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Holidays in France

Family holidayWelcome to FrenchEntrée Holidays, a guide for those thinking about taking a holiday in France.

If it is accommodation in France that you are seeking, check out our selection of French holiday rentals, by visiting our Regions of France zone. If camping is your thing, visit our camping holidays zone. For luxurious accommodation, how about staying in a French château?

Holiday ideas can be found on our activity holidays zone. We also have sections dedicated to cycling holidays, boating and sailing holidays, walking holidays, golfing holidays and a winter sports zone. If you are taking young children on holiday, we have some fantastic ideas in our our family holidays section.

If you enjoy the finer things in life, you may fancy trying a food or wine holiday in France.

For advice on travelling to France or getting around France see our zones. We also have an interactive flight map on our flight guide. While for ferry routes to and from France check out our ferry guide.

For further information about holiday operators, services and equipment in France take a look at our Holiday Directory.

French Language - Hotels

For when you're staying at a hotel

Hotel


Do you have a room on the ground floor? - Vous avez une chambre au rez-de-chaussée?

The shower is not working - La douche ne marche pas
more French hotel vocab & phrases...

Taking dogs on holiday

The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) allows the entry of pets from certain countries into the UK, without passing through quarantine, using an EU pet passport. more...

Flying to France?

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Visit the FrenchEntrée Flights to France map to view the airlines flying from the UK airports to France.

10 things to do in Provence

French cycling vocab

Taste of the Terroir: Midi-Pyrénées

All aboard! Sea trials for tall ship in Rochefort

HermioneVisit the shipyard, book a guided tour, enter the ship, admire l'Hermione's masts and spars… Then, in September, give her a wave on her way from Rochefort. more...

48 hours in the Aube

Between the lakes and the vineyards...

TroyesTop tips for how best to spend a weekend in Champagne country, from the medieval city of Troyes and the Côte des Bar vineyards to the Orient Forest and Clairvaux abbey - a masterpiece of French monastic architecture. more...

Foodie Museums of France

© Regormark - Fotolia.comDiscover the country through its food. You'll find museums dedicated to all kinds of ingredients, from French bread and cheese in Alsace to snails in Champagne and fruit based liqueurs in the Limousin.

Classic Car Hire & Holiday Experiences in France

CC Sports CarsImagine driving a classic sports car around the stunning South West region of France - well thanks to Cross Channel Sports Cars, you can hire an elegant Morgan, classic MGB or even an iconic Citroën 2CV. more...

Francophiles: Exploring France in 2014

Travel EnsembleTo experience the hidden regions of France, uncover the heritage, speak the language or just take a trip down memory lane somewhere in the Hexagon, why not join Francophiles on an escorted coach holidays? more...

Family Adventure Holidays in France

Family Adventure HolidaysExcitement and Anticipation, Activities Indoors and Outdoors, Daytime and Evening, On and Off land. Sun, Sea, River, Exploring and Entertainment, all of these and more make up a fantastic Family Holiday.
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Stunning French Châteaux Rentals

Planning a trip to France? Have you got your hotel sorted or are you looking for a different type of experience? Become your own ‘Lord of the Manor’ by staying for a week in your very own French château. more...

Save up to 25% on Brittany Ferries holidays to France

Save even in school holidays. But hurry, this offer ends 11 March Save up to 25% on Brittany Ferries holidays to FranceIf you’re still longing to get away this summer, but haven’t booked yet, it’s not too late to find a great holiday at a great price. Not only that but you can currently save up to 25%, even during peak season.
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Your guide to France's ferry routes

See our guide to cross-channel French ferry routes and ferry operators more...

Classic Sports Car Hire in France

Classic Sports Car HireEnjoy a relaxed self-drive tour through the back roads of France behind the wheel of a classic sports car. From our offices near Paris or our new location at Cap d’Agde on the Mediterranean coast, we offer a range of short break packages. more...

Gardens of distinction: Île-de-France & Côte d'Azur

Menton Botanical GardensThe National Museum of Natural History is an eclectic collection of some of France’s most important and distinguished gardens. Here we take a browse around four of the best, from Provence to Paris. more...

Accommodation in & around Cotignac

Chez Domaine holiday letLet Chez Domaine find the perfect holiday home for you and your family and friends. They have a good selection of well-appointed houses, village houses, villas and country cottages. All have been specially selected for their charm and comfort. more...

Take some "Time out in the Tarn"

Domaine de PerchesExperience a way of life and living you always dreamed about among the French. There is more to France than Croissants and parlez-vous Anglais; and the Timeout team offers you the chance to share it for a week in the Pays de Cocagne, land of milk and honey.
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French Xmas traditions and where they come from

France at ChristmasThere’s more to Christmas than roast turkey with all the trimmings. In fact, the French celebrate with capon and chestnut stuffing, foie gras and oysters. FrenchEntrée invites you to explore the parts of France where these traditional ingredients originated. more...

Exploring France's most beautiful villages

St GuilhemSprinkled around France are some of the prettiest villages on earth. We look at the history of these Plus Beaux Villages and why they are such special destinations for Francophiles. more...

