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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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Portofino
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4.0 stars(35 reviews)
2022AprMayJunJulSepOct
9 days from
£1,199 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Italy
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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The Little Yellow Train of the Pyrenees
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4.0 stars(54 reviews)
2022AprMayJunAugSepOct
8 days from
£949 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Spain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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8 days from
£1,995
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, Holland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Glacier Express
Great Rail Journeys
2022MayJunJulAugSep
12 days from
£2,895 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, Holland, Switzerland
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7 days from
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  • DestinationFrance
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The Charming Dordogne
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4.3 stars(61 reviews)
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The French Riviera
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4.3 stars(18 reviews)
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Cruise
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
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10 days from
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • DestinationFrance
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The French Riviera
24/Oct
Ruth
5 stars
“Beautiful coastal towns harbours and places of interest and extraordinary history
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Catalonia & Little Trains of the Pyrenees
13/Oct
Michael Kingston
5 stars
“This was a great holiday, staying at a super hotel in Roses, just 5mins from a lovely sandy bay. We had a superb buffet breakfast & dinner each day, & swam a few times in their open air swimming pool. The tour manager was very good, giving us information for the next day each evening, and throughout the day. All tickets were included to the 3 little trains, and also to the Dali Museum in Figueres. On the one free day in Roses we took a boat to Cadaques, where Dali had a beach house. This was an amazing town with an old part of white walled houses with red roofs,narrow cobbled lane up to an old church ; well worth a visit. Our group was small only 9, all very friendly, the first one after lock down released. We look forward to booking another holiday with Rail Discoveries.
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The Italian Riviera
22/Oct
S Williams
4 stars
“A very enjoyable holiday, spent with a lovely supportive group of fellow travellers and led by an extremely enthusiastic and helpful tour guide in James. Beautiful scenery, with plenty of interesting places to visit on our excursions. However, it involved a lot of walking and some places had lots of steps to negotiate with steep climbs. Day 1 from London to Turin was a very long one and the journey from Paris to Turin was particularly grewelling. We didn’t finish dinner until 11:15pm that evening. The transfer of luggage on this particular holiday is a very important consideration, and those with small suitcases had fewer problems. In hindsight those that had taken a larger suitcase between them as a couple would have been far better in taking a smaller one each. The staff at the Stella del mare hotel in Chiavari where we were based for the majority of the time were lovely, and the breakfast waitress couldn’t do enough for us. It was in a good location for our excursions. Dinner is not served at the hotel as inclusive on free days, which was somewhat disappointing as we found it difficult to find somewhere else to eat at that time of the season. There were issues at the hotel in Nice concerning dietary intolerances/preferences which could potentially have been fatal. The hotel in Turin was of a higher standard than the others. Although we were only based there for one night, it would have been preferable to have maintained this standard for the duration of the holiday. This was our first European trip with Rail Discoveries, and it was a very pleasant experience overall. We are now looking forward to deciding where to go with them next. Sue & Andrew - Selsey, West Sussex.
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The Charming Dordogne
23 Oct 2019
Mrs C Batter
4 stars
“The destination, hotel and coach trips were brilliant, sadly for me the discomfort of putting cases on and off Eurostar did not impress me nor did the trek across Paris
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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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