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 1812 days, from US$9,995
Luxury Small Group Journeys - France: From Paris to Provence (2018)

Discover France at its finest, experiencing the fashion, art and cuisine of Paris, the bounty of Burgundy’s relaxing wine country and the many splendors of sunny Provence.

Group12 days, from US$9,995
Private7 days, from €3,590
l'Art de Vivre

L’Art de Vivre was built in England during World War One as a supply vessel to the allied troops of the Somme.

Private7 days, from €3,590
Group of 249 days, from US$6,695
Connections Group Amsterdam, Paris & London (2017)

Take a flight on the London Eye for a spectacular view of the city

Group9 days, from US$6,695
Private4 days, from AU$4,365
Discover Champagne

​Lying to the east of Paris, Champagne is one of the great historic provinces of France and today enjoys world renown for the sparkling wine to which the region has given its name.

Private4 days, from AU$4,365



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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