You’re ready to pop the 4-word question and smartly decide to propose in the most beautiful city known to mankind. Yet, it can be a little nerve-wracking to plan a romantic, heartfelt Paris proposal from thousands of miles away and in a foreign country.

The most memorable engagements feel authentic and consider the unique relationship you share with your partner; it’s about effort, chivalry, and creating a fun-filled day with seemingly endless beautiful mini-experiences.

Propose in Paris Eiffel Tower
Propose in Paris: dazzling sunrise Eiffel Tower engagement at Trocadero with a violinist, beautiful floral design, and experience-enhancing fireworks fountains.

This guide is informed by unequaled marriage proposal experience. We aim to inspire you, focus on what matters, and help make this life-changing day with your sweetheart stress-free and unforgettable.

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The best places to propose in Paris.

Public Eiffel Tower Proposal

We will be the first to discourage you if you’re considering proposing on the Eiffel Tower or in one of its two restaurants. Many curious bystanders would surround you. Plus, getting engaged on a wrought-iron tower does not even sound romantic. Hey, the entire idea of an Eiffel Tower proposal is to actually see the 324-meter-tall Iron Lady in your pictures, right? So, instead, consider where your partner might feel most comfortable. Here are four tried-and-true public Eiffel Tower locations.

I’ve worked with many photographers over the years, and Cengiz is definitely the #1 in Paris! Cengiz, you managed to memorialize our client’s amazing wedding proposal—I cannot wait to work with you over and over again.

Soraya Zidoun, Luxury Bespoke Concierge
Famous Eiffel Tower proposal location in Paris

A proposal at Trocadéro

Choosing to propose in Paris, especially at the Trocadéro, with the Iron Lady in the background, guarantees an exceptional WOW Factor and incredibly eye-catching photos. However, Trocadéro can be busy with crowds, vendors, street performers, and events. The best time to propose at Trocadéro, Paris, is undoubtedly sunrise. Still, you’ll need to be creative to shake your partner out of bed early and have her look fabulous without giving away the surprise. Note: the central plaza (Parvis des Droits de l’Homme) and the platform’s right and left flanks are no longer under construction.

Famous Eiffel Tower marriage proposal spot along the River Seine

Seine River Proposal in Paris

More private than Trocadéro, our preferred Seine River location is as close to the wrought-iron lattice tower as you can propose. The approach to getting to the perfect spot can be challenging in high heels. This setting benefits from ambiance-enhancing embellishments, such as candles & lanterns, a sumptuous red carpet, rose petals, a master musician, and perhaps oversized “Marry Me” letters. The Seine River proposal works most of the day and evening except when a nearby wall casts a shadow on your setting while the sun brightly exposes the tower.

Best Eiffel Tower marriage proposal spots Bir-Hakeim Bridge

Bir-Hakeim Proposal

A rain alternative to Trocadéro, Bir-Hakeim spans the Seine River and works thanks to its distinctive architecture and stunning Eiffel Tower views. Whether you propose on the metallic bridge or its connected peninsula, sunrise is your best bet since pedestrians share the lower level with motor vehicles. Overall, Bir-Hakeim seems better suited for an engagement photo shoot than for proposals.

Paris proposal at Avenue de Camoens

Avenue de Camoens Proposal

Another fantastic Trocadero alternative—notably during Fashion Week, when you want to avoid cranes and construction—Avenue de Camoens is a charming cobblestone street in the posh 16th arrondissement of Paris. What used to be a little-known, picturesque proposal location with “La dame de fer” as your backdrop is increasingly one of the more popular photo spots in the City. Note that the lighting can be tricky mid-day and early evening.

Private rooftop proposal Paris

A private rooftop proposal spot is not always prettier than its public alternative. Yet, significant advantages accrue to those who privatize their setting:

  • Complete control over who has access guarantees privacy;
  • Better management of light, sound, and décor set-ups, which by extension affect the five senses and ambiance;
  • Considerable timeline flexibility ensures a stress-free experience.

