French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option

French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option

Experience real French culture while relaxing mindfully...
From €415 to €890 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip runs every week (April- Nov) with a set itinerary but the length of stay & arrival date can be adjusted to your needs
Self guided walking holiday in France

Self guided walking holiday in France

Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambience
From £900 to £980 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: Self-guided walking holidays commence most Sunday afternoons from May to September
£300-off pp in weeks starting Sep 22 and 29. No single supplement for 1st solo guest each week. Gratis station transfers. Centre Based Holidays - great five-star Responsible Travel Reviews. 2019 Euro Prices for 2020 Holidays booked in 2019.
Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue

Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue

Provence heritage and natural beauty on full display
From €910 to €1,270 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any day from April 1st to October 25th
Mercantour family walking holiday, France

Mercantour family walking holiday, France

Family walking tour with a donkey in Southern French Alps
From €560 to €660 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip departs from mid-May to end-September; best time to go is springtime for the flora
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Chateau to Chateau family cycling tour in the Loire

Chateau to Chateau family cycling tour in the Loire

Unique itinerary for families to discover the Loire Chateaux
From €630 to €750 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Chateau to Chateau Loire Valley cycling tour

Chateau to Chateau Loire Valley cycling tour

A unique tour to discover the sumptuous Loire Chateaux
From €650 to €750 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Family walking holidays with a donkey, France

Family walking holidays with a donkey, France

Above the Rhτne to discover the unspoilt traditional Ardθche
From €685 to €715 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
French Riviera holiday, food, walking & culture

French Riviera holiday, food, walking & culture

Experience real French culture while relaxing mindfully...
From €415 to €1,345 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip runs every week (April- Nov) with a set itinerary but length of stay & arrival date can be adjusted to your needs
Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis

Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis

Discover Provence from Avignon to the Mediterranean by bike
From €995 to €1,380 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Start any day April 1st through October 25th
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France

Value centre based self guided walking - Mercantour, France
From €755 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Flexible departures - dependent on availability of accommodation
Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided cycling holiday, France

Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided cycling holiday, France

Idyllic cycling in France with great food, wine and bonhomie
From £950 to £1,040 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 22 Sep, 29 Sep
£300-off pp in weeks starting Sep 22 and 29. No single supplement for 1st solo guest each week. Gratis station transfers. Centre Based Holidays – great five-star Responsible Travel Reviews. 2019 Euro Prices for 2020 Holidays booked before 2020.
Lavender fields cycling holiday in the South of France

Lavender fields cycling holiday in the South of France

Cycle through France's vast lavender fields in Provence
From €825 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any Friday or Sunday from April through October. Peak lavender season is in July
Provence self guided cycling holiday, Gastronomic

Provence self guided cycling holiday, Gastronomic

Discover Provence's renowned cuisine and hidden gems by bike
From €1,160 to €1,290 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can start on any Saturday April 1st to October 25th
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections

Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections

Magic walking - Mercantour National Park - South of France
From €810 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 16 May
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Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France

Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France

Cycle along the Rhτne River from Geneva to Lyon.
From €845 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any Sunday from April through October
Dordogne cycling tour, France

Dordogne cycling tour, France

Ride through remarkable Perigord and Quercy countryside
From €870 to €1,990 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any day from April through October
France walking holiday, French Riviera

France walking holiday, French Riviera

Stunning walking between the Mercantour and the Med, France
From €1,045 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 14 Mar
Birdwatching holiday in France

Birdwatching holiday in France

Great Bird Watching, Food, Wine and Bonhomie
From £900 to £980 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 22 Sep, 29 Sep
£300 off pp in weeks starting Sep 22 and 29. No single supplement for 1st solo guest each week. Gratis station transfers. 2019 Euro Prices for 2020 Holidays booked before 2020.
Kayaking holidays in the French Alps

Kayaking holidays in the French Alps

A week's white water kayaking in the French Alps
From €647 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Available between May and August for groups of 4 or more
Provence cycling tour, France

Provence cycling tour, France

Cycling tour of Provence for avid riders.
From €1,100 to €1,530 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any day from April 1st through October 25th
Mont Saint Michel self guided cycling tours in Normandy & Brittany

Mont Saint Michel self guided cycling tours in Normandy & Brittany

Cycling journey through Brittany to Mont Saint Michel
From €745 to €985 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any day from April through October
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France

Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France

Cycle through beautiful Burgundy & taste exquisite wines
From €985 to €1,060 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This tour starts any day (excluding Monday or Tuesday) from March through October
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France
From €830 to €945 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 20 Dec, 29 Dec
2020: 25 Jan
Activity holiday in France

Activity holiday in France

Family/friends D.I.Y. adventure - Mercantour, French Riviera
From €360 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Mercantour walking holiday, the grand traverse

Mercantour walking holiday, the grand traverse

Grande Traversee du Mercantour, France - the guided trip!!
From €1,025 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2108: 27 Jul
Activity holiday in the French Alps

