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$6,415

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

Private7 days, from AU$6,415
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
Private10 days, from AU$15,135
Paris, Normandy & the Loire Valley

Famous for its world class food and wine, France is an epicurean paradise.

Private10 days, from AU$15,135
Private7 days, from AU$7,485
La Belle Epoque

Visit one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy

Private7 days, from AU$7,485

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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