Romantic, Delicious Gourmet Picnics & Creative Portrait Photography in Beautiful Paris.

“Love Picnic Paris” is the number one Paris gourmet picnic company.  We set up Traditional French picnics for you to enjoy at various landmarks around the city but not only! We now set up our picnics at the gardens of Versailles as well as various touristic destinations in Normandy. Along side our delicious picnics, we provide creative portrait photography services for all of your very special private celebrations. Here at Love Picnic Paris, we offer you the taste and charm of the authentic French Picnic. We put together our picnic baskets with love and special savoir-faire in our home located in the centre of Paris.
Children and grandparents, aristocrats and workmen, lovers and families; all have enjoyed picnics throughout French history.  Love Picnic Paris has created four diverse picnic menus for you to choose from. Each of our picnics comes with its own unique personality. This  allows you to delve into the romance behind the historical French Picnic.
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From the sourcing of the finest ingredients, creation of delicious homemade dishes, thoughtfully assembled in our beautiful wicker Baskets, all the way to its delivery to you at the picturesque Champ de Mars or the gardens of the Trocadero, we take care of everything so you don’t have to. We will set up your picnic for you and take care of the dismantling as well so that all you have to do is enjoy the moment.

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Whether this is the perfect occasion spent between lovers or a fun afternoon shared amongst friends and family, we offer you the chance to have your precious Picnic captured in a fun & creative manner by our internationally minded, award winning photographer. While we can’t make your Picnic last forever, with our professional photographer, the photos of your Picnic in Paris are something you can take home and cherish for a lifetime. If you are planning a trip to Paris with your family or a romantic stay with your loved one, we would be delighted to prepare and set up one of our lovely Paris picnic coupled with a romantic secret proposal  or an engagement photo session.  Alternatively, we propose couple or family creative lifestyle photography early morning or late afternoon, while you visit the most amazing city on earth.
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PARIS PICNIC SUMMER NEWS

This summer you will cuddle away enjoying a real delightful Parisian moment with your other half in the city of light. You may be visiting Paris with your love ones for a few days. You are looking for a unique and fabulous experience. Why not surprise your partner to a romantic Parisian adventure. Reach out to Love Picnic Paris. We can assist you with the planning of a beautiful afternoon with our gourmet picnic at the Eiffel tower, the Louvre gardens, the Luxembourg as well as the gardens of Versailles. There are a lot of information you can easily access on the blog with some great visuals from our photographer. Do not hesitate to reach out to us via our contact page for a special request. 

PROCESSING YOUR ORDER

Rush to our gourmet picnic service page, there you can choose and order your preferred picnic. “Love Picnic Paris” caters for one picnic at a time. We are unfortunately having to turn down customers whose date is already taken by another client.  For the French picnic lovers at heart, please order quickly and reserve your date in advance. Bookings have to be placed a minimum of 24 hours ahead of your picnic date. Once we receive your order, we will get back to you promptly to fine tune all the details via email. All events can be paid in full once all of the planning have been taken care of. Remember, any of our picnics can be coupled with creative photography in Paris. If you are planning to propose under the Eiffel tower, you are at the right place. 


*New ventures with Love Picnic Paris heading to Versailles and Normandy.*
Note that we are setting up picnics at the gardens of Versailles this year if it is coupled with photography. You would have to add € 100 to your order for the transportation and the park entrance. The gardens of Versailles is the perfect surrounding for a romantic proposal. We will travel to the Normandy region of France as well creating unique picnic experience for larger groups. Some of our preferred locations will include Giverny, Etretat, the D-Day beaches ( Arromanches and Colleville sur Mer ) as well as the mont saint Michel area. If you are a tour operator interested in setting up one of our gourmet picnic for your clients, it is best to reach out by email so that we can discuss your ideas. 

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Always a pleasure to share photographs of a secret proposal at the Eiffel tower.

We are taking the time to share our last & most recent special event over a gourmet picnic and romantic photos at the Eiffel tower. A few days later, the city would litterally shut down following the Corrona virus global spread. We don’t wish to go over details of the situation on Paris at the moment. We are just glad that every one of our clients, friends and relatives are safe. We stopped posting for a few weeks now. We have decided to finally update everyone with some romantic photos of a very happy couple from Mexico.

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 French tradition at the Eiffel tower.

The French call it : “Galette des Rois” which translates as ” French King cake”. I have to say it sounds great in French. It is a biblical tradition that celebrates the visit of the Magi to Christ. The season for this gorgeous almond cake extends to the end of the Twelve days of christmas. “King cake parties” is a real delight for kids.They are celebrated all over the country. It is the occasion for another family reunion over the festive season. Whoever gets the King cake trinket is expected to choose his king or queen and share his crown for the day.

We wanted to share one of our lovely tradition with Whitney and Shawn for their last day in Paris.

Red heart shaped balloons with your picnic.

We included a bottle of sparkling wine for Shawn to shake, pop and spray – for the photo session. It is certainly a fun way to enjoy a romantic moment with your lover and celebrate life, love, and happiness. Shawn asked for some red heart shaped balloons as well. We used those gorgeous red heart balloons quite a bit during Whitney and Shawn’s romantic photo session. They looked so perfect & fun to play with. We now propose our new balloons sets to our gourmet picnics & secret proposal packages along with a bottle of sparkling to have fun with.

