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Trip My France

WHO WE ARE :
Trip My France (formerly Objectif France) is an inbound tour operator that builds voyages of discovery across France and Western Europe. Our agency is located in the beautiful vineyards of Beaujolais, close to Lyon (3rd largest city in France). This central location allows us to work effectively in all regions of France.

OUR KNOW HOW:
• Over 50 years of cumulated experience in incoming and outbound tourism for a human size company.
• Great expertise of tailor-made tours to understand your needs
• A team of professionals at your service
• A professional network of carefully selected service providers
• Perfect knowledge of France and Western Europe

Trip My France is part of the following groups: France Travel Agents

Featured trips & expertise

Explore Lyon with the family
Family Trip to France: Paris, Dijon & Lyon-10 Days

Take your family on a tour of French culture and gastronomy with this 10-day itinerary. See—and taste—the highlights of some of France's liveliest and best-loved cities, with private tours of Paris, Dijon, and Lyon. Relax in the rustic charm of medieval Burgundian villages, Beaujolais vineyards, and traditional farm life. With a day at Disneyland planned as well, this trip will be one to remember for the whole family!

Visit Lyon, France's capital of gastronomy, with the whole gang
French Cities, Mountains & Food for Families: Paris, Annecy & Lyon - 10 Days

There's no need to choose between French cities, mountains, or culinary attractions—this 10-day family-focused itinerary covers everything. Starting in Paris, you'll enjoy a jaunt up the Eiffel Tower and a treasure hunt in the world-famous Louvre. Continue to Annecy to climb the Alps by cogwheel train and sample fondue in an underground cave. Learn the secrets to Lyon's famous gastronomy with a family cooking class, then take to the skies to see the vineyards of Beaujolais by hot air balloon.

Take the kids to explore Saint-Malo
Family Road Trip in Western France: Paris, Caen & Saint-Malo - 7 Days

For a family road trip that leads you through the diversity of French culture and history, look no further than this week-long itinerary. Start in Paris to savor its highlights and cuisine before driving to Normandy to encounter the moving legacy of the D-Day landings. See architectural and religious history on display in the abbeys of Caen and Mont-Saint-Michel, and learn about rogues of the past in Saint-Malo, all while you enjoy the fun of touring by segway and learning to "sand yacht" together.

Mont-Saint-Michel
Explore France's Western Route- 21 Days

Take the back roads of western France to discover a splendor of highlights and hidden gems on this three-week adventure. Start in Paris, where you'll climb the Eiffel Tower and visit Versailles. Head to the northern coasts and see the most beautiful spots of Brittany and Normandy. Go south to the Loire Valley to live the fairy tale life surrounded by castles and vineyards, and activate your taste buds as you savor cognac and wine amid the country's most famous vineyards and medieval villages.

Carcassonne
France Scenic Self-Drive Getaway: Castles, Forts & Vineyards - 21 Days

Discover all the things that fairy tales are made of on this comprehensive, three-week tour of France. Start in Normandy, where you'll explore the rugged coastline and massive fortresses. Head to the Loire Valley for lavish châteaux, gardens, and vineyards, then turn south into the Dordogne and discover its unusual natural scenery. Continue to Lyon and immerse yourself in its "foodie" culture before embarking on a wine-tasting extravaganza between Châteauneuf and Burgundy.

End your trip on the promenades of Nice
Ultimate French Road Trip: Paris to the French Riviera - 21 Days

Eat and drink your way from Paris to the Mediterranean coast on this three-week, self-drive adventure. Start in Paris with wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting, move on to Annecy for lakeside cycling and fondue, then continue to the Alps to summit glacial peaks and soak in hot tubs. After touring the gastronomic capital of Lyon, Provence's "easy life" beckons before winding down with sailing and beach time along the stunning coastlines of Marseille, Le Lavandou, and Nice.

Recent Trip Reviews for Trip My France

Amazon Mother/Daughter trip
France | Nov 6 - Nov 18, 2022

Marianne
Marianne W.
San Antonio, TX | Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

My daughter and I enjoyed our trip so much! Everything was taken care of and we had nothing to worry about, just to show up!

Local specialist: Josee Legrand
Josee
Josee Legrand
Local specialist in Lacenas | Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Bonjour Marianne!
It was my pleasure to build you an amazing trip and am happy to hear you had a fabulous time! I hope you will come back to visit us again!
Thanks again for your trust in Kim Kim and in our team !
Josée

Christmas getaway in France was everything we hoped for!
France | Dec 5 - Dec 12, 2022

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Karen M.
Kansas City, MO | Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Thanks to Lise with Trip My France, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Alsace and Paris. Lise helped build an itinerary that met our expectations, with some structured tourism as well as time to discover sites on our own.
The hotels in Colmar (Hotel Le Colombier) and in Paris’ Latin Quarter (Hotel Jardin de Cluny) were excellent. Alsace Safari provided an informative tour of Alsatian cities all decked out for the holidays with just the right amount of driving and walking time in addition to... read more

Thanks to Lise with Trip My France, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Alsace and Paris. Lise helped build an itinerary that met our expectations, with some structured tourism as well as time to discover sites on our own.
The hotels in Colmar (Hotel Le Colombier) and in Paris’ Latin Quarter (Hotel Jardin de Cluny) were excellent. Alsace Safari provided an informative tour of Alsatian cities all decked out for the holidays with just the right amount of driving and walking time in addition to allowing for shopping the Christmas Markets. Ground Transfer services were timely and professional. We especially appreciated John, from JFJ Services in Colmar, who spent extra time making sure we knew how to make the train transfer in Strasbourg.
All the documentation provided by Lise helped us stay on time each day and provided background and historical perspective on what we were experiencing, resulting in an unforgettable vacation!
Many thanks.

Hotel Reviews
Hôtel Le Colombier
Colmar

Their hospitality was excellent! The front desk staff were very welcoming and joyful and always had answers to our questions. The breakfast service team was very service-oriented and pleasant. The room was very nice, neat and tidy, and the bed was so comfortable.

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Hôtel Jardin de Cluny
Paris

It’s amazing that this hotel fits in the tiny building. Love the creative use of space. Everyone we encountered - front desk and breakfast service team - was very friendly. The accommodations and public areas were neat and clean, and the bed was very comfortable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Plenty of nice places to eat in walking distance, and easy to access some of the best sites in Paris from here.
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Activity Reviews
Magical Christmas & Wine Tasting Half-Day Tour
Colmar

Loved seeing the cities in the small group (only two other guests were on the tour) and our guide was excellent, providing historical perspective and explanations of local culture. His vehicle was in great shape and he’s a trustworthy driver. However, there was no wine tasting on this tour, as the title implied.

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Absolute tour of Strasbourg
France

Gabriel was our tour guide and he clearly knows and loves Strasbourg. It was just long - three full hours of walking.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
It was full 3 hours of walking, just know that in advance.
Skip the line visit of the Louvre with audioguide (tickets only)
Paris
Eiffel Tower Summit Tickets
Paris
Dinner cruise on the Seine (Privilege Service included)
Paris

This experience is all about the views - seeing Paris highlights at night from the river was beautiful. We appreciated the window seats and excellent drinks included (champagne and wines each course). The menus were fine dining, our meals just weren’t very hot which I understand is a challenge in this setting.

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Christmas Gourmet Walking Tour
Paris

Very interesting time in St. Germaine! Our guide was well-informed and we moved at a comfortable pace. It was nice to be in a small group (just one other couple was on this tour with us) as the shops are very small and the sidewalks very narrow, but it was easy to stick together.

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Half day guided tour of the Palace of Versailles with priority access in a small group (1 to 15 people)
Paris

When we arrived at Versailles, we were ready to get the tour underway but were told our tickets were timed to enter about 45 minutes later. It felt like wasted time. Our tour guide filled some of that time with historical explanation which basically repeated what the hostess on the bus had shared on the way there. Once inside, the tour was excellent and our guide was very informative. I couldn’t imagine visiting Versailles without a guide like that - we learned so much.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The hostess on the bus ride was very informative.
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Local specialist: Lise Troulier
Lise
Lise Troulier
Local specialist in Lacenas, near Lyon, France | Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Bonjour Karen and Dennis,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to write such a detailed and enthusiastic feedback upon your trip in France. I really appreciate ! These comments are very important to us, because they help us to control, maintain, and improve the quality of our services and those of our local partners. Your comments are very helpful. In particular, those about your tours in Alsace and the Half day guided tour of the Palace of Versailles. Despite this little hiccup, it's... read more

Bonjour Karen and Dennis,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to write such a detailed and enthusiastic feedback upon your trip in France. I really appreciate ! These comments are very important to us, because they help us to control, maintain, and improve the quality of our services and those of our local partners. Your comments are very helpful. In particular, those about your tours in Alsace and the Half day guided tour of the Palace of Versailles. Despite this little hiccup, it's great that you learned a lot during this visit.

I am really happy that your Christmas getaway in Alsace and Paris was everything you hoped for. It was a delight to organize your itinerary. I hope you will come back to see us again. There is so much to see in France.

Thanks again for your trust in Kim Kim and in our team !

All the best
Lise

Winter Trip to France
France | Nov 26 - Dec 4, 2022

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David P.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Dec 05, 2022

Everything was perfect for our Winter trip. I will definitely use kimkim in the future.

The tours were fantastic: the guides were knowledgeable and personable and we enjoyed every minute.

The hotels hit all the right notes. read more

Everything was perfect for our Winter trip. I will definitely use kimkim in the future.

The tours were fantastic: the guides were knowledgeable and personable and we enjoyed every minute.

The hotels hit all the right notes.

Hotel Reviews
La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
Reims
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Terrass Hotel 4*
Paris
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Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Dec 07, 2022

Bonjour David,
Thank you so much for your kind review! A winter trip in France was a good choice. It is lovely to read that you enjoyed Paris, Champagne & Alsacian christmas markets.
I wish you some Happy Holidays, and see you soon in France,
Valentine

Valentine and the Kimkim travel team was very...
France | Nov 24 - Nov 28, 2022

Kimberly
Kimberly C.
Nicetown-Tioga, PA | Reviewed on Dec 05, 2022

Valentine and the Kimkim travel team was very reliable and sufficient. They provided a trip plan which made my trip to the French Rivera most enjoyable. I highly recommend. You will be in great hands! read more

Valentine and the Kimkim travel team was very reliable and sufficient. They provided a trip plan which made my trip to the French Rivera most enjoyable. I highly recommend. You will be in great hands!

