Chateau de Chenonceau, Loire ValleyChateau de Chenonceau, Loire Valley – Image courtesy of Ra Smit/CC

France Honeymoon Guide

Plan the perfect honeymoon in France. Uncover the best of France’s beaches, nightlife, hotels and attractions – as well as a choice of outdoor activities for adventurous couples – with our comprehensive guide to the best honeymoon destinations in France.

Find the perfect location for your honeymoon in France, today! Or combine your honeymoon with a destination wedding in France.

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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.

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Promenade des Anglais, Nice

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.

Known in France as the Côte d'Azur, the French Riviera is world-renowned for its glamorous nightlife, exposed beaches and the chic resorts of Cannes, St Tropez, Cap d'Antibes and St-Jean-Cap-Ferra – the perfect destination for a honeymoon or romantic getaway.

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

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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.

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Top honeymoon destinations – Corsica


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.

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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.

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More honeymoon destinations in France

St Tropez, France
St Tropez

Cannes, France

Nice, France


Juan Les Pins, France
Juan Les Pins

St Raphael, France
St Raphael

Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo



La Baule
La Baule

Find outdoor adventure in regional France

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Brittany, France

Burgundy, France

Champagne, France

Nice seafront, France
Cote d'Azur

Dordogne, France

Palce of Versailles, Ile de France
Ile de France

Languedoc, France

Loire Valley, France
Loire Valley

Normandy, France

Provence, France


Ardeche, Rhone-Alps, France

Latest update: France Honeymoon Guide: 4 April, 2019

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