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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(114 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
8 days from
£949 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Spain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Portofino
3.7 stars(96 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
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
4.2 stars(103 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
6 days from
£749 pp
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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The French Riviera
4.0 stars(31 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
7 days from
£899 pp
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Mont Blanc Express
No Solo Supplement
4.1 stars(28 reviews)
2022SepOct
7 days from
£999 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Amadeus Silver III
Great Rail Journeys
2022AugSep
2023MayJunJulAugSep
8 days from
£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
3.8 stars(20 reviews)
2022Sep
8 days from
£1,745 pp
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  • DestinationBelgium, France, Germany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Glacier Express
Great Rail Journeys
2022AugSep
2023MayJunJulAugSep
12 days from
£3,195 pp
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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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7 days from
£1,895
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationCruise
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7 days from
£1,895
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Cruise
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick, LTN Luton
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  • TransportFlight, Cruise
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Oberammergau & the Rhine Valley
9/Aug
Peter
5 stars
“Trains around the Rhine valley were very enjoyable and the visits well planned. The boat trips were also really excellent The Passion Play was superb as was the hotel at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. All in all, a very well planned tour with an excellent tour manager.
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The Charming Dordogne
6/Aug
Christine
5 stars
“Such a stunning part of France, we were blessed(?) with very hot weather. The hotel was great with a lovely swimming pool and bar/terrace overlooking the river. The food was excellent, served at a leisurely pace, and the bar prices were very reasonable, cheaper than in the town. Would like to have had some Muesli for breakfast. We had air conditioning in our room but not everyone did - it was a boon! Our tour manager Judith was excellent, the trips were well timed and our coach driver, Pascal, was amazing!! My only gripe, as with previous comments, was the journey down on the Intercity train. It was so long, with not the most comfortable carriages, and the Gare d'Austerlitz in Paris was undergoing renovations and was dire. The journey back on the TGV was so much better. However, as we got a deal on this holiday, we thought it was excellent value for money.
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The French Riviera
4/Aug
G Fearnley
5 stars
“Very good No delays by using trains instead of planes Immaculate timing on all the trains Easy and comfortable movement by coach to and from hotel in Nice and also between terminus stations in Paris Comfortable hotel in a main street in Nice (but room not tidied on one day) Nice is a pleasant city with attractive cafe-bars and restaurants Two good art galleries worth visiting (Marc Chagall and Matisse) Good itinerary (with perhaps more time in Antibes at the expense of Cannes with its luxury fashion) A very pleasant, approachable and helpful tour manager Thus a highly recommended tour experience
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The Italian Riviera
24/Jul
A person
5 stars
“A beautiful and friendly place.
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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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Lake Geneva, Chamonix & Mont Blanc
4/Aug
Barry Coombs
4 stars
“A really great holiday & excellent destination. The trips were superb & our tour manager Joe Royle great. Only given 4 stars due to hotel almost being overrun by school children on “Summer Camp”
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Catalonia & Little Trains of the Pyrenees
16/Jul
Patricia Danson
4 stars
“Fantastic group leader made trip so enjoyable.
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Oberammergau & Lake Garda
24/Jun
N Timperley
4 stars
“Good tour with a nice balance of relaxation and a star attraction
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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.
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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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