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France Holiday Packages & Tours at -30%

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Paris, Loire Castles & Normandy
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Paris, Loire Castles & Normandy

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    Caen
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    Loire Valley
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    Mont Saint-Michel
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    Normandy
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A complete historical tour of France! From Paris head to the castles of the Loire Valley, next visit Mont-St-Michel, then to the WW-II landing beaches in Normandy, rounding off your epic French adventure with a cheese-tasting.

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Extraordinary Holiday Packages & Tours to France

Do you want to take an unforgettable tour to France? You can with Exoticca. We take care of every detail, ensuring your journey is seamless and hassle-free. Our comprehensive holiday packages include flights, hotels, tours, and transfers. 

Get ready to stroll along the romantic streets of Paris or enjoy a biking tour in the Loire Valley. Immerse yourself in this country’s captivating beauty, culture, and history.

Indulge in exquisite cuisine, discover iconic landmarks, and create lasting memories as you experience France’s charm and allure.

Trips to France from the UK

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Embark on a France holiday from the UK to experience charming villages, breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and exquisite cuisine. It’s the perfect destination for art enthusiasts, history buffs, and those seeking a taste of French culture.

Uncover the beauty and charm of France on a journey that will leave you with lasting memories, incredible experiences, and a deep appreciation for the country’s rich cultural heritage.

Our packages cater to different interests and budgets, ensuring everyone can enjoy their dream holiday to France. Explore the country’s stunning landmarks, immerse yourself in the vibrant city life of Paris, and indulge in the culinary delights of French cuisine.

Trips from the UK depart from main airports in London, Glasgow, Dublin, and Birmingham, among others.

Top points of interest in France


Ready to explore the wonders of France? Prepare to discover the bustling city of Paris, hidden gems in Cannes, and the picturesque French Riviera.

Paris


The renowned “City of Light,” Paris is a global capital celebrated for its arts, fashion, cuisine, and culture. Explore world-renowned galleries, museums, iconic monuments, landmarks, and high-end shops that adorn the Champs-Élysées.

Explore unmissable attractions like the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower during your tour to France. The Notre Dame Cathedral and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica are also must-see destinations.

Paris captivates romantics with its allure, making it a favorite destination for dreamers. The city comes alive at night, so enjoy a glass of wine at a nearby café and wake up to a freshly baked croissant from your local pâtisserie.

Caen


This vibrant university town is popular among tourists. It’s small enough to explore on foot and serves as a jumping-off point for tours of the Normandy coast. The Caen Memorial Museum is a must-visit for those interested in military and European history.

The city offers iconic buildings and monuments. Visit the impressive Château de Caen, the Abbaye aux Hommes, and the Abbaye aux Dames for a glimpse of the past. 

Brush up on your French and learn the roots of fine cuisine on your tour to France. Visit the Caen Sunday Morning Market to sample fine cheese, wine, and other local produce.

Loire Valley 


Known as the “Garden of France,” Loire Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s home to over 300 charming chateaux, vineyards, orchards, and historic towns. 

It’s a favorite destination for cyclists, thanks to its 901 kilometers (560 miles) of cycling paths. You can hire a bicycle and travel between chateaux and towns while enjoying the region’s natural beauty. 

The vineyards are another highlight of a holiday to the Loire Valley, with more than 1,000 open to the public. Bouvet-Ladubay and Plou et Fils are notable vineyards with long histories, fabulous wines, and awe-inspiring scenery. 

A vacation in France would be incomplete without visiting some of Loire Valley’s most prestigious chateaux. Stop by the magnificent Chateau de Chambord and the romantic Chateau de Chenonceau for unforgettable memories. 

Don’t miss the town of Angers, home to the impressive Chateau d’Angers and the world’s largest medieval tapestry.

Normandy


Normandy is a beloved travel destination, rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. The stunning Mont Saint Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the picturesque village of Giverny, home to Claude Monet’s house and gardens, are must-see attractions. 

Architecture enthusiasts will appreciate the Romanesque abbeys, ruined chateaux, and the modernist city of La Havre. The Alabaster Coast’s white-chalk cliffs and the natural arches of Etretat provide breathtaking views of the English Channel. 

History buffs will find plenty to explore with its medieval heritage. It boasts the birthplace of the Norman Dynasty and the legacy of William the Conqueror. Visiting the D-Day beaches and museums remains a poignant experience. 

