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Honeymoon in the South of France

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Honeymoon in the South of France


We are looking to take a weeks honeymoon in the south of france, but have never visited before. Can anyone recommend any areas/hotels/cottages etc...

Ideally we would not want to be more than an hour and a half from an airport. We are looking for something relaxing and maybe near a vineyard.

Thank you


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1. Re: Honeymoon in the South of France

Where in the south of France? That's a very large region.

It's difficult to recommend lodgings without knowing your budget and how long you would be staying.

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2. Re: Honeymoon in the South of France

Also when?

Which airport would you be flying out of? Lyon, Marseille and Nice are the principal airports in south-eastern France, Bordeaux and Toulouse in the south-west. There are wonderful areas within easy reach of any of these so you might want to add into your calculations how easy it would be to get to any of these or one of the dozen or more smaller airports in the south of France.

There are very few places in that part of the world that are not near a vineyard...

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3. Re: Honeymoon in the South of France

Here's what my girlfriend and I just returned from, hope it helps.

Bordeaux airport

In this region you will find the famous St. Emillion wine area (at 1 1/2 hours away) Also medieval castle and caves.

Saussignac region: Chateau haut Garrigue for wine appreciation day and food pairing. Also in the area, and a must do: stay at Chateau des Baudry and have dinner in their courtyard at least once, if not every night.

These areas are all maximum 2 hours east of Bordeaux. The coast, including Lacanau beaches and Cap Ferret is west about the same distance, as well as Lac Biscarrosse.

Even a canoe and camping trip down the Dordogne river is worth a look at.

Good luck

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4. Re: Honeymoon in the South of France

And other airports, which serve the Languedoc, include Montpellier, Nimes, Beziers, Carcassonne and Perpignan.

If you tell us which of these you can easily fly into, and more about what your interests are and the type of scenery/environment you want to be in, then maybe we can help.

Edited: 03 September 2011, 18:08
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5. Re: Honeymoon in the South of France

Congratulations! For a honeymoon especially I would concentrate on the accommodation and its immediate surroundings. But as others have said it's hard to know what you like and have a budget for. So just to give you some ideas and points for research, have a look at these 3 completely different possibilites which might help you (and your fiance) to decide on what you might like. Then do come back for further advice.

A luxurious small hotel in the Luberon with vineyards adjoining and lovely views:


A pretty self-catering cottage on a wine estate in the Gironde with its own spa on the terrace:


A retro caravan in the Aude/Ariege region with fabulous views of the Pyrenees and accessible to the coast.


Edited: 03 September 2011, 20:55
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6. Re: Honeymoon in the South of France

Sorry, the correct link for the Luberon hotel is:


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