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The culture, architecture, cuisine, countryside, and the coast of France entice travelers of all kinds. Discover all that you can enjoy in this incredible destination with the France vacation ideas below. A travel specialist will consider your top desires for a trip and create a personalized itinerary whether you want the best of Paris or off-the-beaten-path gems.

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Amboise Chateau in the Loire Valley, France.  Photo courtesy of ADT Touraine / David Darrault

Best of France Tour: Starry City to Countryside Chateaux

11 Day Custom Tour

From $3,020

The French countryside will beckon you to discover its breathtaking landscapes and royal Chateaus on this 11-day tour across its bucolic pastures. In addition to being enchanted by the ornate architecture of these captivating Chateaus, this tour has been tailored to immerse you in French culture through experiences within its honored heritage sites, delectable cuisine, and brilliant topography.

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Pastry shop in Paris, France.

Luxurious Couple's Retreat Tour to France

11 Day Custom Tour

From $6,595

France offers visitors an unparalleled blend of European history, delicious cuisine, and stunning natural beauty, all of which appear throughout this 11-day tour of scenic Paris and the country's southern regions. From the regal elegance of the French capital to the vibrant French Riviera, this tour ensures your full immersion into what is best in each community you visit.

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Solutré-Pouilly surrounded by vineyards with the Rock of Solutré in the background

France Without Crowds for 2022-2023

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,815

Wander the French countryside during this guided 10-day self-drive itinerary from the quaint town of Chablis to the breathtaking wilderness flanking Sarlat, Dordogne. Find refuge in charming accommodations pinned in picturesque off-the-beaten-path wine regions as well as immaculate volcanic landscapes veiling France’s outlying pastures. Explore the flavors of France and the country’s rich heritage as you make your way down south towards Bordeaux.

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Discover the magnificence of Versailles and its staggering size

Best of France Tour: Paris, Loire Valley, Provence & Much More

18 Day Custom Tour

From $4,945

French culture feels comfortable, tucked into iconic café terraces and local markets filling up small squares. The scent of lavender carries from the countryside. Vibrant paintings hang on the walls of world-famous museums. This custom tailored best of France tour to Paris, Loire Valley, Provence and many more of the iconic destinations will break open the beauty of the country to find much more than the usual. You will step into a history of exquisite landscapes, imaginative castles, and enchanting villages. Whether set in the shade of breathtaking cathedrals or on the banks of tranquil rivers, you will find the Joie de Vivre in every minute of your journey.

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Palace of Versailles in France.

Luxury France Tour from Paris to Normandy

10 Day Custom Tour

From $5,995

From historic ports to World War II battlements and opulent palaces to elegant bohemian gardens, this 10-day luxury France tour will reveal the alluring history and fascinating scenery of France, from Paris to Normandy. Witness the works of master artists at the Louvre, discover the power of German armaments on the coastline, wander preserved medieval lanes, and bask in Parisian prestige and Norman charm while experiencing France in ultimate luxury.

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Walk through the gardens of Monte in Giverny for a moment when tangible plants meet the artist's colorful works.

Treasures of France Tour: An Iconic Journey

12 Day Custom Tour

From $3,295

If Europe were a collection of art and culture, France would be its premier exhibit. The museums of Paris display masterworks of Western Civilization that inspire Parisians and visitors from around the globe. The shores of Normandy evoke a deep and humble connection to the contemporary world. Medieval castles in the Loire Valley represent exuberant nobility in their extraordinary architecture and gardens. Half-timbered villages reflect images from storybooks that come to life. Your custom tailored France tour immerses you in the splendor of France, a country brimming with inherent treasures and known for its expressive culture.

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Traditional houses in the town of Colmar in France.

Charming Cultural Tour of Northeastern France

13 Day Custom Tour

From $3,895

Well off the beaten path of major European cities, this 13-day tour of Colmar, Nancy, Strasbourg, and Reims will show you a side of France that is missed by those who never leave the capital. This tour offers guided explorations of the cuisine, history, and architecture in each region you visit. You will also enjoy an abundance of leisure time to ensure your ability to chart your own course through each stunning setting.

