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Live one of the below 77 unique France cultural experiences for 2023 or 2024. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like village visits, cruises, river cruises, wine tasting, and biking and cost from $1,250 for experiences of 5 to 17 days. Tell us about your ideal France cultural trip and our France experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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French Alpine village of Les Contamines-Montjoie
$8,517
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Mount Blanc Hiking Adventure

10 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy the view of Chamonix
  • Hike the Mont Blanc
  • Admire the Bioniassay glacier
  • Explore Courmayeur Alpine resort
  • Hike the old trail valley in Trient
Starts / Ends:
Geneva / Geneva
Activities:
Hiking, Land Tours, Skiing, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the enchanting surroundings and a breathtaking journey through the French and Italian Alps on this 10-day hiking trip from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc, and admire the highest mountain in Europe and the beautiful landscape of the Alps. Visit the incredible, world-famous mountain resort of …
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The sunny coast of Sardinia
$1,890
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Ligurian Sea

Cannes Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Tour a vineyard in Portoferraio
  • Visit Monaco, full of allure
  • Discover medieval Alghero
  • View Corsica's landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the luxury tall ship Star Clipper on this special cruise which showcases the history, culture, and art of the western Mediterranean. Start in Cannes with its powdery golden sand and shallow crystal-clear blue water which deepens gradually. Admire the ancient citadel town of Bonifacio,perched …
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Naples at Sunset, Italy
$16,950
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Corsica & Sardinia

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Discover Cagliari
  • Visit Nuraghe Losa
  • Enjoy the medieval city of Alghero
  • Admire Bonifacio's unique views
Starts / Ends:
Naples / Naples
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-night voyage is dedicated to the exploration of two fiercely independent islands–Sardinia and Corsica. These islands share many historic elements through millennia of empires and civilizations, but still, maintain their identities and independent attitudes from their governing nations …
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The clifftop town of Bonifacio, Corsica
$1,890
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Cannes to Rome

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Explore Napoleon's birthplace
  • Sail into Bonifacio's harbor
  • Visit Monaco, full of allure
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on your 8-day journey from Cannes to Rome. From Cannes, sail to Monaco where you can experience true luxury.Spend time exploring the cliffs ofBonifacio and the beaches in East Corsica. Enjoy the mountainous landscape and tour Napoleon's birthplace of Ajaccio. Set sail for Portoferraio in …
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Relax by the sea near colorful Nice
$4,275
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French & Italian Rivieras with Corsica

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Visit Bonifacio and Calvi, Corsica
  • Explore Porto Ercole's architecture
  • Relax on the shores of Portoferraio
  • Explore France's Côte d'Azur
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Nice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Emerald Azzura to start your 8-day adventure in Rome's port of Civitavecchia before cruising north to Port Ercole which is perched on the coast of Tuscany, and on to the towns of Bonifacio and Calvi on the northern tip of Corsica. Including stops along the Italian and French rivieras …
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Explore the legendary city of Paris
$4,245
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Highlights of Normandy & The Seine

Paris Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Gem
  • Be amazed with the town of Conflans
  • Explore the Rouen Cathedral
  • Visit Normandy Cemetery
  • Enjoy Giverny and Monet’s garden
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Let the luxurious Scenic Gem journey through the highlights of northwestern France. Explore magnificent châteaux and quaint seaside towns, see the sights that have inspired world-renowned artists for centuries and experience the emotion of visiting heartwarming memorials to those fallen in …
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Nymphea Chateau dAmboise
$5,350
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European Canal Cruises

7 Day Itinerary aboard Nymphea
  • Visit Chateaus
  • Experience locally-produced wine
  • Visit Leonardo Da Vinci's home
Activities:
Barge Cruising, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Nymphea isthe ideal vessel for navigating the beautiful sandy beaches of the River Cher in the Loire Valley. Very few other vessels are able to cruise this magical waterway. You will even get to cruise through the arches of probably the most-photographed château in the Loire Valley, …
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Sunrise on the cliffs
$1,890
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Corsica & French Riviera

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Get a taste of local music & arts
  • Visit the charming Portofino
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
  • Explore world-famous St. Tropez
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the most beautiful coastal towns, beaches, creeks, and celebrity villas of the French Riviera on this 8-day round-trip sailing cruise from Cannes. Enjoy a tour ofPortofino, a fishing village on the Italian Riveria coastline.Visit the coasts of L'ile Rousse and Calvi in Corsica. Enjoy …
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St Tropez, France
$1,890
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Rome to Cannes

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Tour a vineyard in Portoferraio
  • Explore Napoleon's birthplace
  • Discover Stintino's beaches
  • Observe the regatta at St. Tropez
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the luxury tall ship Star Clipper on this special cruise which showcases the history, culture, and art of the western Mediterranean. Start in Civitavecchia, the port city of Rome, then sail to Portoferraio. Admire the ancient citadel town of Bonifacio,perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable …
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Arles overview
$2,595
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Sensations of Lyon and Provence

