Picture this - post-card like landscapes, sweeping vineyards, charm that's complemented with a contemporary lifestyle, châteaux that personify grandeur and royalty and of course, French hospitality. It doesn't get better than this! France - the land of wines, cheese, museums, fashion, literature and romance. When it comes to planning a picture-perfect, fairytale wedding, France is an obvious choice.
France has a wide array of châteaux to choose from, which makes picking a venue as easy or difficult as it gets considering the number of choices! Choose from world-renowned venues such as the opulent Château de Versailles, a picture-perfect Château de Chantilly, the stunning Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte or the elegant Château de Chenonceau all of which entice you with beautifully landscaped gardens and majestic edifices.
Even though France is synonymous with châteaux when it comes to weddings, the country has other options too. Does a wedding by the sea seem enthralling? Seaside resorts like Nice, Cannes, St Tropez and Monaco-Monte Carlo on the Riviera and La Baule and Biarritz on the West Coast make for a fairytale seaside dream-come-true.
And if you want a splash of Mediterranean temprature in France, Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild gives its guests just that. Located close to Nice, this place is perfect for weddings in warmer moods. The presence of Indian caterers in Paris and Nice assure sourcing of vegetarian food in France. A few hotels and venues welcome outside caterers for large-scale weddings and could prepare vegetarian food if instructed in advance.
Getting to France is as easy as it gets. Direct flights by Air France link Indian metros such as New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru to Paris. While Pais is the main hub for international travellers Nice, Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Marseille, Nantes and Strasbourg also have international airports.
BEST TIME TO PLAN A WEDDING:
April - October
November - February