Things to do in France

Things to do in France are local and atypical. Organizing your days during a stay has never been so simple.

Choose unforgettable experiences to do according to the geographical area of France where you want to go: from surfing to cooking workshops in Paris, hiking, shopping, and dancing: we have a selection of activities with locals just for you.

Whether you want to combine this with your french holiday homes or you just want to book an activity, alone, with your partner, family, or friends, we have all the activities you need! Whether it’s at the sea, in the mountains, in the countryside, or in the city: we have selected a multitude of professional companies managed by French locals.

You are sure to find and discover the things to do in France according to your needs. And to live the French experience in the best possible way.

If you are making a list of the unique things to do in France during your stay. We have a bunch of good activities to propose to you. Indeed if your France bucket list listed the battlefield tour or a Mont Saint Michel Tour that is perfect. Because we propose among the best experiences to do in Northern France.

Also, among the unique places to visit in France, you have to the D-Day beach. From World War II, which is a must-see site in France for a day tour.

Whether you are looking for a cabaret show in Paris or vineyard bike tour in Nice or a champagne tour. In Reims: we have it all.

What are some things to do in Paris?

For example, a perfect day of cultural experience in Paris would be a walk under the arc de Triomphe. To admire the breathtaking views of Paris’s landscape. Secondly, go on a visit to Notre Dame cathedral. See the renovations of Notre Dame de Paris and the gothic architecture.

After that take a tour of the Palace of Versailles, and admire the stained glass windows of the hall of mirrors. Finally, go on a walk sightseeing tour around the Louvre museum and see the Mona Lisa. In addition, you can have a nice dinner in a good restaurant in Paris with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

Most importantly, your day trips are the opportunity to discover the French art museums. Indeed, France has a lot of Unesco World Heritage sites to discover such as the Lascaux Caves. Certainly, it is among the fun things to do in France with family. 

Enjoy among many locals specializing in activities to do in French Alps. If you like thrills, discover the things to do in Annecy: paragliding, hot air balloon, canyoning, and many more. These activities are a good bucket list of things to do in France in summer.

Eventually, if you stay in the Cote d'Azur, find among the romantic things to do in France. You can enjoy cultural activities, and see ancient roman architectural construction, and the Ponte du Gard in southern France. Or walking through the old streets of Saint Tropez.

We propose to you among the best must-do activities in France.

Go on a Paris bike tour, learn how to make croissants, and participate in a perfume creation workshop in Grasse. There are so many things to do that you will have to come many times. However, even for the first time, you will find the perfect activities to do in France

Among the things to see in France, we propose you Provence lavender fields and an excursion in Provence. From Provence, you can go on any excursions to the French Riviera. Moreover, small town villages Unesco listed are definitely must-do cultural activities in French Riviera.

Particularly you can see the fine art and the beaux-arts in some of the most beautiful villages of France. While you discover the things to do in French Riviera, wine tasting is the must-do. Indeed you can bike through the vineyard in Nice with a wine tasting of course.

Speaking of wine tasting, among the interesting things to do in France you have the world-famous champagne excursion. Indeed, the house of champagne tour is one of the unique places to visit in France. The Champagne region is the only region in the world that produces champagne. 

Explore the Gorges du Verdon by kayaking which is one of the best things to see. Discover the Palace of the Popes and the Avignon Bridge in Avignon and swim in the creeks of Cassis near Marseille. Discover the city of Carcassonne, Conques, and Albi.

Visit the castles of the Loire Valley. Indeed, among the five attractions to do in France, the Loire Valley Castles belongs among the most famous places to see. Have a walking tour in chaâteau de Chenonceau andhis beautiful gardens.

During a day tour, appreciate the medieval gothic architecture of some castles and learn more about gothic style. Firstly, art and history are must-do activities. Visit the Chateau de Chambord which is open to the public. Also, the Chateau de Chambord is one of the top 10 places to visit in France.

