Boutique France

Jane Anderson, Honeymoon expertJane's verdict
Whether it’s the wine routes of the Loire or the lavender fields of Provence, France is a no-brainer when it comes to easy, glam honeymoons. My key to success is finding the perfect bolthole. i-escape offers gems - to suit most budgets - like Domaine Les Roullets, a B&B with added ooh la la near Oppede, or Villa Arguibel, a chic option near Biarritz.

Recommended travel company: i-escape

i-escape says

Of course France is en vogue for honeymoons – the superb food, fine wines and stylish hideaways are made for R&R (that’s rest and romance). And it’s just a short, cheap hop from the UK by air, sea or rail.

  • Easy to reach
  • Great value
  • Stylish hotels

For lavender-scented landscapes head to Provence. Its beauty is timeless (Roman architecture and medieval towns), and you can browse village markets, wash up in tiny hamlets for a bistro lunch and taste wines in the Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards.

This adults-only B&B is gloriously peaceful with a sparkling pool, while this airy retreat in the hills combines retro and chic and boasts incredible food.

The French Riviera is a magnet for style, wealth and sunshine. Chateau Eza is a royal retreat offering Michelin-starred food and gilded beds – what better place to start married life? We also love this classic clifftop hotel, where Provence village life and Mediterranean views reign supreme.

There’s Gascony for glorious countryside, buzzy Biarritz (nearby Villa Arguibel is a chic budget option) and the snow-dusted Alps for snowsports or hiking.

Wherever you go, we’ll give you honest advice and the very best rates – plus (at most hotels) an extra something to congratulate you on the happy occasion.

Check out our full range of honeymoon options in France.

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