Post # 1
my SO and I know we will get married in the next couple years and we were talking about honeymoon spots. hes already been to australia, canada, and the UK on trips and through a student anbassador program. I, on the other hand, have yet to leave the US. anyway, he was saying how he likes major cities/places and thinks France would be a good honeymoon spot. I’ve never been but I’ve heard France is very dirty. has anyone been to france on a trip or for their honeymoon? how was your experience?
Post # 3
France is one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been, not dirty at all
Post # 4
I’ve never been but I’ve heard great things from my sister and BIL, who went there for their honeymoon.
Post # 5
France isn’t dirty, it’s just old and beautiful!
Post # 6
well im glad to hear it’s nice!
Post # 7
France is a wonderful city!
However, it really depends what you are going for. If you want a relaxing beachy/cocktail honeymoon I wouldn’t recommend france because if you are there you HAVE to do the touristy thing or there is no point of being in france!
Post # 8
I think France is the perfect spot for a honeymoon. You can combine a few days in Paris with some time traveling around the countryside. There are nice beaches as well. We’ve been to Europe a lot, and that’s the only reason we’re not doing the honeymoon there.
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Post # 9
Love, love, LOVE France. The people, the sights, and ohhhh . . . the shopping. I spent so much money there. It wasn’t dirty at all, in my opinion, but then again, my standards are low because I live in San Francisco. I would highly recommend it – go to Paris for the shopping, sights and architecture, then head to the South for the beaches and relaxation.
Post # 10
I heart Paris. I went on a tour with my Mom a few years back and thought it was such a romantic city! It wasn’t dirty at all but we only saw the touristy parts. I do know of someone that got stuck in Paris during a transportation strike and had to walk in the alleys and back streets – she said it was dirty and hates it. But I don’t think it’s fair to judge any city when you’re stuck in a horrible situation … I mean every town has it’s bad parts and it’s just crap luck to find yourself there on your first visit, especially if there’s sooooo many gorgeous places to visit, like Paris
Post # 11
Hi! I’ve never been to France but I am currently a nanny to a family who have moved to the US from France due to a better job offer. however, the family is probably going back after another year since they still have a home there. ANYWAYS, the mum says that France is lovely (she’s lived there forever) but that the French people are not very welcoming. She freely admitted that the sites are beautiful but it is very crowded and the citizens do not really like Americans, one reason she gave was because they are not that good at speaking English. I’ve also spoken with the dad’s mum and she recommended places other than France and England to visit. She said that places like Holland, Switzerland, Sweden etc. are quite lovely and much better to visit. Seeing as everyone else has said only good things about France I could be totally wrong since I’ve never been! I wanted to go as well, but after talking with the family I don’t think I’ll be going unless it is to visit then when they move back.
P.S. French accents are kind of hard to understand for certain words!
Good luck with your honeymoon…it’ll be fabulous wherever you end up 😀
Post # 12
Went to France in 1996 and again in 2005. Paris indeed became dirty. More and more immigrants have flocked into France and have literred the streets of Paris selling keychains to tourists. Beware of pick pockets! The French country side, however, has always been very beautiful.
Visit Versailles and St. Malo if you could. More relaxed than Paris.
I was in a tour group w/ fellow Americans and some French people had some attitude w/ some of us — granted some Americans can get obnoxious sometimes. (One even tried to overcharge a family to enter the Louvre. I stepped in and told her that she was being charged for her 3 year old child when the child should be free.) I speak French and definitely see a difference in the way they treat Americans who speak their language.
If you want to do historical/museum/touristy stuff, Paris is the place to go. If you want to have a “lazy honeymoon” by the beach, then, I think one of the island destinations would be better off for you.