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Kiss Me in Paris is hands-down the best. This year, I decided to ask my girlfriend to marry me. I had planned every detail, but literally two days before our engagement, the company I initially hired canceled on me. Imagine how I felt, having spent so much time planning, renting a car to bring friends from Amsterdam, and preparing myself for such a life-changing moment. But then there was Chantelle, my guardian angel! Our warm welcome call gave me hope we could still pull this off. And pulling off, we did! Chantelle arranged everything, including even better proposal ideas. I swear I couldn’t have asked for a better companion. Merci, Chantelle!

Malek Jubrail
Best private rooftop proposal spots in Paris

Shangri-La Hotel Proposal

Look no further when you want divine privacy and ridiculously intimate Eiffel Tower views. Situated in the posh 16th arrondissement, the Shangri-La Hotel is synonymous with sumptuous luxury, traditional Parisian charm, and outstanding service. To get engaged at the Shangri-La, you need to rent a suite with a terrace. Note, however, that the hotel’s suites are not created equal. Enlist an experienced proposal planner to take care of planning and logistics.

Winter-white Peninsula Hotel Paris Proposal

Peninsula Paris Proposal

Established in 1908, the Peninsula is one of Paris’s most in-demand Palace hotels. Expect exceptional service, luxurious accommodations, and breathtaking Eiffel Tower views. Different from the Shangri-La, you do not need to book a suite at the Peninsula to propose there. Instead, you rent the hotel’s spectacular rooftop terrace, Secret Table. Enlisting a top-notch proposal planner to help with coordination and logistics is almost obligatory. All you need to decide is whether you only want the Secret Table for your proposal or also to enjoy an extraordinary private dining experience afterward.

best private rooftops in Paris for marriage proposals

Marignan Champs-Elysées

Another centrally located 5-star Parisian hotel rooftop terrace with dazzling views of the Iron Lady. Ask your proposal planner to personalize the space for you. Then, have a private butler serve your first Champagne as newly engaged.

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris Marriage Proposal

George V, Paris Proposal

When you’re after the most exclusive rooftop in Paris, “The Penthouse” by the Four Seasons Hotel George V offers magical 360-degree views of the City—only recommended for a healthy proposal budget. An experienced planner is a must.

Private Paris rooftop proposal with Paris proposal planner Chant

The residential rooftop terrace on Rue Copernic

Pinned countless times, this unique residential rooftop on Rue Copernic dazzles with enchanting views. The terrace is one of the largest in town. As such, expect endless opportunities to personalize a special ambiance tailormade to your partner’s preferences. As with any residential rooftop, you’ll need someone to coordinate the logistics and guide your partner up onto the rooftop where you await.

Champs Élysées private rooftop proposal Eiffel Tower views

Champs-Elysées residential Eiffel Tower rooftop terrace

Overlooking one of the most famous avenues in the world, this remarkable Champs-Élysées residential rooftop offers expansive views of the City, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Montmartre. Its spacious terrace can easily accommodate numerous vendors and even your family. However, as with any residential rooftop, logistics are more complicated, and the approach is less luxurious than, say, with a Palace hotel. A planner is essential.

Unexpected places to propose in Paris.

When you fly your significant other to the City of Love, she may already know a romantic proposal is coming. Still, in addition to effort and chivalry, everyone loves an element of surprise. So, how do you catch your sweetheart off-guard? One idea is to not propose near the “Iron Lady” (even if the tower is visible from a distance). Nearby castles or vineyards make for splendid unexpected proposal spots. But, say, you’re after something more central or quintessential Parisian. Consider an intimate picnic in a picturesque park or a sunrise engagement before the iconic Louvre Pyramid.

Vincent is absolutely amazing. Words cannot describe how grateful my now fiancée and I are to have had him take our surprise proposal photos in Paris. He’s simply so passionate and went beyond the call of duty to help me prepare for the perfect proposal. It’s not an overstatement to say I gained a friend for life.

