Senior Travel in France

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France is a top senior travel destination and not without reason. It boasts of timeless, classic beauty and sophisticated European elegance that's reflected in the form of its cuisine, castles, churches, palatial homes and art museums. A country with abundant character, France has senior-friendly features and places of attractions that have often been inconsiderately overlooked by other touristy destinations. Here are some ideas for senior travelers to make the most of their trip to France.

French River Cruise

There are several vacation providers that conduct senior-friendly river cruises in France. The best tours are offered by Grand Circle Travel, Elderhostel, Overseas Adventure Travel, General Tours and Trafalgar. Elderhostel lists more than eight river cruises around the country. Try the Grand Circle’s 12-day cruise ‘Best of Burgundy: Trip through the vineyards and waterways’. General Tours also offer inexpensive river trips though the Provence region. Another good senior friendly cruise is Viking River Cruise’s seven night ‘Paris and the Heart of Normady’ tour.

Travel on Rail Europe

Rail Europe provides discounted France Senior Passes to visitors over 60 years of age, which entails them to unlimited train travel throughout the country. Visitors travel in comfortable, senior-friendly trains that boast of a well-connected network. Senior travelers can take countless pleasurable country-side rail journeys, while enjoying the pristine beauty of France.

Parisian Holiday

Paris scores for romantic and memorable senior travel ideas. There’s the very conventional Eiffel Tower, which never diminishes in appeal, and the immortal Louvre Museum, housing the priceless Mona Lisa. There are Notre Dame, Museums and churches, along with white-sandy beaches and awesome food and wine. You can never go wrong with Paris.

South of France

Visit Nice on the breath-taking French Riviera and explore the natural beauty of the Cote d’Azur. It's a relatively low-priced holiday option compared to the more expensive French holiday hotspots, and boasts of a lovely moderate weather all year round. There are beaches, museums, art galleries and fashionable boutiques along the streets. Nice is also well-connected to other southern towns like Cannes and Monaco via buses and trains, so it's easy to make day trips to these striking coastal regions. Cannes is a lovely place to explore with its twin islands, swanky yachts moored on the harbor and the world-famous La Croisette Street with its bright pavements.

France is one of the most popular senior travel regions for its impeccable charm, vintage architecture, museums and beautiful beaches.

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