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France vacations

France vacations

Visit Loire chateaux, relax on the French Riviera, witness Normandy’s D-Day landing sites and explore Paris on your tailor-made France tour

The birthplace of Versailles and the Sun King’s machinations, 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 — a relaxed pace, love of culture, and the right to enjoy fine food and wine — 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 chateaux-studded Loire to Provence’s lavender fields and the Riviera’s Mediterranean, as well as its historic sites, notably Normandy’s D-Day landing beaches. Then, gastronomy-wise, they can point you in the direction of the best local produce markets, wineries bearing the much-coveted AOC classification, and even one-off culinary experiences to include in your France tour.

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Suggested itineraries for France

These itineraries 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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Guides to France's regions

To help you decide where to focus your time in France, our region guides describe the areas that you're most likely to visit when traveling. Each guide highlights the types of experiences the region 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

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.

Villefranche-sur-Mer, The French Riviera
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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.

Champagne, France
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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.

The Louvre, Paris
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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
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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.

Lavender fields of Abbaye de Sénaque, Provence
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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.

Montmartre, Paris
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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.

Château d'Amboise, Loire Valley
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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.

Jesse in Nice, France
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