Your baby will soon be with you, take a break and enjoy a BABYMOON. To get the most from this last couple-vacation, you can fly to the South of France, its natural Provence, or seaside French Riviera. Get more information to plan your perfect babymoon on the French Riviera in this article.
What is a babymoon?
The expression babymoon was coined in the early 1990s by pregnancy and childbirth author Sheila Kitzinger, who described it as a calm, uninterrupted period of time needed by parents after the birth of a baby so that they could spend time bonding with their new arrival. Babymoons are now trendy as a last gasp at coupledom, a small romantic interlude, the final hurrah before the baby arrives.
Why do a destination babymoon?
First and foremost: The most important thing is safety, so make sure you speak with your doctor before booking your trip.
Life as a parent is totally different, you will be focused on this little human being and have less time for you. The babymoon, like a honeymoon, is a time for you and your couple, to create beautiful memories for the 2 of you before becoming a family. Women wise, in the final weeks of pregnancy you might be exhausted. There is nothing you could enjoy more than relax and be pampered, and you deserve it! After all, your body has pretty much been taken over, and life is about to get a whole lot more hectic.
But why fly away? To get out of the city, the bad weather and your everyday life. Out of your daily routine, you will be able to focus on you and really enjoy your time off. If you were waiting for a special event, to do a trip you were dreaming for ages, what better moment, that your babymoon
This is why you should have a babymoon: rest, enjoy lovely couples moment and get ready for the amazing human being coming.
Even if you already have children you can enjoy a new babymoon for a new baby.
Best Babymoon on the French Riviera
South of France, natural Provence, seaside French Riviera are amazing destinations for couple and family, as for in-betweens. Of course, you won’t be able to run the seaside or climb the mountains. But, there are many beautiful places to visit, where to have a romantic and relaxing time. Parenting is exhausting. It’s wonderful but tiring. Get as much extra rest and relaxation before the baby arrives.
If you love nature, Provence is the perfect retreat plan. During spring, lavender season or falls, it is magic. Avoid Provence during July and August as the temperature can reach 45 °C (113°F)
- Mas de la Rose, near Luberon :
- Bastide de Gordes :
- Domaine des Andeols:
If you want to relax enjoy a stay in a luxurious spa of the French Riviera:
- Chateau Saint Martin in Saint Paul de Vence :
- Chateau de Berne, in Provence :
- La Bastide de TourTour hotel & Spa
Enjoy delicious French or Provencal meals (and maternity compatible) in Michelin restaurant :
- French Riviera 1 star restaurants:
- French Riviera 2 stars Restaurant:
Rest in one of the gorgeous French Riviera luxurious hotels by the sea :
- Seaside Hotel Belles Rives, Juan Les Pins :
- Breathtaking view Hotel la Chèvre d’Or Eze
- Seaside hotel Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Grand Hotel du Cap
- By the sea Cap Estel hotel in Eze :
Other seaside fantastic hotels: https://www.wildroses.fr/french-riviera-wedding-venues-by-the-sea/
French Riviera and Provence Best Babymoon Time
Babymoon vacations best time depends on your pregnancy. They are typically taken in the second trimester – after you’ve had the 12-week scan, and before it becomes inadvisable to fly.
Provence and French Riviera have fantastic weather all year long. If you are flying from northern Europe or the USA, you will be able to enjoy lunch by the beach even in mid-January. If you have a special backdrop you would like or depend on your pregnancy find below the list of the best timing for a special babymoon in the south of France.
- Springs babymoon session: May-June
- Lavender babymoon session: late-June / July
- Beach babymoon session: June – September
- Seaside Babymoon session: June-September
- Mountain babymoon session: May-June
- Snow babymoon session: December-February
Plan your perfect Babymoon
Find more information online, so as to plan your perfect babymoon, in the south of France or Europe.
- how to plan a memorable babymoon :
- 10 Babymoon tips :
- Top 10 Reasons to Go On a Babymoon:
- The Best Babymoon Destinations for Every Month of the Year
Provence and French Riviera babymoon photographer
As much as I love studio maternity session, there is nothing like a “destination maternity session”, being in a stunning place and creating memories for you and your baby. Moreover, you will be able to show her/him how much you were in love and looking forward to meeting him.
I am a photographer based on the French Riviera but have already photographed maternity (and babymoon) in Barcelona, Snowy French Alps, Provence Lavender Fields, Las Vegas, St. Martin. I can’t wait for the next amazing destination or a sweet seaside maternity session.
Get inspired for your own babymoon photoshoot on the blog, with beautiful maternity session in the south of France and aboard :
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