Brittany and Kreg enjoyed an afternoon at the champ de mars overlooking the Eiffel tower with one of our lovely gourmet picnic. They secured our Edith Piaf gourmet picnic a few weeks ahead of time. At the same time, they booked Olivier for some lifestyle photos around the Eiffel tower. No special occasion to celebrate apart from the fact that they loved the idea of having a gourmet picnic all set up for them in the most gorgeous city of ours. A lifestyle photo session is also a lot of fun. It is the opportunity to have some beautiful photos of yourself and your partner done while visiting the city.
Olivier took our couple around the Eiffel tower for one hour following their lunch. He had all of the photos edited down to over 100 final images all retouched. They were sent out directly to Brittany’s email via wetransfer in high definition a couple of days later. We love the result! Our couple are really happy with our photographer. They surely had a lot of fun in the process and I think the result shows it!
You dream to engage in Paris. We are ready for you!
It is always such a great pleasure to meet new clients in Paris. Specially at this time of the year, considering the circonstances, it is really exciting to welcome Lovers, partners in crime, friends and families again! Nik had got in touch a few weeks ago so that we could assist him with his proposing to his girlfriend. We decided on an early afternoon gourmet picnic. Nik settled for “Jeanne” with macarons, chocolate cakes, seasonal fruits from the market, more sweets and a bottle of white wine with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers.
Classical musicians for the best Paris proposal.
We organised a violon alto and a cello to play some classical music for their arrival & while Nik proposed to Alex! We are downloading a sample video on our instagram page. So watch out, it is simply beautiful to listen to. Those musicians rock, it was really moving to listen to. If you are looking for musicians to perform during your Paris proposal, make sure you get in touch a few weeks in advance. This way we do have plenty of time to get everything organised.
Romantic photography, fun and simply beautiful.
The photography is stunning! We had a great couple, just so happy and in love with each other. The photos turned our beautifully. Olivier is a real artist, he has this thing to make his clients relax and have a good time with him. We propose 1/2 hour romantic photo session as well as a full hour with Olivier. Olivier would usually take some photos when you arrive at the picnic. It is actually the best time to propose to your girlfriend. You can then enjoy your gourmet picnic overlooking the Eiffel tower. You can then enjoy another 1/2 hour of lifestyle photography with one of the best photographer in town.
The photos are all color corrected and retouched if need be. They will usually be sent over to your email the next day via wetransfer.
Voila as we say in France!
Anything just ask, get in touch via email we would be delighted to HELP!
There are 1001 ways to enjoy a birthday celebration in Paris. Our client contacted “Love Picnic Paris” to surprise her husband with a gourmet picnic at the champ de mars for his 40th birthday anniversary. We suggested a spot we favor off the main path of the park. Considering that the Eiffel tower stands at the edge of the park and that the surroundings are considered to be the number one touristic destination in Paris, it is surprisingly quite peaceful. It is also one of our favorite picnic location alongside the Trocadero gardens and the Luxembourg gardens in saint Germain des Près. Steps away from the Eiffel tower, you feel like you have the city to yourself at this champ de Mars picnic location! There are also lots of gorgeous trees on the site where one can shed in case of a summer heat wave! It is also a perfect way to end a morning tour with your Paris tour guide.
You will find a few videos of our champ de Mars picnics that we have posted recently on our instagram page .
End your Paris morning tour with a picnic.
Actually, If you require any tours of Paris, please let us know and we would be happy to pass on the contact details of a fantastic small business. They specialize in classic but also quirky, off-the-beaten track neighbourhood gourmet and walking tours, as well as a large selection of children’s tours and more! You will discover Paris with interactive and intellectually stimulating walking tours, introducing local artisans and gourmet connoisseurs in a relaxed atmosphere with exclusive behind-the-scenes visits.
Choose your preferred picnic style.
We have four different gourmet picnics to choose from. I would suggest you head to our service page for an overall view of our 4 different picnic styles. Jolinda opted for our ” Edith Piaf ” romantic picnic set up which we customized for her. Her picnic came with a traditional baguette, a selection of cold meats as well as a selection of French cheeses. They enjoyed a vegetable quiche with a fresh market salad followed by roast beef and ratatouille. She surprised her husband with a chocolate birthday cake. ( We added a few candles and a lighter for the event ). Our romantic French style picnic is served with a bottle of champagne and macarons for the sweet tooths.
French style deco and creative photography.
While our first three picnics come with a traditional red squared blanket & our traditional wicker blankets, ” Edith Piaf ” is a little more elaborate! we will have your gourmet picnic all ready for you to enjoy with our baskets, cushions, an umbrella, balloons, candles. We collaborate with a professional photographer who can capture those precious moments for you. Olivier took a few photos of our clients when they arrived at the picnic so that he could capture the surprise effect! Once our clients finished their lunch, Olivier took them around the champ de mars for a mini walking tour around the eiffel tower so that they have gorgeous memories of the day in the city. They had a great time and it was a lot of fun for us to put everything together.
