Organize a romantic weekend in Paris
Posted in Hotel le 6 October 2023
Paris, the City of Love, offers an incomparable romantic setting for a romantic weekend. From the cobbled streets of Montmartre to the banks of the Seine, the Hôtel de l'Espérance has put together a perfect itinerary for you to experience an unforgettable getaway for two in the heart of Paris.
A romantic stroll in the heart of the Latin Quarter
The advantage with Paris is that we find exceptional sites on almost every street corner. From the romantic Hôtel de l'Espérance , in the 5th arrondissement, it is easy to plan an itinerary for a romantic stroll.
The Saint-Michel fountain
Let's begin our romantic getaway on the banks of the Seine, facing the Île de la Cité. At the very end of Boulevard Saint-Michel is the imposing and majestic Saint-Michel fountain . Representing the struggle of good against evil, is the ideal spot for a romantic selfie. Near the Luxembourg Gardens, it also allows you to follow in the footsteps of the young rebellious students of May 68.
The René Viviani square
Let's stay on the banks of the Seine, towards the René Viviani square , near the Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre church. This small green space is ideal for romantic walks and short romantic breaks. You can then sit in the shade of the oldest tree in Paris , a locust tree planted in 1601. From here, you will have a magnificent view of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral.
Place de la Contrescarpe and rue Mouffetard
Let's take the road again towards the Hôtel de l'Espérance. You will pass in front of the Pantheon, before going to Place de la Contrescarpe via the rue Mouffetard . You will immediately be immersed in picturesque Paris, on a street where the restaurants, shops and bars are so friendly that all the students from the Latin Quarter meet there every day. You will notice the paved floor dating from the Middle Ages.
The Great Mosque of Paris
Let's continue towards the Jardin des Plantes, to the Grand Mosque of Paris . This is the ideal place to take a romantic and relaxing break. You can admire the architecture and minaret of this religious building, before treating yourself to a romantic hammam , or a little treat in the mosque's tea room.
After so much discovery and walking, how about taking a break at the Jardin des Plantes for a romantic picnic?
Picnic in the heart of Paris in the Jardin des Plantes
Living on love and fresh water is great, but treating yourself to a romantic picnic in Paris is even more romantic! If you followed our itinerary, you have arrived at the Jardin des Plantes , the ideal place for a lunch on the grass. Pull out your red and white checkered tablecloth, a good bottle of champagne, a delicious meal, and savor the moment. Then, it’s time to discover the Parisian garden!
The Jardin des Plantes extends over nearly 24 hectares. You will therefore not only find vast lawns there, but numerous arrangements with various themes.
- The botany school : intended to initiate future botanists and horticulturists, this space includes two flower beds with more than 4,500 different plants, classified by genera and families;
- The Alpine garden : over 4,000 m², more than 2,000 mountain and rock plants flourish. They come from the four corners of the world, from the Pyrenees to the Himalayas;
- The large greenhouses : near the Alpine garden there are 3 large greenhouses. The winter garden brings together plants from humid and hot countries, the square greenhouse houses the flora of hot and dry countries, and the Australian greenhouse is closed to the public;
- The menagerie : created in 1794, the menagerie is one of the oldest zoological gardens in the world. There we find animals from the royal menagerie of Versailles, as well as animals confiscated from fairgrounds. On 5.5 hectares, 600 animals of 146 species flourish;
- The labyrinth : what could be more romantic than a romantic stroll through a labyrinth? Sheltered by evergreen plants, stroll hand in hand to emerge onto the esplanade of the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution...
The romantic walk in this magnificent garden does not end there, and you can continue by discovering the Iris garden or the rose garden.
Visit the Paris Pantheon as a couple
Your romantic getaway in Paris can also take a more cultural turn in this Parisian district with an intense past, by going to the Pantheon . In the heart of the Latin Quarter, this mausoleum brings together all the great men who have marked the history of France. Built at the end of the 18th century, this historic monument of Byzantine, classical and Gothic inspiration houses big names: Pierre and Marie Curie, Louis Braille, Léon Gambetta, Jean Jaurès, Victor Hugo...
During your walk, you will also be able to discover Foucault's pendulum , one of the most important scientific discoveries in the world, as well as numerous paintings illustrating the history of Sainte-Geneviève.
Enjoy a superb romantic hotel in the heart of Paris
After these long walks, it is important to be able to find yourself in a little peaceful setting. The 4-star Hotel de l'Espérance is one of the best hotels in the Latin Quarter for a romantic stay.
The rooms and services of Esperance
In the Hôtel de l'Espérance, you will enjoy all the modern comforts in elegantly decorated rooms with a 70s theme . After a good night's sleep, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast in the dining room or in its interior courtyard with veranda , with fresh bread, fruit juice and other sweet and savory treats, and the whole team ensures you a successful romantic stay and unforgettable.
The location of the 4-star hotel
A stone's throw from Rue de la Contrescarpe, the hotel is ideally located for a romantic dinner in one of the restaurants on the lively street. But you can also visit all the most beautiful sites in Paris easily, thanks to the numerous public transport nearby.
It's now up to you to make a choice among all the romantic sites of the capital : the Arc de Triomphe, the Iron Lady, the Rodin Museum, the Ponts des Arts, covered passages... Unless you fancy a dinner cruise on the Seine, with a glass of champagne and a magical atmosphere!
A romantic weekend in Paris requires a little organization, but you can be sure to find the best spots for a romantic getaway. The cosmopolitan area of the Espérance hotel is ideal for creating unforgettable memories.