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A wonderful Versailles engagement in the spring time.

January is a time to share some of the lovely Paris engagement & surprise proposal photo stories that we had the pleasure to organize with “Love Picnic Paris” this past year. If you visit our blog for the first time, we started ” Love Picnic Paris” over five year ago with the desire to share a little bit of our French culture & lifestyle. We designed 4 different French style gourmet picnics with our traditional wicker baskets and various decor items such as candles, cashmere plaids, cushions … for a very romantic experience!

Our gourmet picnics can be set up at various landmarks around Paris such as the Eiffel tower, the Louvre gardens as well as Versailles gardens.

Today we are blessed to produce our gourmet picnics for amazing clients who visit Paris from all over the world. We are excited to propose our picnics to many couples, families and friends as well as small and larger groups who sometimes visit the city for the first time. Some of our clients even do return to us for a new picnic experience a couple of years later which is very sweet!

Our goal is to create timeless memories with a unique French traditional experience for everyone to enjoy while visiting the city of love.

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A truly French gourmet Picnic experience.

A gourmet picnic with “Love Picnic Paris” is an adventure! It is a romantic and also a fun and delightful experience. It is about you and your partner, family and friends having a wonderful experience in the city. Lets enjoy a unique afternoon together, surrounded by beauty and French elegance.

Each of our picnics can be coupled with professional photography services. You will be flying home with wonderful souvenirs of your Parisian experience. Our photographer has the right expertise and a fun personality.

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A while back, Néo reached out to us with the idea of proposing to his long time girlfriend while visiting the city. Due to international Covid travel restrictions, his plans were delayed a whole year! We all had plenty of time to fine tune the perfect surprise gourmet picnic proposal. Most of our dear clients decide to propose in front of the Eiffel tower. Noah had the idea to take advantage of a day trip to Versailles to propose to his sweet heart. We thought it was a wonderful idea.

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Lets plan your surprise proposal at Versailles gardens.

First, we decide on the menu with our clients and the style of picnic they are after. Noah decided on our « Amelie Poulain » gourmet picnic with a bottle of champagne.

The next step is usually to fine tune the exact picnic location. In order to do so, we usually sent a map with a cross marking the spot. We then communicate detailed information as to how to get there. In case of our Versailles location, it is an easy walk down the main alley from the castle to the water boat area!

We do ask for a phone number so that we  communicate 1/2 hour before picnic time  the exact spot using whatsapp geolocalization which always come handy!

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Once the picnic is ready with balloons, blanket and all the different props involved, we send the green light!

Our professional photographer will document our client surprise proposal from the distance. He will then congratulate our couple and take a few more photographs when they toast and cheer to this beautiful day!

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Once the lunch is over, olivier will take our couple around the park for their engagement photo story. The process is fun and creative as you can see with this little selection of photos.

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Enjoy the engagement photos of Noah and Séverine. You will find all of the picnic order details with various options such as photography and flowers in our service page. The ordering process is easy! Do not forget to add a contact number, we will get back to you promptly to fine tune all of the little details together!

Although our Paris picnics are the perfect idea for a surprise proposal in the city, most of our clients are already engaged! You may order a gourmet picnic with « Love Picnic Paris » for a birthday celebration, a wedding anniversary, a simple get together after a Paris guided tour and many other occasions!

We do cater for small and larger groups as well so if you are visiting or planning a trip for clients, get in touch.

We are always delighted to answer all of your questions and make your dream come true! ❤️

Please note that we collaborate with amazing Paris based classical musicians. They are often quite busy with their schedules. It is good to reserve your musician a little early. Prices start at €300 depending availability.

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Family gourmet picnic at the Eiffel tower.

We would like to share another one of our week-end gourmet picnic with everyone. Our clients ordered our Amelie Poulain picnic baskets for their lunch at the Eiffel tower. We set up our picnic a little off the main path of the champ de mars. This way our clients could enjoy a little shade and a peaceful moment with their daughters. Oliver, our photographer took a few portraits of the family as well once they finished their lunch. The family photographs are gorgeous as usual. Having a family picnic at the Eiffel tower is a great opportunity to book a professional photographer.

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Enjoying Paris, love, fun and a romantic proposal at the Eiffel tower.

We assist our clients with the planning of their traditional French style gourmet picnic in and around Paris. Our various picnics are the perfect idea for a romantic proposal, a very special engagement as well as a family reunion, a birthday celebration and a lovers get together! One question comes back quite a bit when our clients reach out to us! What do you do in case of rain?

Sometimes it rains in Paris! We have had unpredictable weather forecast this summer, thanks to global warming situation!

It actually rained all morning today. We had a gourmet picnic planned at the Eiffel tower this morning. Ciaran ordered our “Amelie Poulain” with a professional photo session & proposed to his long time girlfriend. Many of you ask us about the rain situation. What to do in case it rains! Do you have a plan B!

Yes we do … Here is what we can do. In case of our clients engagement picnic at the Eiffel tower, we opted for our plan B.

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Paris picnic shelter – Champ de Mars.

