I was born in Orléans, in the center of France, but I grew up in the beautiful Burgundy region. After studying English literature and civilization at the University of Dijon, I spent a little more than 10 years teaching English to French kids and trying to share with them my passion of this language and of the anglosaxon culture. I then turned to tourism to introduce the country I live in (and love) to foreign travellers.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"In actual fact, I love the small villages across the whole country. I am passionate about the classification of the 100 most beautiful villages in France and love making itineraries to show these places. From Ploumanach in Brittany, to Riquewihr in Alsace or Roussillon in the Vaucluse region for example, you are bound to fall in love with these incredible places and I'm here to create the best conditions to make it happen!"
How did you get involved in travel?
"I have always loved planning my week-ends in France or my trips to foreign countries and I realized that I could help other people do it. I first started planning trips to the United States for French pupils and I am very happy to work for adults and families now."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I had the opportunity to spend a year in the United States during my studies and I travelled a lot. I loved the cities of New York, Boston and San Francisco but the best moments I experienced were the moments I spent on the road, the moments I shared with the locals, trying to fully immerse in their culture."
Featured trips & expertise
If you're short on time but don't want to compromise on experience, this 7-day whirlwind honeymoon trip to France is the perfect fit. Browse shops and feast on Parisian pastries in the city, then head to the South of France for some quality time on the sunny Mediterranean coast.
A honeymoon to France is the stuff of dreams, but this real-life itinerary is ready and waiting for you! Spend four days in the City of Lights, browsing art museums and enjoying romantic strolls along the Seine. For the second half of your trip head to the south, where Roman ruins, luxurious beaches, and sunny weather await.
Head to France for nine magical days in the city of love—the perfect place for a honeymoon. Paris practically begs you to plan a romantic getaway, which is exactly what you'll do, from art viewing in the Louvre to day trips to storybook chateaus. Make sure to stop by the historic city of Avignon before wiling away the time on the sunny white-sand beaches of the south.
If you've got ten days and a heart full of love, head to France for the perfect honeymoon getaway. Start in Paris, where you'll stroll shops and galleries by day and indulge in French wine at open-air cafes at night. See the Alps and tour Avignon, then end your tour on the sunny southern coast.
Leave it all behind and enjoy eleven magical days in France for your honeymoon (or any other special occasion!) Start in Paris, where romantic dinners at streetside cafes blend perfectly with relaxed strolls through the Louvre and a night at the Eiffel Tower. Wrap up your trip in Avignon and Nice, where history, nature, and wine await you and your sweetie.
Take a break from real life and immerse yourself in the city of love on this 12-day France honeymoon itinerary. You'll start in Paris—the perfect place for art museums, pastries, and a day trip to the resplendent Versailles. From here you'll head south to romantic Avignon and historic Lyon, ending in sunny Nice for plenty of beach time.
Recent trip reviews for Elise
Trip to France · France - Jul 8 - Jul 15, 2019
Thank you to Elise Duhem & kimkim team, we had a fabulous trip to France! Elise did a great job asking us questions and providing ideas for adventures so that we were able to get just the right mix for us! There was no pressure, we just chose what we wanted to do. Elise then set us up with quality well organized tours and businesses. We received a trip book guide to print the descriptions for each event including vouchers. There were not any surprises or extra money that we did not expect. ... read more