Vetche
Unexpected places to propose in Paris: Alexander III Bridge

Midnight in Paris on Alexander III

Among Paris’s most ornate and famous bridges, Alexander III photographs well any time of day and night. Suppose you can shake your soulmate out of bed before sunrise. Then consider a relaxed stroll to watch the most beautiful city in the world wake up and pop the question when you arrive in the middle of the bridge. Alternatively, when you want to maximize the hours as freshly-minted fiancés on your proposal day, a romantic Midnight in Paris engagement with the lights of the Eiffel Tower twinkling in the distance is hard to beat.

Most romantic places to kiss in Paris Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens Proposal

A romantic place of natural beauty, the Luxembourg Gardens will charm you with idyllic lawns, tree-lined alleys, and the historic Medici Fountain (the best entrance to access the fountain quickly is located at Rue de Médicis and Rue de Vaugirard, near the Odéon Metro station). Bring a blanket and delight your loved one with French wine, cheese, and the quintessential Parisian baguette. Then snuggle to soak up the verdant scenery as you share a timeless kiss of equal parts poetry and passion. Verify the opening hours and arrive when the park opens to beat the crowds.

Romantic Paris Scavenger Hunt Proposal with private yacht Eiffel

Private Yacht Seine River Proposal

A scenic private Seine River cruise is one of the logistically most challenging and expensive Paris proposals. Still, the lucky few who can afford it should look forward to a mind-blowing experience with unforgettable views of the City of Lights. Picture exiting the cabin to a ship’s deck covered in a sea of roses, a master violinist serenading your partner with her favorite song, and chilled vintage Dom Pérignon. Did we mention that your private yacht will pull up right in front of the wrought-iron lattice tower? Can you imagine a better place to ask your partner to marry you? Such an elaborate engagement is only possible with an experienced local event planner.

Louvre Museum Proposal

The iconic museum is among the most recognizable monuments in the world. Sure, you’ll need to show up early to beat the crowds. Yet, this stunning glass-and-metal structure is fantastic when you’re after the WOW factor and something different from the Eiffel Tower. A Louvre Pyramid proposal works well when combined with engagement pictures. After she says “yes,” enjoy a yummy café, capture bigger-than-life portraits along the former love lock bridge (Pont des Arts), or take a romantic stroll in the idyllic Tuileries Garden.

Quiet places to propose in Paris

While the City of Love is known for its bustling streets and lively cafés, it also offers superb quiet places to pop the question. If you can afford a fabulous hotel suite with sufficient space for a photographer to tuck away discretely, go for it. Otherwise, consider the dreamy Tuileries Garden or Montmartre.

OMG, Scander is an artistic genius! He was such a joy to work with. Scander simply has wonderful energy; he’s patient, creative, and a lot of fun. He gave easy-to-follow posing directions, so even my fiancé, who typically does not like his photos taken, felt comfortable. Best decision ever!

Cherise
Where to propose in Paris: Tuileries Garden

Tuileries Garden Proposal

With the Louvre as a backdrop, the Tuileries Garden Esplanade is one of the best-kept secrets for couples who value privacy but still want to capture the essence of Paris. This tree-lined alley is remarkably quiet and works all day. But verify the park’s opening hours and coordinate with your Paris photographer.

Quiet places to propose in Paris Montmartre sunrise

Montmartre Proposal

The highest point in Paris, Montmartre, is known far and wide for its lively cafés, eccentric artists, and light-hearted joie de vivre. While this spot offers spectacular City views, it should only be considered “quiet” at sunrise. We recommend combining your romantic proposal with a fun engagement photo shoot while you both are on Cloud 9. Montmartre has dazzling photo spots like La Maison Rose, Le Consulat, Sacré-Cœur, and many picturesque cafés along the Place du Tertre square.

Royal wedding proposal in a French castle

How many people can say they spent their first night as fiancés in a magnificent castle near Paris? Imagine your partner’s reaction as you enter one of the most remarkable chateaux in France—whether by helicopter or luxury limousine.

Dream French castle engagement
Dream French castle engagement at Chateau de Villette with world-class performers and musicians.

A sleek butler welcomes you with chilled Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades) Champagne before transitioning into what your partner believes will be a chateau tour. Shortly after, you excuse yourself to answer a “phone call,” and that’s when we kick off the scavenger hunt of a lifetime.