We usually wait until the day of the picnic to decide on the perfect location. Our clients receive a general map of where about their picnic will be set up via email. We then communicate via text message in the morning and confirm the location again when the picnic is finally set up.

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There are quite a few shelters along the champ de mars who were built by Gustave Eiffel at the same time as he built the Eiffel tower. We decided to set up our morning picnic under one of those shelter due to the sudden rain. When our clients arrived to the site, the sky cleared out and it simply stopped. HOURRA …

The grass along the main alley being quite wet still, they enjoyed their picnic at that particular location. We set up their picnic on one of the traditional bench under the shelter.

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Ciaran proposed to his girlfriend as soon as they arrived to the site. It was quite moving for the two of them as it was for us too! They are young, beautiful, happy and in love! It is always a very emotional time to share with them. Olivier took some photos from the distance, introduced himself and took a few more photographs as Ciaran opened the bottle of champagne.

Perfect engagement session in beautiful Paris!

I LOVE the photos, they are so natural! Not posed, not set up, just simple beautiful portraits of the two of them with Paris in the background! The best photographer in town ….

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Should you plan to propose to the woman of your life while visiting Paris, get in touch. We will organize a delicious gourmet picnic for the two of you. Our professional photographer will capture your secret proposal in a fun manner so that both of you can enjoy the moment without having to worry about the photography.

You will find a few of our secret proposal options on our Paris Engagement page. We are here to guide you each steps of the way. We do have the experience and expertise to make sure that your secret proposal in Paris is going to be a total success.

Our photographer will edit, retouch and send the selected photos the evening of your event. You will have some gorgeous photographs of your Paris engagement to share with everyone back home on the day.

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Our favorite Paris engagement sites for your proposal.

Ciaran decided to propose at the champ de Mars overlooking the Eiffel tower. Some of our secret proposal favorite sites in the city include locations such as the Louvre, the Luxembourg gardens, the Eiffel tower area as well as the gardens of Versailles.

Here is another one of our Paris engagement event that we planned on the other side of the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero.

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It is all a lot of fun. We do LOVE what we do and want to make sure that you will have a wonderful time during your day with ” Love Picnic Paris”!

List of our favorite gourmet picnic sites for your Paris secret proposal & Engagement session.

  • Champ de Mars
  • Trocadero gardens
  • Louvre gardens
  • Luxembourg gardens
  • Ile Saint Louis
  • Versailles gardens

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Another one of our secret proposal at the gardens of Versailles, should you still be wondering where should you propose.

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Cody proposed to his gorgeous girlfriend while having one of our gourmet picnic at the gardens of Versailles!

 

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Each and every one of our Parisian proposal are quite unique. We want to make sure we understand our clients needs and special requests. Mark proposed to his girlfriend over at one our gourmet picnic. We had decided on the champ de mars overlooking the Eiffel tower for their Paris engagement celebration. Only we set up their gourmet picnic a little off the main site which can get a little crowded when the sun sets down.

There was a chance of rain on that day as well! It had been raining quite a bit in Paris lately. So we decided to set up their picnic close enough to one of the shelter we use in case of rain. We went out to purchase a couple of umbrellas as well! Lucky enough, the weather was quite nice and we all enjoyed a beautiful evening after all.

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Professional photography for your Parisian engagement.

Our professional photographer will capture your engagement in a discreet manner as you arrive at the picnic site. We fine tune all of the little details together via email so that the whole event is properly coordinated!

Having said that your Paris proposal is captured in a discreet and natural way. The evening light was really beautiful on this particular evening. Our couple look really happy in those photographs.  I do LOVE this big bunch of red roses!

Our photographer will photograph your proposal then take a few photographs of the two of you while you sit down at the beginning of your picnic. You can then enjoy each other over your lunch or diner. Once you are finished, you can just text us, we will come and clear everything up for you. This way you can enjoy Paris and the Eiffel tower with our photographer for the remaining time of your photo session.

It is a lot of fun!

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Our Paris Engagement photography can last from a 1/2 hour mini photo session to one hour around the Eiffel tower for our usual photo coverage. Here is another one of our Paris engagement photo story as an example that we did just recently with a lovely couple from Denver.

Enjoy the great photography from Olivier, and if you have any question, please do not hesitate to ask us!

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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!

 

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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.
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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.

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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!

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A Parisian style birthday picnic.

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.

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You will find a few videos of our champ de Mars picnics that we have posted recently on our instagram page .

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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 hellolovepicnic@gmail.com 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!

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Recap to order your picnic :

  • Head to our service page to choose your picnic style.
  • Add any options such as photography and champagne to your order.
  • Add a little note for special requirements.
  • Choose your picnic date and time ( do not forget to add a phone number with prefix )
  • Once we receive your order, we will get back to you to fine tune everything ( booking time 24 hours ).
  • You can pay for your order via paypal or a wire transfer.
  • Your gourmet picnic will be ready for you at your chosen Paris location.
  • Enjoy, it is a wonderful experience!
  • Once you have finished your picnic, we will take care of everything for you so that you can just enjoy Paris.
  • Our photographer can take you around the site for some romantic portraits or family photos.

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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.

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