Chateau de Chenonceau, Loire Valley – Image courtesy of Ra Smit/Creative Commons
Blessed with a cultural heritage spanning more than 2000 years, France offers a rich tapestry of compelling sights and attractions – just perfect for adventurous honeymoon couples.
What to do and see in France
Discover caves cloaked in prehistoric art, Roman ruins, Gothic-style cathedrals and medieval villages located in diverse and often dramatic landscapes – perfect for hiking, cycling, horseback riding and boating adventures.
Hike the rugged coast of wind-swept Brittany to see prehistoric menhirs (standing stones), walk the sands of history on the D-Day beaches of Normandy or examine some of the world’s oldest prehistoric drawings in the caves of Les Eyzies.
Cycle quiet lanes past graceful chateaux in the Loire Valley and alongside world-class vineyards in Burgundy and Bordeax. Skipper a barge along the Canal du Midi from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean or paddle a canoe down the Ardeche River beneath 300m-high cliffs.
Ski (or hike) the French Alps, surf the waves of Biarritz, fish for trout in the streams of the Pyrenees, dive beneath the wild cliffs of Calanques, gallop along the sandy beaches of the Camargue or sunbathe on the Côte d’Azure. Along the way, wash down regional culinary treats with some of the world’s finest wines.