Luxury France Holidays 2015

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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.

France 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- Rémy 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-Émilion 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.'



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:

Quintessential France

Nights: 9 | from £3,900

Step back in time for 9 nights as your explore France’s fascinating history: think cobbled streets, gleaming palaces, bustling city squares and world... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Burgundy Barge Cruise

Nights: 6 | from £3,150

Meet in Paris and drive to L’Impressionniste, moored in Fleurey-sur- Ouche, where a champagne welcome awaits you before enjoying a delicious dinner on... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Paris

Nights: 3 | from £1,050

Explore the City of Love's greatest historic and cultural sites on this intoxicating 3 night adventure. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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A Wine Infused Tour of Bordeaux

Nights: 4 | from £1,675

Upon arrival in Bordeaux you will be met by a member of the A&K team and driven to Les Sources de Caudalie, your home for the next four nights... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Honeymoons

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Christie’s Art Journeys: The Art of Southern France 2015

Nights: 4 | from £2,995

Join Abercrombie & Kent and Christie’s in the South of France as we travel through the lavender fields of Provence and the Côte d’Azur, a beautiful landscape... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Special Interest

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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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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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Anjodi, France

France

Prices from £2,175pp saving up to £1,200pp for 7 nights
Travel on 9th, 23rd and 30th August 2015 and save up to £1,200pp on board Anjodi staying in a stateroom. Prices are based on two sharing, inclusive of full board and private transfers.
Alternatively you may wish to charter Anjodi saving up to £5,000. Prices from £2,010pp based on 8 people sharing, valid for travel on 11th or 25th October 2015. 
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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

France

Prices from £1,035pp saving up to £380pp for 7 nights
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. Prices start from £1,035pp based upon two adults & two children under 18 years in two interconnecting Premier Suites on a B&B basis, with private transfers and return flights. Valid for travel from now until 30th November 2015.

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Our Europe & Middle East team – Sarah, Eleanor, Lynne, Rob, Aline 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 winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.

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I would like to say what a fantastic tour company you are!! You made me and my family’s holiday in March to Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort the best holiday ever and I want to thank you so much. You made me and my family feel like royalty. You should be so proud of the hard work and excellence in your job. Thank you millions.

- TF, Essex


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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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