Walking holidays in France

France offers fabulous contrasts of walking. Provence is perfect if you are looking for a holiday full of colour and relaxation. With beautiful hills and valleys, a rural landscape that is unspoilt and ancient towns and villages that spill charm, our gentle walking holidays have been fun to create and are wonderful to discover both in summer and winter. No wonder artists have loved the area for centuries. Famed vineyards and quintessentially French cuisine help.

The Dordogne needs no introduction as an enchanting valley with fairytale castles, dramatic and stunning scenery and utterly beautiful villages. Our gentle walking tour here, centred around the 14th Century gem of Sarlat, also has a bevy of prehistoric sites and a long list of local food specialities to savour.

The Mediterranean island of Corsica offers a contrast with its steep alpine paths and its glorious coastal walking alongside marvellous locally produced delicacies. Some delightful and also challenging footpaths provide long views that inspire and close ups to treasure.

We have crafted our itineraries to show you the highlights and leave you to discover the hidden gems. And we have spent a lot of time finding the right sort of luxury stay where you can simply relax after a day’s walking with all you need on hand. We look for hotels of character serving excellent cuisine in an unobtrusive manner.

Our France highlights


A truly authentic Corsican town with traditional cafes and restaurants, Corte is the perfect place to immerse yourself in local culture

Included in our Corsican contrasts holiday

Chateau de Beynac

Perched atop a vertiginous cliff 450ft above the Dordogne River, 12th Century Chateau de Beynac was carved out of the cliff rock

Included in our Dawdling in the Dordogne holiday


Nestled in the heart of vineyards and olive trees its not hard to see why Lourmarin has been listed as “one of the most beautiful villages in France”.

Included in our Potter through Provence holiday

Les Eyzies

This is where the first humans settled 400,000 years ago and Les Eyzies is a gateway to the world of prehistory

Included in our Dawdling in the Dordogne holiday

Fontaine de Vaucluse

The most powerful spring in France where the emerald waters flow out from the 230m high cliff

Included in our Winter sun in Provence holiday

Lake Melo

Set in an alpine environment this beautiful glacial lake has earned its name from its apple shape

Included in our Corsican contrasts holiday

Our France Walking holidays