The release of One Day on DVD has got us feeling all romantic. If you're feeling the love too, why not follow in Emma and Dexter's footsteps for the ultimate Valentine's Day...
Is there a more perfect city for Valentine’s than Paris? The ultimate home of romance, it even brought One Day’s Emma and Dexter together after years of their ‘will-they, won’t they’ relationship. So if you’ve only got one day to seduce someone, here are the perfect places for l’amour…
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9.30am: Follow in Dexter’s footsteps and catch the Eurostar to the Gare du Nord.
10am: Wander hand in hand through one of Paris’ parks. The famous Luxembourg gardens are a favourite with fashionistas and celebs but the most romantic has to be Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, with its lake temple and waterfalls.
11am: Walk to Belleville, home of Emma’s fictional flat, passing the plaque marking Edith Piaf’s birthplace at 72 rue de Belleville. Then stroll along the tree-lined waterside of the Canal Saint-Martin, and see if you’re inspired to re-enact Emma and Dexter’s kiss.
Noon: Stop for lunch at Chez Prune on quai de Valmy. Curl up in the traditional cafe’s cosy banquettes and soak up the boho atmosphere over a sharing plate.
1.30pm: Hop on the metro to Montmartre, where the Wall of Love (www.lesjetaime.com/english/lemur.html) in Square Jehan-Rictus is inscribed with ‘I love you’ in 311 languages. Just in case you need any inspiration.
2.30pm: Recreate one of the most romantic images of all time outside the Hotel de Ville, the Kiss on the Sidewalk by Robert Doisneau. Photographer optional.
3pm: Stroll across the Seine on the Pont-Marie, known as the bridge of lovers, or the Pont des Arts. Legend has it that if you kiss under the Pont-Marie and wish for eternal love, you’ll get your desire, while the lovers’ padlocks decorating the Pont des Arts have made it the ultimate Parisian romantic rendezvous from Sex and the City to films galore.
4.30pm: Head to the Musee Rodin (www.musee-rodin.fr/) to see the artworks in the museum’s beautiful gardens, before sharing a kiss by the famous sculpture, The Kiss.
6pm: Skip the queues at the Eiffel Tower and cross the river to snuggle up on one of the secluded benches in the Jardins du Trocadéro for a more romantic view, watching it sparkle for 10 minutes every hour after dusk.
8.30pm: Dress to the nines for an ultra-chic Paris Illuminations evening cruise with a three-course meal as you float past the lit-up city. Or for a candlelit dinner on dry land, the stylish Palais-Royal restaurant looks out onto beautiful gardens.
11pm: Dexter and his ex-wife may have blown the budget at the Georges Cinq, but for serious style, head to the boutique hotels of the 11th arrondissement. Each room at the Standard Design Hotel is decorated in a different colour, while the funky Le General hotel has Philippe Starck furniture to offset the futuristic design.
Tomorrow, it might be time to head home… but you’ll always have Paris.