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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Simon Hardy

(20 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Marseille, France
Simon specializes in: Provence, French Riviera & Southern Alps, Outdoor adventures, wine and food tours, wellness-based trips, custom-made trips
Recent traveler reviews for Simon:
"Simon was very attentive and designed a wonderful trip for us." - by Russ, May 14, 2022 · see review
"They connected us to Simon, who completed a full 3-week itinerary for us - including hotels, train, transfers, and tours and experiences." - by Kassie, Apr 16, 2022 · see review
"I can't thank Simon and Ambre Marie enough for all their planning and recommendations for our group!" - by Karen, Nov 4, 2021 · see review

Valentine Julien

(10 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in France
Valentine specializes in: Honeymoon, Family Trips, Local Food, Ski Holiday
Recent traveler reviews for Valentine:
"We outlined our objectives and with Valentine and Team we worked through many options to create a memorable and most enjoyable trip." - by Butch, May 19, 2022 · see review
"Our travel agent, Valentine, provided service above expectations (Trip My France/Objectif France)." - by Diane, May 9, 2022 · see review
"Valentine worked with me to create an amazing trip to Bordeaux, Tours (Loire Valley) and a quick stop in Paris." - by Jamie, Apr 25, 2022 · see review

Joël Massé

(7 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

William Armstrong

(6 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Dorset, UK
William specializes in: self-guided hiking, self-guided cycling, guided hiking, city breaks, road trips
Recent traveler reviews for William:
"Kudos and more to William and Stephen!" - by Laura, May 15, 2022 · see review
"William and Stephen put together an amazing trip and there was no one thing that was not perfect." - by Cathy, May 12, 2022 · see review
"We had the trip of a lifetime with the help of William and Stephen." - by Jenifer, May 7, 2022 · see review

Isabelle Voute

(5 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Lacenas
Isabelle specializes in: Wine and food tours
Recent traveler reviews for Isabelle:
"We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the advice we received from Isabelle." - by Madelyn, Apr 21, 2022 · see review
"Enjoyed our small group tours that were set up for us by Isabelle with the Local independent tour guides" - by Lucia, Oct 14, 2021 · see review
"Isabelle did an amazing job at putting a memorable trip together for us." - by Josephine, Oct 8, 2021 · see review

Julien Hunerfurst

(3 reviews)
France Travel Agent based in Chamonix
Julien specializes in: Trekking, hiking, climbing, ski touring
Recent traveler reviews for Julien:
"Had an amazing trip planned thru KimKim and Julien as our local specialist." - by Lin, Sep 26, 2019 · see review
"Julien was fantastic communicating frequently and arranging everything to perfection." - by Vee, Aug 24, 2019 · see review
"Special appreciation to Julien, the local specialist, who provided consultation and support to my trekking." - by Jim, Jul 22, 2019 · see review
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Laurence Vuillemin

(1 review)
France Travel Agent based in Paris, FRANCE
Laurence specializes in: Culture, Food & Wine, Family
I have always loved to travel abroad and visited more than 15 countries. I also love my country and wanted to share it with visitors from abroad. This is why I have set up the agency Paris-toujours, crafting tailor-made itineraries through France for travelers willing to discover the country in... read more
France Travel Agent based in Lacenas
My name is Josée, Im a bilingual Canadian. Fifteen years ago, I attended a wedding in France and it changed my destiny! I fell in love with this magnificent country and never left! Its charm, its culture, its history and its people have inspired me to stay. read more
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
France Travel Agent based in Dorset and Lyon
Stephen specializes in: Luxury, high-end travel, active travel (cycling) bespoke trips, new mobility
Urbanist by training, he spent most of his twenties traveling and living overseas. Bitten by the bug, he lived in Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, California, Australia, DRC, Kenya, Pakistan...and then Europe. Lover of all things two wheeled, His last big trip: Exploring France on a bike with my... read more
France Travel Agent based in Marseille
Ode specializes in: Provence & French Riviera, outdoor activities, food and wine tours
Native from Provence, I love to walk the Mediterannean trails in search of peace and new emotions. The charm of this region still surprises me, especially when the seasons change (Spring and Fall are my favourites!). I am delighted to help you discover the most surprising nooks and crannies, the... read more
France Travel Agent based in Marseille
Ambre-Marie specializes in: France, Family trip, Cultural activities, Retreats, Wine and gastronomic tours, Winter offer, Tailor-made trips
Hi travellers! My name is Ambre-Marie, I was born in the heart of Alsace, in the Grand-Est region. For family reasons, I traveled a lot through different regions of France and I have been able to settle in many cities. I really appreciate moving around, discovering new atmospheres, and... read more
France Travel Agent
Originally from England, I moved to France when I was very young. I’ve been used to traveling with my family since my young age and I easily adapted to my French frog life (the weather did help…). Passionate about travel, art, fashion and gastronomy, I couldn’t have found a better country to live... read more

