The Kiss - Proposal at the Jardin des Tuileries
Imagine the Louvre behind you as you gaze up the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. La Tour Eiffel peeks out beyond the trees. Parisians sunbathe in low chairs as children push boats across duck ponds. Flanked by the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée l’Orangerie, Place de la Concorde and Rue de Rivoli, you are in the epicenter of French culture, where landmarks merge with the true spirit of love for which the city is most known.
You’re in the Jardin des Tuileries, surrounded by Rodin, Maillol and Giacometti statues. The perfectly-groomed trees in the formal French style garden provide the ideal cover for your proposal, giving you the privacy to share an intimate moment while making Parisian history a Part of your own personal love story. You both will be swept away by the soft rustling of leaves and the romance of the garden as one of our photographers discreetly captures every loving embrace.
After the proposal, promenade with Parisians and steal a kiss in front of the Musée l’Orangerie, where a bronze replica of Rodin’s “The Kiss” awaits.
One of our drivers can meet you and take you up the Champs Elysées on the way to a romantic, pre-arranged dinner.
At the foot of the palace where Catherine de Medici once called home, among brightly colored flowers and intricately groomed hedges, you and your fiancée will find yourself in one of the most well-known gardens in all of Paris: les Jardins du Luxembourg. Promenade through the garden grounds before finding a secluded spot under a leafy cover, perfect for sharing a private moment before popping the question.
With an ideal location deep in the Latin quarter, the Jardins du Luxembourg present the most sophisticated image of Paris you could imagine. Like the Medici’s other Parisian garden, the Tuileries, Luxembourg boasts a curated selection of flowers and art, with twenty 19th-century sculptures of queens and women integral to the history of France. Walk mere steps from the Fontaine de Medici to the Panthéon, a focal point of culture and literature in Paris.
There is no better spot in Paris to experience such a combination of French history, culture and nature. Celebrate your engagement in the same gardens that have inspired everyone from Victor Hugo to Jean Paul Sartre. After, you’re in the perfect spot to wander over to St. Germain for a kir royale to toast to your future life together, as you are enveloped by the romance of Paris at twilight.
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Parc de Bagatelle
As flowers grow across archways and blossom at the foot of gazebos, stroll with your fiancée in the sun soaked Parc de Bagatelle, situated deep in the Left Bank of Paris. With a chateau overlooking the perfectly groomed French gardens, you’ll be struck with elegance and garden serenity in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne. The Park, one of Paris’ four botanical gardens, was created by Queen Marie Antoinette in 1775 and boasts a wide variety of colorful flowers and small cascading waterfalls, making it the perfect place for a romantic walk or picnic. The elegant garden was built in only 64 days.
The real reason to plan your perfect proposal here, though, is the widely-regarded rose garden, featuring 9,000 roses of 1,200 different varieties. A rose garden by any other name couldn’t smell any sweeter than this.
Optional: Car and driver to take you there and back.
Jardin des Plantes
Paris’ main botanical garden, in the city’s 5th arrondissement, has less than humble beginnings. Originally a medicinal herb garden for the king, the Jardin des Plantes is now a hub for the study and science behind botany, paleontology, entomology, and even features a menagerie of animals in the garden’s zoo. But beyond all this, it’ll be the wide tree-lined paths leading to fields of intricately groomed flowers, or the archways covered in bright flowers that create the perfect setting for your proposal.
Modern botany, as seen through planted sculptures, and French history combine for the perfect outing and a sight to be seen in Paris, creating a unique memory
Optional: Take a picnic and a camera
Place des Vosges
The Marais neighborhood is a hub for evolving culture, welcoming communities of Jewish, Lebanese, and now LGBT residents. Capture the magic of the historic neighborhood as you traipse down back streets and through the former 17th century royal quarters at Place des Vosges. As the primary Jewish neighborhood in Paris since the 13th century, the Marais, in the center of Paris, is rich with living history. Explore synagogues dating back centuries, including Synagogue Guimard, cultural museums, the deportation monument and former homes of Jewish artists. In the center of the neighborhood, Rue des Rosiers holds a slew of kosher delis, boulangeries and charcuteries. But over the years the cobblestone streets have become lined with art galleries and fashion houses, while still maintaining the centuries-old charm the neighborhood is so known for. A perfect proposal path for anyone with a multicultural interest, a walk down Rue des Rosiers and through the Marais gives a glimpse into Jewish culture past and present, ending at the middle of the Place des Vosges next to the Statue of King Louis XIII. Kneel to propose to your beloved in the same square Victor Hugo once called home, in the center of the Jewish quarter.