The very best tours of France

Written by on December 18, 2019 in Tours in France

Medley of photos showing scenes in France

We’ve picked 10 fabulous tours in France where the experience is built around the things YOU want to see and do.

Small Group tours of France

Each and every private tour is different and they are all typically for less than ten people.

Enjoy the trip of a lifetime… Tour at your own pace

Unlike most tours that rush you around like herds of sheep without time to relish the sights and wonderful food and wines for which France is famous and you’ve travelled so far to experience – these tours are designed to ensure you fully savour your time in France. Whether you’re a lover of chateaux, culture, gourmet cuisine, wonderful wines, gorgeous countryside, the prettiest villages – these tours are full of thrills and wonder.

The real south of France Tours

Man walking under an elegant stone archway in Montpellier

Discover real southern France from captivating Carcassonne to magical Montpellier and the best of Provence. Tours, including lavender field tours lasting 9 days in which you’ll get to be a temporary local and indulge in the best Occitanie and Provence has to offer from gastronomy to culture and then some. Tours for those who love the authentic.

Provence tours

Lavender field in front of a house with shutters in Provence

Customized traveling to give you memories to last a lifetime. Lavender tours, truffle, grape harvest, and bespoke tours as well as chauffeur services for day trips or a lot longer. Emily Durand’s Private Provence tours are designed to make you feel like a local – not a tourist.

Gorgeous Gascony Tours

Vineyards and fields under a cloudy sky in Gascony, France

Nourish your soul and unleash your spirit of adventure in Gascony. With tour guide Sue Aran, you’ll experience the famous food, wine and Amagnac of the region. You’ll discover where to find the best antique shops and flea markets, the most beautiful villages and magnificent chateaux. From one day to week long tours that are customised for you.

Culture & cookery tours in Provence

People standing around a table in a garden preparing food, in Provence

Cooking classes with chefs in their homes where you’ll cook “authentic French dishes, no frou frou” says tour guide Martine Bertin-Peterson. You’ll shop at the enchanting street markets with chefs and dine at the most scrumptious restaurants in beautiful towns of Provence on this fully escorted trip of a lifetime. There’s also a Christmas in Alsace tour for 2020.

Cottages & Classics Experience

Morgan car under a blooming cherry tree

Cottages and Classics offer a diverse range of options for holidays from self-catering, B&B mini breaks or B&B. The Cottages and Classics Experience includes the use of a 4-seater Morgan, perfect for touring the small roads of Charente-Maritime and boulevards of towns like Cognac, Angoulême and La Rochelle.

Small group & private tours all over France

View of an ancient clock in a tower in Rouen, Normandy

Ophorus Tours are a French family run business who run tours all over France. From fun and informative guided walking city tours to very carefully crafted multi regional packages, wine tasting, cycling and more. Their aim is to show you France as they believe it should be shown – authentic, colorful and friendly.

Luxury, ladies-only tours of France

Eiffel Tower in Paris at dusk

Tours of Paris, Provence, Bordeaux and many more of the top and most fabulous destinations are on the Girls Guide to Paris list. These ladies only, small group tours are truly special. Expect the extraordinary from food and accommodation to visits and sites. Host Doni Belau is well known for her bespoke and unforgettable tours.

Bespoke Tours of France

Church on top of a hill, houses on its slopes under a dramatic sunset in Rocamadour, Dordogne

RNI Travel is a one-stop France travel agency providing themed tours as well as personalized, self-guided travel itineraries of the country’s best tours, sights and things to do. They take care of everything for you, from transportation to day-to-day activities, accommodation, restaurant recommendations and more, a really top notch service that’s personal and authentic.

RNI Travel

French immersion course in burgundy

Group of women holding trays of cakes

A French immersion course is all about learning the language but it is also about getting to experience the culture, gastronomy, the wonderful sites and scenery that make learning so much more fun, interesting and memorable. Stay in a 17th century chateau in Burgundy while you learn. And you’ll also experience the best of French food, wine and culture.

Best womens tours of Paris, Normandy and Brittany

Hilly street in Dinan, Brittany, lined with ancient houses dripping with roses

Join a brilliant 7-day tour of Paris in spring or autumn with A French Collection. Authentic, personal tours that reveal the best of classic Paris, iconic sites and hidden secrets. A French Collection also hosts tours of Brittany and Normandy – think medieval villages, Mont Saint-Michel, gorgeous beaches, Dinan and much more…

Best bespoke France itineraries created for you

View over the main square of Sarlat, Dordogne, lined by ancient houses

Whether you’re travelling to Paris for the first time, looking for the perfect South of France itinerary, or searching for the best wine tours in France, Isabelle Williams at RNI travel can arrange the trip of a lifetime just for you, providing unequalled attention to detail and the sort of insider knowledge that makes your trip completely unique and memorable.

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