France Travel Agents

Kimkim has selected the best France travel agents so you'll have a worry-free trip.
With kimkim you will connect directly to a local specialist in France who will personalize your trip to your specific tastes. Once we have a sense of who you are and what you're looking for, you'll be matched with the right local travel agent for you. Not everyone wants to get completely off the grid—but even if you want to hit the most popular sites and cities, kimkim ensures a customized experience, including lodging, guides, and transportation.
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Stephen Molloy

(33 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Dorset and Lyon
Stephen specializes in: Luxury, high-end travel, active travel (cycling) bespoke trips, new mobility
Recent traveler reviews for Stephen:
"Stephen prepared a great trip for us, taking all of our feedback and crazy ideas." - by Cat, Sep 4, 2023 · see review
"Stephen was great to work with as he adjusted our trip to meet our interests." - by Bob, Aug 30, 2023 · see review
"Stephen and Jane created an itinerary that perfectly fit our goals for a sisters trip to Scotland: To visit places where are ancestors lived and to get a genuine Scottish experience while visiting precise areas of the country." - by Kate, Aug 25, 2023 · see review

Amandine Dumas

(26 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Villefranche sur Saône
Recent traveler reviews for Amandine:
"Amandine helped us plan a lovely 3 days in Switzerland!" - by Mary Pat, Jul 3, 2024 · see review
"Amandine expertly curated various itineraries for our return trip, meticulously booking everything and providing us with detailed vouchers, daily itineraries, and travel guides for each event, destination, and hotel." - by Charles, Jun 22, 2024 · see review
"Amandine was fantastic in planning realistic itineraries that allowed us to see as much as possible." - by Kim, May 22, 2024 · see review

Mathilde Dubuisson

(25 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Villefranche-sur-Saône
Recent traveler reviews for Mathilde:
"We didn’t have much time to plan our trip and were relieved to rely on the experience and advice pf our local guide, Mathilde." - by Kathleen, Jul 12, 2024 · see review
"Mathilde was assigned as my travel agent." - by MIchael, Jul 8, 2024 · see review
"Our rep, Mathilde, was so patient and kind." - by Jessica, Jul 2, 2024 · see review

Valentine Julien

(23 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Lausanne
Valentine specializes in: Family trips, Honeymoon, Luxury trips, Roadtrips, Wine & Food experiences
Recent traveler reviews for Valentine:
"I really appreciated the assistance KimKim and our specialist Valentine provided me while planning our trip." - by Lynn, Jun 26, 2024 · see review
"Valentine curated the most amazing experience!" - by Mike, Jun 20, 2024 · see review
"Valentine did a great job in planning our visit." - by David, Jun 6, 2024 · see review

Jane Davey

(22 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in United Kingdom
Jane specializes in: walking,cycling,skiing,mountainbiking
Recent traveler reviews for Jane:
"Jane and her team could not have been more amazing." - by Lindsey, May 23, 2024 · see review
"Thank you Jane for arranging a very nice trip!" - by CHRISTINE, May 19, 2024 · see review
"Such a wonderful experience all around and many thanks to Jane and Marine-Héloise for shaping this trip for us." - by Melinda, May 16, 2024 · see review

Joël Massé

(21 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Lacenas, near Lyon, France
Joël specializes in: Family trips, Outdoor trips, Honeymoon trips, Cultural trips
I'm the "southern man" of the team at Objectif France. I was born in Perpignan, at the south border of France with Spain, and I've spent the first 30 years of my life in the South, before “coming up” to Lyon, where I've worked for a tour operator for 10 years. That allowed me to travel in more... read more

Lise Troulier

(21 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Lacenas, near Lyon, France
Recent traveler reviews for Lise:
"My experience with KimKim and Lise in particular during our short trip to France was nothing short of amazing." - by Andre, Jun 19, 2024 · see review
"We had an amazing trip thank to the skillful facilitation of Lise." - by Jan, Jun 6, 2024 · see review
"Lise created a wonderful trip for our family to visit France." - by Kari, May 27, 2024 · see review

