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About Us

Your Local Travel Agency in France

French Side Travel is a family-owned French DMC (destination management company) specializing in luxury and custom trips to France. We organize tailor-made, original tours throughout all of France including Corsica and Guadeloupe. We’re based in Paris and Aix-en-Provence, and we pride ourselves on our extensive local knowledge, dedication to customer service, and a keen attention to detail.

We offer a mix of classic products such as hotels, visits, and meals with authentic products like luxurious bed and breakfasts and activities with locals. You won’t find our high-end travel packages in travel brochures. Each of our tours is 100% customized for each traveler’s unique needs and preferences.

France truly has something for every taste, from untouched nature to dynamic cities and from quaint seaside villages to abbeys perched in the mountains. It’s a hub for art, culture, gastronomy, fashion, and much, much more. We look forward to helping you or your clients to explore hidden jewels, visit iconic must-sees, shop in a bustling market, and immerse yourselves in the French Art de Vivre.

French Side Travel welcomes inquiries from both travelers and travel agencies. Travelers to France may reach us through our inquiry form.


We look forward to working with travel agencies and tour operators, and becoming your local DMC for France. We help expand your portfolio of premium and exclusive offerings. Benefit from real local knowledge and on-the-ground travel designers. We provide a 24/7 English-spoken concierge service for your clients. 

For Business to Business inquiries please contact: traveldesign@frenchsidetravel.com.


Our Founders

Paul and Mark Bonte founded French Side Travel in 2015. A father and son team, travel is our calling. We love to share meaningful travel experiences with visitors to France.

Mark holds a Master in International Business from the Paris School of Business. He grew up and worked in Paris before gaining international and multicultural experiences working abroad in London, Cologne, New Delhi, and Sydney for various tourism, event, and hospitality companies. Mark loves culinary journeys, challenging nature while surfing & snowboarding, searching for unique off-the-beaten-path places, and meeting with locals to learn about new cultures.

After traveling the globe, Mark found France to be the most beautiful place in the world he had discovered and decided to share his knowledge with other travelers.

Paul is a dyed-in-the-wool globetrotter who has traveled to more than 50 countries. Perhaps the most memorable trips were hitchhiking from France to India in the early 1980s and walking the Camino de Santiago from Arles to Santiago de Compostela in 2015. Before founding French Side Travel he enjoyed a 30 year-long journey working for European tour operators. He holds a Master’s Degree in tourism and economy from the Business School of Grenoble and an Executive MBA from the Neoma Business School in Paris.

Our Team

Why French Side Travel?

100%
Tailor-Made

Handcrafted customized tours all around France

Local
Expertise

Experienced local travel specialists based in France

Top Quality
Products

Selection of unique and authentic high end products

24/7 Support
& Assistance

Concierge service before and during  your entire trip

Our
Guarantees

The guarantees and services of a licensed experienced French tour operator

Our Partners

French Side Partners

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