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Matthew Falvey

My role is that of local trusted agent based in the destination. I am an American living in Marseille and now have the opportunity to create trips for others to experience how beautiful France is. My approach is to help travelers have a great travel experience and to connect them with a trusted local travel specialist who is based in the destination, and who has a strong passion to organize trips with character. I love to help travelers venture off the beaten path, meet locals and create truly meaningful memories.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in the whole of France and Corsica. I am familiar with the activities and excursions through out France including wine tours, culture, history, culinary, and city breaks. I support authentic travels and looks forward to share with you my know-how about France. With me you will discover France in a different way!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I got involved in travel as a child when I was fortunate to go overseas to Ireland with my family. From the ages of 6-16 we visited 4 times and from those trips my passion for travel started. I have since traveled and lived in South East Asia, Africa, Australia, Central America, most of Western Europe and now I live in France. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My favorite travel memory happened within the first few weeks of living in Marseille. A friend and I hiked the entire length of the Parc national des Calanques from Les Goudes in the very south west corner and finished in Cassis. Being able to hike and swim in the beautiful Calanques with hardly any one around was very memorable. "

Featured trips & expertise

One of the many Genoese towers around the island
The Very Best Walks on Corsica: 7 Days

Amble along windswept coastlines and across dramatic mountain interiors as you explore Corsica on foot with this active 7-day tour. If you love to travel slowly, savoring each moment, landscape, and experience along the way, this trip was tailor-made for you. Spend each day taking in the island's natural beauty on foot - and every night in sumptuous accommodations.

Hiking & Hilltop Villages in Provence: 7 Day Itinerary

Immerse yourself in the best that Provence has to offer with a week-long retreat in the Mont Ventoux area. You'll hike to charming villages, cook with locally-sourced ingredients, and enjoy plenty of relaxation time at the region's world-class spas.

Mountainbike tour in the Verdon region, Provence
Family Adventure in Provence: 8 Days

Spend a week exploring Gorges du Verdon, the biggest canyon in Europe, on this family-friendly adventure. Hike, bike, and raft through the canyon, all while enjoying some of the most picturesque scenery in southern France.