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Can you see yourself strolling down the Champs Élysées, or standing at the top of the Eiffel Tower? Shopping in the smart arcades of the Rue de Rivoli, or mingling with the artists and street entertainers of Montmartre? Standing in front of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, or enjoying an unforgettable night out at the Moulin Rouge? Romantic, inspiring, vibrant and sometimes outrageous.
Paris is unique – and Eurostar is ready to whisk you there on a Riviera short city break.
But of course there’s so much more to France. For instance Normandy is hard to beat for a short break with a difference. Known as “Cider and cream country,” it’s one of the truly unspoilt corners of Europe with its lush, green patchwork of tiny fields and half-timbered buildings. And with a history that’s intriguingly
intertwined with our own, the echoes of William the Conqueror, Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionheart and the D-Day landings are never far away.
Deeper into France, tours of the Dordogne, the Loire Valley or Provence will transport you from the noise and pace of modern life into quiet, hauntingly beautiful landscapes full of enchanting villages and brimming with fascinating history. Take the astonishing stone-age cave paintings of Lascaux, for example, or ancient troglodytic villages set into huge, towering cliffs. Step back in time as you gaze up at the turrets and ramparts of the extraordinary walled city of 13th century Carcassonne or delight in the magnificent chateaux of the Loire Valley.
Experience the old quarter of Aix en Provence with street upon colourful street of traditional shops and
tranquil squares just waiting to be discovered.
If you’re looking for natural beauty in your tour of France there’s the fascinating and desolate wilderness of the Camargue with its galloping white horses, herds of black bulls and flocks of shocking pink flamingos. In the Loire’s “Garden of France” you can share in the rich harvest of plums, apples and grapes – and savour its fine wines like the evocative Muscadet, Rosé d’Anjou and Sauvignon. Or you can immerse yourself in the dense forests, deep gorges and sparkling rivers of the Dordogne – unspoilt and unchanged for centuries.
Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Vikings and Saracens have all left their indelible footprint on this country that’s so close to our own shores. You’ll follow in their historical footsteps on an unforgettable holiday in France.
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Another Birthday and to celebrate, another cruise. This was our third river journey with you and our sixth Riviera holiday. We knew we would not be disappointed, .. [Read More]
Roberta Davis and George Matthews
My friend and I have had the most amazing trip to Krakow. Vic, our tour guide, made everything run so smoothly and was so kind and knowledgeable. The lovely local Polish guide, Joanna, who took .. [Read More]
I’m recently home from my first holiday with Riviera and just want to thank everyone involved. The hotels and transport were excellent, comfortable and efficient. But the star .. [Read More]
We have had another wonderful Riviera holiday, which exceeded expectations. In no small part this was because our tour manager John was outstanding. He has a deep and extensive .. [Read More]
Many thanks to Paula who was a brilliant guide. We loved her friendly relaxed style and the care she took to ensure that everyone had the best experience possible. Organisation was faultless and .. [Read More]
Colin and Mary Millett
We have just returned from our wonderful tour of Sorrento, Capri ,Pompeii ,Vesuvius and the Amalfi coast. We stayed at the Villa Maria which was comfortable, great room service and excellent half .. [Read More]
Tony and Jane Richardson
Inspired by our 1st tour with Riviera a couple of year ago, we felt that we could not go wrong with booking this tour. We were not disappointed, everything was so well organized, hotels .. [Read More]
Mike & Tessa Parker
This was the first time that we have travelled with Riviera. We chose this trip as I had family In East Germany and wanted to know more of the history of this region. We were not disappointed. .. [Read More]
We have just returned from the Bruges tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our guide, Pete, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He gave us a brief 30 minute walk on the evening of .. [Read More]
Peter and Sue Hawes
Just returned from fantastic South Africa Tour. It was we’ll organised from start to finish, our tour manager Janie and guide Ian were superb nothing was too much trouble. There we 41 of us .. [Read More]
Val & Pete Cornish
An excellent well planned tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it. the hotels were comfortable and food was good - masses of choice and lots of fresh fruit and salads. Above all we really appreciated our .. [Read More]
I wish to express our thanks for a most enjoyable holiday to Lake Como and the organised visits which were truly amazing. Our guide, Sev is to be congratulated for making the tour extremely .. [Read More]
My husband and I have just returned from our tour of Sicily ( Manchester 9th to 16th Oct.).It was our first visit to the island and we were not disappointed. This is a lovely tour, our 6th with .. [Read More]
We have just returned from the 5 day tour of Morocco based in Marrakech and wish to say how much we enjoyed it. We have never been to Morocco before and recommend this as an excellent introduction. .. [Read More]
John and Viv Scott and family
Dear Riviera Travel, I have just returned from your Sicily Tour. It was fabulous. The itinerary was perfect. All the major sites far exceeded my expectations - which were already high before I .. [Read More]
We have travelled several times before with Riviera and have always found the tours excellent. This tour to Berlin and Dresden was excellent.
The hotel were very comfortable and in .. [Read More]
Now that we’ve recovered from all the walking around Italy on our wonderful holiday with you I felt that I should e-mail you to say that our tour guide, Vanessa, was amazing! I .. [Read More]