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 holiday 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.
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.
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Best time to visit
Our specialists advise on the best months to visit France, including information about climate, events and festivals.
Practical tips for travelling to France, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest FCDO 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.