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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...

Lake Orta by rail

8 nights from £1269

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...

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...

Burgundy by rail

6 nights from £699

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...

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...

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...

Basque country of Spain and France

7 nights from £769

Home to the Basque people and their language, culture and traditions, Euskal Herria (the Basque name for their ancestral land) spans the area in the western Pyrenees on the Atlantic coast of Spain...

Brittany by rail

6 nights from £769

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,...

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,...

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...

Christmas in the south of France

4 nights from £689

Join us for a Christmas holiday on the French Riviera. With mild weather, all the pleasures of the Cote d'Azur, a programme of included and optional excursions, and a stay in Menton, one of 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...

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...

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...

Metz - 'Playing with Fire'

3 nights from £849

It was in Meisenthal that École de Nancy founder Émile Gallé first learnt the craft of glass blowing and decorating, which he used to great effect in his interpretation of Art Nouveau.

Art Deco and Art Nouveau in Lille and Antwerp

3 nights from £669

Further to the success of our tour to Nancy, we have added an extra tour devoted to the art of the early 20th century to Lille and Antwerp.

Easily accessible in just one and a half...

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...

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...

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...

Alsace and the Black forest by rail

6 nights from £669

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...

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