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

Provence holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track, from €510 - €780 (5 days) ex flights
France gite accommodation, Mercantour, sleeps 6
Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France, from £420 per accommodation per week
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
Beautifully located accommodation in the Mercantour, France, from £420 per week (sleeps 2)
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France
Cycle through beautiful Burgundy & taste exquisite wines, from €880 - €955 (8 days) ex flights

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Provence holiday accommodation, France
French home-stay experience in St Jeannet, from €75 - €183 per double room per night
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
Provence experience holiday, food, walking & culture
Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track, from €805 - €1210 (7 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
France wellbeing holiday
An idyllic paradise where wellbeing comes naturally, from £663 - £819 (7 days) ex flights
Provence holiday, with morning yoga
Enjoy the philosophy of yoga during your holidays near Nice, from €805 - €1210 (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
Truffle holiday in France
A gastronomic journey with walks to taste the black truffle, from €1180 (5 days) ex flights
Knitting holiday in Reims, France
Knitting holiday with inspirational expert & workshops, from £999 (5 days) inc Eurostar
London to Istanbul rail tour
Check out the dramatic landscapes across Europe, from £3099 - £3499 (25 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
Pyrenees walking and gastronomy holiday
Come and visit the beautiful Basque country, from €2890 (8 days) ex flights
Dordogne cooking holiday in France
French cuisine in a chateau in the Dordogne, from €2640 (8 days) ex flights
Midi-Pyrenees organic bed and breakfast, France
Award Winning Organic Bed & Breakfast, from £40 - £70 per accommodation per night

35 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 holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
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 €510 - €780 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
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 €75 - €183 per double room per night
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

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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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