Wildlife Holidays in France

Our range of holidays in France focuses on the outstanding wildlife habitats that are still found in the country. In particular we focus on France’s spectacular mountain ranges – the Pyrenees and Alps, and other outstanding upland areas such as the Cevennes and Vercors, which are all exceptionally rich in plants, birds, mammals and butterflies.

France’s mountains and upland regions provide fine walking opportunities, although we always move at a pace slow enough to enjoy all aspects of the natural world!

France’s lowlands also provide some very special habitats. The Camargue is Europe’s best known wetland, thronged with flamingos and other wetland birds, while the Lot and Dordogne river valleys offer a varied tapestry of habitats and gently rolling hills rich in wild flowers and butterflies. Meanwhile Normandy and La Brenne offer relaxed wildlife itineraries, perfect for the all-round naturalist.

Naturetrek Tours to France

Naturetrek offers a whole range of wildlife holidays and natural history tours to France. Our list of tours includes:

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Wherever you choose to travel with Naturetrek, you will enjoy the best of France’s birds, plants and butterflies in the company of our expert naturalist guides.

Furthermore, you will be able to enjoy all this in comfort and on a full stomach, for the characterful and friendly family-run hotels that we choose for our holidays offer both comfort and fine local cuisine.

The quality of the Naturetrek picnic lunch in France is legendary, with fresh baguettes, cheeses, charcuterie, salads, fruits, yoghurts, chocolate, fruit juices and the odd glass of Bordeaux or chilled Burgundy!

Our Specialist Recommends

"For an all-round wildlife holiday it’s difficult to beat the Vercors. Stunning scenery and great hospitality! For an introduction to Mediterranean birding I would recommend our ‘Camargue in Spring’ birdwatching holiday. For keen walkers our Pyrenees holiday is ideal, while for butterflies I’d recommend our butterfly holidays in the Cevennes or Normandy."

Operations Manager - Andy Tucker

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