France

A feast of architecture, cuisine, viniculture and art. France is the 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

Private7 days, from AU$6,635
Athos

Athos is a first class 10 passenger hotel barge that cruises on the Canal du Midi

Private7 days, from AU$6,635
Private7 days, from AU$9,750
Renaissance

A Classic Cruise in Burgundy & the Upper Loire

Private7 days, from AU$9,750
Private2 days, from AU$4,075
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to Paris

Set off and discover the romance of the rails as you journey from Venice to Paris on the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train.

Private2 days, from AU$4,075
Private7 days, from AU$9,485
Finesse

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

Featured Accommodation

Hotel Lutetia

Hotel Lutetia is an iconic landmark in Paris’ vibrant Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the only luxury grand hotel on the Left Bank.

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.

Domaine des Hauts de Loire

Domaine des Hauts de Loire is one of the classic French château hotels. This Relais & Châteaux listed former hunting lodge, built in 1860, is surrounded by 180 acres of parkland just outside Onzain.

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