We know that it is a strange time for travelers. COVID-19 means that many people are concerned about their safety, closures, and travel restrictions. Our job, as your local France experts, is to ensure that you’re able to travel as safely and comfortably as possible.
Rest assured that we are working with our partners, hotels, guides, and chauffeurs to make your trips safer.
We are actively monitoring the situation in order to offer you timely and accurate information. Some travelers are anxious to get away, while others aren’t ready yet. That’s ok. When you decide that you’re comfortable again, we will be there for you as your travel company for France. French Side Travel is here to help you get away. If you have questions before deciding, we’d love to hear from you. Reach us today.
Why book now?
For trips booked prior to March 31th, 2021 we’re offering a complimentary orientation tour of Paris (or similar) when you book a custom trip. A licensed tour guide will meet you at your hotel for a 90-minute presentation and a private tour to acquaint you to your neighborhood. Learn how to navigate the city, hear about the hotspots you won’t want to miss, and get answers to any last-minute questions.
Reserve today to ensure that you have access to the best guides, favorite properties, and top attractions. Late summer and fall 2021 spots are already filling up fast.
Our travel experts live and work in France. Based out of Paris and Aix-en-Provence, we know the on-the-ground situation better than anyone. Our experts are standing by with relevant advice and long-standing personal relationships with our suppliers.
24/7 English-spoken assistance:
You’re in good hands. When you’re traveling, you can always reach an English-speaking expert by telephone. 24 hours a day and 7 days a week you receive assistance or make changes to your travel plans.
France has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Its government has taken strong action for the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic to protect its citizens and visitors. Should you need any assistance Covid-19 or anything else while you’re in France we will assist you in getting a test, seeing a doctor, or seeking treatment.
You can’t wait to get away:
And our local experts can’t wait to welcome and share our favorite experiences with you.
Reserve your place today. You can change your mind for any reason more than 30 days before arrival. Book with confidence. Border closures? Uncomfortable flying? It’s not a problem. You have the flexibility to cancel your trip for whatever reason. See terms below:
Our risk-free booking and cancellation terms:
For trips booked prior to March 31th, 2021, the following terms and conditions shall apply:
- Pay just a 10% refundable deposit to secure your trip.
- The remainder of your balance is due 30 days before your date of arrival.
- Cancel with a 100% refund or change your travel dates up to 30 days prior to your scheduled date of arrival for no additional charge. (This may exclude any non-refundable services that were previously agreed to by the client)
Increased flexibility within 30 days of arrival
In the event of Covid-19 related travel restrictions that are issued by your country of departure or France that would prevent you from traveling on your schedule dates, you may choose to reschedule your trip without fees or request a credit note for 100% of your paid sum useable for future travel, even if they occur fewer than 30 days from your date of arrival.
For cancellations unrelated to Covid-19 travel restrictions that are made fewer than 30 days before your date of arrival or no-shows on the arrival date, no refund shall be issued.
Some travel inspiration:
The French Riviera is the place perfect to enjoy the sun, the beach, and the sea. You won’t have to give up on food and culture though, as the famous coastal towns of Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Nice, and Monaco have them in spades. Follow in the footsteps of great Americans F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway who crossed paths with the likes of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Charlie Chaplin in this special place. Mingle with the stars in Cannes. In Saint-Tropez, admire the contrast of the luxury yachts docked in a quaint fishing village. Board the ferry to extravagant Monaco. The independent city-state, completely enclosed by French territory, is a fascinating mixture of traditional and ultra-modern architecture. The adventure wraps up in stunning Nice to visit the markets, sip the Château de Bellet wine, and enjoy the unique flavors of the niçoise cuisine.
This food and wine tour takes you to see and taste the best of Provence. You’ll be based in Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, two of its magical small cities. Excursions take you to see gorgeous villages in the Luberon and at the base of the Mont Ventoux mountain, the giant of Provence. Wander through vineyards, visit vibrant markets, and do extensive tastings at the prestigious wineries in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and the Coteaux d’Aix appellations.
Enjoy Paris in luxury and style with private guided tours of Paris and the Château of Versailles. From VIP skip-the-line assistance at the airport to private chauffeur, and a 5-star hotel, you’ll be pampered. Go for a chocolate tour for a decadent off-the-beaten-path experience then catch dinner and show at the famed Lido Cabaret. Take a cooking class with a local chef, then go on a river cruise and illuminated tour of the city. Of course, there’s free time built in to go shopping at the boutiques along the Champs-Élysées or to visit Paris’s world-class museums.
5-star hotels and private chauffeur-guides ensure that you don’t miss a thing. Begin in charming Deauville and the Côte Fleurie to see the stunning Cliffs of Etretat, Honfleur, and the spots the inspired the impressionists. A private full-day chauffeured tour takes you to the D-Day beaches, the Colleville-Sur-Mer American Cemetery, and history-changing sites of the Battle of Normandy. Spend the night in Bayeux before heading off for a day at the mesmerizing Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay, one of the most popular sights of France.
The stunning Loire Valley doesn’t disappoint. Visit the incomparable Château d’Amboise, Château de Chenonceau, and Château de Chambord. After touring the former homes of royalty, you’ll feel like royalty yourself when settling in at night in a 4-star château-hôtel in charming Amboise. Sample the fine wines of the Loire, the largest and most-diverse of France’s wine-producing regions. You’ll have the opportunity to visit a Vouvray A.O.C. vineyard and a 16th-century troglodyte wine cellar.
This tour takes you around the entire Isle of Beauty in class and style. Start in the north in Bastia working your way down the west coast through Calvi, the Scandola Nature Reserve, and Ajaccio to Porto Vecchio. Explore hillside villages, narrow mountain passes, white sand beaches, and colorful towns. Stay in 4-star hotels while private guides and drivers show you the real Corsica.
Enjoy the best that Bordeaux has to offer in 6 days and 5 nights. Bordeaux is a charming city brimming with beautiful 17th-century architecture, great food, and world-class wine. Just outside of the city the natural beauty impresses from the seaside Arcachon and the Dune of Pilat to the vineyards. This tour highlights this enchanting destination. Wine tours help develop your palate and expand your knowledge of the region’s wonderful whites and reds.
This tour is our wine tour par excellence. You’ll learn to better appreciate the beguiling drink on this two-week sojourn through world-class vineyards. Start in Lyon, France’s favorite foodie destination, before winding your way through Dijon and finishing off in style with an immersive Champagne experience. Along the way, you’ll enjoy guided tours of prestigious Beaujolais, Burgundy, and Champagne wineries. Cultural tours and gastronomic attractions in Lyon, medieval Pérouges, Dijon, and Reims round out this luxurious tour.
This is an unforgettable stay in Chamonix, one of the oldest ski destinations in the world. Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympics and combines old-world charm with quality skiing. This high-mountain town offers numerous diversions from museums to excellent restaurants. Stay in a historic 5-star hotel located in the center of Chamonix with a beautiful view of the mountains. Every day after a delicious breakfast, you will explore the ski area surrounding Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc. Your private ski instructor means lift queue priority and inside knowledge of the best snow conditions. After a long day on the slopes, get cozy near the fireplace and drink some mulled wine, or visit the outdoor ice skating rink. Twinkling lights cover the Chamonix’s restaurants and bars, creating a winter wonderland.
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