This website may ask your browser to store cookies. See our Cookies Policy for more information about our use of cookies.

Cultural tours in France

Our visits to Versailles are timed to coincide with the musical fountains spectacle – a detail typical of the planning integral to MRT’s small-group cultural tours of France. Eurostar, TGVs and short flights plug us into a vast and complex circuitboard of history, art, architecture and music, from the standing stones of Brittany to the gardens of the Riviera, from the prehistoric cave paintings of the Dordogne to Cézanne’s studio in Aix.

Our itineraries feature some of medieval Europe’s finest buildings and most significant power centres, such as the Palais des Papes in Avignon, the Gothic cathedrals of the north and the great hilltop pilgrimage site of Vézelay, and do full justice to an extraordinary legacy of Romanesque churches, from Normandy to Provence. There is walking and wine in Alsace, ballet and arias in Paris and the pity of war along the Western Front. And, providing the backdrop, there is the glorious, unchanging paysage of rural France. From parterres to bomb craters, from amphitheatres to crypts, our experts lead the way.

Filter your search

  • Start typing lecturers's name

    Show all lecturer

Medieval Burgundy Abbeys & churches of the high Middle Ages

09 - 16 Jun 2022 £2,980
Fully booked
Autun, wood engraving c. 1860.
Read more

Versailles: Seat of the Sun King The greatest palace & garden

17 - 20 Jun 2022 £2,080
8 space(s) remaining
Hall of Mirrors, Versailles.
Read more

French Gothic The great cathedrals of northern France

04 - 10 Jul 2022 £2,530
2 space(s) remaining
Chartres Cathedral, steel engraving c. 1840.
Read more