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The terrace at Pan dei Palais is 'très romantique' | © Pan dei Palais
The terrace at Pan dei Palais is 'très romantique' | © Pan dei Palais
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Most Romantic Honeymoon Resorts in the French Riviera

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Updated: 19 June 2018
The French Riviera has everything you need for a romantic honeymoon – a great climate, sea views, renowned culinary delights and above all, a love of the high life. Here’s our guide to the most romantic honeymoon resorts in the French Riviera.

Hôtel Pan dei Palais

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The Pan dei Palais was built for an Indian princess and sits in the heart of this beautiful village
The Pan dei Palais was built for an Indian princess and sits in the heart of this beautiful village | © Pan dei Palais
The Pan dei Palais is a little Asian-inspired boutique hotel in the heart of St Tropez. It has all the romantic history that honeymooners need – a French general fell in love with an Asian princess and commissioned this royal residence for her in 1835. You can relax poolside, recline in the walled garden, or have a massage in the spa. When that’s done, you can book a trip on the hotel’s yacht.
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Hôtel Belles Rives

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The Fitzgerald Bar named after F.Scott Fitzgerald leading out to the beach
The Fitzgerald Bar named after F.Scott Fitzgerald leading out to the beach | © Hotel Belles Rives
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This hotel is where the Scott Fitzgeralds took up residence when he was writing in the south of France and where they entertained all the jazz greats during wild parties. F.Scott Fitzgerald set his book, Tender is the Night, down the road in the illustrious Hotel du Cap, but it’s here that he lived. The hotel is art deco, with sea views everywhere – including from the restaurant and from Fitzgerald’s bar. There are two beaches – one rocky and the other a gentle sandy slope. This is a hotel with history and glamour, right on the beach in the centre of it all. A perfect small-hotel honeymoon.
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Swimming pool
Gym
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La Perouse

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The patio at La Perouse is widely regarded as one of the best in Nice | © La Pérouse
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The Hotel La Perouse is located right on the beach at Nice and offers a honeymoon that feels a little distant from the crowds, while still being able to watch over them from your pool terrace. The restaurant, Le Patio, is set under lemon trees and the hotel is friendly and full of flowers. It’s a great little retreat in a bustling city.
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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Gym
Childcare
Connecting rooms available
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Hotel Tiara Yaktsa

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Lay on one of the sun loungers and contemplate life at this wonderful hotel
Lay on one of the sun loungers and contemplate life at this wonderful hotel | © Hotel Tiara Yaksta
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The Tiara Yaktsa is a 20-minute drive from the centre of Cannes in Théoule-sur-Mer, and is picture perfect for an intimate honeymoon. It has 21 rooms (inspired by Morocco), the pool is surrounded by greenery, there’s a Balinese sun bed for every couple (with waiter service) and a restaurant that extends across a terrace overlooking the bay below. The beach is just 1km away, golf is within 10km and skiing is 100km away and the hotel provides a chauffeur service everywhere.
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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Gym
Hot tub
Pet Friendly
Non smoking
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Hôtel Byblos

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The Hotel Byblos has been open for 50 years and is a local institution for its nightlife, spa and chic pool
The Hotel Byblos has been open for 50 years and is a local institution for its nightlife, spa and chic pool | © Hôtel Byblos
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The Hôtel Byblos in St Tropez is, to quote one review, ‘the most famous hotel in the world’s most famous resort’. Naturally, it doesn’t come cheap and you’ll find A-listers hanging around, as well as people who have saved for their special occasion. Everything centres around two places – the pool and the legendary night club, Caves du Roy. It has just under 100 rooms and suites, all offering a different level of luxury and the spa is the first Sisley spa in France. This is the ultimate five-star chic French Riviera experience, and it celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017.
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Hôtel du Cap - Eden Roc

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Just one of the many villas on the grounds of the Hotel du Cap
Just one of the many villas on the grounds of the Hotel du Cap | © Hotel du Cap
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The Hôtel du Cap in Antibes is legendary. It’s where F. Scott Fitzgerald spent many an evening during his years living nearby in the 1920s and is the backdrop for his classic novel, Tender is the Night. Rita Hayworth met her real-life prince here during dinner in the 1940s, which led to marriage, and where Mr and Mrs Windsor took refuge after his abdication in 1936. The hotel covers nine hectares with sumptuous villa after sumptuous villa. It has a guest list that puts other hotels in awe, five clay tennis courts and a boutique, as well as the obligatory pools, restaurants and beach cabanas. This is honeymooning in history and style.
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La Bastide de Gordes

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Provence has some simply amazing places to unwind and feel better
Provence has some simply amazing places to unwind and feel better | © La Bastide de Gordes
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The Bastide de Gordes provides a different honeymoon experience in a part of Provence that’s away from the sea. High on a hill in a medieval town, this hotel is in a perfect spot. Its infinity pool looks out over the entire Luberon valley, the spa treatments are renowned and the terrace offers romantic dining opportunities. What’s more, the village of Gordes is right on your doorstep, meaning you can head out for a little diversion when needed.
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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Gym
Hot tub
Pet Friendly
Airport transfers
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