France top vacation destinations

France top vacation destinations

A France vacation is considered by many as a dream vacationFrance today is one of the most modern countries in the world and a leader among European nations. A France vacation is, not surprisingly, much sought after as a dream vacation!

Bordering the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel in the West, between Belgium and Spain and bordering the Mediterranean Sea, and between Italy and Spain in the Southeast, France has a 3,427 km long coastline. This includes 1, 500 miles of beaches lining its 3 major bodies of water, where more than 35 million people come and enjoy France vacations in any given year.

France is the number one tourist destination of the world. A France vacation has much to offer. With food, wine and many historical and architectural masterpieces at which to marvel, your France vacation would be the most active vacation you have ever taken.

Virgin Vacations has a variety of packages lined up for you to enjoy your France Vacation the way you like it! There are a number of travel packages to choose from - air-inclusive, land-only vacations, escorted tours, and special holiday packages.

Biking tours

Enjoy your France vacation with self-guided cycling tours and walking tours throughout France. All these tours are well-planned with creative itineraries featuring the best of each region.

All our bicycle and walking tours are sure to get you the most out of your France vacations. Besides being challenging, these self-guided tours have interesting itineraries, offering unique opportunities to discover French culture and lifestyle.

Lasting 4 days to more than a week, our France bicycle tours and walking vacations offer you a great deal of independence but provide you support and help whenever you need it.

The bicycle equipment, along with detailed maps and well-marked routes, is ready for you right in your hotel room; that way you can start your biking tour as early as you like.

France has many exciting vacation destinations for which we have made available these self-guided tours:
We have several exciting biking tours in France. For instance, the biking tour in Forest of Compeigne takes you deep into a vast forest filled with majestic beeches and oaks. A favorite haunt for kings of the past, the forest also houses the magnificent Palace of Louis XV on a broad straight road and the residence of Napoleon, which is a remarkable edifice overlooking the lake.

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Similarly, the Chateaux of the Loire biking tour takes you rolling along the countryside of the beautiful Loire lake and its splendid chateaux. You can also enjoy the fine wines and exceptional cuisine France is known for.
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While the Dordogne region biking tour is like a taking a peep into history, the Rocamadour region takes you to the religious site of Rocamadour which has been an important stopover since the 9th Century for pilgrims on route to the cathedral of Santiago da Compostela.

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Escorted tours in France vacations

An escorted tour of France could be the best France vacation for you if you’re seeking to sightsee comfortably and have a hassle-free holiday. You would meet your tour director as soon as you land in the city, and he would brief you about your escorted tour. The guide would accompany you to all the France sightseeing tours you take in your booked private coach.

Whether you are marveling at the 3000 square foot stained glass window of Cathedral Notre-Dame de Chartres, or taking a stroll along the gardens, the guide would help for elaborating the details for you.

Driving along the Brittany coast of Loire Valley in your escorted tour coach, you would see hundreds of castles and palaces on the way before you reach Mont St Michel.

The unusual Le Mont St Michel, surrounded by vicious tidal waters, is also one of the top 4 pilgrimage sites of Christianity. The view you get to see as you approach the silhouette of this Gothic island-abbey is simply overwhelming. You simply must take the escorted tour to Normandy to experience this.

You revel in the magic of this unusual land as you pass through the lavender-scented fields of the French Riviera and Provence on an escorted tour. The city of Cannes, with its glamorous ports, and the flamboyant Saint Tropez along the coast, frequented by artists and the filmmakers, are two of the most colorful cities of France. Be it the fashionable yachts, the crystal clear waters, or the vivid landscape—everything is so inviting and invigorating to your senses. Know more about this escorted tour and plan your France Vacation now.

For those who wish to discover the French culture and its varied lifestyles, escorted walking tours offered by us provide the perfect opportunities to do so.

Group Travel

If you want to take your France vacation in a group, you can get certain discounts for your group travel venture. A special attraction on your France vacation is exciting river cruises.

Whether it is a Burgundy cruise or Provence Camargue Cruise, you’ll enjoy them more as part of a group tour. A cruise on the Anacoluthe combines the comfort of a mini ocean liner with the charm of a river steamer. The cruise offers a chance to see France through the eyes of some of the most famous Impressionists.

Anjodi - South of France/ Canal du Midi Cruise

You can book accommodations for your group on the barge and explore South of France through the Canal du Midi Cruise. The 300-year-old Canal du Midi skirts the sun-bathed shores of the Mediterranean, and then meanders into the inland, giving you a chance to see the ancient villages and Roman fortifications. The cruise also takes you to the wine region of Bordeaux. You also get to taste the fresh seafood and little known wines.

Besides these escorted tours, there are other vacation packages of which you can take advantage on your special France vacationpackages like French Riviera Getaways or the 0Paris Vacation Special. Besides this, you can plan your own Paris vacations and sightseeing tours, or Fly and Drive, or take short getaways for your France Vacation.

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