Visiting Normandy during your stay.
We would like to reming you all that we are now proposing picnics in the Normandy Region. If you are planning a trip to the D Day beaches, get in touch with us. We would love to set up one of our surprise picnic for you while you are traveling through Normandy this summer.
You will find a little more information in our “Travel to Normandy” page. Do not hesitate to reach out with any question, we would be delighted to assist you with your France travels experience.
It is this time of the year where many of you are planning their summer vacation to France. Many of you have had their suitcase packed with a few essentials, some great books, and a passport ready for a while! Well, finally summer has arrived! “Love Picnic Paris” is getting prepared to welcome all of our future clients to the city. For the ones who discover “Love Picnic Paris”, a few words of welcome. Let us introduce our delightful Parisian style gourmet picnics.
We offer 4 different gourmet picnics that you can order directly while visiting our service page.
The process is simple. You first choose your preferred picnic style from our classic “Léon picnic” to a more elaborate “Amelie Poulain picnic”. We also have a choice of a sweet picnic for the afternoon as well as our special “Edith Piaf gourmet picnic” catered specially for lovers and a romantic afternoon. All of our picnics include a surprise set up. Your picnic will be ready for you with its traditional wicker baskets when you arrive on site. You can enjoy your time with family and friends without having to worry about the logistics. Everything is taken care of for you.
How to process your picnic order.
Once you have chosen your style of picnic with your selected menu, you can add a few options such as a bottle of champagne, a bouquet of flowers. We can assist you with the finding of a professional musician. Our creative photographer will be delighted to guide you through the streets of Paris for some great photos. The process is easy and can be completed in a couple of minutes. You have the possibility to add a note to your order should you have a question or a comment. We will get back to you promptly within the next 24 hours. Once you have completed your order, click and send.
You will receive a confirmation email including your picnic order details. Payment can be done once we have finalized location and timing with you via email.
Your Paris picnic location.
Once we receive your order, we will reach out to fine tune everything with you. At this time, we will suggest a few sites around the city where we could have your picnic ready for you to enjoy. We will go through the delivery and picnic set up with you, making sure that nothing is missing to your order. We will then reserve the date and time for you with your chosen location. The gardens of the Trocadero with the view of the Eiffel tower is an old time favorite. The Trocadero area is the perfect location to take some gorgeous photographs with the Eiffel tower in the background. The gardens of the Louvre as well as the Luxembourg gardens are also possible locations for you to enjoy one of our delightful picnic. By the way, all of our picnics come with our traditional French style wicker baskets. They are all crafted by les Jardins de la Comtesse. Once everything is finalized, you can pay for your order via paypal or a wire transfer.
A gourmet picnic for larger groups and corporate events in Paris.
For picnics over 8 clients, should it be for a birthday celebration or a corporate event, it is best tosend us an email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our contact page. We will customize directly one of our gourmet picnic together. Our group picnics generally take place at the Champ de mars overlooking the Eiffel tower or the gardens of Versailles. You will find on this article a few photographs illustrating one of our most recent group picnic at the champ de mars. All of our picnics are set up in a traditional manner with our wicker baskets, our red squared picnic tablecloths, balloons and flowers. We propose in our menus a selection of French cheeses as well as a selection of cold meats. We will prepare a selection of tasty vegetable quiches and market mixed salads with french breads and traditional chips. Our favorite deserts are usually chocolate cakes with a lemon yogurt homemade cake!
Summer time in Paris, at the Trocadero gardens enjoying one of our gourmet picnic basket to celebrate a birthday celebration. We are now starting to take your picnic orders again for the following months either for a Paris picnic or your trip to Normandy. Christian and Amanda enjoyed our “Edith Piaf” deco style picnic coupled with a photo session at the foot of the Eiffel tower. You will find a few photos of their gourmet picnic below.
We organised flowers from “Une Maison dans les Arbres” for Amanda’s birthday. Our couple had a wonderful time. It was a lot of fun to assist Christian with the planning of his wife’s birthday.
Should you be interested to have “Love Picnic Paris” set up one of our gourmet picnic in Paris for a special occasion, you will find our four different menus in our “gourmet Picnic service page“. We would need a date with the time of the day you wish to enjoy your picnic. You can add extras to your picnic order such as a lifestyle photography session. You can add flowers as well as a bottle of champagne and a musician for a secret proposal or an engagement at the eiffel tower. Anything is possible! You will find a “special request and diets restriction box” to add any comment and special wishes for your afternoon with us.
All of your picnic orders include our surprise picnic set up. All you have to do is enjoy the moment with your loved ones. We will be present at the end to clean everything up as well for you. DO not forget to add your phone number to the order with the country prefix so that we can get in touch if need be.
We are getting a lot of orders that we cannot reply to because of errors in the emails. Please double check that your email is the right one. Any questions, do get in touch, we would be delighted to assist you with the planning of a wonderful picnic for your special occasion.
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.
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.