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.
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.
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.
Asim and Ravi in Paris a few days back photographed by Olivier over their gourmet picnic at the champs de mars. We set up our “amelie poulain” picnic at the foot of the eiffel tower for them. The weather was a bit edgy. We decided to opt for the champ de mars rather then the Trocadero because of shelter options on site in case of rain. Olivier had communicated the change of location via google map earlier on. It was Asim and Ravi first time traveling in Europe. Paris was their first destination, which were going to be followed by a few days in Rome and 10 days in Santorini.
Needless to say that they were both overjoyed. Meeting them was a lot of fun. It is always a gift to meet new people in the city. Enjoy a few of their honeymoon photos below. May be we will meet again! Warmest Regards from “Love Picnic Paris”
Greg and Annie fun afternoon with “Love Picnic Paris” at the Eiffel tower
” Love Picnic Paris” had a fun time yesterday with a lovely couple from Australia who flew to Europe for their Honeymoon! ” Love Paris Picnic ” is all about Paris! Our clients are friends, families and couples who wish to enjoy a special moment with a gourmet picnic and creative photography while they visit the city. We can orchestrate your secret Paris proposal, a family reunion, a friends get together, important moments in your life while you are vacationing in France.
Greg and Annie had a gourmet Picnic in Paris yesterday. Olivier took a few photographed with our couple in a lifestyle manner around the Eiffel tower and the trocadero site. I love those huge smiles and happy faces on Annie and Greg honeymoon photos session.
Annie contacted us from Italy a few days prior to their arrival in Paris. She wanted to surprise her husband with a gourmet picnic and a photo session. She decided to couple our “Amelie Poulain” picnic with one hour of photography around the Eiffel tower. Our picnic was all set up for them when they arrived at the champ de mars by 13h00. They settled down while Olivier snapped a few photos of the two of them to begin with; our wicker basket and a couple of red balloons in sight!
Our Amelie Poulain gourmet menu:
They ordered our Amelie Poulain gourmet picnic basket with traditional lemonade. Below is a recap of the menu they had over lunch time.
Baguette Tradition Planche du marché & Cured Meats: cured ham, saucisson hand selected cheeses.
Homemade tart with fresh market ingredients.
Fresh Market Salad.
Seasonal Fresh Fruit; Strawberries for desert!
You can find our four different picnic menus in “Love Picnic Paris” service page. You can easily choose your preferred picnic from this page. You can pick on the date and time in the roll down menu as well. You may add various options such as flowers, champagne and photography to your liking. Our mini photo session, half an hour of photography is charged at € 180. This includes a set of photographs all edited and retouched with a set of low and high resolution files both for the internet and printing. We make a point that we sent you all of the photos back to you via “wetransfer” the next day.
Once we’ve received your order, we will fine tune all of the little details with you. We will then ask you to pay for your picnic via paypal. You have 24 hours to complete your purchase. Please do not hesitate to share with us any special request that you may have.
What about if the weather is not cooperating!
The weather had been a little temperamental recently and we had our noises stuck to our weather forecast board the previous days.
The best location to set up a picnic for photos and vista is the Trocadero area. It is a large open space. It can be a little windy at times though. There are people passing by. Down below from the main square is always pretty quiet. You’ll get the most amazing view of the eiffel tower from across the seine. In case of possible rain & showers, we would set up the picnic on the other side of the park. It is a little quieter and at the foot of the Eiffel tower. We posted a few photos from the champ de mars area yesterday so that you can have a more precise idea of the site.
Picnic location on a rainy day.
The champ de mars area is usually where we would set up a picnic in case of rain. There is a shelter area just around the corner from our usual picnic set up with a view of the eiffel tower. This is exactly what we did for Annie and Greg. We first went to the Trocadero on the day. We then decided it would be best to set up the picnic at our location on the champ de mars after all. Olivier simply contacted our clients by phone with the map below to advise them on the final picnic location.
You usually have one hour to enjoy this very parisian moment. Once Annie and Greg had finished their picnic, they simply walk over to the seine with Olivier for their photo session. Looking at the final set of photographs, I think that everyone had a great time!
We ask you to be reachable by phone on the morning of your picnic. We may need to reassess our set up plans because of the weather. In case of possible rain, we would usually decide once we get to the site what would be the best possible set up for the day. We would then communicate the location via text message with a map.
We set up our first winter picnic for a family visiting the city from San Diego this past week. It rained on the day so we decided to have the picnic at one of the sheltered bench a few steps away from the Eiffel tower. This way they could enjoy our gourmet picnic “winter style” with hot coffee & tea and vegetable soup to start with. Our family had a family photo session with Olivier in the morning, they then headed to the champ de Mars for their lunch before visiting the Eiffel tower in the afternoon.
