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Josee Legrand

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!"

Josee is part of the following groups: France Travel Agents
Boats on the Gorges du Verdon
Active Family Adventure in the Verdon Gorge - 7 Days

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.

A couple look out at one of the Loire Valley's beautiful chateauxs
Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon in France

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.

The historic town gate of Saint-Tropez
How Many Days Should You Spend in the French Riviera?

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.

Hilltop village of Gordes
France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 15 Days

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.

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.

Vintage car in Montmartre
Luxury Food and Wine Tour: Paris & Bordeaux - 6 Days

Savor six days amidst scenic and savory sights on this itinerary. You'll take in the beauty of Paris and the Bordeaux region while also ingesting the products of the local cheesemakers, artisan markets, and renowned vineyards to satisfy all of your senses.

Recent trip reviews for Josee

Highly recommended!
France | Jun 25 - Jul 3, 2022

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Xincheng Z.
Denver, CO | Jul 21, 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

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!

Hotel Reviews

Hotel Amiral Fondary

Paris

Nice and clean. Great location!

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Feel Home Assalit

Nice

In the center of Nice. Close to grocery stores.

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Day-trip to Versailles: Palace & Gardens with audioguide + Round-trip transfers

Paris

This is the only big group tour, but we don’t mind.

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Skip the line visit of the Louvre with audioguide (tickets only)

Paris
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Eiffel Tower Summit Ticket

Paris

Very crowded.

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Best of the French Riviera

Nice

Small group tour and you got to see a little bit of everything.

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Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

Nice
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Return Boat Tickets to Sainte Marguerite Island (îles de Lérin)

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Local specialist: Josee Legrand
Josee
Josee Legrand
Local specialist in Rambouillet | Jul 21, 2022

Bonjour Xincheng!
Thank you so much for sharing your comments and your enthusiastic feedback on your family trip to France! It was a delight to organize your itinerary and I hope you went back home with lots of great memories! And thank you so much for the pictures of your beautiful family in the fascinating lavender fields! I really appreciated it!
Your comments are very important to us as they help to control, maintain, and improve the quality of our services and those of our local partners.
Thanks again for your trust in Kim Kim and in our team !
Josée