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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.

Art Deco and Art Nouveau in Lille and Antwerp

3 nights from £689

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...

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...

Christmas on the Cote D'Azur by Rail

7 nights from £1099

You'll love this tour if you like: Glamorous architecture - in Cannes and Nice Superb Mediterranean cuisine Wonderful coastal scenery Modern Art at the Picasso Museum in Antibes

This...

Lot, Tarn and Haut-Garonne by rail

6 nights from £849

The departments of the Lot, Tarn and Haut-Garonne are not easily classified but constitute a wonderful combination of scenic and historic sights.

Based in the beautiful abbey town of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Champagne to Chablis

6 nights from £679

Taste and tour two winegrowing corners in Champagne and Burgundy, known for gastronomy and steeped in fairy-tale chateaux, gothic cathedrals and royal history. Explore medieval towns, soak up the...

Louvre-Lens and the galleries of northern France

3 nights from £729

The Picardie region of northern France is perhaps overlooked by visitors who pass through on their way from Calais to Paris and beyond. The area, however, once a hub of mining and industry and the...

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...

Art and literature of the first world war

3 nights from £749

The first world war was the turning point of modern history and culture, the horror and brutality experienced by so many in turn inspiring powerful and beautiful art and literature as people sought...

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...

French and Spanish Catalonia by rail

6 nights from £739

The historic principality of Catalonia sits on the north east of the Iberian Peninsula, reaching over the Pyrenees and along the Mediterranean coast into the old county of Roussillon in France. With...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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