Hotel Review
Villa Victoria
Nice

I enjoyed the free, detailed, variety breakfast at the Villa Victoria. The location couldn’t have been better. The staff gave excellent, friendly service.

Authenticity & Character
There weren’t any clocks or face towels available.
Location
Everywhere in downtown Nice was walkable.
Staff
Two in particular, (male and female)were very likable and accommodating.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room was cleaned to satisfaction.
Activity Reviews
Cannes, Antibes and St Paul de Vence 1/2 day Small Group Tour
France

Loved St Paul and Cannes. Pleasantly surprised They don’t take American money or do American Express….. I guess for the most part.

Quality of Experience
The shopping and overall atmosphere was amazing
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Professional, well versed, very pleasant, excellent driver.
Transport
Great driver. On time
A day in Monaco
France

Great experience. Beautiful!

Quality of Experience
Excellent
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very informative.
Transport
Excellent driver
Afternoon Nice Street Food Tour!
Nice

Had a personal tour guide. Very knowledgeable, pleasant, flexible, enjoyable. Didn’t do food tour.

Quality of Experience
Well done
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very likable. Easy to share time with. Very knowledgeable and accommodating.
Transport
We walked, which was fine.
Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Dec 07, 2022

Bonjour Kimberley,
Thank you very much for trusting us in the organization of your short getaway to Nice!
Noted for your remarks on the hotels & tours, it helps us a lot to improve our services.
Have a good day and see you soon in France,
Valentine

Our beautiful moments in Paris
France | Oct 11 - Oct 18, 2022

Merlin
Merlin M.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Nov 12, 2022

Our trip was fabulous! We enjoyed all of it and felt special with the personalized plan that was paced perfectly for us. My most unforgettable evening was our dinner cruise on the Seine. Thank you for the perfect time in Paris. read more

Our trip was fabulous! We enjoyed all of it and felt special with the personalized plan that was paced perfectly for us. My most unforgettable evening was our dinner cruise on the Seine. Thank you for the perfect time in Paris.

Hotel Review
Hotel Le Six
Paris

The accommodations and service were outstanding and the breakfasts were delicious.

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Activity Reviews
Dinner cruise on the Seine (Privilege Service included)
Paris
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Cheese and wine tasting in a Parisian cellar in the Marais
Paris

Great fun evening!

Monet House & Impressionism Museum - Half day Tour from Paris
Paris

Absolute beautiful surroundings. Our driver took a scenic way back to Paris…wonderful old villages

Local specialist: Lise Troulier
Lise
Lise Troulier
Local specialist in Lacenas, near Lyon, France | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Bonjour Merlin,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to write such a nice feedback upon your trip in France. I really appreciate ! These comments are very important to us, because they help us to control, maintain, and improve the quality of our services and those of our local partners.

I am very happy that you enjoyed the dinner cruise on the Seine. It is indeed magical.

Hope you will come back to see us again. There is so much to see in France. :)

Thanks again for your trust in Kim Kim and in our team !
All the best
Lise

Amazing honeymoon in France!
France | Sep 28 - Oct 13, 2022

Nicole
Nicole R.
Sylvania, OH | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Our honeymoon in France was incredible! I would highly recommend 1) working with Valentine to plan the best trip & activities, 2) going to France in September/October, the weather was beautiful!
Valentine helped us plan the best trip, we had a great mix of short and long tours, skip the line tickets, wine tastings, and self exploration days. All of the tour guides were fantastic. Valentine also prebooked us tickets for trains and transportation when we needed it, which helped make moving... read more

Our honeymoon in France was incredible! I would highly recommend 1) working with Valentine to plan the best trip & activities, 2) going to France in September/October, the weather was beautiful!
Valentine helped us plan the best trip, we had a great mix of short and long tours, skip the line tickets, wine tastings, and self exploration days. All of the tour guides were fantastic. Valentine also prebooked us tickets for trains and transportation when we needed it, which helped make moving city to city a lot easier. We stayed in Nice (3 nights), Saint Remy de Provence (3 nights), Annecy (2 nights), Colmar (3 nights), and Paris (4 nights). The only thing we wish we could have changed would be to stay another week longer! (-:

Activity Reviews
Iconic Full day Tour in Alsace from Colmar
Colmar
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Versailles Full Day bike tour
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Noel was a great guide!
Transport
Art and Architecture tour in Chic Vineyard
Aix-en-Provence
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Avignon and Pope's Palace walking tour
France
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Wine tasting at Chateau La Nerthe in Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Chateauneuf du Pape
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Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Bonjour Nicole,
Thank you so much for your detailed review. It was a pleasure go organize your beautiful trip to France!
We would be delighted to welcome you in an other region of France.
Have a good day,
Valentine

Joel was outstanding both in helping us plan ...
France | Sep 15 - Oct 16, 2022

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Don J.
La Vergne, TN | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Joel was outstanding both in helping us plan and all that he planned for us read more

Joel was outstanding both in helping us plan and all that he planned for us

Hotel Reviews
La Cour Sainte Catherine B & B
Honfleur
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Le Castel Guesthouse B & B
Bayeux
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Hôtel de l'Univers
Saint-Malo
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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Le Clos de la Commanderie B&B
Amboise

Tebow was an excellent host. The property was a great plac to stay

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Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre 3*
Bordeaux
Location
Staff
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Les Jardins du Porche Apartments
Sarlat-la-Canéda
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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel de l'Horloge
Avignon
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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hôtel Relais & Châteaux Georges Blanc Parc & Spa
Vonnas
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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
Reims
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Staff
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Hotel Jeanne D'Arc Le Marais
Paris
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Activity Reviews
The Pays d'Auge
France
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Private Guided Tour of Mont Saint Michel (Self Drive)
France
Quality of Experience
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Private tour of Saint-Malo
Saint-Malo
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Half-day private tour Dinan and St-Suliac
Saint-Malo
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Chambord, Chenonceau & Lunch at the Château - Full Day
France
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Food
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Self-guided visit of Le Chateau Clos Lucé
France
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Villandry, Azay-Le-Rideau & Vouvray wine tour - Full Day
France
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Landmarks of Bordeaux
Bordeaux
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Wine in the City (Private Tour)
Bordeaux
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Saint-Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour
France
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Local specialist: Joël Massé
Joël
Joël Massé
Local specialist in Lacenas, near Lyon, France | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Hi Don,
Thank you so much for having taken the time to post your review following to your trip in France. It was truly a challenge for us to make this 1 month adventure a full success and I'm glad to see that we have met your expectations. I'm happy to see also that you could attend the cooking class in Dordogne that I had suggested to you. Sara from le Chevrefeuille sent to me a message saying that her team really loved to work with you !
Thanks again for your trust in Kim Kim
Best
Joel

Lise did a wonderful job of creating a Paris ...
France | Oct 11 - Oct 18, 2022

Rhoda
Rhoda M.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Lise did a wonderful job of creating a Paris adventure that has been totally fabulous! Our hotel, LeSix, was perfect in every way - friendly staff, wonderful breakfast, and comfortable room located close to everything we wanted in the 6tharr. Thomas, our pickup & delivery to the airport was polite, friendly and truly an expert driver!

We were more than pleased to discover we had personal tours on four occasions - the Sainte Chapel and Notre Dame (David), the Louvre (Ellen), the Gourmet... read more

Lise did a wonderful job of creating a Paris adventure that has been totally fabulous! Our hotel, LeSix, was perfect in every way - friendly staff, wonderful breakfast, and comfortable room located close to everything we wanted in the 6tharr. Thomas, our pickup & delivery to the airport was polite, friendly and truly an expert driver!

We were more than pleased to discover we had personal tours on four occasions - the Sainte Chapel and Notre Dame (David), the Louvre (Ellen), the Gourmet Food Tour (Barbara) and our drive out to Monet’s home & gardens (Jean) were ALL BEYOND AMAZING. Each and every guide was personable and very knowledgeable.

We actually had a second tour with Ellen, Covered Passages, where there were only four in our group. What made all of these adventures EXTRA SPECIAL is the fact that each tour became totally unique to our expectations. WE LOVED EACH AND EVERY ONE!

Our trip out to Versailles was fun but, quite honestly, after so much individualized attention earlier in the week - we were spoiled and the large weekend crowds were a bit off-putting even though our particular group only had 15. The day was still memorable!

Our culminating adventure was a dinner cruise on the Seine. THIS was the perfect way to wrap up our first trip to Paris. The cruise included a window view, delicious food, a variety of champagne and wines, impeccable service all with lovely tunes provided by talented musicians and a singer. While we did not, dancing was enjoyed by many.

Would we use Kim-Kim services again? ABSOLUTELY, without a doubt. We had never used any such services on our previous travels and I was a bit reluctant to move in this direction of unknown waters (for us) BUT Lise with Kim-Kim did a fabulous job of tending to even the smallest of details, checking in at various points and insuring things were proceeding as planned.

Eight days of great fun - ALL without a hitch, no cancellations, no mix ups, no changes! We had a most memorable FIRST experience in Paris and look forward to making more travel adventures in the future with Kim-Kim assisting. Thank you!

Hotel Review
Hotel Le Six
Paris

Friendly staff, wonderful breakfast spread and comfy, clean room - with easy access to all our activities. THIS was a WIN-WIN on all counts!

Authenticity & Character
CLEAN, friendly & comfy!
Location
Easy access to attractions and a variety of cafes for dining.
Staff
ALWAYS polite, friendly and helpful on all counts!
Cleanliness & Comfort
PERFECTION!
Activity Reviews
Cheese and wine tasting in a Parisian cellar in the Marais
Paris

WOW! We thoroughly enjoyed this activity. Agate (Agatha) did a wonderful job of explaining the variety of cheeses, their regions and processes gif production. She also brought in a wonderful assortment of wines for pairing. Terrific! My hubby actually now enjoys wine a bit more than before.

Quality of Experience
Everything!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Staff was friendly, polite, personable and the drivers all showed a special expertise that helped us arrive SAFELY and on time!
Transport
EXPERT driving skills were quite evident and appreciated!
Latin Quarter Gourmet Tour
Paris

This experience was good and we’d do it again BUT, if done in the future, we’d put a couple days between the wine/cheese pairing with this tour because much of the food tour was focused on wine & cheeses so it pretty much repeated what we had done the night before. We still enjoyed all the knowledge shared by Barbara!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Dinner cruise on the Seine (Privilege Service included)
Paris
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle
Paris

David was a wealth of information. We loved every bit of our time together!

