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Luxury Tours in France

Quality private guided tours and vacations in France with your own personal driver-guide
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Best of France Tours

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Chauffeured tour itinerary in 17 days
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Welcome to your private guided tour of the best of France. I am Marc Christophe, your driver-guide, and it is my pleasure to take you on this luxury, 17-day tour. I have personally customised this tour to provide a perfect overview of France. It offers highlights of our Normandy and Loire Valley, South-West, Provence and Riviera (South-East), Jura, Alps and Alsace and North-East of France tours, with an increased pace and more mileage than the regional tours.

france personal guideI recommend this tour for those travelers who are interested in an active vacation and who think this may be their only trip to France. I am happy to further customise this tour including changing its duration. Features include:

Honfleur, Normandy, Deauville, Landing Beach, Mont Saint-Michel, Cancale, Saint-Malo, Dinard, Angers, Saumur, Loire chateaus, city of Tours, Limoges, Rocamadour, Carcassonne, Nimes, Arles, Baux-de-Provence, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Senanque, Roussillon, Cassis, La Ciotat, Saint-Raphael, Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Vercors gorge, Annecy, Arbois, Alsace, Colmar, Strasbourg, Metz, Reims

Before or after this tour, I recommend our Paris tours.

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The Best Of France
Best of France tour with a private guide France is one of the biggest countries in Europe. There is such a diverse range of landscapes from the French Alps to the Countryside and Mediterranean beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see! Whilst here you will be able to sample world famous French cuisine, as well as a delicious range of French Wine, Cheese and Patisserie.

The country plays host to one of the most famous Romantic Cities in the world; Paris, as well as the location of the D-Day Landings in Normandy. Around the country you will find fantastic sights which really show the history of the country, these include ancient Roman castles to 13th Century Churches.

Visit the best places in France with a tour guideA full length tour throughout France, whilst long, will take you to the best cities and locations throughout the country. It is ideal to take a tour like this if you want the best experience of France possible. In addition to Paris, you can visit cities such as Strasbourg and Cannes. As well as visiting the beautiful beaches of the French Riviera.

A tour of France is a real big undertaking; this is why many people choose to adopt a chauffeur for their stay in this country. Your own chauffeur will take you to the best locations within the country whilst planning your accommodation for each and every night. Although the cost may seem high at first, you will be getting much more for your money than if you attempted to plan a trip around France yourself.
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Tour starts and ends in : Paris
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Tour duration in days : 16

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Itinerary
Days Itinerary
1
Paris - Honfleur - Bayeux
Travel by limousine to Bayeux, a town best known for its tapestry.
Experience a personally guided tour of the medieval centre of Bayeux, home to the famous Bayeux tapestry (which depicts the 1066 Norman conquest of England), the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the ramparts of the 11th century Ducal Castle.
france limousine tourYour A La Carte France tour begins in Paris where your personal driver-guide will collect you from either your accommodation or from Paris airport. From here you will take a short drive to the historic city of Honfleur where you can walk along the old port and view the slate fronted houses painted by famous artists including Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet and Gustave Courbet. Travel from here to the medieval centre of Bayeux, home to the famous Bayeux tapestry (which depicts the 1066 Norman conquest of England), the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the ramparts of the 11th century Ducal Castle. Overnight in Bayeux area.

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Bayeux - Landing Beach - Mont Saint-Michel - Cancale
Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most recognisable landmarks in France.
Travel by private minivan with your A La Carte France tours guide to the commune island of Mont Saint-Michel. Renowned as an important European pilgrimage destination the island is peaked with a 13th century medieval monastery.
france custom toursExperience a reflective walk with your guide along the Normandy landing beaches and learn about this famous site of the largest seaborne invasion in history. Continue from here on to the commune island Mont Saint-Michel. This island is one of Europe's major pilgrimage destinations and is renowed for the expansive 13th century medieval monastery that sits at its peak. From here your A La Carte France guide will take you by limousine to the fishing port town of Cancale. Two nights in Cancale.

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Cancale - Saint-Malo - Dinard - Cancale
Cap Frehel is a peninsula surrounded by mainly cliffs overlooking the sea to the north.
Your guided tour of Cap Frehel will allow you to view a fortified castle and a historic lighthouse, as well as providing you with magnificent views across the Emerald coast.
exclusive travel in franceEnjoy some sightseeing in Cancale including its large number of seafood restaurants and a coastal walk from the town to the Pointe du Grouin. From here, your private A La Carte France tour takes you to visit the walled city of Saint-Malo and view its 17th century fortress, then continue on to the coastal beaches of Dinard where you can view a display of stripy beach tents and Belle Epoque villas. Finally travel to Cap Frehel where you can experience a historic lighthouse, a fortified castle, and views across the Emerald coast. Second night in Cancale.

