France Holidays

From the bistro-lined streets of Paris and historic northern beaches to the lavender-scented fields of Provence, ice-capped peaks of the Alps and the stylish Côte d’Azur, France’s regions are as varied in their culture as they are in their geography. Passionate and proud, each region brings a distinctly different flavour to your French holiday.

France’s bustling capital, Paris, is filled with traditional bakeries, captivating sights and open-air bars to reside in. Stroll around 20 diverse arrondissements and visit the world-famous sights of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the iconic Louvre Museum, (home to the Mona Lisa). In summer, travellers can immerse themselves in France’s sporting culture, with the Tour de France taking place in July.

In the South of France, uncover a wide variety of serene locations, perfect for relaxed city breaks. Discover the breathtaking city of Lyon in the heart of France, situated between two glittering rivers – the Rhône and the Saône. A trip to Cannes exudes luxury, being entirely rich in history, as is Provence, with its traditional medieval villages, expansive vineyards and olive groves.

Elaborating on the extensive list of destinations offering artistic, architectural, and historical intrigue, French cuisine – declared as a ‘world intangible heritage’ by UNESCO – will be a highlight to your itinerary, thanks to mouth-watering bites paired with world-class wine. Regardless of whether this is your first or tenth holiday to France, there are always new fascinations and delicious delicacies awaiting you.

Highlights

  • Stand on top of the Eiffel Tower for unbeatable views of the City of Lights

  • Explore the colourful districts of Paris, each one unique

  • Visit the beaches of Normandy, site of the D-Day landings

  • Sample world-class food and wine in Burgundy and Bordeaux

  • Relax and play on the stylish Côte d’Azur

  • Explore the Châteaux of the Loire Valley

Key info

  • Capital City: Paris

  • Language: French

  • Currency: Euro

  • Time difference: GMT +1 hour

Emilie
Travel Designer
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I fell completely in love with the south of France whilst I was living there and perfecting my French – beautiful scenery, charming seaside towns and stunning weather. And I can’t stress enough how good the food is. I think I had a freshly baked baguette and a glass of wine every single day!

France trip ideas

Here are some trip ideas to France. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 020 3510 5777

Places to go in France

The City of Lights and City of Love, Paris has been blazing a trail on the global stages of architecture, fashion, food and culture for centuries. Connecting the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacré-Coeur, and the Arc de Triomphe, Haussmann’s architectural genius shines throughout. Making up the city, each arrondissement, or district has its own unique personality. Starting with the monuments and artistic heritage of Paris 1, you can make your way all the way to the bohemian streets of Paris 18, former home of Van Gogh, Picasso and the Moulin Rouge, and the Père Lachaise Cemetery of Paris 20 – final resting place of Chopin, Oscar Wilde, and Jim Morrison.

France boasts a history that has shaped the world. You’ll find it refracted in the mirrored halls of the Château de Versailles; on the battle-scarred D-Day Beaches of Normandy and grasses of the Somme Battlefields; in the arches of the Pont du Gard; and in the Renaissance-era rooms of the Château d’Amboise, to name just a few. If you’ve had your fill of history and culture, take in the mountain ranges of the Alps and the Pyrenees, or slow down the pace in Provence where you can wander between lavender fields and olive groves, or while away a long evening on the Côte d’Azur.

Map of France