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Enjoy a splendid view of the endless azure waters of the Mediterranean

Best of France Tour in 2 Weeks: Luxury & Indulgence

14 Day Custom Tour

From $8,395

The aroma of lavender sweeps across the hillside. Lily pads blossom with graceful petals reflecting in the tranquil pond. A lingering taste of cocoa coats your tongue as you look out to the vast azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Mountains tower over lush valleys adorned with historic castles. Vines carpet the hillside bending over the horizon. This best of France tour in 2 weeks is hand tailored to offer you the most luxurious lifestyle in a country notable for understanding opulence, whether in décor, cuisine, art, or taking the time to savor a single moment in everyday life.

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Château de Chenonceau in Loire Valley, France

A Perfect France Tour for First Timers: Paris, Avignon & Nice

12 Day Custom Tour

From $3,295

Romance often feels like a dream, accompanied by castles and knights, enchanting boat rides down a river strung with light, surrounded by fields of flowers and secluded garden kisses. Savor a panoramic view of the French Riviera and hold your partner close in the opulent halls of a grand palace. On your custom tailored France tour to Paris, Avignon and Nice, romance will become reality on your honeymoon-styled vacation. You and your loved one will enjoy the timeless wonders of Paris and the captivating charm of France.

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Mother and daughter walk in Paris Tuileries Garden, France

A Perfect Family Getaway to France Tour: History, Culture & Cooking Class

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

The aroma of fresh macaroons entices the family closer to the artisan bakery. Classic blue and white umbrellas decorate the beach with 1920’s fashion. The gardens that inspired Monet come to life with impressionistic enchantment. Experience France with the wonderment of a child, in both your eyes and your child’s eyes on your handmade tailored family getaway to France tour. Whether discovering the majesty of Normandy or rediscovering the beauty of Paris, your family will absorb the artistry of Parisian museums and architecture, and delight in the marvels of a mysterious island, play in the lavishness of palaces and enjoy one another’s company.

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Lush green garden and Versailles building in France

A Perfect France Tour for Families

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,470

France is filled with a world of wonder that will inspire the entire family on your custom tailored France Tour for families. The gargoyles of Notre Dame de Paris decorate the rooftops and watch over the banks of the Seine River. Parisians lounge at café tables, enjoying the small pleasures of the day. The gardens at Giverny erupt with colors, immaculately captured by Monet. Turquoise water brushes against the shores of Omaha Beach in Normandy. The sensational history of France created a world famous culture that decorates the streets of Paris and the natural beauty of Normandy.

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A river cruise on the Seine passing by the Eiffel Tower.

Perfect France Family Vacation with Teens

11 Day Custom Tour

From $3,185

The scenic beauty and rich culture of Provence and Paris are yours to enjoy on this 11-day tour through some of France's most breathtaking regions. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the scenic banks of the Rhone River, a blend of small-town charm and urban thrills will ensure a balanced exploration of each community you visit.

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Gardens of France Tour: Versailles, Loire Valley, Paris

9 Day Custom Tour

From$2,470

The grandeur of greenery and the luxuries materialized by imaginative focus have graced Paris, Versailles, and the Loire Valley with gardens that have captivated visitors for centuries. Your custom gardens of France tour focuses on the landscape of renowned estates, magnificent palaces, and areas known for their charming recreational wanderings. Flowers bloom radiant hues against emerald green leaves. The grass is manicured into geometric shapes sweeping across vast grounds. Ponds ripple in the peaceful atmosphere. Fountains spout serenely, adorned with images of gods and nobility. The gardens are works of art that have offered endless inspiration for painters, poets, and playwrights.

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Decidedly Different Vision of France: The Path Less Traveled Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

From$3,075

On this exquisite 11-day road trip through the luxuriant landscape, from the pink city of Toulouse to the sprawling vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, you will indulge your senses during this enchanting escape among the bucolic evergreen pastures of the French countryside. The French countryside is breathtaking, and its communes are captivating. They each showcase the distinct cultural qualities of traditional French heritage, and you will experience it all as well as France's renowned cuisine and culture.

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Eiffel tower in Paris, France
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France offers every traveler something to enjoy from sampling famous wines to admiring internationally acclaimed artwork. The most immersive vacation starts with getting the information and inspiration contained in Zicasso’s France Travel Guide.

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