Practically from its inception, the silver screen has painted Paris as the romantic city par excellence: movies have dreamed up now-famous couples and their oh-so-romantic wanderings through the streets of the city of light, from Leslie Caron and Fred Astaire to Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, to Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. It's not difficult to see why filmmakers made this choice, even today-- finding romantic things to do in Paris is remarkably effortless. The aforementioned activity of just aimlessly walking through the city can be incredibly inspiring, for a start.
Choosing a romantic hotel is another important factor in planning a couple's getaway to Paris. Over at About.com Honeymoons/Romantic Travel, Susan Breslow Sardone recently reviewed the sumptuous Shangri-La hotel in Paris, offering one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower the city has to offer, as well as oodles of old-world romance. Also check out this list of some of the most romantic hotels in Paris, courtesy of About.com France Travel.
Image: Spring in Paris, 1956. Hulton Archive, John Sadovy/Getty Images.