La Grande France

Discover five of France’s seductive regions.

Explore the dramatic Calanques on a coastal cruise along the Côte d’Azur.

Embark on a captivating journey through five alluring regions of France, the graceful châteaux of the Loire Valley, the Dordogne, the land of the Cathars in the Languedoc Roussillon, to ancient Provence and the stunning Côte d’Azur. Wonderful experiences including the extraordinary Carrières de Lumières, the incredible caves of Gouffre de Padirac and afternoon tea in Rothschild’s luxuriant Villa Ephrussi.

  • Travel in a first-class air-conditioned touring coach

  • 21 meals including breakfast daily (B) and 7 evening meals (D) Welcome drink in the Loire Valley

  • 14 nights specially selected hotel accommodation Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person (where available) Free WiFi at hotels

  • Personal audio system whilst on tour (where available) Local guides as described in the itinerary Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager ALL tips for your Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides

  • Hand Selected Albatross Experiences including Dordogne barge cruise, Calanques cruise, visit Carrières de Lumières and Villa Ephrussi afternoon tea ALL excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing and entrances as described

Tour itinerary

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Hand Selected Experiences

We capture the essence and vibrancy of five incredibly evocative French regions and explore their wonderfully preserved cities and villages.

Dates and Prices

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* The itinerary and hotels featured are based on 2024 tour departures and may be subject to change. For 2023 tour departures, please refer to your pre-departure documentation. Any questions, please contact our European Tour Specialists for further details.

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Tour Suitability

Due to the nature of the niche places we visit on this tour, to explore all of the beautiful towns and sites a level of mobility is required.

  • From experience we know that since this tour is packed with so many top shelf experiences people find it more taxing than usual
  • The Gouffre de Padirac cave visit can be a little more challenging, and persons with mobility difficulties are advised to go down in the lift if they choose to participate in this activity. However, there are a further 70 steps down to the underground river level 103 metres below, which are metal "Eiffel-Tour" style. There are 3 sets of elevators to take you all the way back up. The gallery tour includes several sets of steps. Access to the Salle Du Grand Dome involves 150 steps going up and 150 steps going down, and is a one-way system so once you commence you cannot turn back. Those who have mobility difficulties may choose not to participate in this activity.

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