In celebration of your marriage, France is inviting you to experience something truly captivating for your honeymoon. If you want to see and do things a bit differently, as you go further off the beaten track, prices become more modest and the French people more interesting.
Whatever you’ve dreamt of for your honeymoon, someone has thought about it and created fun, enchanting escapes in the snow and the sun.
We’ve selected some of our favourite honeymoon destinations in France. They’re guaranteed to keep you and your beloved spellbound while travelling to bucket-list honeymoon destination in France.
Located in the southeast region of Orléans, Sancerre is part of the Loire Valley. It is tranquil and picturesque with vinelands unfolding before you. Goat farming is an old tradition so get ready to treat your taste buds to creamy cheese and sparkling wines.
This fabulous wine-growing region offers mesmerising views of the River Loire. Whether its hiking along the Loire or seeing Sancerre from the air, La Chanceliere Hotel goes the extra mile to ensure lasting honeymoon memories.
♥Romantic place to visit: Beautiful, romantic gardens – Château de Villandry’s gardens considered the best in the world.
♥Best time to visit: July to October – nice and warm.
This Alpine town is one of the most hospitable places to visit and wherever you go you’ll be given a hearty, traditional French breakfast. Wander along the winding cobblestone streets with colourful houses showing off jaunty flower boxes.
Kiss on the Pont des Amours – Lovers’ Bridge – which joins two gardens on the shores of Lake Annecy. There’s a legend that says if two lovers kiss on the bridge, they will stay together forever. Chalet Christine offers amazing accommodation for honeymooners with loads of luxurious amenities and spectacular views.
♥Romantic place to visit – Jardins de l’Europe (Gardens of Europe). Perfect for a romantic picnic for two.
♥Best time to visit – September with its mild temperatures. Prices are more affordable than in July. Can get a double room for 30% cheaper than in July.
3. Saint-Paul de Vence
This charming hilltop medieval town on the coast of French Riviera is super for shopaholics. Exhausted from shopping, waitron will uncork a bottle of wine in the cobble streets before you visit thrilling galleries and museums. Pool, spa and tennis courts – that’s what you get at the wonderful Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa Hotel desiged with lovers in mind.
♥Romantic place to visit – North of Vence is a small chapel designed in the late-1940s by Henri Matisse complete with 3 large Matisse murals.
♥Best time to visit – April to July, and end of August to October
On the northwest coast of Corsica is beautiful Calvi. Honeymooning has to include pristine beaches and bronzed bods, both of which rival those of the Côte d’Azur. There’s anold citadel, on a huge rock overlooking the sea, and from where you can get breathtaking views. Stay in the fabulous Dominique Colonna Hotel on the banks of the Restonica river in Parc Naturel Régional de Corse.
♥Romantic Place to visit -the port has hundreds of boats and trendy gift shops and cafes along the quay. Boat and catamaran trips are available from Calvi Harbour. to
♥Best time to visit: April to November
Okay, so Monaco isn’t officially part of France, but when you’re on honeymoon you’re adventurous. A couple of nights in this tiny country on France’s Mediterranean coast is absolutely imperative. This is Formula One and Casino world – places of glitz and glamour.
Everything is expensive in Monaco but you can still find affordability such as the Ibis budget Nice Californie Lenval. It is just 100m from the beach and you can get away with 73 Euro a night at this attractive hotel.
♥Romantic place to visit – The Casino de Monte Carlo, built in 1893, is one of the most famous casinos in the world. Allow Lady Luck to entice you in. Maybe you win enough to stay longer in the lavish beachfront Hotel Monte-Carlo Baywhere prices start at 281 Euros a night.
♥Best time to Visit: April and October – balmy weather and room rates are lower.
Home to the international film festival, Cannes is also the perfect place for honeymooners. The renowned La Croisette Promenade with its palm trees is ideal for honeymoon pics. The Hotel Pruly in Cannes is just a 5 minutes walk to the beach. It has beautiful gardens, soundproofed- and air conditioned rooms and peace and quiet.
♥Romantic activity – yacht cruise from Cannes with a private skipper headed to Monaco and with thrilling attractions along the way. Price is roughly 160 Euros and you can book online.
♥Best time – March to September.
Newly weds looking for some quiet romance will love Provence. There are marvellous Provencal farmhouses to stay where you can share peace together. July is also the best time to see the spectacular lavender fields in Provence. Le Domaine Saint Jean is superb bed and breakfast accommodation in keeping with the beautiful countryside.
♥Romantic place to visit – Senanque Abbey, Gordes dates back to the 1100s. If you’re part of a tour, you’ll certainly visit the abbeyand its lavender fields.
♥Best months to visit – July/August
8. The French Alps
If you relish your romance getting hot and adventurous, honeymooning in the Alps will be your ulimate adrenaline rush. If you want to avoid the big, glam resorts, Fer a Cheval inMegève is a superbly cozy hotel with spa. Winter sports in the French Alps are the main attraction but the warmer months attract mountaineers and hikers.
♥Romantic activity – the Megeve Rochebrune Cable Carwill give splendid views of Megève. Opening times are between 20 June and August..
♥Best time to visit – all year around
Metropolitan Paris and lovers go hand in hand. If your smile matches that of the Mona Lisa, you have to visit The Louvre to see the Mona Lisa and lots of other pieces of fine art. There’s a great hotel too – Le Meurice – just minutes away from The Louvre and it’s got massive suites. There’s never a dull moment in this City of Love and Lights, and exploring the city at night promises to be magical.
♥Romantic place to see – hire a car and drive the gorgeous Bordeaux countryside – after all it’s where some of the finest wines are made.
♥Best time to visit – Parfait weather from June to August.
Beautiful Yoire in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region is an absolute must-see honeymoon highlight. It is known as ‘The French flower village’ with its abundance of colourful blooms. You visit it by boat as it is set on the shores of Lake Geneva.
There’s a 14th century castle and quite a few good hotels and restaurants in the village. Both Villa Cecile and Hotel Restauant du Port are snug for couples and offer charming rooms, terraces and views.
♥Romantic place to see – The Garden of the Five Senses – 10 Euros to get in and open from May to October
♥Best times to go – July and August.
On your honeymoon you don’t have to settle for anything less than a romantic getaway that fits you and your beloved like a glove.