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France by Rail - Escorted Holidays

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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The Little Yellow Train of the Pyrenees
4.1 stars(69 reviews)
2022MayJunAugSepOct
8 days from
£949 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Spain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Portofino
4.0 stars(42 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
9 days from
£1,199 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Italy
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Charming Dordogne
No Solo Supplement
4.3 stars(75 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
6 days from
£749 pp
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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The French Riviera
4.3 stars(18 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSepOct
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£899 pp
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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No Solo Supplement
7 days from
£999
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  • DestinationFrance, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Amadeus Silver III
Great Rail Journeys
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2022MayJunJulAugSep
2023MayJunJulAugSep
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£2,095 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, Holland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Jesus Enters Jerusalem, Passion Play
2022JunJulSep
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  • DestinationBelgium, France, Germany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Glacier Express
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2022MayJunJulAugSep
2023MayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, Holland, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Nice Carnival & the French Riviera
4.8 stars(13 reviews)
2023Feb
6 days from
£899 pp
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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The Last Supper, Passion Play
2022MaySep
10 days from
£2,145 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, France, Germany, Italy
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Cruise
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The Charming Dordogne
17/May
M Bevan
5 stars
“Well organised holiday to a beautiful part of France. Perfect weather, good hotel overlooking river and an interesting group of people. Excellent tour leader and well thought out itinerary. All very enjoyable.
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Nice Carnival & The French Riviera
29/Mar
Edward Handley
5 stars
“Well organised, excellent guide. My only complaint is that the hotel room did not have any drawers in which to put clothes etc.
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The French Riviera
24 Oct 2021
Ruth
5 stars
“Beautiful coastal towns harbours and places of interest and extraordinary history
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Catalonia & Little Trains of the Pyrenees
16/May
J Massey
4 stars
“Enjoyed the holiday immensely. The hotel was fantastic and the location was also excellent. We saw some amazing places
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The Italian Riviera
14/May
N Smith
4 stars
“Interesting trip, good hotels, excellent Rail Discoveries representative Elizabeth.
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Avignon & the Flavour of Provence
21 Jul 2019
Mrs J Benson
4 stars
“Lovely holiday spoilt a bit by very hot weather 43drgrees.
Collected by Rail Discoveries

Exploring France with Rail Discoveries

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.

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