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Icons of Paris provide some of the world's most romantic settings for a picnic

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No matter how banal it might seem to a modern traveller seeking extraordinary experiences, a picnic in one of the Paris parks is a truly amazing thing to do. On a warm summer evening, when you've had enough of walking around the city, such a pastime will provide the perfect end of a day.

One of the most popular places among Parisians and tourists are the banks of Seine River. As it runs through the centre of the city, it offers a lot of wonderful spots for a picnic, especially romantic during the sunset.

One of the prettiest summer traditions is to enjoy a sunset with a bottle of wine and cheese at one of the many cafes lined along the Saint-Martin Canal near Gare du Nord. Picturesque iron footbridges are also a popular spot for a picnic. You can have a glass of wine and the police won't mind since it's an old tradition. So give it a try and head to the canal to enjoy the sunset in the Parisian manner.

Champs de Mars, Quai de la Turnelle, or Parc de la Turlure (Square Marcel Bleustein Blanchet) are great spots to have a break. Paris is exceptionally beautiful bathing in a peach sunset glow, and the show continues when the sun sets—the Eiffel Tower starts glittering with hundreds of thousands of lights.

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