If you are visiting the City of Light with your loved-one and thinking to finally pop the question, then you’re in the right place to find the best places to propose in Paris.
Whether you’re a guy or a woman planning to propose to your partner, looking for a tranquil and secluded spot to ask him or her to marry you, this guide will definitely help you.
5 Best Places To Propose In Paris, France
I always love the New Year, a time for new plans and adventures, and not forgetting a fabulous time of year to get engaged in.
In fact, some of my best friends got engaged this time last year and we celebrated their wedding union last week in a traditional yet informal ceremony and celebration.
As it is a tradition my husband proposed to me, however, his decision on a location for said proposal had already been given a helping hand as we were on holiday. I always think that given all of the romantic places to get engaged in, how does one decide upon which location to use as the backdrop to your proposal?
To help explore the vast array of wonderful romantic locations in France, here are the top 5 places to propose in Paris.
1. Pont des Arts
There are so many beautiful bridges in Paris it’s difficult to choose the most romantic one.
Some might say the Alexandre III bridge with its beautifully ornate streetlamps. But for a proposal, we think that the Pont des Arts is picture-perfect.
It’s a pedestrian passage with a charming tradition for lovers: the barriers are crowded with padlocks that couples have attached to the fencing and then tossed the key into the Seine. A great way to leave your mark of love on the city of Lights.
As a bonus, you have a view of the Eiffel Tower from the bridge and if you arrive in the dark the Tower will sparkle at the top of each hour until 1 AM.
2. Passage Vivienne
No matter what the season, Paris can be rainy. And although it might seem romantic to walk around in the rain, you might want a plan B!
Fortunately, you can navigate a large part of the city center via covered galleries. One of the most beautiful is the Passage Vivienne, with its mosaic-tiled floors and charming shops. Although it tends to get crowded during rush hours, it is just a beautiful place to pop that question.
Near the entrance by the rue des Petits Champs is Legrand & Fils, is a perfect stop for a glass of champagne to toast your engagement.
3. Seine River
The Seine River offers amazing views of Paris’ sights and can be appreciated whatever your budget.
If you’re going big with your proposal, you can charter a Riverboat complete with champagne and macarons so you can sit back and enjoy the view as the captain give you your own private tour of the heart of the city.
There are also several companies that offer elegant dinner cruises so that you can enjoy the sights by night.
If you have a more modest budget, there are also the non-eating and drinking river cruises – the Bateaux Parisiens leave from the foot of the Eiffel Tower approximately every 20 minutes in a season.
4. In front of the Eiffel Tower
Ok, we know it’s THE monument of Paris and for those of you out there thinking it’s a bit cliché well, there’s a good reason for that. We would recommend the Ecole Militaire side of the Eiffel Tower on the Champs du Mars. If the weather is nice you can pack a picnic for the grassy areas and simply enjoy the view.
5. In a secret square
The Place de Furstenberg is a picturesque little square tucked into the St. Germain neighborhood behind the St. Germain church.
Follow the signs to the Delacroix museum and it will lead you directly to this ‘place’ surrounded by charming Parisian buildings and street lamps.
While we can’t guarantee it, you will often have the place all to yourself!