Destination Weddings in the Rhône-Alpes
Imagine your wedding in the Rhône-Alpes, a region that combines some of the country’s finest cuisine, renowned wines, mountains, rivers, castles, Roman ruins and many well preserved medieval towns.
The Rhône region features major cities such as Lyon, Valence, Montélimar, Vienne and Roanne with beautiful Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals and some of the most highly acclaimed restaurants in all of France. But it is also host to several smaller towns of great historical importance where one finds expertly restored churches from as far back as the 12th century. In these lovely villages time-mellowed inns and castle hotels welcome guests with gourmet food, fine wines and historic surroundings.
When choosing the Rhône for your wedding destination you will have a chance to discover two of France’s claims to fame : wine and gastronomy. This is Beaujolais country, the premier young wine of France whose annual release has become an international event. The vineyards along the Rhone are some of the oldest and celebrated in France, established by the ancient Greeks : Côte Rotie, Hermitage, Gigondas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Condrieu. You and your guests can enjoy a day of wine tasting along the Côtes du Rhone route surrounded by miles of vineyards and beautiful castles.
The cuisine of the Rhône region features excellent ingredients available nearby : the best chicken and beef in France, freshwater fish and wild game. The valley is abundant in orchards where apples, pears, cherries, apricots and peaches are grown. Lyon features the Michelen 3 star restaurant of Paul Bocuse. The city of Roanne is home to Maison Troisgros, one of the best known restaurants in France.
Let France’s internationally famous TGV high speed train whisk you south from Paris and in just two hours you’ll arrive in Lyon where your discovery of this charming and multifaceted region begins. The Rhône Valley with its world famous cuisine, fine wines and historical sites is the ideal setting for your wedding in France.