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Meet the local travel experts who create your personal, tailor-made trip to France

Local Expert
Ekaterina

Born and raised in Russia, I spent some time volunteering in Spain before moving on to France, where I’ve made Paris my home. I graduated with a Master’s degree and started working in the travel industry right after, mainly because I love traveling myself. I spent time in Auvergne-Rhone Alpes; on the Côte d'Azur; in Nord de France before settling in Paris and still try to venture out every time I can to explore new parts of the country. 

We established our tour operator to allow people to discover the real France: we invite you to explore our cities and landscapes the way only a local could. Think gourmet tours learning more about croissants, chocolate and pastry making, active tours exploring the countryside by bike or hiking, or cultural tours discovering living history. We pride ourselves to work with the best suppliers to provide high-quality guides, hotels, and transportation services. Traveling to a new country can be scary, particularly when you don’t speak the language, but we’re here to ensure you’ll make the most of your time in France.

Our tours are most suited to those looking for authentic, unique experiences in France. 

Local Expert
Stephen

Born and raised in New Zealand, I spent some time travelling all over the planet before moving to France 15 years ago, and I’ve made Lyon my home. I graduated with a Master’s degree as an Urbanist, but I have worked for over 7 years in the luxury travel industry. I think taking people out of their comfort zones is a part of my brief.

Our tour operator is based in France, and the UK, so we can work in both countries and allow folks to discover le vrai France and have an authentic British Isles experience. Our background has been creating walking holidays and sharing the joy of eating half-board meals at mountain huts, or chic guesthouses! 

Reviews for tailor-made trips to France

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9/19/2017
We saw so much of a part of Paris we probably would not have visited and thoroughly enjoyed. As promised, our agent keyed the tour around the many movies filmed in the area, while giving us history and interesting facts. The beautiful views and lovely parks and housing as we worked our way up the hill were delightful. All six of us agreed it was a very worthwhile tour.
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9/3/2019
My niece and I attended this terrific workshop. We learned a lot and had tons of fun. The bread and pastries were amazing. It was great to get behind the scenes of a real French bakery. Chef Didier was wonderful!"
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6/10/2018
This tour was one of the highlights of our Paris trip with a family of 4 kids age 12 and 6. Our guide, Roberto, was so knowledgable and enthusiastic. He took us all over the St. Germain area of Paris, and you could tell his love for the city and his profession. He not only took us to amazing Patisseries and Chocolatiers, but also provided history of sights along the way and gave us wonderful recommendations for restaurants during our stay. Roberto was so generous with his time, that we continued the tour past the end time and tasted delicious jams and spreads at an additional stop. Our six year old stayed engaged throughout the tour and now loves chocolate macarons!
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5/21/2017
I would give this 6 stars if the ratings went that high! This really was one of the highlights of our vacation. Due to scheduling issues, we ended up with a separate private tour for my family of 5, which was great given how small the boulangerie was. The tour guide was great and the folks at the boulangerie could not have been nicer or more informative. Lots of great information from the bakers and samples of warm baguettes right out of the oven! I would and probably will someday do this tour again!
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8/19/2018
Great food and walking tour. Bread, cheese, and wine in Paris. There are worse ways to spend a morning.
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3/17/2017
There were 6 of us who met with Chef Fred, and the next 4.5 hours were a delight. First we walked 2 blocks to the morning market, perused what was available and came up with a menu. Back to his home we went, where a long, table greeted us...first used for prep and then for dining. He walked us through techniques for mincing shallots, not fingers, and a multitude of other helpful hints. Each of us got to try out each step of preparing and assembling our chicken. sage and prosciutto rollups, beet and goat cheese towers and accompanying vegetables. After we had all eaten, he walked us through the preparation of a passion fruit souffle, reminding us that the guests wait for the souffle, not the other way around. Truly an enjoyable morning...
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