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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 family visiting Paris
Best Family Experiences in France

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.

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 to 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.

Recent trip reviews for Josee

Paris did not Disappoint!
France | Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2022

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Robin M.
Birmingham, MI | Reviewed on Oct 12, 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

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!

Hotel Review
Hotel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Paris

Beautiful 4 star hotel very near the Eiffel Tower (some rooms have a view of the Tower). Modern and clean, attentive staff and lovely bar/restaurant. Rooms was not huge, but it was well-appointed (could have used a dresser, but we made do).

Authenticity & Character
It was a modern hotel so not a lot of authenticity
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so close to the tower and several cafes.
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receptive and friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
hotel was very clean, but room lacked a dresser or any drawers whatsoever
Activity Reviews
Eiffel Tower
Paris

I wasn't sure I could stomach going all the way to the summit, but I did and it was lovely. We went at night and the view was incredible. Dress warm!

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

Our timed tickets were for 10:00; I suggest going either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. We didn't really use the audioguide.

Dinner show at the Moulin Rouge
Paris

Fun show, good food, attentive staff

Dinner cruise on the Seine (Privilege Service included)
Paris

Food was excellent, staff was attentive, entertainment was good, view was amazing

Local specialist: Josee Legrand

Wonderful trip to France and Basque country
France | Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2022

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Lisa C.
Purcellville, VA | Reviewed on Sep 26, 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

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.

Activity Reviews
Private Tour in the Medoc Wine Region
France

Excellent tour with A very knowledgeable guide. All of the Chateaux we visited were top notch.

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Great choices of Chateaux
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our tour guide Bogdan was amazing!
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Landmarks of Bordeaux
Bordeaux

Very nice tour of the landmarks of Bordeaux. Tour guide was knowledgeable abd friendly.

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Private Wine Tour in Saint-Emilion
France

Lovely choices of Chateaux- tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and flexible.

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Laura was great!
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Local specialist: Josee Legrand
Josee
Josee Legrand
Local specialist in Lacenas | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Bonjour Lisa!
What beautiful pictures! I relly appreciate you sending them! It seems as though you made wonderful memories here in France!
It was a delight to organize your itinerary and I hope you will come back to see us again. You still have the Beaujolais region to see :-) Merci for your feedback on the organization of your trip. 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

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

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Xincheng Z.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Jul 10, 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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Activity Reviews
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
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)
France
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Local specialist: Josee Legrand
Josee
Josee Legrand
Local specialist in Lacenas | Reviewed on 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