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Where to Honeymoon in France

Plan the perfect honeymoon in France. Discover the best beaches, resorts, attractions and exciting things to do at each of these honeymoon destinations for that special ‘once in a lifetime’ honeymoon in France.

Or combine your honeymoon with a destination wedding in France.

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Paris, France


Few cities can match the magical atmosphere of Paris: its ability to awe, charm and enchant lovers is endless. For centuries, ‘The City of Light’ has claimed the hearts of lovers with its cosy, intimate and romantically renowned location – it is arguably the perfect honeymoon destination in Europe!

Stroll hand-in-hand along grand tree-lined avenues or on the cobblestone riverside quay beside the Seine. Enjoy a passionate moment on the Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, and admire the stunningly beautiful cathedral of Notre Dame.

French Riviera

French Riviera

For a classy honeymoon in France, try the French Riviera – a glamorous and unrivalled coastline that is home to a string of chic resorts and mainly golden beaches that lie nestled between lush green hills, stark mountains and the pristine blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Along with neighbouring Monaco, the French Riviera offers all the ingredients to create a memorable honeymoon.

St Tropez, France

St Tropez

Discover St Tropez – one of the French Riviera’s liveliest towns – where the twisting, narrow cobblestone streets of the Old Quarter open on to tiny squares, and a quay lined with tall pastel-hued houses overlooks a port filled with millionaires’ yachts.

This former sleepy fishing village became increasingly popular with honeymoon couples after the 1950s success of Roger Vadim’s film Et Dieu Créa la Femme (And God Created Woman), starring Brigitte Bardot.

Cannes, France


Rub shoulders with the rich and famous in sun-kissed Cannes on a romantic honeymoon holiday on the French Riviera.

Stroll the famed Promenade de la Croisette, lined on one side with 5-star hotels, chic boutiques and apartments houses, and on the other side with a long golden-sand beach crammed with an international cast of sun-worshippers preening, cruising the beach and wading in the blue Mediterranean Sea.

Nice, France


Consider Nice as a base for a honeymoon or romantic getaway on the French Riviera. While less glamorous (and less expensive) than Cannes, the capital of the French Riviera offers a lively honeymoon destination within easy reach of all the major resort towns.

Blessed with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, a picturesque beachfront setting, a quaint old town, numerous art galleries, museums, restaurants, bars and cafés, Nice has attracted visitors for centuries, including numerous artists and writers such as Dumas, Nietzsche, Apollinaire, Flaubert and Victor Hugo.



Discover the charming town of Antibes – a perfect honeymoon destination on the French Riviera for newlyweds and couples enjoying a romantic getaway.

Explore the narrow traffic-free streets and pretty squares of the historic Old Town. From the medieval ramparts, marvel at the huge super-yachts moored below on ‘Millionaires' Quay' in Port Vauban.

Then stroll inside the 16th century Fort Carré and visit the Cathedral d’Antibes, built on the site of an ancient Greek temple and noted for its 12th century bell tower.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo

Explore the fairytale kingdom of Monte Carlo on a honeymoon or romantic getaway to Monaco. Glittering with opulence and jet-set glamour, the action of Monte Carlo often centres around the ornate Belle Epoque Casino de Monte Carlo.

Elsewhere in Monte Carlo, explore the 13th century Palais du Prince where the Grimaldi dynasty has ruled from since 1297 AD, the cathedral where Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier and the Rock of Monaco, where colourful gardens cascade to the sea.

Biarritz, France


The glamorous resort of Biarritz has been attracting holidaymakers and aristocracy to its golden-sand beaches since the 1850s, when Napoleon III and his Spanish-born wife Eugénie first built a holiday villa on La Grande Plage.

Renowned for some of Europe’s best surfing conditions, its impressive fin de siècle (end of the century) architecture, a choice of golf courses, luxurious spas, fine dining restaurants, al fresco cafés and hotels – including Napoleon’s former holiday villa – Biarritz is still one of Europe’s most stylish beach resorts and makes the perfect destination for a classy honeymoon in France.



The dramatic island of Corsica boasts the most idyllic and (arguably) best beaches in France – the perfect spot for a romantic getaway or honeymoon in France.

Blessed with a mountainous interior that descends to a 1000km-long coastline edged with secluded coves and more than 200 gorgeous white-sand beaches, Corsica offers a wonderful choice of experiences.

Go scuba diving in crystal clear waters or try rock climbing, rafting, horseback riding and hiking through the unspoiled interior of lush green pastures and rugged mountain ranges that soar to more than 2000m.

St Malo

St Malo

St Malo enjoys a magnificent location atop a granite rock that juts out into the English Channel (or La Manche in French) and is regarded as one of Brittany's premier holiday resorts.

With its picture-perfect quaint old town, golden-sand beaches and good choice of bars, restaurants and hotels, St Malo offers all the ingredients you need for a memorable honeymoon in France.

Latest update Where to Honeymoon in France: 6 March, 2019


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