William Armstrong

(20 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in UK
William specializes in: self-guided hiking, self-guided cycling, guided hiking, city breaks, road trips
Recent traveler reviews for William:
"KimKim, William, Stephen and the whole staff were excellent." - by Maria, Aug 26, 2023 · see review
"When I started to plan a trip for me and my fiancé to London and Paris the thought was so daunting, however, Stephen and William at Kimkim made the whole experience so easy and stress free!" - by Kaitlyn, Aug 24, 2023 · see review
"We travelled to Inverness, Orkney, Shetland, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, and Fort William." - by Michael, Oct 22, 2022 · see review

Audrey Benezech

(18 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Montpellier
Audrey specializes in: Regional culture and traditions , Wine and food, Off beaten track experiences, Bespoke Travel
Recent traveler reviews for Audrey:
"Audrey made our whole trip SO easy by scheduling our rental car, guided trips in certain cities, beautiful "home base" lodgings as requested as well as various hotels and bed and breakfasts." - by Tiffany, May 26, 2024 · see review
"Audrey was most helpful in planning our recent trip through the South of France including the Luberon and Camargue, driving up through Beaujolais and Burgundy, and finishing in Paris." - by Kent, May 16, 2024 · see review
"Our trip to France and Italy was expertly organized by Audrey." - by Allison, Oct 11, 2023 · see review

Josee Legrand

(14 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Lacenas
Recent traveler reviews for Josee:
"Another perfect trip arranged by Josee!" - by Carla, May 11, 2024 · see review
"Thank you Josee for making this a beautiful, unique and memorable trip that really exceeded our expectations!" - by Gregory, Sep 10, 2023 · see review
"Great trip planned by Josee!" - by Theresa, Aug 17, 2023 · see review

Sarah Metrat

(13 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Lyon
Recent traveler reviews for Sarah:
"Sarah was responsive and did a good job developing this trip with our family." - by James, Jul 6, 2024 · see review
"Sarah and all her staff were very accommodating, especially when my son had a medical issue." - by Kathleen, Jun 16, 2024 · see review
"We had the most amazing trip of the French Riviera thanks to Kimkim team and especially Sarah." - by Dhritiman, Jan 10, 2024 · see review

Marion Passelegue

(13 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in United Kingdom
Marion specializes in: Hike, Outdoor, France, Scotland, England, Wales
Recent traveler reviews for Marion:
"Nothing but a positive experience for us working with Marion and the team at KimKim!" - by Vicki, Jul 15, 2024 · see review
"Marion and Celina did a wonderful job securing our guide, Keith, and driver Rickie." - by James, Jul 2, 2024 · see review
"Marion organized our recent trip to the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye." - by Tyler, Oct 16, 2023 · see review

Claire Monfray

(13 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Lyon
Claire specializes in: Ireland!
Recent traveler reviews for Claire:
"Claire and her team were wonderful!" - by Cynthia, Jul 9, 2024 · see review
"We worked with Claire personally and she took the time to understand our unique needs." - by Erin, Jun 29, 2024 · see review
"This was a great trip planned by Claire and her team." - by Carla, Jun 10, 2024 · see review

Justine Stewart

(11 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in England/France
Justine specializes in: England, France, Scotland, Ireland
Recent traveler reviews for Justine:
"Fantastic trip, couldn't have done it without KimKim, and Justine and Fanny were terrific!" - by Barret, Jul 15, 2024 · see review
"We had a great trip to Ireland -- and a great collaboration with our specialist Justine." - by Mary, Jul 9, 2024 · see review
"Justine worked with us to customize our trip and made all arrangements including the rental car and transfer via train to Manchester, England on our final day." - by Carol, Jun 21, 2024 · see review

Vaseem Akaram

(10 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Montpellier, France
Vaseem specializes in: Family Holidays, Self-drive & tailor-made trips
Recent traveler reviews for Vaseem:
"Vaseem created an amazing itinerary for our 14-day trip to France, from Paris to Bordeaux." - by Tammy, Jun 18, 2024 · see review
"Vaseem was always responsive and addressed the one issue we had with driver payment quickly." - by Andrea, Apr 27, 2024 · see review
"Vaseem was an incredible resource for our trip." - by Kate, Apr 12, 2024 · see review

