Great first-time trip to Europe
France | Aug 26 - Sep 3, 2023

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Tyler M.
East Hartford, CT | Reviewed on Sep 10, 2023

Valentine helped us to plan an amazing first time trip to France for us! We really enjoyed all of our tours by A la FRANÇAISE in each city!

Hotel Reviews
Maison Armance
Paris

This hotel was one of our favorites of the trip! The hotel staff & amenities were top notch!

Authenticity & Character
The decor and all of the staff
Location
Close to restaurants, sites and the metro
Staff
They were friendly and thoughtful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hôtel de l’Horloge
Avignon

The hotel was right in the center of town so it was easy to walk everywhere we needed to go!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Maisons du Monde Hôtel Marseille Vieux Port
Marseille

The hotel was within walking distance to pretty much everything!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room had a little bit of a smell to it like food and the floor wasn’t super clean but overall, we enjoyed our stay!
Novotel Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Tremblay-en-France

This hotel was probably one of the worst we have stayed in. The location was convenient as it was in the airport terminal. We had to change rooms as our air conditioning was broken. The room we changed to had water leaking from the ceiling and the response from the front desk was that they knew. The room wasn’t very clean also. The hotel restaurant was also concerning as we witnessed several people complaining about their food so we ate elsewhere.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Commented Cruise on the Seine (audio guided)
Commented Cruise on the Seine (audio guided)
Paris

We loved this boat tour! Got to see Paris from a different angle

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Skip the line Eiffel Tower Summit Tickets
Skip the line Eiffel Tower Summit Tickets
Paris

We added these tickets last minute and they did not disappoint!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Palace of Versailles Half-Day Trip including transportation from Paris, Skip-the-Line Access and Audio-Guide
Palace of Versailles Half-Day Trip including transportation from Paris, Skip-the-Line Access and Audio-Guide
Paris

We wish this tour was a few hours longer! We had to get an audio guide but felt rushed in each room as there was so much to see! We loved the inside of the palace and loved the gardens even more!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Saint-Germain-des-Prés Pastry and Chocolate Tour
Saint-Germain-des-Prés Pastry and Chocolate Tour
Paris

The guide we had was awesome! We loved it!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable & super nice
Transport
Murders and Mysteries of the Louvre
Murders and Mysteries of the Louvre
Paris

This tour was fun & we learned quite a bit but I think we were under the impression the “murders & mysteries” part was something different. We had a great time regardless!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Avignon Private Guided Walking Tour with a Licensed Guide
Avignon Private Guided Walking Tour with a Licensed Guide
Avignon

We really enjoyed the 1:1 tour through Avignon! We got to ask so many questions and learn so much!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our tour guide was amazing! She gave us so many great tips, recommendations
Transport
The Best of Luberon in an Afternoon
The Best of Luberon in an Afternoon
Avignon

We really loved the Luberon! The tour guide and group was great as well!

Quality of Experience
All of the amazing sites!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide, bastian, was great!
Transport
Full-day e-bike tour in the Alpilles region (small group from Aix-en-Provence or Avignon)
Full-day e-bike tour in the Alpilles region (small group from Aix-en-Provence or Avignon)
France

We loved the e-bike tour for the most part! The only thing we think may be done better is returning the bikes and then walking through the village/town. We loved the olive oil tasting and wish it was a bit longer!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-day Calanques tour from Marseille (small group tour)
Half-day Calanques tour from Marseille (small group tour)
Marseille

This boat tour was one of our favorite parts of the trip to Marseilles! We loved the entire experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide Jean-Luc was amazing!
Transport
Cooking class in Marseille with lunch included
Cooking class in Marseille with lunch included
Marseille

We would have liked to see the menu options before as one of us doesn’t care for seafood but the entire experience was worth it! We loved the chef!

Quality of Experience
Our group & chef
Food
The appetizers & wine were our favorite. One of us doesn’t like seafood but the meal was good!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in Lausanne | Replied on Sep 12, 2023

Good morning Tyler,
Thank you very much for your review!
It is always important to read your comments in order to improve our future services.
We hope you enjoyed your holiday in beautiful France.
Have a lovely Summer season & see you soon in Europe,
Valentine