France is a huge country with so many things for people to see and do. It's big enough to give you any type of holiday you wish, to pursue any passion and indulge any interest.
Your tour of France can be as unique as you want it to be. And we're here to help you plan that tour, so what do you want to do and how do you want to do it?
We've inspirational ideas, suggested routes and unmissable events to give you a fantastic tour of France full of unforgettable memories.
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Discovering Brittany also means waking up your taste buds and trying out the region's culinary specialities. Give in to the tempting freshness of its world famous seafood and the flavours of its local produce. A tour of Rennes' food market - one of France's finest - is a real treat for foodies!
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It's not hard to be impressed by La Coupole. It's one of the largest wartime concrete structures built by the Germans. Buried into the side of a quarry in Nord Pas de Calais, its colossal, 72m diameter, reinforced concrete domed roof was 5.5m thick, designed to shrug off even the biggest bombs.
Set sail with Brittany Ferries for the widest choice of routes linking the UK to France, plus a great range of holiday accommodation. Depart from Portsmouth, Plymouth or Poole with daily sailings on most routes and a choice of departure times to suit you. Prices start from £79 for car and two passengers. Once on board, enjoy high levels of service and comfort, whilst we take you closer to your destination.
Discover Lyon, the Capital of Gastronomy just 4 hrs 41 from London. Pick Avignon or Marseille and you’ll get the chance to discover breathtaking spots that have made the South of France famous for its beauty across the globe.
From 1 May, Eurostar trains will speed south from London and Ashford all the way to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille up to five times a week, throughout the year.
British Airways operates services from London City Airport all year round to destinations throughout France, including Angers, Quimper, Nice and in the winter, Chambery.
With up to three departures a week to Angers and Quimper and a daily service to Nice (with three a week to Chambery during the winter), you can be sure of a well-timed schedule of flights to suit your needs.
Reduce your carbon footprint and arrive in the city centre. From London, take the Eurostar to Lille, Paris or to the south of France: Avignon, Marseille or Lyon. Once in France, TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) is the high-speed rail network for major cities, like Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon and Strasbourg. For travelling within a region, the Intercités trains link towns and cities, such as Bordeaux-Lyon, Paris-Orléans, Grenoble-Lyon, Paris-Clermont Ferrand, Paris-Rouen. Plan your travel and book your train tickets with Voyages-sncf.com, the official distributor of the French railways (SNCF).
DFDS Seaways operate 3 ferry routes from the UK to France, with up to 25 daily sailings in each direction. Their 2 routes from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk are quick and convenient, with the voyage taking 90 minutes to Calais or 2 hours to Dunkirk.
Their Newhaven-Dieppe route is a great entry point to Normandy and western France and Dieppe is the closest port to Paris.
Where will your Tour de France take you?
France has so much to offer, and by travelling with Eurolines you'll have more money to enjoy it. Our great value, modern coaches are the perfect way to explore this breath-taking country, from the rolling hills of the wine regions to the sun-kissed beaches of the South.
P&O Ferries is by far the largest ferry operator to France with nearly eight million people a year travelling on their 23 daily sailings between Dover and Calais.
Once on board, facilities are planned to cater for all tastes, whether that's relaxing in the quiet club lounge with a glass of complimentary champagne, using the bars and restaurants or entertaining younger passengers in the children's play areas. In peak season P&O Ferries will even keep the little ones occupied for you, employing professional entertainers to run kids' clubs on board.
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It is here, at the foot of the Pyrenees, that you can discover Argelès-sur-Mer: a seaside resort where nature reigns supreme.
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This winter, Perpignan offers direct access to Pyrenean ski resorts for a high quality skiing holiday.
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Mâcon South Burgundy, lying in the eastern centre of France in the very South of Burgundy...
Where the Alps and Provence meet, capturing a fortaste of warmth and perfume of the latter.
Opening January 2015, the Philharmonie de Paris sets the tone for spaces where artistic excellence is open to all.
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At the heart of the Pacific, Atlantic or Indian Ocean, go and discover France ‘s overseas territories spread through the three oceans.
On the eve of spring, March 19, 2015, 1000 chefs on all five continents will celebrate French food during the Goût de / Good France event.
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Unique experiences travelling through France’s vineyards. Meet a wine producer in his cellar and share his passion, walk or cycle through vines...
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Welcome to the official newsletter of the French Tourist Board for the UK & Ireland. Our subscribers get the best trip offers to specially selected French regions...
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Part of the Aquitaine region in Southwest France, just an hour’s drive to the east of Bordeaux, Dordogne Périgord is one of the largest and most picturesque départements in France, as well as being one of the most prolific in terms of its number of listed historic buildings...
The Great War continues to nourish our contemporary hopes of international peace, follow its vestiges through Northern France...
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