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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 Elegance of the French Riviera

The French Riviera, also known as the Côte d'Azur, promises sun-drenched sophistication along the Mediterranean coast. Renowned for its stunning azure waters, it blends natural beauty with a cosmopolitan ambience. Indulge in glamorous beach resorts, explore charming old towns like Nice, and unwind in idyllic settings.

Charming French Towns and Villages

Towns and villages in France showcase picturesque charm and rich history. Explore medieval architecture along the Dordogne River in La Roque-Gageac. Wander among well-preserved Renaissance buildings in Sarlat. Or explore the pastel-hued buildings and vibrant harbour in Villefranche-sur-Mer, on the French Riviera.

A Scenic Journey on The Red Train of the Pyrenees

This charming railway offers breathtaking views of the Pyrenees mountains. You'll journey through stunning landscapes, picturesque valleys and over scenic bridges, seated in vintage red carriages that provide a nostalgic charm. Soak up the natural beauty of the region and marvel at the engineering feat of the historic train on this memorable and scenic adventure.

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Catalonia & Little Trains of the Pyrenees
15/Apr
F Keyworth
5 stars
“Very exciting it was an outstanding trip covering a good hotel in a prime situation and in the most beautiful bay. Trips included were super we went to places we had never been before and the tour guide was the bestest.
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The Charming Dordogne
08 Oct 2023
Graham
5 stars
“Very interesting and informative. Beautiful views, interesting places. Particularly enjoyed the Truffle Train, and the pilgrim links at Rocamador. Excellent hotel and tour manager.
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Nice & The French Riviera
4/Apr
Nicholas Brooks
4 stars
“A good holiday overall in a very pleasant location but a bit slim on the catering with just two evening meals included (in a local restaurant) one of which tasted a bit like Heinz spaghetti from a tin. Hotel breakfasts were good. Ideal group size (24) and excursions were enjoyable.
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Nice Carnival & The French Riviera
4/Mar
vibaz
4 stars
“Very good.
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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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