Romantic Getaways and Honeymoons in France

The scenic Champagne region is well worth a visit

Oui … it’s true … Paris is one of the most romantic cities of the world! However, be sure not to disregard other destinations within France for your honeymoon or romantic holiday vacation.

Explore regions such as the French Riviera, Provence, the wine region of Burgundy; stay in the Alpine Chalets and enjoy the ski playgrounds of Chamonix and the French Alps. Or visit the beautiful Loire Valley with its world famous Chateaux and historic villages.

Experience wonderful food, wine, French culture and history at every turn. You’ll find luxury accommodations including villas, hotels, resorts, B&Bs, castles and historic inns everywhere. France ranks as one of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations – and with good reason!

If you’re planning a romantic getaway to France, look no further than our comprehensive library of travel guides and articles specifically tailored for couples. From the best honeymoon destinations to the most romantic spots in Paris, we’ve got you covered with all the information you need to plan your dream vacation.

Enjoy our library of articles on France here!

Here are Ten Unique Things for Couples to Do in France:

Take a stroll through the gardens of Versailles
What could be more romantic than to take a stroll with your partner through the gardens of Versailles? Spanning over 800 hectares, these gardens boast a plethora of fountains, sculptures, and greenery that will make you feel like you’re in a fairytale.

Enjoy a picnic at the Eiffel Tower
Imagine you and your loved one in France indulging in the French tradition of shopping at the markets for fresh food to fill a basket with French cheese, bread, and wine before heading to the Eiffel Tower for a romantic picnic. It may seem cliché, but it’s a romantic dream that you can only do in France! Linger longer and be around to watch the sunset and the tower light up at night for a truly magical experience.

Enjoy the Views from Castle Hill
Head to Castle Hill (Colline du Château) for breathtaking views of Nice. This 92-meter-high hill divides the seaside part of Nice into two sections and offers panoramic views from all sides. It’s no wonder that tourists flock here to capture the most recognisable photos of Nice. From the top, you can take in stunning vistas of the Old Town of Vieux Nice, the Baie des Anges, and the sparkling Cote d’Azur. To reach the lookout, you can climb the hill via steps, take a train, drive up the roads, or even ride an elevator. Once at the top, you can explore the hill’s green spaces, shady spots, and an 18th-century artificial waterfall. Take a leisurely walking tour up to the lookout point or opt for an e-bike tour to glide up the hill and continue along the French Riviera coast. Either way, you’re in for a treat.

Take a boat ride on the Seine River
Discover the romantic city of Paris in a unique way by taking a delightful boat tour along the Seine River. During this scenic trip, you can admire some of the city’s most famous attractions, including the Louvre and Notre-Dame.

Visit the Palace of Fontainebleau
Located just south of Paris, the charming town of Fontainebleau boasts two must-see attractions: the Chateau de Fontainebleau and the surrounding Forest of Fontainebleau. The forest is a popular destination for Parisians seeking a day of relaxation, while the castle is one of the most magnificent in all of France. Its historical significance to the country cannot be overstated, and UNESCO has even recognised it as a world heritage site. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Paris and explore the Palace of Fontainebleau, once the residence of French monarchs and surrounded by stunning gardens and forests.

Explore the charming village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Nestled in the hills between Nice and Vence, the charming village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the south of France. With its winding alleys, historic stone cottages, and stunning views of the French Riviera, this medieval village is like something out of a fairytale. Whether you’re strolling through art galleries, admiring the panoramic vistas, or simply soaking up the atmosphere, there’s something for everyone in Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Don’t miss the chance to explore this picturesque “village perché” and discover its hidden treasures, from the lavoir and chapel to the narrow streets and fortified walls.

Indulge in French cuisine
French cuisine is renowned for its exquisite taste and culinary expertise, so visiting France means it is the perfect opportunity to indulge in French delicacies with your partner. French food is a culinary journey for every taste bud, from buttery croissants and snails to savoury steak frites and cheese plates. Don’t worry about diets; bring loose pants for comfort (!). Whether you enjoy croissants and macarons or escargot and foie gras, there’s something for everyone’s taste buds to enjoy. The diversity of regional delicacies and the perfection in preparation are the defining characteristics of French cuisine, ensuring it has been a dominant force in the culinary world for centuries.

Looking for more? This complete guide to Honeymooning in Paris is a great place to start! Or, if you prefer to see Paris like a local, check out our guide to Seeing Paris Like a Local.

And, if you plan to see more of Europe than just France, you might enjoy this Honeymoon Guide to Santorini. Happy Travels – The H4C Team. X

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