need to thank us. Imagine how romantic is watching a love scene with the one you love? What can be better to get the mood started than an authentic theatre performance?
BROADWAY HIT MUSICALS+COMEDY
Funny Girl: You may recognize the name of the show thanks to Barbra Streisand who played the lead role back in 1968 when it became a film. A film which the way, was nominated for 8 Tony Awards! The Broadway Hit Musical is sure to get some laughs out of the both of you thanks to the main characters' quirky personality. The show is wonderfully humorous and alluring due to Christina Bianco who plays Fanny Brice and has an enchanting voice that will instantly capture your attention.
Ghost: Yet another Broadway Hit originating from a popular movie. Ghost the movie features Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopie Goldberg, these amazing actors, and director made it possible for Ghost the Musical to swing into full action and winning the hearts of millions worldwide. Ghost the musical tells the story about love having no boundaries nor limits. Not even death could keep the main characters from being apart. Let the performance melt both your hearts with a romantic rom-com.
Cyrano de Bergerac: The story of the most famous love triangle in history between Cyrano de Bergerac, Christian, and Roxane. Who will end up with who? You’ll both just have to find out yourselves. The dramatic yet humorous show translated with English subtitles will leave you in tears!
Giselle: Living up to its name as a classic, Giselle is a ballet performance that began in France and was introduced in 1841, disappeared from the face of the earth a couple of years later and made its grand appearance once again in 1910! Luckily the show will be playing on Valentine’s Day and is inviting all lovers to watch it and fall in love all over again with its romantic storyline integrated within the dance choreography.
Saint Germain Concert: How does listening to The Four Seasons by Vivaldi or Schubert and Caccini’s Ave Maria sound to you? Like heaven on earth am I right? The experience will feel like perfect angels are reciting the rhythm of those classic melodies in your ear. Picture yourself sitting next to your sweetie inside one of the oldest churches in Paris, made up of gothic styled architecture inside and out. Now, this is a winner.
Set the mood with some jazz
Established back in the 80s by two brothers, Sunset Sunside Jazz Club has become an all-time favorite for both locals and tourists. The entrance might be deceiving, but there are two floors in the locale hence the name Sunset Sunside. In Sunset there is more of an electro-jazz vibe while in Sunside there is acoustic jazz, the best part of all is both places are cozy so you can sit front and center if you wish to have a better view of the live band playing instrumental jazz. Tickets are expected to sell fast for this club, so we suggest booking yours as soon as possible.
Valentine’s day race
For all lovers out there, who love a little competition, in Parc des Buttes Chaumont there will be a Valentine’s Day race held at 8 am. If you and your partner are morning people, then this may be the best way to start your day off in the most romantic way. Holding hands while running or setting up a small competition between the two or with other couples around. You can register for the 5 or 10 km race.
Have a Ball in City Hall
A place to dress to impress, you and that special someone could have an extravagant evening in the Hôtel de Ville ball and dance the night away while networking with other guests. Hosting the event will be Dancing with The Stars dance choreographer Hakim Ghorab! The awaited ball is expected to accommodate more than 1000 guests and it is organized for a good cause. The money will be donated to LINK, an organization that helps fight against AIDS.
Valentine’s Day in the dark
Le Manoir de Paris isn’t only exciting on Halloween, it also has a deadly romantic theme on Valentine’s. To spice up the relationship maybe a little scare will do? She will jump right into your arms or the other way around as soon as someone comes popping out, can it get any more romantic? The Dark Night which is a theme only displayed on Friday the 13th and on Valentine’s Day takes you into the dark side with scary Parisian legends that will have you both screaming. An out of an ordinary experience on Cupid’s day.
Voluptuous Cabaret show
If you’re looking for seduction, look no further because there are steamy clubs in almost every district in Paris and when we say steamy clubs were talking about cabaret shows, of course. Our top 3 favorite cabarets to visit and that we highly recommend and so would others who have visited the venues are Lido, Crazy Horse, and Paradis Latin but don’t take our word for it, go check it out yourself. Each cabaret has its own themes so check out the websites before booking your ticket and check out which one both of you would enjoy the most. P.S. most of these shows have perks like champagne services or even dinner and a show.
Now, if you love cabarets and your partner is into comedy performances, we suggest booking tickets to Cabaret Burlesque. The flirtatious ladies will leave you without breath, it could be due to how sexy they look on stage or the fact that they will have you laughing throughout their performance. Watch out though, if you don’t want to be called up on stage we suggest not sitting in the front seats.
The wall of love
What better way to say I love you then taking that special someone to the wall of love in Montmartre! Caution, entrance is free so space might be a little tight on this special day. If you didn’t already know, there is a full wall in the street of Montmartre dedicated to love. Here you will find the word “I Love You” permanently written in all the languages from around the world on small blue tiles. It’s a picture-perfect scenery.
Ride like the wind
What can top a romantic horseback riding stroll towards the sunset through a Parisian forest? Okay, maybe during this time of the year you will not get a stroll towards the sunset, but the relaxing ride will be romantic regardless. You can be a beginner or an expert, either way, you will be guided by a private tour guide who be sure you get the maximum out of this experience. In the heart of Cité du Chaval, you and your honey will explore the forest of Saint- Germain. All you have to do is reserve your spot in Maisons- Laffitte and your good to go.
Chocolate massage at Dans Le Noir
Spend an invigorating evening with the one you cherish in Dans Le Noir spa, relaxing during a full-body chocolate massage. Yeah, you read that correctly, a chocolate massage where the masseuse will spread pure cocoa flow on your body! Why chocolate you ask? Well, first of all, Paris is known for its exquisite chocolate and second, chocolate is a very powerful antioxidant that also has anti-inflammatory properties to help both your bodies unwind. Who needs a regular oil massage when you can have a chocolate one? A couple’s massage will cost €196, not too shabby.
Kissing challenge in Vapiano
In the famous pasta restaurant, Vapiano there will be a kissing challenge. If you’ve seen the famed scene from the Disney movie Lady and the Tramp where they both share a spaghetti strand until they share a kiss, you can get an idea of what this challenge is all about. You can take your girlfriend/boyfriend, kid, friend or whoever you want, the kissing challenge is not exclusively for couples. The event will include a tasting of different food products sold in the restaurant, gifts for participants, photoshoots, and music! Register online if you want to be a part of Vapiano’s world record kissing challenge or steal a kiss from your partner.
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