The Perfect Honeymoon Escapes into France’s National Parks

Visiting France and trying out cheese and testing wine is like living under a bubble, and you are missing out on many fun things to do. France has much more to it than art, palaces, architecture, and theaters. Maybe this could be the time when you need to step out into the wilderness of an amazing national park in France. 

Visiting a national park during your honeymoon is also a great way to experience thrill and joy with your partner, especially in the Pyrenees, one of France’s natural wonders. Finding a perfect honeymoon adventure in these national parks is perfect for your memory lane. Here is a list of parks that you can visit with your partner and make your honeymoon special and fun. 

Beautiful national parks you should visit in France

Pyrenees National Park

It lies on the border of Spain and France, extending towards the southwest of Hautes Pyrenees and towards the south east side of the Pyrenees Atlantiques. Other than the different views of flora and fauna, Pyrenees national park has activities like skiing, hiking, mount climbing, and an endless trail for cycling. It also has a mini train that moves from the peak of La Sagette to Artouste Lake.  

Some of the interesting things a honeymoon couple can do at the Pyrenees National Park are as follows:

  • Hiking Cirque de Gavarnie
  • Parc Animalier overnight stay 
  • Pilgrimage to Lourdes
  • Cable car at the Pont d’Espagne
  • Stroll through the Chemin des Cascades
  • Unwind at the Bagneres-de-Bigorre
  • Night canyoning at Saint-Lary-Soulan
  • Skiing at Grand Tourmalet resort
  • Visit Château de Montségur
  • Stargaze at the Pic du Midi

Some of the other national parks are as follows

Vanoise National Park

This beautiful valley is located between the Tarentaise and Maurienne. Vanoisee is also the first national park in France and the most popular national park. It was made in concern for the vanishing Ibex whose number dropped down to 40 in the year 1963 but has been restored now to almost 2000. 

The park is extended towards the Italian side of the border, which is called the Gran Paradiso National Park. The Vanoise Massif makes it feel like a hike in paradise. You can even get to try paragliding and mount biking in this beautiful place with your partner. 

Port Cros National Park

In France, this is the only Mediterranean marine park found in France. This is established on the Port-Cros Island to the Toulon in the east. One can take the ferry that is regularly available from Saint Pierre marina. Two picturesque trails are offered by the Port-Cros, the Underwater trail and the botanical. 

Here you get to explore the beautiful sandy beach, landscape, lush forest, and heritage that are historic and shipwrecks. The best time to have a honeymoon here will be between the months of May to august. 

Ecrins National Park

This is the second largest national park in France with an Excursions site, greeting tourist and inviting initiative of education. It was created in the year 1973 in southeastern France. This Park is enjoyed by the naturalists, mountaineers, and workers of the forest. 

If you and your partner enjoy rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, or swimming in the river during the hot summer, you must visit this national park during your honeymoon. There are popular activities like ski touring, snowshoeing, and mountaineering that occur during the winter as well making it a wonderful honeymoon destination at any time of the year..