Romantic, Delicious Gourmet Picnics & Creative Portrait Photography in Beautiful Paris.
Paris picnic adventure
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Eiffel tower gourmet picnic in the fall.
The fall season has arrived in Paris, with it some beautiful days ahead. The vista over the Eiffel tower is soon going to turn gold … And we simply cannot wait. Just recently, we set up our deco gourmet picnic for two lovely ladies with a couple of traditional wicker picnic basket, some cushions, umbrellas, candles, four huge balloons and so on. Our dear clients and friends for the afternoon had a real exquisite moment, chatting away & enjoying our “Edith Piaf” picnic at the gardens of the Trocadero. You will find a few photographs from the event below.
For those of you who visit our website for the first time, I have included to this post a few general guidelines about our company. It is a real delight to prepare and set up one of our Parisian gourmet picnic for couples, families and friends at one or our picnic location such as the champ de Mars or the Trocadero gardens overlooking the Eiffel tower. Below is the map of where the picnic would normally be set up for you. It is very close to the foot of the Eiffel tower, quite peaceful and easily accessible. Please note that we also offer picnics at the Luxembourg gardens, the Louvre gardens as well as the gardens of versailles.
Map of one of our picnic location at the Trocadero gardens.
Family picnic affair in the city.
We cater for couples as well as larger groups looking for a unique Parisian experience. You will find four different picnic menus to choose from in our service page. Each of our gourmet picnics can be catered to your very unique requirements.
Our group picnics are served with traditional French baguette, cured meats and hand selected cheeses. The picnic comes with a vegetable quiche as well as a seasonal market salad. Seasonal fruits and chocolate cake for desert with wine and lemonade for the kids.
Example of one of our birthday family picnic at the Eiffel tower.
Our Gourmet picnic set up and decor.
All of our picnics include a surprise set up with our wicker baskets, blankets, balloons. We propose a more elaborate decoration set up with cushions, candles and umbrellas for our romantic “Edith Piaf ” gourmet picnic. Regardless of the picnic you opt for, all that you have to do is enjoy your time with your family without having to worry about logistic. We will set up your picnic for you. We will be on call during the picnic hours and present to clear the picnic set up for you once you are finished. You can simply carry on with your visit or your photo session after your lunch. The picnic is usually set up for you by 13h30 but time is really flexible.
Classic gourmet picnic set up at the Eiffel tower for a family reunion.
Our Romantic secret proposal gourmet picnics.
If you are interested in our romantic picnic for two, you will find our menus with different option in our service page. We propose four different picnic style for couples. You will find descriptions as well as prices on the page as well. You may be thinking to propose to your girlfriend on a trip to Paris. If so, we have put together a secret proposal package.
Our secret proposal services include creative photography which you will find as an option in our service page as well as champagne, musician and so on.
For picnics over two people, it is best to contact us directly for a quote. Please note that our picnics appeal to a high end clientele. We do not offer “Picnics to go” in paper bags. Our picnics are in a way quite elaborate. Below you will find sample visuals with our wicker baskets and classic “Edith Piaf” set up. Again, our picnics are all prepared and set up by us at a chosen location prior to meeting our clients. When they arrive on site the picnic is all ready for you to enjoy.
Romantic set up for our “Edith Piaf” picnic at the Trocadero gardens.
All of our picnics can be coupled with creative lifestyle photography. We work with the best photographer in town.
One of our couple photographed at the Eiffel tower.
You can enjoy a larger selection of our couple story on this page.
Please let us know if you are considering to organise a special event in the city with one of our picnic idea. Do not hesitate to send us an email with some general information. We would be glad to send you a proposal in return within the following couple of days. Meanwhile enjoy a few photographs taken by Olivier at the Trocadero gardens recently with our clients.
Paris secret proposal at the Louvre gardens.
We have officially entered the fall season in Paris with a lovely secret proposal at the Louvre gardens! Ivan, our client contacted us a while back to assist him with the planning of his proposal to his long time girlfriend. We decided on the Louvre gardens to set up one of our gourmet picnic. The picnic was all ready to enjoy by 12h30. Ivan was to arrive at the location after a morning bike ride. He surprise his girlfriend with the proposal, crack the bottle of champagne open and enjoy our “Edith Piaf” picnic with his lover surrounded by French history.
