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From the white beaches of the Cote d'Azur to the rolling vineyards of the Dordogne, the fantastic scenery and gastronomic delights of France make it the perfect location for a truly memorable holiday.

Rail Tours in France

Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday in the south of France, a romantic break in Paris, a picturesque tour to the Dordogne, or an exploration of historic Normandy, we have a remarkable range of rail holidays in France. The country of France is home to a variety of delights from rolling hills and countryside to its famous gastronomy and wine. The beautiful landscape ranges from rocky mountains, which are perfect in the winter for skiing, to stunning coastlines and sandy beaches by the Mediterranean Sea.

This great country has so much to offer its guests all year round with famous vineyards and rustic hill-top villages contrasting with bustling cities like Paris and Lyon. Whatever you are looking for you can find it in France where you can enjoy unforgettable experiences coupled with relaxing train travel. Browse through our selection of rail holidays in France.

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Catalonia & Little Trains of the Pyrenees

On this contrasting tour, experience both the sparkling coast of Catalonia and the shimmering peaks of the Pyrenees as you spend time in iconic France and eclectic Spain.

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2020MarAprMayJunAugSepOct

8 days from £899 pp

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Biarritz & Bordeaux Cruise

Superb sandy beaches, a mild climate and delightful ocean promenade have drawn visitors to Biarritz for years, then swap the sea for two of France's most scenic rivers and cruise through one of Europe's famous wine regions. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MaySep

10 days from £1,955 pp

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French Riviera & Rhône Cruise

Discover the immaculate and enchanting charm of Nice and the French Riviera on this dazzling tour before continuing to Lyon for an exquisite 7-night cruise, uncovering the majesty of the Rhône River. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020JunAug

11 days from £2,275 pp

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Provence and The Elegant Rhône (Fly & Cruise)

Discover the timeless elegance of France's beautiful Rhône on a memorable cruise which takes you to ancient monuments, enchanting cities, natural wonders and more. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020JunAug

8 days from £1,645 pp

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Provence and The Elegant Rhône

Discover the timeless elegance of France's beautiful Rhône on a memorable cruise which takes you to ancient monuments, enchanting cities, natural wonders and more. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020JunAug

8 days from £1,695 pp

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The French Riviera

Explore the famous sights of Nice with visits to some of the French Riviera's most picturesque resorts, such as Antibes and Cannes before unearthing hidden Villefranche-sur-Mer and the iconic principality of Monaco.

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2020AprMayJunJulSepOct

7 days from £799 pp

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The Charming Dordogne The Charming Dordogne

The Charming Dordogne

Based in pretty Le Bugue, this rail holiday takes you to one of the most beautiful parts of France, where you can marvel at medieval towns, and outstanding countryside, and journey on a unique heritage railway.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

6 days from £749 pp

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An Impression of the Seine (Fly & Cruise)

Cruising the scenic Seine, explore the world of the Impressionist artists, from Monet's famous garden to the galleries of Paris and Rouen. And with flexible shore excursions you can pick and mix your favourite excursions. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MayJunSep

7 days from £1,495 pp

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An Impression of the Seine (Rail & Cruise)

Cruising the scenic Seine, explore the world of the Impressionist artists, from Monet's famous garden to the galleries of Paris and Rouen. And with flexible shore excursions you can pick and mix your favourite excursions. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MayJunSep

7 days from £1,495 pp

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Beautiful Bordeaux & The Dordogne Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

History, good food and great wine are in abundance on this hugely inclusive cruise. Make visits to Bordeaux and the Médoc wine region, learn the history of St Emilion and uncover the buried secrets of Blaye. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MaySep

7 days from £1,295 pp

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Beautiful Bordeaux & The Dordogne Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

History, good food and great wine are in abundance on this hugely inclusive cruise. Make visits to Bordeaux and the Médoc wine region, learn the history of St Emilion and uncover the buried secrets of Blaye.

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2020MaySep

7 days from £1,395 pp

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Festive Mont Blanc & the Matterhorn

Eat, drink and be merry in the Swiss Alps on this festive tour which celebrates Christmas by visiting chocolate box towns, journeying on beautiful railways and discovering iconic Alpine peaks.

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2019Dec

7 days from £1,275 pp

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Exploring France with Rail Discoveries

Rail holidays in France are extremely enjoyable due to their sophisticated and reliable train service. As you glide past the picturesque countryside and vineyards that France is famous for it becomes evident just how delightful travelling on these high speed trains has become.

Travelling by rail is also relaxing as you can simply sit back and enjoy the beautiful panoramas, immerse yourself in a book or talk to fellow passengers - your time is free to spend how you wish on our rail holidays in France.

 

Each of our holidays has all accommodation and travel included in the price, and our escorted tours also include a range of meals and excursions. The excursions on our holidays are included to give guests an insight of the cultural, natural and historical importance of the place they are visiting. Many of the hotels we choose are situated close to many attractions so that guests can get the most out of their holiday whilst they are away. We have chosen every hotel we stay at for its quality, value for money and its personal atmosphere. Choose one of our rail holidays in France and experience the many wonders this great country has to offer.

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