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Eiffel Tower Summit Tickets
Paris
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Mysteries of the Louvre
Paris

WOW! Ellen certainly knew the history and made this experience more like a grand story telling session…bringing with it the depths of history. She was very well versed in all the historic details!

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19th Century Covered Passages
Paris

Unique experience with an interesting story behind it!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Half day guided tour of the Palace of Versailles with priority access in a small group (1 to 15 people)
Paris

For a bus trip, this was a good day…well organized and paced.

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Dinner show at the Moulin Rouge
Paris

Moulin Rouge is a unique experience but they pack you in like sardines do comfort was NOT a concern to the proprietor - it was tight, stuffy and NOT friendly for an easy exit. Dancers were talented…lighting was quite a glare & somewhat blinding for the audience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Wait staff was efficient considering their working conditions.
Local specialist: Lise Troulier
Lise
Lise Troulier
Local specialist in Lacenas, near Lyon, France | Reviewed on Nov 12, 2022

Bonjour Rhoda and Merlin,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to write such a detailed and enthusiastic feedback upon your trip in France. I really appreciate ! These comments are very important to us, because they help us to control, maintain, and improve the quality of our services and those of our local partners (your feedback concerning the Moulin Rouge is for example very helpful).

It was a delight to organize your itinerary and It seems as though you made wonderful memories... read more

Bonjour Rhoda and Merlin,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to write such a detailed and enthusiastic feedback upon your trip in France. I really appreciate ! These comments are very important to us, because they help us to control, maintain, and improve the quality of our services and those of our local partners (your feedback concerning the Moulin Rouge is for example very helpful).

It was a delight to organize your itinerary and It seems as though you made wonderful memories here in France! I hope you will come back to see us again. There is so much to see in France.

Thanks again for your trust in Kim Kim and in our team !
All the best
Lise

Occitanie
France | Oct 11 - Oct 18, 2022

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Pam B.
Missoula, MT | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

We asked for an active trip and our specialist delivered. We had several zoom calls to set up the framework for our trip. She put together exactly what we asked for. We had great hikes and visits to Albi, Carcasonne and Mirapoix with our guide Olivia. Our tasting tour with Jessica was fun and informative and our bike ride around Toulouse was fun. Definitely a great trip. read more

We asked for an active trip and our specialist delivered. We had several zoom calls to set up the framework for our trip. She put together exactly what we asked for. We had great hikes and visits to Albi, Carcasonne and Mirapoix with our guide Olivia. Our tasting tour with Jessica was fun and informative and our bike ride around Toulouse was fun. Definitely a great trip.

Hotel Review
Hôtel Albert 1er
Toulouse
Authenticity & Character
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Easy to walk to many areas of Toulouse
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Bonjour Pam,
Thank you very much for your review!
I happy to read that you spent a great time in Occitania.
See you soon in France,
Valentine

Superb knowledge, excellent collection of activities and guidance
France | Oct 3 - Oct 12, 2022

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Jodi C.
Mechanicsburg, PA | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

I typically love to research and plan trips, but I felt overwhelmed with Paris/Burgundy. KimKim connected us with Stephen and Valentine of Objectif France and they were a boon in advising, organizing and setting up our itinerary. This trip had to be post-poned in April 2020 to Oct 2022 due to pandemic. It was worth the wait. We enjoyed Fabio's walking tour of Montemarte, the Eiffel Tower at night, a personal tour of the Louvre (forgot the guide's name but she was very knowledgeable and... read more

I typically love to research and plan trips, but I felt overwhelmed with Paris/Burgundy. KimKim connected us with Stephen and Valentine of Objectif France and they were a boon in advising, organizing and setting up our itinerary. This trip had to be post-poned in April 2020 to Oct 2022 due to pandemic. It was worth the wait. We enjoyed Fabio's walking tour of Montemarte, the Eiffel Tower at night, a personal tour of the Louvre (forgot the guide's name but she was very knowledgeable and allowed us to hit the highlights within 2 hours), a half-day trip to Versaille (Corinne is a great guide), and a splendid trip on train to Beaune (Burgundy) for a wine tour and 2 nights in that old, quaint, country town (Alexi from Safari Tours was a delight and very informative). We have many fond memories thanks to these fine folks.

Hotel Reviews
Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacré-Coeur
PARIS

Rooms are a nice size. Bathrooms include a separate water closet from the shower/sink area. The beds are comfortable. The windows open to a degree which is nice to let a breeze in or the city sounds. The breakfast is terrific, bountiful and tasty. The maid and restaurant staff are amazing and pleasant. Front desk workers were helpful too.

Authenticity & Character
Modern
Location
Close to Montemarte and a lot of restaurants within a few blocks
Staff
restaurant staff are top-notch
Cleanliness & Comfort
maid was super friendly and accommodating
Abbaye De Maizieres
Beaune

WARNING: Before you fall in love with this historic building be warned that there is no way up except for stairs--and they are spiral and somewhat uneven in footing; and there are an additional steep stairway to the loft bedrooms . This old abbey is absolutely gorgeous and rich with history. You will see the proprietors did an amazing job with the conversion--keeping the structure intact and building the rooms/walls around it. There's a quaint courtyard to use for fresh air and a swimming pool. The rooms are clean and the bathroom is modern. The breakfast is delightful and the people are terrific. Aimee at the front desk it superb and was very helpful even when I could not get into my suitacase. I recommend if you are not intimidated by the stairs (think about this because you will want to partake in the wine).

Authenticity & Character
10 stars if I could -- nothing else like it
Location
Easy to walk to everything--restaurants and hospice museum
Staff
10 stars if I could -- just the best
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable - above average
Hôtel Jardin de Cluny
Paris

What a cute place with friendly staff, a nice breakfast in a good location. This hotel was recently remodelled and was very nice with a lot of garden-like character. Some of the photos on the website got me scared that it would be too floral but it was tastefully done and the -2 floor where they serve breakfast is very cool--smeared old stone with modern decor. The location is close to a lot on the left bank.

Authenticity & Character
For a city hotel the rooms are spacious and unique
Location
Less than a block from St. Germaine. Walking distance to Notre Dome, Pantheon, shops and restaurants.
Staff
Nice, friendly staff, especially in the restaurant
Cleanliness & Comfort
Top notch! We felt very comfortable.
Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Bonjour Jodi,
Thank you so much for your kind feedback!
I was a pleasure for Stephen and me to organize your trip to Paris & Burgundy. A real mix of our capital treasures and the lovely countryside.
See you very soon in France or in Europe,
Valentine

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
Location
so close to the tower and several cafes.
Staff
receptive and friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
hotel was very clean, but room lacked a dresser or any drawers whatsoever
Activity Reviews
Eiffel Tower Summit Tickets
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
Josee
Josee Legrand
Local specialist in Lacenas | Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Bonjour Robin!
I am thrilled that the organization of your trip met your expectations and that you had an amazing time in Paris!
Thanks again for your trust in Kim Kim and in our team !
Josée

Our two week trip to Paris, Bayeux, St Remy d...
France | Sep 20 - Oct 3, 2022

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Tom F.
Wadsworth, OH | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Our two week trip to Paris, Bayeux, St Remy de Provence and Nice France was wonderful thanks to our local specialists Valentine and Sophie. Our trip was delayed 2 years due to covid but was worth the wait. All of our tours and guides were very good and easy to understand. Our D-Day, US beaches tour guide, Lucy was especially good at making us feel what it was like for our soldiers on the beaches.

Overall, everything went very smoothly and according to our very detailed daily agenda. ... read more

Our two week trip to Paris, Bayeux, St Remy de Provence and Nice France was wonderful thanks to our local specialists Valentine and Sophie. Our trip was delayed 2 years due to covid but was worth the wait. All of our tours and guides were very good and easy to understand. Our D-Day, US beaches tour guide, Lucy was especially good at making us feel what it was like for our soldiers on the beaches.

Overall, everything went very smoothly and according to our very detailed daily agenda. There were a few very minor glitches mainly caused by miscommunication. When I contacted Valentine she quickly responded and resolved the issues. The four of us travelling together agreed that Valentine made sure our trip was memorable. We highly recommend Kimkim for their attention to detail and communication with us during our trip when needed.

Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Bonjour Tom,
Thank you so much for your feedback. Of course, it worth the wait, your pictures are lovely, love it!!!
I wish you many trips in 2023, and see you soon in France,
All the best,
Valentine

We had a great time. The hotels were great,w...
France | Sep 20 - Oct 3, 2022

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Margaret P.
Kingsport, TN | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022

We had a great time. The hotels were great,wonderful breakfasts, super tours with warm and informative guides, the drivers were on time and added so much to our knowledge of the different areas we toured. Andy, Margaret Palko read more

We had a great time. The hotels were great,wonderful breakfasts, super tours with warm and informative guides, the drivers were on time and added so much to our knowledge of the different areas we toured. Andy, Margaret Palko

Hotel Review
Hotel Basile
Paris

Wonderful staff and management that made us feel like a part of their family. The breakfast was delicious, the rooms were great, and their advice so helpful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Full Day Tour of Omaha and Utah Beaches & Normandy Landings Sites
Bayeux
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Versailles Palace and Gardens private tour
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Montmartre Local Gastronomy Tour
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Welcome to Saint Rémy de Provence
Saint Rémy de Provence
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Villages and Markets of the Luberon
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Monaco, Eze and La Turbie Tour small group tour
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Mont-Saint-Michel Full day Tour
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided walking tour in the Old Bayeux
Bayeux
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Eiffel Tower Summit Tickets
Paris
Quality of Experience
Le Louvre Private Tour
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Hello Margaret,
Merci beaucoup for your kind feedback, I hope you enjoyed your experience in France. You definitely saw the best places from North to South. We would be happy to welcome you again in France,
Thank you again for trusting us in the organization of your trip,
Best,
Valentine

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.

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

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

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Wine Tour in Saint-Emilion
France

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

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Laura was great!
Transport
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

We loved this trip. The planning was excelle...
France | Sep 2 - Sep 11, 2022

Margaret A.
Margaret A. S.
Hershey, PA | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

We loved this trip. The planning was excellent. We got to stay in places and do things we never could have done on our own. Our guides Julian , Gilles, Sophie and Claire were fun and very knowledgeable about the places and food. We only experienced one problem on our trip. The driver to take us from Lyon to the train didn’t show and we weren’t able to contact Valentine for assistance. We did appreciate the refund we received We would recommend kimkim to everyone. read more

We loved this trip. The planning was excellent. We got to stay in places and do things we never could have done on our own. Our guides Julian , Gilles, Sophie and Claire were fun and very knowledgeable about the places and food. We only experienced one problem on our trip. The driver to take us from Lyon to the train didn’t show and we weren’t able to contact Valentine for assistance. We did appreciate the refund we received We would recommend kimkim to everyone.

