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The 5 best places to get engaged in Côte d'Azur

  • Travel 101
  • By Harry Jenner
  • Published 23 January 2023
  • Revised 16 February 2023

There are endless ways you can plan a romantic proposal for the one you love – and a romantic getaway to Côte d'Azur is an option we’ll always stand by. You simply can’t go wrong with the grandeur of the French Riviera.

As a region with a natural air of romance and class, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect Côte d'Azur engagement location, whether it’s atop a hillside looking out at vistas of the Mediterranean Sea, or even inside the privacy of your deluxe suite. You just need to choose the right time and place, it’ll be a romantic moment when they’re least expecting it. 

So, diamond rings at the ready, proposers! Here’s our full rundown of the best, most romantic proposal locations in Côte d'Azur.

Aboard a luxury yacht at Hotel Saint Amour - La Tartane

Let’s kick off your search for the best Côte d'Azur engagement location with the private yacht owned by one of Saint-Tropez's grandest resorts, Hotel Saint Amour - La Tartane. Although the hotel itself is also special enough for a proposal, we think aboard a private yacht is the most romantic way to get down on one knee here. 

If you’re willing to fork out for an exclusive charter of their Chato yacht, you will sail the Mediterranean Sea for the day and in the evening, plus a personal chef will join and whip up a delicious three-course meal for just the two of you.

What better time to pop the question during this candle-lit dinner? A bottle of the finest champagne will be calling your name as soon as congratulations are in order. 

Hotel Saint Amour - La Tartane

Hotel Saint Amour - La Tartane

On a romantic stroll whilst staying at Hôtel Cap Estel

If an unbeatable backdrop is high on your priority list, there are not many places better than Èze: one of France’s most picturesque villages. 

Set amongst a sea of Mediaeval town buildings and meandering cobblestone streets, a peaceful wander through the village square may well be the perfect setting for a special proposal. This idea’s not exactly extravagant, but it sure is romantic.

ometimes it’s best to keep it simple. And when it’s time to celebrate, head back to your suite at Hôtel Cap Estel and book a table at the Table of Patrick Raingeard, the hotel’s award-winning fine-dining restaurant. It'll be the perfect place to end your life-changing day.

Hôtel Cap Estel

Hôtel Cap Estel
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On the private beach of Hotel Barriere Le Gray D'Albion

Another simple yet effective engagement location in Côte d'Azur is on a glorious sandy beach, specifically the private beach of Cannes’ Hotel Barriere Le Gray D'Albion.

There are plenty of gorgeous beaches across the Côte d'Azur region, but with this particular hotel taking a prime spot on the beloved La Croisette boulevard, Hotel Barriere Le Gray D'Albion holds a special place in our hearts. 

After strolling along the main street browsing designer boutiques or soaking up the seaside good vibes, you can then grab a sun lounger at the hotel’s luxury beach bar and order some mojitos or any other cocktail of your choice (chances are you’re going to need some dutch courage to settle your nerves).

Then just as the sun sets, pop the question with the golden hours making the perfect ambience. It’s all about choosing the moment that feels right to you. No pressure!

Hotel Barriere Le Gray D'Albion

Hotel Barriere Le Gray D'Albion

In the privacy of your suite at Hotel Metropole

For some of us, the thought of a public proposal in front of a crowd of onlookers is our worst anxiety-inducing nightmare – and if that’s the case for your partner, it’s probably best to stick to the privacy of your suite. 

So, if it’s seclusion you want for your big moment, make sure you choose a five-star hotel with an ultra-luxurious selection of rooms, like those found at Hotel Metropole, Monte-Carlo.

The most suitable for loved-up couples is the lavish 1,615ft2 Carré d'Or Suite – what we like to call the piece de resistance. The where’s, when’s, and how’s of your in-suite proposal is of course up to you, but we like the idea of leading rose petals to the extravagant gold bath for a champagne-fuelled soak in the tub.

Hotel Metropole, Monte-Carlo

Hotel Metropole, Monte-Carlo

Sky high in a helicopter at La Chévre D'Or

Last on our list of the best proposal locations in Côte d'Azur is a bit of a controversial one: how about sky-high up in a helicopter? This might not be for everyone (especially if your loved one is afraid of heights), but boy will it be special.

The best place to experience a romantic helicopter ride is at La Chévre D'Or, a luxury five-star hotel in the quaint village of Èze. Whether it’s a 10, 20, or 30-minute tour, you’ll be taken high up in the hotel's private helicopter for an exclusive birds-eye view of the breath-taking Côte d'Azur coastline.

Just remember to keep the ring safe in your pocket and pull it out just at the right time. One thing’s for sure: it’ll be a proposal neither of you will ever forget. 

La Chévre D'Or

La Chévre D'Or

The best places to get engaged in Côte d'Azur FAQs

Can your hotel help plan your special proposal? 
Yes, of course! All of the hotels on this list will be more than happy to assist you with your big proposal plans – so speak to the concierge desk and they’ll help in whatever way they can – whether it’s bringing up a well-timed bottle of bubbly to your suite, hiding the ring somewhere special, or advising you on the best proposal locations in the Côte d'Azur. 

What’s the best way to celebrate your engagement in Côte d'Azur?
Planning and executing the proposal is the nerve-wracking part of getting engaged, but after it’s done and dusted, it’s time to celebrate! There are many exciting and romantic ways you can celebrate getting engaged in Côte d'Azur – so after you’ve posted the obligatory engagement announcement on social media, you can celebrate by:

  • Heading to a nearby luxury casino for a debauched night of martinis and roulette
  • Raising a glass at a cocktail bar and making the most of the glitzy nightlife
  • Booking the very best table at one of the Côte d'Azur’s many Michelin-star restaurants
  • Ordering a champagne room service and spending the night tucked up in bed 

No matter how you plan to get down on one knee, rest assured there will be plenty of opportunities to do it on your romantic French getaway – just pick from the best engagement locations in Côte d'Azur and put some plans in place. 

If you want to make the trip extra-special, we also have a range of romantic France luxury tours – all of which include flights, accommodation, and excursions. It will be a prolonged and pre-planned trip, giving you plenty of opportunities to pop the question. Thinking about after the big day too? Discover where to honeymoon on the French Riviera. 

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