Versailles. The Eiffel Tower. The Loire Valley. Few countries offer as many iconic locations that are both, historic and romantic, as France. Continuing in our quest to bring engaged couples and wedding planners the best of the best for wedding locations, we’re pleased to present Grace Ormonde’s official list of the top wedding destinations in France – a collection of properties that has been carefully curated, just like our list for the USA, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
From engagements, to destination weddings, to honeymoons, France has always appealed to couples from around the world. Paris, alone, offers countless locations for an exquisite Parisian affair, an intimate family-oriented wedding, or a stylish elopement. Modern couples with a flair for all things cosmopolitan will appreciate the city’s lineup of luxury hotels such as the Mandarin Oriental Paris, Four Seasons Hotel George V, and L’Hotel; and art lovers are welcome to say “I do” amid the incredible surroundings of Musée Rodin.
Outside the capital, the rest of France teems with the most stunning chateaus for the ultimate “fairytale wedding” experience. Wine aficionados may choose to tie the knot in the Bordeaux region, where the Opera National de Bordeaux theater lets you take center stage – or perhaps a vineyard wedding at Les Sources de Caudalie is more apropos. Of course, Burgundy is a classic wine-centered destination, and Chateau de Villette is an idyllic location for a private wedding weekend for couples and their guests.
For romantic weddings infused with a rustic je ne sais quoi, the Loire Valley awaits with properties like Chateau de Chronne and Chateau de Saint Paterne. And for an extra swanky celebration with all-night afterparties, it doesn’t get much chicer than the South of France. Stay at the luxurious MUSE Saint Tropez, host your nuptials at the historic Saint Tropez Citadel, or treat your guests to an epic summer wedding week at Villa Garoupe Beach.
Choosing the perfect wedding destination in France may be one of the most difficult decision you make during the wedding planning process, as there’s so many stunning options – but fortunately, we’ve done most of the legwork in narrowing it down to the crème de la crème.