Hotel Reviews
La Ferme des Bélugues
Le Barroux
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spencer and Karen are wonderful hosts. The location is something we didn’t expect and loved
Hôtel du Soleil & Spa 3*
St.-Remy-de-Provence

Great location We we’re able to access Aix, Avignon easily Staff very friendly and helpful Pool was great Breakfast delicious Rooms and bathrooms are a bit small and no elevators

Authenticity & Character
Location
St Remy Close to town Market on Wednesday is a must do
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fourvière Hôtel Lyon
Lyon
Authenticity & Character
Historic building
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Hello Margaret,
Thank you very much for your review. It is lovely to read your comments, they are very important to us in order to improve our next trips.
We are sorry again for the private transfer issue, I am grateful that we could find a solution and refund you the amount of the service.
See you soon in France,
Best,
Valentine

A reassuringly smooth mother-daughter trip to France. ...
France | Sep 10 - Sep 18, 2022

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Andi G.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

I have so many great adjectives that I could use to describe this phenomenal trip. But smooth is probably the best one. Everything went smoothly; like clockwork. Every driver was prompt and on time to take us to our activities and to airports and train stations. Every guide that we had for our tours was amazing. Our bike tour with Marie was our favorite. It was a Marseille. The Full day tour of Nice with Hedgewig was also interesting and beautiful. . It was just so reassuring to know that all... read more

I have so many great adjectives that I could use to describe this phenomenal trip. But smooth is probably the best one. Everything went smoothly; like clockwork. Every driver was prompt and on time to take us to our activities and to airports and train stations. Every guide that we had for our tours was amazing. Our bike tour with Marie was our favorite. It was a Marseille. The Full day tour of Nice with Hedgewig was also interesting and beautiful. . It was just so reassuring to know that all of the details had been taken care of before our arrival in a foreign country. It was just a mother-daughter trip to a part of Europe that neither were familiar with. We felt safe knowing that all of our lodging, tours, transportation, and travel was taken care of in advance. Kim Kim is the only way to go when booking trips!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Les Bords de Mer
Marseille

This hotel is iconic and absolutely breathtaking. The view was pristine. We were right on the water! You can’t get a better location for a beach vacation. The hotel staff went way above and beyond to communicate with us in English and to accommodate our every need. The Buffet breakfast each morning was superior and such a nice way to start each day. We would definitely stay in this hotel again.

Authenticity & Character
Very cool and historic iconic hotel. Lots of history there.
Location
This hotel was right on the ocean! I mean right on the ocean. Plus, it was far enough away from the busy port hub to be removed and quiet. But easily within walking distance of many great Marseilles locations.
Staff
The staff went way above and beyond to make us comfortable. They were so kind and patient with us and our poor French language skills.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Housekeeping kept the rooms absolutely immaculate. They were prompt and discreet. The air conditioning worked amazingly well! We were so comfortable. The beds were comfortable.
4* Hotel West End
Nice

This is an old hotel. Therefore, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi will be an issue. If you don’t care about that, this historic hotel is super cool and in a great location.

Authenticity & Character
Historic and iconic.
Location
Right on the promenade. Right on the water.
Staff
The staff went above and beyond to make us comfortable. We had to make a room switch in the middle of our stay. They made that happen in a smooth manner.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Air conditioning was a bust. That was kind of hard. Wi-Fi was also a bust. That was kind of hard. And the blow dryers were very unexpected. Like old 60s style with a hose hook to the wall and everything. Kind of a good history lesson I guess.
Activity Review
EBike Food Tour in Marseille
France

We loved this ebike tour. Our guide, Marie, was so authentic and informative. I loved her pride and enthusiasm about her beloved Marseille. She gave us so many great tips. She was patient with us in the beginning, as we were uncertain and inexperienced on E bikes. She was such a kind person and really connected with us on a personal level. She’s highly recommended!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Isabelle Voute

Gorgeous trip to Paris + South of France
France | Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2022

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AARON M.
Golden, CO | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Valentine did a great job in communicating with us in the mornings (as she is based in France). She picked beautiful boutique hotels with delicious breakfasts. We were very happy with her recommendations for tours and events to make our first visit to France incredibly memorable.

While in France, we felt like we were supported and in good hands if anything went awry (CDG strikes)

Lessons Learned:
- Pick half day excursions if you like to explore on your own. Full day tours are... read more

Valentine did a great job in communicating with us in the mornings (as she is based in France). She picked beautiful boutique hotels with delicious breakfasts. We were very happy with her recommendations for tours and events to make our first visit to France incredibly memorable.

While in France, we felt like we were supported and in good hands if anything went awry (CDG strikes)

Lessons Learned:
- Pick half day excursions if you like to explore on your own. Full day tours are fantastic but although they don't last 12 hours it will fill up your day.

Hotel Reviews
Hôtel Lorette - Astotel
75009

Clean rooms but shows its age. Floors are loud and shower is not setup for 2m tall Americans. Breakfast was delicious and front-desk service was incredibly helpful!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Villa Victor Hugo 3*
Nice

Updated rooms in great area of town. 0.4 miles to beach and 0.2 miles from the shopping/restaurant district. Number of michelin rated restaurants share the building with the hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel CitizenM CDG
Roissy

Close proximity to airport! Decent food. Service top-notch.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Montmartre Local Gastronomy Tour
Paris

Amazing food tour. History and patisserie cannot be beat.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Hello Aaron,
Thank you so much for your kind feedback.
It is very important for us to read your comments, especially on the hotels. You are right, hotels in France are quite different than in the US, bedrooms can be smaller.
And I confirm that half-day tours can be a good choice if you like to be independant!
I wish you a Happy New Year 2023, and a lot of travels,
Valentine

Our trip to the Provence area was planned pre...
France | Sep 2 - Sep 11, 2022

Deborah
Deborah S.
Lancaster, PA | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Our trip to the Provence area was planned pre-pandemic. Kim Kim worked with us to plan and
delay the trip until September 2022. Initially Stephen was our planner, but Valentine ultimately was our planner for this past year. We liked the detailed itinerary and especially appreciated the variety of experiences we requested : historical visits, art experiences, with a blending of market and food experiences. The balance of busy days with free time worked well for us, as we could be... read more

Our trip to the Provence area was planned pre-pandemic. Kim Kim worked with us to plan and
delay the trip until September 2022. Initially Stephen was our planner, but Valentine ultimately was our planner for this past year. We liked the detailed itinerary and especially appreciated the variety of experiences we requested : historical visits, art experiences, with a blending of market and food experiences. The balance of busy days with free time worked well for us, as we could be spontaneous too. We will always appreciate our guides - Julian, Sophie, Gilles and Clare! They were very prompt and patient with our questions! All of them took us to markets and explained the various foods to us as we sampled the best of Provence! A real special experience was going to Gilles' lovely home to cook a fantastic meal and of course, enjoy eating together. Our accommodations were excellent and we felt at home especially in St Remy and Ferme de Belugues! Our hosts, Spencer and Karen were the best!

Hotel Reviews
La Ferme des Bélugues
Le Barroux

We had the pleasure of staying at this restored farmhouse! Karen and Spencer greeted us and gave us a tour of the lovely B& B! Our stay of two nights was idyllic and we could have stayed longer! The rooms were cozy and comfortable - spacious as well. There is a dedicated living area for guests with beer and wine available to purchase. Every question was answered in their lovely British accents. Breakfasts were customized to order and were delicious. The pool area was first class lovely! The hotel is in a quaint setting on a road that also may host the Tour de France in certain years. Many bicyclists rode by enjoying the hills and valleys!

Authenticity & Character
The B& B was an actual farmhouse that has been updated!
Location
A quiet setting in a picturesque area!
Staff
Karen and Spencer were the best!!!!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Totally clean and pure comfort in all areas!
Hôtel du Soleil & Spa 3*
St.-Remy-de-Provence

We were able to stay at this hotel right in the heart of St Remy de Provence for five beautiful days! We could walk to town and also to the Van Gogh walk exhibit - the location was perfect for our needs! Our room was small but very comfortable with a large tiled shower! The pool area was so convenient and we found time to relax there most days. The gracious concierge, Doris, answered our many questions! The breakfast area was outstanding with an array of items that varied and could only be described as fabulous!

Authenticity & Character
Charming all around!
Location
In the heart of St Remy!
Staff
Totally helpful and accommodating!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean towels and room are important!
Activity Reviews
A Taste of Avignon
Avignon

Julian took us on a tour of Avignon market with too many tastings to remember!! He was witty and full of energy as he explained each food item to us. At the end, we had a lovely picnic in a food market with an array of food and wine that was delicious!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Julian was excellent!
Cooking class, Provencal lunch and local market tour in Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence

This experience included a visit to a winery and a wonderful cooking class with Gilles! He was very attentive and focused on the tour of the market and going to his home to cook was a highlight of our trip! He kept us busy with food preparation and the results were well worth it!

Quality of Experience
Everything
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Already said that Gilles was the guide and driver - super person all around!
Transport
The tour was excellent! But finding a place to park was a challenge!
Food & Market Tour in Saint Rémy de Provence
Saint Rémy de Provence

Sophie was prompt and took us all around the town market! It could have been confusing because there were so many vendors - but she took us to the heart of the market. The clothing and variety of items were truly off the charts!

Quality of Experience
This market was unique and all over town - therefore Sophie helped us navigate!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Sophie was patient and excellent - took time to answer questions!
Transport
She drove us to town and was most gracious!
Art and Architecture tour in Chic Vineyard
Aix-en-Provence

This experience was a surprise! We expected to see a vineyard, of course - and that was lovely! The fields were lush with grapes and our tasting at the end was pure joy! The combination of art and architetcure tour was off the charts gorgeous! Chateau la Coste was full of surprises as the tour went into the mountainside and back to the winery.

