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Couples who land up in Paris without a definitive plan can find themselves a bit overawed by the never-ending list of things to do, places to see. But since the idea is spending time with each other, rather than trying to fit as much as possible into the day, take your time wandering about this city on foot. Walk under the Arc de Triomphe or take in the atmosphere of the Notre Dame Cathedrale.

Another fabulous way for couples to see the city is by going aloft in the hot-air balloon at Andre Citroen Park. Although tethered to the ground, the balloon rises nearly 500 feet to provide some astounding bird’s eye views of the city.

If you’re there in the summer or spring months then head to a park for a romantic date. The Luxembourg Gardens or Le Bois de Boulange are both filled with wide open spaces and clever park landscaping.

Catch the brilliant 360 degree panorama from the Pont des Arts—one of the most romantic views in the world—which encompasses famous Paris sights such as Ile de la Cite, Notre Dame, and the Louvre, surrounded by the river Seine. Kiss at the ‘Bridge of Lovers’ and wish for eternal love. Legend has it that your wish will be granted.

And if both of you like food, then Paris can be a gastronomic delight. Good restaurants include Taillevent, one of the best restaurants in Paris. For smaller budgets, try Cafe Med. Brasserie Lipp is a favourite of celebrities and intellectuals.
The evenings ought to be reserved for another classic Paris lovers’ tradition—a dinner cruise on the Seine. You can opt for the La Capataine Fracasse Cruise, or, if you’re feeling rich, then the 164-foot Don Juan II (at around $600 for a couple).

Finally there’s the greatest cliche, but one that is not to be missed—the Eiffel Tower. The 324-foot-tall structure built in 1889 says Paris like nothing else can. Cap of the trip’s romance on the Pont des Arts Bridge, watching the sun set over the shimmering Grand Palais. Snuggling at the Jardins du Trocadero in the shadow of the Eiffel tower. Don’t get self-conscious: PDA is hardly an anomaly in Paris!

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