• Carsten Sprotte

Three Places to say 'I Love You' on Valentine's Day in Paris!

1. Say it in countless languages, in front the "I love you" wall. If you expect to be in Montmartre on Valentine's, explore the village streets that exude their legendary romantic charm, and as you near the Place des Abbesses, don't miss the small little square featuring a wall on which are engraved "I love you" in hundreds of different languages.

Consider a 10 minute walk towards the center of Paris, and add to your Valentine's walk a stop either at the playful Musée de l'Eroticism or the Musée de la Vie Romantique. Nearby, ParisSharing offers you a stay at "La Bruyère", a beautiful two-bedroom apartment tucked away from the street, with a view on a private courtyard, and a foothold on the charming Place Gustave Toudouze.

2. Say it secretly, at the Place Furstenberg. The lone five-branched lantern confers this discrete square in the heart of Saint Germain des Près with an intensely romantic atmosphere. The nostalgia is poignant for those who remember the scene from Edith Wharton's novel "The Age of Innocence", where the protagonist Newland Archer bid his final silent farewell to the Countess Ellen Olesnska. Later made into a movie by Martin Scorsesse.

Paris Sharing recommends "La Palette" for a Valentine's stay just around the corner from Place Furstenberg, in Saint Germain des Prés.

3. Say it even on a rainy day. Chances are it may be raining on Valentine's Day in Paris, so why not consider a stroll through a few of the interior passage-ways that will allow you to explore the 2nd arrondissement, with the Palais Royal as a final destination? On your way, you can treat her to a ravishing rubarb-rasberry tarte at the cozy Arbre à Cannelle, located in the Passage des Panoramas. From there you can make your way to the Galleries Colbert and Vivienne (shopping along the way), preparing for your final amorous declaration to be made beneath the arches of the Palais Royal, where such things have been spoken countless times since the 17th century.

For a stay nearby, we recommend the violet hues of our Saint-Jacques studio on the rue de Rivoli or our neat and centrally-located Montorgueil studio.

Wherever you should decide to say it on Valentine's day, take advantage of our special 10% discount for a stay of at least four nights during the month of February for any booking made before Feb. 10, 2013.

And get yourself in the mood with some photos from our Paris Je t'aime gallerie.

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