Luxury Holidays to France 2020/21 | Designer Travel

France

France

Glamourous resorts and fine cuisine

This diverse country offers a glittering array of holiday options and you may find yourself spoilt for choice…

France is certainly rich in history and no place more so than Paris itself which is home to famous architectural landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc d’Triomphe, Palace of Versailles and The Louvre – one of the world’s most famous art galleries. Expert local guides can guide you through the city and bring the legends, literature, art and architecture to life.

France is also home to bags of places with traditional rural charm. Provence is simply breathtaking with sun-baked countryside adorned with pretty châteaux and cute little villages. The Mediterranean climate is perfect for enjoying lazy days and long country walks.

You could visit the Côte d’Azur, also known as The French Riviera, which (more or less) stretches from Monaco in the East to Marseille in the West. This is home to places such as Monte Carlo, Cannes and glitzy St Tropez. Venture further afield and you will encounter medieval villages which cascade down to the sparkling azure water where we are sure you will want to stop a while and soak up the ambience.

The Atlantic Coast offers Brittany, Aquitaine, Western Loire and Normandy and are great places to enjoy a more relaxing and traditional beach holiday.

The legendary alpine resorts of the Hautes Alpes region are popular for winter sports enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Chamonix and Courcheval are consistently ranked amongst the very finest ski resorts in the world but everyone’s got their favourites and we adore the sophisticated Haute Savoie village of Megeve known for its pretty cafés and patisseries, up-market shops and horse-drawn sleighs.

The Vaucluse is home to the renowned wine villages of Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas and to the craggy, sky high, picture perfect villages of the Luberon.  Choose the Dordogne for fantastic castles, honey coloured villages and cliff-top châteaux which are simply perfect for a fairytale wedding.

Gourmet food and wine lovers will adore the customised private wine tours which operate throughout the picturesque regions of Provence, Burgundy and Bordeaux. Tailored around your vacation they provide access to unique cellars and châteaux and offer you the opportunity of meeting leading vintners and cellar-masters.

Designer Travel have experienced and friendly travel experts that know and love France. They can suggest the very best places to stay, plan your route, point out places of historical and cultural interest along the way and even recommend the gastronomic highlights!

You’re in safe hands as Designer Travel are ABTA bonded plus we have the added advantage of being independent so we have a huge choice of accommodation and flight options available to us. We can source everything from a boutique hideaway, to a perfect honeymoon retreat, luxury villa with a pool or a top-class hotel right in the thick of things. Simply complete the enquiry form or give us a call – we’ll be delighted to help.

Key Highlights
  • If you visit Paris, don’t miss the chance to see the enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa
  • Visit the vast Palace of Versailles which is rich in history
  • Take a leisurely sightseeing trip down the Seine
  • Undiscovered Camargue is home to Europe’s only cowboys. It’s a place where black bulls, white horses and gypsy festivals reign supreme and one just perfect for a short break vacation with a difference
  • Visit to the gorgeous city of Avignon, famed for ‘Le Palais des Papes,’ or the Palace of Popes – one of the largest medieval gothic buildings in Europe
  • We can plan a food and wine lovers break tailor-made to your requirements
  • Transport links in cities are generally excellent. Paris has the fantastic metro system for example. For travelling further afield, car hire is recommended
  • Ask us about other holiday options such as mountaineering in the Alps, winter sports, canal boating breaks, city holidays, Disneyland Paris and activity holidays
  • Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc occupies a wonderful location within the heart of the Côte d’Azur

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +2 hours

Currency: Euro

Climate Information

France has four broad climatic zones; the humid seaboard zone, a semi-continental zone, an intermediate zone with cold winters and hot summers and a Mediterranean zone with mild winters and quite hot summers in the south of France.

Leisure & Activities

Paris
One of the great capitals of the world, Paris has so much to offer as a tourist destination. Some of the worlds most iconic sites are within one city including The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, the Champs-Elysees, Montmartre, The Sacra-Coeur, The Pompidou Centre, Notre Dame...the list could go on and on. Of course Paris is also the home of the worlds greatest gastronomy, and you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a restaurant.

The French Riviera
The name itself conjures up all the glamour of the Hollywood stars from the 40’s and 50’s sipping cocktails and having a great time. Today, it’s still the destination for the rich and famous, but it’s also accessible to everyone else. Nice, St Tropez and Cannes are three of the most popular resorts, but there’s also Monte Carlo (although, officially, it’s not actually a part of France) with its glamorous and world famous casino.

Brittany
Situated in the northwest corner of France, Brittany is a beautiful destination and is suitable for the whole family. It’s a place of historic interest but also features stunning beaches and major towns. Some of the main tourist attractions include Mont Saint Michel with its fairytale like medieval abbey, Dinard, St Malo, Brest and Dinan.

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