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Honeymoon in France February 8, 2009

Filed under: honeymoon,wedding planning,weddings — laragale @ 11:54 am
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Originally we had planned a Greek honeymoon. But unfortunately, right about the time when we got serious about booking flights there was that series of riots in Greece that threatened to overthrow the government. This combined with the fact that planning an island-hopping trip in Greece is really difficult since none of the websites seem to be updated, and the ferries are notoriously impossible to schedule, clinched our decision to change plans. Where else in the world could we lay on the beach, drink wine, shop at local markets, visit museums, and immerse ourselves in a new culture?

France was the next obvious choice especially because I speak French (I figure that will help for our first international trip together). We didn’t want the hustle and bustle of an entirely Parisian trip, though, so for the first 9 days we’re renting an apartment in Nice through Riviera Pebbles. Renting an apartment is so much more affordable than I thought it would be, especially when you consider the convenience of having your own kitchen, washing machine, and cute little terrace to sit out and people-watch from. Plus we’re less than a five minute walk from the beach!


From Nice, we’ll take the train to Paris and spend 5 days in a boutique hotel in Montmartre. Some of the touristy things (going up the Eiffel Tower) we’re not interested in, but others (all the museums and Versailles) we are. Really I think we’re most excited to pretend we’re living in another country for a few weeks! Where are you going for your honeymoon?


7 Responses to “Honeymoon in France”

  1. Kilee Says:

    i love the pictures you posted! Keep up the good work!


  2. I recently traveled to France and loved it. We stayed in an apartment via and it was a great choice. I blogged about it recently,
    We follow your blog and love it. Just wanted to let you know, we have posted a link to your site.
    Good luck and have fun in France.

  3. Krista Says:

    Amazing … We’re going to France, too, but have not booked as much as you. I like your idea, though!

  4. Mélanie Says:

    Tu vas adorer la France et tout particulièrement Montmartre!!
    My fiancé and I stayed in Montmartre for 10 days 2 years ago and fell in love. You will simply adore the cobblestone roads, the intimate feeling of community, the small cafés and boutiques and of course, the infamous Basilica. Definitely pack a good pair of walking shoes (the steep hills in Montmartre can be challenging to walk when wearing heels)!

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  6. Carol Says:

    I just found your blog goggling and I loved!
    I live in France, not in Nice ( Malheureusement), but anyway is a beautiful country, I am sure you are going to spend some of the best time of your life around here. And also thanks for the idea, cause I am still looking for where to spend the honeymoon, and the ‘pretend we just live in another country’ is just perfect. I would love to do the same, but between Australia and New Zealand.

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