August may be France’s official national vacances
but the country also presses pause for three weeks in late June, as attention turns to the country’s sporting pride and passion: the Tour de France. The world’s premier cycle race takes over the most scenic parts of the country, showcasing chocolate-box villages, lofty mountain passes and wide boulevards. Get ahead of the peloton on a cycling holiday in France
, or pedal at your own pace on one of our self-guided cycling
tours, perhaps discovering the wine regions of Burgundy, or the fairy-tale châteaux of the Loire Valley.