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Guided Walking Holidays in France

Walking Tours in France  Holiday walking tours

Our philosophy is simple - to get out of the cities and into the countryside where you can discover the charm and beauty of the french regions such as Dordogne, Corsica, Burgundy, Auvergne, Provence, Cevennes, the Alpes, Gascony, Champagne, Alsace, Normandy and the French riviera. Walking with a small, like minded group is the best way to explore them. It is important to have time to "smell the roses", not to rush through but to soak up the atmosphere. We are great believers that the journey is what matters, not the destination! All our holidays in France are guided - we are not there to overload you with facts and figures but discreetly share with you the wonderful places we have discovered during our "journey".

 Guided Walking holidays in France



From the Mountains to Mediterranean From the Mountains to the Mediterranean
Sardinia & Corsica
April 14 days
The Pilgrim's Way The Pilgrim's way
Pays-Basque, Ainhoa, Santiago de Compostela
May 14 days
From the Sea to the Summits From the Sea to the Summits
Dordogne, Burgundy, Mont Blanc and the Swiss Alps
Sept. 16 days
On the Celtic Way On the Celtic Way
Cornwall, Devon, Normandy, Belle Ile & Brittany
June 14 days
Walk to the Stars Walk to the Stars
French and Italian Riviera
June 14 days
Pagnol's Provence Pagnol's Provence
Aix-en-Provence, Forcalquier & Cassis
June 7 days
Flavours of Provence Flavours of Provence
Relax & Walk, Learn & Talk, Enjoy & Cook
July 7 days
Discover the Pyrenees Discover the Pyrenees
From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic
July 14 days
Relax and Unwind in Provence A Rejuvenating Retreat in Provence
Relax and Unwind - Body, Mind, Spirit & Soul
July 7 days
A Taste of Europe A Taste of Europe
Black Forest, Alsace, Champagne
Sept. 14 days
Secrets of Provence Secrets of Provence
Les Iles d'hyeres, Provence and French Alps


14 days
Walking Tour in Paris A Parisian Gateway
Favourite food finds and secret corners of Paris
Oct. 5 days
Gastronomic Trail through Hidden France Gastronomic Trail through Hidden France
Drome, the Corbiere and the Pays Basque
Oct. 14 days
  Holiday walking tours

About regional food and wine in France

French cooking is as varied as its landscape, and differs vastly from region to region. In Provence, in close proximity to Italy, local dishes make heavy use of olive oils, garlic and tomatoes, as well as Mediterranean vegetables such as aubergines and peppers. In keeping with its close distance to the sea, the region's most famous dish is bouillabaisse, a delicious fish stew from Marseille. To the southwest, in Languedoc and Pays Basque, hearty cassoulet stews and heavier meals are in order, with certain similarities to Spanish cuisine. Alsace, in the northeast, shows Germanic influences in dishes such as choucroute, and a hearty array of sausages. Burgundy, famous for its wines, is the home of what many people consider classic French dishes such as coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon. In the northwest, Normandy and Brittany are about the best places you could head for seafood, as well as for sweet and savoury crêpes and galettes. Finally, if you're in the Dordogne, be sure to sample its famous foie gras or pricey truffles.

For the French drinking is done at a leisurely pace whether it's a prelude to food (apéritif) or a sequel (digestif), and café-bars are the standard places to do it. By law the full price list, including service charges, must be clearly displayed. You normally pay when you leave, and it's perfectly acceptable to sit for hours over just one cup of coffee, though in this case a small tip will be appreciated. Wine French wines, drunk at just about every meal and social occasion, are unrivalled in the world for their range, sophistication, diversity and status. With the exception of the northwest of the country and the mountains, wine is produced almost everywhere. Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux are the most famous wine-producing regions, closely followed by the Loire and Rhône valleys, and the up-and-coming Languedoc region.