France holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

We have 249 France holidays. From the Alps to the Provence you will have plenty to choose from when planning your holiday to France. Go walking in the Riviera, cross country skiing in the mountains or hire the quintisential French gite in the countryside surrounded by the local produce that makes France famous for its cuisine worldwide. On our responisble France holidays you can be sure your visit is helping support local communities as well as helping to protect environment.
Wolf spotting in France
Wolf holiday - Mercantour National Park - South of France, from £395 - £650 (8 days) ex flights
Luberon self guided walking holiday in Provence, France
Luberon: hilly heart of Provence, from €495 (7 days) ex flights
Winter activity holiday in the French Alps
A flexible winter multi activity holiday in the French Alps, from €546 - €1113 (7 days) ex flights
Mont Blanc self guided walking holidays
The classic of the Alps, from €665 (12 days) ex flights
French Alps self guided walking holiday
Chalet based, self guided walking holiday in the French Alps, from £515 (8 days) ex flights
Mont Saint Michel self guided cycling tours in Normandy & Brittany
Soak up the rural life of French countryside, from €640 - €850 (6 days) ex flights
Alternative family winter holiday in Chamonix, France
New Year Family ski camp w/ Yoga & Circus Skills, from £525 (7 days) ex flights
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France, from £645 (8 days) ex flights
Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation
Classic Tour, using small inns and guesthouses, from £2049 - £2099 (15 days) inc UK flights
Guided walking holidays in the French Alps
Guided walking from a historic chalet base, from £615 (8 days) ex flights
Provence cooking & walking holiday
Admire the South of France with local insight, from €405 - €730 (3 days) ex flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from £698 - £774 (7 days) ex flights
Family skiing holiday in Chamonix, France
A fun catered family budget half term ski holiday, from £540 (7 days) ex flights
Family adventure holiday to France
Life enhancing family adventure w/ yoga in the French Alps, from £631 (7 days) ex flights
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
Beautifully located accommodation in the Mercantour, France, from £406 per week (sleeps 2)
France luxury yoga holiday
Yoga, Meditation & Personal Growth week, French Alps, from £840 - £1190 (7 days) ex flights
Loire Valley walking holiday in France, castles to castles
Loire Valley: Unesco castles to castles, from €850 (12 days) ex flights
Mount Blanc climbing holiday, France
Climb Western Europe's highest peak, from £2149 (8 days) inc UK flights
France yoga and walking holidays
Enjoy the Philosophy of Yoga during your holidays near Nice, from €420 - €795 (4 days) ex flights
Mont Blanc Circuit walking holiday
Probably the most dramatic walk in Europe, from £1249 - £1299 (15 days) inc UK flights
Provence walking tour, France
A superb walking holiday exploring the best of Provence, from £795 (8 days) ex flights
Dordogne self guided walking holiday, France
Dordogne: A delicate savour of France, from €695 (8 days) ex flights
Provence cycling holiday, France
Midway between the Mediterranean coast and Maritime Alps, from £1399 - £1529 (9 days) inc UK flights
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France
Cycle through beautiful Burgundy and taste exquisite wines, from €800 (8 days) ex flights
Loire Valley walking holiday, France
An easy-paced, gentle walking holiday, from £899 - £1029 (7 days) inc UK flights
French Pyrenees walking holiday, self guided
A majestic network of verdant green valleys, from £1099 - £1189 (8 days) inc UK flights
Dordogne self catering cabin sleeping 4
Off-grid, off-beat self catering cabin, from €580 - €850 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Provence cycling tour, France
Cycling tour of Provence for avid riders, from €975 - €1295 (8 days) ex flights
Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue
Experience a rich history of heritage in Provence, from €850 (8 days) ex flights
Birdwatching holiday in France
Great Bird Watching, Food, Wine and Bonhomie, from £698 - £774 (7 days) ex flights

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Provence cooking & walking holiday
Book it. The local tours are great with good food. (more)Alison Mott
It was simply the best holiday I have been on in years very special (more)Joanne Hackett
We enjoyed the idea of doing everything locally with local people and contributing to the local economy. Above all, we felt really well taken care of with much attention to detail. (more)Tammy Railton
From €405 - €730 excluding flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Really ,really good, relaxing and refreshing. You will be very well looked after and feel genuinely welcome. (more)Jane Haywood
This was an excellent holiday. Our hosts were wonderful, the other guests (all British) were delightful, and the hikes, food, and wine were exceptional. (more)Katherine Layton
We particularly enjoyed the convivial company at meal times and our hosts taking the time to share meals and local insight with us. Carol's cooking combined the best of local produce and traditional French cookery. (more)Elizabeth Anderson
From £698 - £774 excluding flights
Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue
