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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...

Lot, Tarn and Haut-Garonne by rail

6 nights from £799

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Cannes and the Cote D'Azur by rail

7 nights from £829

This lovely tour, now into its second year, is based in the world famous resort of Cannes and visits some of the renowned sights along one of the worlds most famous coastlines, with a wealth of...

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...

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...

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,...

Lake Annecy by rail

5 nights from £699

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...

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...

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...

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...

Imperial treasures: the world of Napoleon and Eugenie

3 nights from £699

Join Dr Anne Anderson or Dr Scott Anderson to step back into 19th century France and discover a world of imperial splendour. Explore Compiègne, a former royal palace refurbished in the Empire style...

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 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...

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...

Paris

3 nights from £299

Notre Dame, L’Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Champs Élysées, Sacre Coeur, Eiffel Tower and much, much more. The shops such as Galeries Lafayette and the smart arcaded rue de Rivoli are legendary. Here...

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