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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Bordeaux bike tour. Medoc vineyard and ocean coast

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Tour description
Self-guided cycling tour in France across the Medoc area near Bordeaux in Gironde. Cycle through the impressive Medoc in the famous Bordeaux wine region. The West section of the Medoc is shrouded in light and sun, and the Atlantic Ocean and its beaches are bordered with an immense forest. The east, located on the side of the Gironde estuary, offers views of the winegrowing region. Beginning of your bike tour  on the “wines road”, cycle past well known chateaux: Giscours, Margaux, Latour and go through the winegrowing areas which produce some of the most prestigious wines in the world. The Explore by cycling through the diverse landscapes of the Medoc, visit superb Romanic churches in the villages, windmills, old castles and discover some unique Gallo romanic sites. This biking journey follows a mixture of bicycle paths through forests and flat roads alongside largest Europe estuary, atlantic coast and vineyards, allowing discovery of the exceptional natural and diverse surroundings of the region. After each day’s cycling, stay in some of the region’s best hotels and charming guest houses.
Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Bordeaux and transfer to Pian Medoc.

Taxi transfert from Bordeaux train station or airport to Le Pian Medoc.  Welcome pack of the area and circuits will be given. The quality and the service of this hotel created a climax of peace and quiet which explains the “Grande histoire” of this traditional 18 bedrooms house with pool and a 6 acres park. Night and breakfast.

Day 2 : The chateaux’s road from Pian Médoc to Margaux or Moulis– 25 to 38 km

Departing from Pian Medoc to Macau, the chateaux’s road goes alongside the Gironde toward Margaux, Saint-Estèphe, Moulis...wine and spirit houses are waiting for you. The Medocan area is well known worldwide because of the name of every village and every chateau make amateurs and wine passionate dream. One must stop in the little harbours such as St Julien in order to imagine that in times past, the “gabares” were rolling on the stream charged with barrels. This chateaux’s road which crosses the Medoc is assuredly one of the most beautiful! You will start your bike itinerary by crossing the vineyards of Margaux, Haut-Médoc et Moulis-en-Médoc with  strolls among some of the most well known Chateaux. If you go on jaunt toward the estuary, you will make the most of this itinerary without any difficulty whilst encountering pleasant and diversified landscapes whatever the season. This circuit will lead you to the heart of the “Medoc rouge”. Night and dinner in guesthouse in Margaux or Moulis

Day 3 : Reflection of the vineyards on the river from Margaux or Moulis to Saint-Yzans– 50 to 60 km

Departure from Moulis for a cycling day into famous vineyards, among the hills covered of vineyards and across the marshes that separate them. You will also discover the history of Medoc through its remnants such as walking across the archaeological site of Brion in St Germain d’Esteuil, the Chateau of Castera, the Abbey of Vertheuil and the Fort Medoc built by Vauban. The route will follow the “Road of the Chateaux” well known for their wine… and some Chateaux for their unusual architecture. You will go to Paulliac, the Medocan capital. Its 18 “grands Crus Classes” and its charming little harbour make this place an inescapable destination with glorious chateaux , from Latour to Lafite Rothschild. In the late afternoon you will be welcomed in a “3 epis”charming guest house located in the middle of the vineyards. Night and dinner in guesthouse.

Day 4 : The lowland with the multiple facets – 40 to 50 km

Loop tour. Warning : This step is not included in the 6 days tour.

This part of the Medoc fascinates those who take the risk to devote themselves to its charms. The incredible landscape offers to the cyclist new sensations, which only the sailors have in memory. Easy journey across the vineyards and marshes along the little Medocan villages. You will first go alongside the longest estuary of Europe. Wilder Medoc where fish and migrating birds find sanctuary. On the banks of the Gironde the scenery of tiny fishing ports remind the land of Carmargue. Some short stops are recommended by the banks of the estuary such as in St Christoly or La Marechale, small ports full of charms with their grounded boats. The lighthouse of Richard offers an outstanding view of the estuary. Do not miss the visit of Lesparre and its monuments and the visit of « Les Noisettines du Médoc », a small company made by craftsmen creating sweets with hazelnuts as a main ingredient, exclusively using natural products. Return to your housing at the end of the afternoon. Dinner, night and breakfast.

Day 5 : Towards the ocean track from Saint-Yzans to Lacanau Océan - 62 Km

Warning : For the 5 days tour : End of tour and taxi transfer to Bordeaux train station or Airport

Trip Code : Cyclo 06

Trip activity

Self-guided cycling tour

Location

Bordeaux Médoc - France

Duration

5 to 7 days

Trip grading  difficulte-un

40 to 65 km per day

Departures

Daily from April to October

Capacity

Minimum 2 people

Price per person

  • 5 days - 4 nights : 720 €

Including services

  • 4 to 6 overnights with breakfast in Hotel 3* and charming guesthouses (in double / twin room)
  • 2 to 3 dinners (wine included)
  • Route notes & maps, regional inforrmation
  • Luggage transfer hotel to hotel
  • Taxi transfer first day or/ and last day
  • Emergency phone call support 7/7

Extra charges

  • 2 or 3 dinners : 30 € per dinner
  • Touring bike : 90 to 110 €
  • Electric bike : 135 to 185 €

Additional Information

  •   Duration: 5 days
  •   Minimum Age Required: Ask us
  •   Language: English
  •   Activity Conditions

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