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Your romantic gourmet picnic for the saint Valentine’s day.

We are now taking orders for paris Valentine’s day‘s celebrations. We propose to our clients a winter style gourmet picnics at the eiffel tower with cachemire plaids and warm woolen blankets over the christmas season. Our winter picnics come with our traditional wicker baskets, cushions, candles, sparkling lights, umbrellas …. Each picnic can be customized to your liking if you have any special requests. Whitney and Shawn enjoyed a bottle of chilled champagne with warm vegetable soup, Foie gras and smoked salmon.  They had roasted chicken with seasonal vegetables as a main course. For desert, they enjoyed a “galette des Rois” with fresh fruits and traditional goat cheese yogurt.

Your Paris romantic photo session.

All of our gourmet picnics can be coupled with a romantic photo shoot with Olivier; our lifestyle photographer. A typical photo shoot can take any time from 1/2 an hour at the Eiffel tower to a three hours photo story across Paris. Here are a few photographs taken by our photographer just recently at the place des Vosges, in the Marais district. I love Olivier’s style of photography. His photographs are vibrant and always lively.

Enjoy one of his romantic photo session in the Marais. The pictures are amazingly beautiful.

Remember to reserve your date quite early for your Paris Saint Valentin’s winter gourmet picnic and photo shoot. We will prepare our picnics for just two couples on this very special day.

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We would like to wish all of our “Love Picnic Paris” friends, past and future clients a most wonderful NEW YEAR 2020! We have started this new year with the secret proposal of Luke and Valentina at the Trocadero on January first. We are ever grateful to have such amazing clients. “Love Picnic Paris” has been an incredible adventure being able to share our passion and love for life with so many people flying to Paris from all over the world.

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If you are in a traveling mood with your love one over the Christmas season, surprise your partner with a unique proposal “extraordinaire” while visiting Paris. What is more romantic then an engagement in the city of love. You will wander the cobblestone streets of Paris, watch the  sunlight reflected in the river Seine. The beauty of Paris will sink deep into your heart. You will fall in love in any number of countless ways to the romance of our gorgeous city.

 

Unexpected and Chic Paris secret proposal.

 

“Love Picnic Paris” orchestrates an unexpected and chic way for you to pop the question in style this winter season.

We have arranged a stunning winter gourmet picnic proposal package.  Our stylish package is a specially crafted winter picnic set ready for the ultimate Parisian proposal at the foot of the Eiffel tower. Our gourmet picnic includes cashmere plaids and warm blankets to cuddle up under a Parisian sky.

“Love Picnic Paris” will decorate the site with our newly designed picnic set below. This year we have added candles and lights to decorate your picnic. Our selection of Parisian pillows will decorate the set with our traditional wicker picnic baskets. Your picnic will be served with champagne, hot wine, tea or coffee. We will have some balloons flying up high. We can include a specially crafted romantic bouquet of flowers. A violonist can be present to play one of your favorite song while you propose to your girlfriend. Your lover will definitely say : ” YES!”

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Your Paris engagement photo session with ” Love Picnic Paris”


Romantic gourmet picnic menu.

 

Our secret winter proposal surprise menu includes a hot soup, foie gras, smoked salmon, a hot meal with chicken and mash potatoes, “Pierre Hermé” macarons, gourmet chocolate cake for desert. Our special proposal package comes with a bottle of champagne as well as tea or coffee. You may wish to add a bouquet of creatively designed flowers, a musician as an option as well. Should you have any specific idea, do not hesitate to share it with us.

You will find more information about our secret proposal and engagement package in our Paris secret proposal page.


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A romantic winter picnic for your proposal.

 

We ourselves love the idea of having a romantic picnic in the city regardless of the season. We call it ” our Romantic adventure ” which we have decided to share with everyone.  Reach out via email to book your date. Do not hesitate to ask questions. We are here to help. Our goal is to make your unique Paris proposal a dream come true.

We would ask you to be a little flexible with time and day. We may need to move your picnic hour a little in case of rain. There is a gorgeous sheltered site which we use at the champ de mars. It is designed by Gustave Eiffel. It has public benches where we can set up your picnic in case of light rain. You would be all rapped up in our cashmere blankets. Time will stop, you will just enjoy the moment together with the woman of your life. You will propose in style, pop up the bottle of champagne and enjoy the moment.

Our photographer would be capturing your proposal from the distance.We can also include a very cheap bottle of sparkling (to shake, pop and spray – for the photo session)

Once your lunch comes to an end, Olivier will take you around the Eiffel tower site for your engagement photo session. The photo session can go from one to three hours in the streets of Paris depending on your special needs.

Enjoy the photos below and again do not hesitate to get back to us with questions if need be.

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Paris romantic picnic set from “Love Picnic Paris”.

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Love Picnic Paris top 5 gourmet picnic experiences.

