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Honeymoon in France

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What could be more romantic than a honeymoon in France? Paris remains the quintessential city for lovers, with opportunities for fine dining and sunset walks along the River Seine. Further afield, destinations like the French Riviera offer a slice of glamour, and Bordeaux is an escape into scenic beauty. 

What makes France a great honeymoon destination?

France combines many elements to create the ultimate global honeymoon destination. Superb cuisine, incomparable wine, and photo-worthy scenery are among the many reasons you should book a honeymoon in France.

Best honeymoon activities and experiences in France

Whether it's cities, great restaurants, and galleries, or if you prefer surrounding yourself with inspiring scenery, France has plenty to inspire your ultimate honeymoon. Here are some of our favorite picks.

Discover why Paris was made for lovers

Paris is one of the world's most popular honeymoon destinations, and for good reason. Virtually every street corner has a bistro or café promising indulgent dining experiences. A trip up the Eiffel Tower offers unbeatable honeymoon snapshots, and an afternoon touring the Louvre hand in hand will inspire your romantic side.

Head to the dazzling Côte d'Azur

The Côte d'Azur, also known as the French Riviera, is one of Europe's most chic destinations. Saint-Tropez calls to mind the glitzy days of jet setters and movie stars sunning themselves on French beaches by turquoise waters. For the ultimate landing, travel by helicopter from Nice Airport.

Discover châteaux in old Orléans

South of Paris is the delightful Orléans, a charming and historic destination that's ideal for a serene honeymoon in France. You'll have the chance to tour the Loire Valley's châteaux, including the famous Chambord. It's built in a distinctive French Renaissance style, making you feel like royalty on your honeymoon.

Enjoy wine tastings and forest walks in Bordeaux

Bordeaux produces some of the world's finest red wines, with opportunities to tour the local vineyards and bring a few bottles home with you. Right beside the city is the Landes Forest. It has numerous paths running through it, offering majestic surroundings for a romantic walk or bike ride.

Visit France's gastronomic capital, Lyon

Though France boasts undeniably excellent food, Lyon is the ultimate foodie hub. It has a huge variety of Michelin-starred restaurants offering sublime local dishes, such as coq au vin (chicken braised with wine) and pot-au-feu (beef stew).

Tips for planning a honeymoon in France

France is ideal for a longer honeymoon, especially when you're visiting large cities packed with attractions, such as Paris. Plan in advance if your focus is on the beaches and the countryside, as the summer weather attracts greater crowds. The best honeymoon destinations in France are those with the finest food and scenery, ideal for romantic moments and unforgettable experiences.

When to go in France?

France's temperate climate makes it a fairly pleasant country to visit all year round, though you do need to bear in mind that it can get very cold in winter, especially in the north and the east, and very hot in summer, particularly in the south. Many French people (and other Europeans) choose to holiday on the Mediterranean coast in August. This can make the price of accommodation particularly high at this time of year, and the most popular and well-known coastal resorts can get very busy. Shops more or less everywhere will be closed for the annual holidays too. So avoid August if you plan to go on a shopping spree!
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