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South of France - Modern art on the Riviera

3 nights from £899

The French Riviera's lyrical landscapes and azure blue waters were a source of inspiration for the artists that frequented the area in the early 20th century, making this illustrious stretch of...

Provence by rail

6 nights from £599

One of the most alluring regions of France must be Provence by Rail, travelling by Eurostar and TGV trains, that conjures up images, immortalised in countless films and books, of sleepy villages,...

Auvergne by rail

6 nights from £799

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...

Nice carnival and the Menton Lemon festival by rail

7 nights from £879

This tour is based around two annual events: the Nice Carnival and the Menton Lemon festival. The earliest record of the Nice Carnival is 1294, making it one of the world's oldest carnival...

Dordogne by rail

6 nights from £769

Probably the most beautiful river in France, the Dordogne winds majestically through a magnificent tableau of medieval hill villages, craggy hillsides, vineyards and towns full of character.

Monet and the Impressionists in Normandy

3 nights from £699

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

This short lecture tour, based in Rouen, visits his house and...

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...

Villas and gardens of the Cote d'Azur

7 nights from £1245

Join Nicholas Merchant, Chairman of the Art Fund West Yorkshire Fundraising Committee, to explore the array of rich estates on France's Cote d'Azur.

Based in the vibrant city of Nice at...

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...

Dordogne, Albi and Carcassonne

7 nights from £1069

The Dordogne is a rural landscape covered with chestnut forests as well as trout-filled rivers. It’s bisected by dry-stone walls, studded with isolated farm houses and medieval stone villages which...

Christmas in Lille

5 nights from £749

During December, the city of Lille fully embraces the festive spirit, the facades of the city centre twinkling beneath lavish decorations. As well as having time to enjoy Lille's huge market, this...

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...

Savoie by rail

6 nights from £829

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...

Nancy and the birth of Art Nouveau

3 nights from £829

The town of Nancy - a model of 18th century town planning - had a second golden age at the turn of the 20th century, when glassmaker Emile Galle founded the Ecole de Nancy, which typifies the Art...

Languedoc Roussillon by rail

6 nights from £699

Our Languedoc by rail tour, travelling by Eurostar and TGV trains, offers a taste of the variety that this beautiful region has to offer. From our base in the southern city of Montpellier the...

Lake Annecy by rail

5 nights from £729

Lake Annecy is one of the most beautiful areas of France and our Lake Annecy by train tour offers the opportunity of a break in the lakeside village of Talloires. Visits are made by coach to the...

Christmas in Southern Provence

7 nights from £1045

Escape to the Mediterranean this Christmas to follow in the footsteps of artists, writers and royalty through the dramatic hill towns, chic cities, glamorous resorts and fantastic scenery of southern...

Christmas in the Savoie by rail

7 nights from £1025

Spend a peaceful Christmas surrounded by the wild and wintry rugged landscapes, fragrant evergreen forests and sparkling lakes of the Savoie region. Based in Château des Comtes de Challes, a...

Carcassonne, Avignon and Provence

5 nights from £449

Join us in the walled fortress-town of Carcassonne - one of France's greatest medieval glories. Visit the papal city of Avignon, and the Pont du Gard, and perhaps join our optional excursions to the...

Southern Provence and the Cote dAzur by rail

6 nights from £699

Our southern Provence tour is based in the seaside town of Sanary-sur-Mer, close to Cassis and Bandol and visits Aix-en-Provence for the day, as well as concentrating on on the wonderful myriad of...

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