France has long been a favourite destination for culture and adventure seekers with a fascinating history, world-famous cuisine and some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in Europe.
France is home to the Alps and the Pyrenees, the great gorges of Verdun and Ardèche and the rolling lavender fields of Provence. It has great wines, world-class restaurants, picturesque villages and a unique culture. Coupled with café society, a strong sense of national pride and joie de vivre, France has something for everyone.
Explore has a great range of activity and adventure holidays in France from tough treks and easy rambles to cycling holidays, rail and cultural journeys and camping adventures. Go rock climbing, white-water rafting and canyoning in the Alps, hike in the Cathar region discovering the remarkable string of Cathar castles, or trek amongst the great peaks of Mont Blanc and canoe down the Ardèche river.
There are also opportunities to cycle through spectacular scenery from the vineyards of Burgundy and Cognac, to the lavender fields of Provence, or amongst the great Chateaux of the Loire Valley.