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Excellent service from start to finish

★★★★★

Excellent service from start to finish – assistance with planning, preparing details and execution. We had a very memorable day trip to Loire Valley.

Paula

October 2022

They respected our budget and gave us a detailed itinerary

★★★★★

Sarah and the team at French Side Travel designed the most perfect two week French vacation for us. Each tour guide was so wonderful, the hotels they selected were boutique and walking distance to everything. They respected our budget and gave us a detailed itinerary that included English speaking drivers and guides, and restaurant recommendations. While in France, we had both train and flight issues (out of anyone’s control) and they quickly rebooked us hotel rooms and transportation at the drop of a hat. I would recommend FST for ANYONE visiting France!

Amy

September 2022

Our 50th wedding anniversary trip was all we had hoped for

★★★★★

Our 50th wedding anniversary trip to the Normandy region of France was all we had hoped for. Christiana and her staff at French Side travel arranged every detail, without a hitch. Our professional drivers/guides were prompt, knowledgeable and very conversant in English. Our accommodations and travel plans ( trains ) were all 1st /business class and helped us navigate the customs/immigration lines more efficiently. Many thanks to Christiana and French Side Travel.

Mike

August 2022

Will definitely work with them again for future trips to France!

★★★★★

This was my first time using a travel agency at all. We looked to French Side Travel to help plan cool activities on certain days of our big France trip to celebrate my husband’s 45th birthday (and his first time in France) and their service was wonderful. Our trip was mostly in the Cote d’Azur with a few nights in Paris sprinkled in. The activities they helped to plan based on our input and budget were so great. The prices were reasonable since we felt like we really got what we paid for in a positive way. Their detailed itineraries/travel books really listed all of the contact information and everything we needed to reference. Will definitely work with them again for future trips to France!

Diana

July 2022

They helped make our family trip everything we hoped for

★★★★★

French Side Travel helped make our family trip everything we hoped for. I loved having someone in France to call with questions or concerns.

MG

June 2022

I highly recommend French Side Travel for assisting you and planning your dream vacation

★★★★★

I cannot say enough good things about Frenchside ! We were planning a two-week trip to Europe and the week in France was proving difficult for me to plan on my own. Having someone in France who knew great little boutique hotels for us to stay made the experience amazing! From helping me navigate transportation from England to France, private transport from the airport to our hotel, and a guided driver and tour of Versailles-Everything was perfect! The Frenchside team also had all my tickets purchased in advance so I never had to stand in a line at any of the attractions. This is a great stress reliever while on vacation. I had several questions during my travels and I always got an email response within five minutes. I highly recommend Frenchside Travel for assisting you and planning your dream vacation. Ours was absolutely incredible. We would have never seen some of our favorite little spots in France if it were not for Frenchside planning our accommodations. The village of Bayeux is one thing that made our trip so memorable as we toured the Normandy area. The three hotels we stayed in were perfect. Each had an amazing breakfast every morning included. I will definitely use this company again for any travel in France.

Charnita

June 2022

I cannot even begin to say how wonderful the French Side Travel team was

★★★★★

After three years of waiting and re-scheduling due to the pandemic we finally made this trip to France. I cannot even begin to say how wonderful the French Side Travel team was throughout the whole process. Every little detail was perfect, from Paris to Brittany to the Loire Valley. Special thanks to our planners, Celia, Emilie and Oceane who never gave up on us through these difficult times. We also want to send very special thanks to our guides Solene, Magali, Gael and Cathy. They were great fun while stuffing our minds full of wonderful historical facts and stories. Finally, we want to send a heartfelt special thanks to Adil, the best driver ever! He took us under his wing and made sure to take us to his favorite lunch and coffee stops in Paris; we’ll never forget you buddy.

Diana

May 2022

We highly recommend using their services for your visit to France!

★★★★★

The French Side Travel team made our two weeks in France a wonderful experience. They worked closely with us to craft an itinerary and schedule of events that made the most of our time in France, while allowing us enough free time to explore on our own. They responded quickly to any questions and even helped us change transportation arrangements to the airport (on a weekend!) when our flight was cancelled unexpectedly. We highly recommend using their services for your visit to France!

Mark

May 2022

French Side Travel made this a perfect holiday getaway

★★★★★

Nico from French Side Travel spent much time with me on the phone planning exactly what I wanted to do on my vacation in the South of France. He helped me pinpoint exactly how I wanted to spend my sightseeing time to have the most variety and the most diversity. I also have mobility issues, and Nico helped me plan to see sights that would be possible given my limitations. Nico was extremely helpful and patient in determining the best use of my vacation time. My guide was Frank, and he was outstanding. He helped individualize the touring program to my interests and my wishes. He was also a great “companion” being articulate, educated, and very worldly. His English was excellent. Nico, Frank, and French Side Travel made this a perfect holiday getaway to see magnificent sights and to fully experience the French and Italian Rivieras. Thank you for all your efforts and all your help.

Jeff

May 2022

The attention to detail was first class 

★★★★★

Booked a trip to France and I used French Side Travel agency. The team was amazing. They stayed in contact with me through the entire process and even checked in on me while we were on our trip to ensure that everything was going well. The attention to detail was first class. I will use them again for our next travel.

