Luxury French Holidays

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What to see and do in France

La belle France: a country of indulgent luxury, from the heady romance of Paris to perfumed Provence and the glamorous beaches of the Cote d'Azur. We dream of lazy mornings soaking up the sun in verdant vineyards, of afternoons sampling local delicacies over a relaxed lunch and evenings tripping from alfresco restaurants to genteel wine bars. Of course, there's a less-laid back side to France, should you wish to find it. We can take you on a behind the scenes tour of the vast collection of art on show at the Louvre, hitting da Vinci, Bernini and Michelangelo in one enlightening swoop before heading to the inner sanctum of Parisian fashion, Coco Chanel's apartment on Rue Cambon. And outside of France's mesmerizingly beautiful cities, there is, of course, the campagne. The countryside from Grasse to Gourdes undulates with tumbledown villages, dreamy chateaux and myriad bistros, spilling south down the coast to the Riviera, the epitome of French glamour.

Luxury French Holidays with A&K

Our A&K office in France is well-practised in creating incredible memories. Our honeymooners enjoyed an unexpected taste of the sun-kissed southern France good life. returning from a Luberon vineyard to their luxury A&K villa in Gordes to find Nadege, a brilliant local chef, cooking a surprise feast of zucchini tart, followed by Provencal lamb stew and cherry clafoutis, all freshly sourced from Saint- Remy market, and served al fresco on a terrace ignited gold by the sunset. 'Magnifique' needs no translation. Food features regularly in guest's feedback; from impromptu wine, cheese and saucisson tastings with guides Benoit and Florence - 'I'll never forget my husband cutting into an enormous wheel of Camembert' - to wonderful rustic restaurants we'd recommended.

Indeed, whether you're in an exclusive A&K villa, upmarket boutique hotel or relaxed family retreat, our French team will advise on everything from eating and history, to culture and outdoor activities. As part of our multi-centre European operation providing seamless continental travel for 25 years, they know the country inside out. Expect the best, multi-lingual specialist guides, and long-established contacts that allow us to offer unique insider perspectives on France's rich cultural heritage and contemporary life including wine tasting in Saint-Emilion with a respected expert to visiting Cezanne's private Provence studio with a working artist.

Take a holiday to France with Abercrombie & Kent  and you'll find Normandy's D-Day beaches and WW1 battlefields - particularly poignant given the centenary in 2015; Napoleon 111's magnificent Parisian Boulevards, where we'll happily arrange tours of the capital's eclectic neighbourhoods with a local; and the surf-lashed sands of Southwest France.

We'll show you Brittany's atmospheric fishing ports; Bordeaux and Burgundy's world-famous vineyards; and the imposing French Alps, where A&K's premium chalet rentals offer top-notch winter skiing and spectacular summer hiking. And we haven't even mentioned wild and increasingly popular Languedoc; Provence's lovely lavender-scented villages, and the timeless Riviera from Nice to St Tropez, with exclusive beaches, fashionable bars and vast yachts.

It's all perfect for a touring holiday, and, as ever, A&K's team go the extra mile. 'Part of our trip was self-drive,' wrote one guest. 'Our chauffeur, who'd driven us up to that point, leant us his personal GPS, programmed with all our upcoming stops. That really is service.'


France Offers

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort***** , France

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort***** , France

Family Offer: 50% off the second room
Book a 7 night stay at Terre Blanche Hotel & Spa and receive 50% off the second connecting Premier Suite or Villa for families with children under 18 years. Valid for travel until 26th November 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Paris & The Cote d'Azur

Nights: 6 | from £1,750pp

Experience the essence of France with this stylish combination of sophisticated city chic in Paris and the elegance of the Cote d’Azur. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Burgundy Barge Cruise

Nights: 6 | from £3,150pp

Meander through the verdant countryside of Burgundy, its hills lined with vineyards, studded with châteaux and grazed by Charolais cattle, on a slow-paced... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Paris City Break

Nights: 3 | from £895pp

Bursting with attractions, art galleries, museums and beautiful parks, whatever you want from your city break, you’ll find it in Paris. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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A Wine Infused Tour of Bordeaux

Nights: 4 | from £1,675pp

Discover how viticulure and history are inextricably in-tertwined in the ancient wine regions of old Aquitaine on a series of expert-guided tours in Bordeaux,... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Azamara Club Cruises – Monaco Grand Prix Voyage for 2016 / 2017

Nights: 5 | from £1,980pp

Join us at the one-and-only Monaco Grand Prix with our cruise partner Azamara Club Cruises Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Château Saint-Martin & Spa

Cote d'Azur

This enchanting hotel is a lovingly restored Roman fortified structure steeped in the history of crusaders and the Knights Templar. The property stands...Find out more

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Hotel Lancaster

Paris

Perfectly located for a shopping or gourmet trip to Paris this Art Deco boutique property is great value and should be included on anyone's list of must...Find out more

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Adventure & Culture

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Hotel Royal Riviera

Cote d'Azur

The Hotel Royal Riviera retains the intimacy of a private Mediterranean villa, whilst radiating the glamour of a palace built for aristocrats on the 'Grand...Find out more

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Le Royal Monceau, Raffles

Paris

Timeless, surprising yet sophisticated, beautifully presented yet delightfully relaxed. Everything you would expect from a world-class hotel is available...Find out more

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Honeymoons

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Offer Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort, France with Abercrombie & Kent

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort*****

Tourrettes  

Within striking distance of the Cote d'Azur and Provence this luxury resort is an absolute delight. Nestled amongst the hills of Provence and with superb...Find out more

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Silversea: A Cruise between Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome)

Nights: 7 | from £4,950pp

When it comes to great art, history, food and culture, the Mediterranean has it all. This journey brings you the best of all of these worlds as you venture... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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View a selection of our top offers:

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort***** , France

France

Family Offer: 50% off the second room
Book a 7 night stay at Terre Blanche Hotel & Spa and receive 50% off the second connecting Premier Suite or Villa for families with children under 18 years. Valid for travel until 26th November 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Our Europe & Middle East team – Sarah, Eleanor, Lynne, Rob, Aline, Kate and Sandrine are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned. 

Read about our latest experiences in Europe and the Middle East in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our Europe team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 703 or enquire online


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A first-class service: finding a suitable cruise to fit my parameters; managing to extend the time during which the offer would remain open so as to give me more time to discuss the trip with my travelling companion; and finally making all the train and hotel bookings to make the whole holiday as trouble free as possible. I cannot speak too highly of the way in which everything been conducted.

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Best time to be there

Sunworshippers head to the beaches from June to September. The climate is mainly temperate with the south enjoying hot summers and mild winters.

Fly to

Bordeaux, Geneva, Marseilles and Paris (British Airways), Nice and Lyon (British Airways or bmi)

Train to

Paris and Avignon (Eurostar)

Time difference

GMT +1

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