We are the Number One Paris picnic company! Very proud to have launched a gourmet picnic trend in Paris back in 2006. We have been setting up our gourmet picnic at the Eiffel tower and Versailles for numerous clients from all over the world. It has been a lot of fun. The 2023 Paris picnic season is just about to begin. We are already booking our gourmet picnics for couples, families and larger groups up to october 2023!
Today, we wanted to publish a story from this past summer with a family from Porto Rico. It was the 14th of July, our national French holiday. I remember the date because we rarely set up Picnics on the river seine. Only the champ de mars area was all locked off, getting ready for the evening firework celebration. Our clients wanted a view of the Eiffel tower to enjoy their picnic experience in the city rightfully so!
Big blue sky, some colorful balloons, our traditional wicker picnic baskets, red roses, a bottle of champagne orchestrated the perfect Paris birthday celebration.
Paris spring time engagement photos with “Love Picnic Paris”
It is still a little cold in Paris. It does feel like spring is on its way though. There was a beautiful light outside early morning. Soon terraces of cafés are going to get full again & parks around the city are going to get busy. Paris spring time mark the beginning of our picnic season. We will be setting up our gourmet picnics at various parks in the city and Versailles. We are already quite busy with spring time bookings. If you are planning to get engaged in the city, now is the perfect time to get in touch. We would be glad to plan your engagement picnic at the Eiffel tower or Versailles estates. Head to our proposal page, you will find our gourmet picnic & professional photography package.
Todays clients are enjoying our Stylish romantic deco gourmet picnic at the Trocadero gardens. The Trocadero gardens is a little higher up from street level. You will enjoy one of the best view of the Eiffel tower from the distance accross the Seine.
“Love Picnic Paris” will arrange date and time of the day with you. It is probably best to set up a picnic late afternoon if you wish to have some professional photos. Your gourmet picnic will be set up with our traditional wicker baskets, vintage table cloths, romnatic cushions, designers umbrellas, candles, plaids and blankets, candles, a customised menu. Our deco picnic is served with a bottle of chilled champagne to set the atmosphere.
A gourmet picnic with “Love Picnic Paris”
A few things to know if you are planning on reserving a picnic with us. First book your picnic early if you can. We only do one picnic at a time. We are having to refuse clients because the date and time is already taken.
Head to our picnic order page, start processing your order. Payment is processed once we approve your order. You are more then welcome to leave us a note with any specific information. We will respond within the next day.
We propose a few options such as flowers, champagne ( included with our deco picnic ), professional photography, musicians for a designed proposal and the service of a professional magician for parties. Prices are on the order page of our website.
All of our picnics are set up for you prior to your arrival. You do not pick and and return baskets, we will take care of that for you. We would be on call while you enjoy your picnic. We will dismantle your picnic for you as well so that you can just carry on with your visit without having to worry about a thing. Your spring time engagement photos will be magical. Your birthday celebration with be amoment to remember.
“Love Picnic Paris” propose picnics primarily around the Eiffel tower as well as the gardens of Versailles. You will find a lot of various picnic events in our pages. Do not hesitate to reach out if you are looking for something special.
A Paris Party picnic for your special occasion.
“Love Picnic Paris” propose gourmet picnic not only for LOVERS for also for birthday parties, bachelorette parties as well. Our party picnics can be set up for you either around the Eiffel tower or the gardens of Versailles. We can cater for up to 30 guests with our traditional gourmet picnic set up. You will find below a couple of party picnics which we organized for larger groups.
Have you ever dreamed of a romantic gourmet picnic facing the Eiffel tower in Paris? “Love Picnic Paris” produces the most amazing picnics in the city. We propose 4 different picnics styles from a traditional gourmet picnic to a more glamorous set up with decor. If you are interested in having us organizing one of our picnic, I would suggest that you first head to our service page. You can decide on a picnic with different options such as flowers, champagne or photography. You can select a date and time of the day, where & when you would like your picnic to be set up. We have made the process very easy for everyone.
Lets get engaged in Paris … Our Paris picnics are for everyone to enjoy; friends getting together, families visiting Paris, birthday parties, bachelorettes and proposals in the city. We often assist young men flying over to the “city of LOVE” with their girlfriend. Reach out if you have the intention of proposing to your partner during your trip to France. We would be delighted to help with all of our expertise. A Paris secret proposal is a lot of fun to organise. Once you reach out to us, we will detail how we will assist you with your day planning. We will put together the most exciting surprise for the special occasion. We work with a wonderful professional photographer in Paris as well as experienced classical musicians. Trust us to plan of a flawless secret proposal.
Enjoy a few photographs of a romantic picnic from Olivier from @weddinglight below.
Event planning for a larger party picnic.
We are often asked whether we produce larger scale events? The answer is YES, we do. Should you be interested in having us plan a gourmet picnic at the Eiffel tower for a group, please send us an email with some details of your event in the city. We can produce gourmet picnics for up to 30 guests either in Paris or Versailles gardens. Birthday parties, bachelorette, family get together are a wonderful occasion to celebrate Paris in style. Reach out to us, we will guide you every steps of the way.
Meanwhile enjoy a little photo story of a romantic picnic we organised for a wonderful couple from New Jersey this past summer. All of our picnics can be coupled with great photography.
Love Picnic Paris for a unique Parisian engagement.
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.
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!
Lets enjoy a professional photographer for your Paris engagement.
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!
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.
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.
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 LOVE our job at ” Love Paris Picnic “. We get to meet wonderful clients. It is fun and exciting to prepare our gourmet picnics in traditional wicker baskets every day. We take great pleasure to set them up at different beautiful locations in Paris and Versailles. A picnic birthday celebration is a blast specially when our client is turning one year old. We had a special request for a chocolate and vanilla strawberry cake which our bakery at Versailles prepared for us. It was all Yummy! Dad and Mum ordered salmon and chicken sandwiches that we served with a market vegetable salad along side a selection of goat cheeses.
Olivier, our creative photographer was part of the game. He produced gorgeous lifestyle family photos along the water where we had set up the picnic with cushions and umbrellas for the sun. Mum and Dad had a wonderful time as well. Those family photos are really to die for. I specially love the one where she played with our red balloons.
Our little princess has already booked us for her two year old birthday anniversary. So long till next year at Versailles gardens for another fabulous gourmet picnic birthday celebration.
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.