France is a place where you can "live like a god" according to a Dutch saying. Connoisseurs of fine wines and cuisine will agree: nowhere else on earth can you find a harmonious mixture of both in such abundance. And yet France is much more than culinary delights. The second largest country in Europe extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, from the coast of Normandy to the Pyrenean Mountains. The diversity of cultures and landscapes is staggering. Our tailor-made tours of France are designed to acquaint inspired travelers with this diversity.
Umfulana custom builds France vacation packages. What makes our France vacations special is the collection of charming inns. Whether you are interested in coastal tours of Brittany or the Côte d'Azur, wine tastings in Burgundy, or the natural wonders of the French Alps, we offer carefully selected accommodations ranging from small wineries to exquisite chateaus. All our tours of France have two things in common: They are all designed to acquaint you with the country and its people and they offer good value for the money.
Below are examples of self-drive tours of France. We will gladly customize these itineraries for you, drawing on our strong local knowledge and our unique selection of boutique lodges and charming B&B accommodations.
Paris – Loire Valley – Brittany – D-Day beaches of Normandy
A nature and adventure tour that combines the striking landscapes of the Loire Valley, Brittany and Normandy. After three days in Paris this tour heads for the "Frenchest" part of France, the Loire Valley, before continuing on to the scenic western tip of France, where you will explore the magnificent landscapes of Brittany and stop near the famous D-Day beaches of Normandy.
Paris – Burgundy – Povence – Languedoc-Roussillon – Dordogne – Loire Valley
Romantic landscapes, picture-book villages and historical sites: this general tour of France has it all. From the delightful vineyards of Burgundy to the stark mountain landscapes of Provence and the ancient cave drawings of Dordogne, this tour offers an incredibly wide range of sites and experiences.
Champagne – Alsace – Burgundy – Loire Valley – Paris
This 12-day tour of France's premier wine growing regions is a paradise for wine connoisseurs and includes a stay at an 18th century winery in the Loire Valley.
Paris – Burgundy – Alsace – Heidelberg – Middle Rhine – Cologne – Champagne
Experience some of the most beautiful landscapes in both France and Germany: After three days in Paris you will head east across Burgundy and Alsace to the romantic city of Heidelberg, then move to the Rhine for a stay in a medieval castle. The tour continues up the river to ancient Cologne before returning to Paris via the famous Champagne region of France.
Paris – Provence – Languedoc-Roussillon – Côte d’Azur
This leisurely tour of southeast France is ideal for travellers who love both culture and nature. After starting in beautiful Paris you will take the fast train south, heading for the incredible landscapes of fragrant Provence and sunny Côte d'Azur.
Venice – Florence – Rome – Paris
See three of Italy's most famous cities, then hop over to Paris to conclude the tour in Europe's romantic cultural capital on the River Seine.
Paris – Côte d’Azur – Milan – Venice – Florence – Rome
This rail package connects the most popular destinations in both France and Italy. After exploring Paris and Nice the journey takes you around the Riviera to Milan, then continues on to Venice, Florence and finally the ancient city of Rome.
London – Paris – Côte d’Azur
This is a discovery tour of two European capitals and the beautiful French Riviera: After exploring London, a city between old worldy traditions and modern trends the Eurostar takes you to Paris, still considered one of the most romantic places on the planet. Final stop is chic Côte d’Azur, where the rich and famous come to play.
Paris – Normandy – Brittany – Cornwall – Dartmoor – Bath – London
Brittany and Britain - both words are related. Behind the common language root lies a cultural affinity that one can still feel today, when you drive through the green picturesque scenery on both sides of the channel. A stay in Paris can be added on.