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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Dreamy French Wedding Chateaus That Will Leave You Smitten

Picture your dream wedding day. Do you see rolling fields of fragrant flowers, the warm sun glinting off lovely tables with gourmet bites and vintage wine? If you do, France is the perfect location for your destination wedding! The scenery isn't the only draw; French villas provide the opportunity to house the people you cherish, and they're the ideal way to keep all the festivities in one gorgeous spot. It's no surprise that many couples dream of getting married in a French chateau; they are breathtakingly lovely, enclosed by luscious grounds, and home to historic architecture. The fact that these are sustainable and eco-conscious properties is a massive plus in my book. Here are dreamy French wedding venues that will leave you smitten.

Chateau de Varenne in Provence

Chateau de Varenne is one of the world's top ten wedding venues; if you don't believe me, ask CNN! The chateau is the ideal base for exploring Avignon, Pont-du-Gard, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, and Uzes. It is a lovely boutique hotel in the heart of one of France's most charming and luxurious areas, Provence. Imagine gorgeous wedding pictures overlooking the Rhone Valley.

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Paris

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte dates from the 17th century and is the inspiration for the building of Versailles. The chateau features gorgeous indoor and outdoor possibilities for an enchanted destination wedding in France. Equally as stunning, this exclusive venue is only 50 minutes outside the City of Lights, so you can enjoy shopping and sightseeing before heading to the country.

Chateau Saint-Martin on the French Riviera

The exquisite Chateau Saint-Martin on the French Riviera steeps in history and glamour. You will be impressed by their Michelin-starred restaurant; you gaze out at the stunning sea views as you dine. You can get married in their 12th-century chapel, followed by the reception amongst the shady olive groves.

Chateau de Chantilly in Burgandy

This charming castle lies in the heart of Burgundy, a mere 20 minutes from Dijon and Beaune and a few minutes from multiple renowned vineyards. Boasting original moats and flawlessly manicured French Gardens, Chateau de Chantilly offers the perfect location for an unforgettable wedding.

Chateau de Villette in Paris

Also known as "Le Petit Versailles," this stunning chateau embodies French refinement and grace; it lies just 45 minutes outside Paris. With gorgeous on-site accommodations for the wedding couple and 30 guests, it is the ideal venue for an intimate destination wedding in France.

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in the French Riviera

Otherwise known as the "Pink Palace," the iconic Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild lies in the heart of sensational Cote d'Azur. The villa is home to nine meticulously manicured themed gardens, and you can choose whichever fits your ceremony vibe. If you desire an intimate alfresco wedding, this seaside villa is perfect.

Domaine de Fontenille in Provence

Domaine de Fontenille is a luxury hotel designed as a family home in the heart of a lovely vineyard in Luberon; it offers discreet luxury. Each of the 19 rooms is unique, and so is each wedding they host. If you are searching for simple and intimate ceremony chock full of romantic touches, you will adore the Domaine de Fontenille.

Chateau de Champlatreux in Paris

Do you want a lovely venue for an intimate destination wedding (up to 12 guests) outside of Paris? Then it would help if you discovered the Chateau de Champlatreux. Only 45 minutes outside of Paris lies the 18th-century chateau; it features four elegant reception spaces and an expansive park perfect for hosting a tented reception with fireworks.

Le Mas de la Rose in Provence

Do you love the grandeur of a large house with a cozy, homey feel? Head to the Provence to see Le Mas de la Rose. An oversized classic Provencal countryside home, Le Mas de la Rose is set within 60 acres and dates back to the 17th century. You'll find elegant interiors within the home that strike the perfect balance between modern and traditional. With scenic vistas across the parkland and a gigantic swimming pool encircled by lavender, there are plenty of options that you can choose between for your wedding.

Chateau du Grand Luce in the Loire Valley

Located just south of Paris, lying on eighty acres of Loire Valley loveliness, the possibilities are limitless at this chateau. It features spectacular grounds, a recently restored ballroom, and 17 lavish suites. This venue is perfect for a petite wedding soirée with your nearest and dearest.

Chateau de la Chevre d'Or in the French Riviera

Chateau de la Chevre d'Or is perfect for high-end close-knit weddings hosting up to 50 people. Located in the romantic town of Eze on the French Riviera, the castle boasts glistening Mediterranean views and gourmet food, including a 2 Michelin Star restaurant.

Les Domaines de Patras in Provence

Enveloped by lovely and fragrant lavender fields, this family‑owned hotel is the perfect countryside getaway in France. Offering unyielding luxury and farm‑to‑table dining experiences, it is the ideal option for a large destination wedding retreat due to its ability to house up to 60 guests on-site.

Chateau d'Aleny in Burgandy

If you're a wine lover, the lovely vineyards of Burgundy at Chateau D'Aleny could be your ideal destination wedding location. The chateau offers a remote and intimate spot to get married, with a private chapel within the property. The on-site suites can house 34 people.

Chateau de Fonscolombe in Provence

After three centuries, Chateau de Fonscolmbe reopens its gates a short distance from the stunning bucolic Aix-en-Provence. The chateau is perfect for couples who don't want a cookie-cutter wedding! Fonscolmbe values service and ensures that they offer ultra personalization to their guests. No two events, weddings, or receptions are alike at this stunning chateau.

Chateau de Tourreau in Provence

Located in the beating heart of the Provence region, this prestigious chateau is famous for playing host to the most exclusive luxury weddings in France. It features one of the most amazing swimming pools in the region. This elegant property is ideal for a weekend celebration and activities with your loved ones. It can accommodate up to 30 guests on‑site, making it an excellent choice for medium-sized destination weddings in Provence.

There is a reason that France remains the most visited country year after year; each region offers delicious dining options, stunning panoramic views, and lovely chateaus full of history and romance. It is the perfect backdrop for a destination wedding. These dreamy wedding venues will leave you smitten.

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