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Brittany by rail

6 nights from £749

Occupying an isolated peninsular jutting out into the Atlantic, Brittany is culturally and geographically distinct from the rest of France and so offers a glimpse of unique cultures and traditions,...

Cooking holiday in Bordeaux, France

3 nights from £513

Under the guidance of your friendly French host and cook Marlène, you will immerse yourself in French life to learn how to cook French dishes using techniques and recipes passed down from generation...

Savoie by rail

6 nights from £799

This tour visits one of France’s most distinctive and beautiful areas, the mountainous Savoie region together with its atmospheric second city, Lyon, famed for its cuisine.

Our Savoie by...

Auvergne by rail

6 nights from £769

Virtually untouched by the ravages of modern tourism, the Auvergne is truly a destination for Francophiles who appreciate the spectacular volcanic mountain scenery, picturesque rural villages, often...

First world war centenary

5 nights from £749

Join Jonathan Nicholls, an experienced guide of the 1914-1918 battlefields of the Western Front, to visit the key sites and battlefields of the Somme, Arras and Ypres, whilst hearing the evocative...

Alsace and the Black forest by rail

6 nights from £649

Little known in Britain, the Alsace region has a wealth of interest - from beautiful scenery to fascinating medieval towns and cities, and a superb regional cuisine. This tour is based in the...

Burgundy by rail

6 nights from £649

Burgundy is renowned for its famous and superb red wines, but there is much more to this beautiful region of France.

Our Burgundy by rail tour is based in the wonderful medieval city of...

Gourmet cookery holiday in the Loire Valley, France

5 nights from £1376

Tucked away in a tranquil walnut grove on the outskirts of a pretty French village in the Chateaux country of the Loire Valley, you will find this tastefully restored 18th century farmhouse which...

New Year in Provence

7 nights from £899

See in the New Year in the city of Avignon, the cultural heart of the region of Provence. Enjoy a laid back cultural touring itinerary, which highlights the areas scenic beauty, ancient history and...

Luxury cookery holiday in Provence with a Michelin Star Chef

5 nights from £1288

Go learn to cook in this four star country house with spa, set amidst the Bandol vines and the olive trees in Provence. Your Michelin star chef will teach you the fine art of Provencal cuisine in his...

The French Alps and Lake Annecy

6 nights from £799

The Haute-Savoie region of France boasts some of the country's most spectacular scenery, from the snow-capped peaks and green summer meadows of the Alps to the clear blue sparkling water of the...

Loire valley and Monet's garden

5 nights from £569

The Loire Valley, is one of France’s most beautiful regions. It is a traditional land of sleepy towns full of narrow streets and old-fashioned shops and markets, imposing cathedrals and châteaux...

Lake Orta by rail

8 nights from £1149

This wonderful tour was our first by train to Italy and focuses upon Italy's beautiful lakes from our base on pretty Lake Orta. Tour highlights include two of Italy's (and one of Switerzland's) most...

Monet and the Impressionists in Normandy

3 nights from £649

Normandy is synonymous with the Impressionist movement, thanks largely to Monet's involvement in and love of the area.

This wonderful short lecture tour, based in Rouen, visits his...

Painting short break in the Languedoc region of France

4 nights from £419

Take a 3 night break and go learn to paint in the beautiful Languedoc region of France; immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of the French countryside and be inspired by the architecture, the...

Art of Provence from Cezanne to Picasso

3 nights from £829

Although a region long associated with art, it wasn't until the 19th and 20th centuries that artistic luminaries flocked to capture the beauty of Provence on canvas - thanks to its climate and the...

Luxury jewellery making holiday in Gascony, near Toulouse

7 nights from £1207

Learn to design and make your own unique pieces of jewellery using silver, copper and bronze metal clays coupled with semi-precious beads and stones, glass, enamels, ceramics, staying in a stunning...

Jura mountains by rail

6 nights from £799

The Jura, a region of forests, lakes and mountains in eastern France north of Geneva is one of France's most beautiful, yet least known corners. A delight for Francophiles - scenic beauty combined...

Burgundy, the river Rhone and Provence - MS Swiss Corona

7 nights from £799

From the vineyards of Burgundy to the hills of Provence and the wild ruggedness of the Ardeche gorges to medieval Avignon.

We start in France’s gastronomic capital and explore the Saone...

Undiscovered Provence

5 nights from £649

Provence is a land of striking natural beauty and great diversity, with sun baked plains, fields of lavender interspaced with vineyards and olive groves, crowned in the distance by the hills of the...

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