murjetaime A romantic day in Paris

Paris, city of love… If you are staying at the Hotel Aida Marais with your special one, we have prepared for you an idyllic one-day program throughout the City of Lights. Get ready to live a fairy tale with memories that will last a lifetime!

  • In the morning, go to Quartier Montmartre to visit the Musée de la Vie Romantique.

The Museum of Romantic Life is established in painter Ary Scheffer’s house. Built in 1830, the house is surrounded by a quiet flower garden. Inside the Museum, you will discover a collection of objects that belonged to French poetess and writer George Sand: pieces of furniture, portraits and jewellery from the 17th and 19th centuries… On the first floor are exhibited paintings of romantic artist Ary Scheffer. Temporary exhibitions are also held throughout the calendar year.

Once you’ve finished visiting the museum, enjoy a cup of tea in a bucolic environment in the garden of the museum.

Practical information:

Musée de la Vie Romantique
Hôtel Scheffer-Renan
16, rue Chaptal
75009 Paris

The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6pm.

Tickets:

Permanent collection: free
Temporary exhibition: €7.5

Metro:  Saint-Georges, Pigalle, Blanche, Liège

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  • Mur des Je t’aime

Within walking distance from the museum is another spot to see with your sweetheart: Le Mur des Je T’Aime  (I Love You : The Wall). Located in the romantic garden of Square Jehan Rictus Place des Abbesses, the wall, with over 311 written love declarations in 250 different languages, has become a meeting place for lovers from all over the world!

Don’t forget to take a souvenir picture!

Practical information:

Square Jehan Rictus
Place des Abbesses
5018 Paris

Free entrance

The square is open from 9 am to 8:30 pm during the summer season.

Metro: Abbesses

www.lesjetaime.com/english

  • Sacré-Coeur 

After this busy morning, you will probably be hungry! We suggest you refill your batteries with a romantic picnic on the stairs of the Sacré-Coeur, only a few minutes away from the square.

The place, popularized by the movie Amélie, is known worldwide for its magic and beauty. It offers a marvelous view over Paris. Once again, don’t forget to take some pictures!

Practical information:

Metro: Abbesses, Anvers

If you don’t feel like walking upstairs, you can reach the Sacré-Coeur via the funicular railway of Montmartre.

www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com/english

  • Marché aux fleurs et aux oiseaux

Once you’ve finished eating, it is time to continue your visit! Let’s do something really different and off the beaten track: discover the Marché aux fleurs et aux oiseaux! Located on the Île de la Cité, Place Louis Lépine, the flower market has existed since 1830. Both covered and open-air, it is mainly formed by pavilions from the 1900s. Entirely dedicated to flowers, this picturesque market will be your most fragrant stop along the banks of the river Seine. On Sundays, the picture is complete with the opening of the Bird Market (le Marché aux Oiseaux) where you can admire cute and rare species.

Practical information:

Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux
Place Louis Lépine
Quai de la Corse
75001 Paris

The market is open from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 7:30 pm and on Sundays from 8 am to 7 pm. Please note that the Bird Market is only held on Sundays.

Metro: Cité

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  • Bateaux-Mouches

And as crowning final to this wonderful day, hop aboard a bateau mouche riverboat to have a dinner cruise along the Seine. The Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches travel all over Paris to reveal the magic of the banks of the River Seine. On board, musicians play great classic French songs to create a romantic and festive atmosphere.

The beauty and romance of this last stage will leave you completely speechless!

Practical information:

Boarding from 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm

Tickets:

Dinner cruise – Menu Excellence: €148
Dinner cruise – Menu Prestige: €99

Port de la Conférence – Pont de l’Alma
75008 Paris

Metro: Alma

You can book online at: www.bateaux-mouches.fr/en