The seductive power of France is irresistible. You can try to wave off the lunchtime splash of Bordeaux, but the glass always seems to find your lips. When a maman leans out her window on folded arms and cocks her head in that come-here-and-tell-me-who-you-are way, what can you say but, “Of course.” If a breeze heavy with lavender tugs at your senses, it’s almost impossible not to give in. Our culture + walking, culinary, river cruising, and family trips go happily with the French flow, whether we’re on a lazy low-tide walk at Mont-Saint-Michel or catching the rays on the ramparts of a clifftop castle overlooking the Dordogne River. The cuisine is remarkable, the hotels are magnifique (including the five-star vessel, MS Lord Byron, where your contemporary suite offers views of the river and countryside), and with your local guide, you’ll slip easily into la vie française.
Join Classic Journeys on one of our small-group France tours, and you'll get an insider's view of the country. You'll be delighted with how warm and accessible France is when you see it in the company of our amazing, well-connected local guides.