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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
Paris romantic picnic set from “Love Picnic Paris”.
An unexpected and chic Paris winter secret proposal.
Celebrate your Paris engagement in style over the christmas season.
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!
Our two preferred picnic locations around the Eiffel tower.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paris engagement picnic and a photo session with Simon and Monica.
It is always a real pleasure to meet new clients in Paris over one of our picnic. It has now been over three years since we first started “Love Picnic Paris”! We have planned a lot of family picnics around the Eiffel tower, the Louvre and the Luxembourg gardens. We love our city. We also love gathering over a nice meal & a bottle of wine with family and friends. It has been a tradition in both our families since as far as we can recall to pack a picnic basket and head off to the country or the beach for the day. With “Love Picnic Paris”, we have managed to combine both our love for the city we live in and the enjoyment of sharing a picnic with lovers, friends and family.
A beautiful summer engagement under the eiffel tower.
Simon and Monica are typically addicted to Paris. They live in China and commonly fly once a year to the city for a few days to eat macarons and stroll down the streets of the Marais says Monica. Well this time around, Simon was going to propose and contacted ” Love Picnic Paris” to set up one of our lovely surprise picnic wicker basket at the foot of the Eiffel tower. He pop up the question as he was popping up the bottle of champagne.
Olivier was a little distance away capturing the whole scene as it happened in a discreet manner. Funny enough, Monica had never been to the Eiffel tower side of Paris before. It was with a little surprise that she let her lover take her there for a summer afternoon. She was even more surprised to find out that there were a gourmet picnic all set up for them when they arrived at the Trocadero gardens. No need to say how taken back she was when Simon kneeled down and proposed to his lover. Monica cried, they laughed, kissed and cuddled. Then Monica finally realized they were being photographed!
Photography of your Paris engagement.
All of our gourmet picnics can be coupled with photography, either 1/2 an hour, one hour at the Eiffel tower. You can then extend your engagement photo session with Olivier to another hour or more at a different time of the day so that you get morning or afternoon light. From experience, we feel that the best would be to have your surprise picnic over lunch time, propose during the picnic hour. Let our photographer document the proposal and take you around the Eiffel tower and Trocadero site for one hour of photography.
You can then decide to meet up again at sunset at the Louvre gardens or the seine to complete your engagement session. It is a wonderful opportunity to have a professional photographer capture those magical moments while you are in the most amazing city of the world.
Our photographer would capture those moments in a lifestyle manner, with natural and unposed photos of the two of you. This way when you decide to marry, you can use those one of a kind engagement photographs as an invitation for the wedding or a signing book for your guests.
In any case, enjoy those few photographs from our couples engagement. Do not hesitate to reach out should you wish to propose while visiting Paris. Any of our gourmet picnic packages can be customized according to your special needs.
Paris engagement photographer and a gourmet picnic.
You may be flying to Paris for the first time this summer with your partner in crime. You are in love and intend to surprise your other half with an engagement ring. Paris is certainly utterly romantic. Simply, you are not sure how your plan is going to unfold. “Love Picnic Paris” is all about gourmet picnics and stylish photography. We have four delightful picnics you can choose from, all of which can be coupled with a photo session. We can also create a uniquely tailored engagement package that will service your special needs.
Once settled in Paris, you may just decide to wait for the right moment, and propose while strolling down a picturesque street of saint Germain des Prés or sitting down at a terrace of a cafe, sipping a glass of champagne. At the same time, you also want your proposal to be flawless, perfectly planned. You are not sure what might be the best place to propose. After all, it is your first trip to Europe. You are realising that you may need some help with a little planning.
Paris mon Amour!
You haven’t been sleeping well for the past couple of days! Proposing to the love of your life in Paris is certainly one of the most important step in your relationship. There is a little tension there that stick to your mind as your plane lands at Charles de Gaulle airport, rightfully so.
Your partner might want to have your proposal captured by a professional Paris photographer. “Love Picnic Paris” can assist you with the planning of a gourmet picnic coupled with creative professional photography in the city. Combining both a picnic with an engagement photography session is a wonderful idea. We are here to assist couple like you make their dream come true. Olivier is a very experienced professional Paris photographer. His work has been featured in Marie Claire, the New York times, Figaro magazine, Stern, El Pais and so on ….. He will capture your intimate moment with romantic photos in a lifestyle manner that you both will cherish forever.
A Romantic proposal in Paris.
Surprise the love of your life with a romantic gesture. You can propose during one of our gourmet picnic overlooking the eiffel tower, the gardens of the Louvre or the Luxembourg gardens. We will discuss in details what would be the perfect location with you. We will set up a romantic picnic with decor items to make it utterly romantic for the two of you.
Michal contacted us a few months back to help him plan his surprise proposal in the city. “Love Picnic Paris” planned the afternoon from A to Z. We agreed on the choice of their gourmet picnic menu, the location for the proposal, the time of the day for the event. Last we fine tuned all of the little details with our photographer.
Louvre Gardens picnic location.
The idea was to arrive at the Louvres gardens, surprise his girlfriend with our romantic picnic set up. Michal reached out to a chilled bottle of Dom Perignon to celebrate the moment. He cracked the bottle of champagne open and popped the question while Olivier was taking our couple surprise proposal photographs from the distance. Our photographer then moved closer, snapped a few more photos as Michal was giving the engagement ring to his girlfriend. Our couple were laughing and were utterly happy!
Total success ….
Our love birds enjoyed their late afternoon diner with foie gras, smoked salmon, a market salad, and other goodies. When Olivier returned to the picnic site, they were finishing a chocolate cake and wipped cream for desert. They were ready for an hour of engagement photos around the Louvre museum.
Paris engagement photos ideas.
Your Paris engagement photos with “Love Picnic Paris” are executed in a fun and lighthearted manner. We privilege the moment. We want you to be natural and simply be yourself during your engagement photo session. It is important to have a professional photographer who has a bit of psychology and understand human nature! We like to keep away from posed and stereotyped visuals that you see on the internet. Michal was a bit shy at first. Olivier had him relaxed very quickly and simply enjoy the moment. Our photographer did a great job in capturing their engagement proposal, the love for each other in beautiful Paris.
Your engagement photographs will be edited, retouched then sent out to you the very next day via “wetransfer”. You can order a uniquely crafted engagement album from us if you wish. Your proposal photographs may be later used for your save the date stationary. You can make an amazing I-phone high definition gallery that you can share with friends and family. Your Paris engagement photos are a wonderful idea for a creative sign in wedding book later on at your wedding reception. Don’t miss out on some great lifestyle photography.
Getting the perfect engagement photographer to capture one of the most important time in a relationship is I believe important! You will find below a few of the photos taken over an hour around the Louvre gardens.
Hiring “Love Picnic Paris” for your Paris secret proposal.
Reach out to us to find out how we can assist you with making your secret proposal and Paris engagement photo session a dream come true. We have a lot of information on our website that will provide you with some general ideas to begin with. You will find our different picnics in our service page. All of the photos are taken by Olivier, you may enjoy a selection of our professional Paris photographer ‘s work in our gallery page.
Please reach out via email and tell us a little bit about you. We would be delighted to be part of your special day in the city.