South of France holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

Enjoy a holiday in the spectacular South of France, with its famous coasts, culture and beaches. Our fantastic range of South of France holidays are all from responsible operators commited on minimising negative imapcts on the local environment and community, while providing you with an authentic, distintcly local and memorably unique experience.
Provence holiday accommodation, France
French home-stay experience in St Jeannet, from €79 - €170 per double room per night
France gite accommodation, Mercantour, sleeps 6
Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France, from £420 per accommodation per week
Pyrenees guided walking holiday
Guided walking and trekking holidays in the French Pyrenees, from £695 (8 days) ex flights
Provence cooking & walking holiday
Admire the South of France with local insight, from €405 - €730 (3 days) ex flights

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Lavender fields cycling holiday in the South of France
Cycle through France's vast lavender fields in Provence, from €675 (6 days) ex flights
French Riviera walking holiday, France
Relaxed mountain and coastal daywalks, from £999 - £1219 (8 days) inc UK flights
France luxury house sleeping 6, Saint Martin Laguepie
Stunning Eco-House in Riverside Hamlet, from £800 - £1200 per house per week (sleeps 6)
Provence self guided cycling holiday, Gastronomic
Discover Provence's renowned cuisine and hidden gems by bike, from €990 - €1165 (8 days) ex flights
Avignon to Nice cycling tour in France
A visually stunning cycling trip from Avignon to Nice, from €1225 (8 days) ex flights
France cycling tour in the Arles countryside
Enjoy Provenηal sunshine, art & history by bike, from €615 - €815 (6 days) ex flights
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
Value centre based self guided walking - Mercantour, France, from £575 (8 days) ex flights
France walking holiday, French Riviera
Stunning walking between the Mercantour and the Med, France, from £850 (8 days) ex flights
Ardeche activity holiday in France
A mix of different activities in spectacular surroundings, from £1049 - £1149 (8 days) inc UK flights
Pyrenees family activity holiday
A non-stop family adventure in the Pyrenees mountains, from £725 (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
Mercantour family walking holiday, France
Family walking tour with a donkey, Southern French Alps, from £440 - £570 (8 days) ex flights
South of France self guided cycling tour
Provence bicycle tour to famous landmarks and villages, from €855 - €1235 (8 days) ex flights
Yoga holiday in France
Enjoy the Philosophy of Yoga during your holidays near Nice, from €325 (8 days) ex flights
Languedoc B&B in a converted barn, France
Tranquil eco B&B in hills nr unspoilt Mediterranean coast, from €80 - €100 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue
Provence heritage and natural beauty on full display, from €880 - €1245 (8 days) ex flights
Activity holidays in the Pyrenees
Non-stop adventure in the beautiful French Pyrenees, from £725 (8 days) ex flights
Pyrenees winter walk, France
Snowshoe day walks in stunning scenery, from £949 - £1199 (8 days) inc UK flights
Mercantour walking holiday in France
Walk in true Alpine country, through lakes and wild mountain, from £495 - £582 (8 days) ex flights
Provence boutique hotel in Arles, France
Charming Arles farmhouse near the Alpilles Mountains, from €80 per room per night
Languedoc-Roussillon self catering cottages, France
Inspected and registered Gite de France, 3 Epis & 4 stars, from €357 - €595 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Nimes self catering gite in the South of France
Pretty gite surrounded by magnificent countryside to gorge, from €300 - €400 per week (sleeps 4)

59 reviews for South of France holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent South of France holidays 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.

Mercantour family walking holiday, France
Awesome, it has raised the bar for next year! (more)Tony Johnson
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
From £440 - £570 excluding flights
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
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 €880 - €1245 excluding flights
Pyrenees family activity holiday
Every activity was great - extremely challenging but with great guides who helped us all to succeed (more)Kathy Halliday
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 £725 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
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 £575 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
Pyrenees guided walking holiday
Just go for it - this is a company run by good people and it's a really nice set-up. Tremendous! (more)Richard Marriott
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
From £695 excluding flights
Pyrenees winter walk, France
Memorable parts? The fantastic group of people that I shared my holiday with... like minded, laugh a minute, make your own fun people! Our free time was even spent as a group, in search of Lucheon's best sledging spots, we were not disappointed! Tips? Don't skimp on your outdoor gear... good gaiters are a 'must have' item and if you're lucky suncream and sunglasses! Local benefits? Our last group activity, on the way to the airport, was a stop off at the local recycling point,... (more)Pippa Purser
From £949 - £1199 including UK flights
Activity holidays in the Pyrenees
Enjoyed all the activities, the chalet and food were great and all the guides were very friendly and experienced. Fantastic holiday, would certainly recommend to friends. (more)Jean Elliott
The most memorable part was seeing the fabulous scenery of the Pyrenees, walking in them, seeing the wildlife, and then all the activities we undertook as part of the multi-activity holiday. (more)Sally Preece
A great itinerary with a chance to try out some activities we wouldn’t normally get the chance to try. (more)Alison Cousland
From £725 excluding flights
Provence boutique hotel in Arles, France
Our room was a good size, air con (we were there in August) and clean. The pool was just right too. Location is excellent - far better than being in one of the towns. Meals are eaten outside in the evenings and several (including us) suggested they modified the lighting. (more)Trevor Waller
The scenery in Provence is stunning. It was really pleasurable just driving around. My favourite place was probably Pic Saint Loup where we went to visit a couple of vineyards, including Morties which was just stunning and the wine was remarkable!...Very enjoyable stay. It worked well for us. (more)Ania Nowicki
Most memorable? Without a doubt horseriding in the Camargue, from the Paul Ricard Centre at Mejanes, was the highlight of the holiday. We even managed to persuade my 87 year old Father-in-Law to give it a try for the first time in his life! (more)Anthony Leggett
From €80 per room per night
Nimes self catering gite in the South of France
The most memorable part was kayaking under the Pont du Gard and visiting Sainte-Marie de la Mer but also eating outside, relaxing with wine and olives and meeting new people. (more)Heather Muchamore
Stunning, unspoilt countryside all around, and surprisingly few tourists for the time of year, (August). A truly eco-relaxed holiday, which we can thoroughly recommend. (more)Joanna Blake
My wife and I really needed a holiday where we could relax absolutely. This holiday provided it because we were left alone, put under no pressure, but always made to feel welcome by our hosts. (more)John Stevenson
From €300 - €400 per week (sleeps 4)
France walking holiday, French Riviera
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 £850 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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