If you are planning a honeymoon in France, Paris should definitely be your first choice. It is fairly easy to move around Paris and the magic happens everywhere you go, but if you want to discover the city’s most valuable hidden gems, make sure you do thorough research before you start your honeymoon.
Our first tip is to find a nice hotel. Once you get tired from wandering around museums and galleries you will want a cosy room with a lovely view to enjoy intimate moments together. Paris has more hotels than any other city in the world and you can find anything from a decadent apartment to a inexspensive but sweet bed and breakfast accommodation. If you are looking for real luxury Hotel Particulier Monmartre nested in the heart of Monmartre with 5 suites decorated by avant-garde artists and a hidden garden is an exceptional choice for couples who like art, while Terrass Hotel offers the best views of the city. Du Petit Moulin is less pricey but incredibly beautiful with all the rooms designed by Christian Lacroix, and if you are looking for a lovely budget accommodation Good Morning Paris and Hotel de Nesle are beautifully decorated and are located near to the main tourist attractions.
The second most important thing to do before you go is make list of romantic restaurants where you will enjoy city’s charms to the full. If you want to taste authentic French cuisine and feel the relaxing atmosphere of a typical Parisian bistro opened more than a century ago, you will love Benoit restaurant. It is an oasis of elegance and style set on the border of hip Marais bursting with modern cafes and bars. It is furnished with polished wood. Shiny brass finishes, red velvet banquettes and the ceiling is painted to resemble blue sky with scattered white clouds. For couples who just want to find a small and cheap but authentic restaurant but still enjoy the cosy intimate atmosphere, there are plenty of gorgeous little places around Monmartre which is definitely the most romantic area in the city of love.
Newlyweds spending their honeymoon in Paris must visit Ponts des Arts, also known as “lovers’ bridge”. According to tradition, you must kiss, make a wish and hang a padlock on its railings. Another romantic thing you can do is take a ride on a merry-go-round at Place des Abbeses and hire a vintage car to have a trip around the city centre in the evening.
If you want to spice up your honeymoon in Paris with something truly sweet and delicious, visit Laduree and Pierre Herme to taste most scrumptious macarons, chocolate desserts and French pastries in the world.
Culture seekers will have plenty of museums, galleries and theatres to visit from Louvre and Centre Pompidou to Moulin Rouge, and a trip to Versailles is a chance to escape from the city for one day and see the stunning palace of King Louis XIV which is only 30 minutes away from Paris.
As Audrey Hepburn used to say “Paris is always a good idea” and it certainly is the perfect spot for a honeymoon, but if you want to extend your journey, you can take a trip to the South of France which is an ideal romantic getaway. It is best to go there between May and October and you can choose between magical Cote d'Azur with pebbly beaches, turquoise water and jet set resorts in Cannes or Saint-Tropez, or charming pastoral Provence with gorgeous boutique hotels amidst endless fields of vibrant yellow sunflower and fragrant purple lavender. South of France is well known for fantastic food and wine and if decide to spend your honeymoon there, it will be an unforgettable hedonistic experience.
If your prefer honeymoon during winter months, you can spend a couple of days in Paris and then head off to French Alps. Village of Chamonix is the perfect honeymoon spot with its luxurious ski resorts and fabulous rustic inspired hotels equipped with swimming pools and spas where you can get pampered.
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