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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Magical & Romantic Honeymoon Experiences in Paris

Audrey Hepburn, my favorite actress, said, "Paris is always a good idea." And as a former Parisian, I agree. Paris is enchanting. Whitestone homes exude luxury, freshly baked croissants wafting through the air, and blossoms hang along cobbled streets. Paris is a destination unlike any other, from its spectacular monuments and historical byways to its unique culinary and museum scene. The city has drawn honeymooners to its gorgeous thoroughfares for centuries. Here are magical & romantic honeymoon experiences in Paris.

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Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is a must-do for most, but there is no reason to go up to the top. The view from the 1st and 2nd levels is better because Paris is flat. On the 1st level, you will find a lovely lunch restaurant, and you can explore the perimeter. You can access Michelin-star restaurants, shops, and a macaron counter on the second floor. Grab a glass of champagne to toast the moment! It is a great way to take in the city without the crushing mobs at the top.

Jessie's Eiffel Tower Tip: make a lunch reservation at one of the restaurants; you can bypass the long line for the elevator.

Cruise Down the Seine

Indulge in a private cruise tailored to your desires down a gorgeous Seine River. Your boat is a luxurious Venetian water taxi custom-built for cruises in Paris. It features a personal salon with a banquette, tinted windows, and an open or closed roof. You'll see Paris' most stunning museums and landmarks from a unique perspective. Remember to bring champagne for your unforgettable and romantic voyage in Paris.

Jessie's Seine River Cruise Tip: go late in the evening; Paris is stunning when lit up.

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Explore Versailles with a 12-Course Meal.

Have you ever dreamed of living like French royalty? After exploring the stunning castle, you will have a meal fit for a king. Be amazed by the classic a la francaise service, menu inspired by the court with modern flavors, tableware from the antique royal manufacture of Limoges, and staff in tailor-made outfits inspired by the 18th century. The chef took inspiration from 18th-century meals to create a contemporary menu. Beyond dinner, it is an authentic experience.

Picnic at the Foot of the Eiffel Tower

On the way to the tower, grab a delectable lunch nearby, buy a baguette from the bakery, and make your picnic under the Eiffel Tower. It's a lovely way to spend an afternoon people-watching.

Where else can you enjoy an excellent meal in the shadows of the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame cathedral? A small bottle of barely chilled French wine with a baguette completes the experience!

Private Tour of the Champagne Region from Paris

Travel by first-class train from the Gare de L'est station to Champagne Ardenne. Explore the magnificence of the Champagne region on a private tour from Paris. Stop at several vineyards, including Pommery or Veuve Cliquot House, for delectable wine and champagne tastings while gaining in-depth wisdom about the wineries from your guide, an industry expert—a visit of the Reims Cathedral, and a gourmand lunch complete this ideal day.

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Climb to the Top of the Arc de Triomphe

The monument commemorates the armies of the revolution and the empire, with exquisite carvings on the stone. There is a small museum inside the walls. You can climb 300 stairs to find a viewing platform with a breathtaking Paris view. At sunset, you'll watch the sky light up with stunning colors. You can even see the Eiffel Tower lights, covered in 20,000 bulbs! You will discover why Paris is known as the City of Lights at night.

Browse Works of Art at the Musee d'Orsay.

Musee d'Orsay lies in a long building that used to be a train station—the outside is impressive, but the interior is spectacular! Discover an expansive open space with an arched glass roof shielding unbelievable collections of artwork. Whether you like conventional art or modern, you'll find something to appreciate in the Musee d'Orsay.

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Discover Montmartre

Montmartre is the loveliest area in Paris. What was onetime a little village on the hill now forms the 18th Arrondissement of Paris. It was popular with artists and poets inspired by the stunning Parisian scenery. It also went through a period of cabarets, brothels, and secretive nightlife, known primarily for the Moulin Rouge. Stroll the prettiest street in Paris, Rue de l'Abreuvoir; it's easy to get lost weaving through lovely streets, adorable houses, and doorways. The Basilica Sacre-Coeur is a stunning white church overlooking the city. Climb the steep cobbled streets to reach the gardens below the church.

Jessie's Montmartre Tip: Take in a dinner show at Moulin Rouge; it is a fun and

Visit World Famous Boutiques

Paris is home to the world's most prestigious jewelry designers.

A personal stylist can privately visit world-renowned jewelry salons to help you find or design something extraordinary.

If you love fashion, you can take a private guided Haute Couture stroll on Avenue Montaigne. You'll trace the history of the chicest avenue, stopping at Christian Dior's flagship shop that opened. For a very VIP occasion, you can privatize the boutique at Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and more for a truly once-in-a-lifetime shopping trip in Paris!

Jessie's Paris Shopping Tip: Paris is the perfect spot to take your girls for a wedding dress shopping trip. You can have a private consultation with the dress designer!

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Scavenger Hunt in the Louvre

Why walk through the Louvre when you can go on a scavenger hunt? A Louvre treasure hunt is a fun, interactive way to explore one of the world's most recognized museums. Solve riddles and look for the museum's hidden treasures for hours. Ensure that you carefully read the descriptions of the art because there are bonus challenges! After the hunt, you can explore the museum for as long as you like.

Private French Market Tour with a Cooking Class

Meet your private chef on Sainte-Marie des Batignolles and walk to a market to meet local food producers. You can stop at the fishmonger, fromagerie, and produce store; you will choose the ingredients for your cooking class. After collecting the ingredients, you will walk to the chef's home. Over cheese and wine, you will learn how to make a classic French main dish (or dessert if you prefer).

Loire Castles & Wine Tastings from Paris

Marvel at the Loire Valley's wealthy chateaux and enjoy its famous wines. First, head to Chateau de Chambord-the inspiration for Disney's `Beauty and the Beast.' Next, discover the Chateau de Blois, one of France's most prestigious Renaissance castles, where you can explore independently. Then visit the lavish Chateau de Chenonceau and walk through its intricately etched stone walls, decadent hanging tapestries, and intimate chapel.

Paris is a bustling city with tons of fun and romantic activities. This list only comprehensively describes a few of the beautiful things you can do in Paris. Since my mission is to take you beyond the highlights for bespoke or unique activities, here are my magical & romantic honeymoon experiences in Paris.

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