Lucie Rousseau

(9 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Montpellier
Lucie specializes in: tailor-made tours
Recent traveler reviews for Lucie:
"Thanks to Lucie for putting together a memorable trip to the Loire region and Bretagne." - by Kirby, Jun 24, 2024 · see review
"Our travel agent, Lucie, selected places for us to go and things for us to see in Paris that were specific to our interests and fit within five day timeframe." - by Barbara, Nov 24, 2023 · see review
"Our honeymoon trip experience was unforgettable from beginning to end thanks to the planning efforts of our specialist Lucie." - by Nithya, Oct 7, 2023 · see review

Justine Edelin

(9 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Lacenas
Justine specializes in: I am a very curious person and I take an interest in many subjects. I love history so I take a great interest into visiting historical monuments as well as religious masterpieces like cathedrals. I am also a big fan of art and can stroll for hours in art galleries or museum (my favorite is the Musée D’Orsay to marvel at impressionist paintings). Last but not least I love nature and going hiking on France most iconic hiking spots !
Recent traveler reviews for Justine:
"From the taxi drivers to-and-from the train station to the staff at our amazing hotel (couldn't have asked for better accommodations with proximity to everything we wanted in Amboise) to our skilled and fun tour guides, Alex (who we were lucky enough to have for two straight days) and Cecelia (for our all-day private tour) to Justine, our local specialist, who promptly replied to our every concern or question leading up to the trip, everything was better than we could have hoped for." - by Mark, Oct 26, 2023 · see review
"Justine was great to work with." - by Thomas, Oct 1, 2023 · see review
"Justine and the KimKim Team did a fabulous job with our two week France trip!" - by Claudia, Sep 21, 2023 · see review

Thomas Bringuy

(8 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Chambéry
Thomas specializes in: Alps, Dolomites, Swiss Alps, Italian Alps
Recent traveler reviews for Thomas:
"Thank you Thomas and Rashi for creating such a memorable experience." - by Vadim, Oct 2, 2023 · see review
"While officially “self guided”, the help by the team headed by Thomas was like a guide was at our side." - by Irwin, Sep 8, 2023 · see review
"Thomas crafted an unforgettable trip for us." - by Janie, Aug 7, 2023 · see review

Sebastian Prino

(7 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Marseille
Sebastian specializes in: Tailor made tour, gastronomic tour, outdoor activities, hiking, nature
Hi, My name is Sebastian, a travel agent specializing in France, with a particular focus on outdoor and gastronomic activities. I believe that traveling should be more than just visiting popular tourist destinations; it should be an immersive journey that connects people with the heart and soul... read more

Clothilde DIEMUNSCH

(6 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in lacenas, France
Recent traveler reviews for Clothilde:
"We had a series of very personal interactions with thoughtful, knowledgeable guides - all effortless, thanks to Clothilde." - by Victor, Apr 7, 2024 · see review
"Our local expert Clothilde worked with us to find the perfect hotel and excursions." - by Dawn, Mar 29, 2024 · see review
"Clothilde was great to deal with, and very responsive to any hiccups along the way." - by Lisa, Mar 20, 2024 · see review

Aline Durant

(6 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Lyon
Aline specializes in: Family trip, Luxury, Honeymoon, Multi-City Trip, Mountains,
Recent traveler reviews for Aline:
"Aline and Bastien planned an amazing trip - they spent time understanding our needs, budgets and things we (my wife and me) wanted to do in Paris." - by Atul, Jul 8, 2024 · see review
"Aline and Bastion planned an amazing trip to France for me, my son and daugher-in-law, 3grandchildren ages 10, 8 and 4 and my daughter." - by katherine, Jul 5, 2024 · see review
"The planning & support services provided by Aline & Bastien was above & beyond what I expected when I first signed up for the KmKim service." - by Alyssa, Jun 26, 2024 · see review

Nathalie Durand

(5 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Beaujolais
Nathalie specializes in: Languedoc , Burgundy, Paris, Provence , French Riviera
I was born in the north-east of France on the border with Germany. I grew up speaking two languages and felt a passion for foreign languages which quickly led me to the desire to travel. My first big backpacking trip was to Greece for a month and this was the start of an insatiable thirst for... read more