Attend the Carnival of Nice and stroll through the markets of the old city full of scents. If you are looking for things to do in France at Christmas. In Strasbourg, enjoy a guided tour of the Christmas market which is one of the most beautiful Christmas markets. All these are the experience and must-sees in France.

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Cycling from Bordeaux to Sarlat along the Dordogne river. Option Lascaux cave & Rocamadour

with Pack in Excursion in Bordeaux

Description


Tour description
Cycling holiday across the Gironde and the Dordogne, two flagship departements of South-West France with well-marked identities by their prestigious vineyards : Saint-Emilion, Monbazillac and Bergerac ; their cultural patrimony with Bordeaux, « city listed as Unesco World Heritage » and the Perigord rich of a thousand vestiges. Their famous and tasty gastronomy will delight you ! After a bike tour between vineyards and castles of Bordeaux you will come in the Purple Perigord, color refering to the one of the wine before discovering the Black Perigord, cradle of prehistory, the most emblematic of the region, offering a diversity of remarkable landscape between Dordogne Valley and the Vézère Valley. You will stay in Les Eyzies, and can decide to  enjoy the Grotte de Lascaux. You will eventually end your tour in Sarlat, jewel of Perigord. If you are not satieted yet, we advise you to extend your stay of 2 days in order to reach the sacred site of Rocamadour. You will be welcome every night in 3 or 4-stars hotels.  
Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Bordeaux

Arrive at your 3 or 4stars hotel in Bordeaux, where you will find the road book and bikes. « Bordeaux », named before “Burdigala”, is a Roman city, inseparable from its vineyards and prestigious stones architecture.. The river Garonne, heart of the city, welcomes walkers on the banks and offers boat trip. The quays suit everyone, hoping to witness the stop of a cruise ship, "amazing show" of a giant of the seas in the city centre Capital of wine, Bordeaux is endowed with a rich history and architecture. Overnight in a 3 stars hotel in B&B.

Day 2 : From Bordeaux  to Saint-Emilion – 50 Km

Ascent : 260 m Descent: 220 m You leave Bordeaux going through the majectic Place de la Bourse, along the quays, then cross the Pont de Pierre before joining the cycle track Roger Lapébie. This route allows you to discover the Entre-Deux-Mers region with track / greenway and lanes ... Enchanting! You will enjoy an ideal route for a bike ride in the heart of natural landscapes. You will follow this pleasant track which goes to Creon, typical bastide village in the region. You will ride through a rich architectural heritage, medieval towns, country houses, fortified mills, abbeys, Roman churches. Overnight in hotel or guesthouse B&B (equivalent 2+ or 3 stars).

Day 3 : Saint-Emilion – Ste Foy la Grande – 41 Km

Ascent: 70 m Descent: 120 m On this new cycling day you will discover the prestigious vineyards of Saint Emilion and its 5000 hectars, first vineyards listed as Unesco World Heritage as « cultural landscape ». You will then join Castillon-la-Bataille land of history, before going along the Dordogne until the bastide of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande. At the gates of the Perigord, the oldest of the bastide of Gironde has been founded in 1255. Prosperous thanks to the wine trade, it still has its place surrounded by its cutlery, its old houses -stone of the thirteenth century, and sides of 16th century carved woods, particularly remarkable. Overnight in a 2 stars-hotel in B&B.

Day 4 : Sainte Foy la Grande - Bergerac – 37 Km

Ascent:  200m Descent: 160m The little roads of the « Pays Foyen » will lead you until Monbazillac and its chateau, in the heart of the vineyard of the same name, Perched on a pretty hill, Monbazillac proudly dominates the Dordogne valley, it is a real "jewel" of wine village. Your day will end in Bergerac, city of Art and History, situated on the edge of the  Dordogne, you will stroll along the quays and the old town to  admire its half-timbered houses of XV and XVI centuries before tasting the famous local products, integral part of the perigord patrimony. Overnight in a 3 stars hotel in B&B.