Trip Reviews for France

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
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(64 reviews)
Marla

Paris was everything we hoped it would be! · France - May 13 - May 20, 2022

Traveler: Marla G. - Local specialist: Sara Farhi

Our itinerary in Paris was everything we hoped it would be! Sara took the time to create exactly what we were looking for - a mix of culture, history, and food - that made my husband, my 12-year old and myself all smile. Sara stayed in touch with us during our trip to make sure everything went smoothly. The guides selected for us were absolutely excellent and we had the same guide more than once, to build off of the relationship we already established. Our itinerary was easy to follow and... read more

Our itinerary in Paris was everything we hoped it would be! Sara took the time to create exactly what we were looking for - a mix of culture, history, and food - that made my husband, my 12-year old and myself all smile. Sara stayed in touch with us during our trip to make sure everything went smoothly. The guides selected for us were absolutely excellent and we had the same guide more than once, to build off of the relationship we already established. Our itinerary was easy to follow and was the perfect mix of days filled with walking then offset by days with a bit of travel outside of Paris. And our hotel was a great match with thoughtful and friendly staff and centrally-located. Thank you, Sara...you made out dream trip a reality!

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Hôtel LOUISON

Paris

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Charming boutique hotel with warm & friendly staff. Our room was quiet and relaxing. Breakfast was excellent...try the house-made yogurt! In the heart of the city, we were within walking distance of many great sites. Highly recommend!

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We had a triple room and were very comfortable.
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The staff are wonderful - friendly and genuine
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I love that there were only two rooms on our floor - when you open up the window, you get the most lovely birdsong!
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We walked EVERYWHERE from our hotel!
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Evening Eiffel Tower Tour

Paris

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Having expedited access was SUCH a good thing, as lines get long at the tower! 5:30 was a perfect time for a guided tour - it wsd still very warm, but not too hot. And seeing the city from above was a perfect way to start our vacation and get a sense of where everything is...the Paris cityscape is everything you imagine it is :)

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We met at a coffeeshop that was a 5 minute walk from the tower. Couldn't have been easier!
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Notre-Dame Cathedral & Sainte-Chapelle

Paris

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Saint-Chappelle is absolutely breath-taking! If you want to understand the power of stained glass as an architectural element of the cathedral experience, SC is one of a kind!

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Roberto was an absolutely excellent guide - so thoughtful and knowledgeable! He went out of his way to bring stories and extra books to help our 12-yr old daughter have a fantastic experience. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed learning from and exploring with Roberto!
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Day trip to le Mont Saint-Michel

Paris

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This is a long drive from Paris but absolutely worth it - there is not another experience like this!!! Le Mont Saint-Michel is unlike any other location in France!

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We went with one other family - the van was a great size and very comfortable!
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We really liked Sarah - who is originally from the region and could add a layer of "living history" and remembrance to our experience!
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Pastry & Chocolate tour in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Paris

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This was SUCH a great experience! There are so many shops to choose from and many are so exclusive, it's hard to explore them in a meaningful way. This tour added to our understanding of the culinary values and pride of French chocolate and pastry making....and we dearly LOVED all the amazing tastes of this tour!

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We can 't say enough about Roberto - he clearly loves providing French culinary experiences (and has a collection of over 1500 cookbooks himself!). His depth of knoweldge and respect for the French traditions and innovations in chocolate and pastry made this an exceptionally fun experieince!
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Perfume workshop in Paris

Paris

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What a fun, informational and unqiue experience in Paris! We learned so much from the master perfume maker who led our session! Our 12-year old daught had a fantastic time with us, and we all have a fantastic souvenier from our trip. We also learned a lot!