Lyon - Marseille - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Liberté
  • Visit the Arles Amphitheatre
  • Discover Palais des Papes
  • Walk along the streets of Viviers
  • Ride a bike and tour around Lyon
Starts / Ends:
Lyon / Marseille
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Feel the glory of the Roman Empire inArles when visiting theUNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman and Romanesque monuments of Arles and Arles Amphitheatre. Discover thetime that Vincent van Gogh spent in the city and get his inspiration for some of his famous arts like,the “Starry Night Over the …
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Charming port cities line the coves of the French Riviera
$2,040
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Corsica & French Riviera

Cannes to Cannes - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • View a taste of local music & arts
  • Visit the village Portofino
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
  • Explore world-famous St. Tropez
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the most beautiful coastal towns, beaches, creeks, and celebrity villas of the French Riviera on this 8-day round-trip sailing cruise from Cannes. ExploreArone, one of the most beautiful beaches in Corsica. Surrounded by pink rocks, this long, soft, golden sandy beach offers plenty of …
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$3,516
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Get Away From It All: An Emotional Journey from Saone-et-Loire to the Cote d'Or

Dijon - Dijon - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Danièle
  • Discover Santenay
  • Enjoy Chalon-sur-Saône wines
  • Explore Petit-Ouges
  • Visit Burgundy vineyards
Starts / Ends:
Dijon / Dijon
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune to Dijon, join us for a unique journey along the Burgundy canal to discover cities with distinctive charm. Visit Saint-Jean-de-Losne and its Musée de la Batellerie, recounting the history of navigation, and taste regional products and wines in Santenay. …
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Famous view of Lyon, France
$6,526
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Spectacular South of France

11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Sapphire
  • Tour St. Rémy & St. Paul de Mausole
  • Enjoy a concert at Palais des Papes
  • Explore Château de Cormatin
  • Explore Lyon
Starts / Ends:
Lyon / Lyon
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 11-day cruise through Lyon. Visit the estate of Château Meursault and taste some of its acclaimed wines, join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage or enjoy a hike to Heritage Hill. Take a tour of the city of Avignon to explore the Popes’ Palace and the famed St. …
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Eiffel Tower and the Seine River
$7,570
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Normandy & Gems of the Seine with Highlights of Paris

13 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Gem
  • Marvel at the iconic Eiffel Tower
  • Visit the Rouen Cathedral
  • Explore Honfleur
  • Tour Monet's gardens in Giverny
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Step aboard the luxurious Scenic Gem and set off on a journey to explore the highlights of the Seine River. Explore magnificent châteaux, visit quaint seaside towns, andtour the historic Normandy beaches.Wander the famed streets of Paris and take in the sights that have inspired …
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Jardins de Luxembourg, Paris
$5,699
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Impressions of the Seine & Paris

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amadante
  • Explore onet’s gardens in Giverny
  • Discover Château d’Ambleville
  • Visit Château de Harcourt Arboretum
  • Enjoy Normandy’s beaches
Starts / Ends:
Paris' Seine River / Paris
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be treated to some of France’s most idyllic towns, including Lyons-la-Forêt, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France; the seaside resort town of Honfleur, a favorite among the Impressionists; and Le Bec-Hellouin, a village with an exceptionally profound religious past …
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Explore colorful Nice
$4,434
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Corsican Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV La Belle des Océans
  • Discover Corsica
  • Cruise the coast of Gulf of Porto
  • Visit Calanques de Piana
  • Explore the Balagne Region
Starts / Ends:
Nice / Nice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enticed by its allure as a veritable paradise on earth, discover the wonders of Corsica's coastline and mountains. Discover the sea's kaleidoscope of blue and the high peaks' fresh alpine air during an eight-day voyage. Take a trip to the island's most popular spots, such as …
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Incredible Vineyards of Bordeaux
$5,090
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European Classic Cruise - Bordeaux

7 Day Itinerary aboard Rosa
  • Tour Saint Emilion
  • Visit Château de Duras
  • Visit the Bastide village
  • Taste the local wines of Bordeaux
  • Cruise across the Agen aqueduct
Starts / Ends:
Boé / Castet-en-Dorthe
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the hub of the famed wine-growing region of France aboard the luxury barge Rosa for a 7-day intimate cruise. Sail across one of the longest masonry aqueducts in France, which spans the River Garonne. Explore the historic architecture of the region, including a visit to the medieval town of …
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Pristine towns line the canals of France
$3,704
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Charming Provence: a barge cruise in Southern France

Arles to Sète - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Anne-Marie
  • Visit the city of Aigues-Mortes
  • Join an excursion to the Camargue
  • Explore the Étang De Thau museum
  • Enjoy Mont Saint-Clair's view
Activities:
Barge Cruising, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In this 7-day cruise, aboard the Anne-Marie, navigate along the Rhône River and the Rhône à Sète Canal. Begin your journey with a tour of Arles, its cultural centers and Roman ruins. Then travel inland to find about olive oil production in Provence. Continue cruising and …
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