Explore Regional France and its countryside with French Travel Connection

The regions of France, a tour in the French Countryside

France nourishes a whole spectrum of expectations beyond Paris (External link) . Every one of the country’s diverse 13 regions stands out with a strong cultural identity, spectacular landscapes and exquisite gastronomy.

As Australia’s leading specialist in travel to France,French Travel Connection (External link) has partnered with their preferred tour operator to offer these three exclusive Escorted Group Tours to showcase the best of regional France.

Champagne, Burgundy & Alsace (External link)

Explore what the experts at French Travel Connection call the ‘ABC of France’, three of the country’s most popular wine regions: Alsace, Burgundy and Champagne.

Located at the very heart of France, Burgundy counts just under 70,000 sunlit vines. Wine, delicious food and a peaceful way of life are the three fundamental elements shared amongst these three regions. However, each of them boasts a strong and independent traditions which you will experience on this tour of the French countryside.

In 12 days, visit medieval sites such as the 15th century hospices Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune, taste Champagne and wine at local estates and explore the historical towns of Reims, Dijon, Strasbourg and more.

Have a read of the full tour itinerary here (External link) .

Lyon, Provence & the French Riviera (External link)

The French gastronomic capital (Lyon), the landscapes of the countryside that inspired Impressionist artists (Provence) and the 1950s Jet set destination (the French Riviera) are the three emblematic regions of the South of France.

This (External link) 12-day tour takes you from cultural cities to hilltop villages and from limestone cliffs to glamourous beaches. As well as guided city tours and organised visits to museums and markets, this package includes wine tasting sessions and a Calissons d’Aix tasting, a centuries-old sweet speciality.

Have a read of the full tour itinerary here (External link) .

Loire Valley, Cognac, Bordeaux & Dordogne (External link)

If you would prefer to discover the majestic castles of the Loire Valley, The landscapes of the regional France, the unspoilt countryside of Bordeaux and the medieval towns of Dordogne, then this 12-day tour (External link) is for you.

Highlights of this escorted tour include (but are not limited to) a truffle farm visit and tasting, guided tours of Château de Chenonceau (External link) and plenty of wine estates to sample regional wines.

Have a read of the full tour itinerary here (External link) .

The biggest appeal of all these tours is that groups are limited to 16 people, allowing for an intimate atmosphere. Passengers can take their time to appreciate staying in top hotels, to visit valued sites and take part in exciting activities. Plus, departures are all guaranteed to go ahead on specific dates.

For more information on dates and tours, or for general advice, French Travel Connection are always delighted to assist.

Get in touch with the specialist consultants on 1300 858 304 or by email at info@frenchtravel.com.au (External link) .