~ France ~
France is one of the world's top travel destinations and is home to an extraordinarily rich and diverse local culture. From the sophistication of its glamorous capital to its exquisite royal castles and charming countryside villages, each region is a masterpiece in its own right and offers something for every taste. Take a look at our featured destinations and discover all that France has to offer with a customized itinerary or private guided tour. Take a look below at just some of the destinations that EXPLORE can help you uncover and then reach out to let us know what you're craving :
~ City of Lights ~
Discover the most magical and romantic city in the world, home to the Englightenment, the Impressionists, the French Revolution and the macarron, among other feats accomplished by its many famous inhabitants throughout the centuries. Delve into Parisian culture and visit its museums and monuments, or just wander the quintessentially charming streets like a local "flâneur" and discover its many secrets one café or boutique at a time. From the ritzy Right Bank to the bohemian Latin Quarter and the trendy neighbourhood in the Marais, Paris is legendary, timeless, and unforgettable - a requisite stop on any trip to France.
~ Luxury & Opulence ~
The Loire Valley, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, is studded with over 300 châteaux, and is both a treat for the senses and a deep dive into royal history and culture at its best. Visit the spectacular triad of royal châteaux at Chambord, Chenonceau, and Amboise, or wander off the beaten path and explore the smaller, less prominent but no less extravagant castles of the aristocratic elite at Cheverny, Villandry, or Chaumont. Astonishing French gardens, flawlessly-decorated interiors, and centuries of rich historical patrimony make a trip to the Loire Valley a very special affair.
~ Le Midi ~
Southern France, as tradition would have it, sets itself apart from the North of the country, and offers a full array of cultural experiences to satisfy and indulge the luxury traveller. From the stellar beaches and jet-set venues on the French Riviera, to the Medieval castles and sprawling fields of lavendar in Provence, not to mention the mountain resorts in the Alps and noble cities near the Atlantic Ocean, there really is something for every travelling style. Le midi - an old French word for "south" - holds its own secrets to be discovered and offers everything the traveller needs to revel in a truly luxurious French escape.
Normandy & Brittany
~ Coastal Glory ~
These two regions in Northwestern France are famous for their rugged coastlines and breathtaking landscapes. Home to the likes of Claude Monet, Gauguin and Géricault, they have attracted countless artists looking for inspiration in its wild natural surroundings. The list of sights to see and things to do is long and varied : the Mont-Saint-Michel, the Bayeux Tapestry, Monet's gardens at Giverny, the Pont-Aven...not to mention the Medieval city and Cathedral at Rouen, the D-Day beaches, and the seaside resort at Saint-Malo. Coupled with a taste of the local cuisine and Brittany's world-class oysters, you have yourself a perfectly decadent luxury adventure.
Ready to begin planning or need help deciding where to go? These are just some of the destinations available in France, and the list is by no means exhaustive. Contact us for more information on destinations and to request a personalized trip planning price quote :
Going to France and looking to lengthen your stay? Pairing a trip to France with a nearby destination such as Italy is a great way of enriching your travels and diving into a full Mediterranean immersion. Browse our Italy destinations for inspiration and get in touch with us to help make your dreams a reality :