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.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"France is my adopted country and I’ve gotten to know it well! It has so many spectacular places to visit that I’ve been travelling as much as possible from East to West, stopping to enjoy the scenery as much as possible, tasting specialties and admiring the beauty of the landscape. I have often fell upon magical sights just by driving with the top rolled down on a countryside road, sometimes following « La Route du Vin » or « La route des Chateaux » ! I love to organize romantic getaways or trips with character such as visiting castles that bring you back to archaic times. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"Being an Anglophone and loving to travel, it was obvious for me to want to get involved in tourism when I settled down in France. Even though it’s been quite a few years, I continue to be amazed by this country and want to share my enthusiasm! I wish to create memorable trips for others as I have done for me and my family. It is so rewarding to learn about other cultures, their language, their traditions, their culinary specialties, ... It then makes for great conversation, meaningful memories and beautiful dreamy pictures! "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"My favorite stop has to be in Carcassone in the South of France, a citadel medieval village with its castle of 52 towers, a horse-drawned carriage ride through the ramparts and its culinary specialties such as cassoulet. Also, I can’t forget the wine tasting in a typical winery and the backdrop of magnificent vines in full bloom!"
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Winding its way through scenic Provençal countryside, the spectacular Verdon Gorge is Europe's largest canyon and a paradise for outdoor adventurers. On this family-oriented itinerary, you'll base yourself in the fairytale village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie for a week of hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, and canyoneering. In between high-adrenaline activities, visit the blooming lavender fields of the Valensole Plateau and explore the charming city of Aix-en-Provence.
Because France is a large and diverse country, it's an ideal location for a family trip. From art-centric and foodie cities like Paris to outdoor playgrounds like the French Riviera and the beaches of northern France, there's always something to do with activities appealing to various ages and interests. Along the way, make unique family memories that you can only experience in France, such as riding horses through the surf at Mont-Saint-Michel, learning to bake macrons, or enjoying a treasure hunt at the Louvre.
Ask soon-to-be honeymooners around the world to reveal their dream destinations for getting away together, and the chances are many would be in France. The settings for vacationing newlyweds do not get much more iconically romantic than a view of Paris, the 'city of love' from atop the Eiffel Tower, a sip of champagne in the region where the drink is exclusively produced or a stroll through ornamental gardens depicting four different sorts of love in the Loire Valley. From a very long and lovely list, here we select the best destinations in France for a honeymoon and what to do in each.
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.
As one of France's first wine regions, Provence has been making wine for more than 2,000 years. Taste the fruits of all that historic expertise and more on this 15-day road trip. You'll stay in six different cities in the region, exploring everything from soapmaking to Sauternes, and modern museums to Roman ruins, as you take in all that Provence has to offer.
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.
Recent trip reviews for Josee
Paris did not Disappoint!
Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2022
Thank you to Josee (and Joel and Valentine) for the amazing trip to Paris! Josee was very receptive to our wants and responsive to all questions. She was also able to maintain our budget without any sacrifices. The trip went off without a hitch, thanks to Josee and kimkim! read more
Wonderful trip to France and Basque country
Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2022
Josee and Joel were incredibly helpful and organized. They always responded promptly when I had a question. I was very happy with the service and their recommendations. I would definitely use their service again in the future. read more
Jun 25 - Jul 3, 2022
Josee spent a lot of time with me before we had the travel plan finalized. She is very professional and details oriented. Everything is perfect. The locations of the hotel at Paris and Nice are great Both are in the center of cities and close to metro stations. The day trips are well planned and they are small group tour which is about 8-9 people. The drivers are very nice and always on time. We had a great time in Paris and Nice. Thank you Josee! read more