Very well organised and very enjoyable.... The scenery was beautiful, except in the Camargue, and all the villages were very French and full of atmosphere. Cycling through the Montagnettes and Alpilles was lovely. (more)Trish Price
Successfully navigating our way in and out of beautiful little towns being enthusiastically helped with directions and suggestions for great things to see and do by locals even with our absolute lack of French. (more)Jennifer Wright
From €850 excluding flights
French Alps self guided walking holiday
The overall experience was top-notch. The staff were warm, welcoming and helpful. Great accommodation and excellent food and beverages. Great hiking guide as well. (more)David Rabinowitz
Fantastic walks and great company. The chalet and staff and the food were really good. (more)Ingrid Beveridge
The most memorable part of the holiday was hiking to the frozen lake just outside Samoens...Excellent. Great food, comfortable chalet, beautiful walks... (more)D. Smith
From £515 excluding flights
Mont Blanc walking holiday
Climbing down Fenetre d' Arpette, and climbing up Bonhomme were the most memorable parts. (more)Pranitee Swangvudthitham
5 star - excellent guide and wonderful atmosphere with mule Nikita - guide handled Nikita with care. (more)Amanda de Villiers
From £560 excluding flights
Mercantour family walking holiday, France
The whole thing was memorable! Our 6 year old and 4 year old leading "Leonidas" our donkey through the French Alps, sleeping in a beautiful yurt in an Alpine meadow, and feeling like we'd done something completely different to the typical "bucket and spade" type of holiday. (more)Alison Godfrey
The mountains, flora and fauna in an exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt part of the world, within and on the periphery of the Mercantour National Park in the French maritime Alps were most memorable. (more)Nick Lampert
The fantastic alpine flora high in the mountains was the most memorable part. (more)Lesley Eddleston
From £435 - £565 excluding flights
Provence holiday accommodation, France
The views from the rooms are breath taking. The owners go the extra mile to ensure that your stay is as perfect as possible...A unique and restful experience which we hope to be able repeat one day. After only five nights we came home feeling recharged and with many fond memories. (more)Nick Medhurst
Best holiday ever... The tour of the old city of Nice and the trip to the village of Tourettes the St Jeannet winery and the cooking class with Corrine were truly memorable. (more)Vicki Wright
We stayed at the house for 4 nights with our teenage boys and we were so happy we did. Corinne and Benoit make you feel welcome as soon as you arrive...It was one of the highlights of our 3 weeks in France! Benoit does great excursions so highly recommend you go on his tours too! (more)Jenny Lincoln
From €79 - €170 per double room per night
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Five stars for getting the right amount of things done & rest. The countryside is beautiful, the gite and courtyard were lovely, the hosts wonderful and the chateaux have to be seen at least once in a lifetime. (more)Ilinca Anghelescu
It was the perfect family holiday with a 15 month old. With 3 separate cottages all surrounding one courtyard, it provides the perfect place for a shared family holiday, but still giving you your own space to retreat to! (more)Becky Reid
Despite some inclement weather on a few days, it was one of the best holidays we have ever had. We didn't want to leave. We would love to get back in the near future. (more)Valerie Guihen
From €550 - €700 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
France gite accommodation, Mercantour
It is the best holiday we’ve had in France and that's from a perspective of over 40 years holidaying in France...The walking in the beautiful mountains in the Mercantour with snow,sun,isolation and good companions.Why did I reach 67 before finding this most beautiful place? (more)Tony Bell
The Alpes-Maritimes and Mercantour National Park is a fantastic area to visit and we would consider this to be one of our best holidays. (more)Lourdes Roffey
We loved the autumn walking in the Parc du Mercantour, in fact our walk to the Lac de Negre was probably the prettiest walk we have ever done. (more)Mary Dracup
From £406 per accommodation per week
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections
Tres bien! Liz and Mel took good care of us and went above and beyond our expectations to ensure our holiday was great. Good value, too! (more)Holly Evans
The variety of the walks and scenery - and loads of wildlife. Marmot, chamois, vultures, various birds. Level of challenge was set just right for the needs of the group...Great - would do it again! Really good value for money. (more)Patricia Grey
The most memorable part was exploring, mainly on foot, a 'new', relatively unknown but scenically stunning corner of France on the back of excellent, welcoming accommodation and hospitality. (more)Richard Gregory
From £615 excluding flights
Snowshoeing holiday in Chamonix
This was our first experience of a winter holiday and snow shoeing, although a challenge to experience the solitude of the high peaks and silent snow fields was amazing. (more)David Knapper
The snowshoe walks on the Alps and the stay at Chalet Savoy were the highlights of this holiday. The walks took us to the top of the world, literally. They were envigorating and the scenery was stunning. (more)Gabriel Decio
From £1079 - £1199 including UK flights
Self guided cycling holiday in Brittany, France
