6. Marché aux Fleurs
Situated on Place Louis Lepine between the Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle chapel, the vibrant flower market has attracted visitors since 1830. Locals come here to buy flowers for their homes, and tourists come here to marvel at the shapes and colours. The selection is huge and includes exotic flowers, indoor plants, fruit trees and more. You can wander the market with your date and then pick up their favourite bloom. Open daily from 8am to 7:30pm.
Place Louis Lepine, Quai de la Corse
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7. Cafe Campana at Musée d’Orsay
The Musée d’Orsay has one of the most beautiful cafes in Paris. Designed by famous Brazilian duo the Campana brothers, the cafe is most famous for its clock-face window looking over the city. Enjoy a beverage over romantic views and then get lost in French masterpieces in this world-class museum.
62, rue de Lille
8. Palais Garnier
For some old-fashioned romance, take your date for a night of ballet at the grand Palais Garnier. The opera house was built in 1875 and is an architect’s dream. Treat yourselves to an evening of classical music or dance. For tickets, visit the website.
Place de l’Opera
9. La Cinémathèque Française
For the film-buff couple, there isn’t anything cuter than holding hands and watching a black-and-white French flick. La Cinémathèque Française is huge and boasts four screens, a bookshop, a restaurant and exhibition space (below). Visitors can buy souvenir posters and memorabilia after classic movies as a keepsake of a wonderful memory.
51 Rue de Bercy
The Sainte-Chapelle is a royal gothic style chapel and the residence of the kings of France until the 14th century. It is located a few metres from Notre Dame but is a lot less busy, allowing for plenty of quiet exploration time. The 1,113 stained-glass windows are mesmerising and you’ll both be dazzled by the elegance and beauty of this gothic work of art.
8, boulevard du Palais
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This article was originally published by Singapore Press Holdings.