Europe Travel News

Add some natural beauty to your tour of France

France tours are well known for their many cultural offerings. Whether it be the impressive architecture of chateaus in the Loire Valley or the breathtaking artwork that is housed in the Louvre, the country is certainly not lacking when it comes to high culture. It also has plenty of natural intrigue, and there are a few places you need to include in your France tour if you're looking to add some adventure to your travels.

Verdon Gorge
Europe's largest canyon, the Verdon Gorge drops as much as 2,296 feet in some places, and is the ideal destination for adventure travelers. There are ample opportunities to add some adrenaline to your trip, whether enjoy hiking, biking or kayaking.

Whatever your preferred method of exploring the Verdon Gorge is, the beautiful scenery is the same. Specifically, if you travel through the southern part of the canyon you are treated to exquisite views of many of the surrounding mountains.

The Great Dune of Pyla
When you think of the landscape of France, dunes probably are not the first thing that come to mind, but the Great Dune of Pyla will help change your assumptions. This impressive natural formation is more than 1,640 feet across and rises to more than 350 feet above sea level, attracting around 1 million visitors each year - certainly something you can't say about many dunes elsewhere.

The Dune of Pyla presents visitors with a wide variety of activities. Hiking is a popular choice, but during the winter months, scores of dedicated skiers come and test out the fresh powder that sometimes falls on the dune's slopes.

Gavarnie Falls
Though certainly not the tallest waterfall in Europe, Gavarnie Falls is a popular tourist destination nonetheless. Located in the southwestern corner of the country, this awe-inspiring natural feature has a total drop of more than 1,384 feet and is set against a backdrop of imposing rocks at the start of the Spanish Pyrenees.

A trip to Gavarnie Falls also takes you through Cirque de Gavarnie, a beautiful valley carved in the mountains that will serve as an exclamation mark on your natural France tour.

Share
Recommended Tours

Turkey Highlights

7 days from $2,646 pp*
Custom Private Tour
Gather your courage as you descend into the darkness of the eerie underground cities of Kaymakli and Derinkuyu where Christians fled to escape 7th-century persecution.
More Info

Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer

7 days from $1,862 pp*
Custom Private Tour
Embark on this adventure through sundrenched Greece. Explore Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, and get happily lost in its vast and varied landscape and abundant treasures of antiquity.
More Info

Croatia Signature

7 days from $2,919 pp*
Custom Private Tour
Stand amidst the mist of the natural waterfalls and cascades that carve new paths through the rock of the Mala Kapela foothills, and breathe in the woody aroma of the dense surrounding forest.
More Info
Kensington Advantage
Personalized itinerary with private guide & driver. Award winning value.
  • Personalized itinerary that fits like a glove
  • Full attention of your own private guide & driver
  • In-country offices for 24/7 peace of mind
  • Multi-award winning
  • 30,000 delighted clients

With the inside track on the new, the old, the off-the-beaten track and the out-of-this-world, you won't find a more knowledgeable team of destination specialists.

Meet Our Experts
Curators of extraordinary experiences, you won't find a more skillful team.
30,000 Delighted Customers
"Kensington, you've done it again...perfection!"

Don't take our word for it.
Here's what our clients say.

"Fabulous trip. Every aspect from the planning to execution was excellent."

Newsletter Subscription
Have our hand picked trips, news & specials delivered to you.
Thank you for signing up!

Your details have been received and processed successfully.
Travel + Leisure : World's Best Award 2014 Family National Geographic Traveler : 50 Tours of a Lifetime Travel Leisure Award 2015