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France Trips

France Trips

Say bonjour to the good life – Alpine vistas, hidden rural gems and arguably the world’s best cheese

Our Top Destinations in France

Our Top Trips to France

Mont Blanc Highlights

France
8 Days from £ 1,799

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Walk the best of Mont Blanc Circuit in France and Italy

Walking & Trekking

Mountains & Villages of Corsica

traditional villages with mountain backdrop
8 Days from £ 1,249

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Explore island landscapes in Corsica

Walking & Trekking

Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek

France
15 Days from £ 3,399

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Walk the classic circuit through France, Switzerland and Italy

Walking & Trekking

Tour du Mont Blanc Week

France
8 Days from £ 1,999

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

A fast and light way to complete the Mont Blanc Circuit.

Walking & Trekking

Tour du Mont Blanc Camping Trek

France
15 Days from £ 2,099

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Walk the iconic alpine trail through France, Switzerland and Italy

Walking & Trekking
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Cycle Northern France: Brittany to Normandy

France
7 Days from £ 2,199

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Take to the saddle through northern France's idyllic landscapes and world-changing history

Cycling
New

Provence Velo Vin Voyage

France
8 Days from £ 2,109

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Journey through Provence, from the vibrant city of Avignon into the Luberon countryside where one of the most beautiful villages in France awaits.

Culture
New

Cycle Champagne & Burgundy – Premium Adventure

Premium Adventures

France
7 Days from £ 3,999

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Vineyard vistas and gentle cycling through two celebrated wine regions

Cycling
New

Cycle the Loire Valley

France
7 Days from £ 2,999

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Cycle through France's Loire Valley and discover fairytale chateaux and prestigious vineyards

Cycling

Activities in France

Join us, and let Exodus be ‘Your Guide to France’

France

The best guides in the business. Awarded GOLD by Wanderlust

France

Nat Geo Traveller Best Operator & British Travel Awards Best Operator for 2022

France

100 square metres of land Rewilded for every guest that travels

France

The Exodus Travels Foundation supports hard-to-reach local communities

Awards and Accreditations

Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards 2022 Nat Geo France France

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, find answers to some of the most common questions our customers ask about our trips to France. If yours isn’t answered or you need more information, please get in touch.

What do I need to travel to France?

All visitors from the UK can travel to France for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without a visa. You do not need evidence of a negative PCR test or Covid vaccination, either; just a passport with three months validity.

Your list of things to pack when heading on a trip to France depends on what you’ll be doing.

Any trip involving hiking or walking calls for a pair of strong, comfortable walking boots, and clothes that suit the season. In warmer times of the year, lightweight, sweat-wicking layers and thin waterproofs are a good idea, as well as sun cream. For winter, warm underlayers, wind and waterproof layers, and a hat and gloves to keep the cold at bay.

Aside from that, when travelling to France, you’ll need to bring any personal effects, like a camera, travel watercolour set and so forth.

What is the currency for France?

France’s currency is the Euro (€).

French towns and cities have plenty of bureau de change locations where you can exchange money. However, you may find that purchasing foreign exchange for your trip to France is cheaper using an overseas debit card, or at a local bureau de change in your home country.

What is the weather like in France?

France’s weather differs depending on the location and season. Overall, its climate is temperate and seasonal so, while it’s typically mild, hot and cold extremes can be common in the summer and winter months. Autumn is typically much wetter than the rest of the year, too.

That being said, France is a large country which straddles several climate zones:

  • Southern France has a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers, mild winters and less rainfall than elsewhere.
  • Central and Eastern France has a continental climate, with hot summers, cold winters and plenty of rainfall.
  • Western France’s climate is oceanic, with milder conditions year-round and lots of rainfall.
What time of the year is best to go to France?

The best time to visit France depends on the activities that you want to experience during your trip.

For the hottest, sunniest weather, July and August is the best, though beware that this is also the country’s busiest tourist season.

April to June and September to October are good choices for warmer weather and fewer crowds – great if you want more of the country to yourself, such as a higher likelihood of getting a spot at top restaurants. If you want to travel to destinations like Corsica, this can be the best time of the year to visit.

Low season, between November and March, is much quieter on account of the wintry weather, though you may find that some opening hours for shops, bars and restaurants are a little restricted. Mountainous areas of France like Chamonix in the French Alps are often busier in these months, on account of the ski season.

How many days is sufficient when touring France?

Our tours to France typically span between six and 15 days, depending on the destination and itinerary.

The majority are around eight days in length, which gives you plenty of time to immerse yourself in your destination and sample the best that the area has to offer, while still giving you plenty of time to relax in between transfers.

What is the best way to explore France?

The best way to explore France is entirely down to your preferences.

We find that cycling, trekking and walking adventure holidays are great ways to explore and experience the country. They let you see France from a close and personal perspective – smells, sounds, sights, tastes and conversations with locals all make for a one-of-a-kind visit.

What is French tipping culture like?

In France, tipping is not expected or required.

You can leave a supplementary tip for great service but you’re not obliged to do so. And if service is included in the bill, the venue must, by French law, state ‘15% service compris’ at the bottom of the bill – this statement by the French government sets out the practice.   

Can I arrange my own travel?

Yes, you can arrange your own travel depending on your requirements. Just talk to any of our team when making your booking – they’ll be able to accommodate your own travel arrangements. If you want them to customise your travel plans for you, they can help you with that, too.

Do I need a visa to visit France?

At the time of writing (January 2023), visitors from the UK do not need a visa to visit France if they are travelling there for 80 days or less within a 180-day period. View up-to-date entry requirements via the government’s advice site.

In an emergency, can I use my EHIC in France?

Yes, you can use your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or the newer UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) to access medical treatment the same way as a person from France can do.

These cards are not a valid replacement for travel insurance. Every person travelling with Exodus must have a valid policy in place for the duration of their trip to France – find out more here.

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