France

Stunning architecture, glamorous coastal towns, vibrant markets, vineyards galore and some of the world's finest hotels make France a quintessential luxury destination.

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.

When to Go

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

Group of 2411 days, from AU$12,135
Switzerland & the Rhine - A Connections European River Cruise Journey

Cruise the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel through four countries on this all-new journey, viewing Holland’s vibrant blooms at the world’s largest flower auction, taking in the majesty of the Alps in Switzerland.

Group11 days, from AU$12,135
Group of 2411 days, from AU$13,230
Paris, Burgundy & the South of France - A Connections European River Cruise Journey

Cruise the Saône and Rhône Rivers, experiencing exclusive Connections sightseeing in your private small-group vehicle, escorted by your own Resident Tour Director.

Group11 days, from AU$13,230
Private7 days, from AU$8,750
Enchanté

Board the vessel Enchanté - A state of the art, double-decker hotel barge that has been built to the highest standard.

Private7 days, from AU$8,750
Private7 days, from AU$7,485
L'Impressionniste

A journey through Burgundy's vineyards

Private7 days, from AU$7,485

Featured Accommodation

Château La Chenevière

An elegant hideaway set in the Normandy countryside, Château La Chenèviere Hotel is a gracious 18th century château surrounded by attractive gardens and parkland close to historic Bayeux.

The Royal-Riviera

The Royal-Riviera is a glamorous palace hotel, built in 1904, situated between three of the Cote d’Azur’s most exclusive resorts towns - Beaulieu, Villefranche and St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Hotel La Mirande

Next door to the Pope's Palace, Hotel La Mirande is situated in a period townhouse built on the remains of a medieval cardinal’s palace and features superb 18th century interiors with antique furniture and original tapestries.

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