Welcome to the weekend! Today on the blog we are looking at luxury honeymoons in France, from romantic getaways, chic city luxury stays and winter retreats. France is such a vast country to explore and provides for the dream honeymoon destination, no matter what your honeymoon style.
ENJOY THE BEST VIEW OF PARIS FROM THE HONEYMOON SUITE AT HOTEL LE BRISTOL, PARIS
For the ultimate romantic room with a view look no further than The Honeymoon Suite at Le Bristol which offers panoramic views of some of Paris’s finest monuments including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides and the Grand Palais. Furnished in typical 18th century style the Honeymoon Suite exudes ultimate luxury with four surrounding balconies and large elegant lounge and two double bedrooms, with a walk-in wardrobe in the main bedroom. All bedrooms are decorated with superb quality fabrics from the house of Canovas, with the highest quality finishes including Hermès bathroom soaps.
Packatges: ‘Romance in Paris’ packages at Le Bristol from €1,180 per night on b&b basis, including a bottle of champagne and rose petals on arrival, cake made by patisserie chef Laurent Jeannin and late check-out.
THE HONEYMOON DUPLEX SUITE AT CHATEAU SAINT-MARTIN & SPA – THE MOST ROMANTIC BOLTHOLE IN FRANCE
Perched high on the hills overlooking the picturesque medieval town of St Paul de Vence, lies the stunning Château Saint Martin & Spa – one of most romantic spots in France and the perfect location for a romantic weekend away or European honeymoon. Situated deep in the beautiful French Riviera, hidden in the hills between Nice and Cannes. Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa is apart of the iconic Oetker Collection and offers the epitome of sumptuous French luxury and style – sister hotels include Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc and Le Bristol, Paris.
The elegant design is backed up with stunning views over the surrounding olive groves, lavender gardens and Mediterranean coast. Steeped in history the hotel is set on the ruins of an ancient knight’s templar. Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa has recently been named as ‘The World’s Best Luxury Romantic Hotel’ and the suite of choice for couples is the Honeymoon Duplex Suite located in the chateau’s turret.
Set over two floors, the ground floor has a lovely balcony off the sitting room, with views over the rolling hillside to the Mediterranean Sea below. A staircase ascends to a ‘secret’ bedroom at the very top of the tower. This is a spacious room awash with the famous light of the region and finished with ‘azur’ blue soft furnishings . The bathroom is made of Pierre de Bourgogne marble with a round soaking tub and steam shower equipped with lights that can be changed for your mood. The Honeymoon suit also comes with 24-hour room service.
Packages: Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa offers the ultimate ‘Romantic Escape’ experience from €590 per night on a b&b basis and includes a bottle of champagne, handmade chocolates and flower petals in displayed on the bed upon arrival. Also included is a romantic one hour duo massage at Spa Saint-Martin by La Prairie and a 20 minute private duo ‘Sweet Spa Crystal’ Shower experience for two people
EXPERIENCE THE GLAMOUR OF THE COTE D’AZUR AT VILLA MARIE, RAMATUELLE, ST TROPEZ
Resembling a private house rather than a hotel, Villa Marie sits in the heart of a three-hectare pine forest just outside the village of Ramatuelle. With magnificent views over the fashionable Bay of Pampelonne, the 45-room hotelreinvents the charm of the Riviera though adds some laid-back Italian glamour.
Offering delicious Mediterranean cuisine, immaculate Italian-influenced interiors, an inviting swimming pool carved from the hillside’s rock and an indulgent Pure Altitude spa, Villa Marie is just 10 minutes from the action of Saint Tropez.
Packages: Rates from 330 EUR.
A PROVENCAL IDYLL – DOMAINE DE LA BAUME, TOURTOUR, PROVENCE:
The former residence of French Expressionist painter Bernard Buffet, Domaine de la Baume launched in 2014 as an intimate 15-room hotel in picturesque Tourtour. Providing enormous inspiration for Buffet’s later works, this charming 18th century house is set in 99 acres, just over an hour by road from Nice and Marseille.
The beautiful French grounds include olive groves, where house oil is produced; riding stables; and an outdoor spa overlooking the waterfalls. Set between the Verdon Gorges and the French Riviera, it is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region.
Packages: Rates from 440 EUR (half board).
Altapura, Val Thorens
Altapura – the highest ‘ski-palace’ in Europe and Val Thorens’ first five-star hotel – opened in 2011. Inspired by Nordic design, with 88 contemporary rooms, complete with the latest interactive technology; a Goitschel Ski shop with state-of-the-art equipment; an ambitious 1,000m2 spa; and three restaurants offering some of the finest cuisine on the mountain, the hotel benefits from stress-free, ski-in ski-out access and is a popular choice for families and keen skiers wanting to catch the first lifts. Alt
apura brings a fresh identity to the slopes of Val Thorens and in 2013/14 launched a new Ski Bar built from old ski boots, skis and ski polls.
Packages: Rates from 302 EUR (B&B).
Les Fermes de Marie, Megeve
Megève’s most classic hotel, Les Fermes de Marie is a collection of traditional farmhouses and chalets, painstakingly restored by the Sibuet family and converted into a 70-room hotel, with accommodation across nine interlinked chalets.
Located in a two-hectare parkland on the outskirts of Megeve, the style is rustic chic with exposed beams, natural light and cozy furnishings, and the two restaurants offer traditional alpine dishes. The hotel offers something unique for families with ‘Le Hameau des Enfants’; while the award-winning Pure Altitude Spa offers a range of treatments using the powerful active ingredients of Edelweiss.
Packages: Rates from 160 EUR.
Happy Honeymoon Planning!