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Walking holidays in France

France is the world's most visited country, and its fantastic variety of food, scenery and landscapes make it an ideal walking destination. We have hand-picked the very best selection of wonderful and diverse walking holidays in France for you. All of our holidays and itineraries are designed to show France at its best and reflect the variety and contrasts of this wonderful land, giving you the freedom to explore at your leisure with everything else taken of care of by us.

Below you'll find a wide selection of holidays in the most scenic regions of France. From Brittany's Emerald Coast to the Villages of The Luberon in Provence and including the Dordogne, the Loire, the Alps, Burgundy and Alsace, there is a walk for every taste and ability.

View 29 holidays below


Contrasts of Alsace and The Vosges Walk

Contrasts of Alsace and The Vosges Walk

Incorporating both Alsace’s Route des Vins and the picturesque Vosges National Park, this 8-night walking holiday showcases the very best that the region has to offer. Your holiday starts in the heart of wine country and takes you west through ancient forest and into the Vosges Mountains, straddling the French and German border.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1078

  • 4 Reviews
  • Continental breakfasts and all evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Rivers and Chateaux of the Loire Walk - Short Break

Rivers and Chateaux of the Loire Walk - Short Break

This gentle hotel-to-hotel walking holiday is a fabulous introduction to the Loire Valley and follows a circular route linking the chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise and Chaumont-sur-Loire. Warm, friendly hotels and great regional cuisine.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £728
  • Continental breakfast and 3 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Rivers and Chateaux of the Loire Walk

Rivers and Chateaux of the Loire Walk

This gentle hotel-to-hotel walking holiday is a fabulous introduction to the Loire Valley and follows a circular route linking the chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise and Chaumont-sur-Loire. Warm, friendly hotels and great regional cuisine.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £848
  • Continental breakfast and 4 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Dramatic Vistas of the Tarn

Dramatic Vistas of the Tarn

This single centre holiday provides some of the finest walking in France including hiking the Tarn and Jonte Gorges, Aven Armand and in the Cevennes National Park - where you'll find 4000+ flowers including 80 different orchids.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £899

  • 32 Reviews
  • All buffet breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
Heart of the Pyrenees Walk

Heart of the Pyrenees Walk

With both moderate and challenging walking options on offer each day, this superb high level mountain hike takes in dramatic gorges, beautiful lakes and traditional mountain villages unchanged over the years. Friendly, 3* hotels throughout.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £908

  • 15 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Undiscovered French Riviera Walk

Undiscovered French Riviera Walk

Discover the hidden secrets of the French Riviera, plus some of the familiar sights too, on this guided walking week based at a charming 3-star hotel just a stone's throw from the beach. Picturesque walks, beautiful views and visits to the Riviera's magnificent Caps.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £929

  • 11 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts included
  • Led by experienced local guide
Walking the Alsace Wine Trail

Walking the Alsace Wine Trail

Very easy walking through flower-festooned villages taking in feudal castles, churches, forests and vineyards. Panoramic views of the Black Forest, Vosges Mountains and famous Route du Vin. Lots of wine tasting opportunities.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £939

  • 40 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and 2 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Gastronomic Burgundy Walking - Short Break

Gastronomic Burgundy Walking - Short Break

Gastronomic meals and historic hotels, sleepy wine villages and traditional mediaeval towns, ancient woodland and some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards. These are some of the highlights of this 4-night walk around the beautiful Cote D'Or along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks and shady woodland paths.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £989
  • All continental breakfasts and gastronomic evening meals included
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Brittany's Emerald Coast Walk

Brittany's Emerald Coast Walk

Brittany's Emerald Coast boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, yet is relatively untouched by tourism. It's a landscape of pink-gold cliffs, deserted poppy-fringed beaches and traditional friendly Breton villages.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £989

  • 27 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and 4 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Landscapes of the Luberon Walk

Landscapes of the Luberon Walk

Varied walking in the glorious Luberon National Park - inspiration for generations of poets, painters and writers. Wander through vineyards and olive groves to perched mediaeval villages and stay in delightful hotels, full of character along the way.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1038

  • 4 Reviews
  • Continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Chablis Vineyards Walk

Chablis Vineyards Walk

This relaxed walk follows in part the route St James took en route to Compostela, and covers a gently rolling landscape of forests, farmlands, river valleys and fields full of poppies. Highlights include ancient Auxerre, mediaeval UNESCO-listed Vezelay and Chablis, renowned for its famous wines!

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1059

  • 18 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
The High Alps Walk

The High Alps Walk

A high level challenging hotel-to-hotel walk following well signed footpaths and affording stunning views of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Swiss Alps. Over 1200 varieties of wild flowers and excellent bird spotting opportunities.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1067

  • 30 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and 8 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Chateaux of the Loire Walk

Chateaux of the Loire Walk

This 8 night walking holiday takes you along riverside trails, through sleepy hamlets and beside vineyards, stopping on route to visit some of the finest chateaux of the Loire Valley including Chenonceau, Amboise, Cheverny and Chaumont.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1069

  • 5 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Dordogne Gastronomic Walk

Dordogne Gastronomic Walk

This gastronomic walk explores the limestone cliffs, wooded valleys and beautiful mediaeval villages that are so unique to France's Dordogne. World famous pre-historic sites and fine local wines add a further dimension to a stay here.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1198

  • 23 Reviews
  • Continental breakfast and all evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Gastronomic Burgundy Walking

Gastronomic Burgundy Walking

Gastronomic meals and historic hotels, sleepy wine villages and traditional mediaeval towns, ancient woodland and some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards. These are some of the highlights of this 6 night walk around the beautiful Cote D'Or along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks and shady woodland paths.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1239

