Why Paris is one of the best places to go in December for honeymoon? We went looking for the most romantic spots of this beautiful city.
The following are some reasons why Paris fascinates us – especially when there are 2 of us to enjoy it.
- Because of the lights
It is not just the Eiffel Tower that is bathed in a sea of lights at night – it is all Paris. Just before night actually falls, though, you should definitely watch the sunset, ideally from the Pont des Arts. This bridge is famed for its ‘love padlocks’ – more about these in Point 3 on foots or by boat? A nighttime walk through Paris has a special attraction, as does a boat ride on the Seine. On the boat, you can lean back and watch the sights like Notre Dame and the Louvre slip by. On some boats, it is possible to have a dinner during the trip. You can find details of these boat rides from most hotels.
- Because of the delicious food
Paris – best places to visit in December – is not just an aesthetic pleasure, of course, but first and foremost a culinary one. The way to go straight to our hearts is through our stomachs and nobody knows this better than the French! France is a true Paradise for anyone who likes to enjoy delicious food and values great cooking. The French are true masters of the art, especially when it comes to beautiful dishes. You will find various patisseries throughout Paris, where you can indulge in sweet pleasure. The Patisserie Carette (on Place des Vosges) are recommended as the places where serves the most delicious macaroons and best coffee. The macaroon is a typically French meringue that is made of ground almonds and produced in every imaginable color.
- Because of the love padlocks
The Pont des Arts links the Quai du Louvre on the right bank of the Seine with the Quai de Malaquais on the left bank, and is seen as one of the most romantic places in Paris. Because there are thousands of loving couples that have vowed their love here by ‘love padlocks’. Countless numbers of these padlocks have been attached to the railings of the bridge. Actually, that some of the padlocks are actually hanging from another padlock rather than the bridge itself, since there is no space left. Some people have their names carved on the padlocks, while others immortalise their love by writing the date and their names on the lock in felt-tip pen. After that, they throw the key in the Seine below – to make sure that their love will last forever. But now this bridge is dismantled because of its heavy. That’s really a pity!
- Because of the Eiffel Tower
What does the Eiffel Tower have to do with love? You only really find out when you are standing in front of it! Just looking at this unique landmark is enough to put you in a romantic feeling. No wonder, then, that there have been quite so many marriage proposals made here. The mood is particularly lovely after nightfall – when the Eiffel Tower is lit up in an amazing way and 20,000 lights twinkle for 5 minus on the hour, every hour. Don’t forget to have dinner for 2 of you at the 58 Tour Eiffel. The restaurant is on the 1st Floor of the Eiffel Tower, and the experience of dining there will take you to a real paradise.
- Because I love you
If you are looking for the answer for question: where to travel in December, Paris – the city of Love will be the best answer ever. The world’s most beautiful sentence has been immortalised in 311 different languages in Paris, on the Mur des je t’aime. The wall of love is a must-visit place for any couples in Paris. Designed by artists Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito, it is on a square at the Place des Abbesses, on the Hill of Montmartre. It is the highest natural elevation in the city; its ‘summit’ (130 meters) is home to the amazing beautiful Basilica of Sacré Cœur – one of the most important sights in the capital, and with an impressing view across all Paris.
Make sure to take a stroll through the Montmartre District. The impression of this artist‘s quarter is one of small alleys, cobbled streets, arts and craft shops, narrow stairways and playful little details. It is really unbelievably charming, and the district where the film ‘Amélie’ was made.