Honeymoons in France

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France Overview

A country of contrasting landscapes, synonymous with romance and renowned for its unrivalled wines and fine cuisine. The Côte d’Azur is the quintessential playground of the rich and famous with the bluest waters, golden beaches and a mountainous backdrop. Glamorous seaside towns sit next to medieval villages and there are endless chic restaurants, bars and casinos. This region also includes prestigious Monaco with its impressive yachts and the glitzy town Monte-Carlo at its heart.

Key Facts for France

Currency: Euro

Capital: Paris

Language: French

Flight time: 2 hours from London

When to Honeymoon in France

The Côte d’Azur is at its hottest in July and August. Spring and autumn are the most pleasant months to visit.

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Getting Married in France

If you are a looking for a European destination full of culture and excitement then why not consider France for your wedding abroad. From Paris, the most romantic city in the world, to the beautiful Dordogne area and even the glorious city of St. Tropez, France can offer you a plethora of options when it comes to planning your destination wedding.  With fabulous food and a number of famous wineries around you are bound to eat drink and be married in style if you choose to get married in France.  France is easy to get to from the UK so your friends and family will be able to join you for your destination wedding across the Channel as well.  Just a short flight or an easy drive on the Eurostar and you will find your self in another world away from the UK.   

Marriage Requirements

France

Minimum stay of one month in the town where the marriage will take place in France: Proof of residence will be required

Minimum age of 18 years old for a man and 15 years old for a woman.

The future husband and wife must give their consent: Minors under 18 years of age must produce a written consent of both parents or their legal guardian. If the parents or guardians are not resident in France, their signature should be witnessed by a French Consular Officer.

The future husband and wife must not have any close family relationship or ties with each other.

Birth certificate : It will be necessary to provide the "certified copy of an entry" (the full version with the names of the parents) with a translation. It is necessary to go through a British translator then with the Legalisation Office of  The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London (see www.ambafrance.org.uk)

Prenuptial medical certificate: this certificate can be obtained from the following organisations: a GP in France

A solicitor's certificate : this certificate is necessary if the future couple has entered into a marriage contract. In the absence of any contract, the spouses will be subject to the law of the country in which they settle their first place of residence, according to the Hague Convention of 14th March 1978. However, since this appreciation can be subject to variations, it is recommended to refer to that convention for further details.

Certificate of law = certificat de coutume. This certificate can be obtained from either the: Consular Division - Foreign and Commonwealth Office

For further information and contact details contact the Official website of the French Government Tourist office - http://uk.franceguide.com/festivals-and-event/Getting-Married-in-France.html?NodeID=406&EditoID=81537

Real Weddings in France

Helen & Daniel
In France on 08-Jun-2013
Jane & Alan
In France on 21-May-2011

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