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Wedding Party


Linnéa & Hanna Jansson - Sisters of the bride

Best man

Matt Johnson - Brother of the groom



Wedding ceremony at Luxembourg Gardens
(click here for map)

Dress code: Cocktail

Our bridesmaids and best man will meet you at the entrance of Luxembourg Gardens by Place Edmond Rostand a few minutes before 11AM and then walk over to the ceremony spot (see map for entrance below).

After the ceremony we will have pictures taken before heading over to the restaurant for lunch.



A three course lunch will be held at restaurant Bouillon Racine close to the Luxembourg Gardens. It will be a set menu and any dietary restrictions must be given to us beforehand.

After lunch there will be time for some relaxing, walk around Paris or getting your bags ready before we leave to the chateau.
» See transportation options here.

Chateau Weekend

Château de Montigny-sur-Avre

We will be heading to the chateau in Normandy in the afternoon for dinner and a relaxing weekend together. The chateau is located next to a small village but the closest city with restaurants, shops and a train station is called Verneuil-sur-Avre and is about 5.5miles away.
Transportation options include shuttles at a set time (more info here), rental car from Paris, train (from Gare Vaugirard close to the Luxembourg Gardens) or Uber.

The grounds of Château de Montigny-sur-Avre offer a big park to walk around in, a river & pond, and a paddock with horses. Inside the castle there’s lots of room for lounging in front of a fireplace, playing board games and billiard. You will be assigned a room when arriving and we will serve breakfasts and a dinner buffet every evening.

1000 Rue François de Laval
28270 Montigny-sur-Avre

In Normandy

Daytrips and things to do during the day in the area around the Chateau and Normandy (click on the links to get to their website):

» D-day beaches

» Le Mont-Saint-Michael

» Local Apple Cider & Cheese routes

» Giverny: Claude Monet's House & Garden

» Bayeux Museum & Tapestry

» Historial Jeanne d'Arc, Rouen


Make sure to RSVP to the two events:

Wedding Ceremony & Lunch September 20

- RSVP no later than January 20 2019

Chateau Weekend September 20-23

Please specify what days/nights you'd like to stay
- RSVP no later than January 20 2019


We love your kids, but for our wedding and weekend we'd like to keep it adults only.

Travel, hotel & transportation

Travel to and from Paris

The earlier you book your flights the better deal you can find - we generelly use either Google Flights or when we book international flights. We recommend paying the extra fee for a refundable ticket in case of illness or any unforseen event like airport strikes in France (which happens surprisingly often).

There's a couple of airports around Paris to choose from:

Charles de Gaulle (CDG)

The main international airport, northeast of the city. It's about 45min to the city centre with taxi. There's also the RER trains, and buses such as the Roissybus, Les Cars coaches and Noctilien buses(for late night arrivals), aswell as shared shuttle vans by the taxi stations.

More info here »

Orly (ORY)

Second biggest airport, located south of the city. It's about 30min to the city centre with taxi. The RER trains runs from 6am-11pm every day, buses such as Orlybus, Jet Bus and Air France coach(not only for Air France customers), or the shared shuttle vans by the taxi stations.

More info here »

Beauvais (BVA)

Smaller airport further away, about 1h to the city center with taxi. There's buses to the Port Maillot metro station (takes about 1h15min), and from there another 15min to the city center. Or take a bus to the train station in Beauvais and catch the train to Gare de Nord.

More info here »

Rental cars

You can rent a car at the airports (though it is not recommended to drive in the city unless you absolutely have to), or if you'd only like a car for the weekend in Normandy we recommend renting a car in Paris on the day of departure for the weekend. Go to (or your favorite car rental portal) to find more options. Here are some car rental places in the Latin Quarter and city center area:

» Enterprise, Montparnasse

» Sixt, Gare Du Nord

» Europcar, Pont Des Invalides

Chateau Transportation

We will have shuttles available to take those of you who won't be renting a car to the chateau in the afternoon. If you'd rather get there yourself, please let us know beforehand so we know how many to book the shuttles for. A rental car is preferable to give you maximum sightseeing flexibility over the weekend.

Train: You can also take the train from Gare Vaugirard to the station closest to the chateau, Verneuil-Sur-Avre. Tickets can be booked at and From the train station Verneuil-Sur-Avre you'll need someone to pick you up to get you all the way to the chateau.

Hotels in Paris

We recommend booking a hotel in the Latin Quarter (5th arrondissement) or in the Luxembourg Gardens area as it will be close to the ceremony as well as the restaurant. There's plenty of hotels to chose from in these areas - look on, or for more. Airbnb also offers apartments that can be shared. Here are a few handpicked hotels in the area:

» The Select Hotel

» Hotel Europe Saint Severin

» Hotel Henri IV


We will be covering the wedding lunch and dinner as well as the stay at the chateau in Normandy (Friday night to Monday morning), which will include dinner Saturday & Sunday and some lighter breakfasts during the weekend.

This means that the guests are responsible for their flights to and from Paris, possibly hotel stays (depending on when you'll be arriving and leaving) and any food you want and need other than what we're providing.

Please contact us with any questions you might have!


We appreciate you coming all the way to Paris for our wedding and do not see the need for gifts or contributions - if you would still like to give a little something we ask you to donate to one of our chosen charities, the gift will be made in our name and yours and we will be notified of your generosity.

» To Our Chosen Charities Page


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For inquiries about speeches, surprises or anything during the wedding day please contact Linnéa in the wedding party:

Linnéa Jansson
+1 761 05 25 62

For food allergies, question about transportation or anything else, contact the wedding e-mail to reach Elin & Christian directly:

or use the form below:


See you in Paris!