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How to Propose in Paris

Featured Paris Proposal Tips
  • Choose a special location to pop the question in Paris
  • Practice getting down on one knee beforehand
  • Think about what you will say
  • Make reservations so you have a reason to dress up
  • Hire a proposal photographer to plan and capture the moment

Since 2013, Flytographer has captured thousands of surprise proposal photos all around the globe. Explore romantic proposal ideas and tips from real couples, including their top proposal ideas and tips, and the best ways and the best places to propose in Paris. Explore our customers’ heartwarming Paris proposal stories below.

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Benedict's Proposal Story in Paris

What is your love story?

We met on instagram when my beautiful fiancé randomly followed me and I said "Hey, this girl is too beautiful for me not to take my shot." So I did and here we are almost 3 years later, engaged!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Paris is Uju's favorite city in the world so it was a no brainer.

What is your proposal story?

I purposely planned a "vacation photo shoot" 3 days into our trip to try and throw my now fiancé off the trail and make think it was a birthday trip. It had rained early that morning but the sun came up perfectly for the time for our shoot and my now fiancé was swept off her feet!

Proposed in Paris in August

Photo Shoot Location: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower

Rachael in Paris for Flytographer


Lee & Megan's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Hinge

What is your love story?

Within the first month of being together I knew she was the one. She made me smile every day all day. It was always a ray of sunshine in my life and never a bad day. And luckily it’s stayed that way a year later.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I wanted something magical that she could always tell stories about.

What is your proposal story?

We scheduled a morning shoot to limit the impact of other tourists. It was colder than could be but that also helped keep the tourism down. It was a surprise. She was unaware just simply we were doing a cute Parisian photo shoot. But everyone in both our families knew so they waited in excitement.

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Weather can be a huge factor. We knew it would be cold but didn’t realize how cold. Just so happened a large storm was coming in from the Atlantic. Make sure she doesn’t know! There’s nothing more magical than seeing her eyes light up even more when you pop the question than having the lovely Eiffel Tower in the background. Set up a nice dinner too for a celebration. We went to the top of the Eiffel towers for drinks then dinner at L’Oiseau Blanc.

Proposed in Paris in December

Photo Shoot Location: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower

Leo in Paris for Flytographer


Jojo & Gin's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

School

What is your love story?

We dated for a month 30 years ago when we were 17 & 18 years old. Went on our separate ways, had our own family. I became a widower and she got divorced. They one day 30 years after we reconnected on instagram and took the leaf of faith that same day to try it again. First love never dies!

Proposed in Paris in October

Photo Shoot Location: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower

Krystal in Paris for Flytographer


Drea & Brandon's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Work

What is your love story?

Well, we meet at work he worked behind me and every time I would look back I would catch him starring at me. ( cute right) well and older coworker of ours introduced me to him but him being so in love didn't speak to me. Finally we came into work and half the staff was out sick and we didn't know that at the time so we thought we were late of a surprise meeting or something but that's when he started to talk to me as a friend. Then one day he walked me to my car and said," You know I really like someone in the office." I'm like who (not thinking it's me) but then he said it was, and he asked me on a date and I said yes .... the rest is History... Literally Paris history lol!!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Btw: He prosed to me I just made the account for this website but he said the Taj mahal was to far away and this is the next best place to propose to a women who deserves the world!

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Be present and enjoy every moment and Uber or walk to the locations your taking photos at it will make you feel more in love because you will feel like your in a romantic movie especially if your doing a morning shoot!

Proposed in Paris in May

Photo Shoot Location: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower

Krystal in Paris for Flytographer


Joel & Nitalia's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

School

What is your love story?

We are high school sweethearts who made it through college and long distance over the course of our relationship. I decided to propose on our 7 year anniversary.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I remember 17-year old Nitalia dreamed of going to Paris and was obsessed with Audrey Hepburn's films that were shot there. I knew for years the moment would have to include a view of the Eiffel Tower.

What is your proposal story?

Long! Our flight left Sunday evening D.C. time and landed early morning Monday morning Paris time. Nitalia wanted to take a long nap to catch up on jet lag but I had to create a fake dinner reservation so she knew we had to get dressed and be at a restaurant (or, in our case, a bridge), by a certain time. Shoutout to Red Bull for getting our energy levels up just in time.

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Trust the photographers! I originally wanted a shoot in a different area but trusted Maria's recommendation who definitely saved us from being in very packed and touristy area which would have detracted from the moment.

Proposed in Paris in May

Photo Shoot Location: Bir-Hakeim Bridge & Eiffel Tower

Maria in Paris for Flytographer


Rodolfo & Inés's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Work

What is your love story?

I just don't know, Well, I only know :P

What made you choose this proposal destination?