France: Off the beaten track


A tour to France offers much more than just the usual tourist hotspots. Alongside must-see destinations like Paris, you can also visit hidden gems often overlooked by others

The French Riviera includes the glamorous cities of Cannes and Nice. Walk along the famous Promenade de la Croisette and admire the luxurious yachts in the harbor. Explore colorful old towns and stunning beaches.

Book your trip to France with Exoticca

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Experience the best of France with Exoticca’s expertly crafted tour packages. Discover top tourist spots and hidden gems for unforgettable trips to France.

All-inclusive France holiday packages: Flights, hotels, tours & transfers 


We understand that planning a trip can be overwhelming, especially when visiting a new country. Exoticca empowers you to explore new horizons by making the planning process effortless and worry-free.

Our France holiday packages are all-inclusive, covering flights, hotels, tours, transfers, and selected meals. Please confirm which amenities are included in your package before finalizing your booking.

Experience France with partially or fully guided tours


Exoticca offers group tours for travelers interested in exploring France. Chat to our team to arrange a private tour if group excursions aren’t your thing. We provide multiple options for different preferences, including:

  • Guided tours include a professional, local guide with in-depth knowledge of each region.
  • Escorted trips allow you to explore at your own pace with the added support of a guide.
  • Semi-escorted tours in France balance group and individual activities.
  • Independent tours let you discover landmarks and sights on your own.

We provide a digital itinerary through our app and offer 24-hour in-trip assistance on devices with internet connectivity. 

Crafted by our travel experts


Exoticca’s tours to France are crafted by travel experts with a wealth of knowledge of French landmarks, culture, and history. Our team has meticulously produced more than 300 itineraries for over 60 destinations.

We partner with passionate local guides and reputable service providers to bring your holiday to life while ensuring safety, comfort, and well-rounded experiences. Enjoy an enriching holiday that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Our tours to France provide a unique and immersive cultural experience. We offer an array of activities that cater to different interests.

Frequent Asked Questions

What month is best to travel to France?

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No matter which month you choose to visit, France offers many experiences and attractions. Visit world-renowned tourist attractions from June to August or experience colorful landscapes during fall and spring. Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy skiing from December to February.

How many days is enough to visit France?

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The ideal holiday duration depends on your preferences and interests. A week is typically enough to see Paris and some nearby attractions. Two to three weeks are recommended for a more comprehensive tour.

What is the most affordable time to go to France?

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The most affordable time to visit France is during the low season, from November to March. Flights, accommodations, and activities are generally priced lower during this time.

What month is Paris most beautiful?

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Paris is beautiful throughout the year, but many consider the spring months of April to June the most beautiful. During this time, the weather is mild, and the city’s gardens and parks are in full bloom with colorful flowers.

What should I remember when traveling to France?

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Remember to take your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary documents on your tour to France. It’s also important to bring comfortable walking shoes, a universal adapter, and an offline phrase book for emergencies.

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Our first trip with Exoticca…

We went on our first trip with Exoticca to France including Paris, the Loire Valley and Normandy. We had a great time and saw some really wonderful places such as a visit to Orleans, several castles and the Normandy coast. The price was really good and we had time to do things on our own as well.

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More information about France

France holds a mythical quality for many travellers, a romance, a feeling, a style or, as they say in France, a ‘je ne sais quio’. Something you can’t pin down but yearn to experience nonetheless. Situated in Northern Europe, travel to France is eternally popular with foodies, romantics and fashionistas. From Paris’s Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysse to the vineyards and chateaux of Bordeaux, the historic beaches of Normandy and the eternally glamorous promenades of the French Riviera, a tour of France is as diverse as it is fascinating. Culture exudes from every pore of France’s monuments, castles and grandiose palaces.

Think Carcassonne, Versaille and Mont Saint-Michel to name only a few. Nothing is more quintessentially French than a freshly baked breakfast croissant, fine wine and indulgent patisserie, so be sure to come with a healthy appetite as well as a generously sized suitcase for shopping! Even in the depths of France’s forested countryside, you can still experience the luxury that is expected from a trip to France. Sip champagne in an ancient chateau or fall in love with the snowy peaks of Chamonix in the French Alps. The capital, Paris, is, of course, a bucket-list favourite for all travellers and is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Home to the 4th largest number of UNESCO sites in the world, France’s familiar culture and diverse sights make it one of the world’s most enduring travel favourites. 

