Valentine’s Day can be one of the most stressful days of the year, especially in Paris where the pressure is on to push the boat out when it comes to finding a romantic activity. Yes, there’s always the Eiffel Tower and a boat trip along the Seine, but the hordes and the costs involved, as well as queuing times can make these clichéd activities more likely to provoke a tiff than a French kiss. Yes, you could also go down to the Pont des Arts bridge and lock away your love forever next to thousands of others. But what about doing something different? Lucky for you, your friends at The Local have come up with 10 alternative dates that are sure to make your partner feel extra special. From where to hideout with a glass of wine, to where to take a stroll through the city, we’ve selected some of Paris’ most romantic places to take your Valentine’s sweetheart and some of them are free.