Quality of Experience
The setting and the many works of art!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very helpful
Lyon Food Tour: Halles Paul Bocuse & Old Town
Lyon

Our guide, Clare, made this experience a treasure! She was full of energy and information that she shared in a fun and meaningful manner! We toured the market area of Old Town and loved how Clare made everything fun. Our final experience at the Halles Paul Bocuse was delightful and could have been boring without Clare!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Clare made it a super experience! She gave us an appreciation of Lyon and its' history!
Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Bonjour Deborah,
Merci for your lovely feedback! I am very that that you could finally visit Provence, enjoy charming villages, and relax in a Provençal way. Nice pictures by the way!
See you very soon in France,
All the best,
Valentine

Honeymoon Bliss in France
France | Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2022

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Samantha A.
Berkley, MI | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

We had an incredible honeymoon, due largely to the expert planning and guidance of Valentine. I am an avid traveler and enjoy putting together adventurous itineraries. However, for this once-in-a-lifetime international endeavor, we're very happy we elicited the assistance of KimKim and local expert Valentine. We appreciated the attention to detail, prompt responses, and personalized experience. Over 7 total days, we spent 2 in Paris, took a train to Reims and spent 1 night, transferred back... read more

We had an incredible honeymoon, due largely to the expert planning and guidance of Valentine. I am an avid traveler and enjoy putting together adventurous itineraries. However, for this once-in-a-lifetime international endeavor, we're very happy we elicited the assistance of KimKim and local expert Valentine. We appreciated the attention to detail, prompt responses, and personalized experience. Over 7 total days, we spent 2 in Paris, took a train to Reims and spent 1 night, transferred back to CDG to hop down to Nice, and spent 2 days touring Cannes and Monaco. We stayed a bit off the beaten path on the Cote d'Azur in Theoule-sur-Mer which was absolutely beautiful, but you had to pay a hefty price to Uber back down to town. It was peaceful, the infinity pool was nearly private, and the hotel was home to a Michelin star restaurant - so it was wonderful for our honeymoon! Our favorite excursions were the bicycle tour in France, the Champagne tour, tasting, lunch, experience in Reims, and guided history tours of Cannes, Antibes, St Paul de Vance, and Monaco. 2 recommendations: First, we booked our own hotel in the 16th in Paris with Hilton points (free!) with a rooftop view of the Eiffel Tower. The general location was perfect for walking to everything. Second, we asked to leave one afternoon completely free of excursions to relax and enjoy each other's time. This turned out to be some of our best memories. Valentine did an exceptional job of listening to our wishes for the other hotel must-haves (balcony and view) and that really helped make the trip and experience feel very special. Of course, not everything always goes according to plan. Valentine provided us with both daytime and off-hours numbers, and we did utilize the off-hours number when our driver forgot to meet us at the train station. We got hold of someone right away and the issue was resolved promptly. Valentine also checked in with me later that day to make sure we were completely satisfied and enjoying our time. Overall, my new husband and I would definitely recommend KimKim and Valentine (local tour expert for France!) if you want help planning a special international vacation. Merci beaucoup Valentine!

Hotel Reviews
La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
Reims
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hôtel Tiara Yaktsa 5* - Relais & Chateaux
Théoule-sur-Mer
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Skip the line visit of the Louvre with audioguide (tickets only)
Paris
Quality of Experience
Hidden Paris Bicycle Tour
Paris

Aaron from Ireland was our guide and he was outstanding!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Half day guided tour of the Palace of Versailles with priority access in a small group (1 to 15 people)
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Short day Family Growers & Lunch
Reims

Perrine was an absolute gem and incredibly knowledgeable. She's amazing and made the experience wonderful! Also, lunch was surprisingly comprehensive and delicious! Basically one of the best days ever.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Free time in Reims
Reims
Cannes, Antibes and St Paul de Vence 1/2 day Small Group Tour
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
A day in Monaco
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Bonjour Samantha,
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was a real pleasure to organize your once a life time honeymoon trip! Hope you came back home with a lot of memories.
I wish you a healthy and lovely end of the year. See you soon in France,
Best,
Valentine

Adventures in France
France | Aug 7 - Aug 25, 2022

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Emma W.
Canada | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Overall the trip was memorable and fun. We had many adventures thanks to Valentine, many we planned and many we did not. What was not planned we worked through. We made memories to last a lifetime. read more

Overall the trip was memorable and fun. We had many adventures thanks to Valentine, many we planned and many we did not. What was not planned we worked through. We made memories to last a lifetime.

Hotel Reviews
Roi de Sicile Rivoli
Paris

Great location in central Paris. Located in a pedestrian neighbourhood, lively during the day yet quiet at night.

Authenticity & Character
Spacious rooms. Great speak easy.
Location
Walkable to some sites and a short subway ride from others.
Staff
Helpful and courteous.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness and sofa bed was comfortable for a sofa bed.
Hôtel Tardif - Noble Guesthouse
Bayeux

Adored the facility and location. Detested the owners, in particular one who was extremely accusatory and aggressive over a misunderstanding that caused my son to cry.

Authenticity & Character
Courtyard in front, garden in back, and the swimming pool.
Location
Not on the Main Street.
Staff
Friendliness, being more welcoming, and relaxed.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais Saleya Boutique Hôtel
Nice

Great location in the old city.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to the beach and many restaurants.
Staff
Welcoming and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Pullman Paris Roissy Cdg Airport
Roissy-en-France
Authenticity & Character
Location
5 minute train ride to airport or train station.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Résidence Nell Paris
Paris

Overall an enjoyable hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Vibrant during the day, loud at night.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Mysteries of the Louvre
Paris

Great guide. Struggled with the theme.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Seine Cruise with Commentary
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle
Paris

Fell in love with French gothic architecture.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Montmartre Local Gastronomy Tour
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guided walking tour in the Old Bayeux
Bayeux
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
D Day beaches - Canadian sector full day tour
France

A very memorable day.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We adored Rose. She brought the trip to the next level.
Transport
Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Bonjour Emma
Merci beaucoup for your feedback.
I wish you a healthy and lovely end of the year to you and your children, and à bientôt for a new adventure in France!
Best,
Valentine

We had a wonderful trip to Toulouse and Carcassonne, planned by Valentine...
France | Aug 1 - Aug 8, 2022

Greta
Greta W.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

We had a wonderful trip, planned by Valentine. The service we received during the trip was superb, and very much appreciated. Our transfers were made on time and with good communication with us. The major contributor to the success of our trip was our wonderful guide, Olivia. Olivia was exceedingly helpful, gracious, flexible and knowledgeable. The heat this summer was an impediment; it was too hot to comfortably or safely do all that was planned. Olivia adapted. Our gite, with a view... read more

We had a wonderful trip, planned by Valentine. The service we received during the trip was superb, and very much appreciated. Our transfers were made on time and with good communication with us. The major contributor to the success of our trip was our wonderful guide, Olivia. Olivia was exceedingly helpful, gracious, flexible and knowledgeable. The heat this summer was an impediment; it was too hot to comfortably or safely do all that was planned. Olivia adapted. Our gite, with a view of Carcassonne was memorable, our unplanned tour of a Baroque church organ was a delight and a surprise, Mirepoix was charming, and the market in Toulouse was both beautiful and appetite satisfying. We were fortunate to have a wonderful cassoulet lunch in a beautiful garden, planned by Olivia. We all have many happy memories. Thank you.

Hotel Reviews
La Tour Pinte
CARCASSONNE

What a great spot. Pierre’s place is comfortable and superbly located.

Authenticity & Character
THE VIEW, the neighborhood
Location
Staff
Pierre was helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
AIR CONDITIONING!
Villa du Taur
Toulouse
Authenticity & Character
Loved the protected courtyard
Location
Staff
The staff was informed and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and welcoming
Activity Reviews
Toulouse Bike Tour
Toulouse

It was a great way to unwind from international travel.

Day tour to Medieval Villages : Albi & Cordes sur Ciel
Toulouse
Food Tour in the Belly of Toulouse
Toulouse

Fun, informative and tasty!

Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Bonjour Greta,
Thank you so much for your review
It is so important to us to get some comments on each tours and especially our local guides. Olivia is our trustful guide in Occitania, and we are happy to read that she adapted the tours because of the heat and offered you some memorable surprises!
See you soon in an other region of France!
Regards,
Valentine

Hagemann Family Trip to France
France | Jul 25 - Aug 3, 2022

Barbara
Barbara H.
Batavia, IL | Reviewed on Aug 08, 2022

Honestly can't say enough about using your services for this family trip! The tour guides were all amazing and so knowledgeable - Fabio in Paris, Ange for Versaille and Giverny, Francis for D-day trip, Auralee for Mont St. Michel, and Marion for Chambord and Chenonceau. Each one added an extra stop which was above and beyond. My husband had a knee injury prior to us going and all helped us get him around and made the trip possible with him needing a cane and knee brace.
Having the limos and... read more

Honestly can't say enough about using your services for this family trip! The tour guides were all amazing and so knowledgeable - Fabio in Paris, Ange for Versaille and Giverny, Francis for D-day trip, Auralee for Mont St. Michel, and Marion for Chambord and Chenonceau. Each one added an extra stop which was above and beyond. My husband had a knee injury prior to us going and all helped us get him around and made the trip possible with him needing a cane and knee brace.
Having the limos and taxis all on the spot to get us from trains and planes made the whole trip with 5 people so easy. We had a small glitch when returning to Paris meeting our limo but we communicated by phone and with the help of someone who spoke English and french. Right away someone from kim kim contacted me to make sure we had connected with our driver. Perhaps more specific meeting location at the train station could help.
The hotels selected were all wonderful, historic and comfortable. And the sweets left for us upon our return to Paris was a nice touch. The hotel staff was so excited to let us know we had something special waiting in our room.
I have been recommending your services to anyone I tell about the trip. When we plan another trip, I will definitely look to see if our destination is one that your services are available.

Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Bonjour Barbara,
Merci beaucoup for your feedback and kind comments! It is so lovely to discoverthe pictures of your trip!
I wish you a healthy and lovely end of the year and à bientôt for a new adventure in France :)!
Best,
Valentine

Spectacular time in Chamonix
France | Jul 14 - Jul 17, 2022

JP
JP L.
Bon Air, VA | Reviewed on Aug 07, 2022

Having never been to the French Alps before, our KimKim specialist helped put together an itinerary that matched our interests and desire to be more active. The mountains of Chamonix are absolutely stunning and we very much enjoyed this mountain town that is easy to walk around for food, shopping, and staging our adventures without a rental car.

The two-day pass for the gondolas allowed us to quickly on day one enjoy the striking beauty of the mountains and how awe-inspiring the views are... read more

Having never been to the French Alps before, our KimKim specialist helped put together an itinerary that matched our interests and desire to be more active. The mountains of Chamonix are absolutely stunning and we very much enjoyed this mountain town that is easy to walk around for food, shopping, and staging our adventures without a rental car.

