France holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

We have 248 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.
Provence cycling holiday, France
Midway between the Mediterranean coast and Maritime Alps, from £1399 - £1529 (9 days) inc UK flights
Mont Blanc Circuit walking holiday
Probably the most dramatic walk in Europe, from £1399 (15 days) inc UK flights
French Riviera walking holiday, France
Relaxed mountain and coastal daywalks, from £979 - £1099 (8 days) inc UK flights
French Alps trekking holiday
Comfortable chalets and mountain huts in the French Alps, from £695 (8 days) ex flights
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Perfect Loire Valley country cottage for two, from €550 - €650 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Provence self guided walking, France
Provence: The Verdon Gorges, from €235 (5 days) ex flights
Provence cooking & walking holiday
Admire the South of France with local insight, from €405 - €730 (3 days) ex flights
France luxury yoga holiday
Yoga, Meditation & Personal Growth week, French Alps, from £700 (7 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
Birdwatching holiday in France
Great Bird Watching, Food, Wine and Bonhomie, from £681 - £755 (7 days) ex flights
Dordogne cycling tour, France
Ride through the quintessential Perigord and Quercy regions, from €785 - €1870 (8 days) ex flights
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France
Cycle through beautiful Burgundy and taste exquisite wines, from €800 (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
Winter activity holiday in the French Alps
A flexible winter multi activity holiday in the French Alps, from €546 - €1113 (7 days) ex flights
French Alps guided walking holidays
Challenging walking holiday in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps, from £475 (8 days) ex flights
Pyrenees guided walking holiday
Guided walking and trekking holidays in the French Pyrenees, from £655 - £715 (8 days) ex flights
Wolf spotting in France
Wolf holiday - Mercantour National Park - South of France, from £395 - £650 (8 days) ex flights
France gite accommodation, Mercantour
Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France, from £406 per accommodation per week
Snowshoeing holiday in the French Pyrenees
Step into pristine, untracked snow in the French Pyrenees, from £695 (8 days) ex flights
Honeymoon accommodation in the Dordogne, France
A secluded woodland cabin in Dordogne, SW France, from €900 per couple per week
Loire Valley walking holiday, France
An easy-paced, gentle walking holiday, from £899 - £1039 (7 days) inc UK flights
Loire Valley self catering accommodation
Self-catering cottage in beautiful Loire Valley countryside, from €722 - €850 per cottage per week
France cycling tour in the Arles countryside
Discover the unique heritage and character of Provence, from €605 - €785 (6 days) ex flights
Sainte Agnes walking holiday, France
Stunning walking between the Mercantour and the Med, France, from £795 (8 days) ex flights
Auvergne holiday accommodation, France
Friendly B&B in a French Spa town, from €29 per person per night
Pyrenees cross country skiing holiday in France
Cross-country skiing and beautiful views of the Pyrenean mountains, from £1069 - £1129 (8 days) inc UK flights
Family adventure holiday to France
Life enhancing family adventure w/ yoga & donkey trek, Alps, from £680 (7 days) ex flights
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France, from £645 (8 days) ex flights
French Alps self guided cycling holiday
Ride the famous Tour de France cols with vehicle support, from €542 - €902 (8 days) ex flights
Ski touring holiday in the French Pyrenees
Discover the real mountains ski touring in the Pyrenees, from £805 - £825 (8 days) ex flights

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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 £681 - £755 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 £385 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 £595 excluding flights
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
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
Excellent, very relaxing...The Mercantour is stunning and a relatively undiscovered piece of the world...The food was excellent and we were never left hungry - (more)Katie Goodwin
From £540 excluding flights
Mercantour family walking holiday, France
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
Superb scenery; walks outstanding capped by 10,000-foot climax (Mont Pelat); well organised; easy to follow route; very amenable hosts at night stops; honest mountain fare (and plenty of it); mostly off the tourist trail; good value for money. (more)Andrew Baxter
From £435 - £565 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 £1590 excluding flights
Cycling holidays in Burgundy, France
Biking through the towns with our tour guide, Inka, who was an exceptional leader. The ride was challenging, leisurely, and culturally rewarding! (more)Michael Chirichello
I really enjoyed the holiday. All 18 of us got on very well and each day's cycling was just the right amount of cycling and sight-seeing. Martin & Marjorie's hospitality and food were excellent. Our cycle guide, Yon Willan was fantastic and I will miss having him around! (more)Joanna Moncrieff
From £790 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 £400 - £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
