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South of France Honeymoon

A South of France honeymoon or romantic escape is ideal for couples who not only want to spend time relaxing on a luxury beach and hiking scenic mountains and exploring out-of-the-way picture-perfect medieval villages and towns. But who also want to enjoy leisurely dinners in first-class restaurants, lively nightlife, great shopping, and extravagant casinos. The South of France, with its pleasant weather, beautiful beaches and mountains, and legendary Cote d’Azur or French Riviera, is truly a remarkable setting for romance!


The French countryside, dotted with quaint villages, hillside vineyards, and breathtaking landscapes (that once inspired celebrated artists like Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin), will take your breath away. On the other hand, the legendary French Riviera is home to luxury resorts, beaches, casinos, yachts, and mansions; it is a cherished playground for the rich and famous. You’ll have great fun splashing in the clear azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea, relaxing on the pebbly white beaches while soaking in magnificent views of the Mediterranean shoreline and French Alps.


Indulge your taste buds by sampling the local wines or café au lait in the stylish bistros. Or better yet, by visiting one or more of the region’s famous wineries to sample some of the world’s best wines. Of course, France is renowned for its great food, including croissants, brioches, and elaborate pastries. Along with these typical French delights, the cuisine across the South of France showcases a strong mediterranean influence, and features pasta and seafood served with vegetables and fruits, aromatic herbs and Provencale’s most important ingredient – olive oil.

When To Go?

Between May and October is the best time to go, with June through August being the warmest and driest (also most crowded) months. Book well in advance if you plan to visit in May since the Cannes Film Festival bring in lots of celebrities and fans during that month!

Must Visit Cities in the South of France for a Honeymoon

Party with celebrities in Saint Tropez and Monaco if you wish but be sure your itinerary also includes one of more of these awesome destinations!

• Bordeaux

Why we love it:
1. Bordeaux is the world capital of wine.
2. Home to a number of medieval must-sees, like the Grosse Cloche, the 15th-century belfry of the old town hall, and the ghostly gothic cathedral.
3. Some of France’s best nightlife outside Paris

• Provence

Why we love it:
1. On clear days, you’ll experience the clear light of Provence that attracted the impressionists.
2. The lavender makes it smell incredible
3. Quaint little towns that are perfect for romantic strolls.


• Marseille


Why we love it:
1. Chaotic, cosmopolitan and edgy
2. The colossal Old Port, founded by the Phocaeans 2,600 years ago.
3. The amazing Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM)!

MuCEM, Photocredit

• Nice

Why we love it:
1. Beautiful flower market at Cours Selaya
2. Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse both have dedicated museums here.
3. The colorful Promenade des Anglais

Promenade des Anglais, Photocredit

• Carcassonne

Why we love it:
1. City dates back to the 4th Century
2. Quaint Renaissance city where you can get lost
3. The Canal du Midi a marvel of 16th Century engineering!

The medieval town of Carcassonne, Photocredit

• Arles

Why we love it:

1. The Roman Forum and Theatre and stunning Amphitheater reveal grand architectural feats

2.  Arles’ contemporary museums and labyrinthine streets are for delving into at whatever pace you like–Arles is a southern gift worth discovering.

Arles Roman Forum and Amphitheatre, Photocredit

For more honeymoon destinations,

check out our Top 31 Best Honeymoon Destinations list. Naturally, a couple’s honeymoon destination will depend on the type of vacation experience they desire, in terms of the setting, accommodations, dining, service, activities, and personal touches.

As honeymoon & romantic travel experts, we know well which destinations offer the most romantic experiences at the best value for your money. Tell us about your dream honeymoon/romantic vacation experience.

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