6 Romantic Things To Do In Paris This Winter With The Person You Love

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6 Romantic Things To Do As A Couple In Paris This Winter
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When it comes to date night ideas and romantic things to do as a couple in the winter, you don’t automatically think of Paris, known for its ambiance, rich culture, and, of course, the food.

You think about snow, fireplaces, and ski resorts that keep you more inside than out.

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In fact, there are many romantic things to do as a couple in Paris, even in the winter.

I recently took a trip there in the winter and it definitely changed my mindset. I was so exhilarated by all the sights and wonderful energy. I wished my wife would’ve come along with me to enjoy it. And not fighting all of the crowds was definitely a bonus.

And with over 302 stations covering 133 miles, using the metro is one of the best and easiest ways to see the city. You can literally get off the plane and be in Paris in less than an hour. You can really discover the hidden gems of Paris traveling this way to make your vacation feel even more romantic.

Here are 6 romantic things to do in Paris this winter with the person you love.

1. Add your own love lock

A great romantic gesture for Parisians and tourists alike was to place a love lock on the Pont des Arts bridge. But, in 2015, the practice was banned, due to the sheer weight affecting the structure. It was awesome to see there was still a place to leave a love lock though, that just so happen to be located near the Basilica Montmartre.

2. Visit the "Wall of Love"

Getting off at one of those stops landed us at Abbesses Metro, the site of "Le mur des je t’aime," or "the Wall Of Love." The 430 sq. ft. tiled wall features the phrase, "I love you," 311 times in 350 languages.

It actually took me and my daughter ten minutes to find the words in English.

3. Pop into The Louvre

It’s perfect for a day-long date. You can actually spend 3 or 4 days and still not see everything.

Make sure you check out the Venus de Milo statue or, if you are short on time, try to find all 17 artifacts that are featured in Beyonce and Jay-Z’s MV "ApeSh*t".

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4. Tour Paris by scooter

If you get tired of using the Metro, there is nothing more dangerously romantic than riding through the Paris streets on a motorized scooter.

If you rent one and travel together, you can get from the Louvre to the Eiffel tower in about 20 minutes. From an intimacy standpoint, that’s huge.

5. Climb the top of the Eiffel Tower at night

Not only was it cool being able to go to the top of the highest structure in Paris, but they make sure you culminate your visit with a glass of champagne and kiss once you get there.

6. Try the food

Of course, the food was just fantastic especially the banquettes and croissants from Le Pain Retrouve, a bakery in Montmartre.

The French are so passionate about their food and wine. There is just something magical about drinking "vin chaud" (hot wine) out in the open, on a cold winter’s night.

There are many Paris attractions and romantic places you can visit. I haven’t been to all of them yet, but if I get another opportunity to take a trip with my spouse during the winter, I’ll choose Paris each and every time because there are so many romantic things to do as a couple.

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Keith Dent is a certified relationship coach and author of "In the Paint: How to Win at the Game of Love". If you're unsure if you can really put how you feel into words and you need some help, visit his website or follow him on Twitter for more love and relationship advice.

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