Feb 14th, 2019, 10:07 AM

Bang for Buck for a Parisian Valentine's Day

By Claire Price
Love is in the air for Parisians this year. Image Credit: Laura Ockel/Unsplash
Spoil yourself and your partner on Valentine's day with €100 or less.

Valentine's day can be more stressful than romantic when a night out can cost upwards of €200 on top of gift costs. Luckily, there are many ways to show someone you love them on Valentine's Day without going over €100. Airbnb has reasonably priced activities, like wine tastings, but you can walk around and eat delicious food, visit museums or even treat yourself and your partner to an evening of relaxation.

On Valentine’s day, restaurants are overcrowded, overpriced, and the quality of the food is lower. The recommended approach is a home cooked meal that can taste better and be lighter on your wallet. This way it is also more intimate, without other diners and waiters. However, if you want to eat out, there are ways to do it for cheap. Most restaurants are offering a pre-planned Valentine's Day menu for a fixed price. On Lafourchette, the best deals are easily accessible.

There is a restaurant for everyone’s unique tastes. La Min in the 11th offers a €40 per person French dinner with foie gras and the option of veal or sea bream as well as dessert. Taco Loco in the 19th offers a €40 experience with three courses of Mexican food. A traditional couple can opt for an Italian three-course meal for €49 in the ninth arrondissement at Via Mela where they offer burrata with truffle and speck as one of the appetizers on the Valentine’s menu. On La Fourchette, a 20% discount is applied to lower the price of a three-course Indian meal at Alloo Tandoori to €24.50 in the 18th arrondissement.

Wine tasting is the perfect romantic activity with your partner. Image Credit: Matthieu Joannon/Unsplash

For a more educational experience, Natalia on Airbnb offers a wine tasting for just €29 per person in Paris Divin Cave à Vin in the eighth arrondissement. This experience comes with four glasses of wine, two reds and two whites, as well as snacks like cheese and bread.

After eating and drinking, lovers can head over to the Musée Rodin, where couples are invited to take an evening stroll through the famous collection and beautiful garden. The cost is 20 euro per person unless you are an EU national aged 18-25 when the tariff lowers to just €15 per person. Hours are seven until ten thirty at night, but the last entry is at nine forty-five. Make sure you make a reservation before heading over.

The Rodin Garden at the museum. Image Credit: Kurtis Garbutt/Flickr

If you’re looking for something more relaxing, treatwell.fr offers reasonably priced couples massages. In the 15th, Spa Asian offers a hot oil massage with heated sheets for just €89. In the fifth arrondissement, Tuina Art offers a top rated hot oil couples massage for €100. Good Thai Spa offers an hour-long Thai massage for two in the 11th for €89.  

For a more active night, many artists are performing on Valentine’s Day. The most notable of which is Aminé whose tickets are going for just €29.50 per person. After eating and partying all night long, you are sure to have had a wonderful Valentine’s day, without breaking the bank.