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Cancale - Angers - Saumur - Chinon
Loire is the longest river in France and 171st longest river in the world.
Your chauffeured drive to Angers, Saumur and Chinon will allow you to view a range of historic landmarks including the 16th Century Logis Pince, prehistoric cave dwellings and a selection of luxury chateaux along the Loire river.
escorted travel tours Today your A La Carte France driver-guide will take you to the city of Angers where you can view landmarks including the unique striped towers of its castle (which was built by Louis IX of France), the 16th century Logis Pince and the art deco design of the 1927 Maison bleue. Continue the tour by private minivan to Saumur and encounter prehistoric cave dwellings, chateaus and medieval villages, then visit Chinon for a tour of its 11th century castle. Overnight in a castle-hotel near Chinon.

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Chinon - Tours - Blois
The luxurious Azay-le-Rideau chateau is one of the best examples of early French renaissance architecture.
Your guided A la Carte France trip will take you to view the luxury of the Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau; one of the earliest French Renaissance chateaux. Inside the chateau, you can view 16th and 17th century tapestries, coffered ceilings, and numerous royal portraits.
escorted tour in franceExperience a personally guided A La Carte France tour of the luxurious Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau; one of the earliest French Renaissance chateaux. Inside the chateau, you can view 16th and 17th century tapestries, coffered ceilings, and numerous royal portraits. From here enjoy a walk through the royal city of Tours; then continue on through the panoramic views of the Loire valley to experience two more luxury chateaux: the Chateau de Blois, a former palace which houses paintings and scuplutres from the 16th and 17th centuries, and the gothic/renaissance Royal Chateau of Amboise; burial place of Leonardo da Vinci. Overnight in a hotel in the Loire valley.

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Blois - Limoges - Rocamadour
Your guide will take you to Rocamadour which is located at the top of a rocky plateau.
Travel by limousine with your driver-guide to Rocamadour, a fortified village set within a gorge atop a plateau. Here you can see many historical monuments including various monastic buildings and the sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
custom tour travelVisit Limoges, and be guided through its many museums and galleries which display examples of the porcelain this city is famous for and has been producing for over 200 years. From here, travel with your chauffeur-driven limousine to the fortified village of Rocamadour. Set within a gorge, this village contains many historical monuments including various monastic buildings and the sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Overnight in Rocamadour.

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Rocamadour - Toulouse - Carcassonne
Saint-Sernin is the largest Romanesque church in Europe.
Tour the city of Toulouse and be guided through its array of architecture of various styles including the Romanesque style Saint-Sernin where your can take a walk along the Basilica.
custom tour in franceToday your private tour of France takes you to the city of Toulouse where you can view unique pink terracotta brick architecture. Visit the Capitole de Toulouse and see the Theatre du Capitole and the Donjon du Capitole, walk along the Basilica of the Romanesque style Saint-Sernin, and experience the gothic style architecture of the 13th century Jacobins convent. From here, continue on your A La Carte France tour to the fortified town of Carcassonne and visit the famous Cite de Carcassonne, a medieval fortress founded during the Gallo-Roman period. Overnight in Carcassonne area.

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Carcassonne - Nîmes - Arles
Arena of Nimes is the best preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world.
Experience a guided tour of the historic old town of Nimes which is home to a large collection of ancient Roman remains including the Maison Carree, the temple of Dianna, and the Nimes arena.
custom tour franceEnjoy a guided tour of Nimes, a city famous for its fine collection of ancient Roman remains and its historic old town. Here you can visit the well preserved Maison Carree (a Roman temple), the Arena, the temple of Dianna and the Tour Magne; a Roman tower that overlooks the town from the top of Jardins de la Fontaine. In the town's historic centre, your A La Carte France tour guide will show you other landmarks of significance including the cathedral of Notre Dame & St. Castor. From here, continue on to the ancient city of Arles where you can view more Roman remnants including the Thermae of Constantine and the Gallo-Roman theatre. Two nights in Arles area.

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Arles - Baux-de-Provence - Avignon - Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Arles
Travel to the Village of Baux-de-Provence, situated atop a rocky outcrop and crowned with a ruined castle.
Travel with your A La Carte France tours guide to the cliff side village of Baux-de-Provence where you can enjoy a walk through the ruins of the Citadelle des Baux and view ancient war relics.
sil your own guideToday your A La Carte France limousine tour will take you to the village of Baux-de-Provence where you can enjoy a walk through the ruins of the Citadelle des Baux and view remnants of ancient war weapons. Travel from here to visit the Pont Du Gard aqueduct which was built in the 1st century AD and considered to be one of the most beautiful Roman monuments in the region. Your private guide will also take you to the papal city of Avignon where you can view the Pont d'Avignon and Palais des Papes in the historic city centre. Second night in Arles area.

