Love and Luxury: Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Paris Palace Hotels

Love and Luxury: Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Paris Palace Hotels
February of course means Valentine’s Day, and what better way to spend it than in the most romantic city in the world? To really spoil your loved one, head to one of the city’s most luxurious hotels to indulge in fine dining, spa treatments, delicious desserts, and a glass or two of champagne to toast to the day. Here are some of the offers that have grabbed our attention.  La Réserve La Réserve Paris has not one but two romantic packages available for lovebird. For those staying on the day itself, the special Valentine’s package includes a complimentary upgrade, a romantic VIP welcome in the room, two Champagne glasses to remember your stay, dinner for two at the hotel’s Michelin-starred Le Gabriel restaurant with two cocktails at the Bar, and breakfast in bed the next day. For those who are thinking of potential gift ideas, the “Mini-Moon” package, designed for honeymooners but suitable for anyone looking for a romantic break, is available to book until May and includes a private chauffeur transfer, a guaranteed upgrade, private butler, cocktails and champagne and an evening enjoying the restaurant’s delicious tasting menu. Le Meurice Le Meurice’s La Vie en Rose package makes a special city break for those celebrating romance. Guests can enjoy a bottle of bubbles, mini pink pastries and a bouquet of roses upon arrival, as well as a luxurious room upgrade and a late check out at 4pm to make the most of your stay. If you want to spoil each other even more, why not add on The Champagne Duo Ritual treatment at Spa Valmont? Or perhaps dinner for two at the two Michelin-starred Restaurant Alain Ducasse? They’ll throw in a private tour of the kitchen, a complimentary glass of champagne, chocolates by La Manufacture de Chocolat Alain Ducasse and a surprise gift to remember your day. Ritz Paris Normally reserved for afternoon tea, this year Ritz Paris will celebrate Valentine’s Day by holding a special dinner for two in its famed Salon Proust. Pastry chef François Perret has created an unusual sweet-and-salty dinner menu for the occasion, including imaginative dishes such as caramelized onions with passion fruit seeds, toasted grapefruit brioche with crisp wasabi-glazed cauliflower and of course the classic madeleine, but with the addition of cocoa nibs and fleur de sel and a milk infusion with Kampot red pepper. The menu is sure to both surprise and delight, providing a dining experience for couples to remember. Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris Le Royal Monceau will also be holding a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day, but with the added excitement of the chance to win a stay at the hotel as well as fine jewelry. Guests can first enjoy a romantic evening at II Carpaccio, Le Royal Monceau’s Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, indulging in a five-course menu with champagne and sweets from Pierre Hermé. Before the evening ends there will be a special presentation of roses to guests, with one lucky couple receiving the winning rose, gifting them with a night at the hotel as well as two pieces from French jeweler Mauboussin. Bonne chance!

Lead photo credit : La Réserve Presidential Suite. © G. Gardette

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Nicola Leigh Stewart is a travel journalist who after living in London and Madrid has finally settled in Paris. She now spends her weekends exploring France to report on the best luxury hotels and must-visit destinations. You can follow her travels and experiences on Instagram @nicolaleighstewart.