Valentine’s Day 2024 is just around the corner – and it isn’t too late to book your romantic getaway to Paris.
With flights from London Southend Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport four times every week and tickets from as cheap as £21.99, we’re making that perfect romantic getaway as convenient and cost-free as possible.
To help you out, we’ve put together some recommendations for your Valentine’s Day escape. They don’t call Paris the City of Love for nothing, so sit back and relax – we’ve covered everything from travel tips to dinner recommendations.
Drinks & Dining
It isn’t Valentine’s Day without a romantic meal – and nowhere does food or that romantic atmosphere quite like Paris. Whether you’re looking for fine-dining in the bohemian atmosphere of the Pigalle neighbourhood, a drink in glamorous Montmartre or a snug romantic escape in the bustling heart of Central Paris, we’ve got you covered.
Then again, there’s something utterly charming about an aimless wander in the city of lights, perusing restaurant menus on every corner and delighting in finding your very own hidden gem.
Helpful tip: ‘Je voudrais’ is ‘I would like’ when asking for an item from the menu.
Who says romance has to be all expensive meals and rich red wines?
Sometimes the perfect Valentine’s Day date means taking in life’s simple pleasures – a walk in the park, a favourite film… or the smell of freshly baked bread. If you’re looking for authentic parisian croissants for breakfast or romantic chocolates to eat in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, look no further.
Although, if you’re not saying ‘Santé!’ with your croissants in front of the iconic landmark, then you’re not doing it right.
Curious about everything else Paris has to offer? We’ve put together a guide that covers everything you’ll need for a Parisian holiday, including accommodation in Paris, more dining recommendations, landmarks and free activities for you and your Valentine.
Getting to Paris
Getting to Paris has never been easier. Flights from London Southend Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport start at £21.99, flying Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
You can get the train from London Liverpool Street Station to our dedicated London Southend Airport Station in just 52 minutes, or if you get the train from Stratford in East London, the journey is only 43 minutes. Even better, you can connect at Stratford via the Elizabeth Line for ease of access from across London.
And you’ll love how quick and easy it is to get from the station to the terminal door – only 100 steps! Take a look at how straightforward it is to fly from London Southend and travel from Charles de Gaulle into the city itself:
Once you arrive at Charles de Gaulle, grab your tickets for the RER B train from just €12 – this will take you to Paris-Nord in just 34 minutes. Trains into Paris run every 10 minutes.
It doesn’t get much better than Valentine’s Day in Paris, and with budget-friendly flights from London Southend Airport, you’ve never been closer to that perfect romantic escape.
Joyeuse Saint Valentin.
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