In February, Paris is for lovers
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In the depths of winter, as the mercury drops sharply in the French capital, lovers’ hearts are ablaze on 14 February, Valentine’s Day. Throughout the month, Paris has any number of things for couples to do: exhibitions, concerts, shows, fairs and more. Take your pick!
Paris is the capital of love – the ideal destination for a romantic getaway. The City of Lights really is the perfect setting for a Valentine’s Day stroll, with its cobblestone streets, secret passages, charming little squares and pretty gardens. The cold weather provides the perfect excuse to snuggle up to each other as you explore the French capital!
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For many people, St Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to say it with flowers. In the language of flowers, orchids symbolize seduction and sensuality. Orchid lovers in love are in for a treat: you can admire a dazzling variety of these beautiful flowers at the hothouses of the Jardin des Plantes, which is hosting the Mille et une orchidées display, and revel in their exotic beauty!
An evening out at the Palais Garnier is a wonderfully romantic experience to try at least once in your life. The opera house boasts magnificent Second Empire neo-Baroque decor, complete with crystal chandeliers and majestic staircases… On 14 February, the programme features Tree of Codes, a contemporary ballet by Wayne McGregor, with dazzling art design by the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson and electro-pop music by Jamie xx. If you’d like to take a backstage tour of this immersive production, the agency Cultival is organizing visits behind the scenes for small groups.
Here’s a great money-saving idea for St Valentine’s Day. Bercy Village will be decked out in pink decorations on 14 February, and offer couples free beauty sessions (for men and women). The perfect way to make sure you’re looking your best before going out to spend the evening with your loved one!