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Introducing Paris

Few cities can match the magical atmosphere of Paris: its ability to awe, charm and enchant lovers is endless.

For centuries, ‘The City of Light’ has claimed the hearts of lovers with its bountiful cosy, intimate and romantically renowned locations, which is probably why the city is so favoured by newlywed couples as the perfect honeymoon destination.

What to do and see

Cuddle up over a glass of beaujolais in an aromatic bistro or enjoy a cafe au lait in a tiny street-side café on the left-bank. Stroll hand-in-hand along grand tree-lined avenues or on the cobblestone riverside quay beside the Seine.

Along the way, enjoy a passionate moment on the Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, and admire the stunningly beautiful cathedral of Notre Dame.

Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower to watch the sun set over the city, then head to a gourmet restaurant for a romantic candlelit dinner, then later swing with the beat in one of Paris’ famous jazz clubs (try Le Caveau de la Huchette).

Don’t forget to window shop along the ritzy Champs Elysees, view the classic masterpieces at the Louvre, cruise the Seine and spend a romantic evening people-watching and drinking French champagne in Montmartre’s Place du Terte – the perfect spot for honeymoon couples.

Where to stay

Paris offers a huge range of romantic accommodation options to suit all budgets, including the following 5-star resorts…

Four Seasons Hotel George V ParisFour Seasons Hotel George V Paris
Location: 31, Avenue George V, 8th arr., Paris
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD2038 per room
Description: Just steps from the Champs-Elysées, including private terraces with commanding Paris city views, signature lavish flower displays, top-of-the-line spa treatments and Michelin-awarded dining, the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris redefines luxury in the City of Light. The palatial rooms and suites, many with private terraces overlooking the city of Paris, are fitted with an interactive TV, a CD/DVD player, a library and Wi-Fi access. An espresso coffee machine with complimentary coffee pods, a safe, a minibar, and an in-room bread toasting service are standard. Classic French cuisine and lighter menus have earned Le Cinq restaurant two Michelin stars. The chic La Galerie is a favorite spot among fashionable Parisians for a drink or light bite. Le Bar offers cocktails and light meals and its large windows open on to the famous Avenue George V. The hotel’s spa offers saunas, whirlpools, an indoor pool and a menu of body treatments. Just just over 1.6 km from the Eiffel Tower and 3.2 km from Musée d'Orsay, the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris has an ideal location in the Golden Triangle, famous for high-fashion boutiques. It is also 3.2 km from the trendy shops and cafes of the St. Germain-des-Prés.

Hotel Plaza Athenee ParisHotel Plaza Athenee Paris
Location: 25 Avenue Montaigne, 8th arr., Paris
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD1980 per room
Description: On the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, this luxury 5-star hotel features a Dior Institute spa, 5 restaurants and a cocktail bar. It offers elegant rooms with marble bathrooms, a 5-minute walk from Avenue Champs Elysées. A plasma TV with over 200 on-demand movies is featured in all rooms and suites at Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris. Guests can choose from 80 drinks for the personalized minibar and 5 pillow types for a good night’s sleep. Dining options at Hôtel Plaza include breakfast, gourmet French dishes, Japanese specialties and a summer menu. The hotel's restaurant's are supervised by the Michelin Star chef Alain Ducasse. Wi-Fi, a shoe shine service and twice-a-day housekeeping are just some of the facilities offered at Athénée Paris. Alma Marceau Metro Station is 305 m away and the Eiffel Tower is a 15-minute walk from the hotel.

Mandarin Oriental, ParisMandarin Oriental, Paris
Location: 251 rue Saint-Honoré, 1st arr., Paris
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD1870 per room
Description: Located in Paris city centre, Mandarin Oriental, Paris is a 1930s palace hotel located in a historic building from the 30s. It offers an indoor landscaped garden, a 900 m² spa area and a gourmet restaurant awarded with 2 Michelin stars. It boasts a minimalist décor inspired by haute couture and renowned fashion houses. Parisian elegance joins Oriental refinement in the rooms and suites, which each have a unique décor. Tea and coffee making facilities, hair straighteners and a spacious bathroom feature in each accommodation and some of the suites also have a terrace and a panoramic view over Paris. The hotel offers a bar with a terrace and 2 restaurants, firstly the Camélia, where you can sample simple dishes prepared with fresh produce all day long and secondly the Sur Mésure Restaurant by Thierry Marx serving 5 to 9-course gourmet meals in a design atmosphere. A counter selling patisserie cakes is available on site. Several types of breakfast are available each morning including Chinese and Japanese options. Set on 2 levels, the spa and wellness centre is complete with an indoor pool, a steam room and spa suites with private steam shower and changing room. In this peaceful setting, a wide range of Mandarin Oriental Signature Guerlain® facial and body treatments can also be enjoyed. Other facilities include a fitness centre, valet and concierge service. Mandarin Oriental, Paris is ideally located 150 m from the elegant Place Vendome, 250 m from the Tuileries Garden and just a 10-minute walk from the famous Champs Elysées.

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Best time to honeymoon in Paris

Anytime. Summer (July and August) has an average temperature of 20°C with a high of 25°C. Winter’s average is 3°C. Rain can fall at any time. Spring and early summer (May and June) and autumn (September and October) provide the best weather, while prices are best between November to February.

Latest update about this honeymoon destination: 11 February, 2017


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