Juliana immediately made my fiancée and me very comfortable. She shot the most beautiful video reel—it looks straight from a movie. We were astounded by how creatively she interpreted our proposal; best of all, we get to re-live our engagement every time we watch her film. My fiancée cried tears of happiness, and our parents and friends were also over the moon.

Andrew James
French castle proposal: Chateau de Villette

Chateau de Villette Proposal

Glamorous, romantic, and beyond perfect for private luxury proposals when you want an alternative to the Eiffel Tower.

Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte French castle proposal

Vaux-le-Vicomte Proposal

Awe-inspiring proposal setting that is at once charmingly Parisian, sublimely beautiful, and seriously luxurious.

When should you hire an experienced and well-connected Paris event planner?

Whether to hire a Parisian proposal planner depends on the time you want to commit to the planning process and your budget. Pulling off a destination engagement in the City of Light requires effort and a good understanding of Paris. If you can afford to enlist a local expert who will take the time to understand your vision and ensure that everything goes smoothly, then don’t think twice. Expect to avoid costly mistakes and end up with a better experience.

Suppose you intend to make a straightforward total surprise proposal at Trocadero. In that case, you likely don’t need a planner.

Or, perhaps you’re working with a tight proposal budget. Then you probably can’t afford a planner and should invest in an experienced Paris photographer or coordinator who will assist you with the basics.

Or maybe you’re incredibly resourceful and don’t mind researching and negotiating with French vendors from thousands of miles away and across time zones. Then, we encourage you to bookmark this guide so you can turn to it again and again.

Book vintage Rolls-Royce for your Paris proposal
Want a vintage Rolls-Royce for your French castle engagement? A resourceful Paris event planner will make it happen.

A seasoned proposal planner will help with anything from simple to extraordinary and anything in between. Her job is to listen, inspire, organize, and execute. All you need to do is show up and celebrate this profoundly life-changing moment with your partner.

River proposal in Paris Eiffel Tower
Fairytale river proposal in Paris by the Eiffel Tower. Surprise your sweetheart with an enchanting setting she’ll love for a lifetime.

Frequently requested services include sourcing the perfect proposal location (i.e., exclusive hotel rooftop, private Seine River yacht, charming French château), orchestra-level master musicians, dazzling decor & floral designs, fine-dining with a personal butler, hotel suite embellishment, photo & video, and more.

Surprise your sweetheart with a sea of red roses in your hotel suite.
Surprise your loved one with a sea of red roses in your hotel suite.

When you work with a premier Paris-based planner, expect her to

  • inspire you with utterly unique and romantic proposal ideas;
  • save you time and costly missteps by assembling the most professional English-speaking local vendor team;
  • develop a crystal clear timeline so you and your vendors are always on the same page;
  • Streamline communication (as well as administrative and contractual tasks) with a single point of contact, resulting in efficient communication and timeline modifications;
  • Make you look like a Rockstar by executing your game plan to perfection.

In summary, you’ll enjoy soothing peace of mind knowing that every detail is covered. You can focus on the only thing that matters—showing your partner undivided attention and love.

Meet the most experienced and well-connected Parisian proposal planner.

Romantic Paris proposal ideas that are actually memorable and unique

The marriage proposal idea, or so-called game plan on how to propose to your sweetheart, is different for every couple. It should be unique, creative, romantic, memorable, personalized, or, ideally, all of the above. However, what works well for one couple may not be perfect for another. The only non-negotiables are effort and chivalry. The proven proposal ideas below are merely a starting point, and it’s up to you to adapt them to your partner’s personality.

Working with Kiss Me in Paris was a wonderful experience. From early communication, they were so helpful and responsive. We traveled from the US and made all the arrangement via email and text. Vincent, our photographer, was incredible—we absolutely loved him! He went above and beyond and made the whole experience very enjoyable despite the freezing temperatures. Vincent knows the City well and recommended amazing spots for a romantic photo session. He’s talented, and we love our photos so much. When you need a Paris photographer, don’t look anywhere else.

