Paris is often called the city of love and it’s true, there’s something about Paris that brings out the romantic in us. It could be the fabulous architecture and the thought of so much history passing. Or perhaps its the cobble stone streets, the winding little alleys, the gentle meandering of the river Seine. For some it’s the twinkle of the Eiffel Tower at night, the glow from shops and restaurants as dusk falls, the sound of the bells ringing at Notre Dame and the colours of the flower market. There are also plenty of bars and bistros where memories are made over a glass of something chilled – Paris has plenty of special places for lovers to while away the night.
Fun and fabulous
Le Perchoir bars, both in the Marais district (14 rue Crespin du Gast, 11th arrondissement) and on the rooftop of BHV (36 Rue de la Verrerie, 4th arrondissement) which is open on Sundays. They make great cocktails and both venues offer great views over the city.
The Night Flight bar at the Hotel Bachaumont in the district of Montorgueil (18 rue Bachaumont, 2nd arrondissement) is classy and gorgeous. Developed by the Exercise Masters Experimental Group, it’s plus tones of velvet and black marble make this a wonderfully cosy bar, perfect for sinking into the comfy chairs and enjoying inspired and delicious elixirs in sumptuous luxury.
Very hipster and tres chic
The very hip and trendy Mama Shelter Bar at the Philippe Starck designed Mama Shelter Hotel (109 Rue de Bagnolet, 20th arrondissement), is popular with locals and always buzzing. Located between the artists’ studios, Père Lachaise cemetery which is surprisingly romantic for a wander, this part of Paris is known as the “Campagne à Paris” (countryside in Paris). Called “the best rooftop” in Paris in 2017 by Vogue magazine, it makes for a top quality venue to pamper your loved one with a glass of bubbles and views over the city to cherish. In summer months, you can also dine al fresco on the terrace where there’s a tranquil atmosphere and you can watch the stars as you swing in a hammock and enjoy this little bit of urban paradise.
A gorgeous garden in the middle of Paris
The upscale and very plush purple themed bar at the Hotel Les Jardins du Marais (74, rue Amelot, 11th arrondissement) is alluring but it’s the gorgeous garden that really makes this a memorable place to enjoy a drink à deux. One of the largest private gardens in Paris, the Mediterranean colours and intimate courtyards with palm trees transport you to the romance of southern France.
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