Memorable parts? Riding the bike and seeing Mont Saint-Michel for the first time close up. Tips? Don't pack too much luggage. Local benefits? We went to small villages and and enjoyed there hospitality, as we always cruise on holiday this cycling hol must benefit the environment. Overall rating? It was a very good holiday, the routes were good and interesting, the bikes a little heavy from what I am used to, and a couple of the hotels we thought were tired, one was... (more)John Parker
From £950 excluding flights
Mont Blanc climbing holiday
Climbing was the most memorable part. (more)Gunvor Leirbukt
Memorable: 1.Training in the stunning beautiful mountains - Trient Glacier. 2. The views on the climb up and down from Mont Blanc summit, including sunrise Exciting - the scramble up to the Gouter Refuge. (more)John Hehir
I think the attempt to reach the summit of Mont Blanc and in spite not having made it due to bad weather conditions it was still nice to have been to the Dome de Gouter. Other moments were the stunning landscapes. (more)Peter Koopmans
From £1690 excluding flights
Poitou-Charentes self guided cycling holiday, France
Excellent. Accommodation was first class. Hosts were excellent. Environment refreshing and relaxing. The holiday lived up to the blurb on the website! (more)Brian Flynn
Fantastic! We would highly recommend this holiday to friends/family who might be interested in experiencing local culture in the French countryside in combination with hiking and/or biking. (more)Christina Freeman
From £729 - £862 excluding flights
Guided walking holidays in the French Alps
Exceptional - Sam and Steve did a great job in every aspect of the trip - from initial contact to our departure. (more)Karen Schonfelder
Excellent - it ticked all the boxes I knew I had and more. Can't wait to go again. (more)Catherine Fish
The highlights were probably spending 20 minutes or so watching 4 young marmots playing in the late afternoon sunshine on the Pas de Sales and the crystal clear views of Mont Blanc...Fabulous - physically challenging but mentally rejuvenating. (more)Lesley Munro
From £615 excluding flights
Vegetarian holidays in France
The very friendly and helpful hosts were the most memorable part of the holiday...Both hiking and cycling were enjoyable activities. (more)Helga Hoffmann-Orton
The hospitality of our hosts was most memorable...Look forward to a great holiday in beautiful, secluded locations. (more)Hilary Wight
A wonderfully calming and tranquil holiday rather than an "exciting" one. Should also mention the great hospitality shown by our hosts, delicious home cooked food and generous introductions to local wines and brandies! A lovely relaxing time. (more)Mark McKenzie
From £698 - £862 excluding flights
Wolf spotting in France
This was an outstanding opportunity to walk in an imposing place, and experience something completely different as a family. We were extremely well catered for in every way, from the expertise of our guide to the fantastic and plentiful food, and the location and quality of our accommodation. Not many holiday experiences could come close. Wonderful! (more)Sophie Tyrrell
It was an extremely enjoyable week. Liz and Mel were great hosts - good company, and could not have been kinder or more happy to help. The accommodation is great, the food super and the location stunning. (more)Carole Thomas
From £395 - £650 excluding flights
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
The food was exceptional: vegan plus gluten free and vegetarian diets fully catered for and different but always amazing food provided every day. Excellent in all ways. One of the best holidays we have ever had. (more)Eileen Hardy
Excellent gite-based self-guided walking holiday with exceptional company and food. (more)Christine Ansons
The most memorable part of the holiday was walking in the beautiful Alpes Maritimes. It was great to have walks planned for us by our hosts and to be taken to our starting point and picked up at the end of the walk. (more)Ruth Ross
From £540 excluding flights
Pyrenees family activity holiday
The activities were all superbly planned, organised and great fun. White water rafting was enjoyed by all of the family, the scenic mountain walk was enhanced by local species being pointed out for us and information on how the various rock formations occurred. (more)Mary Fretwell
I particularly loved our mountain walk, with spectacular views and carpets of Pyrenean irises, and I think one of the highlights for all of us was swimming in a beautiful mountain lake. (more)Trisha Cochrane
From £805 excluding flights
Ski touring holiday in the French Pyrenees
Memorable parts? Making tracks in perfect powder under blue sky, skiing from summit to valley bottom feeling like you are the only ones on the mountain. Ok, then the snow suddenly changes as you go from sun to shade and you fall over in an inelegant heap, get back up and carry on with a smile on your face...... Tips? If you can, try to put a group of at least four together and pay a little extra so that you can have a guide just for your party as we did. We asked for a guide who spoke... (more)Steve Jackson-Turner
From £805 - £825 excluding flights
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France
Memorable parts? Cycling at our own pace through stunning, varied countryside and finding places that we would have missed in a car. Tips? Be prepared for more than just undulating vineyards - there are some hills and you should have a decent level of fitness. (However, we managed and are in our more senior years!) The hire bikes were excellent, sturdy machines and there was technical back-up if required. (Luckily not needed! ) Local benefits? Staying at comfortable,... (more)Neil Crawley