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The owner of Candor actually led our session - his passion and charm made the 2-hour experience absolutely delightful!
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Château de Versailles & Giverny

Paris

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Giverny has my heart - the gardens were exception and Monet's house so meaningful to visit! Our guide gave an exception session of storytelling and information on our trip to Giverny, which added a wonderful layer of meaning. Versaille - in all it's grandeur - blew our 12-year old daughter's socks off :) And once again, our guide gave a wonderful guided tour that helps you understand the purpose and impact of all the oppulence,

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Our bus driver was warm and friendly and the coach was very comfortable.
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Our guide had an exceptional level of knowledge....it brought both sites to live in a meaningful way.
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Market visit & Cooking class in Chef's apartment

Paris

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This was an absolutely lovely experience in Paris - especially on our last full day. Chef Marthe is so warm and genuine. And her passion and wisdon related to ingredients and French cooking was wonderful to experience. The trip to the open market and the selection of foodstuffs led to all sorts of wonderful stories about food and farming in many regions of France. And our cooking session in Marthe's appartment was a wonderful way to learn more about food, family traditions, and Marthe's previous restaurant...all within the ambience of a true Parissienne apartment.

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The meal we all prepared together was fantastic! The chicken dish was a recipe from Chef Marthe's grandmother. And the zuchinni cerviche? Well....my daughter does not like zuchinni and she LOVED this dish! Everything was amazing. And had such special meaning for us. And Chef Marthe sent us the recipes so that we can make them again.
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Walking the neighborhood and hearing about the various markets and stalls in Paris added another layer of appreciation of Paris as a living city.
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I so enjoyed our time with Chef Marthe. I would have loved to share a bottle of wine with her and here more of her stories!
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The authenticity of it all was so appreciated!

The Louvre museum

Paris

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Our guide Anja made our first-ever trip to the Louvre a wonderful experience! The Louvre is so massive and overwhelming...the thoughtfulness by which Anja selected works for us to see and spend time with was amazing. And she built layers of connection and comparison between the works so that we could get a whole other layer of appreciation. No matter what aspect of the collection we asked about, Anja was a master of knowledge and so passionate about the works. I have a background in Art HIstory, and I was so impressed by her agility and depth of caring about the role the Louvre plays in the cultural history of not only France, but all of civilization.

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I can't say enough about the depth of Anja's art historical knowledge and - more importantly - passion and how that helped us connect with each piece we saw, in a VERY busy and chaotic environment.
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Lifestyle tour of the Marais

Paris

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We loved strolling through the Marais district with our guide Roberto! He brought the history, culture and contemporary moments of the Marais to life for us....and shared some Parisienne off-the-beaten-path gems, too!

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Roberto tried to tailor the experience of his tours to each group he works with. So for us, he paid particular attention to our 12-year old daughter, to make sure she had a great time too. SO incredibly thoughtful!
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Lifestyle tour of the Marais

Paris

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We loved strolling through the Marais district with our guide Roberto! He brought the history, culture and contemporary moments of the Marais to life for us....and shared some Parisienne off-the-beaten-path gems, too!

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Roberto tried to tailor the experience of his tours to each group he works with. So for us, he paid particular attention to our 12-year old daughter, to make sure she had a great time too. SO incredibly thoughtful!
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Butch

Provence - Can't Get Enough · France - May 2 - May 8, 2022

Traveler: Butch P. - Local specialist: Valentine Julien

Our experience and expectations started with outstanding support during the planning phase. We outlined our objectives and with Valentine and Team we worked through many options to create a memorable and most enjoyable trip.

They were especially helpful in recommending a location outside Avignon, in St. Rémy de Provence for our lodging. This allowed us to spend time in St Rémy and see and enjoy the small town of Provence.

The hotel selected was overall a very good recommendation. They... read more

Our experience and expectations started with outstanding support during the planning phase. We outlined our objectives and with Valentine and Team we worked through many options to create a memorable and most enjoyable trip.

They were especially helpful in recommending a location outside Avignon, in St. Rémy de Provence for our lodging. This allowed us to spend time in St Rémy and see and enjoy the small town of Provence.

