It was only recently that, for the first time in over forty years, horse-drawn carriages again appeared on the streets of Paris. Now you have the chance to experience what it was like when Paris was a horse-powered city. A carriage ride is quite a unique — and romantic — affair. We've lined up what we think are the best options.
While a 4-person carriage tour makes for a wonderful family activity, we tend to think of it as more fairy-tale like, layered with romance. We suppose we think that way because of the options for rides featuring champagne, flowers, and even an opportunity for a marriage proposal. Let's look at some Paris horse and carriage activities.
This one-hour ride past the iconic monuments of Paris is perfect for romance, but it's also a good choice for a family, two couples, or a group of friends.
The ride begins at the Eiffel Tower (where there are plenty of opportunities for some memorable travel photos) and takes you at a slow trot past the Arc de Triomphe, along the Champs Elysées, around past the Grand Palais and Petit Palais and across the bridge to the Trocadero. If you choose the hour-and-a-half ride a bottle of champagne is included!
Absolutely amazing!! The best way to see the sights and with a glass of champagne! The guide was also fabulous. Highly recommend this."
– 5-Star Review
If you want to spend time in Paris with someone special, there's nothing quite as romantic as one of the horse and carriage activities arranged by our Paris Concierge.
Have him arrange a one-hour evening tour, taking off at 7 PM. Or opt for the Royal Horse & Carriage that leaves at 6 PM an includes a bottle of champagne to sip during your one-and-a-half hour romantic tour.
Our top recommendation, thought is two full hours on the Imperial Horse & Carriage Route that provides both a bottle of champagne and an unequalled view of the city. All carriage rides are available from Wednesdays to Sundays.
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There are many things in life you forget, but a marriage proposal isn't one of them… especially in Paris She (or he) will never forget the romantic horse-drawn carriage by the banks of the Seine, past the monuments, complete with champagne and roses — especially when you slip the ring out of your pocket.
There's no place better for one of life's very special moments than the most romantic city in the world. Our Paris Concierge can make it happen for you, and all you have to do is show up with your beloved. We also suggest you choose the professional photo option to capture the moment.
Imagine if you will — As dusk begins to fall in Paris, you are escorted into your private carriage for an exclusive illumination tour of the City of Lights. At 9 PM, dinner hour in Paris, your carriage pulls up at the base of the Eiffel Tower where you use your skip-the-line tickets to take the elevator up to Alain Ducasse's restaurant 58 Eiffel where you are lead to the table reserved for you for the 3-course Menu Opera. Including champagne, of course.
This is our favourite way to combine a carriage and a romantic meal, but our Paris Concierge can also arrange carriage tours followed by lunch — either at the Eiffel Tower or at a Latin Quarter bistro.
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