Valentine is the girl from The French Alps!
After being a tailor-made trip planner in Sri Lanka and event organizer for an international ski freeride competition in Switzerland, she settled down in the Beaujolais region to share her expertise in France and its bordering countries.
She has good taste especially when it comes to accommodation: she loves charming boutique hotels and gives attention to the greatest details. In her free time, she loves searching for new gems to visit!
Yo hablo tambien español :)
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"My "Coups de Coeur":
- In France: Provence, Northern Alps, Alsace, Brittany, French Riviera, Loire Valley
- In Switzerland : Bern, Lugano, Verbier, Interlaken, Zermatt, Grindelwald, Montreux
My last week-end trip: Hiking in the alpine pastures of La Clusaz and taste some local “Reblochon” cheese
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"On the way to Brittany on a family trip, I crossed the doors of the Chateau de Villandry. I will never forget its magical gardens made of flowers and vegetables! I felt like Alice in the Wonderland trying to escape from the maze!"
Featured trips & expertise
Our researchers traveled throughout France. Our experts chipped in with their insights. Then we listened to what travelers themselves had to say: where they most want to go, what they most like to see, and what activities most turn them on. Finally, we assessed all their advice, studied all destinations and combinations, and factored in how much time average travelers to France are likely to have. The result? The following ultimate itinéraires française.
Take 10 days to stop and smell the lavender as you traverse the fields, vineyards, and villages of Provence on this self-drive trip. This popular region of southeastern France has plenty for your senses to enjoy: take in the scents of soapmaking workshops, sights of the Mediterranean coast, and tastes of famous wines and market-fresh cooking on your adventure.
On this outdoorsy tour of Provence, you'll mix gourmet experiences with active pursuits. Start the trip in medieval Avignon, then take a tour of the Luberon on an electric bike before learning how to cook (and eat) like a local at a Provençal cooking class. You'll finish with a full-day tour of local wineries. Cheers!
Food isn't the only indulgence western France has to offer on this two-week itinerary. Lounge in the gardens of the Palais Royal, once the personal residence for Cardinal Richelieu; see through the eyes of artists like Degas and da Vinci in Montmartre and Amboise, and stroll through cobblestone village streets and seaside boardwalks as you sample the best the area has to offer.
There's plenty of reasons to visit the Mediterranean Coast and Provence, but here are ten great ones. Start in Barcelona, where authentic tapas and Art Nouveau architecture captivate the heart and taste buds. Trace Salvador Dali's life along the coast, then head to France for Roman ruins, French wine, and a visit to Lyon—the country's food capital.
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.