The hotel selected was overall a very good recommendation. They provided transportation to/from town and it was very responsive. This was especially important to us since we did not have a rental car. The Spa and facilities were also very nice. Overall the staff was helpful and pleasant. On the negative side, when we arrived it was at the end of lunch and initially we were told that we would not be able to get any food. They did arrange for a platter and wine. Dinner was set menu - it would be helpful when arranging lodging for Americans not familiar with France to identify if a la carte menu is available.
Valentine also attempted to assist after the hotel scheduled a conference which had the break period immediately below our rooms resulting in lots of noise and smoke from cigarettes. It was too late to effect any changes but it was appreciated.

The Tours met our expectations - we wanted to visit small vineyards and were able to have a great experience with tasting and finding new wines that we liked. Sophie (forgot last name), Provence RÉverie was an excellent guide. She was passionate and knowledgeable about Provence and its history, food and wines. She went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time and adjusted the schedule so that we would have time to visit St Rémy. One of the highlights was our cooking class, presented by Gilles Conchy, Provence-Gourmet. He was superb and humorous. His tour of the market was instructive in the local produce, cheeses, and meats. The location for the class was fantastic. His patience with those of us who needed a bit more assistance was appreciated. Finally, the meal and wine we had topped off the experience. He should be highly recommended for English speakers who are looking for a cooking class.

We also need to identify our driver to the train station in Avignon, Christophe Lano, Alpilleges Luberon Provence Transport. He delivered a present of wine from Valentine fromthe local vineyard we had just visited. Total surprise and was a wine we had tasted and enjoyed. Although we did not experience his ability as a guide, he was very informative on the way to the train station and I believe he would also make a great guide/driver for English speaking tourists.

Overall transportation was excellent. On time and provided safe and timely travel. One note - as tourists not used to traveling on French rail we experienced difficulty in ascertaining the actual itinerary on the train to CDG as the tickets do not show where the train will actually stop. We were on an older train that did not have the digital readout showing the actual station and do not speak French. We heard a reference to Charles de Gualle and could not see any name of the station; and we made the mistake of getting off one station
early. In hindsight we should have know that it was too early to be a CDG.

Again, thanks for helping use create and enjoy a memorable trip.

Hotel Reviews

Le Vallon de Valrugues & SPA

St.-Remy-de-Provence

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Le Vallon de Valrugues & SPA

St.-Remy-de-Provence

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Cooking Class, Provencal Lunch and Local Market Tour in the Alpilles

France

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Cooking Class, Provencal Lunch and Local Market Tour in the Alpilles

France

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Loved this opportunity to experience the market, find local produce and wine and then prepare a meal. Gilles is amazing!!

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Our trip to the Rhone valley and the Luberon · France - May 4 - May 13, 2022

Traveler: Russ R. - Local specialist: Simon Hardy

Simon was very attentive and designed a wonderful trip for us. We visited Lyon, Avignon, the Luberon, and Marseille. It was a good balance of planned activities and free time for exploration on our own. Each stop had something memorable. In Lyon, the gastronomy walking tour peas our favorite. In Avingon, Pont de Gare and a side trip to Nimes. Both the cooking class and the e-bike tour were great, and staying in Roussillon was superb. We didn't have much time in Marseille so that was some... read more

Simon was very attentive and designed a wonderful trip for us. We visited Lyon, Avignon, the Luberon, and Marseille. It was a good balance of planned activities and free time for exploration on our own. Each stop had something memorable. In Lyon, the gastronomy walking tour peas our favorite. In Avingon, Pont de Gare and a side trip to Nimes. Both the cooking class and the e-bike tour were great, and staying in Roussillon was superb. We didn't have much time in Marseille so that was some place we'll have to return to on another trip.

Hotel Reviews

Le Clos de la Glycine

Roussillon

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Roussillon is a stunning location and this hotel is right in the center of the town. Our room had a patio with a gorgeous view of the ochre cliffs and across the valley. It was a few weeks before prime lavender season but everything was lush and green. The room was spacious for the three of us. And breakfast on the terrace was delicious, plus the view...

Tips for future travelers

Our room had a hot tub (not all do), check so you can be prepared.

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Hotel de l'Horloge

Avignon

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Great location in Avignon, central, near the Pope's Palace. Breakfast was excellent.

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Cultural and culinary walking tour

Lyon

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Guide was amazing, very easy going, lots of interesting facts. He was also good at engaging the group. The tasting locations were all excellent as well. Learned a lot.