She loves Paris and France, so when we were travelling there, I had to take that decisition

What is your proposal story?

I told her that we were having breakfast near the Eiffel Tower, It was difficult because I had the thoughts that she was suspecting something... In the proposal I was so nervous that I threw out the plan, and make the proposal as I wanted to xD

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Just do it with the love of your life, the place doesn't matter

Proposed in Paris in April

Photo Shoot Location: Must-See Paris

Maria in Paris for Flytographer


Vincent & Jaymie's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Work

What is your love story?

Love

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Paris

What is your proposal story?

Proposal

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Eiffel Tower

Proposed in Paris in April

Photo Shoot Location: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower

Leo in Paris for Flytographer


Jesse & Gabrielle's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Tinder

What is your love story?

I knew Gabrielle was “the one” when I remember looking at her one day and thinking “I’d be lucky to have a daughter like her one day”

What made you choose this proposal destination?

She gave me plenty of hints but ultimately, it was decided because it was super easy to plan thanks to Rachael.

What is your proposal story?

I was so nervous. Stressed about hiding the ring the entire trip. I took it from Florida to London to Paris and was extremely nervous the entire time. But one the day came and I popped the question, a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders when she said yes!

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Definitely recommend the location of Pont du Bir Hakeim. The pictures came out amazing!

Proposed in Paris in December

Photo Shoot Location: Bir-Hakeim Bridge & Eiffel Tower

Rachael in Paris for Flytographer


Elyse & David & David's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Friends/Family

What is your love story?

I have cerebral palsy that affects my memory and speech. He has autism, Asperger’s. We go to together so perfectly. Two peas in a pod. There isn’t anything he or his family wouldn’t do for me. Same with me and my family. He’s also very romantic. I really love that. I’ve never had someone treat me so special before. Like a real Prince Charming.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Paris was always a dream for me. So he made it reality. And then added proposing to me to make it even more special.

What is your proposal story?

Funny story. He opened the box upside down. We both have a nervous laugh. But that made us laugh even more.

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Only tip is to get engaged in Paris. It’s perfect.

Proposed in Paris in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Krystal in Paris for Flytographer


Matthew & Molly's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Hinge

What is your love story?

Right away! I just knew.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We had a pre planned trip to Paris and it just made sense!

What is your proposal story?

We were waking from our hotel to the Ritz for drinks and I convinced my girlfriend to walk through the park with me on the way. Our photographer was waiting there.

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Do it. Most beautiful place to do it.

Proposed in Paris in September

Photo Shoot Location: Louvre Grounds & Tuileries Garden

Mary in Paris for Flytographer


Stephanie & Natalia's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Bumble

What is your love story?

When adjusting small things to compromise were effortless because her genuine happiness was just as important and at times even more important than my own <3

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We’ve waited for this Europe trip for some time and Paris is ‘the city of love!’

What is your proposal story?

It was the date of our 4th dating anniversary and I had said I would like to take on the morning of our anniversary as a surprise date, leaving her the evening to plan for us as she’d like us to celebrate. Anxieties were definitely high THE date of, she felt I was acting weird, weirder than my typical anxious mornings and I’m not good at lying or keeping secrets so I would just react and tell her my morning surprise meant a lot to me and I wanted it to go perfectly! This seemed to keep her a bit patient with questions and I’m sure my anxieties made her feel it would be best for her to just let me be and do my thing; which was perfect for me! Right before meeting at the proposal location, I had a not so smart idea to grab coffee and a croissant which I had her rush to eat and throw out her coffee because I told her she couldn’t have anything with her for our date and we were waiting for someone who would be arriving soon. My hands were super clammy, which she ofcourse mentioned and I replied saying I was just very nervous for our surprise and to leave me alone! I saw the Flytographer, Rachael, taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower between the 5th and 6th pillar as planned, which we approached and Rachael slowly moved out of the space and away from us discreetly to continue taking pictures ‘of the Eiffel Tower’. I was super nervous and at a loss for words to bring about the perfect moment / connection to have OUR BIG moment! It’s a lot of pressure and the exact moment you can never plan for because it feels super surreal and all the planning and thoughts go out the window! But thankfully, with as much planning as I had done, I had some sentimental words come to me and I was able to take the ring out of my jacket sleeve, get on one knee (she was worried that my pants were light and the floor was wet and dirty! Haha) and open the box to ask her to marry me! I forgot to take the ring out! She put the ring on her own finger, bent over to give me a kiss and I got up to embrace her and our big moment together! I was shaking uncontrollably, as was she, she started hyperventilating and we reminded her to breathe and that the rush was normal! Wow!!! It all made sense to her in that moment! All the random weird anxious moments that led to this day! We were engaged!!! I then called over our photographer Rachael, introduced her to my now ‘fiancé’ and we went about our proposal photoshoot; which beautifully captured every sentimental moment we had that magical morning <3

Best tip for proposing in Paris

It is a wet and chilly city late in September / early October, make sure your attire works accordingly! And if wearing a hat, practice the proposal to make sure the hat won’t get in the way or block your partner throughout the proposal and photoshoot.

