Nothing is quite as romantic as walking through the streets of Paris on a winter day. Paris is a city of grey light. Everything looks grey. It's often cloudy and grey. Wintry and grey. But the architecture, the river Seine, the Eiffel Tower...all of iconic Paris make the city so moody, so romantic, so beautiful.
And on a cozy corner in on the banks of the Seine, you'll find Laperouse (51 quai des Grands Augustins), one of the top romantic restaurants in the city. It was founded in 1766 in a private mansion and is known for it's traditional French fare. This Valentine's Day, they have a menu which includes foie gras, scallops, quail, truffles and lots of chocolate.
It also has the swanky Velvet Bar decorated with antiques, velvet armchairs, a bookcase and a fireplace. They serve tapas and have a pianist on Friday and Saturday nights.
Here's a rose stand from Au Nom De La Rose taken in Paris by blogger Angela Murrills. If you're in Paris, it's a must. When you buy flowers from them, they line the shopping bags with rose petals. So "ravishingly" beautiful.
For more ideas on Paris' top romantic restaurants - Check out Context Travel's "Romantique Parisian Valentine's."