Marianna Leccese

(3 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Nice
An Italian girl living in France. I'm the " pecora nera " of my family since I'm the one always moving. I've always loved to organise trips for myself and doing it as a job it's the best way to combine passion and work. I love the road trips, I enjoy the view and the long conversations during... read more
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Margaux Alix

(3 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Villefranche sur Saône
Margaux specializes in: History, Local food, Arts and culture, Family travel, Friends
🗺️I've been passionate about travel since childhood -from Western Europe to Eastern Asia -I love to discover new places, people, food, and cultures. 🍇My name is Margaux, I'm 25 and grew up in a wine area near Nuits-St-Georges, in Burgundy. I love to share my love for travels and cultures and... read more

Laetitia Evaux

(1 review)
France Travel Agent based in Lacenas, Beaujolais, France
Laetitia specializes in: Gastronomy, Culture, Outdoor, Wine tours
After 7 years of experience in incoming group travel in France and especially in Auvergne Rhône -Alpes, I decided to settle in the heart of the wonderful wine region of Beaujolais. In love with local experiences, discovery of know-how and gastronomy (wine included!), I will lead you in unexpected... read more

Fanny Venet

(1 review)
France Travel Agent based in Lyon
Born and raised in Lyon, France, I have had the chance to travel around France and the world, all for my studies and work! At 20, I had never set foot outside of my home country until I was chosen for an internship in Lapland, Finland. This was my first taste of the outside world, and I wanted... read more

Justine Dumont

(1 review)
France Travel Agent based in Villefranche sur saône
Justine specializes in: Family trip, Road trip, Honeymoons and celebration trips ( birthdays, wedding anniversaries...)
Hi ! :) My name is Justine, I am 23 years old and I grew up between Beaujolais, and the Corse area. For me travel is the school of life ! I lived one year in Massachusetts and 5 months in Liverpool. I had many opportunities to travel in Europe especially in Switzerland and Germany. Travel... read more

Alexis Encinas

(1 review)
France Travel Agent based in Marseille
Alexis specializes in: Road Trip, Honeymoon, European Multi-City Trip, Wine & Food Lovers, Culture & Adventure
My name is Alexis. Dedicated, attentive and constantly in search of excellence, I'm attentive to the world around me. I quickly became a master in travel organization, and applied myself to transmit my passion and values to who crosses my path. Armed with my fine skills and listening to... read more

Pauline Mathieu

(1 review)
France Travel Agent based in Lyon
Hello ! I'm Pauline, and I am thrilled to be your dedicated trip planner for your upcoming adventure! I'm a native of Champagne Ardenne, so I know the ins and outs of the region like the back of my hand. Over the past five years, I've meticulously crafted journeys for groups spanning the... read more

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Trip Reviews for France

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
4.8
Based on 323 ratings

Valentine was the most wonderful and profesio...
France | Sep 13 - Oct 22, 2022

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Carlos S.
Mexico | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2024

Valentine was the most wonderful and profesional travel specialist we have ever met. She made every single arrangement exactly as we wanted it to be. She chose the most wonderful hotels and places as she just had the best insight on France and the best instinct. She really was essential in making our trip an absolute joy.

Local specialist: Valentine Julien

Summer Trip to French Riviera, Provence and Italy
France | Jun 22 - Jul 5, 2024

Kathleen
Kathleen G.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Jul 12, 2024
Our family enjoyed a beautiful vacation to the French Riviera & Provence with an extension to Cinque Terre and Milan. We didn’t have much time to plan our trip and were relieved to rely on the experience and advice pf our local guide, Mathilde. She provided exceptional service, was very communicative, (including phone calls), and helped us explore areas we might not have found on our own. While we knew we wanted to see Verdon Gorge, we were thrilled and delighted by our stay at La Bastide... Read more

Our family enjoyed a beautiful vacation to the French Riviera & Provence with an extension to Cinque Terre and Milan. We didn’t have much time to plan our trip and were relieved to rely on the experience and advice pf our local guide, Mathilde. She provided exceptional service, was very communicative, (including phone calls), and helped us explore areas we might not have found on our own. While we knew we wanted to see Verdon Gorge, we were thrilled and delighted by our stay at La Bastide de Moustiers. The grounds, rooms and amazing restaurant left us wanting more. Thank you for helping make our vacation so memorable!

