In February, the most romantic month of the year, your stay at the Hotel Saint-Jacques will provide the opportunity for you to take a stroll in the heart of the Ile de la Cité, an island in the Seine just a stone's throw from the hotel. Celebrate Valentine's Day by exploring inspiring places.

 

A romantic itinerary on the banks of the Seine

Before reaching the Ile de la Cité, you’ll enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the banks of the Seine. The lapping of the water and the barges gliding slowly along the river form an elegant and irresistible setting. Cross the Petit Pont or, a little further along, the Pont Saint-Michel to reach the island and its places of interest.

 

Valentine's Day on the Ile de la Cité

Your route will take you first to the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral. Its Gothic architecture, huge rose windows and large forecourt are a sight to behold. They’ll put you in mind of the passionate love of Quasimodo for Esmeralda in Victor Hugo’s great novel. The tour of the towers offers a spectacular view of the capital and gets you up close and personal with the famous gargoyles. In the nearby Queen Elizabeth II flower market, you can search the stalls to find the perfect Valentine's Day bouquet.

 

The perfect park for romantic relaxation

The stroll continues to the western tip of the island. After admiring the imposing Conciergerie and the Sainte Chapelle with its majestic stained-glass windows, you cross the Place Dauphine. Its serene atmosphere gives the feeling of stepping into a village square. Enjoy a coffee in this typical Parisian location. At the end of the island, the Square du Vert-Galant invites you to rest a few moments. Flanked by the waters of the Seine, it’s the perfect spot to exchange sweet nothings.

 

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Hotel Saint-Jacques Paris, a 3-star hotel at the heart of Quartier Latin