It is Paris that is called the City of Love, but France is no short of romantic getaways. The quaint towns, the long narrow winding streets, the romantic chateaus and the idyllic coastlines make it a favorite destination for newlyweds. Any and every France travel blog will always have a special section on the popular landmarks, hotels and restaurants to help honeymooners plan the perfect getaway.
So newlyweds, if you’re heading to France soon after you get hitched, here’s a list of the cities you should visit and the things you should do.
I am sure you’ll agree that there is no place to beat Paris. It is synonymous with love and romance. As a matter of fact, you don’t have to go visiting any landmarks. Simply wandering through the streets of Paris hand-in-hand will get you into the romantic groove. You can enjoy a stroll by the Seine, the river that courses through its heart. Ponts Des Arts deserves a visit too. It is a pedestrian bridge called the lover’s bridge. The story goes that if you kiss on this bridge, make a wish and hang a love lock, you can immortalize your love.
You can wander through the neighborhoods of Montmartre and Pigalle. Pigalle has a lot of bars where you can grab a drink. And, in keeping with the tradition, don’t forget to get a photo-op in front of the Eiffel tower. Book yourself at a boutique hotel and revel in luxury.
The Loire Valley is one of the most plush and luxurious cities in France. The historic chateaus, sprawling grounds, lush gardens and private pools set the stage for romance. Most of the chateaus have been converted into hotels. Many France travel blogs also list rental properties for wedding venues. Here you can taste some of France’s finest quality wines and also dig into a tasty meal. So, rent a car and go explore Loire Valley.
The French Rivera is another honeymooner magnet. Bordering the French Coast of the Mediterranean Sea, it is a great destination if you want to have fun in the sun and sand. It is well known for cities such as Nice, St. Tropez, Cap Ferrat, Cap dAntibes and the infamous Cannes Film Festival. It also has small picturesque villages such as Eze and Saint-Paul de Vence that any tourist would love to explore. France is also known for its fragrances and hence the perfumeries of Grassy deserve a visit too. All said and done, this seaside town is on the higher side when it comes to price.
If you and your hubby love nature or love the thrill that comes from adventure activities, this is the place you must include on your honeymoon itinerary. You can take the intense climb up the famous Pog Mountain to take a look at the now ruined Cathar castle. It is a very important symbol and landmark in the Cathar religion.
Things to Do in France
• Take a tour sampling the bubbly beverage champagne.
• Take part in the Mardi-Gras Carnaval de Nice if you will be travelling between mid-February and early March.
• Wander through the streets of the City of Lights, Paris.
• Feast on some soul-satisfying meals; for all unaware, the French take special delight in preparing fabulous meals and hence you should taste everything French.
• Go on a shopping spree splurging on some of the top French designers.