Hotel Reviews
Mas Valentine 4*
Saint-Rémy de Provence
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La Bastide de Moustiers
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

The most incredible service and food! We loved our accommodations and the dinner in the library . This is a very special place, especially for those who appreciate the little details. We hope to return!

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Activity Review
Olive Groves & Vineyards with Olive oil and Wine tasting
Olive Groves & Vineyards with Olive oil and Wine tasting
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Mathilde Dubuisson
Mathilde
Mathilde Dubuisson
Local specialist in Villefranche-sur-Saône | Replied on Jul 12, 2024

Bonjour Kathleen,
Thank you so much for sharing this amazing review, I am happy you had such a wonderful time with your family in the South of France and Cinque Terre! It was a pleasure for Amandine and I to design your road and train trip, and I hope you made a lot of memories to share together :)
I wish you all the best in your future travels,
Mathilde

Paris and London Excursion
France | Jun 27 - Jul 5, 2024

MIchael
MIchael M.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Jul 08, 2024
This trip was done entirely by email and communication through Kimkim. Overall, our experience was excellent both on setting the trip up and the actual trip. I got in communication with Kimkim in January 2024 for a June trip. Mathilde was assigned as my travel agent. I provided some timelines including destinations and some activities desired by us. As this was a continuation of a wine tasting trip that we had already booked, I also provided Mathilde with the itinerary for that trip to... Read more

This trip was done entirely by email and communication through Kimkim. Overall, our experience was excellent both on setting the trip up and the actual trip. I got in communication with Kimkim in January 2024 for a June trip. Mathilde was assigned as my travel agent. I provided some timelines including destinations and some activities desired by us. As this was a continuation of a wine tasting trip that we had already booked, I also provided Mathilde with the itinerary for that trip to give her a sense of what our trip had already been planned as well as the level of service we expected.
Over several weeks of back and forth communications with Mathilde, we came up with a tour that met our needs, finalizing details by February and a downpayment made. In addition to some of the normal tour, hotels, transportation, we made a specific request for a hard-to-book tour in London called the "Ceremony of the Keys" at the Tower of London. While Mathilde had not previously heard of this tour, she did her research and was able to book this for us. In summary, the planning stage of this trip went very smoothly and Mathilde was flexible, cooperative and an overall pleasure to work with. She was also forthcoming with recommendations that we had not though of.
With regard to the actual trip, we received our itinerary and vouchers in a timely manner. The hotel choices were very good hotels with reasonable value for the money. While there were some minor glitches with transportation, we were provided with contact numbers that enabled us to sort things out with a minimum of stress. Overall, everything went off with us having a great time with a minimum of stress.
Highlights of the trip were the aforementioned "Ceremony of the Keys", the Seine dinner cruise, Montmartre, Versailles and the Louvre, both food tours as well as all of our guides and drivers.
In summary, a great trip with great service from Kimkim

Hotel Reviews
Hotel le Walt - Tour Eiffel
Paris

Nice boutique hotel located near many Paris attractions. Room was good-sized and comfortable. Hotel offers a nice continental breakfast.

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The Montague On The Gardens
London

This is one of the best hotels we have stayed at ever. Rooms are generously sized. Location is excellent across from the British Museum and walking distance to great local areas such as Charing Cross and Covent Gardens. All the staff here work hard to make you feel valued and provide good service. This is our second stay at Montague on the Gardens and they did not disappoint.

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Good morning breakfast, nice bar with entertainment a few nights a week. Very homey but elegant atmosphere.
Local specialist: Mathilde Dubuisson
Mathilde
Mathilde Dubuisson
Local specialist in Villefranche-sur-Saône | Replied on Jul 09, 2024

Bonjour Michael and Kathryn,
Merci beaucoup for your amazing review! It was a pleasure to work with you to design your perfect trip and I'm glad we could get the exclusive Ceremony of the Key tickets in London!
I wish you all the best in your future travels!
Mathilde

A very memorable trip - thank you Aline & Bastien
France | Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2024

Atul
Atul H.
Singapore | Reviewed on Jul 08, 2024
Aline and Bastien planned an amazing trip - they spent time understanding our needs, budgets and things we (my wife and me) wanted to do in Paris. Every small detail from hotel type and location to customized tours were well thought of. We enjoyed the entire week in Paris, thanks to the attention to details and planning done by the Aline/Bastien. They were also very reachable, always quick to respond and proactive. Thank you for a very memorable trip! Read more

Aline and Bastien planned an amazing trip - they spent time understanding our needs, budgets and things we (my wife and me) wanted to do in Paris. Every small detail from hotel type and location to customized tours were well thought of. We enjoyed the entire week in Paris, thanks to the attention to details and planning done by the Aline/Bastien. They were also very reachable, always quick to respond and proactive. Thank you for a very memorable trip!

