Raves About Rick Steves’ France Tours

France offers more diversity than any other nation in Europe. It's a rich tapestry of man-made and natural wonders, earth-shaking history, intense cultural pride, tasty cuisine and an undeniable joie de vivre. What better place to travel with a great guide? Take it from our tour members: Each of our tours in France — from the majesty of Paris to the villages of Provence — comes filled with unforgettable experiences...

"There were so many ‘wow’ moments on our trip it is nearly impossible to pick just one. Nevertheless, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the Medieval Castle build at Guedelon. It gave me an appreciation for the effort and engineering required to build and protect those fortresses. I typically do not spend a lot of time in art museums, however our expert tour guide at the Louvre brought to life the artists and their works in a way that pulled me into their world. The Louvre was a keeper."
— Patrick in Daphne, AL — Paris & the Heart of France in 11 Days


"My 'wow' came on the flight home as I counted all the small moments: strolling along the river in Chartres and finding the humble and musty Saint Pierre church; practicing my French with the owner of the yarn store in Chinon; figuring out how to use a Laundromat in Sarlat with only pictures and French instructions; playing boules and sipping pastis with Gilles, our driver; lingering over great food in Arles; eating lavender ice cream in Les Baux; feeling the sea breeze in Nice."
Elizabeth in Philadelphia, PA — Loire to the South of France in 13 Days


"My 'wow' moment was giving my granddaughter her first look at the Eiffel Tower. As we got on the boat for the cruise on the Seine and the tower was aglow with its evening lights, she said, 'Boppa, this is the best day of my life.' Yes, I teared up a little."
— William in Mercer Island, WA — Best of Paris in 7 Days 


"My 'wow' was how nice and patient our guide was! Patrick supplied us with different menu choices — he didn't just pick one meal and we had to eat that. I enjoyed learning the bus and train systems in Nice to get to other towns on the French Riviera. I plan to come back and hopefully bring my sister."
— Sharon in Chicago, IL — Best of the French Riviera in 7 Days


"When we traveled up on the Aiguille du Midi cable car to view Mont-Blanc — that was a 'wow' experience! The weather was perfect and we could see forever. It was a day we will always remember. The Gallo-Roman ruins in Vaison la Romaine were incredible. The wine tour and lunch at Mourchon Winery was delightful. The Saturday market in Beaune was a sampling of life in the region."
Carol in Kennebunk, ME — Best of Eastern France in 14 Days


"For me the opportunity to walk along the Camino de Santiago was deeply meaningful. I was able to talk with some pilgrims who were making the journey on foot as a personal quest and to see small villages that pilgrims have been passing through for over a thousand years. As soon as I got back I watched 'The Way' again, just to reconnect with that pilgrim road."
Laura in Santa Cruz, CA — Basque Country of Spain & France in 8 Days