Samineh Esfahani

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How to propose in Paris: luxury proposal ideas

Private Terrace + Sparkling Tower + Romantic Dining for Two + Attentive Butler + Sumptuous Decor + Master Musician + Chilled Champagne = A New Era in Proposals

No need to say much more except that you’ll want an experienced, well-connected local English-speaking Paris proposal planner to pull this off.


Take your partner for the scavenger hunt of a lifetime, or surprise her with the ultimate themed Paris proposal.

Marriage Proposal at Chateau de Villette Scavenger Hunt

A Scavenger Hunt Proposal Results in the Ultimate Memorable Experience

A scavenger hunt proposal is entertaining, imaginative, and unforgettable. Before your partner arrives at the final location where you’re waiting, clues will guide her through personally meaningful and sentimental mini-experiences. Each experience begets higher highs and greater anticipation. You’ll absolutely need to enlist an experienced local event planner to help conceive, refine, and execute such an ambitious proposal idea.

Midnight in Paris themed shoot

The Midnight in Paris-themed Proposal is Sublime and Without Equal

We grouped the Themed Paris Proposal with the Scavenger Hunt Proposal since the two share essential elements. People attracted to this proposal concept desire a fun-filled engagement day instead of a single proposal moment. They invest real time, resources, and money to create a series of meaningful mini-experiences. Both concepts are impossible without local eyes and ears on the ground; you’ll need to enlist an experienced and caring planner.


Unexpected proposal ideas around Paris

Romantic Paris proposal ideas plan a picnic near the Eiffel Towe

Plan a dreamy picnic proposal.

Ask your proposal coordinator to break out the trusty blanket and treat your soulmate to a wistful picnic along the Seine River with picture-perfect Eiffel Tower views. Lean in for a romantic kiss and toast to the special love you share.

Paris marriage proposal ideas: the steet performer

Incorporate a street performer.

Hiring a skillful Parisian street performer is a terrific way to sensitize your partner to what will happen. You can have the performer creatively reveal clues as to what comes next while keeping your sweetheart guessing.

Unexpected marriage proposal ideas in Paris

Have your family & friends hiding nearby.

If you want your family and friends to witness this life-changing occasion, have them hide nearby. Sure, the actual proposal moment should ideally remain private. Still, they can join the celebrations as soon as you pop the question—the more, the merrier, right? Just ensure your entourage does not give the surprise away or distract with loud cheers.


Creative ways to deliver your marriage proposal speech.

Creative ways to deliver your marriage proposal speech.

The private movie theater proposal

Take your sweetheart on a date to the movie event of the year. She’ll get to screen the world-premier of your personal love story narrated by … you. However, resist the temptation to propose in the cinema—it neither really says Paris nor photographs well due to the low light. Instead, devise a creative way to sneak out and have your film conclude with a clue about where your partner should go next. Just ask, and we’ll have a jaw-dropping Rolls-Royce Phantom waiting for her.

Creative ways to deliver your marriage proposal speech: engrave

“Will You Marry Me” personalized Louis Vuitton

Technically not a proposal speech, this $5,000 Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag does much of the talking for you. There’s no substitute for dropping to your knee and asking your soulmate to marry you. But in the spirit of creating an entire day filled with exciting personalized experiences, how about engraving a timeless luxury accessory with the date of your engagement and 4 of the most important words uttered on your journey to marriage?

Creative ways to deliver your marriage proposal speech.

When it’s important, write it down!

Looking for a smart way to shake your partner out of bed in time for a sunrise proposal? Tell her you’d like to beat the crowds to a “street art exhibition,” which in reality is a series of canvases displaying touching promises of devotion. The final canvas ends with a call to action for her to turn around. Meanwhile, you’ll quickly step back and drop to your knee …

Creative ways to deliver your marriage proposal speech

Take your partner on a trip down memory lane.

