Valentine's Day in Paris is full of magical moments
Published on 2 January 2023, dans Hotel
Located in a bucolic setting on the banks of the Seine, about twenty minutes from Paris, the Relais de la Malmaison is a haven of calm and intimacy. If you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day, plenty of options are available. Here are a few. And if you’re still hesitating, the Relais de la Malmaison team will help you find more.
Close to the hotel
Before setting off to discover Paris and its thousand romantic facets, why not start by taking advantage of the many possibilities locate close to the Hotel Relais de la Malmaison? The park lends itself to pleasant strolls hand in hand, which you can continue along the banks of the Seine that so inspired the Impressionists. Not far from there is the Château de la Malmaison, symbol of Napoleon Bonaparte's love for Joséphine de Beauharnais. You’ll learn about the intimate world of the famous couple during a time before imperial duties beckoned. The gardens, superbly arranged, also provide a picturesque setting for a romantic stroll. Another particularly romantic place is the Palace of Versailles. It will take you about twenty minutes by car to get there and see the impressive Place d'Armes dominated by the equestrian statue of Louis XIV, the Hall of Mirrors and the King's apartments, which hosted many amorous affiliations, often clandestine... Finally, head to the Domaine de Saint-Cloud. This park occupies an ideal location at the gates of Paris and offers a majestic view of the entire city. Its quiet and leafy aisles, water features and statues create an intimate and romantic setting.
Why not treat yourself to all the tried and tested experiences that make a Valentine's Day in Paris so special? They are numerous and no less intensely romantic for all their fame! Make the city your own by choosing your walking route. The Tuileries and Luxembourg gardens are perfect for a lovers’ tryst, while the quays of the Seine and the Pont des Arts still have their magical aura. On the Pont des Arts, you can give in to temptation and attach, like thousands of lovers from all over the world before you, a padlock symbolising your commitment. You might also want to visit Montmartre and lose yourselves in the cobbled streets before being sketched by a caricaturist on the Place du Tertre and admiring the magnificent view of Paris from the forecourt of the Sacré Cœur Basilica. Finally, why not finish the day in style with a first-class dinner on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower or on a river boat cruising the Seine?
A gala evening
In Paris, the nights are as romantic as the days. During your stay at the Relais de la Malmaison, why not treat yourself to a dream evening for two? For example, you could attend a play in a legendary venue such as the Comédie Française or the Théâtre du Palais Royal. The Paris Opera also offers world class productions. Currently, you can enjoy Carmen and Le Trouvère at the Opéra Bastille and Peter Grimes and Georges Balanchine at the Palais Garnier. Or you might prefer the typically Parisian tradition that is cabaret. You can find the ambiance of the Belle-Epoque at the Moulin Rouge and the Paradis Latin, let yourself be bewitched by the sensuality of the Crazy Horse Girls or be among the first to discover the new version of the Lido on the Champs-Élysées... While the intimate and friendly Le Bel Canto boasts opera singing waiters and waitresses.
The Relais de la Malmaison welcomes you to an elegant and refined haven for Valentine's Day. And this will be only the starting point of your romantic getaway!
Relais de la Malmaison, an exceptional setting near Paris