Valentine's Day in Paris

  • February 1, 2024
  • All things Paris
  • Julie Violleau

The best ideas for a romantic soirée in the City of Lights

Paris and love go hand in hand, like croissants and coffee! But what gives Paris such a renowned reputation for romance and passion — particularly during Valentine’s Day? Paris’s architectural and natural aesthetics have rendered it a paragon of love, from the iconic Eiffel Tower to the gentle banks of the Seine, which are regularly lined with lovestruck couples.

For centuries, Paris has remained at the forefront of the Romantic imagination, establishing itself a veritable Mecca for artists, writers, and poets alike. Stunning visuals, charming atmospheres, and an ample dose of a certain “je ne sais quoi” have made Paris the undefeated perfect place to say “je t’aime”.

Picture the scene — you and your beau have finally taken the leap and booked that romantic Paris holiday you’ve been dreaming of. La Saint Valentin is approaching (that’s Valentine’s Day to you and me), and whilst the gorgeous sights, romantic cobblestone alleys, and rich history of love stories make Paris an ideal city to roam around in your lovestruck stupor, you’re still in search of things to do in Paris this Valentine’s Day. Thankfully, Theatre in Paris is at your service with a selection of must-see sights and stops on your Parisian excursion.

Whether you’re looking for a theatre show to watch by day or a dinner date for the evening, there are abundant romantic activities in store in Paris to make you and your date’s Valentine’s Day extra special. Read on for our specially curated list of our favourite Parisian date nights, perfect for kindling the flame of love during this special time of the year…

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A French twist on the dinner-and-a-movie Valentine’s date night

A romantic French theatre outing for Valentine’s Day in Paris

What is Valentine’s Day without dinner and a show? Spend your special evening in a historical Parisian theatre enjoying the company of your chéri and the talents of Paris’s finest contemporary artists upon world-famous stages.

The City of Light has long attracted literary talent and boasts an extensive artistic legacy of celebrated playwrights, from Dumas to Balzac to Molière. Where better to indulge in the whimsical lyricism of some of history’s finest dramatists than in one of Paris’s myriad theatres and playhouses? Each venue possesses its own unique charm, from the prestigious Opéra de Paris to the hidden Théâtre de la Huchette.

Opt for a revered classic, such as Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac at the ornate Théâtre Le Ranelagh, or else try a light-hearted piece — there’s no shortage of options for English-speakers and francophones alike! Check out Theatre in Paris’s entire show selection in the “Our Shows” tab above.

Dinner, Show, and a Valentine’s Day date to not forget!

If you prefer a meal or quick drink before the show, many of our theatres offer Premium options complete with dining options to enjoy before, after, or even during your show! Who knows — you might even brush shoulders with one of the actors…

Celebrate this Valentine's Day in style with our selection of unforgettable Dinner, Show, and Date night experiences! Start by wining and dining at one of our curated restaurants, preparing your date for an enchanting evening of romance and art.

Immerse yourselves in a captivating show, specifically chosen to impress your beau. Many theatres offer in-house or adjoining restaurants and bars, meaning the night doesn’t stop once the curtain drops! Whether you prefer a full dinner or a quick drink, our Valentine's Day special promises an evening of love and enchantment.

Secure your tickets for a memorable celebration — browse our full selection of shows offering Dinner Date packages on our website!

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Take a romantic Parisian stroll

In true Parisian lover's style, take a balade through one of the many hidden neighbourhoods on offer in the city of love.
Hand in hand, opt for a romantic stroll with your Valentine along the picturesque banks of the Seine. Bustling with stalls offering art prints, trinkets, and second-hand books, there is plenty to admire on a walk past Paris’s famous river — not to mention the skyline of famous monuments you will pass on your way!

If you've already taken in the sights of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe and you're in search of some local colour, opt for the cobbled streets of Montmartre: Paris’s northernmost district, recognised worldwide for its culture of arts and music. This gorgeous region remains somewhat unspoilt by the hustle and bustle of the city centre, whilst still offering a selection of landmarks (the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and a selection of cancan shows to name just two). When set to the melody of an accordion, these streets bristle with vivacity and colour — the perfect setting for an easy-going Valentine’s Day in Paris!

Take a pause from the sightseeing and stop at a local brasserie for a delicious vin chaud (that’s mulled wine for our English-speakers). If you have more of a sweet tooth, the decadently rich hot chocolate at Angelina's is known worldwide for its traditional French hot chocolate. This tearoom has gone viral numerous times for its enormous dollops of cream and mouth-wateringly thick beverages — it’s an absolute must-see during your stay in Paris, and a perfect way to warm up after your romantic stroll under the Parisian winter sunshine!

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No matter how you choose to spend your Valentine’s Day (whether it be in a couple or solo), let yourself get swept away by the magic of Paris. Fall in love all over again with this fantastic city — Paris, je t'aime!

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