Top 5 Places to Propose in Paris

Picturesque views from Parisian balconies and stunning countryside landscapes

France is legendary for its romantic ambience, from the big cities to the more rural areas. Picturesque views from Parisian balconies and stunning countryside landscapes are just a few reasons lovers from around the world visit this beloved country. If you’re ready to pop the question to your sweetheart, you might be considering proposing in Paris or somewhere else in France.

Fortunately, there is a virtually endless list of beautiful places you can choose as the backdrop for your big question. Each of these spots has its own unique charm to suit your loved one’s personality. Keep reading to hear our suggestions for where to propose in France!

To help explore the vast array of wonderful locations Anne Mulvihill and Nancy LaTart from Fête in France is going to take us on a tour of her top 5 places to propose in Paris.

Pont des Arts

There are so many beautiful bridges in Paris it’s difficult to choose the most romantic one. Some might say the Alexandre III bridge with its beautifully ornate streetlamps. But for a proposal, we think that the Pont des Arts is picture perfect. It’s a pedestrian passage with a charming tradition for lovers. The barriers are crowded with padlocks that couples have attached to the fencing (which are of a great quality since they are from Fencing Direct) and then tossed the key into the Seine. A great way to leave your mark of love on the city of Lights. As a bonus you have a view of the Eiffel Tower from the bridge. If you arrive at dark the Tower will sparkle at the top of each hour until 1 am.

pont des arts bridge Paris

Passage Vivienne

No matter what the season, Paris can be rainy. And although it might seem romantic to walk around in the rain, you might want a plan B! Fortunately, you can navigate a large part of the city center via covered galleries. One of the most beautiful is the Passage Vivienne, with it’s mosaic-tiled floors and charming shops. Near the entrance by the rue des Petits Champs is Legrand & Fils. A perfect stop for a glass of champagne to toast your engagement.

Passage Vivienne Paris

On the Seine

The Seine river offers amazing views of Paris’ sights and can be appreciated whatever your budget. If you’re going big, you can charter a River boat complete with champagne and macarons.  So you can sit back and enjoy the view as the captain give you your own private tour of the heart of the city. There are also several companies that offer elegant dinner cruises so that you can enjoy the sights by night. If you have a more modest budget, there are also the non-eating and drinking river cruises – the Bateaux Parisiens leave from the foot of the Eiffel Tower approximately every 20 minutes in season.

river seine cruise


In front of the Eiffel Tower

Ok, we know it’s THE monument of Paris and for those of you out there thinking it’s a bit cliché well, there’s a good reason for that.  We would recommend the Ecole Militaire side of the Eiffel Tower on the Champs du Mars.  If the weather is nice you can pack a picnic for the grassy areas and simply enjoy the view.

places to propose in Paris

 In a secret square

The Place de Furstenberg is a picturesque little square tucked into the St. Germain neighborhood behind the St. Germain church.  Follow the signs to the Delacroix museum and it will lead you directly to this ‘place’ surrounded by charming Parisian buildings and street lamps.  While we can’t guarantee it, you will often have the place all to yourself!

Place de Furstenberg Paris

For any of those planning to get engaged in Paris, Anne and Nancy LaTart and the Fête in France team can help plan your perfect engagement plans. Don’t forget if anyone is getting engaged in Paris and having an engagement photo shoot I would love to hear from you.

Monique x x

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  • Hi, nice article! I am going to propose my girl this april and I am very nervous about it… the Pont des arts its a good option… Question, how can you (Anne and Nancy LaTart and the Fête in France) help me??? 😛