The two-day pass for the gondolas allowed us to quickly on day one enjoy the striking beauty of the mountains and how awe-inspiring the views are from high above. We loved seeing para-gliders dot the sky and appreciated the countless views we felt deserved a picture to capture the moment.

We were positively surprised by all the things to do and see at the top of Aiguille du Midi. And getting out to walk around the mid-station was a fantastic complement to being at the top. For my 13 and 15 year old children this part of the trip was one they loved the most.

We mountain biked with e-bikes as a family with four others (brothers) and our guide was very nice and good. It was a bit too long (mileage) for my wife and kids but we enjoyed everything we did and saw. The logistics weren't ideal: our meetup time moved up which we didn't see until it was right upon us (but we acted fast and made it) and the bus ride back from Houches was hot, very crowded and felt like over 30 minutes.

The hike with Yannik was amazing and he was fantastic. He took us a less-traveled way up to the glacial lake and offered a lot of information about the mountains, region and Chamonix. He helped us get extra water, let us borrow his hiking poles, and offered us his picnic food -- I would absolutely recommend him to anyone as a guide and hiking companion. Before the hike we were concerned it might be too ambitious since we aren't frequent hikers. Yannik coordinated with us to make it a little shorter by taking a lift up for the first part. From there it was a beautiful, long hike up to the lake and it was amazing. We hiked down and it ended up taking us to our limit physically getting to the bottom. He was always positive and was terrific. I didn't realize it would be as long of a day and I'd recommend for future hikers surveying them for expected timing, mileage and some way to figure out how to assess where their limits might be. This is an experience to absolutely recommend to others.

Things that went well and above our expectation:
- Meeting our transfer in Geneva: this was very easy and convenient and it was a nice, large vehicle to take us up to Chamonix.
- The hotel breakfast was very nice and a great way to start each day. Great food and service!
- Isabelle had recommended a couple restaurants those were very good.
- The train from Geneva to Paris was great, and Isabelle had set us up in first class so we could sit together. It had a table and was perfect...we played cards and chatted facing each other. So great!
- Overall, we loved everything about Chamonix and would recommend it to anyone!

Things that didn't go as planned:
- The hotel surprisingly didn't have record of our requested early check-in when we arrived. I believe KimKim had made that request on our behalf so I am unsure where the communication within the hotel had broken down. We knew traveling overnight from the U.S. to Geneva and landing at 7:30am had us expecting to be tired and nervous about when our room would be ready. With the early check-in request we felt we could wait until 12:00pm when we thought we'd most likely get into our room (and not need to pay for an entire night prior). As the trip came closer we even asked if we should just purchase the additional night...but there was not availability at the hotel to do so. We knew it wouldn't be exact timing, so when we arrived at the hotel to drop off our bags and check when we could get into our room they said they didn't have any information or request for an early check in and that we should expect a 3:00pm check-in at the very earliest. It was a very distressing moment for my wife at 9:00am who was tired and wasn't sure how she'd make it the additional 3 hours to 3:00pm (or even later). They stored our bags and alerted the cleaning crew to prioritize, but it was a difficult moment to be tired and uncertain of when it would actually be ready. I asked them to call me when it was ready and hoped for the best but was concerning to know this was something we communicated being anxious about, and for the hotel to tell us they didn't have the request. We ended up getting the call that our room was ready at 12:30pm so it worked out to get in a bit early but it was not a great way to start our time in Chamonix.
- Our transfer from Chamonix to Geneva. We were about 10-15 minutes late for getting out of the hotel and downstairs to our transfer on check-out. It was our fault and I felt badly for our driver who was stressed and unhappy we were so late. He said he was trying to call us and that we almost got left. Turns out he had mistakenly thought our pick up was the day prior, so for him it was his second time coming up to Chamonix to get us. He also had another pickup tightly after ours so he was stressed about making it to that next pickup. It was a fast but quiet/tense ride to the train station, of which we arrived WELL ahead of when our train departed (about 45 minutes). It was our fault to be a bit late but it was his next appointment that seemed to trigger his stress. Maybe consider not having the transfer company book trips so tightly together.

All in all, our trip to the French Alps was really spectacular. We loved it. We also appreciated all Isabelle had done to set us up for a great time and for Joel just before we arrived. Thank you!

Hotel Review
Chalet Hotel le Prieure
CHAMONIX MONT BLANC

Great location, great breakfast! Very helpful front desk staff for the most part. Rooms don't have air conditioning so for those in the U.S. it is something to consider.

Authenticity & Character
Location
We could walk to everything
Staff
Helpful, but not having our early check-in request was very stressful and disappointing
Cleanliness & Comfort
Family room was good for our family of four with younger kids
Activity Reviews
Chamonix : to the Aiguille du Midi
France

I put these in my other comments.

Quality of Experience
Electric Mountain Bike in Chamonix
France

I put these in my other comments.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hiking in the French Alps
France

I put these in my other comments.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Isabelle Voute

Family Adventures in France
France | Jul 17 - Jul 28, 2022

Jeannette
Jeannette L.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Aug 04, 2022

We had a terrific time in France thanks to kimkim!

Isabelle was terrific to work with in the planning phase of the trip, and Joel helped us finalize details and offered us valuable on-the-ground support when we needed it. We loved our stay in Paris at the Baum Hotel that Isabelle recommended. It was in a great location, the breakfasts were delicious, and the staff was tip-top. Our excursions were excellent -- though the heat caused some members of our party to pass on a few of the planned... read more

We had a terrific time in France thanks to kimkim!

Isabelle was terrific to work with in the planning phase of the trip, and Joel helped us finalize details and offered us valuable on-the-ground support when we needed it. We loved our stay in Paris at the Baum Hotel that Isabelle recommended. It was in a great location, the breakfasts were delicious, and the staff was tip-top. Our excursions were excellent -- though the heat caused some members of our party to pass on a few of the planned outdoor activities. The catacombs and Louvre were wildly different, but equally intriguing. Everyone appreciated tasting the sweets on our Paris tasting tour. We were especially grateful for evening tickets to visit the Eiffel Tower -- not only because it was cooler, but also because we got to see the magic of the lights of Paris. A few of us braved the heat to see Versailles, and we won the jackpot with our Fat Tire guide, Nick. He was deeply knowledgeable about French history and culture, very clever and entertaining, and his positive energy and enthusiasm kept the group from flagging in the 100+ F temps.

After our stay in Paris, we journeyed south to explore some historic towns and our own family history near Loudon. The place we stayed, Domaine de Roiffe, was a spacious, albeit quirky place with an "old school" country club vibe that took us back at least half a century. The restaurant offered something for everyone, and we enjoyed excellent local wines at our family dinner.

Further south in Bergerac we stayed at an incredible accommodation -- Clos d'Argenson -- for five fabulous nights. Our hosts Francois and Ann Marie were wonderful, the three-story building was beautifully appointed and full of interesting art, we enjoyed spacious common areas to read, play billiards, and eat scrumptious breakfasts with homemade delights on the balcony. The grounds were beautiful and quiet, with a peaceful swimming pool we used each day of our stay. In addition to enjoying the charming city and local village connected with another side of our family tree, we took advantage of the excursions Isabelle recommended: canoeing on the Dordogne with spectacular views of castles and chateaus, visiting the site of the Lasceaux caves, and dining at a Michelin starred-restaurant in St. Émilion. A small group of us even ventured a couple hours away to see a French cyclist win Stage 19 of the Tour de France in Cahors. Worth the 2-hour scenic drive!

Our time in Bordeaux exceeded our expectations -- it's a spectacular city with so much to see and do, and the FOOD was fabulous everywhere we went. Because of road closures due to wildfires, the crew that wanted to visit the Dune of Pilat had to make alternative plans. Our place in Bordeaux, Maison Bordeaux, was in a great location and was quite nice, though my parents encountered a few minor issues that did not get resolved during their stay (e.g. their door did not lock).

It was too sad to say goodbye, so we decided to go with, "See you next time!" Thank you, kimkim, for helping us put together our itinerary, figure out the lodging, arrange for our three separate car rentals, the various transfers, and all the local tours/activities that made our time in France an unforgettable experience. We're proud of our French heritage and connecting with it together as a family was a true gift.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Baume
Paris

We loved our stay in Paris at the Baum Hotel that Isabelle recommended. It was in a great location, the breakfasts were delicious, and the staff was tip-top.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Professional, responsive, friendly, and competent.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bathrooms were especially bright and sparkling clean.
Domaine de Roiffé
Roiffe

Domaine de Roiffe was a spacious, albeit quirky place with an "old school" country club vibe that took us back at least half a century. The llama and sheep grazing on the property were entertaining, and the horses were beautiful to visit on an early morning walk. The restaurant offered something for everyone, and we enjoyed excellent local wines at our family dinner. The breakfast buffet was also really good, and we enjoyed the outdoor eating option. If we'd had more time, some of our party would have enjoyed playing some golf, but we had to set out for our adventures in the south. The location was really great for us since we went to visit the Maison de l'Acadie in La Chaussée.

Authenticity & Character
The rustic charm was appreciated by many in our group, but others were concerned that we didn't have air conditioning.
Location
Very close to one of our family heritage sites.
Staff
Everyone was really helpful. Wait staff and front desk especially!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Same as above: The rustic charm was appreciated by many in our group, but others were concerned that we didn't have air conditioning.
Clos d'Argenson
Bergerac

We HIGHLY recommend this incredible accommodation. Our hosts Francois and Ann Marie were wonderful, the three-story building was beautifully appointed and full of interesting art, we enjoyed spacious common areas to read, play billiards, and eat scrumptious breakfasts with homemade delights on the balcony. The grounds were beautiful and quiet, with a peaceful swimming pool we used each day of our stay. In addition to enjoying the charming city, a local village connected with another side of our family tree. It was a perfect place for us to stay.

Authenticity & Character
The space and decor was both comfortable and interesting -- very tasteful without being pretentious.
Location
In the heart of the city center, but not noisy.
Staff
Perfect hosts!
Cleanliness & Comfort
The air conditioning was great. The bathrooms were sparkly clean, the linens and towels changed as we requested.
La Maison Bord'eaux
Bordeaux

Maison Bordeaux was in a great location and was quite nice, though my parents encountered a few minor issues that did not get resolved during their stay (e.g. their door did not lock). The parking on the premise was a tad clunky to manage (e.g. needed some help a few times with the gate).

