France special interest holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Provence cooking & walking holiday
Admire the South of France with local insight, from €405 - €730 (3 days) ex flights
France gite accommodation, Mercantour
Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France, from £406 per accommodation per week
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
Beautifully located accommodation in the Mercantour, France, from £406 per week (sleeps 2)
Birdwatching holiday in France
Great Bird Watching, Food, Wine and Bonhomie, from £681 - £755 (7 days) ex flights
France luxury yoga holiday
Yoga, Meditation & Personal Growth week, French Alps, from £900 - £1450 (7 days) ex flights
Wine tasting holiday in the Loire Valley
Sample the finest Loire Valley wines and food, from €450 - €650 (4 days) ex flights
Loire Valley holidays, tailor made tours
Escorted, personal Loire Valley tours with a local, from €550 - €650 (4 days) ex flights
Wellbeing retreat for women, French Alps
Find Your Balance Well-being Retreat for Women - French Alps, from €700 - €900 (3 days) ex flights
Yoga & hiking retreat in France
Yoga and Hiking in the stunning French Alps, from €950 - €1230 (7 days) ex flights
Trail and Fell Running Holidays in French Alps
Exceptional trail-running events in the southern Alps, from €318 - €372 (4 days) ex flights
Dordogne luxury cookery holiday in France
French cuisine in a French chateau in the Dordogne!, from €1980 (8 days) ex flights
France yoga and walking holidays
Enjoy the Philosophy of Yoga during your holidays near Nice, from €420 - €795 (4 days) ex flights
Learn French and ski the French Alps
Study French and ski/hike in the stunning French Alps, from £480 - £2700 (14 days) ex flights
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France
Cycle through beautiful Burgundy and taste exquisite wines, from €800 (8 days) ex flights
France wellbeing holiday
An idyllic paradise where wellbeing comes naturally., from £681 - £846 (7 days) ex flights
Pyrenees luxury walking and gastronomy holiday
A unique experience in the French/Spanish Basque country, from €2180 (8 days) ex flights
Cooking courses in the French Alps
Gastronomic hands-on discoveries with passionate artisans., from €54 - €98 per course (2 - 4 hours)
Midi-Pyrenees organic bed and breakfast, France
Beautiful Peaceful Organic Bed & Breakfast, from £40 - £70 per accommodation per night
Normandy organic B&B, France
Tranquil, Farmhouse, Mayenne / Normandy Maine National Park, from €50 - €70 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)

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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
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
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
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)
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 £900 - £1450 excluding flights
Wine tasting holiday in the Loire Valley
The most memorable parts were buying cheese, charcuterie and a baguette from the local markets, then having a picnic in a picturesque spot. (more)Narelle Grant
The good memories started from our very first contact with responsible travel. They put us in touch with Mark and his wife and the wonderful chateau they live in which became our B@B for 3 nights. I felt we were visiting friends at the wineries because of Mark's relationship with the small vintners. (more)Lois Lessler
From €450 - €650 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

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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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