France

A feast of architecture, cuisine, viniculture and art.

The mood of this mighty brooding country changes dramatically from place to place, from Paris, to a Barging holiday and to catching the surf in the Southwest. In southwest Provence the world of Peter Mayle still lives on in an agrarian landscape unchanged by the ages, where farmers toil to perfect the ingredients for the traditional menus of local restaurants.

On France's sunny southern coast in the Cote d’Azur, medieval villages are tiered over the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean sea and small pastel-painted fishing harbours are thronged with Europe's most fashionable elite – perfect for a chic yet relaxing holiday in France.

Best Time to Travel
Sunworshippers head to the beaches from June to September. The climate is mainly temperate with the south enjoying hot summers and mild winters.

Featured France Journeys

Private7 days, from AU$7,485
L'Impressionniste (2019)

A journey through Burgundy's vineyards

Private7 days, from AU$7,485
Private7 days, from AU$9,485
Finesse (2019)

Finesse is a double-decker hotel barge that was built to exacting standards with luxury in mind, enhanced by her modern public areas and very spacious cabin suite accommodation.

Private7 days, from AU$9,485
Private7 days, from AU$6,415
Anjodi (2019)

Anjodi is of classic Dutch design, specifically rebuilt to negotiate the 330-year-old Canal du Midi.

Private7 days, from AU$6,415
Private9 days, from AU$13,995
Provence & the Riviera (2019)

From a vibrant base in Avignon, explore the surrounding Provençal countryside and vineyards tasting some world-famous wines, browsing colourful markets and marvelling at classical antiquities.

Private9 days, from AU$13,995

Accommodation

Enchanté

This state of the art barge offers four suites each with superbly appointed bathrooms and contemporary furnishings.

Finesse

Built to exacting standards with luxury in mind.

La Belle Epoque

​La Belle Epoque is a spacious, luxurious hotel barge and sister ship to L’Impressionniste.