Paris is perfect for a romantic ride...

Everyone has their own way of being romantic! Here are some rides in Paris to choose from according to your romantic inclinations: aboard the iconic 2 CV, a Cruise on the Seine, a horse-drawn carriage, a pedicab and a tuk-tuk, a limousine or a bus…

Paris aboard the iconic 2 CV

For a romantic and typically French escapade, tour Paris in a 2 CV. Either as a convertible or with a glass roof, the legendary Citroën car is the ideal form of transport for admiring the extraordinary views of Paris with your sweetheart! As you nestle up together in the back, your chauffeur will drive you along the loveliest streets and avenues in the capital and tell you their history. Choice of: tours from one to three hours, excursions combined with visits, gourmet stops, etc. And there are themed tours to appeal to every taste: Paris by night, legendary or less well known Paris, romantic Paris, cinema Paris, trip to Versailles … All you have to do is choose!


PARIS Couple-pont-630x405Cruise on the Seine

There’s nothing quite as romantic as inviting your beloved to a dinner cruise along the Seine, and seeing the most beautiful monuments in Paris slip by. There are numerous options to choose from for a dinner on the Seine! The restaurant boats of La Marina de Paris serve refined cuisine made from fresh market produce.
Or there are the Bateaux Parisiens with their outstanding views from the all-glass dining room, or finally the Bateaux-Mouches. For that special occasion, there is River Limousine, similar to the luxuriously designed wooden vessels on the canals of Venice. On the programme: a private cruise, on the bridge of the ship or below, with champagne and petit fours. For a jazzier atmosphere, book the Jour de Fête boat for a drinks party on the water. Cruises along the canal Saint-Martin, passing through locks and swing bridges, will appeal to visitors eager to spot reminders of bygone popular and bohemian Paris.

A ride in a horse-drawn carriage

For tourists, newlyweds or people looking for something romantic, a ride in a horse-drawn carriage in Paris remains a magical experience. Lulled by the clip-clop of horses’ hooves on the cobbles,  you can enjoy a leisurely outing with Paris Calèches, either in a simple carriage, or in a Cinderella-style carriage for two to four people.


Pedicabs and tuk-tuks

Inspired by Asian rickshaws, pedicabs and tuk-tuks are the new trendy ways of getting around! A quick telephone call and your transport arrives in the form of an elegant tricycle with a young driver.
With sheer muscle power alone, the driver can travel as fast as a bus, and of course there are no crowds! Electrically assisted tuk-tuks are catching on even faster. For an original excursion, 2 Wheel Tours offer tours aboard a Vespa to see Paris, Versailles and two former royal estates. Bespoke private or small group visits.

Flaunt it: Hire a limousine

A chauffeur-driven limousine for an evening out. This ultra glamorous evening includes: champagne aboard, and views of the most beautiful streets and avenues in Paris.
The most romantic couples can opt for a vintage car that offers all the comfort of the most modern vehicles but also that little extra touch of chic. Several prestige companies offer such services. Massey Limousines have been a specialist since 1948; or there is Biribin Limousines or Icar Services that provide saloon cars, with drivers for tourism excursions, weddings and airport transfers.

Why not take the bus?

Sitting on a bus hand in hand is a great way of seeing the sights. The Bus Bleu takes you on a discovery tour of different districts of Paris in an old Renault bus dating back to 1958. This unusual and original visit past the capital’s famous monuments may also be taken at night.
The bus’s large glass windows ensure that passengers have great views of Paris’s great monuments. For an outing in romantic Paris, the MontmartroBus offers a tour of the famous butte, from Place Pigalle to the town hall of the 18th arrondissement.


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