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
The Sweet Side of Paris Food Tour
Paris

We ALL looked forward to this tour. Our guide was really friendly and easy-going, and she took us to some of the best locations for delicious treats. At our first stop, for eclairs, we asked about the history of the eclair and our guide was stumped -- which seemed a bit odd since she has no doubt been there many times. With the help of the internet we looked up the answer to our question. Problem solved. Later on in the tour, our guide had more of a handle on the history of specific sweet delicacies, which made the entire experience more interesting. Because it was a Monday, and nearing the start of the summer holiday for the French, a few places we would have stopped at were closed. It was not a big deal, but if I had been leading the tour, I might have called ahead to the places I planned to go to confirm whether they would be open or not. Despite a few places with locked doors, we got to see and taste a lot of excellent tidbits. The tour provided a wonderful orientation/welcome for our trip to France. And since it was a really hot afternoon, I would recommend including a place for ice cream or sorbet tasting. Lucky for us the tour ended near where we were staying!

Quality of Experience
I liked the fact that it was a private walking tour for our family group. We got to try lots of goodies and everyone was quite pleased.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Barbara was easy-going and friendly. And she had great recommendations for what to try.
Eiffel Tower Summit Tickets
Paris

We were glad we did this in the evening when the temperature was cooler. Our guide was really good, sharing history of the tower with us as we looked up at it from various vantage points. It was especially useful having him guide us around the different directional sections of the tower pointing out key sites below.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
It was nice having the option to walk the stairs.
Versailles Full Day bike tour
France

This was fabulous!

Quality of Experience
Overall a 10 out of 10!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We won the jackpot with our Fat Tire guide, Nick! He was deeply knowledgeable about French history and culture, very clever and entertaining, and his positive energy and enthusiasm kept the group from flagging in the 100+ F temps. He was also extremely helpful. When a member of our group had difficulty with her bike, he rode it back while we were getting our picnic items and brought her a new one. When the store we were shopping at lost electricity, he helped us get to the best places for alternatives.
Transport
When we got there the train that departs from our meet up location was not operating, so we had to get on the metro for a few stops and take a different regional train. The 3-speed bikes worked well for the flat terrain we had that included some gravel.
Canoeing in Dordogne
France

This was a winning excursion among all members of the family. The biggest surprise to our group was how MANY canoes were on the river at the same time -- it was not as crowded as "bumper cars" but you were never on a stretch of river when you were alone among your party.

Quality of Experience
Stunning scenery. Lovely way to spend a summer day. Three folks in our party of eight dared to jump from the rock ledge after seeing some other people do it without hurting themselves. Very exciting!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The staff were really helpful at the point of set up and departure. It's just that we were surprised that no one shared more about the history of the river or offered any details about the specific sites we anticipated seeing along the way. It would be handy to have a printed guide with some interesting facts, or a basic orientation -- perhaps akin to what we heard guides sharing on the motorized tour boats along the river -- that would give us a bit more context to the region.
Transport
The equipment was good and the bus rides to the launch and from the end point were excellent. It was helpful that they provided each boat with containers to keep your stuff dry in the event of a capsize.
The Vezere Valley and Lascaux IV
Sarlat

Two of us eight had been to Lascaux II back in 1998, and we were impressed with the improvements afforded by Lascaux IV. Having the audio transmitter/headsets made listening quite easy. And the new space created as a replica to the original cave gives visitors more opportunity to get close to the cave paintings.

Quality of Experience
It's a powerful learning opportunity!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was quite good and the exhibition floor guides were also very knowledgable and friendly.
Transport
Parking was not completely full, but quite crowded. As mentioned above, give yourself time to park and walk from further away than you might have anticipated.
Local specialist: Isabelle Voute

Northern France Loop
France | Jul 10 - Jul 21, 2022

J
Justin W.
Anaheim, CA | Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Absolutely had a great trip, from the moment we arrived in Paris we were on the move. Paris was great and we got to see everything on our itinerary (Catacombs, Eiffel Tower, Seine Cruise). Seine Cruise was highlight of the first day as we took the boat in the evening and got to see all the local Parisians out on the banks enjoying a chat as well as the restaurants and bars going live. Veronique, our host in the Loire Valley B&B LeMoulin du Bourg, doubled as our tour guide as well, she was... read more

Absolutely had a great trip, from the moment we arrived in Paris we were on the move. Paris was great and we got to see everything on our itinerary (Catacombs, Eiffel Tower, Seine Cruise). Seine Cruise was highlight of the first day as we took the boat in the evening and got to see all the local Parisians out on the banks enjoying a chat as well as the restaurants and bars going live. Veronique, our host in the Loire Valley B&B LeMoulin du Bourg, doubled as our tour guide as well, she was an awesome host and the B&B was lovely. We were able to experience a local Bastille Day festival in the town which was a once in a lifetime experience we won’t forget. Mt. St Michele was amazing to see as we made our way to the Normandy Region. The Normandy region was the highlight of our trip, we absolutely loved to countryside there and the horses abound. The Omaha Beach tour from Overland Tours was great, we only did the half day tour but would recommend a full day or even two days as there’s just so much to take in. Sidecar tour on the Cider Road was a fun trip, only thing that would’ve been better would’ve been to have it on a cooler day Lol as it was the hottest day in history. The La Cour Sainte Catherine B&B was a very nice B&B with a great location in Honfleur close to everything and easy to get in and out of town. We were able to do a boat tour to see the Cliffs of Etretat which was beautiful and the beach in Fercamp was a welcome solution to the second day of the heat wave. When we got back to Paris I was most appreciative of the accommodations made to make it easy to get to the hotel, return the car and be able to hop on the train to downtown and to the airport terminal the next day. It made it very easy on the last day, and helped with the trip home. Jose was helpful and very responsive with helping us to book the boat tour on last minutes notice, really appreciated it. Looking forward to our next trip.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Baume
Paris

Good location, friendly staff, room was a bit small but not surprised in Paris.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to multiple metro stations, and walking distance to multiple landmarks like Notre Dame Cathédral, Louvre, and good vibe.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Le Moulin du Bourg - B&B
Épeigné-les-Bois

Veronique and Vincent were excellent hosts, and the living space and room was updated and spacious. Highly recommend!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to lots of wineries and chateaus
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Demeure aux Hortensias - B&B
Pleurtuit

This B&B was located in the small town that the wedding we were attending was in. In my opinion as long as you are just looking for a place to stay and no frills this place will be great. A little outdated, and bathroom was quite small.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Was 5 minutes from our location so for that it was good, only 15 minute drive to Dinard, Dinah, and St Malo
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel D'Argouges 3*
Bayeux
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Cour Sainte Catherine B & B
Honfleur

Very Comfortable B&B in the heart of Honfleur. The room was very spacious and comfortable and the home itself if beautiful with great country feeling. Staff was friendly and attentive to all our request.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Walking distance to everything in Honfluer and easy drive to multiple other towns.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ibis Styles Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Tremblay-en-France
Authenticity & Character
Appreciate the Star Wars themes
Location
Great location near the airport and train terminal making it great place to stay night before heading out
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Isabelle Voute

We had a great trip! We are home and reflect...
France | Jul 11 - Jul 21, 2022

Gretchen
Gretchen D.
Hesperus, CO | Reviewed on Jul 23, 2022

We had a great trip! We are home and reflecting on it all. We did a ton in Paris, and it worked out great. We wanted to get out in the countryside, so we did not want to spend too much time in the city, but we fit in The Catacombs, The Louvre, The Eiffel Tower, St. Chappelle, and the outside of Notre Dame in a day and a half. We missed the boat tour down the Seine, but that is okay because our hotel was just across the river and our hotel was very centrally located so we could fit a lot in.... read more

We had a great trip! We are home and reflecting on it all. We did a ton in Paris, and it worked out great. We wanted to get out in the countryside, so we did not want to spend too much time in the city, but we fit in The Catacombs, The Louvre, The Eiffel Tower, St. Chappelle, and the outside of Notre Dame in a day and a half. We missed the boat tour down the Seine, but that is okay because our hotel was just across the river and our hotel was very centrally located so we could fit a lot in. I would have skipped the guide at St. Chappelle, but we learned some things we would not have otherwise. Our first stop outside of Paris was to Annecy. It is a beautiful city, but our accommodations were not warm and welcoming and hard to find. We stayed for three nights and were there during Bastille day, so it was very crowded. We made a day trip to watch the tour do France and researched the best place to see it, which was a 1.5-hour drive in our rental car to Marie St. Etienne. It was a highlight as we got to see the caravan come by, and we knew two riders from our hometown. Next, we went to Chamonix in our rental car and took the cable car to the top of Mont Blanc. We loved this! Ideally, we would have liked to have spent a night in Chamonix but drove back to Annecy. We shopped and ate in Annecy and got an hour on the lake in a pedal boat. It would have worked best for us to spend two nights and go to Chamonix for the third. It was very HOT and crowded in Annecy. Next, we drove to Moustiers St. Marie and loved our accommodations and the town! The B and B was fantastic, and the proprietors were fabulous! We ate in town each night and shopped. We rented pedal boats on the Verdon Gorges and ate at a restaurant along the way. It was a great town, and we loved spending time there. We were SO glad you could extend our stay another night in Moustiers. Then we drove to St. Remy. We loved the Illuminare light show in St. Remy, and the bike rental was fun. We are glad we only stayed two nights as the forest was closed due to fires, so we were mostly doing town things except for the canoeing down the Sorgue river, which we HIGHLY recommend; it was a highlight! We liked St. Remy but loved our hotel, and Chantal, the owner, was truly fantastic. We appreciate the wine and cheese that Joel arranged for us and loved the pool and atmosphere. The accommodations in St. Remy and Moustiers were top notch though, but we are glad we stayed only two nights in St.Remy after all. Next, we took the train back to Paris. We had a very hard time finding the rental car return and the correct train station in Avignon as we went to the RTV instead of TGV. Our stay back in Paris at the airport was very nice and made our next day of airplane travel much easier. We had a full and wonderful trip and could not have fit so much in without the help of skilled travel agents. All of our friends remarked on what an incredible itinerary we had!

Hotel Reviews
Le Royal 4 Apartment
Annecy

We were in a very hot and hard to find air B and B. Something happened and there was a change that left us all baffled. We were there during Bastille day and we spent 3 nights in a swelteringly hot room that none of us got much sleep in. It took us an hour to find it and get into it with all of the codes and awkward directions. There were no instructions on how to operate anything. No coffee.

