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France vacations 2022 & 2023

The birthplace of Versailles and Sun King Louis XIV's grand ambitions, and the cradle of radical creative movements from Impressionism to New Wave cinema: France has long been a game changer. Our specialists can show you how to explore the country that has turned the good life into an art form. And they’d argue that, even today, no other capital offers quite the same architectural homage to beauty, and patina of romance, as Paris.

Our specialists can craft a vacation to France that takes in its landscapes, from the mountains of the Rhône-Alpes to Provence’s lavender fields and the Riviera’s Mediterranean. They’ll also include the country’s historic sites, like the chateaux that stud the Loire Valley and the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy. Then, gastronomy-wise, they can point you in the direction of the best local produce markets, AOC-designated wineries and one-off experiences, not just in culinary hubs like Bordeaux and Lyon, but across the whole country.

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Suggested tours for France

Learn to bake macarons in a Parisian apartment, visit the D-Day beaches at Normandy, and sample wines in vineyards across the country. Our suggested itineraries are a great starting point as you begin to plan your trip to France.

Suggested activities for France

Enjoy a private tour of Château de Versailles, delve into the Louvre’s massive collection with a private guide, and explore Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis, the two islands at the heart of Paris. Whatever interests you, our specialists will suggest experiences designed to enhance your trip to France.

  • Cap Ferret private boat tour and oyster tasting
    Traditional oyster boat, Cap Ferret, France

    Cap Ferret private boat tour and oyster tasting

    Bordeaux

    Cap Ferret private boat tour and oyster tasting

    Explore the French oyster capital on the Bassin d’Arcachon, a lagoon-like inlet west of Bordeaux, on a private half-day tour. See the massive Dune du Pyla (Europe’s tallest), dine on fresh oysters and visit the traditional fishing villages of Cap Ferret.

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  • Médoc wine tour
    Harvested grapes, France

    Médoc wine tour

    Bordeaux

    Médoc wine tour

    Home to some of the world’s most celebrated wines, the Médoc is littered with chateaux, prestigious wine estates and handsome villages. Explore its treasures on a full-day tour that introduces you to its history and heritage, as well as some of its finest wines.

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  • Aligre market tour with wine and cheese tasting
    Market, Paris

    Aligre market tour with wine and cheese tasting

    Paris

    Aligre market tour with wine and cheese tasting

    Explore a Paris food market like a local, chatting to the stallholders, learning about Parisian shopping habits and food provenance, and choosing fine cheeses for a paired wine-and-cheese tasting at the end of your tour.

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  • 100% tailor-made tours
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  • Established for over 25 years
  • 98% of our clients would recommend us

Best time to visit

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Travel advice

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France by region

If you’re planning to focus your time in France around a particular area, you can jump into the region you're most interested in to find detailed itinerary ideas together with accommodation choices and a taster of the experiences we can offer.

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