The French capital has no intention of casting off its beloved status as the world's most romantic city. Its timeless splendours are there for you to enjoy à deux.

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Flirt By The Fire
First, there's the gorgeous glass ceiling, a proud souvenir left by our dear Gustave Eiffel. Then there are the soft sofas, where it's impossible to extract yourself one you've sat down. Don't forget the seductive woodwork and delicate lighting, two Don Juans of interior design. Finally, crackling and burning, there's the fireplace, an international symbol of, “Oh, how romantic!” Its perfect for whispering secrets over a sweet cup of tea, or sharing a steamy dinner of pasta with simmered truffle by chef Patrick Charvet.

La Chinoiserie at Hyatt Paris Madeleine, near the fireplace.
24 Boulevard Malesherbes, Paris, France, 75008
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Take Refuge in a Chalet
In the courtyard of Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme, safe from prying eyes, a chalet from the mountains is vacationing on the winter terrace. Here, a serene intimacy is preciously maintained with glowing lanterns, wainscoting and white furs abandoned on the armchairs— much cosier than sharing a shiver under a few lost snowflakes on the streets of Paris. There's no slipping and sliding here, only the apex of diners concocted by Michelin-starred chef Jean-François Rouquette: hot chicken pottage, cheese raclette, charcuterie from the Alps and more...

The Winter Terrace of Chalet Fleurier at Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme, until March 1st 2015.
Chalet can be privatized (up to eight guests).
5, rue de la Paix, Paris 2. Reservations are mandatory: 01 58 71 10 60.
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Steal A Kiss In A Carriage Doorway
Paris is full of them. Big ones, small ones, painted, renovated, hidden and exposed... grandiose double doors are to the French capital as yellow taxis are to NYC: a trademark. Though there are too many to count, some are worth taking the detour. Sneak down to rue de l'Université and enjoy the imposing entrance of number 51. The symmetrical stone benches and the wood reinforcement of the heavy, royal blue doors make the perfect backdrop for a stolen kiss. We have to maintain our clichés, after all.

Under the carriage doorway of 51 rue de l'Université, 6th arrondissement.
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Get Sentimental in Room 48 of the Louvre
On the list of unforgettable museums, Balzac's guaranties you the luxury of tranquillity. The ex-home of this famous author, nestled in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, is one of a kind. It includes an exceptional garden: secluded from the tumultuous city, not immense but as charming as it gets. After strolling through the hedges and roses, take a break on a white bench. And there, time will stop while history continues to be made.

Le Verrou de Fragonard, Louvre Museum, room 48, French Painting Department.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 18pm
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Frolic In A Writer's Garden
On the list of unforgettable museums, Balzac's guaranties you the luxury of tranquillity. The ex-home of this famous author, nestled in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, is one of a kind. It includes an exceptional garden: secluded from the tumultuous city, not immense but as charming as it gets. After strolling through the hedges and roses, take a break on a white bench. And there, time will stop while history continues to be made.

La maison de Balzac, 47 rue Rayounard, 75016
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 18pm
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Sip A Soda on a Hidden Terrace
The name speaks for itself. The greenhouse attached to the painter Ary Scheffer's house, now a museum, is an inspiration for romantic souls. Inside hides a tearoom bathed in beautiful vegetation. Outside, in the paved courtyard, a few wrought iron tables and chairs bask in the sunlight. Take a seat near the rosebush, its smell floats through the air as your soda fizzes. Bluebells and buttercups are in on the game too, shamelessly wooing you at this bucolic stop. Cheers!

Accessible via the Musée de la Vie Romantique, located at 16 rue Chaptal in the 9th arrondissement.
Open from mid-March to mid-October, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
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Inspire a dizzy love spell
Up there, perched in an ivory tower on the 34th floor, time stands still as the ice cubes in your cocktails disappear. The call of the void, a dizzy spell? Down below, Paris twists and turns. Come a little closer to the windows; the sunset won't be much longer now. And there it is, the stars weave in and out behind the Eiffel Tower, slowly slipping behind the roofs of Paris, to peacefully fall asleep beside La Défense... Fleeting, but memorable.

Bar La Vue at the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile
3, Place du Général Kœnig
Paris, France, 75017
Open Sunday to Wednesday from 5 p.m - 1 a.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.