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Rail Holidays in France

Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday in the south of France, a romantic break in Paris, a picturesque tour to the Dordogne, or an exploration of historic Normandy, we have a remarkable range of rail holidays in France. The country of France is home to a variety of delights from rolling hills and countryside to its famous gastronomy and wine. The beautiful landscape ranges from rocky mountains, which are perfect in the winter for skiing, to stunning coastlines and sandy beaches by the Mediterranean Sea. This great country has so much to offer its guests all year round with famous vineyards and rustic hill-top villages contrasting with bustling cities like Paris and Lyon. Whatever you are looking for you can find it in France where you can enjoy unforgettable experiences coupled with relaxing train travel. Browse through our selection of rail holidays in France.

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  • + Add to shortlistThe Christmas Markets of Bruges & Lille 2014

    The Christmas Markets of Bruges & Lille

    Savour the delights of two wonderful cities - medieval Bruges and bustling Lille - and their charming Christmas Markets. Discover delicious regional specialities and enticing gifts as the festive atmosphere begins.

    Christmas MarketsCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    4 days from £345

    Departures from November to DecemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistLille's Battlefields 2015

    Lille's Battlefields

    This four-night tour to Lille introduces us to the fascinating, poignant First World War sites and memorials in Flanders and the Somme, where some of Europe's fiercest fighting took place 100 years ago.

    Battlefields ToursNew ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by Train

    5 days from £395

    Departures from April to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistLille's Battlefields 2014

    Lille's Battlefields

    This four-night tour to Lille introduces us to the fascinating, poignant First World War sites and memorials in Flanders and the Somme, where some of Europe's fiercest fighting took place 100 years ago.

    Battlefields ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by Train

    5 days from £435

    Departures from October to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistArras & the Somme 2014

    Arras & the Somme

    This First World War themed tour is based in magnificent Arras and enjoys two full-days of battlefields excursions. We visit the Somme, discover the secret Wellington Caves and ride the historic P'tit Train.

    Battlefields ToursCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by Train

    5 days from £495

    Departures from October to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistArras & the Somme 2015

    Arras & the Somme

    This First World War themed tour is based in magnificent Arras and enjoys two full-days of battlefields excursions. Visit the battlefield sites, explore Amiens, ride the historic P'tit Train and discover the Wellington Caves.

    Battlefields ToursCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursNew ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by Train

    5 days from £515

    Departures from May to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistLittle Trains of the Somme 2015

    Little Trains of the Somme

    During this short break in northern France, we discover the pretty town of Arras, the sweeping Picardy coastline and the beautiful scenery of the Somme, an area most famous for its connections to WWI.

    Battlefields ToursNew ToursScenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train Breaks

    5 days from £525

    Departures from May to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistLoire Valley, Monet’s Garden & Versailles 2015

    Giverny Monets Garden

    The Loire Valley is dotted with marvellous châteaux and beautiful gardens. Explore these wonderful highlights from historic Tours, then admire Monet's acclaimed garden at Giverny - before visiting spectacular Versailles.

    New ToursScenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail tours

    6 days from £575

    Departures from April to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistDordogne & Lot 2015

    Dordogne & Lot

    Discover the history, pretty villages and meandering rivers of this delightful region. Our excursion-filled itinerary includes a restored heritage train journey and gabare boat trip on the River Dordogne.

    Dordogne Rail ToursScenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail tours

    6 days from £595

    Departures from March to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistThe Charming Dordogne 2015

    The Charming Dordogne

    Our excursion-rich tour, which is based in the town of Le Bugue, reveals the many charms of this enchanting region. With so much to see and do it is no surprise that the Dordogne is such a popular destination to visit.

    Dordogne Rail ToursScenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train Breaks

    6 days from £595

    Departures from April to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistLyon, the Ardeche & Beaujolais 2015

    Arles and the Rhone

    Explore some of France's most beautiful landscapes from the vibrant city of Lyon. Cruise on the River Rhône, discover the famous Beaujolais country and enjoy the stunning Ardèche by heritage train.

    New ToursScenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail tours

    6 days from £675

    Departures from April to SeptemberView MapView tour
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Discover France by Train

Rail holidays in France are extremely enjoyable due to their sophisticated and reliable train service. As you glide past the picturesque countryside and vineyards that France is famous for it becomes evident just how delightful travelling on these high speed trains has become. Travelling by rail is also relaxing as you can simply sit back and enjoy the beautiful panoramas, immerse yourself in a book or talk to fellow passengers - your time is free to spend how you wish on our rail holidays in France. 

Each of our holidays has all accommodation and travel included in the price, and our escorted tours also include a range of meals and excursions. The excursions on our holidays are included to give guests an insight of the cultural, natural and historical importance of the place they are visiting. Many of the hotels we choose are situated close to many attractions so that guests can get the most out of their holiday whilst they are away. We have chosen every hotel we stay at for its quality, value for money and its personal atmosphere. Choose one of our rail holidays in France and experience the many wonders this great country has to offer.

Experience

Rail Discoveries has more than three decades’ experience providing outstanding rail holidays.

Our escorted tours benefit from the presence of a professional Tour Manager, who will ensure that your holiday runs smoothly.

Value

Allow Rail Discoveries to take the stress out of organising a holiday; our tours include rail travel, a range of superb accommodation, and a number of meals.

Embark on a wealth of included excursions or enjoy the complete dining experience on one of our all-inclusive tours.

Service

Call us on the dedicated phone number above or speak to one of our award-winning Tour Advisors in person at our offices in York.

We can arrange connecting UK rail from your local station, porterage services or extra nights in a favourite city.

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