When you want a romantic honeymoon then there are few destinations which conjure up the image of romance more than France. Home to what is widely considered to be the world’s most romantic city, Paris, France offers the chilled-out and laid-back way of life that you need when enjoying your first few days of married life. However, for an eco-friendly honeymoon, there are plenty of options available to you outside of the capital city.
Woodland life in the Dordogne
Why not enjoy the peaceful life in a Woodsman’s Cabin in one of the most beautiful areas of the country? The remote setting ensures you will not be disturbed and it has everything that you need for your stay. The wood-burning stove heats the water and the cabin is lit by oil light or candle. When on your honeymoon champagne and flowers are part of the package and transport is provided in the form of a tandem. Breakfasts are provided and you can enjoy activities such as canoeing or touring the vineyards. For those who want total seclusion this option is perfect.
Auvergne guest house
Head to central France to the region of Auvergne where you will find an eco-friendly guest house or two. Try Les Liards, where you can hike in the beautiful countryside. The guest house itself has been carefully constructed using traditional building methods and eco-friendly materials. Located in the Livradois-Forez regional park, it is perfect for those who love the outdoors life.
The most romantic city in the world!
Paris is a must for those wanting a romantic break but you can also find an eco-friendly option here. The Hotel Gavarni is close to main attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées and uses only renewable energy sources, is now carbon neutral and only eco-friendly products are used throughout the hotel. The food is organic and fair trade and as a result of all its efforts to be greener, the hotel has become the first independent hotel in the city to achieve the European Ecolabel, a quality standard for eco-friendly businesses.
A Normandy valley
La Maison du Vert is located in Ticheville in Lower Normandy and is ideal for those who like the great outdoors. The restaurant is vegetarian and vegan, with many ingredients grown in the hotel’s own gardens. Organic drinks are served in the bar and the grounds are a mix of landscaped and wild areas. Cycling is a popular activity in the area and the hotel has two bicycles that can be used by guests at no extra charge.
For honeymoons France might seem like a long way to travel but the rewards are clear when you get there. The chance to relax in beautiful surroundings that will not make much (if any!) impact on your carbon footprint should not be missed.