Classic Dordogne
Self-guided

Discover Avignon
Hotel & Sightseeing Package

Burgundy - A Wine Lover's Wander
Self-guided

Chateau Stay in the Loire
Self-guided

West of the Massif Central in France lies a region of lush valleys dotted with little towns and villages. The Dordogne and Vezere Rivers meander through this tranquil French landscape, irrigating forests that have produced wild mushrooms and rich black truffles for centuries. Paths lead across rolling hills, through woods and flower-filled pastures, past medieval castles perched improbably on the edge of cliffs and gorges and stone-built medieval villages.

From Avignon you can visit the Roman cities of Nimes, Orange with its unique amphitheatre, Saint Remy de Provence, the Pont du Gard and Arles on one of our in-depth minibus tours. Stroll the winding, narrow streets of the city and on the legendary ‘Pont d’Avignon’. Turn back towards the city to admire the majestic sight of the Palais du Papes (Popes’ Palace). Further afield are the lavender fields of Provence and wondrous crag-top villages such as Gordes.

Famous wines are a feature of this walking tour through Burgundy's prestigious vineyards of the Cote de Nuit and the Cote de Beaune between Dijon and Beaune. Wine and one of the most varied and finest cuisines of France are the first things you think of when hearing “Burgundy”. Additionally a tour of Burgundy offers the ideal combination of stunning countryside and splendid treasures of art.

Independent "Walk & Bike" in the Loire Valley. Stay in the refined environment of a country chateau, marked with charm and abundant history, located in the heart of the Cheverny vineyards. Each day presents a new area to explore- such as hiking through enchanted forests or cycling to the many magical chateaux.

 

 

 

 

 

Chateaux and Vineyards of the Western Loire
Self-guided

Discover Dordogne
Self-guided

Discover Paris
Self-guided

From Catalonia Across the French Border
Self-guided

The Loire Valley is the ‘Garden of France’ - featuring several hundred castles, manor houses and dreamy residences. West of Tours, the Loire and its many tributaries meander through the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Park, an area of vineyards rolling farmland, hunting forest and limestone cliffs into which curious troglodytic dwellings have been carved. Here are the Loire’s most splendid chateaux: the elegant palace of Azay-le-Rideau, the sturdy fortress of Chinon; the chateau of Usse; and the abbey of Fontevraud.

This gentle walk starts in Beaulieu, whose origins date back to the 9th century. It explores the area south of the town, which is dotted with idyllic villages of turreted mansions and half-timbered houses with brown-tiled roofs, among them Autoire, Loubressac and Carennac, all of which you visit. Walks are leisurely, with plenty of time for lazy picnics.

France's capital city, Paris is quite distinctively divided into two parts by the Seine River, which meanders through the city, bisecting the centre. Thus everything in Paris is defined as Rive Droite (Right Bank) on the north side, or Rive Gauche (Left Bank) on the south side. Both sides compete with each other in great museums, churches, monuments, shops, hotels and restaurants, while in the middle of the river, atop the L'Île de la Cité, rises the towering bulk of Notre Dame cathedral, arbitrator between the two rivals.

Bathed in warm Mediterranean sunshine, and with the final peaks of the Pyrenees providing a dramatic backdrop, the coast either side of the Franco-Spanish border invites exploration by foot. This is Catalonia, vibrant and proud of its distinct culture, and to walk between the charming fishing villages that nestle along its coast on both sides of the frontier is an absolute joy.

 

 

 

 

 

Jewels of the French Riviera & Provence
Guided

Cotes du Rhone Wine Trails
Self-guided

Heart of Provence
Self-guided

Hidden Villages of the French Riviera
Self-guided

The attractions of France’s Côte d’Azur are the natural beauty of its dramatic mountains, sparkling blue Mediterranean waters and craggy coastline hiding secluded coves and picturesque bays, all bathed under seemingly permanent sunshine. From Villefranche sur Mer, walk around the famed St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and marvel at the elegant turn-of-the-century mansions. Explore the gardens and enjoy spectacular views from the peaceful hillside villages of St Agnès and Gorbio, high above Menton.

Not far from Avignon is the famous Cotes-du-Rhone wine region. This walking tour explores part of Provence that is away from the crowds. You visit and stay in the wine villages of Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Beaume de Venise around the Dentelles de Montmirail where vines have been growing since Roman times.

Provence is rich in colour and contrasts with vivid sprays of scented lavender, bright green vines, ochre-coloured villages and white limestone hills. Discover ancient forts, prestigious wine villages and the exceptional landscapes of La Montagnette and Les Alpilles.

Ancient paths wind through forests and olive groves, leading from one village to the next. Perched high above the Mediterranean Sea the views are stunning. These centuries-old paths descend to the beautiful Riviera towns of Menton and Villefranche-sur-Mer, just a stone’s throw from Nice, from where you will explore the stunning coastal paths of the Riviera.

 

 

 

 

 

Alsace Wine Route - Obernai to Kaysersber
Self Guided

 

 

 

The south-facing Alsace region on the France/Germany border boasts the highest temperatures year-round in Germany. In the cultural scene of Alsace everything turns to good taste: the cooking, the high-quality wines, and the charming and varied way of life. This region between the river Rhine and the Vosges, the Jurassic Mountains and the Pfälzerwald has a fascinating landscape. Hilly landscapes along the Wine Route, numerous picturesque villages and mysterious castle ruins alternate with spacious meadows.

 

 

 

 

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A Walker’s World has been offering walking holidays in Europe and around the world since 1991.

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