“Provence is a country to which I am always returning, next week, next year, any day now, as soon as I can get on a train.”
— Elizabeth David

your provence Wedding photographer

Wedding photographer since 2010, I am based in Provence, near Avignon and Aix en Provence in the lovely town of Arles, with its superb amphitheater in the heart of the Camargue, with its bulls, (and unfortunately also its mosquitoes…), its ferias, its good little dishes. I work throughout the South of France (Provence, French Riviera Occitanie Area...) to cover wedding, private event, editorial work or simply to propose to my clients, a couple session (Engagement, Proposal, Elopement...) in the places of your choice.

Difficult for me who visits so many incredible places in Provence, not to share with you my favorites, in this region which offers so many possibilities and ideas to organize a unique wedding, according to your desires and your personality. Estate, Castle, Villas, Family house, it is difficult for me to offer you a complete selection of places possible in this magnificent region with each their advantages and specificities.

I tried to summarize in a few lines, the places that I like most in Provence and more generally in the South of France. Some are quite famous, others a little less. But I am convinced that you will find your happiness and perhaps some ideas if you are still looking for a place for your Wedding or for your next vacation in the South of France.

You will find below some places that I can recommend to you in Provence for your wedding, a Pre-Wedding Shoot, an Engagement Session or a private event shooting according to your needs and your wishes! Do not hesitate to contact me directly by email or with the contact form, if you want more information concerning the search for a specific place that perfectly matches your desires and expectations.

My Selection of the best venues in Provence for your wedding

The Domaine Clos Saint Estève is a beautiful Provencal property located on 17 acres in the South of France. Its origins date back to the 18th century where it once served to produce fine French wines and more recently, limited production of olive oil. The proprietors have lovingly restored the property with an eye to ensure it retains the charm of the surrounding area, whilst adding luxurious amenities, for a truly authentic and immersive Provençal experience. Situated in the heart of Provence, it is perfectly located for day trips to many of the best sites: 10 minutes to the picturesque L'Isle-sur-la -Sorgue, 25 minutes to the renowned cliff topped town of Gordes, 30 minutes to Avignon, Orange and Saint- Rémy-de-Provence, 50 minutes to Aix-en-Provence and the Marseille airport, and 2 hours 30 minutes to Nice.

Le Domaine Clos Saint Esteve - Le Thor

A haven of luxury and greenery at the gates of the Luberon, the Domaine de Manville is the perfect setting for the organization of all your private events or for an incredible wedding. Gather your family, your friends and make your prestigious evenings, your wedding, your cocktails, your meals, an exceptional moment at the foot of the Baux de Provence. Get married before or after summer! Book the Domaine de Manville just for you and your friends for three unforgettable days. The whole team of Domaine de Manville accompanies you to make your wedding, an unforgettable event in the heart of Provence!

Le Domaine de Manville - Les Baux-de-Provence

Located in Solérieux in the heart of the Drôme Provençale, the Domaines de Patras are an exceptional place for your wedding reception. This authentic 17th century building has been completely renovated to offer you modern comfort in an authentic and refined setting. The interior courtyard and its fountains can accommodate a pleasant cocktail at sunset, or you can sit under the 17th century vaults. By the lake in his nomad tent for a welcome dinner or plan B of the cocktail party for up to 300 guests.

Les Domaines de Patras - Solérieux

In the very heart of Gordes, a village suspended between the sky and lavender fields, set atop a rocky outcrop and carved into the rock itself, Airelles Gordes, La Bastide, a stately and elegant chateau, offers a panoramic view over the unique Luberon valley. With its opulent, sumptuous décor, La Bastide has become a stage for another century, the 18th, here presented in all its glory. The 2,000 paintings, commodes, and vases supplied by the most prestigious antique dealers enhance the atmosphere of the guestrooms and suites. Featuring the 17,000-square-foot Sisley Spa and an outdoor plunge pool, Airelles Gordes, La Bastide has become a Provence essential.

