Photo by Pedro Simoes
So I gave in and decided that if I was going to be another honeymooner in Paris, I would at least go all out and have the best Paris honeymoon possible. Without too much protest from my to-be-husband, we set out to plan our picture perfect Paris honeymoon.
Picture perfect Paris honeymoons
Cozy picnics in the park:
A visit to Paris is never complete without a gaze upon the Eiffel Tower, yes, and a trip to the market for a lunch picnic in the park or along the Seine. A great little pedestrian market street not terribly overrun with tourists is Rue Cler, just to the southeast of the Eiffel Tower at the Ecole Militaire metro stop. Fruit vendors, cheesemongers, bakeries and boulangeries sell sandwiches, baguettes, quiches, tarts, and of course, macarons, for the perfect afternoon Parisian picnic in the park.
Get the royal treatment:
A truly classy place to stay during your honeymoon, the Les Jardins du Marais can't be beat for luxury, comfort, and hospitality. Les Jardins du Marais boasts 265 rooms and suites overlooking a large, private garden. This creates a romantic 'small village' atmosphere full of charm and character and makes the hotel an ideal place in which to relax after a day's sightseeing.
Fall in love with the streets of Paris:
With the hotel conveniently located in the heart of the 6th Arrondissement, it made for perfectly beautiful afternoons strolling through Jardin du Luxembourg and getting lost in picturesque Parisian streets. We hopped on the Metro for a few stops at a time to find ourselves at the foot of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, and Champs-Elysees.
Perfect romantic dinners in Paris:
Finally, when it comes to a perfect romantic dinner, there's no better world destination than Paris. For something classically-French and exquisitely prepared, visit Pierre Gagnaire's for the perfect French fine dining experience. If you want the best in modern French dishes, try Atelier de Joel Robuchon where one of the best items on the menu is mashed potatoes. Then again, for top-quality traditional French fare like steak frites, escargot baked in garlic, and moules at low-mid range prices, try La Rotonde - conveniently just steps away from Hotel des Academies et des Arts.
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Gizelle Lau is a travel-food-wine lover turned writer in Toronto, Canada and the Online Editor for TripAtlas.com, the world’s largest online travel resource. Visit for travel articles, photos, trip deals and more!