Feb 27th, 2023, 09:00 AM

Solo Date Ideas in the City of Love

By Kylie Fast
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Table for one?

Long gone is the stigma of taking one’s self out for an evening of fine dining and candle light glow—at least, according to social media. That doesn’t mean venturing out solo isn’t intimidating or even lonely at times. That’s why we’re here to give our readers ideas on how to spend their next solo date in what's known to be the most romantic city in the world. So grab some chocolate, prepare to smell the roses and try not to swoon over these AUP student’s solo date itineraries.

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Áine Friel

Activity #1: Wake up early for a feel-good gym sesh.

Activity #2: Whip up some post-gym homemade white chocolate waffles with raspberries and pair it with an oat milk matcha latte for breakfast.

Activity #3: Head to a bookstore, wander and read the backs of books.

Activity #4: Try the main salmon dish at Áine's fav restaurant Félicie.

Activity #5: Hop on metro line 4 to Chatalet to walk around, explore and listen to a true crime podcast episode from Áine's go-to station "Morbid".

Activity #6: Find a cute cafe, order "un chocolat chaud" and read.

Activity #7: Grab dinner at Áine's go-to in the 5th arrondissement "Ayadi Gourmet" who serve the best Syrian food. Áine recommends the Fatteh Magdousse (beef with a tomato sauce and roasted eggplant).

Final activity: Finish off the night with some skincare and a movie. 


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Luke Jacklin

Baseline criteria: A warm sunny day, not too hot.

Activity #1: Lunch at Luke's go-to restaurant, Kintaro.

Activity #2: Shall we say d’Orsay? After lunch a slow meander over to the Musee d’Orsay, Luke’s favorite museum, to enjoy some beautiful art.

Activity #3: Refueling after any museum trip is a must! Hit a bakery to grab some coffee a treat, and head to a nearby park.

Final activity: Some unwind-and-relax time in a park to soak up some sun.


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Kylie Fast

Activity #1: Start the day by heading to Le Jardin de Mademoiselle, a precious teahouse where one can live out all their tea party dreams.

Activity #2: Take metro line 10 to Jardin des Plantes, find a quiet spot to read and soak up the peacefulness of the park.

Activity #3: Once content with your reading, head to Kylie's favorite museum, the Muséum National D'histoire Naturelle. Not only is this museum unique (and just plain fun), but it also tends to have less foot traffic than some of Paris’s other iconic museums, making it ideal for keeping things low-key and relaxing (which is what solo dates should be all about right?!).

Activity #4: Enjoy dinner at Café Du Trocadéro which is directly across the street from the Eiffel Tower. Try the goat cheese salad (which is to. die. for.) and their champagne cocktail. Watch the our favorite iconic monument *sparkle* like the star she is and let yourself revel in that “Oh my god! I can’t believe I live in Paris!” feeling.

Activity #5: Once finished with your meal, stop by Kylie's favorite boulangerie, Les Petits Gourmands, for a sweet treat.


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Elora Heasley

Activity #1: Wake up early and head to PariSeven to get yourself a croissant and hot chocolate.

Activity #2: With precious cargo in hand, walk along the Seine until you reach the Notre Dame.

*Cue Crepe Intermission*

Activity #3: Next, pick between seeing a movie, exploring a new museum or making the trek to Elora's favorite museum, the Louis Vuitton foundation.

Final activity: Truffle pasta at Sonata!