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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Versailles Bike Tour

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Description

Our most popular tour! Join a group of fellow adventurers and your knowledgeable tour guide from Paris to Versailles for an incredible bike ride around the town, the Chateau, and the Grand Canal!



  • Duration
    Approximately 8.5 hours

  • Activity Type
    Bike Tour

  • Activity Level
    Intermediate Cycling

  • Time of Day
    All Day


Versailles Full-Day Bike Tour with Picnic
Upon arrival in the town of Versailles, we will ride to the famous city market to shop for our picnic supplies (cost not included). Then, we'll cruise through the Château's enormous grounds along a network of fantastic trails and tree-lined paths, pausing along the way to share the rich history of the palace and French monarchy. Next, it's on to our picnic at the end of the Grand Canal where we'll settle down for a royal feast.

After lunch, we'll continue through the grounds to visit Marie Antoinette's Hamlet and the Petit Trianon. Finally, our bike tour offers you skip-the-line access to the Château to avoid the tremendously long lines. See the room where Marie Antoinette’s guards were killed as they protected her from the mob at the beginning of the Revolution. Walk through the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors where King Louis greeted guests, and centuries later the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end World War I. Ride with us and you will explore exponentially more of the 2,000+ acres of royal property than you would ever be able to see on your own.


Summer Versailles Bike Tour Pricing (May 22nd - July 31st 2020)
Mon. Tues. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Versailles Bike Tour X €109 €99 €99 €109 €109 €109
VIP Versailles Bike Tour X €149 X X €149 €149 €149
Sunset Versailles Bike Tour X X X X X €129 X
Tour Highlights
Versailles Open-air Market
Grand & Petit Trianons
Picnic along the Grand Canal
Versailles Royal Gardens
Skip-the-Line Access to Château de Versailles
Audio Guide included inside the Château
Hall of Mirrors
Queen's Hamlet
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Roundtrip transportation from Paris to Versailles
    • Visit to local market for picnic supplies (cost not included, please bring cash in euros)
    • Guided tour of Royal Grounds
    • Access to Grand & Petit Trianon
    • Access to Marie-Antoinette's Private Hamlet
    • Skip-the-Line Access to Château with Audio Guide
    • Ability to explore the Château and Royal Gardens on your own
    • Items purchased for picnic lunch
  • This tour meets in Paris, in a small park/clearing on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named "Café Regalia".

    The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side).

    The easiest taxi address: 1 Avenue Emile Zola, 75015 Paris. Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt and holding a sign.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • We highly recommend using public transportation to get to the meeting point as car traffic is quite dense in this area.
  • All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos for sale in our office.
  • All participants over 12 years of age must be able to ride a bike.
  • All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and carry proof of age documentation.
  • This includes roundtrip RER transportation to and from Versailles from central Paris. Your guide will provide you with your RER ticket to return back to Paris at your own pace. Guests typically finish touring the chateau around 4:30/5pm.
  • If possible, please bring a small backpack or tote bag to carry your food for our picnic. Be sure to bring cash in euros for picnic supplies as well!
Booking for children? Review our bike options here to help you reserve the correct equipment. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and carry proof of age documentation.
  • Tandems must be reserved and are for children less than 70lbs/32kg
  • Trailers must be reserved and have a 2 child capacity with a combined maximum weight limit of 88lbs/40kg.
  • Babyseats must be reserved and have a maximum weight limit of 48lbs/22kg.
  • All participants over 12 years of age must be able to ride a bike.
 

Additional Information

  •   Duration: All day
  •   Minimum Age Required: Ask us
  •   Language: English

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