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France trip ideas

All of the itinerary ideas below can be tailored just for you

Using their detailed knowledge of ‘l’Hexagone’, our specialists have curated some sample itineraries to help spark ideas for exploring France’s landscapes and culture. You could choose to focus exclusively on exploring the littoral and hilltop villages of the French Riviera, or tread in the footsteps of celebrated artists in Provence. You can delve into France’s history, from the posturing of French kings in the Loire Valley’s chateaux to Paris’s revolutionary architecture and a Normandy imprinted indelibly by World War II. Think of these itineraries as launchpads, as our specialists will craft a trip tailored to your particular thematic and geographical interests.

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Ideas for your trip to France

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in France, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

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Paris in depth

  • Discover the covered passages of Paris and the Opéra Garnier.

  • Taste the best pastries and chocolates of Paris’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés district.

  • Uncover the history of Château de Fontainebleau and Vaux-Le-Vicomte.

  • Explore the highlights of the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay.

  • Marvel at the grandeur of Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chappelle.

7 Days from $4,960pp

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Highlights of London and Paris

  • Explore the Tower of London with an iconic Beefeater guard

  • Indulge in a classic afternoon tea while viewing the London skyline

  • Travel through London's back streets with a local in a vintage Mini Cooper

  • Enjoy a day trip to Château de Versailles with skip-the-line access

  • Explore the Louvre by night for a unique way to see the museum’s most famous works

  • Eat your way through Saint-Germain on a delicious pastry and chocolate tour

7 Days from $6,355pp

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Classic Paris & the Normandy D-Day beaches

  • Visit two American D-Day beaches: Omaha and Utah.

  • Tour Saint-Mère-Église, the first French town liberated by the Americans.

  • Walk among the gravestones at the American Cemetery.

  • Discover the significance of renowned Parisian monuments during WWII.

  • Learn about French military history.

9 Days from $6,975pp

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Introduction to French Art & Architecture

  • Take in all of Paris’s major monuments by boat.

  • Explore the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay with a private guide.

  • Venture to Giverny to visit Claude Monet’s famous ’Water Lilies’ garden.

  • Wander around the old-world fishing village of Honfleur.

  • Discover the royal chateaux of the Loire Valley.

11 Days from $7,810pp

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Food and wine in Champagne, the Loire & Provence

  • Sample some of France’s best vintages, from Champagne to Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

  • Cook like a local during in-depth cooking classes.

  • Float above the Loire Valley in a hot air balloon as the sun rises.

  • Cruise down the Seine River while enjoying dinner.

  • Hunt for truffles with an expert guide and his dog.

13 Days from $13,945pp

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Classic Luxury Provence & the French Riviera

  • Hunt for truffles with a local expert and trained dog before enjoying a four-course gourmet meal in Ménerbes.

  • Sample some of France’s best-known wine appellations at Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

  • Explore the Roman and medieval heritage of Pont-du-Gard, Uzès and Arles with a guide. -Walk the streets of Monaco, Monte Carlo and Èze. -Relax and enjoy coastal views over a glass of champagne on a private sunset cruise.

13 Days from $18,965pp

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Grand Tour of France

  • See the highlights of Paris including the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel Tower.

  • Experience the D-Day beaches in Normandy.

  • Take a tour of Mont Saint-Michel in Brittany.

  • Marvel at the grandeur of Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley.

  • Discover the Roman history of Provence at the Pont-du-Gard.

  • Soak up the sun on the French Riviera.

21 Days from $20,400pp

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Introducing Normandy: from the D-Day Beaches to the Bayeux Tapestry

Introducing Normandy: from the D-Day Beaches to the Bayeux Tapestry

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.

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