This week in the spotlight, we’re going to get you inspired with some our top French activity holidays. It might be on the amber list for now, but as we outlined in our last article, travelling to amber countries can be more painless than you may think.
And with a country of snow-capped alpine mountains, golden-sand beaches, rolling hills covered with swathes of vineyards and ancient forests, idyllic villages and medieval castles, cities of incredibly rich history and culture and some of the best food and wine in the world sitting just over a 21 mile stretch of water, a trip to France may just be irresistible.
When you start with an activity in France, where better to start than with its food? And where better to start with French food than the gastronomic capital of a country that boasts one of the most well-renowned cuisines in the world.
Immerse yourself in French culture by learning the language, allowing you an insight into the country that you simply don’t get when there is that language barrier, and explore the beautiful city of Lyon like a local on one of our most all-encompassing French activity holidays.
As well as this, you’ll embark on food-based adventures around a city that is the jewel in France’s considerable culinary crown. Wine tasting, patisserie tours, and a chance to join a cooking demonstration of some classic Lyonnaise dishes are all included, so that you can return home having had a deep dive into Lyon’s culture and cuisine.
While France might not immediately strike you as one of the world’s most popular surfing destinations, a surfing holiday in France is more local and more authentic than you may think.
Biarritz is home to one of the oldest surf schools in the world, and to the locals, surfing is more a way of life than a hobby. Spend your days getting to a place where you can enjoy that truly euphoric feeling of getting up on your board and carving along a wave towards shore, as well as learning French so that you can really get to know the local way of life.
Your evenings are free to explore the many excellent cafes, bars and restaurants, soaking up a bit of French life with the new, like-minded people you meet along the way, making this the perfect holiday for solo travellers.
Think of perfume, and the odds are you’re immediately conjuring up brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Dior or Chanel. Yep, all of them are French. On this unique perfume-making break in the beautiful town of Grasse, you’ll find out exactly why on one of our most popular French activity holidays.
Surrounded by stunning countryside that harbours lavender, jasmine, mimosa, orange blossom and violets, the perfume capital of France is the ideal place to do something a little different, and deep dive into the world of perfume.
You’ll stay in a gorgeous 4* hotel, and spend your time learning all there is to know about perfume, and crafting your own with the help of professionals. Leave with a totally unique, bespoke souvenir of your time in this beautiful part of France, the fragrance of which will bring you straight back to long summer evenings spent relaxing, talking with new friends over some sumptuous local wine.