Pyrenees guided walking holiday
The local community did benefit as we ate locally produced/sourced food and wine and stopped for breaks in local cafes. The local community were, without exception, welcoming and friendly. (more)Alex Sohal
Most memorable was discovering the local history and wildlife under the care of our very knowledgeable hosts, plus lots of brilliant walks in the beautiful Pyrenean Mountains, plus the excellent food! (more)Caroline Rae
The scenery around Bareges is fantastic, and apart from the visit to the Cirque de Gavarnie, which is a popular tourist destination, we practically had the mountains to ourselves. (more)H M Gill
From £655 - £715 excluding flights
Multi-activity holiday in the French Alps
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
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
The husky dog sledding, the ice climb, the snowshoeing itself, being out in such a beautiful environment! And our companions too - the other four people in the party were lovely, and we all got on very well together - enough in common to bond yet different enough for good conversation! (more)Angela Dennison
In terms of the most exciting part, it has to be the ice climbing...not part of our original plans but I'm so glad it was suggested. Slow down and enjoy your stay in what really is an undiscovered part of the Alps. (more)Norma Sherratt
Well organized, interesting, hassle free and great fun- the ideal introduction to the activities. (more)Matt Hannah
From €992 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 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 £395 excluding flights
Birdwatching holiday in France
Both my husband and myself loved our week. Lazing by and in the pool late afternoon was lovely and the weather was hot. Being able to walk littlle or miles or not at all, was good -there is no compulsion to be super active, though you can! If you want to be totally catered for and live in verdant peace for a week, but have company too-this is the place for you! (more)Clare McKee
Excellent. It was not a thrills and spills holiday, just a quiet retreat where you are looked after. And if that is what you need, this is a place for you. (more)Tina cook
From £681 - £755 excluding flights
Mercantour 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)
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
France luxury yoga holiday
Memorable parts? There was no one memorable moment - the yoga, meditation and life coaching experienced over the week all combined to produce a wonderful feeling of positivity and grounding. Tips? Attend the life coaching sessions even if you've not experienced them before as they provide some very useful tools to approach aspects of your life from different perspectives. Local benefits? Yes - we enjoyed local produce and facilities. Overall rating? I highly recommend... (more)Kirstin Jones
From £700 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 £681 - £846 excluding flights
Horse riding holiday in France
Excellent. This is a fine place to stay! With lovely people and surroundings. The best parts were riding in unknown rural France with horses up country tracks and beneath trees in occasional woodland. Meeting other riders and brushing up my French whilst the instructor brushed up my riding skills! (more)Liz Beaven
Tips for other travellers? Stay an extra week!...Ten out of ten. (more)Sue Evans
From £681 - £755 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 £707 - £846 excluding flights
Mont Blanc self guided walking holidays
Memorable parts? Everything about this trip was memorable, going up passes crossing over to another country, the ever changing scenery, camaraderie, and able to complete the circuit without cheating, the storm and the animal... The most of all, the mountain huts, the hot showers, comfy beds, flush toilet and the food or should I say feast! I wish we have some of those in Canada. Tips? I completed the circuit in 11 days, spent around 4 to 6 hours each day in trekking. Although the... (more)shirry insole
From €665 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 £475 excluding flights
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
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
Sainte Agnes walking holiday, France
Memorable parts? The great organisation that appeared effortless but I'm sure reflected much planning and forethought. Every day the walks were 'just right' for the weather, our legs and our mood without us having to think about it. The food was superb, varied and appeared as if by miracle in the right amounts at the perfect time. Tips? Do what preparation you can but don't worry as there are so many walks requiring so many different levels of fitness that you will love it regardless... (more)anne webb
From £795 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
Provence cooking & walking holiday
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
Difficult to pinpoint just one element of the holiday. As a lover of the outdoors, I enjoyed the guided walk and picnic into the local Baou hills but then I also enjoyed the relaxed, fun and informative guided walk of the old town of Nice. (more)Louise Harris
From €405 - €730 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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