France holidays 2020 & 2021
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With our flexibility promise, and a dedicated expert to advise you while you plan, you can book with certainty with Audley.
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
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 favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
Switzerland, Italy and France
UK and France
France, Netherlands and Germany
Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and France
UK, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Germany
Why travel with Audley?
- 100% tailor-made tours
- Fully protected travel
- Established for over 20 years
- 98% of our clients would recommend us
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 government 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.
France in pictures
Our expert guides to travelling 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.
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.
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.
A land of apples and honey (and invasions), Normandy has a long and complicated history. Discover the region’s medieval roots at Bayeux, visit the shores that inspired Impressionism at Honfleur, and pay your respects at the D-Day beaches.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.