The proposal speech is about bringing your relationship full circle and sensitizing your partner to what’s about to happen. Suppose you tend to choke up or get nervous. In that case, there’s nothing wrong with expressing your feelings through a heartwarming video. Narrate photos and videos taken throughout your relationship to show her why she inspires you and how much you love her. Reimagine where you’re headed together.


Paris proposal ideas you can do on a budget

Fun Paris proposal ideas

You’re in Paris, you’re in love, and you have an engagement ring …

This is not a proposal idea per se. And, you’d be missing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity considering most women have been conditioned to expect a fairytale engagement—notably when you are in the most romantic city in the world. However, suppose you are already over budget. Then it’s paramount to show chivalry, effort, and romance. Perhaps serenade your sweetheart before dropping to your knee. Or record congratulatory messages from her family to play after she says “Yes.” Maybe it’s been a while since you last gave her a sensual massage. You get the point—nothing should feel ordinary.

Long stemmed red roses and chilled Champagne for proposals on a

Gift her long-stemmed red roses and chilled Champagne

Re-create your first date while setting the tone for one of the most memorable nights of your lives—no lady will fault you for giving her two dozen long-stemmed roses. Then lean in to seal your love with a few not-so-innocent French kisses and a perfectly chilled Dom Pérignon.

How to propose in the City of Lights: the ultimate checklist when you want to dot the i’s and cross the t’s

Chances are, most of your initial questions may have already been answered. That said, planning a destination marriage proposal in France requires a little more time and attention to detail. As such, below, you will find quick and concise answers to questions we get all the time.

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PRO tips on how to get the best possible proposal pictures

We’re always asked for actionable tips on getting the best photos of the special moment, and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Getting the best possible proposal pictures in Paris
Great pictures are about unobtrusively capturing the special moment in a way that evokes emotion, is authentic, and helps the viewer understand the broader context.

Hire the best English-speaking Paris photographer you can afford. Together, you’ll agree on the ideal location, time of day, and how to recognize each other from a distance (i.e., send a selfie of you and your partner shortly before you leave your hotel). Don’t show up before the agreed-upon time, but also not much later than planned.

Tip
For best results, click on the red ‘hotspots’ in the photographs to gain deeper insight.

1. Get your partner’s attention

Let’s assume you smartly texted your photographer and vendor team that you’re about to arrive at the proposal spot.

Upon arrival, briefly make eye contact with your photographer (and/or videographer), and check your surroundings for distracting people and objects.

Then position yourself parallel to your desired backdrop and photo and video team.

Now is the perfect time to get your soulmate’s attention and deliver your speech, which brings your relationship full circle.

2. Drop to one knee

At this point, she’ll be too nervous to register anything more than ‘Will you marry me,’ which you ask after dropping to your knee to present the diamond engagement ring.

While the perfect form does not impact the experience, it significantly affects your photos.

So practice which knee to kneel on and how to effortlessly remove the ring box from your jacket and present the engagement ring while maintaining eye contact with your sweetheart.

3. She approaches to accept the ring

It might be tempting to get up to hug your partner—especially when she tears up.

But resist temptation and remain on your knee until she comes to you to accept the bling.

Remain on your knee for at least 10-15 seconds, which gives your proposal photographer enough time to capture the perfect moment masterfully.

4. Put the diamond ring on the finger

Putting the engagement ring on the finger while you’re still kneeling or after getting up is acceptable. We have a slight preference for standing up when you slip the diamond engagement ring on her finger.

Click the hotspots in the photo below to appreciate the fine details resulting in a better experience and engagement mementos.

5. Relax, and enjoy every moment

A common mistake is for couples to immediately turn to their secret (paparazzi) Paris photographer after she accepts the diamond ring.

It’s unfortunate and a missed opportunity.

Instead, enjoy your first moments as fiancés at your own pace. Dance, dip, hug, lift, kiss, and cry as you celebrate this extraordinary milestone in your relationship. She’ll have many questions, so now is a good time to give her the background story.

6. Let the corks fly

Nothing says ‘celebration’ quite like popping a perfectly chilled French Champagne. It is delicious, appropriate, and makes for awesome photos and videos.

what to do after the marriage proposal in Paris
She said, “Yes,” what’s next? Well, we recommend a perfectly chilled French Champagne and some delicious macarons for good measure.