Ivan especially requested for a peaceful location in the city center close to the place Vendome where the morning ride was to end. The Louvre is one of the main visited site in the city right after the eiffel tower. It attracts millions of tourist yearly. The park is located in between the museum and the tuilerie gardens. It happens to be peaceful and a perfect location for a romantic afternoon.
Map of the picnic location at the gardens of the Louvre museum.
Lifestyle photography for your secret proposal.
We organized for our photographer to be present when our couple first arrived at the beginning of the picnic hour. Olivier discretely captured the proposal from the distance without being noticed. He carried on taking photographs while Ivan opened the bottle of champagne. He then moved forward and introduced himself so that he could take a few portraits of the two of them before they enjoyed their lunch. After lunch hour, they all walked around the Louvre museum for their engagement photo session. The photos were all retouched and sent out the very next day.
Our clients received over 100 photographs carefully edited by Olivier. You will find a few visuals from the day below. It is very difficult to decide on which photos to showcase because there are just so many gorgeous images! You will find a few photographs of the picnic set up, the actual proposal and photos taken in the afternoon over one hour.
Our romantic Edith Piaf gourmet picnic.
We have four different picnic you can choose from. Ivan decided on our most romantic gourmet picnic set up. Edith Piaf picnic can be ordered directly via our service page. The picnic is set up with cushions, candles, an umbrella, balloons. It includes our wicker basket which is of course part of the decor as well as a bottle of champagne.
Our Edith Piaf menu:
- French traditional baguette
- Foie gras with cottage cheese
- Smoked salmon & mash potatoes
- French Ratatouille
- Fresh soup
- Macarons from Stohrer
- Chocolates from “A la mère de famille” on rue montorgueil.
We have had a wonderful time with our clients this summer! Catering for romantic picnic adventures and larger groups for birthday parties has been rewarding. We have met lots of wonderful persons along the way; one of the main reason why we decided to start ” Love Picnic Paris”.
Mark and Natasha enjoyed our romantic ” Edith Piaf ” picnic overlooking the Eiffel tower. Our photographer took them around the site once they finished their picnic for some lifestyle photography. The photo session lasted one hour. Olivier doesn’t count his time; the sessions often go overboard ! Neither does he counts the number of photos that he sends out to our clients, all retouched, a few days after the shooting.
His photography is fun and easy so it seems anyway! Years of experience and passion for his craft makes him a great professional photographer to work with. Mark was a little on the shy side while Natasha is used of having her photos taken for work. The result is stunning ! They look so happy together and certainly had a great time in the city with us.
Should you be interested in reserving one of our gourmet picnic / photo session with “Love Picnic Paris”, I would suggest that you hear to our picnic order page first. You will find four different picnics to choose from. Any of those picnics can be coupled with a photography session. You can simply add options such as champagne, flowers and / or photography with a click to your order.
We would be glad to answer any of the question that you may have. All of our picnics can be customized to your liking. Simply add a note to your order or send us an email. Once we have received your order, we will follow up within the next 24 hours to fine tune all of the little details. Payment can be done once everything is finalized.
Enjoy those few lovely photographs taken in the city a few days back. Here is a map so that you can visualize where exactly Mark and Natasha had their gourmet basket set up.
Looking forward to hearing back from all of you.
We would love to share a few photographs of a gourmet picnic we prepared for a lovely couple from Dubai. Happily married for a little more then a week, they first landed in Paris on their honeymoon journey through France.
They asked us to prepare our “Amelie Poulain” picnic which we set up for them in a traditional wicker basket at the gardens of the Trocadero. It was a gorgeous afternoon with a big sky over the city. The trocadero garden is located across the seine from the eiffel tower. The grounds are a little higher up from the champ de mars. It is a gorgeous open space, with big old trees along both side of the park where you can get shelter from the blasting sun if need be.
We set up our gourmet picnics at a few locations around the city. The trocadero is certainly on top of our clients list because of the amazing view of the Eiffel tower on the other side of the seine. Having a picnic at the trocadero is the perfect stop to enjoy lunch before or after your visit to the tower.
As mentioned, we can set up our picnics at other gorgeous landmarks across the city. The Luxembourg gardens, the tuilerie gardens, place des Vogues are among our favorite places to enjoy a picnic in Paris.
We have been proposing picnics at the Versailles gardens as well this season. If you have something special in mind, do not hesitate to reach out to us directly via email.