Honeymoons in France
For centuries France has been known the world over as the home of lovers, and even today it is one of the favorite destinations for honeymooning couples from all parts of the globe. And why not? France is home to some of the greatest art, architecture, scenic wonders, food and romance in all the world. If you are looking for memories that will last a lifetime, memories that will make your honeymoon last a lifetime, then there can be no better place for you and your love to spend your honeymoon than France.
Imagine France in the springtime. Imagine new life blossoming everywhere as you and your love walk through the streets of Paris, sampling sidewalk bistros and soaking up the history and the culture of the City of Lights. In the background is the famed Eiffel Tower and just steps away is the Louvre Museum in which you can view firsthand the original of the Mona Lisa.
Imagine spending your honeymoon night in an ancient castle in which French royalty once lived. Just a scant twenty minutes from Paris is the beautiful town of Chartres where it is possible to spend the night in one of the most famous castles in all of France, the Chateau d’Esclimont. The next day can be spent wandering the streets of Chartres, the stained glass capitol of the world, where you can see some of the most magnificent stained glass windows anywhere.
For sheer splendor imagine you and your love, hand-in-hand, walking through the world-famous Chartres Cathedral, one of the oldest Cathedrals in the world, with huge stained glass windows that are more spectacular in person than anything your imagination can dream of. It is also here at the Chartres Cathedral where a cloak said to have been worn by the Virgin Mary is on display.
Close your eyes for only a moment and it is as if you and your love have been transported back a dozen centuries, back to a time of knights and chivalry and damsels in distress. It is not difficult at all to imagine that you are royalty with all the world to wait on you hand and foot and to bring you your every desire.
Perhaps your honeymoon dream involves the soothing and romantic sounds of the ocean. Nice, France is one of the premier beaches in all the world. Imagine strolling the streets of Nice with your love and then returning to your mural-covered hotel room and sitting on the terrace, the sun dappling through the trees and the birds signing a melody just for the two of you as you and your love sip wine and watch the waves lap at the sandy shore. Nice has a particularly laid-back pace and lifestyle, and the city welcomes new lovers with open arms. Also, the local souvenirs are affordably-priced.
While in Nice you and your love will want to visit the world-famous open-air flower market, one of the largest flower markets in the world, whice specializes in flowers that can be found in few other places.
If your honeymoon dreams call for a fairytale castle, perhaps Strasbourg on the German border is what you’re looking for. The dark wood timbers separating blindingly white walls appear to be straight out of a storybook. The food is very robust and German and the people are just as robust and cheerful. Here is where you will find the wonderful cuckoo-clock shops and gingerbread bakeries from your childhood storybooks. Strasburg is like living in a Christmas postcard all year long!
Whatever your dreams are, whether they call for a medieval setting with the ancient sounds of jousting still ringing from the stone walls, to the seashore to a fairytale-like mountain chalet, to the hip, trendy and super modern world of Paris, France, the country of lovers, has it all – and so much more! Celebrate your love in a land filled with romance where history and intrigue wait around every cobbled corner.