NOTE : Option - From Saint-Emilion to Bergerac in 1 step – 70 km

Ascent:110 m Descent: 150m

Day 5 : Bergerac – Les Eyzies 63 km

From Bergerac, the itinerary runs along the Lalinde canal by a cycle track making you discover charming and typical little villages. Lalinde's first English bastide town in the Perigord was built on the banks of the Dordogne and has kept remnants of its medieval past. You will continue this stage following the tributary of the Dordogne: the Vézère, which will immerse you in the Black Perigord and will lead you to the world capital of prehistory: Les Eyzies. Here was discovered the Cro-Magnon man. Here you can discover the marvels of prehistoric cave art. You can also discover numerous prehistorically sites most of them on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Meet the Homo sapiens, remains of its habitat, common activities and its art. Overnight in a 3 stars hotel in B&B.

Day 6 : Les Eyzies – Sarlat

25 km Ascent:400m Descent: 320m

or 47 Km (Variant by the Lascaux cave)

Ascent: 650m Descent: 580m For this last step, you will continue your travel through time meeting with several prehistoric sites punctuating the Vézère Valley, before reaching the famous Cave of LascauxHere men of the Paleolithic have realized a completed and unique work, consisting of signs and animal representations. A masterpiece of prehistory, this priceless treasure is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You can also go to Sarlat by a faster route to enjoy the gastronomic capital of Périgord Noir where you will enjoy regional cuisine: foie gras, truffles, duck ... « Sarlat » is one of the jewels of the Black Perigord which preserved the footprints of its history. Classified city of art and history, it was built during the ninth century around a large Benedictine abbey. The riches of its architectural heritage make its excellent reputation The medieval city is also renowned for its largest number of classified and listed historical monuments in the world. Overnight in a 3 stars hotel in B&B.

Day 7 : Departure

After breakfast.  

Option Sarlat – Souillac – Rocamadour (2 days)

(Brive airport at 20km)

Day 7 : Sarlat – Souillac 30 km

Ascent: 200m Descent: 250m You will leave Sarlat gently by a cycle path traced on an old railway, along the Dordogne Valley, it will lead you to Cazoulès, a few kilometers from Souillac. This easy and secure course will offer you a varied landscape, in the shadow of cliffs, between forests, small villages of the Dordogne and countryside. Overnight in a 3* hotel in B&B 

Day 8 : Loop Souillac – Rocamadour – Souillac 42 km

Ascent: 760m Descent: 670m This loop day will take you to the small village of Lacave, on the edge of the Dordogne, before joining the inescapable sacred city of Rocamadour. World famous, the medieval city clinging to the cliff in a superposition of houses and chapels, dominates the canyon of the Alziou over 120 meters! High place of pilgrimage on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostela, Rocamadour is also famous for its Basilica Saint-Sauveur and the crypt Saint-Amadour, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, and its chapel Notre-Dame sheltering the Black Virgin. Overnight in a 3* hotel in B&B. 

Day  9 : Departure 

After breakfast.  

Trip code : Cyclo 09

Trip activity

Self guided bike tour

Location

Bordeaux -St-émilion -Bergerac - Les Eyzies - Sarlat - France

Duration

6 à 9 jours

Trip grading  

40 to 60 km per day

Departure

Daily from april to October

Capacity

Minimum 2 people

Price per person

  • 9 days - 8 nights : 995 €

Included services

  • 5 to 8 nights in hotels 3* with breakfast (in double / twin room)
  • Route notes & maps, regional inforrmation
  • Luggage transfer hotel to hotel
  • Emergency phone call support 7/7

Extra charges

  • Touring bike : 80 to 110 €
  • Electric bike : 120 to 165 €

Additional Information

  •   Duration: 9 days
  •   Minimum Age Required: Ask us
  •   Language: English
  •   Activity Conditions

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