Luxury all-inclusive hotel barge cruises

Go BargingEuropean Waterways is the largest luxury hotel barging company in Europe, offering 6-night cruises on a large fleet of fully-crewed barges along the canals and rivers and lakes of Europe. France is the most popular hotel barging destination and we offer hotel barge cruises in Burgundy, the Midi, Alsace-Lorraine, Gascony, Bordeaux, the Loire Valley and Champagne. more...

Freewheel River Cruises – travel in style along France’s great rivers

Freewheel HolidaysRiver cruising is very much ‘à la mode’ these days. Reasons for this popularity are easy to identify: so much is included in your holiday price; standards of accommodation and food are impressively high; itineraries and excursions allow you to see many attractions in your chosen area; and river cruising is a very pleasant, social way to enjoy a holiday. more...

15 fabulous things to do by the sea

sailing boat smallestHeading for the coast in France? You have a whopping 3,427kms to choose from, so hone your holiday choice with our pick of 15 fabulous things to see and do. more...

Travelling by train

Useful vocab

Gare du NordHelpful words to smooth your way between the la salle d’attente (waiting room) and la voiture buffet (buffet car) via le guichet (ticket office). Here's hoping there's no travaux (engineering works) and that you arrive à l’heure (on time).

Save 30% on sailings to France

Brittany Ferries Club VoyageWish you could sail in style to France or Spain for less? Join the Brittany Ferries Travel Club – Club Voyage. Make big savings on Brittany Ferries fares and enjoy lots of onboard extras too!

Dreaming of Provence?

Provence info adPicture yourself on holiday, sipping rosé by the pool... Now come and explore the pretty perched villages surrounded by lavender fields and sunny vineyards - find out more.

Prestigious holiday rental properties

Coins Secrets
For the finest French villas in the most beautiful regions of France, book your next holiday with specialist rental agency Coins Secrets.

Coach holidays to France

Travel EnsembleSit back and enjoy an escorted cultural tour to one of our selected regions of France with daily excursions, local wine-tasting opportunities and evening gastronomic delights. Visit TravelEnsemble.co.uk.

Enjoying Nature at Cap d'Agde

Cap d'Agde NatureFor those with a love of flora and fauna generally, there’s plenty to look forward to during your holiday in Le Cap d’Agde. Find out more here.

Cannes Film Festival on TV5MONDE

TV5 CannesThis May enjoy award-winning films plus follow TV5MONDE live from the festival every day! Enjoy quality English-subtitled films and drama 7 days a week.

Chez Nous celebrates 30 years

30 years of Chez NousChez Nous is celebrating 30 years offering holiday-makers some of the loveliest self-catering properties in France. www.cheznous.com makes it easy to find your ideal cottage, which can be booked directly with the property owner.

Discover the history of Périgord, Dordogne

Itineraries for your Dordogne holidayPart of the Aquitaine region in Southwest France, just an hour’s drive to the east of Bordeaux, Dordogne Périgord is one of the most historic and picturesque départements in France.

Ski 2 Freedom

Fun in the snowSki 2 Freedom is a not-for-profit foundation that provides comprehensive information on snow sports and mountain activities to meet the requirements of people with a disability or special need, so that they have an independent choice of location and activity.

Freewheel River Cruises

Freewheel HolidaysFrance, with its great rivers, is an ideal destination for a river cruise holiday. Freewheel Cruises offer some superb itineraries on the Seine, the Rhône and Saône. See what’s on offer at FreewheelCruises.com

Discover the mountain resort of Aillons-Margeriaz!

OT AillonsAillons-Margeriaz, a great place to escape to, you can try a whole variety of winter sports while enjoying being in a typical unspoilt village with its own unique identity. Find out more.

Travel light. Downsize luggage.

Box On LineYour toiletries delivered to any holiday or business address in France, Corsica & Monaco. Out of your bag into a box! Visit www.box-on-line.com today.

Breakdown Direct European breakdown cover

European breakdown cover Breakdown Direct offers you great value European breakdown cover and first class service, with 24/7 emergency support from AXA Assistance, one of the world’s leading emergency assistance companies.

Exploring France on water for over 20 years

France AfloatAs French Canal specialists we offer well informed advice, varied locations, quality boats & a flexible, friendly approach... Contact us now!

Cycling accomm. with homemade food

Maison EsmereldaRiverside chambres d’hote and gite, surrounded by stunning mountains. Maison Esmeralda has elegant, spacious rooms with balconies, a swimming pool and children’s play area.

The most famous cabaret in the world!

Moulin RougeOver 620,000 spectators a year come to admire the most beautiful girls in the world. The Moulin Rouge, for a friends’ gathering, night out with the family or a romantic rendez-vous, always makes for an unforgettable night out! Visit Moulin Rouge!

Luxury French Château Holidays

Simply ChateauOliver’s Travels offers the widest range of self-catering châteaux and luxury villas for rent. Book online direct with the owner on www.oliverstravels.com.

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