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Arles - Sénanque - Cassis - Fréjus
Travel to Roussillon ochre, one of the most beautiful Villages of France.
Be guided through the unique landscape of the Roussillon ochre village (which is famous for its distinctive red, yellow and orange ochre deposits), and enjoy panoramic views from the cliff road.
sil your own chauffeur Your custom trip today will take you to the medieval village of Fontaine de Vaucluse where you can view its fountain at the foot of the Vaucluse Mountains which is unique in that it only surges for only five weeks of the year. From here travel with your personal driver to the Senanque abbey and view the Romanesque architecture of its many structures. Continue on to the Roussillon ochre village and view its distinctive red, yellow and orange ochre deposits, and enjoy panoramic views from the cliff road. Two nights in Frejus.

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Fréjus - Cannes - Nice - Monaco - Fréjus
Your trip will take you along Esterel corniche, a cliff road  between Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat along the sea to Monaco.
Experience views across the Mediterranean as your driver guide takes you along the Esterel corniche; a coastal road from which you can view the deep blue ocean, the red porphyry flow of Cap Roux, and many small coves and inlets.
vacation tour franceExperience a personally guided A La Carte France tour along the Esterel corniche; a coastal road which provides magnificent views across the Mediterranean. Your driver will point out sights to you including the deep blue ocean, the red porphyry flow of Cap Roux, many small coves and inlets where you can swim or enjoy the sunshine. Continue on your journey and take a walking tour through the old town of Monaco and see landmarks including the Palais Princier, Jardin Exotique, and the world renowned Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium. Second night in Frejus.

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Fréjus - Vercors Gorge - Annecy
Lake Annecy is the third largest lake in France and known as 'Europe`s cleanest lake'.
Take a walking tour with your private guide in the medieval city of Annecy and view winding canals, pastel coloured houses in the Vieille Ville, and the Chateau d'Annecy which overlooks the city and provides views of the city's large lake.
vacation luxury tourAs you travel by minivan through the Vercors your A La Carte France tours driver-guide will point out sights of interest including roads carved into the cliffside, waterfalls and cascading rivers. Experience the caves of Choranche which contain narrow stalactites that resemble straw, view the unique "suspended" houses in the historic village of Pont-en-Royans, and marvel at the gardens and natural fountains in the village of La Sone. Overnight by Lake Annecy, at the footsteps of the French Alps.

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Annecy - Jura - Arbois
Travel to Baume-les-Messieurs which is surrounded by steep wooded slopes rising to high cliffs.
Travel with your private driver guide to the Roches de Baumes lookout point and experience breathtaking views over the karst landscape which was formed in the Jurassic period.
vacation holiday in franceToday your A La Carte France tours driver-guide will take you for a private walking tour of the medieval city of Annecy. Here you can view winding canals and pastel-colored houses in the Vieille Ville, and the Chateau d'Annecy which overlooks the city. Travel by limousine to the Roches de Baumes lookout point and enjoy views over the karst landscape, formed in the jurassic period. Overnight in Arbois.

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Arbois - Colmar - Riquewihr
Le Grand Ballon is the highest summit in the Vosges mountains.
Enjoy a personally chauffeured trip to through the Vosges mountains and experience magnificent scenery including rock formations, passes and lakes. Travel to the highest summit the Grand Ballon d'Alsace.
travel with limoTravel between Cernay and Le Hohneck and your driver guide will point out features of the magnificent scenery including an expanse of lakes, rocks, grazing fields and mountain passes. Climb to the top of the Vosges area of France; the Grand Ballon d'Alsace, then continue on to Colmar and view its display of religious and secular landmarks in German and French architectural styles and the canals of the river that earned the city the name 'little Venice'. Two nights in picturesque Riquewihr.

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Riquewihr - Haut Koenigsbourg - Riquewihr
Be guided through the 12th century Haut-Koenigsbourg castle.
Experience a private, guided tour of the restored 12th century Haut-Koenigsbourg, a castle fortress built in the 12th century by the German emperor Wilhelm II. Here you can view an artillery platform, luxurious royal rooms, and medieval gardens.
guided tour in franceYour journey today takes you to the 16th century village of Riquewihr, one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France and a place renowed for its speciality riesling wines. Continue from here to the restored 12th century Haut-Koenigsbourg, a castle fortress where you can view an artillery platform, luxurious royal rooms, and medieval gardens. Finally enjoy a scenic limousine drive to Trois-Epis and Le Galz with your A La Carte France tours guide. Second night in Riquewihr.

