If you are thinking of treating your significant other to a romantic trip away, Paris is the ideal place to visit. Crowned the city of love, Paris is the ideal location for a romantic break of any length.
From the Eiffel Tower to the romantic sidewalks of Notre Dame, Paris is a truly magical city. With it’s candle-lit restaurants and stunning parks, Paris is renowned for being one of the most romantic cities in the world.
The one thing holding you back from booking a romantic break to Paris might be the cost - Paris is known to be expensive. However, if you plan your trip carefully and choose when to visit wisely, a trip to Paris doesn’t have to empty your wallet.
Here are our top tips for planning a romantic trip to Paris on a budget:
Best time to visit
While summer is a lovely time to visit Paris, it is also the most expensive time to go. To keep your trip low cost, the best time to visit is during the fall, winter or spring. However, if you want to be able to explore without catching a cold, opt for a spring trip.
Plus, by visiting Paris out of season the streets and attractions will be less crowded and more enjoyable. It’s no fun exploring a new place when you spend most of your time being pushed about by strangers, is it?
Get deals on accommodation
While you probably want to keep the cost of your trip to a minimum, booking a cheap motel is anything but romantic. Your best bet for keeping the cost of your trip low is to have a look online for accommodation deals and find an affordable deal.
Instead of opting for a hotel room, have a look at apartments in Paris instead. While this may not seem as romantic or luxurious as a hotel room, there are plenty of luxury apartments available, ideal for romantic getaways.
Travel in style
Your romantic break should start from when you leave for the airport, so have a think about how you can make the travel section of your trip more romantic.
While you may not be able to afford to upgrade to first class seats, perhaps you could request a bottle of champagne after take off? Or, maybe you could arrange to have cocktails once you land in Paris? Get creative and think of ways, you can kick the trip off to a romantic start.
Paris has many amazing restaurants on offer, many of which offer a romantic, candle-lit atmosphere, perfect for vacation date night. Although many of these restaurants are expensive, if you have a look around, you should be able to find a few affordable and just as nice places to dine.
If money is really tight and all the nice restaurants are out of your budget, think about doing something different. Instead of settling for a cheap restaurant, why not organise a romantic picnic under the Eiffel Tower?
All you need to do is pack a blanket, your partner’s favourite snacks, a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine and a punnet of strawberries and set up by the Eiffel Tower. For an added romantic feel, why not pack a few tea lights and jot them around the picnic blanket when you eat?