Authenticity & Character
it was way too hot. Not a single fan. Ran out of hot water and no coffee or instructions.
Location
It was walking distance to town.
Cleanliness & Comfort
It was clean but NOT and a nice apartment, but it was not outfitted for guests. Fans would be helpful!
Citadines Apart'hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris
Paris

Very central and easy to find.

Authenticity & Character
We might have liked something smaller and quainter
Location
perfectly located
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beds were comfortable. Free coffee.
La Bastide Du Paradou 2
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

Loved this place! Lovely rooms. Beautiful garden and comfortable to stay. The proprietors were fantastic! Breakfast was lovely.

Authenticity & Character
Gorgeous grounds
Location
We walked to town each day up a winding path and went for runs each morning
Staff
Could not have been nice and more accomodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lovely all around
Hôtel Le Mas Saint-Joseph 3*
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

The hotel was the best part of St. Remy and Chantal was delightful. The pool and grounds were immaculate. The hotel is a gem!

Authenticity & Character
Room were fabulous and air conditioned. Pool is fantastic. The hotel is very nicely appointed.
Location
It was an 8 minute walk to town
Staff
Chantal is truly magnificent!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Immaculate and comfortable.
Activity Reviews
Skip the line visit of the Louvre with audioguide (tickets only)
Paris

Had to pinch myself that I was actually at the Louvre. Lines were not bad at all.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle
Paris

Loved this church. Not sure if we needed the guide.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Nice man but it was hard to stay focused on the info. Just seeing it all was enough
Eiffel Tower Summit Tickets
Paris

So much more magnificent then we imagined!

Quality of Experience
we walked to it
Welcome to Saint Rémy de Provence
Saint Rémy de Provence

We loved the biking and the illuminare. I did not see any lavender in St. Remy. I would have liked to have ridden bikes through the area and seen the lavender fields. St. Remy was a bit fancy for us. We loved the canoeing down the Sorgue River!

Quality of Experience
Canoeing on the Sorgue and illuninare light show
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We had our own car
Canoeing on the River Sorgue
France

This was a great trip. It was a very hot day so this was perfect!!! The guides were great!

Quality of Experience
It was very fun and well done. Guides were great.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
we had our own car
Local specialist: Joël Massé
Joël
Joël Massé
Local specialist in Lacenas, near Lyon, France | Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Hi Gretchen,
Thanks for having taken the time to make such a detailed review on your trip. Among the lessons I'll learn from your trip :
- The Royal Appartment in Annecy has nothing to do with Privilodge Royal Appartments, though located in the same street !
- The Bastide du Paradou in Moustiers seems to be a lovely place, though I guess this is the first time we use it !
- The Mas Saint Joseph still deserves its reputation of simple but lovely 3* hotel in Saint Remy, with the great... read more

Hi Gretchen,
Thanks for having taken the time to make such a detailed review on your trip. Among the lessons I'll learn from your trip :
- The Royal Appartment in Annecy has nothing to do with Privilodge Royal Appartments, though located in the same street !
- The Bastide du Paradou in Moustiers seems to be a lovely place, though I guess this is the first time we use it !
- The Mas Saint Joseph still deserves its reputation of simple but lovely 3* hotel in Saint Remy, with the great welcoming attitude of Chantal. We use this hotel a lot !
Glad that you enjoyed also most of the activities, from the waters of the river Sorgue to the mountains of the French Alps !
Joel

Love them!
France | Jun 28 - Jul 16, 2022

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Ahmed A.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

The whole team was very cooperative and great Always got back to me in time to renegotiate certain things I wanted to adjust in the trip (not that there were many) the whole plans were done beautifully. I would definitely work with them again because there’s more to see!!

Thanks again for a lovely time Joel and Isabelle

Local specialist: Isabelle Voute

Amazing Honeymoon Trip to Southern France ( Lyon-Annecy-Chamonix-Aix en Provence) - 5 July - 15 July 2022
France | Jul 5 - Jul 15, 2022

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Lyon K.
Singapore | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Truth be told, we took a leap of faith when we engaged KimKim.com for our honeymoon in Southern France, because no one around us had heard of KimKim.com before. It turned out to be one of the best decisions for our honeymoon trip, especially since we could not speak French.

Pre-trip wise, it was lovely to work with Joel, and the detailed itinerary he prepared as well as the prompt responses he gave to all our countless enquiries made the preparation so much easier. He gave priority to... read more

Truth be told, we took a leap of faith when we engaged KimKim.com for our honeymoon in Southern France, because no one around us had heard of KimKim.com before. It turned out to be one of the best decisions for our honeymoon trip, especially since we could not speak French.

Pre-trip wise, it was lovely to work with Joel, and the detailed itinerary he prepared as well as the prompt responses he gave to all our countless enquiries made the preparation so much easier. He gave priority to what we wanted, and was very open to discussing options on how we could fit this trip into our budget, even going the extra mile at times which we appreciated very much.

During the trip, we felt very assured and relaxed since all our accommodation/transport/activities were booked. This helped us to "live in the moment" and experience our trip fully.

What we really liked about the trip:
- We appreciated the pace of the trip, where we had a good balance of sports activities (i.e. hiking, water rafting) and cultural /leisure activities (i.e. food tours, lavender field tours) throughout our 10-day trip.
- The accommodation options that Joel picked for us were really awesome. Each had their own unique charm. I personally loved the College 4 Hotel in Lyon the best while my husband loved the Rivera Hotel in Annecy the most.
- We loved the activities that were planned for us, especially the water rafting experience in Chamonix and the private hiking tour in Annecy by our guide Olivier, and full day trip to Cassi and villages of Luberon by our guide, Ady. It was a good mix of small group and private activities and very apt too, fitting with the nature of the activity.
- Our drivers for the private transfers were really friendly and welcoming too. Special mention to our driver who waited for us at Aix en Provence for a few hours till midnight due to our train delay,. During the trip, we realized how much we would have struggled if we had done this trip on our own as navigating around with language barriers was challenging, especially for transport.

One point that we must highlight would be the responsiveness of Joel and his team. Not only was Joel prompt in responding to our enquiries and couple of changes that needed to be made during the trip itself, we also experienced first-hand the "crisis support" that was provided. We had a security scare at Lyon train station where our train was delayed for slightly more than two hours, and the process was quite anxiety-provoking and nerve-wrecking given that it was already nighttime when this happened and our inability to understand what was going on due to the language barrier. However, thankfully Valentine (Joel's colleague) reached back to us promptly after we tried calling the after-office-hours hotline for support. Her assurance and liaison with the driver who was supposed to pick us up at our destination (Aix en Provence) was immensely helpful and she ensured that she remained contactable to us till we reached our hotel safely in Aix en Provence. We were extremely thankful that we had Kimkim's service to back us up if anything happened in France. :)

There was one aspect which we felt could be improved though. For our train ride from Geneva to Lyon, even though we had First Class tickets, we were unable to get any seats in the First Class cabin likely because it was free seating, and it was full by the time we reached the cabin. It was also quite chaotic and confusing as we did not know where the First Class cabin was in the train and everyone was rushing up the train so it was difficult for us to ask people as well (we almost got onto the wrong end of the train). In the end, we ended up sitting at whatever available seats we could find, which was in the Second Class cabin. We noted that perhaps this was a common occurrence as there were others who were like us, had First Class tickets but there were no more seats in the First Class cabin for them. Additionally, there was also no train conductor to verify if our seats match our tickets. As we were unfamiliar with taking trains in Europe and this was not what we were expecting, it might have been helpful to let us know such situations could occur and tips for us to manage this (E.g. which end of the train that the First Class cabin belonged to). Nevertheless, for the other trains where there were fixed seats and cabins designated for us, it was much easier.

Apart from this however, everything else was perfect. :) We are grateful to have engaged Joel via KimKim and would highly recommend for others to do the same, especially if you are taking tours in a foreign country where you do not speak their native language.

- Lyon and Shan (from Singapore)

Hotel Reviews
College Hotel 4*
Lyon

We had a pleasant experience at this hotel. It is cozy and quaint. The staff at the reception are friendly and willing to help. What impressed us most was the dedication of the hotel to being environmentally-friendly.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rivage Hôtel & Spa Annecy
Annecy

This was the most luxurious hotel that we stayed at for our trip. We loved the spaciousness and the balcony which overlooked beautiful views of the sky. Though it is located slightly further away from the city centre, it was nevertheless a good location for those who wanted to enjoy the lake.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hôtel Le Refuge des Aiglons
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

We felt that this hotel would be perfect for winter but not so much for summer. For example, there was no aircon and we had to borrow a fan from the reception. The hotel also seemed understaffed as there were a few times where we could not find a staff to talk to and needed to wait for awhile. They also had no dental kits to provide us. Nevertheless, the design of the room and the balcony that overlooked the snowy mountains made up for it, on top of the lovely design of the hotel ground floor. :)

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Grand Hôtel Roi René Aix-en-Provence Centre – MGallery
Aix-en-Provence

We loved our stay at this hotel. The location was great and the room was very well-designed, especially the toilet. The breakfast spread was one of the best as well. The room could have been slightly more spacious, if not all would be perfect. :)

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Lyon Old Town Food Tour (Small Group)
Lyon

We loved that the guide not only brought us on a food tour, but also gave us a history tour of Lyon. :) However, this tour might not be the best for vegetarians, because there will be some dishes where vegetarians are unable to enjoy.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Cruise and Walk : Plus +Formula
Annecy

As first-time hikers, we were pleasantly surprised that we were able to achieve our hiking goals for the day. It was a good experience, though quite challenging at certain parts and the hot weather certainly didn't make it easier. However, we had a charming and wonderful guide who really helped and cheered us on.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Rafting Chamonix
France

It was unexpectedly awesome, one of the most memorable experiences this trip! :) Definitely worth a try. Rafting down the river of Chamonix was an amazing experience , with the backdrop of the snowy mountains and beautiful scenery. It helped that the guide was witty and humorous, and made it very fun for us. Kudos to him for also speaking in both French and English to cater to us.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Lavender morning tour
France

It was a pity that due to the drought, much of the lavender fields had been harvested already. However, thanks to our guide, we were still able to find some lavender fields, together with sunflower fields to take beautiful pictures. We also enjoyed the tasting session at the lavender shop.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Cassis & Villages of the Luberon
Aix-en-Provence

Though the full day tour can be tiring, it was fulfilling. We loved Cassis with the cruise and the amazing views, and the different villages of the Luberon were really charming and beautiful. :) We really appreciated the guide who always offered us tidbits of knowledge about Provence and also spoke in French and English to cater to the whole group.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Joël Massé