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Paris & Paris Area A Paris theme wedding is quintessentially romantic and chic. Imagine the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower or the Notre Dame Cathedral for your wedding ceremony with your wedding reception being held in one of the exclusive private mansions or impressive castles that can be found within an hour's drive of downtown Paris. Entertain your guests with a private guided-tour of the major historical attractions in the City of Light such as the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacred Heart Cathedral on the crest of Montmartre hill with breathtaking views over Paris. Wander through the quaint cobbled streets, visit the Louvre museum, organize an open air bus tour or a rehearsal dinner in an authentic French café or in an exclusive French gastronomic restaurant. For a truly unforgettable Parisian experience, imagine your intimate wedding ceremony being celebrated on the upper deck of a beautiful yacht as you glide past Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. The most luxurious yachts in Paris are available to transport you and your guests on a magical journey of discovery through the City of Light. Under a luminescent sky, no interruptions, no traffic, just you and your guests surrounded by the historical sites and splendor of an authentic Parisian evening. Enjoy your cocktail reception outdoors before moving inside for dinner and dancing. What could be more enchanting than a private river boat cruise on the romantic River Seine as your destination wedding venue in France? The possibilities are endless!
Loire Valley If a castle with its own ancient chapel is what you dream of for your European destination wedding or a romantic, Marie-Antoinette themed wedding evoking a period of whimsical decadence within the historic walls of a pretty castle, click on any of the following links to discover the wide variety of unique wedding venues we propose in this region. The Loire Valley, or Valley of the Kings, is the most famous region for a castle wedding in France and the perfect venue for a destination wedding. Its close proximity to Paris by car (1 hour 30 mins) or by TGV (French high speed train) which takes only 55 minutes and has direct connections from Roissy-CDG airport in Paris, make it ideal and easily accessible to travelers from far and wide. The international airport in Tours also has many low-cost airlines traveling to it from many European cities. With its multitude of grand and romantic castles such as Chambord, Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, Blois, Cheverny and Amboise, your guests will never be at a loss for places to visit. We can even organize private guided-tours of the most famous castles with wine tastings and/or cooking classes for you and/or small groups of your guests. Let your imagination wander and your dreams come true in the majestic Loire Valley!
Riviera Should your idea of the perfect destination wedding be an outdoor beach wedding or seaside setting, the stunning wedding venues we have selected for you below will make you want to jump on an airplane now! The south of France and notably the French Riviera or Côte d'Azur has a multitude of luxury private villas, castles perched on the side of sandstone cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea or private beaches just waiting to welcome you. Imagine your wedding ceremony taking place under a beautiful floral arch set around a swimming pool with floating candles and flowers in a stunning private villa overlooking the sparkling Azur-blue Mediterranean Sea in a town such as Cannes, Nice, St Tropez, Antibes or Monte Carlo in Monaco. All of these coastal wedding locations evoke not only visions of sunshine, sea and sand but also of luxury, comfort and breathtaking seaside views and private beaches. What could be more idyllic than exchanging your wedding vows under a brilliant blue sky surrounded by sea, sand, luxury, comfort and breathtaking coastal views?
Provence Peaceful images of rural landscapes are conjured when one imagines Provence. Tranquil settings of quaint villages, Frenchmen playing "boules" in sleepy village squares, the odors of orange groves, olive trees and fields of lavender permeate the air and tickle the senses. "Provence is a sort of heavenly paradise where the Gods and Men created happiness." This saying by Alex Décotte is brought to life when you discover Provence's picturesque countryside, quaint and pretty villages set amid vineyards, parks and rolling valleys...your senses will be overwhelmed by the fragrant lavender fields and beautiful yellow mimosa trees and fields of olive trees. We are sure the following names of some of the most visited towns in Provence will evoke images of a truly magical wedding day for you: Aix-en-Provence, Baux de Provence, Avignon, Arles, Gorges du Verdon, St-Rémy-de-Provence, Cassis, Marseille, Toulon, Grasse, St Paul de Vence and Eze Village. Surrounded by the gifts of nature, an outdoor wedding ceremony set amid pine trees, a cocktail reception around the pool, photos taken in the surrounding lavender fields, dinner and dancing held under an pretty canopy, this is the only way possible to contemplate an authentic Provincial wedding and create a magical day that will remain engraved in your memories for a lifetime. All that remains is for you to discover our selection of the prettiest countryside estates, castles, abbeys and villas by clicking on any of the following links. What could be more enchanting than your European destination wedding in the heart of Provence?
