A Walk in Cold Drizzly Romantic Paris

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Walking in Paris

Unable to plan a day hike recently, the Easy Hikers decided instead to take a short walk in a cold drizzly romantic Paris, following the “trail” most couples would do along the Avenue des ChampsÉlysées leading up to the Concorde and the Jardins des Tuileries.

Cold Drizzly Romantic Paris

"A cold drizzly romantic Paris view of the Invalid from the Jardin des Tuileries"

The grey wintry haze fails to hide the charm of the golden domed Invalides

"A cold drizzly romantic Paris view of the Carousel in the Jardin des Tuileries"

Planning a romantic getaway in the spring is the easiest thing in the world. In April, when the trees are springing back into life and birdsong fills the air, even the grimiest industrial town may feel like the perfect backdrop for a romantic experience.

It is winter that shows off the Barcelonas from the Barnsleys of this world, the Monte Carlos from the Motowns.

"A cold drizzly romantic Paris in the Jardin des Tuileries"

But it is Paris, of course, that offers more romance bang for your buck than any other city on earth. On a cold and wet January afternoon, it is one of the few places that can make you think, yes, this strangely faint and hazy thing called winter light can actually, under certain circumstances, surpass the beauty of a summer’s day. You would enjoy a city break to Paris if you are a person that appreciates romance.

Although even in Paris, there is no escaping from a cold eastern wind – or is there?

"Pigeons seeking shelter from wintry winds on the other side of a statue of a horse atop a gate in the Jardins de Tuileries"

 What’s your idea of a romantic walk? 

Get some more tips on where to go for a romantic walk in Paris HERE

Our contribution to the Blog Carnival of Europe hosted by @Aleaphils. Check out her blog Solitary Wanderer.

14 comments to A Walk in Cold Drizzly Romantic Paris

  • Never been Paris during winter time but it seem another great scene during this chilling and dizzy season

  • Lovely photos – Paris is so photogenic, even when it rains! <3

  • Walking in the rain. On a cold winter’s day. I’m not so sure if I’m up for it even if it IS Paris! BUT if my special someone would be there walking along with me, why not? ;)

  • And thank you for having us, Aleah.

  • Paris looks so beautiful even when it’s raining. Too bad I didn’t get to go there when I was backpacking in Europe! Btw, thanks for joining the carnival :)

  • brr – looks cold – and I’m glad to see the pigeons also sit on the statues in Paris – just like our George Square statues in Glasgow which the Council are very keen to get rid of, partly because pigeons sit on them – just one of many excuses we have heard ! BUt I cant imagine Paris getting rid of historic statues. Thanks for the photos

  • Definitely looks romantic, Michael.

  • I enjoyed walking with you through cold Paris! Snuggling together under an umbrella is indeed romantic.

  • I guess I’m the only one who doesn’t understand the “romance” of walking in the rain. Getting soaking wet doesn’t increase my romantic drive in the least, however even I might be willing to give it a whirl in Paris. At least it looks like it shouldn’t be hard to get on the merry-go-round.

  • Jeremy Branham

    As I learned from my walk in the rain through Dublin, it can be an enjoyable thing to do. Gives a different perspective to a city when the rain is falling. I’ve experienced it and it can be romantic – especially in Paris!

  • Beautiful! I totally agree with Cathy that walks in the rain are very romantic especially when you’re cuddled up in one giant umbrella. It turns it up a notch when it’s in Paris. We’ve done this walk as a couple and it is one of our memorable strolls ever.

  • Paris at any time of the year is fine with me. And sometimes those cold days are the perfect ones to snuggle up your loved one and a hot toddy. Paris sure looks deserted though.

  • Ah, Mr & Mrs Easy Hiker are feeling a bit romantic! I think that walks in the rain are so romantic — especially if in places like Paris, of course!

  • You’ve managed to make a rainy walk sound like the most romantic of experiences! Beautiful photos.

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