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Simon Hardy, local specialist, responded to this review:

Bonjour Russ, thank you very much for this detailed review and nice comment! I am glad you enjoyed and learned a lot during this trip to Southern France. I am glad your family enjoyed it too.
A bientôt in Marseille !
Simon

Carolyn

Our Food Tour and Versailles. Great! But... · France - Mar 29 - Apr 12, 2022

Traveler: Carolyn H. - Local specialist: Valentine Julien

Our Food Tour was terrific. The Versailles Tour was also a success. Wish we could have stayed longer to explore the huge garden. The Seine Cruise was a mess. The directions to collect tickets were wrong. We ran from Pier to Pier at least 4 times until someone in upper management finally took pity and worked us through the scan and get to hop on the boat.

The Mont St. Michel tour was where we really had problems. We were on an almost full coach and everyone but us were provided a headset... read more

Our Food Tour was terrific. The Versailles Tour was also a success. Wish we could have stayed longer to explore the huge garden. The Seine Cruise was a mess. The directions to collect tickets were wrong. We ran from Pier to Pier at least 4 times until someone in upper management finally took pity and worked us through the scan and get to hop on the boat.

The Mont St. Michel tour was where we really had problems. We were on an almost full coach and everyone but us were provided a headset and audio for the Long Journey. However Valentine booked us, we were transportation only. All that countryside and no history or awareness of what we were seeing. Those with the headsets purchased online with Viator so paid much less but got much better value.

For the price we paid I expected more concierge service from Valentine. The suggestion was to use the City Map app and we allowed plenty of time to walk to the tours but the Arc de Triomphe area from the app kept us going around and around. It would have been a higher level of service to reach out to us on our first day. Ask if we had questions. No sleep and automatically tuning into the process to hop on the subway or bus could have been resolved with a suggestion to take an Uber the first day since it was a walking tour. We had no idea the distance to travel and the narrow streets and many turns needed to take if walking.

To finish our extension we were to do a biking tour. It was 35 degrees and we were not prepared with outwear that fit that temperature. We reached out to Valentine responded with a request to cancel which she responded was not allowed. So that meant I needed to communicate with the Bike Tour Company and they were able to allow for a credit which I can now provide for guests visiting in July. This should have been the concierge service provided for a custom itinerary.

I don't believe Valentine knew enough about Paris to create this itinerary. The price did not match the level of service we received. I believe booking online with Viator would have provided the same level which was a huge disappointment. The phone service, we seemed to reach one fellow over and over who did help to answer our questions.

I am sad I am not able to recommend your company. The automation, texts, itineraries were state of the art. But in the end would I have been able to use you for my clients and my agency receive a commission, that I never did get an answer. And I do not see Valentine's level of service as one I expect for my clients.

enrique

Amazing tours and great moments! · France - May 2 - May 10, 2022

Traveler: enrique r. - Local specialist: Joël Massé

Our trip was simply amazing! Every tour was great and we had a lot of fun. Our gastronomic tour with Carole felt warmth and tailored made. She took us to a place we found more appropriate to our style.
The tour to the palace was also great, although it felt a little rushed.
But the idea to go to the south of France and visit the little towns around Avignon was simply amazing and it could not have been without the help of Joel. We were simply amazed by the beauty of Saint Remy the Provence,... read more

Our trip was simply amazing! Every tour was great and we had a lot of fun. Our gastronomic tour with Carole felt warmth and tailored made. She took us to a place we found more appropriate to our style.
The tour to the palace was also great, although it felt a little rushed.
But the idea to go to the south of France and visit the little towns around Avignon was simply amazing and it could not have been without the help of Joel. We were simply amazed by the beauty of Saint Remy the Provence, and the walled city in Avignon.

Thank you so much for all the help and we're definitely going back the next time we can!

Hotel Reviews

A la Villa des Artistes 3*

Paris

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Wonderful hotel! The breakfast was delicious and everybody was kind to us.

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Hôtel Le Mas Saint-Joseph 3*

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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We loved this place! And the owner was simply wonderful! She was very kind and charitable to us. The breakfast was delicious. The attention to detail was amazing. Definitely want to go back.

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Eiffel Tower Summit Ticket

Paris

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Luberon Markets & Villages

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Joël Massé, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Enrique and Victoria,
Thank you so much for your review ! I'm so glad that you liked my native region of Provence ! You're most welcome as soon as you want to come back!
Joël