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Riquewihr - Strasbourg - Reims
Petite-France was built in the late 15th century to cure persons with syphilis.
Your A la Carte France tour guide will take you by limousine to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region. Here you can enjoy a blend of German and French architecture and culture, walk through Petite France area, and see the Palais de l'Europe and Palais des Droits de l'Homme.
tour with private guideToday allows you to experience Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region. Here you can enjoy a blend of German and French architecture and culture, a privately guided walk through Petite France area, and see the Palais de l'Europe and Palais des Droits de l'Homme. Next, join the city of Metz by private miivan; Metz is renowned for its historic architecture including the Basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains (the oldest church in France) and the largest collection of stained glass windows in the world at the Gothic Saint-Stephen Cathedral. Overnight in Reims.

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Reims - Paris
Saint-Remi Museum contains collections of Gallo-Roman artifacts and Napoleon-era weapons.
Enjoy a personally guided tour of the city of Reims. Here you can view an selection of historic monuments including the Porte de Mars and the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Reims, and view the artefacts housed at the Saint-Remi museum.
tour with private driver The final day of your private A La Carte tour of the Best of France takes you through Reims; a city known for its champagne wine. Here you can enjoy wine tastings and cellar tours or view the city's array of monuments including the Porte de Mars (the oldest monument in Reims), Saint-Remi Museum, the Saint Remi Basilica, and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims - a former place of the coronation of French kings. From here you will return to Paris with your private minivan, marking the end of your tour. Au revoir et bon voyage, honores voyageurs.

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Please feel free to enquire about any custom-made tours in France. We are always happy to suggest an itinerary for your specific needs. We regret however we are unable to accept bookings for tours shorter than 10 days.

Prices of this tour
(all prices are per person and include private transport, private driver-interpreter and accommodation)
 
4-6 passengers per person
2-3 passengers per person
Boutique
US $15,850
US $18,647
Luxury
US $27,600
US $32,500
Travel tours prices Boutique / Luxury price includes: private driver-interpreter throughout the tour, private local guides, transport (air conditioned minivan or large sedan), all entrance fees as per suggested itinerary, porterage, accommodation in boutique / luxury (best available) style small hotels and Bed & Breakfasts (comfortable double room with private bathroom), continental breakfasts, light lunches (i.e. quiche, sandwich, soup), dinners in fine cuisine restaurants (3 items to choose freely à la carte) with best available local wine (half a bottle per dinner per person), all taxes and tolls. This price does not include: optional tipping (not compulsory), personal expenses, insurance, flights to and from France, drinks other than mentioned and optional activities.

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To secure your booking, A La Carte France Tours need 30% non refundable deposit a.s.a.p. (usually 3-12 months ahead); balance is payable 60 days before the start of the tour. Visa / MasterCard accepted for 30% deposit payment only. Please use the secure payment means as described during our booking correspondence.

Cancellations: the 30% deposit is non refundable; 20% of balance refunded for cancellations received in writing until the day before departure; no refund for cancellations received later.

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Avignon
Avignon church To see the area's best market one must travel to Villeneuve-lèz-Avignon, where at the entrance to the town, in the main square, the stalls and umbrellas are set out like a Cartier shop window. The tomatoes are perfumed with the scent of moist earth, the olivettes taste like fruit, scents of basil and croissant waft in the air, and one's nose twitches near the cheeses where round of goat cheese look like cakes served in a tender crust that dissolves before the cream makes itself felt. This is the kind of market tour where one can discover the taste of genuine produce and flavors never before experienced.
Chinon Rosé
Chinon Rosé, red wine Chinon is a red wine that, depending on its vintage, must be kept in the cellar for a long time, and is drunk starting at Easter. The rosés are delicate and very fruity, while the whites, on the other hand, have a more floral fragrance. Many vineyards offer tasting tours and bottles for sale. The vineyards of Cabernet Franc smell of wild strawberries and violet, and adding to the town's draw is the great history made by Rabelais, Cesare Borgia.
Dinard
coastlines in Dinard From the promontory of Grouin to the cape of Erquy the coastline looks as though it has been ravaged by the rocks, cadenced by the little ports, and tamed by the soft beaches. Both land and sea reflect the rhythms of the tides, and the beautiful, greenish sea is as unchangeable a Dinard itself, the jewel of the Belle Epoque, with its beaches dotted with blue-and-white striped cabanas. Since 1890 almost all the crowned heads of Europe have passed through, making it a famous and fashionable destination.
Arles
Arles, at the gates of the Camargue Arles is at the gates of the Camargue, a land of saltwater marshes crossed by ditches and the rivers of mud, beached on sands lined with reeds waving in the calm breeze. This regional natural park, in the form of an island embraced by the Rhone River, is fascinating for its wild beauty and its unique fragility. Bulls and Camargue horses of many breeds live in the freedom or within the lands of the Manade, where guardians and animals live together. An ideal example is the Domaine des Méjanes, near the Vaccarès basin. Rare species of migratory birds can be seen in the ornithological park of the Pont de Gau. The old village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer was built at the mouth of the river and is a great day trip destination.