Holidays in France
Welcome 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
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?
Visit the FrenchEntrée Flights to France
map to view the airlines flying from the UK airports to France.
King of the castles: the Loire's finest
The Loire is blessed with many fine châteaux. But which make our shortlist to be King of the Castles?
Be our guest! Unusual accommodation picks
10 things to do in Provence
July/Aug issue of the magazine is out now!
The new issue of FrenchEntrée is out now! It's packed with articles on French holidays from lovely Honfleur and La Baule to Hyères and the fête and folie of Bayonne's annual party. There are recipes from Nice, a special guide to food and drink holidays, plus the usual great mix of property buying tips and French lifestyle inspiration. Click here
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Visit 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...
The world has become smaller but as we travel more and more, our carbon footprint is getting bigger ...
Between the lakes and the vineyards...
Top 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...
Auvergne, in central France, is home to several cities perfect for a city break. These accessible, friendly cities offer everything you could ask for: shopping, restaurants and events, but on a smaller scale, perfect for discovering on foot.
Discover 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.
If youre keen to keep practising your swing, investing in a Golfy Indigo Card will save you 25 per cent on green fees at all of Golfys 140 associated golf courses, as well as 15 per cent off accommodation at resorts and partner hotels.
History and legend intertwine in the Loire Valley’s myriad of fairytale châteaux. Florence Derrick invites you to dream of a life of royalty as you discover this treasure trove of breathtaking architecture and pristine gardens.
This summer why not consider swapping your regular gîte stay in France for something a little bit different? Here’s our pick of the more unusual accommodation available...
France is our nearest neighbour so no surprise that it’s a top destination for British travellers. But, because it’s so easy to access people forget that it's a foreign country ...
Excitement 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.
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.
See our guide to cross-channel French ferry routes and ferry operators
The 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.
Let 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...
There’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.
Sprinkled 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.
European 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.
River 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.
Heading 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.
Helpful 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).
Discover the history of Périgord, Dordogne
Part 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.
Chez Nous celebrates 30 years
Chez 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.
Enjoying Nature at Cap d'Agde
For 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
Save 25% on green fees in France
If you’re keen to keep practising your swing, investing in a Golfy Indigo Card will save you 25 per cent on green fees at all of Golfy’s 140 associated golf courses. Visit www.Golfy.fr
Europe’s market leader in river cruises
French family-run company building, owning and operating almost 40 elegant ships. From French Canals to European and Asian rivers and coastlines, CroisiEurope offers the largest destination cruises among the marketplace
Explore France by Bike or Boot
Headwater offer very relaxing cycling and walking holidays throughout France; Alsace, Brittany, Burgundy, Dordogne, Loire, Pyrenees, Provence. We’ll move your bags for you too! Try Headwater.com today
Celebrate in style!
Enjoy a special getaway
at a traditional auberge in northern France. Good food, fine wine and champagne included!
Boating Holidays in France
A self-drive boating holiday in France with Le Boat
offers a chance to experience glorious French countryside and tucked-away waterside towns and villages from a truly enchanting and unique perspective. As a member of Tui Travel Plc, your money’s in safe hands.
Breakdown Direct European breakdown cover
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.
Ski 2 Freedom
Ski 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.
Dreaming of Provence?
Picture 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
Freewheel River Cruises
France, 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
Travel light. Downsize luggage.
Your 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
Exploring France on water for over 20 years
As French Canal specialists we offer well informed advice, varied locations, quality boats & a flexible, friendly approach... Contact us now!
Luxury French Château Holidays
Oliver’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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