La Bastide de Gordes - Hotel Airelles - Gordes

Le Mas des Poiriers is an 18th century farmhouse in Provence, located near the Medieval city of Avignon. The property’s 65 acres offer true privacy and seclusion. The home and gardens sit amidst working pear orchards and sunflower fields on an island in the Rhone River. The Le Mas des Poiriers buildings have recently undergone extensive renovation by the esteemed Alexandre Lafourcade with gardens by Dominique Lafourcade, the famed Provencal landscape architect. The house is professionally staffed with a fabulous culinary team and full housekeeping and laundry teams. Within easy reach of Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gordes, St Remy and Aix-en-Provence, Le Mas des Poiriers is ideally situated to access all that the region has to offer, should you decide to spend a day away from the peaceful property.

 Le Mas des Poiriers - Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon

Near Aix-en-Provence, this magnificent estate, which belonged to Marquis Boyer de Fonscolombe and then to the Marquis de Saporta, retains the original family atmosphere and the charm of the privileged moments of the French nobility. After incredible restoration, it has become a five-star hotel unlike any other. A stop out of time. Originally was a spring near which the castle was built in the 18th century, in the Italian Quattrocento style: facade with balcony, tall windows, pools and fountains in the park. In the arid countryside of the Pays d'Aix, the water at Fonscolombe, generously poured in at several points as if by a miracle. After three centuries of history, Château de Fonscolombe reopens its gates just a short distance from Aix-en-Provence. Since the 18th century, the Château de Fonscolombe has radiated reflections of History, the spirit of the Enlightenment and the glow of festivities. In gilded splendor of the completely restored family Château, the adventure of a new lifestyle is unfolding. The Château is designed as a large house where all the spaces join in a spirit of family while still preserving individual privacy. Beginning with the front steps, Château life is discernible in each of its 50 rooms. The historical salons of the Château, where echoes of the sumptuous receptions of the Saporta family still resound, are decorated with Genoa leathers and the Chinese wallpapers of the 18th century.

Château de Fonscolombe - Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also called villa Île-de-France, is a French seaside villa located at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera. The villa was designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah, and constructed between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild (1864–1934). The Baroness filled the mansion with antique furniture, Old Master paintings, sculptures, objets d'art, and assembled an extensive collection of rare porcelain. The gardens are classified by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France. The villa is surrounded by nine gardens, each on a different theme: French, Spanish, Japanese, Florentine, Provençal, exotic, a stone garden, a rose garden, and a garden de Sèvres. They were created between 1905 and 1912 under the direction of landscape architect Achille Duchêne.

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild - Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

In a 22-acre park, situated at the tip of Cap d'Antibes, halfway between Cannes and Nice, the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc overlooks the Mediterranean sea. An incredible setting is home to the hotel where elegance and luxury are continually in perfect harmony. The resort offers a haute-cuisine restaurant Eden-Roc and its panoramic terrace, piano bar "La Rotonde", Grill Eden-Roc and Lounge Bar Eden-Roc with its culinary specialties such as sushis, its reception room, its heated sea water swimming-pool, its SPA Eden Roc Sisley, its 5 clay tennis courts as well as a private pontoon.

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc - Antibes

The Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel is a famous five star luxury resort hotel, situated in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in the French Riviera. Situated on the water, the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat is a dream palace, a refuge for artists and writers since the 1930s. Overlooking the Mediterranean, the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, of the Four Seasons group, has been the embodiment of the chic and glamor of the Côte d'Azur for over a century. With its idyllic location, and famous for its Olympic-size swimming pool - a challenge in the 1930s! - this institution has seen avant-garde writers and artists, Winston Churchill and Elisabeth Taylor. 49 rooms, 24 suites, and a villa with French-style decoration have earned it the title of palace in 2011. And to complete the picture, a Michelin-starred restaurant has a Provencal menu, some of which ingredients come directly from the hotel gardens. All in accordance with a spectacular wine list (Yquem, Lafite Rothschild ...). The hotel obtained the "Palace de France" distinction, granted by the French government for its excellence in service in 2011. The highest ranking of all the many “palaces” that sprang up all over the French Riviera, the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat overlooks the sea from the furthermost tip of the peninsula from which it takes its name.

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat - Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

but never the same love twice.