  • 14 Reviews
  • Continental breakfasts and all gastronomic evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Dordogne Activities

Dordogne Activities

Combine three of our exciting holidays to experience the ultimate activity holiday in the Dordogne. 2 days of safe, undemanding canoeing with a choice of leisurely walking or cycling on the other days.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1199

  • 11 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and 7 evening meals included
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
La Brande

La Brande
Villa in The Dordogne, France

La Brande is a beautiful, traditional stone villa with a private outdoor pool, located a short 800m walk from the mediaeval centre of Sarlat. Sleeping nine, this Périgourdine house is full of character, with exposed beams and an open fireplace, perfect for a cosy week away with family or friends. The villa is situated in the countryside, with fabulous views from the fenced pool and terrace area, very safe for children.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £349
  • Self catering
La Petite Sarladaise

La Petite Sarladaise
Villa in The Dordogne, France

A modern three bedroom villa with private outdoor pool and fabulous views of the surrounding farmland and hills. Sleeping six, the villa is spacious, decorated to the highest standard and has a fantastic outdoor space for swimming, relaxing and eating. Only 3km from the mediaeval centre of Sarlat, it’s in a great location for exploring the region.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £379
  • Self catering
Millefleurs

Millefleurs
Villa in Brittany, France

This charming and tastefully decorated two bedroom ground floor apartment is set next to the river Rance, just a few minutes from the old port of Dinan. Part of a former C18 tannery, the apartment has been carefully upgraded to ensure its character features remain, adding to the experience of staying in an area so steeped in history. This property is ideally located to explore Brittany by bike or on foot.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £379
  • Self catering
La Petraria

La Petraria
Villa in The Dordogne, France

A quaint one bedroom converted stone barn situated in the hills of the countryside just 1km from mediaeval Sarlat. Sleeping two, La Petraria is decorated in a modern style throughout and has all the amenities needed for a week’s relaxing stay. There is a private courtyard outside with barbecue, perfect for dining in the warmer months, and the property’s location makes it an ideal base from which to explore the local areas on foot or by bike.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £379
  • Self catering
Le Cambord

Le Cambord
Villa in The Dordogne, France

A three bedroom traditional French villa perched on a hill in the peaceful green countryside on the outskirts of Sarlat. Boasting a large private outdoor pool and terrace, the views are magnificent – you can see as far as Domme in the distance. Perfect for a family with children, there is a large garden to enjoy, and the setting is peaceful and quiet.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £379
  • Self catering
La Grande Petraria

La Grande Petraria
Villa in The Dordogne, France

A two bedroom beautifully converted barn set in the countryside just 1km from mediaeval Sarlat, La Grande Petraria has a modern, clean interior with some traditional touches including exposed brickwork and a log burner. There is a private courtyard and conservatory outside, perfect for dining outside in the warmer months, and the property’s location makes it an ideal base from which to explore the local area.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £389
  • Self catering
Les Volets Bleus

Les Volets Bleus
Villa in Brittany, France

This beautifully renovated three bedroom stone cottage is situated on a quiet cobbled street very close to Dinan's picturesque port area. Sleeping five comfortably, it’s a great base from which to explore Brittany’s Cotes d’Armor and Ile-et-Vilaine regions and is just a few minutes’ walk from riverside bars and restaurants.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £419
  • Self catering
La Villa

La Villa
Villa in The Dordogne, France

A beautiful two bedroom detached house with south-facing terrace to the front of the property, La Villa is located just an 800m uphill walk from Sarlat’s mediaeval centre. The décor is simple yet stylish with clean neutral colours throughout. Outside, there is a roofed terrace area and private courtyard, ideal for soaking up the sun or relaxing with a drink of an evening.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £429
  • Self catering
Le Martin Pecheur

Le Martin Pecheur
Villa in Brittany, France

A beautifully renovated and decorated traditional Breton cottage with three bedrooms, sleeping up to six guests. Set on the banks of the river Rance (your front gate opens up onto the riverside path), this cottage is perfectly situated for beautiful views, and it’s only a short walk to the restaurants and shops in the traditional port of Dinan

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £439
  • Self catering
Le Clos St Exupery

Le Clos St Exupery
Villa in The Dordogne, France

A modern, new villa with contemporary finish, located just 800m from the mediaeval centre of Sarlat. Sleeping eight, this stylish four bedroom villa is set out on one bright and airy level with large patio doors that open out onto a large wooden terrace surrounding an impressive pool.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £449
  • Self catering
Le Loft

Le Loft
Villa in Brittany, France

A unique one bedroom apartment, forming part of a C16 stone tannery. With two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, stylish Le Loft offers wonderful views down to the old stone bridge crossing the river in Dinan Port, which is just a few minutes’ walk away. It’s an ideal base from which to explore northern Brittany on foot or by bike.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £509
  • Self catering
Tisserands

Tisserands
Villa in Brittany, France

Apartment des Tisserands is a characterful and tastefully decorated apartment in a wonderful location – next to the River Rance in the heart of the old port of Dinan. Forming part of an imposing old stone house and former tannery, the apartment has been recently upgraded, fitted out and decorated but has retained its character with original beams, fireplace with log burner and lime jointed stone walls. This property is ideally located to explore Brittany by bike or on foot.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £529
  • Self catering
La Maison Rosalie

La Maison Rosalie
Villa in The Dordogne, France

La Maison Rosalie is a newly-built, modern three bedroom villa set in tranquil farmland, just 3km from the mediaeval centre of Sarlat. There is a private outdoor heated pool, with an open terrace overlooking it, and fabulous views of the surrounding gardens and countryside.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeVilla/cottage holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £609
  • Self catering