Activity holiday in the French Alps

The perfect trip for sports enthusiasts and outdoor lovers!
From €1,584 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Normandy tour, cultural and natural riches

Normandy tour, cultural and natural riches

Discover the treasures of Normandy: culture, nature, history
From €2,000 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
French Riviera tour, tailor made discovery

French Riviera tour, tailor made discovery

Travel the French Riviera in a more luxurious way
From €3,000 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Corsica tour, tailor made discovery

Corsica tour, tailor made discovery

Enjoy the Charm of the Real Corsica
From €800 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
The Via Rhona cycling tour, Vienne to Montιlimar

The Via Rhona cycling tour, Vienne to Montιlimar

Riverside towns, vineyards, orchards, nougats and Provence!
From €885 to €960 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€415
excluding flights
This was an excellent experience. I went as a single person, thinking that I would experience some social elements but would largely find myself on my own for much of it. I would have been respected for wanting to be solitary too, but the people, the yoga and the day programs were just so engaging...the atmosphere so inviting and inclusive, I just allowed myself to relax into the lovely, warm rhythm of the place, and I'm so glad I did. (more)Cate Falconer
The most memorable parts of the holiday were the people we met and the fantastic planned activities. The yoga was some of the best sessions I have attended and really made the week find a pleasant rhythm. (more)Jill Martin
I cannot compliment the food enough! Each morning a delicious breakfast home made! The picnics provided had a great variety and were scrumptious ! (more)Marie Louise Murray
Self guided walking holiday in France
From
£900
excluding flights
Just what I needed. Restful, easy, a real holiday. (more)Paul Johnson
The most memorable part of the holiday was the wonderful hosts and food (more)Ruth Anderson
Peter and Carolynn source as much as they could locally, especially the wine. (more)Dorothy Penny
Mercantour family walking holiday, France
From
€560
excluding flights
5* (more)Janne Thomsen
I did the hike together with my daughter who is ten years and I think from this travel she could more benefit for her life than from any other materialised consumerism such as buying stuff … (more)Sarah Dorkenwald
It was fantastic. We loved it (even when it rained). (more)Lucy Chadwick
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France
From
€985
excluding flights
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
Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue
From
€910
excluding flights
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
Provence cycling tour, France
From
€1,100
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Cycling up Mont Ventoux. Wow! Its tough, very tough, but worth the effort. Particularly nice to have a really fabulous hotel at the bottom to relax afterwards. Tips? Do try to make the initial meeting with the local rep. We didn't and there were a few issues - for example some of our dinner arrangements - that it would have been better to iron out before they became issues. We were a bit disappointed that we weren't warned in advance that the meeting with the local... (more)Jane Frank
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
From
€830
excluding flights
We had fabulous weather to enjoy the scenery... It was a lovely relaxing holiday. The food was plentiful and good... (more)Catherine Mclaren
Wonderful scenery, great food, best company (more)Michaela Brinkhaus
Having a great variety of walking experiences was wonderful - from full-on snowshoeing to walking over ice and snow with cleats/microspikes on our boots to gazing across from the mountain tops at the Med (more)Angie Polkey
Provence self guided cycling holiday, Gastronomic
From
€1,160
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The unknown! Everyday was whatever we wanted it to be, because we had the freedom to bike quickly to our next destination, or stop and gaze at every landscape or building or ANYTHING we felt like doing! We discovered something new everyday. Tips? If you book it for the time frame we did (mid May) beware the mistral winds! They are more fierce at this time, as we discovered very quickly. It did not negatively affect our experience because we are athletic and love... (more)Melissa Ferrari
French Riviera holiday, food, walking & culture
From
€415
excluding flights
I would recommend this holiday to anyone who is looking for a yoga retreat or a cultural experience. (more)Rozlyn Reynolds
The holiday was very enjoyable and very memorable. Benoit and Corinne are excellent and committed hosts, and the accommodation is superbly situated. (more)Mark Hutchinson
The entire trip was memorable however my favorite aspect to this trip was the people I met. I went on this trip alone however I met some very friendly people who were also staying at the house. (more)Divya Patel
Family walking holidays with a donkey, France
From
€685
excluding flights
Every day was an exciting challenge, physically, but the rewards were I was spending time with my grandchildren and the people we met. Our hosts were wonderful! (more)Carol Boltz
Spending a full week in nature with animals, no car, no smart phones, spending real quality time with each other and meeting people was the most memorable. (more)Lorna Mackie
Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided cycling holiday, France
From
£950
excluding flights
Carolyn's gourmet meals were a highlight of the evenings and the conviviality among the guests spawned deep conversations. Peter was so knowledgeable about European culture and history. He also provided great bikes along with suggestions for routes, both long and short, each day. (more)Janet and Dave Williams
