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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The best of Bordeaux wines bike tour

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Tour description
Self-guided cycling tour across the prestigious Bordeaux vineyards. Cycle through this impressive wine area of France and follow the Great Wine Road, where the most famous chateaux are located. The wineries names will certainly impress – Pauillac, Margaux, Pomerol and Saint-Emilion. Cross the Gironde estuary by ferry to Blaye to continue your cycle tour along the Corniche Fleurie. Biking alongside the river between Bourg and Blaye, this little road, once known as “route des Capitaines” is a real delight with its countless palm trees, pink laurels and oaks. Don’t miss the Citadel of Blaye, built by Vauban and discover the sunny slopes of the beautiful hills of the Entre-Deux-Mers, a succession of vineyards and prestigious monuments. Stay in the heart of World Heritage Sites classified by UNESCO, such as Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion. After each day’s cycle you will be warmly welcomed in the best hotels and charming guesthouses of the area.

Day 1: Arrival in France and transfer to Bordeaux in the Medoc

Arrive at the train station or at Bordeaux Airport. A taxi takes you to your 3-star hotel in Pian Medoc where you will find the road book and bikes waiting for you. Dinner at the hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 2: Cycle through the heart of the “Medoc rouge” to Macau - 35 km

Today’s cycle to Macau takes you on the “Road of the Chateaux” along the Gironde toward Margaux, Saint-Estephe and Moulis, where wine and spirit houses await you. Every village, every chateau is a dream for everyone in this well known area! The route of chateaux is certainly one of the most beautiful road! Start your holiday cycling across Margaux vineyards, Haut Medoc, Moulis-en-Medoc and past renowned chateaux. Take the time to stop in the little harbours along the route, including St Julien. Head toward the estuary and encounter pleasant and diverse landscapes. This stage leads to the heart of the “Medoc rouge” as far as Moulis-en-Medoc. Overnight in a charming guesthouse. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 3: Cycling on the other side of the estuary along the Corniche road - 43 or 53 Km

Cycle to Lamarque where you catch the ferry across the Gironde Estuary to Blaye. Imposing and majestic, the citadel at Blaye has a commanding view over the river. Continue along the banks of the Gironde Estuary and go through the vineyards of the Cotes de Blaye, AOC Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur. Follow the little road called the "Corniche Fleurie",with its countless palm trees, pink laurels and oaks as far as “Bourg-sur-Gironde”. This attractive small town is an architectural jewel. Clinging to a rock, surrounded by walls, the village is one of the most beautiful and best preserved of the Estuary. Overnight in a beautiful house. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 4: Biking through the vineyards of Fronsac, Pomerol and Saint-Emilion - 40 Km

Cycle through the renowned vineyards of Fronsac, Pomerol and St.Emilion. Pomerol Vineyards cover a small area to the North of Libourne, next to Saint-Emilion, where is produced a famous wine: “The Merlot”, included the renowned “Petrus” wine. Don’t miss a taste of it! (most favourite wine in France). Going through Fronsac discover the oldest part of the Bordeaux Vineyards. The favorite wine of King Louis XIV! Explore the beautiful landscapes, hillsides and plateau all covered with vineyards. In the midst of the vineyards are beautiful manor houses – the domains of the owners. Overnight in a 3-star hotel in St.Emilion. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 5 (optionnal) : Biking in Saint-Emilion Vineyards, Unesco Heritage - 20 or 35 km

Circuit between stones and wine. This circuit within the jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion will make you travel around the eastern part of the court of Saint-Emilion vineyards and villages... The program, estates, old stones and remarkable sceneries. You can reach Castillon la Bataille La Bataille and return by the bank of the Dordogne River. You will stay in the same hotel as the night before. Enjoy diner in the many restaurants located next to your hotel.

Day 5 (or 6): Cycling day from Saint-Emilion to Bordeaux - 50 km

After crossing the Dordogne at Branne continue all the way into Bordeaux on a cycle path called "Roger Lapébie”, a pleasant track to cycle at your own pace through beautiful landscapes. Many stops and water points are located on the path. Discover the many villages, country houses, fortified mills, abbeys, Roman churches that will delight your day! Don’t miss a stop in Creon, a typical bastide village in the region. End your biking tour in central Bordeaux close to your final hotel and enjoy the 18th century monuments: The Place de la Bourse, The stone bridge, the Quays… Overnight in a 3-Star hotel in Bordeaux, next to the largest place of Europe and next to the Gran Theatre. Breakfast included.

Day 6 (or 7): End of your cycling holiday

After breakfast transfer to Bordeaux train station or to the airport. Or you can stay in Bordeaux, world heritage site since 2007 for one or two extra nights.  

Trip Code : Cyclo 12

Trip activity

Self-guided cycling tour


Bordeaux Margaux Saint-Emilion - France


6 to 7 days

Trip grading  difficulte-un

35 to 50 km per day


Daily from April to October


Minimum 2 people

Price per person

  • 6 days - 5 nights : 840 €

Including services

  • 5 to 6 overnights with breakfast in Hotel 3* and charming guesthouses (in double / twin room)
  • 3 dinners (drinks not included)
  • Route notes & maps, regional inforrmation
  • Luggage transfer hotel to hotel
  • Ferry transfer across Gironde estuary
  • Taxi transfer first day or last day (if arrival by car)
  • Emergency phone call support 7/7

Extra charges

  • Touring bike : 95 to 110 €
  • Electric bike : 155 to 185 €

Additional Information

  •   Duration: 7 days
  •   Minimum Age Required: Ask us
  •   Language: English
  •   Activity Conditions

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