Proposed in Paris in September

Photo Shoot Location: Bir-Hakeim Bridge & Eiffel Tower

Rachael in Paris for Flytographer


Garrett & Ariel's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Friends/Family

Proposed in Paris in June

Photo Shoot Location: Louvre Grounds & Tuileries Garden

Leo in Paris for Flytographer


Abby & Rachael's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

School

What made you choose this proposal destination?

When thinking about where to propose to Rachael I knew I wanted it to be Paris. This city is the city of love and it didn’t let us down.

Proposed in Paris in June

Photo Shoot Location: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower

Olga in Paris for Flytographer


Ray & Carli's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Work

Proposed in Paris in April

Photo Shoot Location: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower

Krystal in Paris for Flytographer


Mike & Lily's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

She is a vet who cared for my dog

Proposed in Paris in February

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Krystal in Paris for Flytographer


Giovanni & Emily's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

4th of July in New Jersey

What is your love story?

I’m so happy fate brought Emily and I together. I was visiting a beach town in New Jersey for the first time in 2015. Unbeknownst to me, she would get a summer house there with her friends the last couple of summers. I thought she was so beautiful and spent the day getting to know her. However, I left not getting her phone number. Somehow the universe brought us back together. As I posted a picture that we took together in meeting on Instagram. (Not something I would usually ever do) Coincidentally a friend of mine from college and her hometown were dating, connected them dots, and then connected us. The rest is history!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Paris, the city of love ❤️

What is your proposal story?

Touring Paris St. Germaine during the day. Brunch at Cafe De Flore. Then some shopping. She bought new ear rings (the ones in the photos) I ordered a bottle of champagne to our room as we got ready and then we Taxi’d on over to the location. The entire taxi ride I was trying to keep things cool and act normal. While juggling remembering what I was going to say in my proposal in my head haha.

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Use flytographer. Get lost in the most romantic city and embrace it all!

Proposed in Paris in February

Photo Shoot Location: The Seine & Eiffel Tower

Krystal in Paris for Flytographer


David & Anna's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

We met in the military

What is your love story?

Anna was someone who walked into a classroom for a course we both were attending and walked into my life for the first time. She captured my eye with her perfect smile and I knew then that there was something special about her. We were friends for several years before she pursued me. Best decision I ever made in my life was going tot that course. The chain of events that led up to the moment Olga captured for us on Valentine's Day wouldn't be possible if I didn't.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

She would've never guessed it being so stereotypical.

What is your proposal story?

The big day was months in the making. Anna left for a military assignment in Germany and the moment she left me at the airport, I started to plan this out. Being in Europe already, I wanted Paris to be the place to "pop the question" . After consulting with two of her closest friends, we made the magical moment happen. Not to mention her two friends coming to Paris and surprising her.

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Trust your gut and never question when or where. If it's right in your head (and with some help from friends) it all falls together in the moment

Proposed in Paris in February

Photo Shoot Location: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower

Olga in Paris for Flytographer


Berkeley & Amy's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Friends/Family

What is your love story?

Amy and I have had an effortless relationship from the beginning. We met three years ago over brunch set up by some friends. We were both looking to remarry after divorces and were taking things slowly. Our chemistry was undeniable and our energy levels have matched from day one. I knew she was the one when my extended family started asking for her around family events rather than me.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I saw some dramatic proposal pics on Pinterest and on Instagram. Paris is widely known to be the most romantic city in the world. So, I wanted to treat Amy right. She had never been. So it was a twofer trip ... get engaged and see Paris.

What is your proposal story?

We flew in to Paris mid-afternoon on a Saturday. We had an engagement photo shoot all lined up for Sunday morning. (There was no surprise. With all the logisitics, we had to discuss it beforehand.) But Saturday evening we were pulled as if magnetically to the Eiffel Tower and grounds. Everyone feels it, we know. So we strolled along the grounds in the cool, dusk evening when I dropped on a knee, pulled out a ring, and asked her to spend the rest of her life with me. She squeeled and jumped and kissed and ultimately said 'yes'. She was ecstatic and immediately photographed her pretty hands and gorgeous ring and handsome man.

Best tip for proposing in Paris

100% you need to book a photo shoot with Krystal at Flytographer above the Eiffel Tower at Trocadero. The views are amazing and your photos will be unforgettable. Just show up and be your pretty self and Flytographer will take care of everything else. Worth every penny. And way better scene at Trocadero than down on the grounds by the Tower.