The people were fabulous both the hosts and guests. Competent, kind, thoughtful hosts. Great food and lovely setting great cycling and walking. (more)Nicki Mazey
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
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
From
€755
excluding flights
The most exciting part of the holiday was the spectacular landscape and the chance to hike and climb in it. (more)John Roy
It was fantastic, we loved every minute of it, the walks were excellent and well planned using Mel’s extensive local knowledge. The food provided and cooked by Liz was excellent. (more)Rosemary Bard
Extraordinary! One of the best holidays I have every had! (more)Wendy Greenspun
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections
From
€810
excluding flights
Wonderful walking in the Vesubie valley and Mercantour National Park in stunning mountains with superb views and dazzling lakes. Beautiful wildflowers and countless butterflies, lots of other wildlife to spot. (more)Ian Sheriff
Liz and Mel made us extremely welcome and were excellent hosts. We were given delicious meals and snacks every day and Liz went out of her way to cater for dietary needs, which was a real bonus on a holiday like this. (more)Janet Nelson
Seeing fantastic landscapes & wildlife was memorable. Really great. (more)Ingrid Beveridge
Activity holiday in France
From
€360
excluding flights
We had a great family holiday - Liz and Mel were terrific hosts (more)Wendy Dickson
Excellent...one of the most memorable parts was. Lunch on a summit La Cime de Guilie at 2999m with 360 degree views encompassing Italy and France. (more)Katie Toms
The boys loved cayonning - jumping off of cayons into pools; I loved horse riding American style through the mountains - it was fantastic & Liz was a terrific guide. We also climbed up to some glacial lakes with Mel - which was an incredible experience. (more)Natalie Wiggins
Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis
From
€995
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The scenery and the food. Tips? You do need to be semi fit! Local benefits? Local shops and cafes would have benefitted in the smaller, out of the way villages Overall rating? 4.5 stars. Only negative aspect was the hotel on the first and final night in Avignon, The Ibis, where the rooms were tiny, like being in a cabin and did make us worry about what was to follow! However, the other hotels were all fabulous but then we had to return to the Ibis... (more)Anne Morrice
France wellbeing holiday
From
£900
excluding flights
relaxing and flexible enough to push yourself if you want to do a bit of exercise in between being fed delicious home cooked food and local wines. I can fully understand why many people return year after year. (more)Kathryn Gow
One of the best holidays I've ever had. (more)Tamsin Drew
There were so many highlights from the tranquillity, excellent hospitality, French cuisine & Wines to cycle rides & Wednesday's Posh Picnic (more)Karen Morgan
Mercantour walking holiday in France
From
€560
excluding flights
Memorable parts? A truly special experience in a little corner of the Mercantour where time seems to have stood still. We went with the flow of life at the pace of an ambling donkey. Every detail of the trip was well thought out, and the route guidance booklet (which we carried with us all the time) was spot on. The range of different landscapes we walked through surprised and delighted us. The effectiveness of the route marking was also great. The holiday providers team was hugely... (more)Carolyne Mason
France self guided challenging cycling holiday
From
£900
excluding flights
If you are looking for a holiday where you can do different physical activities during the day, relax and have good meals with pleasant people in the evening, this is the place to go. (more)Eivind Thorp
Excellent. It gave me exactly what I wanted - great cycling, wonderful food and good company in tranquil, natural surroundings. Very good value for money. (more)Carol Gray
Birdwatching holiday in France
From
£900
excluding flights
Just what I needed! Plenty of wildlife around, the spotted flycatcher leaping through the garden was great, several species of dragonfly by the ford and several hummingbird hawkmoths feeding on the lavender by the pool, all to the tune of blackbirds, turtle doves and a Cetti's warbler! (more)Nigel Scott
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
Horse riding holiday in the Mercantour
From
€725
excluding flights
Every minute was memorable and exciting! The horses, the views, the people, the food - all lovely. (more)Jane Fox
I loved every moment of it. It felt really special and actually quite an achievement to be part of something like a transhumance, which is steeped in so much tradition. (more)Kate Moore
Most memorable was perhaps climbing to what seems like the top of the world on horseback, arriving at a mountain refuge in a cloud and then realizing the stupendous view in the morning. (more)Hester Wilcox
France walking holiday, French Riviera
From
€1,045
excluding flights
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
Vegetarian holidays in France
From
£980
excluding flights
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
Horse riding holiday in France
From
£900
excluding flights
A fantastic place which lived up to my expectations. (more)Katherine Amos
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
Dordogne cycling tour, France
From
€870
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Sarlat - we just loved wandering around the medieval part of town. Tips? Pack as light as possible, but for all temps (the caves were quite cold). If you want to visit lots of attractions, you'd need to be a very strong rider to have enough time to do this. Local benefits? Absolutely. Overall rating? Almost perfect...4 1/2 stars. Just a couple of comments if you want to make this a 5 star holiday: A map of Rocamadour showing where our hotel was (as... (more)Deborah Palacios
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