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France vacations 2020 & 2021

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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

These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to France could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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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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Our expert guides to traveling in France

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to France. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate France at its best.

  • Introducing France

    Introducing France

    Our short video gives a taste of what France has to offer. From the grand architecture of Paris and delicious cuisine, to imposing chateaux and the beaches of Normandy.

  • Montmartre, Paris

    An insider’s guide to the districts of Paris

    Away from the bustle of tourist attractions, Paris is filled with enclaves that feel like individual villages hidden inside the city. Specialist Liz explores the four best-known quartiers, including the storied cafes of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the confectioners of Le Marais.

  • Champagne, France

    Experiencing wine country in France

    Join specialist Liz as she pursues her love of wine through three different vineyards tours. From the stony fields of Châteauneuf-du-Pape to a tiny domaine in Champagne to the limestone caves of the Loire Valley, she explores the terroir and techniques that produce the bottles she loves.

  • Château d'Amboise, Loire Valley

    Exploring the Loire Valley

    The fertile Loire Valley was the preferred summer destination of French kings and aristocrats for centuries. Discover the lush fields and bountiful vineyards that attracted them and the turreted pleasure palaces that they left behind.

  • Villefranche-sur-Mer, The French Riviera

    Discover the real French Riviera

    Look past the super yachts and movie stars to discover the authentic French Riviera. Stroll through hillside villages that overlook the Mediterranean, tour a century-old perfume factory and discover the paintings that Picasso produced while staying here.

  • Lavender fields of Abbaye de Sénaque, Provence

    Highlights of Provence

    Visiting Provence is like stepping into a Van Gogh painting — a landscape awash in vivid hues. France specialist Samantha talks about the region’s highlights, including fragrant lavender fields, Roman aqueducts and truffle hunting with a local and his dog.

  • The Louvre, Paris

    Monuments and museums of Paris

    Art and monumental architecture are an integral part of any visit to Paris. From a private tour of the Louvre to a behind-the-scenes look at the Eiffel Tower, France specialist Leanne suggests a few new ways to see familiar sights.

  • Croissants, France

    Food highlights of France

    Discovering French cuisine doesn’t have to be an expensive or complicated proposition. From macarons in Paris to cider in Normandy, France specialist Jesse discusses the simple dishes and regional specialities that he likes to eat when he’s visiting different areas of France.

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