Gourmet Holidays in France
A question of taste
We’ve selected our hotels not only for their comfort, but also with the lover of good food and wine in mind. France is renowned for its creative use of fresh market produce and our hoteliers pride themselves on serving fare of the highest standard.
Breakfast can be a simple matter of a croissant or two or a buffet with pastries, jams, yoghurt, fruit juice, ham and cheese, with plenty of freshly brewed coffee. For lunchtime, many of our hotels are happy to rustle up a picnic for you. But even better, it’s the ideal opportunity to visit the local markets and stop off at the épicerie and baker to pick up some wonderful fresh provisions for your own al fresco experience. When the produce is this good, the simplest of meals – creamy cheese, plump tomatoes and crunchy bread – are sometimes the best.
But the evenings will really get your taste buds going! And the restaurant settings themselves are often spectacular, be it a vine-covered terrace beside the river, or an elegant dining room in an old manor house, providing the perfect place to relax as you reflect on the experiences of your day. Discover more in our Tour de Cuisine.
Most of our holidays include half board accommodation, meaning your breakfast and evening meal are included in the price of your holiday. Our established relationships with the hotels and restaurants mean we can ensure your dietary requirements are catered to.
If there is no restaurant at the hotel on half board stays, your meal at a local restaurant is included instead.
14 Matching Holidays
A Gourmet walk in the Mâconnais
A Beautiful landscape that lends itself to walking, history, culture and wine!
The Mâconnais is a wine growing region with a southern accent where rolling landscapes are alternated with monumental cliffs. A highlight is to walk to one of the great places of pilgrimage – Cluny. In this wonderful...
Périgord Prestige à Pied
Along the Valley of the Dronne
Walk through beautiful undulating countryside and past pretty medieval villages as you follow the clear waters of the little River Dronne from Bourdeilles to Champagnac. Two nights staying in the “Venice of Périgord”, Brantôme, allows visits to the...
Prestige Emerald Coast Cycling
Quiet coves, elegant seaside towns and Belle Epoque hotels
Featured in the Telegraph's 10 best cycling holidays for 2016, this easy cycle takes in the beautiful Brittany coastline and verdant countryside, following and criss-crossing the River Rance. Visit Belle Epoque towns and bustling fishing...
Classic Canal du Midi
Ancient cities and idyllic waterways
This cycling tour takes you from Toulouse to the Mediterranean sea along the tree lined towpaths of the Canal du Midi, over beautiful stone bridges and through some of the prettiest scenery in southwest France, ending each day...
Luxury Sparkling Champagne Walk
Bubbly sensations, luxury hotels and gourmet dining
Drinking Champagne in Epernay is like listening to Mozart in Salzburg. Walk through leafy vineyards and lush woodland on this luxurious holiday, where you’ll enjoy charming accommodation and fine cuisine. 5 Champagne tours and tastings en...
Loire Prestige à Pied
Enchanting châteaux and picturesque villages
Live like a king on this luxurious holiday, which takes you through scenic countryside to some of the Loire’s most prestigious châteaux. The easy walk follows pathways alongside the river and through vineyards, to luxury hotels...
Loire Prestige en Vélo
Tranquil rivers and regal architecture
Explore quiet back roads and visit the fascinating old towns of Amboise and Blois with time to discover the classic wines of the region. Visit world famous châteaux and stay in luxury accommodation each night.
Provence Prestige à Pied
Scented pines and dazzling skies
Wander through pretty village squares, past vineyards and fields of sunflowers, over remote hill sides and along canal towpaths with the smell of wild herbs in the air. Charming accommodation adds a touch of luxury to the delights of...
Burgundy Prestige à Pied
Rolling vineyards and ancient châteaux
Discover vine-clad hillsides, quiet lanes and attractive villages on this easy to moderate walk. Take in the stunning views and stay in prestigious hotels and converted châteaux at the end of each day.
Burgundy Prestige en Vélo
Prepare for world class scenery and stunning flavours
This easy cycle through prestigious vineyards offers sublime tasting opportunities with such names as Pommard, Volnay, Meursault and Puligny Montrachet. Stay at elegant hotels offering gourmet menus – an opportunity for some classic French...
Alsace Prestige en Vélo
Cycle the famous wine route of the Alsace
Alsace is a little known corner of France with a distinctly Germanic influence: a combination of picturesque historic towns, fine wines, beer and choucroute contribute to a unique culture. Cycle the oldest wine route in France,...
Agen to Sarlat through the Lot Valley
The Lot Valley: Castles and medieval cities
Discover the diverse landscapes of the South West of France on bike between the Lot-et Garonne and the Dordogne. Cycle through Bastide towns and past fortified Châteaux in some of the most pretty villages in France such as Monpazier and la...
Grands Vins de Bordeaux
A must for wine lovers
A leisurely walk through the prestigious vineyards acquaints you with the reds of St Emilion, the dry whites of Entre-Deux-Mers and the sweet Sauternes. Plenty of tasting opportunities are available en route and there’s even a chance...
Luxury Grand Cru Tour
Cycle through Bordeaux’s most prestigious vineyards
This prestige cycle tour is for those who appreciate Bordeaux’s supremacy as the wine cellar of France. The route takes you through some of the most famous towns such as Pauillac, St Emilion and Margaux with a chance to taste wines. Your...
12 Holidays By Request
- Provence Wine Trails - Châteauneuf du Pape
- A Royal Ride to Versailles
- Bordeaux Canal Cruise
- World War One Commemorative Cruise - Stage 2
- World War One Commemorative Cruise - Stage 1
- Loire Valley River Cruise
- Champagne River Cruise
- Alsace & Lorraine Canal Cruise
- Canal du Midi Cruise
- Gascony Canal Cruise
- Burgundy Canal Cruise
- Wines of Bordeaux Cruise