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.
We probably should just let those gorgeous romantic couple photographs of our most recent Parisian engagement gourmet picnic speak for themselves!
I love everything about those romantic eiffel tower engagement photos. All about LOVE, they are fun, full of life and happiness. Our goal at “Love Picnic Paris” is to create a unique experience for all of our couples and groups visiting the city. Whether it is an engagement, a secret proposal, a birthday, a family reunion or simply a fun get together with friends, you will enjoy a wonderful Parisian experience with our traditional gourmet picnic and some stunning photography.
We share with our international clientele our love for French traditions. “Love Picnic Paris” team imagined 4 classics French style picnic menus which we set up and serve with our traditional wicker baskets, red blankets and balloons at various landmarks in the city.
We have a passion for the arts, great food as well as creative photography. ” Love Picnic Paris” collaborates with the dream Paris photographer who excels at getting the perfect shot for our romantic couples and fun parties.
About our lifestyle photographer: Olivier’s photographic style is grounded in French classic reportage photography.
With a very lively personality, passionate about his craft, our photographer is a lot of fun to be with. He knows exactly how to make you feel at ease in front of his camera. Olivier has an attention to details, perfectly understands your special needs and produces one of a kind visuals. If a photography session in Paris is a must, you deserve the best for your engagement photos. Do not worry if you are a little camera shy, our professional photographer will guide you every steps of the way.
Your Parisian visit is one in a life time adventure for all of you. May be it is the first time that you travel to Europe. You want to head back home with the most amazing memories of your stay and beautiful souvenirs of your Parisian story.
From Brittany Patterson : “This was one of my best experience in Paris! The food was delicious in the most magical setting. We did the photo shoot with Olivier and the pictures far exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!”
We aim to celebrate Love for LIFE in the most amazing city with all of our clients. We have a passion for simple things in life, great food, traditions, good wine, nature, culture and beautiful friendships. If your dream to propose to the woman of your life in the city of love, and are seeking advice, you are in very good hands.
We do care about our clients & love sharing our expertise and passion with each and everyone of you.
The most amazing parisian engagement at the Eiffel tower.
You guys deserve the best. Because we love people, it is always a real pleasure to meet new faces in the city. We grew up with the French tradition of going out for a family picnic in the week-end. Being creative minds, we enjoy sharing our passions with others. This is why we started ” Love Picnic Paris” a few years back.
French tradition with simple things in life, attention to details, gorgeous gourmet picnics and amazing photography with no posed or stereotyped images is what we aim for. You are unique, our services are customized to your very specific needs.
Gorgeous proposal at the champ de Mars overlooking the Eiffel tower. See map and detailed location.
A lot of our clients decide on the Eiffel tower area to enjoy their gourmet picnic and a professional engagement photo session. We can also suggest a few other very pretty location in and around the city should you be looking for something a little different. Below you will find some of our favorite picnic locations that we recommend to everyone.
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.
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.
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.
Champ de Mars gourmet picnics & secret proposal idea – Rain option site.
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 ….
A unique celebration for the perfect parisian engagement.
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.
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.
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!
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.