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What's your tour de France?

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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Charming villages in Auvergne

Eleven villages in Auvergne have been ranked among the "Most beautiful Villages in France" for their charm, history and quality as tourist destinations. In Haute-Loire, visit Blesle, Arlempdes, Pradelles and Lavaudieu, with its extraordinary Romanesque cloister. In Cantal, Salers and Tournemire...

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On the Quest for Nattitude in Auvergne

Auvergne by no means is a tourist hub in the way the French Riviera or Paris are; and while this could potentially suggest a lack of some sort, most locals will agree that the region is far better off without the crowds. I, for one, wholeheartedly think that part of what makes Auvergne so attractive is...

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French Destinations

How to get there


    Brittany Ferries

    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.

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    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.

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    British Airways

    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.

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    Voyages SNCF

    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, the official distributor of the French railways (SNCF).

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    DFDS Seaways

    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.

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    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.

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    P&O Ferries

    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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What's new

  • For the second consecutive year, the Côte des Basques in Biarritz wins the award of the most beautiful beach in France according to the ranking published by the Beach Travellers’ Choice of
  • The wine capital of France, Bordeaux, has been named the best European destination for 2015 in an online poll that drew hundreds of thousands of votes from 113 countries. Taking 17 percent (42,396
  • Oh la la, it’s true. Paris really is the city of love. At least, that’s according to the results of a global survey which named the French capital the best city in the world for dating. After asking
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