TRES CHIC BEACH SCENE OR QUIET INLAND HONEYMOON?

Q – We are wondering if you would recommend some of the beach resorts along the French Riviera such as Cannes or St. Tropez or would we be better off pursuing our French dreams inland, away from the glam coast.  This will be a long-delayed honeymoon for us. She is 56 and I am 65. We have, for various reasons, never been to Europe. We think we will enjoy it all but afternoon reading, cuddling, and dining are what we are all about. Did I say “cuddling”. 

A – Tough to generalize but we think the safest approach would be to plan flying home out of Nice while beginning your trip in Paris or Provence. Depends on length of trip but you might want to end with a few days on the Riviera beachfront before departure.

Here are some basic decisions you should make before consulting your consultant:

  • Number of nights and number of hotel changes (For a honeymoon we think you should become familiar with the bedding and avoid frequent changes.)
  • Is seeing one portion of a country going to be satisfying or will you be frustrated that you didn’t see more?
  • Nights beachfront versus rural village proximity
  • Can you abide by the Honeymoon Travel Rule: No more than one hotel change per week?