Discover

France

The glorious landscapes of France range from sun-kissed vineyards and sandy beaches to the snowy peaks of the Alps. Its cities include the eternally romantic capital Paris, cultural Lille and chic Nice on the French Riviera.

Across the green countryside, you will find fairy-tale châteaux and charming villages that celebrate the simple joys of good food, wine and conversation.

 

What you’ll love most about France

  • Begin your journey in the iconic capital city of Paris, known for its romantic ambiance, world-class art, and iconic landmarks. Visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, and stroll along the Seine River. Indulge in gourmet cuisine at sidewalk cafes and explore charming neighborhoods like Montmartre and Le Marais
  • Experience the glamour and beauty of the French Riviera, where sun-drenched beaches, chic resorts, and picturesque villages await. Explore the glitzy city of Nice, the luxury boutiques of Cannes, and the medieval streets of Antibes. Relax on the sandy shores of St. Tropez or discover the artistic heritage of Matisse in the hilltop village of Vence
  • Discover the enchanting region of Provence, famous for its lavender fields, charming hilltop villages, and Mediterranean cuisine. Explore the historic city of Avignon, visit the ancient Roman ruins of Arles, and wander through the vibrant markets of Aix-en-Provence. Don’t miss the stunning landscapes of the Luberon Valley and the breathtaking Gorges du Verdon
  • Indulge in the world-renowned wines of Bordeaux in southwestern France. Tour the vineyards of prestigious chateaux, sample exquisite wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and explore the historic city of Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Experience the region’s culinary delights, from fresh oysters on the coast to hearty cassoulet in the countryside
  • Immerse yourself in the fairy-tale landscapes of the Loire Valley, home to majestic chateaux, rolling vineyards, and charming villages. Visit iconic landmarks like Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Chenonceau, and Chateau de Villandry, and explore the scenic countryside on bike or boat. Experience the region’s rich cultural heritage at local festivals and events
  • Explore the magical island abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, one of France’s most iconic landmarks. Marvel at the medieval architecture, climb to the top for panoramic views, and wander through narrow cobblestone streets lined with shops and cafes. Experience the unique tidal phenomenon as the island is surrounded by water at high tide

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Nice’s weather patterns

Where to Book

  • Saint Benezet Bridge Palace of the Popes, Avignon

  • Republic Square in Lille, Northern France

  • Simiane La Rotonde, Provence

  • City of Nice aerial view, south of France

  • Musee D'Orsay - Paris Tourist Office/Sarah Sergent

  • Marseille Old Port, France

  • Villandry Castle and gardens, Loire

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 13℃
  • 13℃
  • 15℃
  • 17℃
  • 21℃
  • 24℃
  • 27℃
  • 27℃
  • 25℃
  • 21℃
  • 17℃
  • 14℃
  • 8
  • 6
  • 7
  • 11
  • 9
  • 6
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Our Ratings

  • Most Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Highly Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Where to book


What better way to discover French Canals than with a French company, passionate and knowledgeable to bring you the very best experiences of their own land? Highly exclusive and revealing places most travellers never see, CroisiEurope’s hand-curated itineraries travel through the most beautiful regions of France.

Visit website for more info

More info


CroisiEurope Cruises has been pioneering European river cruising for over four decades and they now offer fly-cruise packages from the UK. Experience an unforgettable journey through Europe and see for yourself why CroisiEurope is the ultimate choice for travellers.

Visit website for more info

More info


“At Expat Explore we are passionate about making travel possible, affordable & fun. We offer jam-packed & fast-paced coach tour itineraries & the services of our expert tour leaders, to ensure you see the most of each destination. We guarantee an adventure of a lifetime!”

Visit website for more info

More info


Explore is a global adventure travel company with 40 years’ experience in providing exciting and authentic travel experiences. With over 350 trips in around 100 countries, Explore’s expertly crafted itineraries combined with award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and a commitment to responsible travel ensure unforgettable travel experiences in extraordinary destinations.

Visit website for more info

More info


Flight Centre are long-haul, tailor-made holiday specialists offering amazing travel experiences. Our wonderful Travel Consultants are passionate, well-travelled, and with 32,768 collective years’ experience in travel they are all about getting to know you and your holiday style.

Visit website for more info

More info

Embark on a relaxed premium river adventure with VIVA! Their award-winning fleet of nine ships glide through Europe’s most enchanting waterways from the Danube to the Rhine, and beyond to the Douro. With year-round itineraries and all-inclusive cruising, expect gourmet dining, unlimited drinks, and elegant cabins to see you through your holiday. Explore picturesque cities along the way. Book now and enjoy the moment.

Visit website for more info

More info

Hotels

Booking.com

Top Holiday Offers

We’ve hand-picked a range of enticing offers to incredible destinations. If you want value for money on your next trip, start by reviewing our dedicated Top Holiday Offers page.

Top Offers