France Travel Tours & Trips

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Beaune's wine estates and Flemish influence
Avignon - the 14th Century seat of the Papacy
Vaison-la-Romaine's 2nd Century ruins and gastronomy
Burgundy’s wine country
Arles - Van Gogh’s second home
Aix-en-Provence - Cézanne's former home
The 50,000 year history of La Roque Saint Christophe
Lac Blanc
Céret's Catalan culture and Cubism
  • Trips & tours in France

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    From US $3410

    Icons of France - 9 days

      "You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it...
    Countries visited: France
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    From US $2840

    Walking in the French & Swiss Alps - 8 days

      As imposing on the landscape as an exclamation point at the end of a sentence, the Matterhorn is impossible to ignore. Some 4478 metres high, the first...
    Countries visited: France, Switzerland
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    From US $2620

    Flavours of the Dordogne - 8 days

    The residents of the small towns of the Dordogne have navigated centuries of difficulty. So when it comes to the hearty and rich flavours of its famous cuisine...
    Countries visited: France
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    From US $2960

    Hidden Villages of Provence - 8 days

    “As a walking guide in Provence, I explore these landscapes for a living. If I had to pick my favourite place to take groups, where the butterflies seem...
    Countries visited: France
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    From US $2940

    Images of Provence & the Côte d’Azur - 7 days

      Les Deux Garçons a charming if unassuming café in Aix en Provence, promises as much a French experience as biting into a buttery, freshly baked...
    Countries visited: France
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    From US $5945

    Splendours of Italy & Southern France - 16 days

      Founded by the Greeks then ruled by the Italians, Nice didn’t actually become a permanent part of France until 1860. This storied heritage means...
    Countries visited: France, Italy
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    From US $1545

    Cycling through Provence (self-guided) - 7 days

    The Carte Gastronomique de la France is legendary among French culinary historians. Devised by Andre Bourguignon in 1929, this map points out (albeit...
    Countries visited: France
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  • Why we love France

    • This is a France of Breil Sur Roya, the hamlet of crumbling medieval cottages and faded, painted wine advertisements on a bend of the River Roya. A France of lavender fields, purple and brilliant in the Aix en Provence sun. A France of tiny wineshops and cheese purveyors, tucked away in stumbled-upon alleys in Crillon le Brave or Séguret or Vaison-la-Romaine
    • Enjoy lunch in a restaurant carved from a limestone hillside. Where waterwheels turn lazily in languid river currents and a stop for coffee can last a morning
    • And you don’t have to be Cadel Evans to enjoy a roll through the French countryside. Even if you haven’t found yourself in the saddle for a year (or decade) or two, our cycle trips are another great way to poke around
    • The French certainly know how to live life well, but for many the desserts and sweets of the Dordogne region are the best found anywhere in the country. The region is famous for its truffles and Perigord walnuts, I head for the truffle and chocolate sponge cake, and local praline and nougat.’
    • France is a walker’s paradise and a highlight for many travellers is in the French Alps around Brevente, a gorgeous circular walk with stunning views of Mont Blanc.

    Safety information

    Your safety is our top priority. It’s one of the main things we consider when designing and operating our trips. Here’s some of the ways we help to keep you safe, and a few of the things you can do to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons.

    Before you travel:

    We monitor travel alerts provided by the Australian, UK, USA and Canadian governments on a daily basis. Before a tour goes on sale we assess any risks and decide how to reduce and manage these. If we determine that an entire trip, part of a trip or an activity is too risky we won’t do it. It’s as simple as that. If we can’t address the issues and improve conditions we might modify an itinerary, change the accommodation or even decide not to travel to a certain location. Our overseas staff and local leaders are trained to address any health and safety concerns during trips. Before you travel, we’ll give you an emergency phone number. You’ll also get comprehensive pre-departure information, with information about vaccinations and other relevant health issues. We’ll also tell you if there’s any special clothing or equipment you need to bring.

    During your trip:

    You local leader is trained in first aid and always carries a first aid kit. Being a local means that if something does go wrong they know fastest and most effective way to get help. We’ll also give you a 24-hour emergency number in addition to the emergency destination telephone number.

    What you can do:

    Read through all the information we send you. If you’ve got any questions we’re always available to help. Keep an eye out for travel alerts by consulting your local Foreign Office. We also monitor these daily so that we can modify tours if necessary. Get some medical travel advice about the countries you are visiting, particularly about vaccinations and the type of personal first aid kit you should carry. Make sure you tell us any medical conditions, special needs or dietary requirements you might have. Get your vaccinations and take relevant medication well before travelling so they have time to take effect.

  • From our Blog

    Europe on two wheels: the Old Continent's best cycling spots


    Photo c/o Decar66, Flickr

    By James Shackell

    European cycling is like riding through an old movie: the warm Provencal sun on your face, pedalling down old country lanes and sun-dappled roads, stopping only for a boutique wine tasting or a spot of French cheese.

    Southern France,...

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    Lights, camera, travel: 7 iconic film sets you should visit this year

    By James Shackell

    “There’s no place like home,” Judy Garland says in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, before clicking her heels and picturing sleepy Kansas. And while these words are enshrined in cinema history, we think Dorothy might have had a different approach to travel if she’d seen...

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    Feast cookalong: Lemon brulee tart

    I’ll be totally honest – this tart was absolutely delicious, but it was despite me, not because of me. Which says a lot about the robustness of Matthew’s recipes. Let me explain – I had three baking projects on the go as I was cooking this tart: a chocolate cake for a helpful...

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    How to eat and drink like a European

    All around the world people observe traditions when it comes to eating and drinking. In Europe, every country seems to have one custom or ritual that stands out. Master this one thing, and you'll feel like a local in no time.

    Ordering coffee in Italy
    If you want to stand out like the...

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    Europe's Top 5 unique architectural secrets

    It's no secret that Europe is home to some of the world's most incredible architecture - The Colosseum, Notre-Dame de Paris, Sagrada Família among others. But you don't need to be an expert to enjoy some of the lesser known marvels.

    Take a look at these five examples of some of...

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