In a country packed full of art, history and natural wonders, newlyweds can journey through a land of enchantment that stretches from the English Channel to the Mediterranean. France rates its hotels with a 5-star system. One star represents a lower-scale budget rating and five stars are reserved for those hotels exceeding all the requirements. Five-star hotels are top of the line and might include complimentary floral arrangements, confectionaries, bedside champagne breakfasts, and limousine excursions. From Bed and Breakfast accommodations to quaint cottages, to upscale 5-star hotels, there are charming and varied selections throughout France.
French cuisine is considered the world's finest. Whether you choose to dine in a small bistro or an ancient chateau, you can expect high quality and expertly prepared food. Wine accompanies most meals and enhances both the food and your spirits.
From the snow-capped Alps to the Riviera beaches, France is filled with variation and breath-taking resources. Flightseeing, motorscooters, hot-air balloons and cruises are just some of the ways tourists enjoy the countryside.
Paris draws many visitors each year. With 130 museums, as well as gardens, boutiques and cafes, the city bustles with a tempting array of art, chic shopping and tempting cuisine. The Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame provide special locales for viewing the city.
A city rich in art and history, Paris houses the famous Louvre Museum. While once a palace to the Kings of France, the Louvre Museum is now the place to see the Mona Lisa's smile in person. Stroll alongside the Seine River and revel in the sights. Walk down the cobblestone streets and know that those same streets once felt the footsteps of the artists Monet, Picasso and Renoir. There is an undeniable magic for honeymooners in Paris.
Cabarets fill the night with rich music and night owls. Don't miss Lido de Paris, one the hottest nightspots around. With showgirls, ice-skating, water ballet, and a cabaret style of entertaining, Lido de Paris provides surprising and exciting shows.
Provence, the region in France that inspired Van Gogh's works, is filled with charming countryside. The French Riviera is home to 125 miles of art, celebrities, marinas, casinos, upscale shops, and plenty of sunshine. With castles outside of Paris such as the Chateau de Fontainbleu, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomete and Louis XIV's home in Versailles, there are extraordinary sites throughout the country.
When traveling throughout France, carry identification. Pack a voltage transformer and plug adaptor for your electrical needs. You may want to bring a French-English dictionary, though many of the French people are well versed in English. Maps are always helpful, and comfortable shoes are a must. There are ATM's available and they offer the best exchange rates. Keep in mind that tourist offices are valuable resources when you need information and guidance.
Honeymooners who are lucky enough to celebrate in France will be immersed in a land that reflects a magic and a history unparalleled anywhere in the world.