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Audrey Benezech

I was born in the south of France, a region lulled by the mild climate and rich in different cultures and traditions.
This diversity is what I look for when I travel. These differences that make us so close when we take the time to meet.
Thus, authenticity, local cultures often allied in France to food and wine, architecture, history, landscapes are as many elements present in my daily life as during my stays abroad.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Passionate, I have always wanted my clients to live their stays as real experiences.
In addition to the must-see sites, each destination is rich in local culture and little-known treasures. It is these diversities that I strive to include in each program, in order to offer authentic and unforgettable stays.
I regularly visit the different regions of France in order to find new inspirations to offer to my clients.
Moreover, my attraction for quality accommodation, for charm and authenticity, has led me to look for various hotel structures in order to meet the precise expectations of travellers.
For more than 10 years now, it has always been a real pleasure to share my knowledge and expertise in order to create for each traveller a stay that suits him or her!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"After several trips to alpine resorts, the idea of going to work in Asia always present in my mind as I fell in love with Asia a long time ago, I responded to the announcement of a tour operator based in New Delhi.
Hired after various interviews, I left for Delhi where I learned the job of a tailor-made travel consultant and incoming agent as we were organising tailor-made trips to India.
After 2 years in India, I continued this experience in Switzerland and then in Paris for several years before deciding to become expert on France as destination.
Today I organize tailor-made trips for foreign clients wishing to discover France and I love to make these trips unforgettable experiences!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"If I had to name just one experience, I would choose my stay in Sumatra. Passionate about animals, meeting the Orangutangs was one of my dreams. So in 2016 I went alone to the Sumatra jungle to do one of the most difficult but also one of the most motivating trek of my life, and this dream became one of the most beautiful days of my life."

Audrey is part of the following groups: France Travel Agents
Lavender fields in Avignon
France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 10 Days

Take 10 days to stop and smell the lavender as you traverse the fields, vineyards, and villages of Provence on this self-drive trip. This popular region of southeastern France has plenty for your senses to enjoy: take in the scents of soapmaking workshops, sights of the Mediterranean coast, and tastes of famous wines and market-fresh cooking on your adventure.

Lavender fields in Provence, France
5 Days in Provence - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

If you have just five days to spend in Provence, consider taking a road trip or a bike tour: both options allow you to pass through small villages and take in the region's famous scenery, stopping whenever you like to taste wines, tour castles, or snap photos of lavender fields. Alternatively, try a gourmet tour of Provence that features cooking classes and winery visits, or combine a few days in Provence with a short visit to the French Riviera. Find out more about your options with these five unique itinerary ideas.

Aerial view of Saint-Tropez
9 Days in France - 7 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Wine tasting in Bordeaux, sailing around the Lérins Islands, sightseeing in Paris, sunbathing in Saint-Tropez: with nine days to spend in France, you'll have time for a wide range of activities. The itinerary depends on your interests—you could focus on major highlights like Paris and Provence, take your time exploring the laid-back French Riviera, or road-trip through the gorgeous scenery of western France, visiting castles and crossing the border to Switzerland, to name just a few options. Learn more about where to go and what to do with these unique itinerary ideas.

Chateau of Sully-sur-Loire
Road Trip through Western France: Paris, Loire Valley, & Bordeaux - 10 Days

If driving from Paris through western France for ten days sounds like a dream come true, this itinerary is for you. Start in Paris, where art at the Louvre, flaky croissants and a day trip to Versailles will capture your imagination and taste buds. Continue to the Loire Valley to see the famed castles and see where da Vinci lived, then end in Bordeaux for world-famous oysters and wine.

Recent trip reviews for Audrey

Barcelona and marseille
France | Sep 13 - Sep 23, 2022

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Suzanne S.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2022

Audrey and I planned this trip together over a period of a couple of months. She was responsive to my questions and requests in a timely and intelligent manner.
All arrivals and departures were handled with lovely attentive drivers.
We were traveling for 11 days in Barcelona and Marseilles with a 1 day stop in Sete, France.
In Barcelona we went on a tour of Montserrat with Vincent. He was a wonderful tour guide. Friendly , personable attentive, aware of the differences in his group of... read more

Audrey and I planned this trip together over a period of a couple of months. She was responsive to my questions and requests in a timely and intelligent manner.
All arrivals and departures were handled with lovely attentive drivers.
We were traveling for 11 days in Barcelona and Marseilles with a 1 day stop in Sete, France.
In Barcelona we went on a tour of Montserrat with Vincent. He was a wonderful tour guide. Friendly , personable attentive, aware of the differences in his group of people. We had a wonderful day with a group of people from many different places because Vincent made it enjoyable and informative.
In Sete we met Marc for a private food tour. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Marc was knowledgeable, informative and extremely personable.
On the whole this trip worked for two older women exploring 2cities in Europe.
We thank Audrey for assisting us in this adventure.

Local specialist: Audrey Benezech
Audrey
Audrey Benezech
Local specialist in Montpellier | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

Dear Suzanne, dear Susin,

It was a great pleasure! I am glad you enjoyed your stopover in Sète. I hope you will come back for new experiences!
Kind regards, Audrey

Paris and Marseille
France | Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2022

Stacey
Stacey W.
Minneapolis, MN | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Audrey did a phenomenal job planning our week in France. We were concerned that attempting to do Paris and the Provence region would be too ambitious, but it was not! Audrey truly listened to our desires and managed to plan a trip that was the perfect mix of seeing all the major landmarks, to small intimate tours that really captured the culture and flavor of Paris and Marseille. We had plenty of time to sit at cafes sipping some lovely French wine and taking it all in!
Another perk of... read more

Audrey did a phenomenal job planning our week in France. We were concerned that attempting to do Paris and the Provence region would be too ambitious, but it was not! Audrey truly listened to our desires and managed to plan a trip that was the perfect mix of seeing all the major landmarks, to small intimate tours that really captured the culture and flavor of Paris and Marseille. We had plenty of time to sit at cafes sipping some lovely French wine and taking it all in!
Another perk of doing travel this way was having all of our tickets in hand. No waiting to go to the summit of the Eiffel Tower, into the Louvre, or the Palace of Versailles. It was apparent that many spent hours in line at these key sights.
All of our travel guides were timely, professional, fluent in English and SO knowledgeable about the history of the areas we visited. A special thank you to Florence and LuLu who made our time in Marseille so perfect and customized! The food and wines we sampled, along with the breathtaking sights will never be forgotten!

Hotel Reviews
Hôtel Jardin de Cluny
Paris
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Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port
Marseille
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Activity Reviews
Discovery tour of Paris by vintage car
Paris

Such a fun way to see the major landmarks, however our guide was not fluent in English and struggled to relay much information or history of what we were seeing.

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Dinner at the Ciel de Paris restaurant
Paris
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Seine river cruise
Paris
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Food tour in Montmartre
Paris
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Marseille food tour
Marseille
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Cassis & Bandol Rosé Wine Tour
Marseille

Cassis was so charming! We had a wonderful tasting experience at two wineries!

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Florence is so knowledgeable about the region.
Transport
Visit of Luberon & the hilltop villages
France

Each village was so unique and so beautiful. We truly felt like we understood how people have lives and worked in these villages for centuries. Amazing experience!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Florence is top notch! She truly got to know us and customized the experience for us!
Transport
Local specialist: Audrey Benezech
Audrey
Audrey Benezech
Local specialist in Montpellier | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dear Stacey,
It was a pleasure to organize this stay for you.
I am glad you enjoyed it.
Kind regards,
Audrey