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She/He said, “Yes.” What’s Next?

Congratulations on your Paris engagement. Most of the heavy lifting is accomplished. Now it’s time to kick back to enjoy your first kisses, cafés, and favorite activities as fiancés.

The list below should be a starting point for proven, romantic couple activities around the City of Lights.


Enjoy Paris as freshly-minted fiancés.

Marriage proposal gift ideas for her in Paris

Mandarin Oriental: The Most Romantic Spa Experience for Two

There’s never a wrong time to indulge in a luxurious spa treatment for two. Whether it’s to rejuvenate after a long flight to Paris, set the tone for romance on the day of your engagement, or unwind with chilled Champagne overlooking the City of Love as newly engaged. We can help confirm availability and assist in making reservations.

Book a personal luxury shopper in Paris

Find Exactly What You Want & Save Time With a Luxury Personal Shopper

We have the ultimate solution when you value your time and want help from a professional with a great fashion sense and who knows where to shop. Our English-speaking personal shopper will source and deliver to your hotel. Optionally, she can also double as a cheerful companion when you want to explore the Fashion Capital of the World … but just not alone.

Paris city tour with private driver in a Rolls-Royce and Champagne

Rolls-Royce Phantom & Endless Chilled Champagne

Move over, UBER. Expect uncompromising comfort, optimal temperature, and endless Champagne when renting a Rolls-Royce Phantom with an English-speaking driver.


Make your first dinner as newly-engaged count.

Best 3-star Michelin Restaurant Guy Savoy in Paris

Guy Savoy—Amazing Michelin-Star Experience

When you’re after the ultimate optical and culinary experience, Guy Savoy—voted the best restaurant in the world in 2020—should be at the top of your list. Be warned that you may never look at food quite the same way once you set foot in the Grand Monnaie de Paris. Dress sharp and be prepared for a bill worthy of your engagement ($$$$).

COSTES is the sexiest restaurant in Paris

Costes, The Sexiest Restaurant in Paris

Suppose you’re searching for a ridiculously sexy Parisian restaurant different from all other restaurants to enjoy your first dinner as fiancés. Then super-trendy Costes—the place people want to stay, eat, and be seen—will inspire a romantic evening ($$$).

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Le Meurice Alain Ducasse + Cédric Grolet

The “most Parisian place to be,” Le Meurice’s Restaurant Le Dalí will delight with local French cuisine followed by the finest cakes and pastries in the world by Cédric Grolet ($$$).

Laperouse Maison de Plaisirs

Lapérouse—Parisian House of Pleasure + Haute Cuisine

The Daily Beast describes legendary Lapérouse as “haute cuisine with a side of sex.” The first restaurant to obtain 3 Michelin stars, Lapérouse labels itself the House of Pleasure while promising an experience suspended in time. And it’s not hard to see why: thanks to its private dining rooms, the eatery once served as a discreet playground for influential gentlemen to enjoy their mistresses ($$$).


Get in the mood with the sexiest Cabarets in Paris

Moulin Rouge VIP experience

VIP Show at Moulin Rouge

Lights, music, stage! We don’t recommend eating at Moulin Rouge, but the 11 PM burlesque show in the world’s most famous cabaret will surely entertain!

Lido de Paris best Cabaret show in Paris

Champagne & Show at Lido

Again, we suggest the 11 PM show with no dinner; enjoy the best burlesque show in town with chilled Ruinart Champagne, macarons, and a yummy cheese plate.


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Don’t miss out!

You’ll probably get so-called engagement photos before your wedding—be it for your save-the-date, a sign-in book for the reception, or just because it’s super fun. You might as well do so in one of the most romantic cities while your emotions are at a precious high.

Engagement photos in the South of France

Explore the sunny South

Say you want to change things up a little and look beyond the Eiffel Tower. Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of a thrilling adventure to the sunny south of France? Well, we have an office based out of Nice and know all the best spots from Monaco to the purple-lavender fields of Provence.