Hotel Review
Terrass Hotel
Paris
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Local specialist: Aline Durant
Aline
Aline Durant
Local specialist in Lyon | Replied on Jul 08, 2024

Bonjour Atul,
Thanks a lot for your review! It’s been a pleasure
To organize your Paris discovering and romantic week with your wife!
As you mentioned we are always here for our traveler before, during and after the trip! We are happy that you are appreciated our work and commitment.
We are here next time you need us for your next trip to Europe!
Best
Bastien and Aline

Beauty and adventure in Paris and the South of France
France | Jun 19 - Jul 1, 2024

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Diane H.
Champaign, IL | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2024
Our trip to Paris and the South of France was packed with beautiful sites and fun adventures. My favorites were the trip to Giverny to see Monet's garden, the e-bike tour through the Provence region with our excellent guide, Roman, and the day-trip to the Loire Valley to visit 3 castles. Read more

Our trip to Paris and the South of France was packed with beautiful sites and fun adventures. My favorites were the trip to Giverny to see Monet's garden, the e-bike tour through the Provence region with our excellent guide, Roman, and the day-trip to the Loire Valley to visit 3 castles.

Hotel Reviews
Marseille Penthouse
Marseille

Great outdoor spaces. Bright interior and beautiful views of the sea. Nice to have an elevator with private access to the apartment.

Authenticity & Character
Bright and clean. Nothing super fancy but comfortable furniture and beds.
Location
Park right across the road. Cafes and a small grocery store very close by.
Staff
Our host checked in on us almost daily and answered the few questions that I had. She definitely cared that we had a good stay.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Du Ministere
Paris

We were 4 people in a lofted room, with the king bed up a narrow set of stairs and the bathroom and sofa-bed on the lower level. The sofa bed was not very comfortable so we ended up putting the mattress on the floor. The air conditioning was not working properly, despite several phone calls to the front desk and a hotel clerk coming to try to adjust it. We slept with windows open and it was still warm in the room for most of the night. Finally, the carpet was wet outside the bathroom door when we first arrived, which the clerk said was due to the shower overflowing (from the previous occupants?).

Authenticity & Character
Loved the breakfast
Location
Close to restaurants
Staff
Staff was friendly and tried to remedy the problems we were experiencing
Cleanliness & Comfort
Air-conditioning fixed, 2 regular beds for 4 people rather than a sofa-bed, and fix the shower so floor outside bathroom would not be wet
Saint Martin 339 Apartment
Paris

Spacious and a great location. Comfortable beds. Wonderful covered terrace for dining al fresco. The only thing to note is the 5 flights of spiral stairs that are required to access the apartment. It was not a problem for us (we definitely got our exercise in each day) but is something to note for those with mobility issues.

Authenticity & Character
Covered terrace, wood floors and built-in storage areas
Location
Close to 2 metro stations, surrounded by cafes and right by a small grocery store
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Comfortable beds
Activity Reviews
Visit of the Eiffel Tower and Seine river cruise
Visit of the Eiffel Tower and Seine river cruise
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
N/A We got to this activity via the metro
Gourmet food tour in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Gourmet food tour in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Paris

Fannie was a knowledgeable and friendly guide. We enjoyed all the stops, especially the chocolates, jams and cheeses. Getting to pick our own dessert was also a treat.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Friendly and knowledgeable
Visit of the Louvre museum
Visit of the Louvre museum
Paris
Quality of Experience
Day excursion by train to Giverny and visit of Monet’s Garden
Day excursion by train to Giverny and visit of Monet’s Garden
France

End of June is the ideal time to visit the gardens. So many flowers blooming!

