April in Paris – getting romantic

by Sharon Santoni
April in Paris …. remember that?!

What could be more romantic than a trip to Paris in the month full of blossoms and the promise of Spring.

Today, a couple of suggestions to enjoy in the capital next month … on a romantic theme ….

First of all the romantic hideaway  ….  coming home to your own little apartment on the left bank is way more romantic than checking into a big hotel.  I would recommend any of these beautifully furnished and rented out by my friends at Haven in Paris.

The beauty of staying in an apartment is that you feel you are part of the neighbourhood; imagine yourself a true Parisian.  In the morning you slip out to buy fresh croissant from the boulangerie on the corner …. come back to the apartment, and plan your day comfortably over breakfast …. and at the end of the afternoon, you come ‘home’ to rest, shower, open some champagne ….. before going out to dinner.

Now what to do with your romantic afternoon? …..  Paris is a city to walk around.  To soak up the atmosphere, to savour.  Of course you can take in a museum or the  Eiffel Tower, but more enjoyment may be had sticking to  St Germain and maybe picking out a painting to take home at one of the many little art galeries along the rue de Seine.

and when you feel like a rest, then stop at a favourite Parisian café, La Palette, either sitting outside and watching Paris go by, or inside where you can admire the original artwork on the walls.
And finally,  the romantic place to dine?   It’s hardly difficult to find a good restaurant in Paris, but if it were for a special and romantic occasion, then why not go to a very special Parisian address?
Lapérouse, a restaurant whose history dates back to the 18th century!  How could you not feel special as you walk through those doors?

Voilà … just a few ideas, quickly put together for you.  Whatever you end up doing, I know you’ll enjoy your very own April in Paris!



Cara @ Lilac and Grey March 28, 2013 - 1:34 pm

ahhh Paris!

rainforest March 28, 2013 - 1:41 pm

a lovely idea of travelling… thanks a lot for sharing…also the apartments and villas in Tuscany and Provence seems like great :))

Karen (Back Road Journal) March 28, 2013 - 1:46 pm

April is a lovely month to spend time in Paris. Of course, is there anytime that it doesn't feel romantic…I don't think so. Thank you as always for your suggestions.

Vintage Finds March 28, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Just lovely … yes April is a beautiful time to be in France. And thanks for the tips on some local restaurants!
Jennifer x

The Blue Farmhouse March 28, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Sounds so nice…maybe someday!Hope you enjoy your day in Paris…today:)


Lynn March 28, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Your itinerary sounds perfect!

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat March 28, 2013 - 4:54 pm

This post has made me miss Paris so very much! It was April when I first visited and it was so magical. I love everything about your photos and am a bit obsessed with Paris kitchens. They are always so beautifuly presented no matter how small and old. Have a lovely romantic interlude! Minerva ~

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon March 28, 2013 - 6:04 pm

This apartment looks lovely. Well, it's all lovely. I tell my friend that every day we get a mini virtual vacation.

Myplace4tea March 28, 2013 - 6:07 pm

……wish I could be there right now…….

The enchanted home March 28, 2013 - 11:24 pm

Ahhh sounds so good. I know from my very first time in Paris that April is such a beautiful time to visit, everything is in bloom and the city comes to life in such a beautiful way. I so wish I was back!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen March 29, 2013 - 2:17 am

Paris always seems to be romantic – but yes the Spring is a special season!

Purple Flowers March 29, 2013 - 2:24 am

A beautiful daydream.

PamLuvsPink March 29, 2013 - 6:31 am

Hi Sharon!!!

My two nieces just arrived back from a European vacation which included
Paris. Paris was the highlight of the trip. They love it. A few years ago
my sister, her hubby and their best friends spent a week there in a rented
apartment and she described it exactly like you did.

Spring is a time for new beginnings and putting that together with Paris…
Well, what more would you want?!!

Thank you for your beautiful Paris in Springtime trip. I think we all would
love to go over during this beautiful time.

Have a great weekend!!!


Vicki March 29, 2013 - 7:51 am

That was a wonderful post; I needed to be taken away at the moment I read it. What a very right way to experience Paris and its gems.

Anci March 29, 2013 - 8:17 am

Oh yes ! I wanna go to Paris more than ever 🙂



Kukkaiselämää - My flowering life March 29, 2013 - 8:46 am

Paris in April is stunning. I've there in April and it was so beautiful. Happy Easter!

Delana@dujour March 29, 2013 - 9:07 am

I spent both my 40th and 50th birthdays (April) in Paris. Both times it was absolutely exquisite. I'm going to have to start doing this birthday trip in 5 year increments, I think!

Poppy Q March 29, 2013 - 11:06 am

My gosh – I could pack my bags straight away. Must buy a lotto ticket tomorrow. Happy Easter.

Julie Q

Anonymous March 29, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Ah happy memories of a lovely few days in Paris a couple of years ago. Wonderful. I love your photo's of apartments, Sharon, they look amazing. We stayed in Le Marais which we loved as it is like a quaint village with beautiful little boutiques. I'd go back in a heartbeat! Happy Easter!

Linda March 30, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Hi Sharon,
About 8 years ago, I spent April in Paris and loved it. It would love to go back to France and visit Monet's garden when the roses are in full bloom – that is on my bucket list! Friends would like us to go with them for Christmas to Paris. I am keeping this post on file for reference in the, hopefully, not-too-distant future!
Thank you!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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Izka T. April 2, 2013 - 12:56 pm

I love Your Blog very much! It is very inspiring for me!
Thank you very much!

bob robbins January 14, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Suggestions for apartment for two romantics in the 6th?

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