Euro 2016 in France is nearly upon us and with all the hype around who's playing who and which team is going to win, it's easy to forget that the spectacle is taking place in one of the most romantic and beautiful countries in the world. We've taken the opportunity to look at the best honeymoon destinations in France and why they'd be the perfect places to celebrate tying the knot.
Ah, The City of Love! What could be better than a short hop over to the romantic heart of France? An incredible blend of iconic landmarks, charming boulevards, vibrant restaurants and cafes, and the finest food and drink you could ask for, Paris has it all and more. For a honeymoon with an emphasis on romance, the French capital is a must.
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The French Riviera
The French Riviera (Cote d'Azur) is the playground of the rich and famous and a great opportunity to celebrate in style. Located on the South-East coast on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, the Cote D'Azur is home to world-renowned glamorous destinations such as Monaco, Cannes and St Tropez. For those looking something a little more low-key and relaxed, take a look at Eze, a spectacular medieval village, or Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. Theses stunning settings provide all the picturesque views and sun you could ask for and only a fraction of the crowds.
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While Paris may steal all the headlines when it comes to romance and beauty, Lyon quietly goes about being a completely wonderful city to visit on your honeymoon. With bags of charm and history, the city is also known as the gastronomic capital of France which means you can work up an appetite sightseeing in the day and then feast on great food and fine wine at night. For a true taste of France without the bustle and crowds of the capital, Lyon is a perfect location.
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With beautiful beach after beautiful beach, the south-west of France offers some great places to relax and unwind. Biarritz is part glamorous French city, part surfer's paradise and combines a laid back feel with a great choice of quality restaurants and accommodation. Just a few miles from the Spanish border and with easy access to the Pyrenees, you can easily nip off for the odd day trip for something different, or just take it easy and kick back on the golden sands.
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If you're looking for something a bit more extreme for your honeymoon, then a trip to the French Alps might be for you. Hit the slopes as newlyweds in one of the top skiing destinations in the world before heading back to a delightful mountain chalet, while making some time for some après-ski festivities of course. If the snow isn't your thing, then a summer trip to the mountainous region is perfect for an outdoors escape, with incredible walks and views for miles around. The alpine town of Annecy, known as the Venice of Savoie, is a wonderful place to stay with outstanding lake and mountain views.
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These are just a few of the magical French honeymoon destinations for you to pick from and with romance and charm at the heart of this spectacular country, it's easy to see why it such a popular choice for a honeymoon escape. For more amazing ideas on where to go after your special day why not have a look at our Romantic Beach Holiday Ideas for some more inspiration.