From €800 excluding flights
Multi-activity holiday in the French Alps
Absolutely brilliant. (more)Jane Sargent
A fantastic holiday and one I'd love to do again!...The area was beautiful and the local restaurants were very nice. The activities, in particular the white water rafting, were the most memorable part of the holiday. A great way to get out and see the area from a different perspective. (more)Donal Kelly
All the activities were special (trekking, cycling, horse riding and via ferrata). The two peaks we climbed were highlights for me. (more)Elroy Campbell
From €410 - €967 excluding flights
Winter activity holiday in the French Alps
The young people Sam and Rachel achieved confidence respectively in snowboarding and downhill skiing in a small quiet resort at Ancelle for the first three days...Successful as a way of satisfying all ages and giving the family precious time to be on our own without the pressures of work and university. (more)Rosemary Rayner
The most memorable part was snow shoeing on a beautiful sunny Christmas Day and completing our first Via Ferrata. (more)Lynn Clunie
From €546 - €1113 excluding flights
Family skiing holiday in Chamonix, France
Memorable parts? I really enjoyed the balance of yoga and activity throughout the holiday. It was possible to be as active as you wanted and options for longer and/or independent walking were happily given. My first time in the Alps - stunned by their presence Tips? Local benefits? Locally sourced food (that was delicious) was used throughout and we clearly observed all the local conservation principles when accessing the local area. Overall rating? I had a lovely... (more)Catherine Fish
From £540 excluding flights
Family activity holiday in the French Alps
Memorable parts? We will always remember how gracious our hosts were, the wonderful food, and the fun loving spirit of all the crew. Tips? Go on the guided hikes. Sure you can read a map but you'll enjoy the trails more when accompanied by Bruno. Local benefits? Maybe. Perhaps more effort could be put in to describing how the local community benefits. I think a lot of the produce was locally grown. We loved canyoning but were concerned about how our impact might affect... (more)Charlie Cottingham
From £595 excluding flights
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
A really worthwhile and memorable holiday: the self guided walks were well planned and gave us a great idea of the locality; the food was very good and the garden(s) excellent for relaxing on our days off. We were given a very warm welcome and a friendly stay. (more)Jon Nay
Amazing 360 degree views on the walks in the Maritime Alps and the relaxed but informative approach of our guide Mel. The gite is very comfortable and well equipped and the food which was prepared by Liz was delicious and varied. (more)Cathy Wiggins
The most memorable part of the holiday was the trip to Col de Fenetre (mountain pass between France and Italy, ca 2400 m ab. s. l.) where we admired numerous chamoises, marmots and even ibexes. (more)Jan Maca
From £406 per week (sleeps 2)
Dordogne self guided walking holiday, France
Memorable parts? Touring historic towns including Sarlat with our kids. Dinner time also great fun with excellent meals. Tips? Buy a more detailed map to cross reference with the info provided by the tour which at times was incomplete or confusing. For example some of the images in the guidebook were poor quality and hard to read. Local benefits? Somewhat. Overall rating? (more)Duane Koons
From €695 excluding flights
Provence cycling tour, France
Memorable parts? Cycling up Mont Ventoux. Wow! Its tough, very tough, but worth the effort. Particularly nice to have a really fabulous hotel at the bottom to relax afterwards. Tips? Do try to make the initial meeting with the local rep. We didn't and there were a few issues - for example some of our dinner arrangements - that it would have been better to iron out before they became issues. We were a bit disappointed that we weren't warned in advance that the meeting with the local... (more)Jane Frank
From €975 - €1295 excluding flights
France luxury yoga holiday
Highly recommend it (more)Michelle Lawlor
I highly recommend the holiday. The yoga, meditation and life coaching provided me with space to reconnect with my energy, feel more grounded and learn new approaches to viewing certain aspects of my life. All experienced within a beautiful natural setting and a lovely chalet environment. A great gift to yourself! (more)Kirstin Jones
From £840 - £1190 excluding flights
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
Excellent!!!!! This holiday had so many wonderful moments...each and every moment spent there was memorable (more)Bernadette Russo
Walking in the beautiful natural habitat with the chamois and finding out about the fauna and flora of the mountains was excellent. The company was great, the days well structured and organised and Liz and Mel great hosts so that made the holiday one to remember. (more)Anne White
An excellent holiday. Mel and Liz are great hosts and the itinerary was adapted according to the weather/snow conditions to ensure that the guests enjoyed a well-balanced programme of winter walking/snow-shoeing. (more)Helen Moody
From £645 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

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