- By Kevin
- On Aug 16, 2017
- Travel Tips
Guide your sweetheart around Isle Saint Louis
Isle Saint Louis, where “the small streets haven’t changed in 500 years.” When she begins to drag her heels across the cobblestones, return to the 2CV, which you have nimbly parked in a space that a Rolls-Royce would ignore, and head for the hills with the top down.
Le mur des je t’aime
A mural composed of 612 tiles of enameled lava inscribed with declarations of love in 250 languages.
The Brancusi sculpture The Kiss
In Montmartre Cemetery, which marks the tomb of a young Russian anarchist driven to suicide by an unhappy love affair.
A Romantic Dinner
Dinner is either aboard a yacht on the Seine or in one of the private dining rooms at Lapérouse. My husband and I had a small argument about this. He claims the boat ride is the more romantic choice. The yacht, which is called the Don Juan II, is small enough to qualify as intimate; the cuisine is by Guy Krenzer, a Meilleur Ouvrier de France; and everyone gets a window seat. And of course, Paris at night, reflected in the river, is spectacular. All good arguments for the cruise. To which I countered that the private rooms at Lapérouse are also pretty darn spectacular, and more intimate, and that any restaurant that contains in its official 250-year-old history the phrases “hidden stairway,” and “criminal activity” deserves a closer look.