Provence is everything you need
You may have spotted our recent blog post discussing the most romantic reasons you should consider tying the knot in France, of which there are plenty so we hope we managed to persuade you. Today we’re taking a look at one of the most spectacular areas of France to tie the knot and some of the wedding venues it has on offer. Provence is a picture-perfect place to start your happily ever after, with its fields of sunflowers and lavender, quirky villages and jaw-dropping scenery. As an experienced French wedding photographer, I can assure you these are some of the most Instagram-worthy locations in the area, let's go !
1- Château OCCITANIA
Hidden away amongst vineyards, you will find the exclusive-use Château Occitania. This medieval château boasts six charming properties that have been recently renovated to ensure a luxurious stay for you and your guests. You’ll find subtle Japanese touches, organic fabrics and plenty of awe-inspiring elements. It has space for up to 41 people so it really is the perfect spot to celebrate with your friends and family. You can make the most of the outdoor space with a blessing in the garden, or you can use the beautiful chapel for something a little more traditional. Their onsite Orangery is made for an epic wedding breakfast before you dance the night away under the stars.
If you want a wedding venue in Provence with the wow factor, look no further than Chateau d’Argent. This hidden gem is tucked away in vineyards just a stone’s throw from the French Riviera, where a fairy tale chateau awaits you. It features towers, turrets, palm trees and a secluded setting, making it the perfect rural escape for you and your guests. The views are unrivalled, the gardens are an oasis and the interiors are the ultimate luxury. It’s made for wine lovers too, so grab a glass of vino and relax by the pool. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it?!
The village of Cotignac, only 7 km from the Chateau, is wonderful and typically Provençal with its 18 fountains and lively town squares, bakeries, art galleries and restaurants. Because the village is at the foothill of a cliff, you’ll also find some troglodyte houses. Besides the unspoiled countryside of Provence, you’ll be close to the buzzing and glamorous Riviera, with the mythic St Tropez just 70 minutes away. Finally, if you want to have a swim somewhere, you’ll be spoiled with choice with nearby lakes, Mediterranean beaches and the magnificent Gorges du Verdon which are 15 km away.
3-Le mas de la rose- Eygalières
If you’re looking for country chic in Provence, you’ve found it. With 25 acres to call its own, The Domaine de la Rose boasts olive trees, lavender and the most romantic surroundings you could ever dream of. Designed for an intimate wedding with your closest friends and family, this exclusive wedding venue promises a magical location for you to create and share memories with your guests. You can enjoy your ceremony in the garden before mingling with cocktails and canapés, feasting on the exceptional catering and ending the evening with an unforgettable party.
4-Château de TOurreau
For couples who want nothing but grandeur and luxury for their Provence wedding, the search is over! Chateau De Tourreau is set within 20 acres of perfectly manicured grounds, with an infinity pool, charming spaces, sports facilities and so much more. From the moment you make your way up the tree-lined driveway, your heart will be captured, and your guests will never want to leave. It’s the Provence wedding venue of dreams!
In 1612, the bourgeois Tourreau’s family from Avignon acquired a plot of land located in Sarrians. In 1614, the chapel was built here along with a first building. Two generations later between 1750 and 1770 François Bénézet de Tourreau built the château based on plans from the architect Brun. Surviving the French Revolution, during François Paul Bénézet de Tourreau was a Grey Musketeer in the service of the King of France, and resisting the ups and downs of the age, the property has been improved over the centuries and with different owners : the addition of Atlas’ statues supporting the balcony, a fountain in the southern park, and many sports facilities. The château situated in the heart of 20-acre grounds possesses six salons/dining rooms along with nine suites over two floors. In the shade of a century-old plane tree lies the patio, blending birdsong with the murmur of water, and our wine cellar.
5- LA bastide du Roy
Steeped in history and rich with romance, Bastide Du Roy is a heart-stoppingly beautiful Provence wedding venue. A labyrinth of luxurious spaces, intricate gardens and endless views, the venue boasts 365 olive trees that guard this magical setting. Make the most of the beautiful outdoor space on offer by taking a dip in the pool with your friends and family, wander around the grounds and gardens with a glass of champagne, or feast on a three-course banquet overlooking the views of Provence. Smitten? So are we!
In the town of Antibes, on the edge of the golf course and the village of Biot, the property appears with majesty behind terraces and olive trees. Dating from the end of the 16th century, it was HENRI IV who, after buying the Château d'Antibes and its fief in 1604, received the Bastide Roy as a wedding present in 1608.
In 1779 the domain is sold by KING LOUIS XV to the town of Antibes.
In 1924 the famous fashion designer Jeanne LANVIN buys "La Bastide du Roy" to make a wedding present to her daughter and son-in-law, Count Jean de POLIGNAC cousin of the princely family of MONACO and the Countess Marie-blanche LANVIN of POLIGNAC. Pianist, harpist, she welcomes a large number of personalities such as Francis POULENC, Jean COCTEAU, COLETTE and such.
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