There are 1001 gorgeous locations where one could enjoy a  French traditional gourmet picnic in Paris. We have shortlisted our top 5 ideal spots for a perfect Parisian picnic adventure. Place des Vosges, in the heart of the Marais district is one of them. You will find below a few photographs from a picnic we hosted there this past week end. The place des Vosges is the oldest planned square in the city. It was quite an exquisite place to reside in the 17th and 18th century. The area is now one of Parisian prime week-end destination where people wander around, shop and relax.

Place des Vosges was built by Henri IV in 1612. It was a leisured landmark in the city for the noble to relax until the revolution. Madame de Sévigné was born on place des Vosges while Victor Hugo lived at number 6 for 20 years.

Today the place des Vosges area is a lively part of town at a cross section to three of the most exciting Parisian districts. The neighbourhood is today home to luxury fashion brands, traditional markets and quaint typical coffee shops alike. It is a mix of the old and more modern Paris. All together, a fun and relaxing place to hang out for the afternoon both for tourists and Parisians alike. The old Jewish quarter is set to the east of the square around the rue Vieille du Temple. The trendy art galleries and musée Picasso are literally round the corner heading towards the rue de Bretagne in the high Marais.

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Paris picnic ideas at the Eiffel tower.

A lot of our clients land in Paris with the intention to visit the Eiffel tower the very next morning. The Eiffel tower area is our first & most sought after destination for a romantic outdoor picnic adventure or a family get together. Depending on the weather situation, we would either suggest the Trocadero gardens or the champ de Mars area. Each location is located on opposite sides of the seine. Both sites are prime destination if you wish to admire the Eiffel tower at a close range. The Trocadero gardens offer a beautiful overall view of the Eiffel tower from across the pont d’Iéna and the river seine. It is the “PERFECT LOCATION” specially if you intend to have some photos taken afterwards. Please note that it can be a little windy at times.

Our gourmet picnics can literally be set up for you at the foot of the Eiffel tower as well. This picnic spot at the Champ de Mars is well shaded from the wind and summer afternoon light. You can enjoy a relaxing moment over lunch time, right before or after your visit to the tower. It is a couple of minutes away from the Eiffel tower main entrance. Purchase your Eiffel tower ticket in advance!

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Our two preferred picnic locations around the Eiffel tower.

 

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Louvre Museum romantic picnic affair.

Our third favorite picnic site in Paris is the gardens of the Louvre. It is actually our top suggestion if you are looking for a peaceful surrounding for a couple romantic outing. We have had numerous clients who chose this spot for a secret proposal and their Paris engagement photography.  Again, it is a perfect way to finish a morning or afternoon visit to the Louvre museum as well. The Louvre museum is located in the first arrondissement of the city. The gardens of the Palais Royal as well as the gardens of the Tuilerie are minutes away. Parisians are so privileged to have so many amazing parks full of history to enjoy in town.

Luxembourg gardens for a gourmet picnic.

The gardens of the Luxembourg makes it for another of our preferred park to enjoy one of our Parisian gourmet picnic. The park is located on the left bank, walking distance from the seine, Saint Germain des Près and the Saint Michel area. It is round the corner from “La Sorbonne” our historical parisian university. By the way, the Luxembourg museum located on the edge of the park always host very interesting art exhibition. The café Flore is one of our favorite café to start the day with a croissant and newspapers in the 6th arrondissement of the city.

Paris has 20 arrondissements working as a snail from the city center. The arrondissement number is always marked with street names on building walls. This way, you always know what part of town you are at. From the Luxembourg gardens, It is a gorgeous walk across the neighbourhood to the “Pont des Arts” and the “Academie des Beaux Arts” on the river bank.

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Versailles cultural activities and gourmet picnic delights

We started to propose picnics at the gardens of Versailles this year. Versailles gardens is our 5th location of choice for a fun picnic adventure. It is a 45mn train ride, and a walking distance from the train station. As a matter of fact, Versailles palace is gorgeous regardless of the season. We love going there ourselves to walk down the parks and take a breath of fresh air away from the city life. We would suggest a day trip to fully enjoy this French grand monument. You can begin your tour with the visit of the palace in the morning.

By lunch time, walk down past the water fountains to enjoy our gourmet picnic at the canals. The gardens of Versailles span across 800 hectares. It comprise 200,000 trees, 50 fountains and a 5.57km canal. It is one of the largest palace in the world. We are always mesmerized by the beauty of the nature and architecture walking down the park.

Once you have relaxed for an hour enjoying one of our picnic at the water’s edge, you may carry on your visit with the Trianon and the gardens of Marie Antoinette. More than just another royal French castle, Versailles has strong historical meaning in French history. It was considered a symbol of the power of the kings of France. As well as being the main residence of the royal family, Versailles was the political centre of France during Louis XIV.

Versailles is certainly a location of choice to propose to your girlfriend. It is a real delight to organize a secret proposal over a picnic in the gardens. You can then wander around the site for your engagement photography session with our photographer.

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I hope you enjoyed reading our informative post about the various locations that we recommend for an exceptional picnic adventure. Do not hesitate to get in touch via email, should you have any specific question in regards to the planning of a gourmet picnic in Paris.

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