 

History of France

France’s rich history is a large part of its appeal as a travel destination. Humans have inhabited the territory of modern-day France for millennia, with scattered farming communities emerging around 6000 BC. One of France’s most famous eras was that of the Gauls, a Celtic peoples who inhabited the region during the Iron Age. Known for their craftsmen, druids and warriors, Gaul, as the territory became known, was conquered by Julius Ceasar of Rome in 51 BC and it remained part of the Roman Empire for over 500 years until Germanic Franks formed the Kingdom of Francia.

The famous French ruler, King Charlemagne united much of Western Europe during this era. Later, the French language emerged under the rule of King Francien, around the year 1000 and, not long after, the Vikings of Scandinavia arrived on France’s northern coast. These settlers were granted land by the king and became known as the Normans, building communities in the modern-day region of Normandy. Famously, the Normans conquered England in 1066, led by William the Conqueror.

The Kingdom of France emerged as a major power in Europe following its success in the gruelling Hundred Years’ War. Following the Europe-wide Renaissance from the 14th-century onwards, French culture and influence flourished. In the late 18th-century, Louis XIV was famously overthrown, along with the entire monarchy and much of the aristocracy in the French Revolution. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, the basis of the revolution, is still the foundation of the French republic today. In the 20th-century, World War I and II had a major impact on France. On a trip to France today you can visit the poignant graves of the fallen war heroes in Normandy.

 

Nature in France

If you can drag yourself away from the cultural delights you’ll discover that France is home to a smorgasbord of natural wonders and untouched landscapes. Its climate fosters distinct seasons, especially glorious springs and summers when the countryside truly comes to life. There are countless natural attractions for outdoor enthusiasts to explore on a holiday to France.

The magnificent Gorges du Verdon ranks highly on the list of France’s natural wonders. A 700 metre-high canyon in the south of the country, filled with bright blue water and teeming with swimmers, kayakers and rock climbers in the summer. Interestingly, France is home to the highest sand dune in Europe, the Dune du Pilat, which sits on the shores of the Bay of Biscay in western France. Reaching 110 metres at its peak, the Dune du Pilat is a favourite for adrenalin junkies who can sand-board or paraglide on its dunes. For a more laid-back taste of France’s natural beauty, you cannot beat the Lavender Fields of Provence.

The quintessential aroma of southern France comes from these seemingly endless rows of fragrant purple flowers. Yes, they look beautiful, but the smell is simply heavenly. Other beautiful sights to visit on a trip to France include the winter-sports haven of Mont Blanc in the French Alps and the breathtaking Etretat Cliffs of Normandy, famously immortalised in the paintings of Monet. These chalk cliffs are known for their unique rock formations, with amazing arches that frame the sea views.

 

Culture in France

Around the world, French culture is admired, replicated and loved. Wine, cheese, fashion, sophisticated dining and famous schools of philosophical thought are just some of the most well-known exports of French culture. This is without mentioning France’s fabulous architecture; there are fine examples of Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical architecture throughout France. Think Notre Dame, the Palace of Versaille and the Arc de Triomphe to name only a few. On the whole, France is a proud nation; the motto of liberté, égalité, fraternité still strikes a chord with many French people and underly the values of the nation. Food and wine are central parts of social life in France and indulging in these are considered an obligatory part of getting to know French culture. Art is another important part of the national culture, and historically, France has been the birthplace of many renowned artists. Its numerous museums, such as the famous Louvre, are an unmissable attraction on a tour of France. 

Travel to France to experience the grandeur of its romantic cities, the aromas of its lavender-filled countryside and the glamour of its celeb-ridden coastal resorts. An element of luxury, a touch of style and heaps of mouth-watering food and wine ensure a trip to France lives up to all expectations.

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport with a minimum of six months validity.

  • Visa

    No visa is required.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 01:00.

  • Currency

    Euro.

  • Language

    French.

  • Tourist Office website

  • Electricity

    230 V. Adapter not required.

  • Other useful information

    Taxis do not have a particular colour, however you can spot them at the station or in the street by their luminous lettering on the roof of the car.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations.

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