By Courtney Traub
Paris Travel Expert, about.com
If you're lucky enough to be planning Valentine's Day in Paris with someone you love, you're not likely to come away disappointed. The city of light seems to be synonymous with romance, so finding things to do for this special occasion shouldn't prove too difficult. But planning ahead is essential, as couples naturally flock here to celebrate on February 14th. Here are some ideas to help you have a truly memorable Valentine's Day in Paris.
Coveted Romantic Attractions and Activities:
Leading up to your special Valentine's Day outing in Paris, read up on the most romantic sights and attractions in Paris. The guide leads you directly to romance-drenched Paris sights and activities, parks and gardens, restaurants and shows. Whether you choose to take a walk in some of the city's most storied and gorgeous areas, duck into a double-feature in one of the French capital's historic old cinemas, or book a date in a classic Parisian cabaret for a night of old-world staginess, there's no lack of choice here.
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Most of you will have to work within a modest or tight budget to afford your romantic getaway-- we get that. How to ensure your trip is unforgettable, but also doesn't break the bank?
I recommend searching for current deals on packages to Paris at Hipmunk (book direct) . Otherwise, if you're traveling within continental Europe, why not take the train? It's less stressful, more scenic, and hence more romantic. You can book TGV (high-speed rail) tickets and rail passes at Rail Europe. You can also check this e-bookers page regularly for updates on special travel packages to Paris for Valentine's day this year.
Dinner Cruises and Cabarets:
What could beat a romantic dinner cruise on the Seine river, or a dinner and traditional Paris cabaret show for a spicier night out? Check this page for current deals. You should also consider taking a traditional boat tour of Paris. It's always an incredibly soothing, picturesque way to see the city, perhaps snuggled together for warmth on the top deck.
Finding the Perfect Gift:[post_ads_2]
Paris has more shops and department stores per square foot than nearly anywhere in the world.
If you want to offer someone special a unique gift for Valentine's Day, you should have no trouble finding it in Paris. To quickly home in on an original, romantic gift, I first recommend that you consult our guide to avoiding cliche presents in Paris.
Also consult our complete primers on the best shopping districts in Paris and the best boutiques and concept stores in Paris to