France - the very name conjures up cafes on sidewalks, limpid rivers, castellated castles and sparkling vineyards. It's also populated by the French, who have a whole other set of trigger words, which could include proud, formal, arrogant, cultured, sexy, chic and Gauloise-smoking - though thankfully not all at once.
6 days from £399 per person
Travel by Eurostar and TGV to Avignon in Provence and enjoy a six day touring holiday including daily half and full day tours, highlighting the very best of the region
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Battlefields, now grown over and green in the sunshine, are places to reconnect with peace and human history.
Sunny weather, green views dotted with chateaux and medieval villages, good food, magnificent cave complexes, plenty to do and plenty of campsites mak
The Loire river is France's longest. Cycling along it you see some of the prettiest chateaux and taste some of the regions best wines.
A wine themed cruise down the Rhone stopping off at the best wineries can be booked as a tour or done independently.
Today the D-Day landing beaches are sunny and welcoming, but the historic events that happened here have marked the landscape and just as good a reaso
Make your music festival tickets into a proper break, by swapping the local locale and heading for one of Europe's Best Music Festivals instead.
Bike it, drive it, walk it or balloon over it, the Loire equals beautiful rural surroundings, fairy tale chateaux and of course a whole lot of wine.
Medieval streets might be a bit bumpy but they're pretty! This eight day cycling itinerary takes in the highlights of the Loire with a good balance between time on your bike and off.
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