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France small group escorted history tours

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A tour of France

Odyssey offers easy, convenient, and relaxed escorted small group tours across Western Europe and beyond. We explore France’s fairy-tale natural beauty, its ancient Roman, and Imperial heritage, its World Heritage Sites, and world famous cities, all with some truly spectacular scenery along the way. This and more is all waiting to be explored on one of Odyssey’s small group tours of France, designed for the senior traveller, and led by experienced, and enthusiastic like minded people.

La Belle France is a small group escorted history tours for mature and senior travellers. The tour explores some of the greatest regions with beautiful scenery and iconic landmarks of this country. From the Loire Valley, to Provence, Southern France to Normandy & Brittany.

This 23-day small group tour of France travels east to west around the country. It caters for the mature couple or solo traveller. This small group tour visits nine key cities and towns where we stay for between 1 and 3 nights. We explore each region, learning from our expert local guides about the history and contemporary society. We also enjoy breaking bread in some great cafes and restaurants as we explore the regional cuisine.

La Belle France Small Group Tour

France is the largest country in Western Europe. It is bigger than Spain, Germany or Sweden. It lies on the western edge of the continent of Europe and shares borders with six adjacent countries: Belgium and Luxembourg to the north, Germany and Switzerland to the east, Italy to the southeast, and Spain to the southwest. This geographical position gives France several notable advantages. It is the crossroads of the European Union. It is also Europe’s farm.

A large part of French life is lived outdoors, especially in towns and villages. On this small group tour, we experience the pavement life of French cities. You will see locals congregate in the village square to play petanque, drink wine or just chat as the evening approaches, instead of retreating inside their homes.

France Tour; Itinerary Highlights

Our fully escorted educational tour includes several culturally significant and extraordinarily picturesque regions and landscapes, including Provence and Chateuneuf du Pape. Our tour also takes in the Champagne, Burgundy, and Bordeaux regions, where we sample wine and learn more about the tradition of wine-making.

Other highlights include a walking tour of La Rochelle, France’s best preserved seaside town. We also visit the Loire Valley to see its many castles. Finally this small group tour of France heads to Bayeux where we spend 3 nights. Whilst here in Normandy we visit Mont St Michel and spend time up on the Normandy landing beaches with local guides.

This small group tour of France is one of some 12 programs offered as a learning program to study France and its cultural heritage.

If you're researching a trip to France, check out Odyssey's list of essential French places to visit!

Articles about France published by Odyssey Traveller

The following list of articles, represents some of the articles published by Odyssey Traveller for mature aged and senior travellers to maximise their knowledge and enjoyment of France when visiting;

For all the articles published by Odyssey Traveller, please click through to this link

External articles to assist you plan your visit to France

 Other Odyssey Tours

The small group tour La Belle France, is only one of many of the small group tours offered by Odyssey Traveller to France, you can view all the tours to France via this link.

To view the entire collection of tours to Europe click here offered to mature aged and Senior travellers each year.

For more details, click the ‘Top 5’ or ‘Itinerary’ buttons above! If you’re keen to experience this tour, please call or send an email. Or, to book, simply fill in the form on the right-hand side of this page.

Odyssey Traveller regularly offers tours designed for the active senior or mature traveller to enjoy in a small group holiday and learning environment. We also publish articles to provide more information to our loyal and prospective participants.

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Tour Notes
  • Itineraries may change if flight schedules, site availability, and other inclusions have to be amended prior to departure.

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