Unusual vacations in France

If you fancy trying something a bit alternative, but without the hassle of flying somewhere far flung to do it, a France unusual vacation is sure to suit you – make like a Mongolian and sleep under the stars, camp in a gypsy caravan, or embrace self-sufficiency and stay somewhere entirely off-the-grid; France may not be considered exotic, but scratch the surface and it has some cool and very unlikely offerings to try out.

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Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Guided snowshoeing in the Alps staying in luxury accom.
From €1,396 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 4 Mar
French Riviera yoga vacation

French Riviera yoga vacation

Authentic yoga and French hospitality on the Cote d'Azur
From €900 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov
Alternative family winter vacation in Sameons, France

Alternative family winter vacation in Sameons, France

Feb Half Term family Ski, Yoga & Adventure holiday, Alps
From £965 7 days ex flights
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Dordogne self catering cabin sleeping 4

Dordogne self catering cabin sleeping 4

Off-grid, off-beat self catering cabin
From €690 to €960 per week (sleeps 2-4)
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Mercantour family hiking vacation, France

Mercantour family hiking vacation, France

Family walking tour with a donkey in Southern French Alps
From €680 to €750 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip departs from mid-May to end-September; best time to go is springtime for the flora
Family walking vacations with a donkey, France

Family walking vacations with a donkey, France

Spend time in nature with a friendly donkey
From €725 to €990 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Provence self guided cycling vacation, gastronomic

Provence self guided cycling vacation, gastronomic

Discover Provence's renowned cuisine and hidden gems by bike
From €1,170 to €1,290 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can start on any Saturday April 1st to October 25th
Alpine Wolf tracking vacation, France

Alpine Wolf tracking vacation, France

Once in a lifetime wolf tracking adventure in French Alps
From €798 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 25 Mar
Southern France Chateau vacation

Southern France Chateau vacation

Stay in a château in southern France!
From US $3,700 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 29 Apr
Rock climbing vacation in France

Rock climbing vacation in France

Guided rock climbing on Céüse & Orpierre crags, French Alps
From €698 to €710 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 19 May, 9 Jun, 30 Jun, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 20 Oct
Dordogne self catering accommodation

Dordogne self catering accommodation

Splendid isolation! Your very own cabin in the woods!
From €690 to €960 per week (sleeps 2)
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