Grand Tour of France
For those who search for the romance in life; a journey filled with refined charm, spectacular landscapes, and delicious French cuisine.
Meander the Seine to Rouen, the picturesque medieval centre of Normandy. Follow in the footsteps of the impressionists to explore the beauty of Honfleur, its harbour and slate lined houses. Pay your respects at the Normandy beaches before visiting the ethereal Mont Sant Michel. Taste the fruits of the ocean in the harbour towns of Brittany before venturing inland to search out the enchanting chateaux of the beautiful Loire Valley. Enjoy a vineyard tour and insightful visit to picture perfect Amboise or Chenonceau in this World Heritage region. Find a refreshing breeze on the Atlantic island overlooking La Rochelle. Indulge your senses in the local market or climb the Lighthouse of the Whales, one of the highest in France. Travel through the rolling winelands of Bordeaux, sampling the flavours of Graves, Saint Emilion, and Saint-Georges. Tour the most wonderful city, known as the Port of the Moon, a beautiful example of culture and trade since Roman times.
Wind your way through historic Bergerac, vibrant Sarlat, and float down the Dordogne, admiring stunning scenery carved over millions of years. Arrive in tiny Rocamadour, perched on the cliffs as though part of the rock itself. Enjoy the scenery of the Aveyron, Rodez and L'Aubrac Nature Park. Wonder at the Roman marvel, Pont du Gard, before finding the historic centre of Avignon. Relax and unwind on the Côte d'Azur. Find your own little piece of heaven overlooking the white sands and azure sea. Venture to Monaco or the opulent Rothschild Villa on Cap-Ferrat. Use all your senses in Grasse with a tour of the parfumerie.
Follow the Rhône to Vercors, France's largest nature reserve and discover the Massif, the road clinging to the cliffs, meandering through beautiful plateaus and magnificent mountain passes. Welcome to the Alpes. Relax on the shores of Lake Annecy or head to Mont Blanc at Chamonix. Unwind in a private pool with the most spectacular alpine views. Head west into a beautiful patchwork of vineyards and small towns of Burgundy. Hunt truffles in the heart of the Côte de Nuits and taste a rich bouquet in ancient wine cellars deep in the countryside. Take the time to discover Épernay to visit the vast Champagne filled caves, shimmering with millions of bottles, and admire the world-famous cathedral at Reims. End on a promenade on the banks of the Seine, with all of Paris illuminated around you.
Travel in the late summer for the best weather.
At a glance
- Experience dazzling sea-scapes, magnificent mountain-scapes and awe-inspiring river valleys.
- Discovery a vibrant culture filled with beauty and romance.
- Wonder at historic marvels from Mont Sant Michel to Pont du Gard.
- Dine in style, tasting delicacies from across the region, on shady terraces overlooking vineyards or the tranquil azure ocean.
- Stay in a hand-picked selection of luxury villas and chateaux set in the most scenic of locations.
All of our itineraries are designed around you, so please remember that this is just a suggestion which can be tailored into something completely bespoke to you and your preferences.
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