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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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Jesus Enters Jerusalem, Passion Play
2022MayJunJulSep
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  • DestinationBelgium, France, Germany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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The Little Yellow Train of the Pyrenees
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4.1 stars(58 reviews)
2022AprMayJunAugSepOct
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  • DestinationFrance, Spain
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Portofino
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2022AprMayJunJulSepOct
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  • DestinationFrance, Italy
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, Holland, Switzerland
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  • DestinationFrance, Switzerland
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The Charming Dordogne
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The French Riviera
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
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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
20 Oct 2021
Michael Avery
5 stars
“Excellent service and a great job done by our tour manager Raquel who helped us through all the COVID paperwork and testing stuff. The train trips into the Pyrenees were great fun and our coach driver was brilliant. The Hotel Mediterraneo Park in Roses was very good and the staff were very helpful and welcoming, always happy to help. Travel by train instead of flying made a pleasant change
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The Charming Dordogne
14 Nov 2021
Mr C Durston
4 stars
“Good hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent Tour Manager.
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The Italian Riviera
22 Oct 2021
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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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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