Proposed in Paris in November

Photo Shoot Location: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower

Krystal in Paris for Flytographer


Mark & Stephen's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

OKCupid

What is your love story?

I knew he was the one from the moment we met. It felt like time slowed down when he walked into my life. I think it's easy to enjoy the concept of a relationship when you're constantly doing things together, new experiences and the like. To be sure, those are great things, but they really only break the monotony, unless you're like really rich or an influencer who can travel constantly. For the rest of us peasants, and me in particular, I found the quiet, mundane day to day life just as fulfilling as the fun vacations, day trips, nights out, and all that jazz.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I have always wanted to go to Paris because of how magical a city it is. I wanted to go all out with this proposal, and where better to do that than in the most beautiful city in all the world.

What is your proposal story?

So, there were a bunch of thunderstorms that were supposed to blow in that day. It was the last full day we were going to be in Paris due to traveling to London and beyond for the trip so it was the only day that we could have shot the proposal. Fortunately the storms came in early enough that there was only some fog wreathing the tower which I think created a really lovely effect for the photos. So basically I told my partner that we were going to the museum at the Trocadero and that the museum had a dress code. There is a museum at the Trocadero, whether or not it has a dress code is in doubt. Suffice it to say, he knew something was up, but I managed to achieve an element of surprise since he isn't a morning person.

Best tip for proposing in Paris

The weather is kind of unpredictable at times, so be prepared for it to be too hot, too cold, make sure you are well hydrated. A lot of the more popular locations are usually in use because, well, they are popular locations. If you can, book a photographer, there's a pretty neat website that can help you with that.

Proposed in Paris in September

Photo Shoot Location: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower

Rachael in Paris for Flytographer


Baraka & Jamie's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Local Restaurant

What is your love story?

We met at a bar and chatted a bit, I had to leave early so we exchanged numbers and texted over a week . Planned a date at the same restaurant we met at. I arrived early, the second she sat down, we talked and laughed like we’d known each other our whole lives . Before the night was over , the peace in my heart was all the evidence I needed. We connected on every level imaginable. It is truly a case of spirits and souls being separated by the physical we just knew. Everything came naturally , the conversation , the smiles , the touches. We’ve been inseparable since that night in October and my heart is better of for it .

What made you choose this proposal destination?

When we first met over dinner, I asked Jamie what were some things in life she would like to do before she died. She said travel ( go to Japan ), watch whales swim and start a family. I initially bought tickets for Japan but they never opened up boarders due to the pandemic. I always knew I wanted to give her all of her wishes and let’s just say, Paris was the next best thing.

What is your proposal story?

Lol well it took some doing. I planned the trip successfully without her knowledge and successfully got her all the way to the boarding gate on the even of our proposal without her having any idea where we were going. The rest as they say is history. A few good people helped plan the photo shoot. My darling nice Brianna being one of them. Her friend Jannelle helped to prepare her for a trip without disclosing the destination and Krystal was amazing in suggesting the location and I just had to show up and knock out of of the park , 28 days of rehearsing the perfect knee and hand hold.

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Do it. Maybe during cooler months , but do it.

Proposed in Paris in September

Photo Shoot Location: Bir-Hakeim Bridge & Eiffel Tower

Krystal in Paris for Flytographer


Mary & Mary and Kevin's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Mary was traveling to St Thomas to launch her business on the islands. I am a native of the islands and was introduced to her via a friend.

What is your love story?

I met Mary in the United States Virgin Islands, St Thomas when she came to launch her business. After her shoot, that evening she came into the same club that I was in. We talked, she left and went out to the car with her driver and friend. I followed shortly. I saw her in the van, and was bold enough to come into the drivers side of the van and sit right next to her (her driver was attending to another matter). I just could not resist. She looked and me, asked if she could see my face, pulled down my mask and she kissed me, I then told her - let me show you what a real kiss is and I kissed her......she then said - you are going to fall in love with me! We then spend the next 7 weeks together, never leaving each others side. I told her I was going to marry her after 2 weeks of dating. I met Mary in April of 2021 and flew her to Paris in August, 2021 to propose.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I wanted to most romantic place in the world to propose. We have fairy tale story and I just wanted to make it special for Mary.

What is your proposal story?

I told Mary we were going to Paris to spend some time together. I told her that I had hired a photographer to capture some of our moments and wanted to her to dress the part for this special day. She had no idea that I was about to propose.

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Olga was fabulous and kept us updated on the weather. We were suppose to have the shoot on Sunday however rain was predicted. We ended up having the shoot at 7:20 am on Saturday morning which turned out to be the perfect time. No crowds, beautiful sky and breeze and the sun was at a perfect angle. Trust your photographer!

Proposed in Paris in August

Photo Shoot Location: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower

Olga in Paris for Flytographer


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