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 meeting inspiring people.
Eager to discover life in the South of France, I recently moved to Marseille. Appeased by the sun, the sea air, and the sound of seagulls, I take advantage of every special moment in town, by the sea, in the mountains of Basse Provence, or in the countryside.
As a huge fan of what our country has to offer in terms of sceneries, historical and cultural buildings and, unusual activities here is my mission: to make you experience breathtaking moments, to fill your eyes with splendor, and to share with you our French art of living!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I've lived for more than 10 years in Grenoble, so I can say i'm an expert of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes destination, going from visiting cities, walk, hike and skii in our handsome snow-capped mountains, to taste our delicious nuts, cheese, terrine, olive oil.... I also have many knowledges about the Grand Est region where I was born. Every summer I used to visit cultural landmarks, museums, historic sites, or walking paths with my grandparents. My grandmother also tought me how to cook local gastronomy such as Kougelhopf, gingerbread, bretzel, choucroute...! That would be a pleasure for me to give you all my insider tips (but not my grandmother's secret recipes...sorry...you'll have to come and ask her!)
I'm here to help you organizing family trips, spiritual retreat to find your inner peace, adventure trips through nature out of the beaten paths, but also romantic holidays and especially the stay of your desires! "
How did you get involved in travel?
"Because of all the moves, I experienced in my childhood, I no longer like to stay only in one place.
Nowadays, it's so easy to move from country to country, that I started as a 16-year-old Aupair going from town to town during the holidays to look after children. If you want to go with your toddlers I will be able to concoct a stay suitable for adults and children! Ideal to spend a perfect time with your family. Traveling alone, fending for myself in unfamiliar cities, and appreciating the help of the locals pushed me to go on more adventures.
After that, studying and working in tourism was obvious!"
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"While I was 16, my parents offered me a trip to California. With a friend from Sacramento, we did a road-trip through San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hollywood on the occasion of her basketball championship. I experienced my first long flight alone, my first time on another continent, and of course the California dream. I was so afraid when I took off from Paris because I was flying towards the unknown. I had to adapt myself, to the culture and the language, that's what opened me up to the world!
A few years later, in 2019, I had the opportunity to work for the tourist site Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany. I had to travel for professional workshops in Ukraine and Georgia to present the touristic site to foreign tour operators. I met many professionals and learned a lot through our discussions about their own vision of travel.
The fondest memories I have of my travels are definitely my meetings with other travellers and locals! "
Featured trips & expertise
This 6-day getaway immerses you in the rhythms of Provençal life, starting among the stunning landscapes of the Verdon Gorge. Settle into the fairytale village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, then venture into the wild river canyon by canoe. Switch gears and head to the coast to discover the flavors of Marseille with a gourmet walking tour, then bid Provence farewell as you hop a train to Paris and toast your final night with a romantic dinner cruise along the Seine.
French cuisine and countryside are the star attractions on this three-week, self-drive itinerary. Setting out from Paris, you'll embark on a gastronomic odyssey as you wind your way south towards the Riviera. Take a culinary walking tour of Lyon, stroll the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Beaujolais, cycle to the hilltop villages of the Luberon, and learn to cook Provençal favorites in Aix-en-Provence. After some downtime on the beaches of Saint-Tropez, your journey ends in Nice, where you'll explore its bustling markets and take a day trip to nearby Monaco.
With two days to spend in the French Riviera, stick to a couple of key destinations, like Cannes and Nice or Saint-Tropez. You can add some time sailing around islands or hiking in the Alps if you have three to five days, and if you have around a week, detour to Provence. Travelers with ten or more days to spend have lots of options, whether you want to slow down and experience the region at a slower pace or add it on to a wide-ranging trip around France. Read on for advice on how many days to spend on the French Riviera.
Our researchers traveled throughout France. Our experts chipped in with their insights. Then we listened to what travelers themselves had to say: where they most want to go, what they most like to see, and what activities most turn them on. Finally, we assessed all their advice, studied all destinations and combinations, and factored in how much time average travelers to France are likely to have. The result? The following ultimate itinéraires française.
Twirl around to the catchy tune of Sur le Pont d'Avignon as you cross said bridge and more on this nine-day self-drive trip. In addition to crossing the celebrated bridge of Avignon, you'll stroll down the Mediterranean coast and through markets, vineyards, olive groves, and more to see all that Provence has to offer.
Whether you're picking up a single sunflower in the market or shelling out for one of the world's most expensive bottles of rose wine, you're sure to find something worth indulging in on this eleven-day road trip itinerary. From France's oldest city of Marseilles, up to the Luberon's hilltop villages, and down to the former seat of the papacy in Avignon, every destination has something new to offer.