The French Rivieria
The fabled French Riviera or Côte d’Azur in French is one of the most fabulous wedding destinations in the world. The French Riviera offers a wealth of different types of venues, some of the finest cuisine in France and an enviably temperate climate.
With its international airport in Nice, the French Riviera is easily accessible from all domestic and international locations.
The Côte d’Azur is best known for its luxury hotels, private beach clubs, villas & exclusive domains, stunning cliff top views, medieval hilltop villages and extravagant bourgeois monuments. Despite often being associated with ‘glitz and glam’, the French Riviera also offers a relaxed, Mediterranean lifestyle associated with charming coastal villages, street markets and long, Rosé fuelled lunches followed by siestas in the afternoon sun.
Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, Fitzgerald & Godard all had a huge love affair with the French Riviera representing its beauty through art, literature and motion picture.
Provence begins where the Côte d’Azur meets Côtes de Provence vineyard country and ends at the border with the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
Provence for many, including ourselves, is quintessential France. The very word Provence conjures up images of vineyards, fields of lavender and olive groves, charming stone houses with cornflower blue shutters, sleepy sun-baked villages, dramatic landscapes and flavoursome sun drenched local produce.
Provence has always been a sort of Mecca for photographers thanks to the unique, golden sunlight. This stunning light is illustrated by the work of Cezanne, Monet and van Gogh.
Provence offers a range of beautifully authentic wedding venues such as rustic wineries, stunning chateaux, shabby chic country manors, romantic boutique hotels and historical sites. In short, Provence is the perfect country wedding destination for those in search of tranquillity, bags of character and the sights and smells of rural France.