They had purchased Eiffel tower tickets online so that they easily passed the ticket office and the eternal queue of tourist, to reach the elevator which took them all the way to the third floor. It is an incredible experience to climb the tower all the way up and enjoy the incredible view over the city from up there. I was 8 year old when my parents took us there for the first time and i still vividly remember the experience; mainly my dad being sea sick! i remember this gigantesque view, the conquered tower, the grand adventure, running down the steps ahead of our parents, resting on each floor to the ground level again!
Photographer : Olivier Lalin
Connect to his instagram @weddinglight or his website to view some delightful Parisian style photo session.
If you are in need of a creative photographer while visiting the city, either for family portraits, an engagement session, a secret proposal, or simply creative visuals for your social media, get in touch with Olivier ; he simply ROCKS!
A few more words regarding our winter picnic now ready to order! If you are intending to visit the Eiffel tower, it is a great way to have lunch just before or after your visit. We would set up your picnic for you with balloons and blankets so that you do not have to worry about the logistic ( picking up or returning the wicker baskets ). The picnic location would be on the champ de Mars and easily accessible from the tower. We could alternatively set up our picnics at the Luxembourg gardens if weather allows. We would point you to the set up with geo localization and whatsapp in the morning of! We do love ( from time to time ) those new technology which made your life easier! Our winter picnic comes with a bottle of wine ( champagne optional ). It is served with tea and / or coffee, a hot vegetable soup, a market quiche, cheeses and selection of cured meat, fresh market salad and a dessert. ( fruits or chocolate cake ).
Our gourmet picnic can be coupled with a lifestyle photo session with Olivier either prior or after your lunch. A gourmet picnic with “Love Picnic Paris” coupled with a photo session is the ultimate surprise for a secret proposal in the city with your loved one. If you are flying over with your girl friend and are interested in our gourmet picnic / Photo session package during the winter months, reach out to us via email, we would be delighted to organise the day for you!
The price of our winter picnic is € 290 serving two, all inclusive, this is including the surprise set up. We are looking forward to many happy clients in the months to come.
Stay tune for more picnic surprises in our instagram as well; @lovepicnicparis
Summer time in Paris rocks! It is quite hot though, rule number one drinking LOTS of water and sipping on a glass of champagne here and there. Sepehr took his girlfriend to Paris for a few days. He had reached out to us to help him organize his proposal at the Eiffel tower! Great, this is exactly what we love doing most.
Those few words are taken from his first contact email to us; ” I’m very nervous about the whole thing and have no idea how any of it would work. ” I smile because it is quite often that we receive this kind of message.
We have somehow, quite unintentionally made it a specialty to cater for men looking for the perfect way to propose to their girlfriends while visiting Paris. And let me tell you; a gourmet picnic overlooking the Eiffel tower definitely rocks and is utterly romantic.
We had our photographer discretely photograph the proposal from the distance. Once Sepehr had proposed to his girlfriend, Olivier introduced himself and took a few more photographs at the picnic location while they opened the bottle of champagne. Sepehr and Hinu then enjoyed their gourmet picnic overlooking the Eiffel tower for a good hour and half. Olivier took them for a few more photographs around the Trocadero before they rushed to gare du Nord heading back to London.
By the time they arrived home, Olivier had edited and retouched a selection of 40+ photographs that were sent out to them on the very same day. They had gorgeous memories of their trip to Paris and some beautiful photographs to send out to friends and family the next day.
We received a few words:
It was great meeting you. ” Thanks for all your help. The photos are amazing. We both really liked them. Thank you ever so much for organizing our proposal in Paris “
David contacted us a while ago to organize a gourmet picnic for his secret proposal to his girlfriend Tiffany. I think the images speak for themselves. They had a wonderful time at the gardens of the trocadero overlooking the eiffel tower. The proposal was a total success. We had organized our Edith Piaf picnic for the occasion with a chilled bottle of champagne and a poenies bouquet.
Olivier took some photos discretely from the distance during the proposal. They enjoyed their picnic and had a photo session around the trocadero afterwards.
Beautiful afternoon in Paris, we wish them both a wonderful vacation in europe before heading back to Australia and a beautiful life together. Our Edith Piaf gourmet picnic is the perfect romantic outing to propose to your girlfriend in front of the Eiffel tower. We actually have different packages that can be customized with various photography sessions. You will find various prices on our Paris secret proposal page.
Do not hesitate to get back to us with an email if you have any question that come to your mind. We will explain to you exactly how we can assist you in making this moment unique and unforgettable.