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Special interest holidays in France. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Provence cooking & walking holiday
Admire the South of France with local insight, from €405 - €730 (3 days) ex flights
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
Beautifully located accommodation in the Mercantour, France, from £420 per week (sleeps 2)
France gite accommodation, Mercantour, sleeps 6
Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France, from £420 per accommodation per week
Wine tasting holiday in the Loire Valley
Sample the finest Loire Valley wines and food, from €500 - €550 (4 days) ex flights

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Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France
Cycle through beautiful Burgundy & taste exquisite wines, from €880 - €955 (8 days) ex flights
Learn how to kayak holiday in the Ardeche, France
Kayaking holiday in the magnificent beauty of the Ardeche, from £400 - £650 (7 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
Knitting holiday in Reims, France
Knitting holiday with inspirational expert & workshops, from £999 (5 days) inc Eurostar
Truffle holiday in France
A gastronomic journey with walks to taste the black truffle, from €1180 (5 days) ex flights
London to Istanbul rail tour
Check out the dramatic landscapes across Europe, from £3099 - £3499 (25 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
France wellbeing holiday
An idyllic paradise where wellbeing comes naturally, from £663 - £819 (7 days) ex flights
Dordogne cooking holiday in France
French cuisine in a chateau in the Dordogne, from €2640 (8 days) ex flights
Yoga holiday in France
Enjoy the Philosophy of Yoga during your holidays near Nice, from €325 (8 days) ex flights
Pyrenees walking and gastronomy holiday
Come and visit the beautiful Basque country, from €2890 (8 days) ex flights
London to Budapest by rail, including the Glacier Express
Hop aboard Europe's magnificent train rides, from £1999 - £2299 (13 days) ex flights
Loire Valley holidays, tailor made tours
Escorted, personal Loire Valley tours with a local, from €750 - €800 (5 days) ex flights
Yoga and nature retreat in France
Luxury nature holiday in stunning Cote d‘Azur, France, from US $2483 - US $2923 (7 days) ex flights
Midi-Pyrenees organic bed and breakfast, France
Award Winning Organic Bed & Breakfast, from £40 - £70 per accommodation per night

31 reviews for Special interest holidays in France4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Special interest holidays in France reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

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
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 €880 - €955 excluding flights
France gite accommodation, Mercantour, sleeps 6
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 £420 per accommodation per week
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
Excellent. We travelled with young family and would certainly stay again so cannot recommend it too highly. (more)ROSIE KELBRICK
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
From £420 per week (sleeps 2)
Learn how to kayak holiday in the Ardeche, France
Memorable parts? Surviving the descent of the rapids at the Pont D'Arc without capsizing! Tips? Leave yourself in Phil's capable hands - go 1/2 board because the hotel's fantastic and take his kit list as your Bible. Local benefits? Tourist industry is important locally and local hotel benefitted. Overall rating? 10/10, A*, fantastic (more)Adele Holt
From £400 - £650 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 €500 - €550 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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