Garden of Hopeless Romantics
Since 1981, the private townhouse that once entertained the likes of Delacroix, Chopin and Rossini, has been a museum devoted to the romantic movement in the arts. But come mid afternoon, it’s simply paradise. Nestled at the top of a tree-lined lane shutting out the noise, bell flowers, lilacs and wisteria are thriving happily as if they were in the middle of the countryside.
An old glass-house next to the main townhouse that used to be commissioned by artists as a studio is now home to a lovely tea room serving lunch and the best iced tea you might ever try– Egyptian style made with hibiscus flowers and cinnamon. Paradise: found.
Musée de la Vie romantique, 16 Rue Chaptal, 9eme, 10-6pm, closed on Mondays.
wall of I Love You’s, winding streets, artist area, good dining, sacre-cœur basilica
historical heart of the city, is a district which is both trendy and full of history, as popular with couples as ever. They walk in the narrow little streets of old Paris to the oldest buildings and monuments in the city: Musée Carnavelet, Musée Picasso, Village Saint-Paul, etc. Place des Vosges, which houses the Maison de Victor Hugo, is a romantic spot not to be missed.