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- Posted:Tuesday, February 9, 2010
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With Valentine's Weekend fast approaching it comes as no surprise to learn that many romantic travellers are heading in the direction of what's often called the most romantic city in the world - Paris!
This beautiful French city is always a popular spot around February 14th and it's no surprise either as there really are so many romantic restaurants, attractions and events on in Paris for Valentines and all year round too. However, as many of us well know, romance sometimes comes hand in hand with a hefty price tag! Romantic trips and meals can often be hard on the purse strings so here at Hostels.com we're all for free love, but not the 60s Woodstock kind! We love to find free things to do that allow you to make the most of your new surrounds and spend time with your significant other in the process!
So if you are Paris bound this weekend and would like to do something nice for just the two of you then how about a nice walk? Sounds a bit corny, I know, but Paris boasts some of the finest and scenic walks that can be found in any city. One very popular walkway in Paris is the Promenade Plantée in the 12th arrondissement. This was once the former Bastille-suburbs railway but has been unused since 1969. It is now a stunning walkway that covers over 4 km with plants and trees lining the way. It offers a chance to take in some excellent views of this Parisian neighbourhood, and don't worry, you don't have to walk the whole thing! There are stairways down to Avenue Daumesnil if your legs start to get tried!
There's also a beautiful walk along the Canal Saint-Martin in the 10th arrondissement which runs from the Place de la Republique to the Place de la Bastille de Stalingrad. This is particularly nice on Sundays as some tree-lined streets paralleling the canal are closed to traffic. And if you find yourself close to the old navy harbour then take a stroll around the Port de Plaisance de Paris-Arsenal.For more information on Paris then take a look at our Paris City Guide here.