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10 years of extravagant marriage proposals in Paris.

Nicolas Garreau, a 37-year-old French entrepreneur, decided that making women cry would be his unusual job. Since 2006, he puts his imagination and his romance skills at the service of tourists who want to surprise their loved one in Paris.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, thousands of men from all over the World are planning to propose their girlfriend in Paris. It is precisely to help these men to propose in a creative way that Nicolas Garreau, graduated from an aeronautical engineering school, founded ApoteoSurprise in 2006.

The Parisian marriage proposal planner offers on its website 30 all-inclusive proposal packages, including a Cinderella’s carriage appearing at Place Vendôme with a magical glass slipper, a messenger dove delivering a love letter, a shower of 1000 red roses fully covering a yacht during a VIP dinner-cruise on Seine river, a limousine tour with a personalized message appearing on a giant LED screen at the Eiffel Tower, or even a private aerial patrol drawing a white smoke heart in the Parisian sky.

Prices of the romantic experiences created by ApoteoSurprise range from 290 to 19,900 euro. In 10 years, more than 1500 men, coming from all over the World, called on the expertise of the proposal planner to express their love in Paris in a spectacular way. The French agency won renown in particular for the first-ever marriage proposal planned in space on February 14, 2013 at an altitude of 34 kilometers.