Normandy and Brittany Should your ideal destination wedding backdrop be a pretty coastal fishing town or the rugged grandeur of the Atlantic coast, then look no further than Normandy or Brittany. Normandy is littered with pretty fishing villages on the northern coast of France but can also offer an array of beautiful countryside landscapes, castles and country estates. Enjoy a small ceremony in a traditional French cobblestone church or walk along wildly grown fields with intricate streams and arched bridges. Some of our favorite towns to visit in Normandy include the Mont Saint Michel, St Malo, Honfleur, Deauville, Trouville, Caen and Bayeux. Tudor style houses in quaint and picturesque villages dot the landscape in this charming region of northern France. Moving west and down onto the Atlantic coast, perhaps the wild coastline of Brittany reflects your personalities better. In this case, why not consider some of the pretty coastal towns such as Quimper, Brest, Vannes or Roscoff? Discover the beautiful castles, villas, and intimate country estates just waiting to welcome you and your guests for an intimate and flavorful stay. The perfect way to experience an authentic French destination wedding.
Champagne The Champagne region is located in northeastern France, less than 100 miles east of Paris. It is easily accessible by car or train. There is a small airport at Reims (Reims-Champagne Airport) and Troyes, and both cities have rail access. This region consists mainly of a chalk plateau and is best known as the home of the sparkling white wine: Champagne. No less than 30,000 hectares of Champagne vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see over the rolling hillsides, dotted with picturesque villages. Most of the exported French champagne comes from the area around the cities of Reims and Epernay. Reims is the capital of the region, and you'll find many opportunities to taste champagne here, as well as visit the renowned Notre-Dame Cathedral with its circular stained glass window. Other beautiful cities in the region which are well worth a visit include Sedan boasting the largest Chateau Fort in Europe and Troyes. What could be more romantic than celebrating your destination wedding in the famous Champagne region of France? As the champagne bubbles tickle your nose and your senses run wild with excitement after exchanging vows with your beloved in the grounds of an impressive estate surrounded by nature, you and your guests will be regaled with a gastronomic French meal made by your very own brigade of French chefs. Why else have you chosen France to host your European destination wedding? Whether it be a small ceremony in a traditional French cobblestone church or a grand affair in a majestic domain, this region can offer an array of beautiful castles, country estates and champagne domains for a luxurious and flavorful stay amongst some of the most renowned champagne houses such as Mumm, Piper-Heidsieck and Taittinger. We have hand-picked some of the most impressive and romantic wedding venues for you hereafter.
French Alps For an authentic French wedding in the mountains, consider not only the beautiful French Alps, but also the Pyrénées or the Jura-mountains respectively in the south west and north east of France. The magnificent beauty of the mountains makes for a breathtaking backdrop for a high-summer wedding and in winter time, the snow-peaked mountains create a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Imagine your wedding reception being held in an intimate log cabin on a snow-capped mountain or in a luxurious chalet or mountain resort. Such famous towns as Chamonix, Chambéry, Megève, Courchevel, Méribel, Mont Blanc or around the beautiful Lake Annecy could become the backdrop of your French mountain wedding. A wedding in France could not be more impressive and authentic than in the back country of the Alps mountainside, tasting the delicacies the historic French countryside has to offer.
Central France And Bordeaux If a castle with its own ancient chapel is what you dream of for your European destination wedding or a romantic, Marie-Antoinette themed wedding evoking a period of whimsical decadence within the historic walls of a pretty castle, click on any of the following links to discover the wide variety of unique wedding venues we propose in this region. The Loire Valley, or Valley of the Kings, is the most famous region for a castle wedding in France and the perfect venue for a destination wedding. Its close proximity to Paris by car (1 hour 30 mins) or by TGV (French high speed train) which takes only 55 minutes and has direct connections from Roissy-CDG airport in Paris, make it ideal and easily accessible to travelers from far and wide. The international airport in Tours also has many low-cost airlines traveling to it from many European cities. With its multitude of grand and romantic castles such as Chambord, Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, Blois, Cheverny and Amboise, your guests will never be at a loss for places to visit. We can even organize private guided-tours of the most famous castles with wine tastings and/or cooking classes for you and/or small groups of your guests. Let your imagination wander and your dreams come true in the majestic Loire Valley!