10 unsual dates for Valentine's Day

Published on 17/01/2020

10 minutes of lecture

As you know, Valentine's Day is approaching really fast. And Valentine's Day equals romanticism. We will avoid the typical clichés "it's a commercial party", "it's not romantic", etc ... but let's be honest we all like to be spoiled and spoil the person we love. BUT at Tipii ’we love to stand out, play with limits and frankly try some weird stuff. This is why instead of suggesting you ultra typical dates from the little angel in a diaper, we are going to interest you in 10 unusual activities, a little WTF to celebrate Valentine's Day. In addition to that, we will give you a few addresses in France and Belgium to avoid searching everywhere on the net!

This is obviously not recommended for people who are claustrophobic, alchluophobic (fear of the dark) and speleionophobic (fear of basements). But for people looking for new adventures, who dream of discovering the underside of Paris and who are looking for a rather unique experience! Apparently it’s thrilling.

You can obviously visit them by the tourist access or so if you want to play it a little rebellious, outlaw you can always find an access by "the entrance of the Underworld" at the bottom of a small tunnel of the old line of Parisian Little Belt Railway. But beware, it has been illegal to go there since 1830 outside the official Catacombs of Paris. If you know cataphiles (the regulars of the catacombs) turn to them, it is useless to get lost in the guts of the capital… According to the numerous testimonies of cataphiles, going there means entering a parallel world in the basements of Paris. As if you weren't actually there. This can create a slightly… different atmosphere?

1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris (Official address)

For a sporting activity, you will be served. But don't expect too much, unfortunately we are only muggles. The game takes place on the ground and not in the sky on a magic broom to chase the golden snitch. This is the only disappointing part of this activity.

Addresses in France :

Allée Royale, Bois de Vincennes 75012 Paris 
Décathlon Campus, 59650 Villeneuve-d’Ascq 
43 boulevard du 11 novembre 1918, 69100 Villeurbanne

An idea for a daring date, which tends to target the bravest of the bravest. And yes, we must not be afraid of throwing ourselves into the void. You will not jump in pairs, unless your other half is a paratrooper, but with a tandem instructor. But it’s still possible to jump a few seconds apart and find yourself on the descent.

Even if you’re not alone it takes nerve to jump out of a plane. On the other hand, you can be sure that you will create just an incredible and IMPERISABLE memory.

So do not hesitate and fly to new sensations ...

Addresses in France :

98 Parc de l’aérodrome, 59910 Bondues
Aérodrome de Saint Florentin Chéu, 89600 St Florentin
Aérodrome de Corbas, 69960 Corbas

Addresses in Belgique : 

​Rue de la Sauvenière 122, 4900 Spa
Ledegemstraat, 8560 Wevelgem

How about a Viking Valentine's Day? And yes, for a few years it has been possible to practice the leisure of throwing axes. But it’s a tradition that goes back to the Viking era but it’s coming back. We all know that trends are constantly changing. So why not impress your loved one by throwing axes. And honestly, such a physical activity generates a good amount of endorphin ... But be careful not to do anything stupid before ... Obviously if you throw axes, better not to have pissed off your other half!

Addresses in France :

40 Boulevard Carnot, 59800 Lille
5 rue Stephenson, 75018 Paris
4 rue de l’Épée, 69003 Lyon

Addresses in Belgium :

Rue Patenier 14, 5000 Namur
473b2 Chaussée de Louvain, 1300 Wavre
37 rue des Alexiens, 1000 Bruxelles

Let's continue with this rather preposterous list of Valentine’s Day activities. This fifth activity will bring out the worst in you, then the best. And yes, who has never dreamed of breaking everything around him without having to collect everything or buy everything back? Your dream has finally come true. To give you a small gift, I (the one who writes the article) will share my Valentine's Day at the Rage Room in Lille, with pictures to support it! By cons, do not judge eh, it will not be representative of who I am ...

Addresses in France : 

108 rue de Cambrai, 59000 Lille
23 rue Blondel, 75002 Paris

Addresses in Belgique : 

Chaussée de Saint-Job 719, 1180 Uccle
Verrekijker 10, 8750 Wingene

The idea behind an Escape Game date is fusing the personality and to be in a timeless atmosphere, locked together to solve the most difficult puzzles. Pretty romantic, right? Especially since there are Escape Games on the theme of Harry Potter…

The advantage also is that these places offer Valentine's Day packs with puzzles that are a little romantic or a little more daring hidden everywhere, where you are handcuffed, you drink champagne ... In short ULTRA ROMANTIC!

Addresses in France : 

7 rue du Palais Rihour, 59000 Lille
24 rue Emile Lepeu, 75011 Paris
7 boulevard Yves Farge, 69007 Lyon

Addresse in Belgique : 

Rue Saint-Jean 37, 1000 Bruxelles
Rue des Houblonnières 36, 5000 Namur
Stationsstraat 4, 8500 Kortrijk

Play the surprise card! The principle is simple, you dine in the dark, without light, the cooks surprise your taste buds with dishes you have not chosen. The atmosphere is very romantic, your emotions and your senses will be awaken like never before, with a small percentage of risks all the same ... (no, I did not think about that!) And you may discover a new facet of your dear and tender.

A little more seriously, behind this concept, is the idea that you put yourself in the place of the visually impaired and blind. You find yourself deprived of one of your main senses and are going to have to trim the others. Surprising isn't it?

Addresses in France : 

40 rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris 
6 place Aristide Briand, 44000 Nantes
63 rue Lucien Faure Dock G6, 33300 Bordeaux

A Halloween themed Valentine's Day? A date that puts you in front of Parisian legends worthy of your worst nightmares. We do not judge, we all like our own thing!

For Valentine's Day, the mansion is hosting a Dark Valentine Night where the level of fear is raised a notch. You will do an orienteering course in total darkness, with just a small, slightly luminous stick in order to find your way back ... but watch out for the monsters who apparently have the right to touch you ... Yuck!

Address : 18 rue de Paradis, 75010 Paris

Want to play it Indiana Jones? Much like the catacombs, the URBEX (urban exploration) is located in a gray area (legal but illegal if it is a violation of private property) but which has been practiced since the 1980s in France! The concept is to explore, photograph, film abandoned places without authorization in order to discover a nature that takes back its rights and you give a touch of thrill.

A somewhat dangerous date, because naturally these abandoned places are difficult to access, transgressive, dangerous and above all secret! Equip yourself well, you never know if the buildings are unstable.

We don't have specific addresses, you have to find it yourself.

No fear of heights? We have the perfect date! A dinner date in the sky. There are variations of how to eat at heights. That of Dinner in the Sky consists of being suspended from a crane (with furniture and everything) above Brussels, Paris, where the concept goes. The 22 guests with the Michelin-starred chef (well, it's not the fast food chain that will organize this ...) rise at least 50 meters above the city. But don't worry, you're strapped in with a solid harness. By cons, watch the phone, it would be a shame to drop it.

Well unfortunately, the company is not in Europe at Valentine's Day, but it can always be a gift for later ..

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After a while, crocodile!