Luxury holidays in France

Destinations in France

  • France’s south-westernmost region is a lush, green pocket of land caught between the mountains and the windswept Atlantic coast.
  • Rugged, windswept Brittany in north-west France is the coastal twin of Cornwall, and its happy-holidays charm matches its UK sister’s in buckets and spades.
  • Located in the heart of France, Burgundy is a region of peaceful canals, well-tended vineyards and rural charm – the epitome of la vie Française.
  • Walloon countryside, tiny towns, farmland and forest await in this peaceful and picturesque corner of north-east France.
  • Corsica is the ultimate short-haul adventure, tightly packing in all of the natural world’s best bits. It’s got mountains, fields and shimmering coastline. And it has a wild side too: wild boar wander and tortoises totter freely by your feet.
  • On the coast that defined seaside glamour, you can never be too rich or too brown.
  • In the warm valleys of southwestern France, where the Dordogne, Isle and Lot rivers wriggle their way to the Atlantic, the lush landscape, sunny days and mild temperatures combine to produce perfect conditions for grapes and truffles.
  • Slow days passed chasing – or riding – the waves are a sign that summer is in full swing in the French Basque Country, where Belle Époque Biarritz and pretty historic towns sit along the sunny southwestern border.
  • Away from Paris's bustle, Guainville is relaxed leafy retreat.
  • Pop a cork, pour a glass and embrace your inner bon vivant on the hallowed terroir of Haut-Médoc.
  • Mighty Versailles rules in this westerly stretch of Île-de-France, just outside Paris. No footnote to the capital, Hauts-de-Seine has rural and cultural charms of its own.
  • Jump off from the French coast for castle-hopping and more coastal adventures on L’Île d'Yeu.
  • Sprawling from the chestnut-dotted Cévennes Mountains to a flamingo-flanked Mediterranean Coast, by way of magnificent ancient cities and rolling winelands, this region has reason to puff out its chest when declaring its geographical and metropolitan offerings.
  • The Loire Valley: a verdant sprawl of sunflower fields, green landscapes and two glittering rivers, beloved of France’s mediaeval kings, and studded with the turreted, towering châteaux they left behind.
  • Often described, even by the Parisians, as being like Paris but without the crowds, France’s second city, Lyon, is a chic metropolis but with a style and frenetic pace all of its own.
  • Méribel lies at the centre of the Trois Vallées, the largest ski area in the world. Try as you might to tame the piste, the ski runs never run out.
  • Rife with Roman ruins, brilliant birdlife and picturesque lagoons, Narbonne is the undersung belle of the French Riviera
  • A vast rural region of castles, Camembert and clifftops, Normandy is as rich in history as it is in mouthwatering rustic produce.
  • Discover the layers of old and new, privilege and punk, that give Paris its ageless verve.
  • The south-west area of Provence is a land of light and colour, where the languid river Rhône winds its way through fruit orchards and fields of lavender before melting into the watery maze of the Camargue.
  • Named for the river running through it and the mountains at its edge, Rhône-Alpes is a region of vinous valleys, mighty peaks, lakeside spa towns and scenic drives.
  • Say adieu to the Côte d’Azur crowds for Toulon, a smaller port city to the west of the Riviera with a quaint Gallic charm all of its own.
  • Hard partying, hard skiing Val d'Isère requires a lot of stamina; it’s skiing is some of the best in the Alps and its bars are legendary.
  • Part of Les Trois Vallées, the fast, vast skiing wonderland in the French Alps, Val Thorens is one of Europe’s highest ski resorts, so powdery peaks are practically a sure thing.

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