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.


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 249 days, from US$6,795
Connections Group Amsterdam, Paris & London: A Family Journey (2017)

Explore three amazing capital cities, experiencing the best sights along with exclusive insider moments with locals

Group9 days, from US$6,795
Private7 days, from €3,590

Embark Rosa and cruise from Agen to Montauban

Private7 days, from €3,590
Private7 days, from €3,750

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

Private7 days, from €3,750
Group of 2410 days, from US$6,995
Connections Group France: Paris, Burgundy & Loire Châteaux (2017)

Experience France’s iconic cities, villages and countryside in a single itinerary, with stays at centrally located boutique hotels

Group10 days, from US$6,995



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


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.


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