12 Unforgettable Paris Honeymoon Ideas For Adventurous Couples


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Now, we all know that Paris, the City of Lights, is one of the best destinations for honeymoons, and a Parisian honeymoon promises a romantic experience.

But hey, who says it has to only be a cliché of croissants and cafe au lait by the Seine and fine dining in a luxury Michelin-starred restaurant?

While those have their charm, the Eiffel Tower’s home offers a vibrant tapestry of experiences beyond the tourist trail to the outdoorsy newlyweds. Ditch the crowds at those famous Paris honeymoon spots, and embrace the thrill with your new spouse on an unforgettable adventure in the City of Lights.

No more ordinary Eiffel Tower selfies, the French capital awaits your adventurous honeymoon!

1. The Forgotten Railroad - A Parisian Time Capsule

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Paris has a secret tucked away in its 12th arrondissement – a forgotten railway transformed into a lush green walkway called the Promenade Plantée, or The Green Belt. 

Imagine strolling hand-in-hand 30 feet above the bustling streets, surrounded by vibrant flora. 

2. Beyond the Grape - Pub Crawl with a Parisian Twist

Paris offers a sophisticated alternative to a typical pub crawl – a wine-tasting tour. 

Explore historic wine bars, or caves à vin, tucked away in charming neighborhoods like Saint-Germain-des-Prés or the Marais. Sample wines from different regions, learn about French viticulture and toast your new life together with a glass or two of exceptional vintages. 

Or, take a day trip to the Champagne region and visit a local vineyard. Learn about the Champagne making process and enjoy a tasting of different Champagnes.

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3. A Parisian Street Market Feast - Let Your Nose Lead The Way

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Forget the Michelin-starred restaurants for a day and embark on a culinary adventure together, exploring hidden gems like the Marché d’Aligre in the 12th arrondissement or the bustling Marché Mouffetard in the 5th. 

Taste exotic fruits, sample fragrant cheeses, and assemble a picnic basket filled with fresh delights. Find a quiet corner in a park or along the Seine River, and savor your personalized gourmet spread amidst the Parisian atmosphere. 

Or, stroll around the Marche Raspail in the 6th, grab some seasonal organic produce, and have a cooking date night in your AirBnb!

4. Decoding Da Vinci - Treasure Hunt Through Parisian Museums

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For the art-loving couple, Paris offers a treasure trove of world-class museums. Embrace the challenge of a themed art hunt, seeking out specific pieces across the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, or the Musée Picasso. 

Unravel the mysteries of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, marvel at the Romanticism of Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, or lose yourselves in the vibrant world of Picasso’s masterpieces. 

Turn your museum visit into an interactive adventure, discovering hidden gems and creating lasting conversations about art and passion. Here’s a tip – don’t only visit famous museums such as the Louvre, there is so much more to explore outside of that! 

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Musée National Eugène Delacroix:

Delve into the world of Romanticism at this charming house museum dedicated to the iconic painter Eugène Delacroix.

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Musée Rodin:

Don’t forget to also step outside the Musée Rodin and explore the Hôtel Biron, a stunning 18th-century mansion showcasing Rodin’s sculptures and decorative arts collection.

Musée Carnavalet:

Explore the fascinating history of Paris from its medieval origins to the present day at this museum housed in a magnificent 16th-century mansion.

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5. Kayaking down the Seine - A Parisian River Adventure

Experience Paris from a unique perspective – the water! 

A thrilling kayak adventure on the Seine River allows you to paddle past iconic landmarks like Notre Dame and the Louvre while enjoying the cool breeze and city views from a completely different angle. This eco-friendly activity offers a welcome break from the city hustle and provides the perfect opportunity for intimate conversation and stunning photo opportunities.

Be sure to check out the annual TraverSeine event for more info. 

6. Bird's-eye View - Soaring Above Paris in a Hot Air Balloon

For the ultimate Parisian thrill, consider a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Drifting gently above the cityscape, witness the town emerge from slumber, with the Eiffel Tower piercing the pastel-hued sky. This unforgettable experience guarantees amazing views of the town and creates an adventurous yet romantic experience and memory that will stay with you forever.