Quality of Experience
Day Trip to Loire Valley Châteaux
Day Trip to Loire Valley Châteaux
Paris

It was a long day with a lot packed in, but very fun to see all 3 castles. Each one was special and unique in its own right. The architecture and the gardens, along with the history of the region and each castle was interesting and enjoyable.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Philip was full of information and gave us some good stories and insights on the history of each place we visited.
Transport
Van was comfortable and it was nice that the group was small. It was nice that we stopped at a nice gas station with a bakery on the way.
Visit of City of Popes and Pont d'Avignon
Visit of City of Popes and Pont d'Avignon
France
Quality of Experience
Visit the Royal castle of Versailles
Visit the Royal castle of Versailles
France

Huge place. The inside is impressive but the gardens need equal time to explore.

Quality of Experience
Guided E-bike tour of Luberon
Guided E-bike tour of Luberon
France

Amazing scenery and fun adventure! Romain was an excellent guide that showed us all around the region - from lavender fields and other agricultural areas to villages and beautiful architectural structures. He tailored the day to our interests, which was a fantastic way to explore. From coffee and pastries in one village to exploring the countryside to eating lunch while overlooking the beautiful valley, we loved every minute of it! This was our group's favorite thing we did in our 2 weeks in France.

Quality of Experience
Having the day tailored to what we wanted to see was amazing. Loved the lavender fields as well as all the small villages
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide, Romain really made the day fun and interesting
Transport
E-bikes are fun and easy to ride
Visit of Carrières de Lumière & free time in Les Baux de Provence
Visit of Carrières de Lumière & free time in Les Baux de Provence
France

We enjoyed walking around the village, eating and shopping.

Quality of Experience
Transport
Overall, having a rental car is a burden for those not used to driving in France. We needed a larger car to accommodate our luggage and this was difficult to maneuver in the narrow streets and parking areas.
Full day kayaking in Marseille's Calanques
Full day kayaking in Marseille's Calanques
France

The kayaking experience was definitely only for the super-adventurous. It was more of a kayaking lesson, complete with how to load/unload the kayaks from the trailer, carry the kayaks down a flight of stairs to the water, how to skirt yourself into the kayak and also proper paddling techniques. Our guide tried very hard to instruct us and encourage us to be calm in the choppy water. We did get to spend an hour or so on a beach area eating lunch and that was fun and relaxing, but by the time we were headed our onto the water again, it was even windier and so our guide agreed we should head back. Overall, it was a bit more work than what we 4 women had anticipated.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visit of The Catacombs of Paris
Visit of The Catacombs of Paris
Paris

Interesting to learn the history of the catacombs

Quality of Experience
Mediterranean cooking class
Mediterranean cooking class
Marseille

Fun to see where the ingredients come from. The group was a fun mix of people and we all learned a bit about cooking this special dish that originated in Marseille

Quality of Experience
Food
Appetizers and bread were great. Some in our group were not big fans of fish, so that made the main dish unsatisfying. Fresh fruit salad was excellent.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Half-day private cruise in Frioul archipelago
Half-day private cruise in Frioul archipelago
Marseille

Unfortunately it was a windy and cloudy day so the water was very rough getting out and especially coming back into the marina. We loved our guide, however, and we were confident in Marie’s abilities to safely get us around. She was great at telling us the history of the area and talking about the structures we were seeing. We got to snorkel while out in one of the calmer areas so that was a highlight.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Great guide/captain. She was thoughtful in giving us rain jackets to wear to protect us from the sea spray.
Transport
Can't do anything about the weather, but Marie did well in maneuvering the boat even in less than ideal conditions
Local specialist: Audrey Benezech
Audrey
Audrey Benezech
Local specialist in Montpellier | Replied on Jul 09, 2024

Dear Diane, Naomi, Johanna and Sarah

I'm delighted that you had a pleasant stay. However, I note your negative feedback regarding the hotel in Paris and apologize that it did not meet your expectations; I will be contacting them.
As for kayaking, I understand the difficulty and challenge it can present, especially against the wind and possibly with rough seas.
For my part, it was a true pleasure to organize this trip. France still has so much to offer, so please visit us again!
I wish you all the best,
Audrey