Check out Ballon de Paris Generali for a budget-friendly option.

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7. Wheels Up - Explore Paris on a Segway, Bike, or Scooter Tour

Embrace the Parisian spirit of freedom with a guided tour on your chosen set of wheels. 

A Segway tour lets you glide effortlessly through charming neighborhoods, while a bike tour allows you to explore hidden alleyways and picturesque canals at your own pace. 

Feeling adventurous? Opt for a scooter tour and zip through the vibrant streets, feeling the wind in your hair.

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How About Outside of Paris?

8. Hiking and Rock Climbing Les Calanques – Marseille

 

Lace up your boots and head to Les Calanques, a stunning national park near Marseille. Weave through dramatic limestone cliffs, turquoise coves, and hidden beaches. Challenge yourselves with a rock climbing session or even scale the new heights together. Imagine rappelling down a sheer cliff face, the salty breeze in your hair, and high-fiving your significant other at the bottom. Les Calanques offers breathtaking backdrops for unforgettable photos, capturing the start of your adventure together.

Trust me, the sense of accomplishment is even sweeter when it’s shared with your partner!

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9. Paradise of Nature Enthusiasts -Les Cévennes

Escape the crowds and delve into the wild beauty of the Cévennes National Park. 

Hike through lush forests, kayak down crystal-clear rivers, or camp under a canopy of stars. Being surrounded by nature allows you to truly connect and create lasting memories.

 Imagine sharing a picnic lunch by a cascading waterfall or cozying up by a campfire, whispering secrets under the vast night sky.

10. Take Flight on a Zipline Adventure – La Colmiane

 

Are you and your spouse craving an ultimate adrenaline rush? 

Head to La Colmiane in the French Alps to Embrace your inner daredevil with a zip line adventure! Soar through the air on a thrilling zipline course, taking in breathtaking mountain vistas. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of flying side-by-side with your partner, the wind whipping through your hair, and laughter echoing through the valleys. Ziplining in La Colmiane is a unique way to bond and create lasting memories, a shared experience that will make you laugh and scream with joy.

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11. Hitting the Slopes and Waves - Skiing, Snowboarding, Surfing and Snorkeling

Skiing & Snowboarding: 

The French Alps are a skier’s paradise. World-renowned resorts like Val d’Isère, Tignes, and Chamonix offer challenging slopes and stunning scenery, perfect for carving fresh powder together. Imagine cozy nights by the fireplace, reminiscing about the fun day’s adventures, and planning your next daring descent.

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Paragliding: 

For a truly romantic experience, consider paragliding together. Take off from a mountain peak and soar high above the French countryside, hand-in-hand, taking in breathtaking views and the feeling of weightlessness. This unforgettable experience will allow you to see France from a whole new perspective, symbolizing the exciting journey you’ve embarked on together as a married couple.

Surfing and Snorkeling: 

France boasts some of the best surfing spots in Europe. Biarritz, on the Atlantic coast, is a surfer’s haven with consistent waves and a laid-back atmosphere. Imagine catching a wave together under the sunset, the thrill of riding the ocean side by side, and celebrating your successes with laughter and high-fives.

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Paris Beyond the 2024 Olympics

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The 2024 Paris Olympics will undoubtedly bring an influx of energy and excitement to the urban centre. However, look beyond the Olympic Games for a truly extraordinary honeymoon experience. Embrace the hidden corners, unveil the city’s artistic soul, and embark on adventures that will make your Paris honeymoon truly unforgettable. 

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Forget the pressure of expensive gifts and fancy dinners! True romance isn’t about price tags, bouquets, and elegant dresses. It’s about creating unforgettable experiences together. 

Explore new places, try exciting activities, and simply cherish quality time with your partner. That’s the recipe for a truly romantic and adventurous honeymoon. 

So, pack your sense of adventure, lace up your walking shoes, and get ready to discover the magic of Paris, together.

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