Nicole

January 2022

They planned a wonderful trip

★★★★★

French side travel planned a wonderful trip for us. We asked to avoid big cities and they fulfilled our request. We had wonderful guides that met us and took us through the D-day beaches, Bayeux tapestry, Calvados and cheese tasting, cathedrals, castles, and then onto hiking on the Brittany coast. It was a perfect 2 weeks!

Carla

November 2021

We had a ball! Thank you for giving us these memories! 

★★★★★

The croissant class was fantastic; organized, light-hearted, productive, and very educational!!!!.  Eric is your guy! My boys loved it!

Today’s perfume class was exceptional!  The owner is the former director of marketing for Moët Chandon and Veuve Cliqot. His family is very old and established.  He kept two young boys absolutely enthralled.  We got to design our own perfume with a diamond etched name on the bottle.  Mine was: Paris 2021, not quite Chanel No. 5!; my one son named his “La Jolla!”  My husband:  “Versailles 21!”

We had a ball!  And if you ever send future clients to either of these vendors you can rest assured they will be very satisfied with the quality of experience!

Thank you for giving us these memories!  And the trip isn’t even halfway yet!!!

Merci beaucoup!!

Traci

November 2021

Working with French Side Travel was the best experience ever

★★★★★

Working with French Side Travel was the best experience ever. Celia provided expert advice, set up all activities, tickets, transportation, and tour guides that were excellent. My trip to France (which was postponed twice due to Covid) was a birthday gift to my mom for her 80th birthday. She has not stopped talking about the overwhelming joy it was and I have Celia and French side travel to thank. Anyone looking for a great experience and professional experts, this is the agency to choose. I am thankful, grateful, and very happy with the service provided.

Marie

September 2021

Helpful, responsive and had very good suggestions

★★★★★

I used French Side Travel by picking them from their nice website. Not my usual way of doing things but they turned out to be the right choice. They helped my wife and I frame a two-week trip around a wedding we attended in Toulon. They were helpful, responsive, and had very good suggestions. From the hotels to transportation to the private guide we had in Normandy for three days, the stress was taken out and the fun put in. Just what I had in mind and then some. Happy to recommend them.

Randy

September 2021

This was an exciting experience… Highly recommended!

★★★★★

Wonderful trip! Every detail went as planned from the hotels to car rentals to train scheduling. The day to day itinerary worked perfectly. Although we have traveled to France many times, this was an exciting experience.. Highly recommended!

RoseMarie

October 2022

Available all the time for my questions before and during the trip

★★★★★

French Side Travel did an amazing job creating and coordinating our unbelievable trip to France. Big shout out to Landen for designing this beautiful trip and Emilie who booked everything and was patient with me and available all the time for my questions before and during the trip. Thank you Landen & Emilie and the entire French Side Travel Team!!!

Evan

September 2022

They listened to what I wanted and tailored my trip to what I was looking for.

★★★★★

I had such a pleasant experience with French Side Travel. I started planning my trip ~ 8 months in advance and found them just through a Google search. I reached out with my dates, cities I wanted to visit (Paris, Normandy, Lyon), and my budget and they responded to me so quickly! The communication during the entire planning process (both via phone and email) was so fast and every person I dealt with was friendly and really enthusiastic to give off the impression they wanted me to have the experience of a lifetime. I definitely felt like they listened to what I wanted and they really tailored my trip to what I was looking for. They also left room in my itinerary for me to explore and discover things on my own, which was great and also allowed me time to visit with people I knew that were there. I was there for just over 2 weeks and it was amazing. Overall, 5 stars, A+++, definitely would use them again. I keep telling all my French colleagues that ask me how it went that it was the best vacation I have ever had. Merci beaucoup, French Side Travel, pour un parfait voyage 🙂

Mary

August 2022

Everything was arranged as promised and went without a hitch

★★★★★

We could not be happier with our experience with French Side Travel. We asked for help planning four days in Corsica for our extended family, which included an age range from 13 to 91. Nicolas came up with a wonderful itinerary that included a cataraman cruise, wine tasting, and guided tour in a seven-passenger vehicle to see a wide variety of sights. Our hotel accommodations were top-notch, everything was arranged as promised and went without a hitch, and we feel we got the most out of our limited time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and experience the culture and food of this wonderful area.

Mary Anne

July 2022

I highly recommend their service

★★★★★

We were in Normandy for four days. French Side Travel was completely reliable on all pickups for our party of four. The drivers or guides appeared at the scheduled times. The drivers were friendly and helpful. The guides spoke English, were friendly, and were extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend their service.

Trey

June 2022

The trip was well planned

★★★★★

We booked through French Side Travel for our Honeymoon in France. Went to Paris (and Normandy), Provence, and Nice (and Monaco). The trip was well planned and there were no issues with our reservations. The team was accommodating to our needs balancing what we wanted to get out of the experience with our financial constraints. Would use again.

Michael

June 2022

They took care of us like we’re their only clients, day or night

★★★★★

I’m glad to have French Side Travel group helped us with our trip to southern France. I told them where I want to go, the places I wanted to visit, and what I don’t want included during our stay. It’s for a group of 7 people, six of us are over 60’s plus a young lady in her late 20’s. Such a difficult age group to please, yet every one of us is happy with the hotels they booked for us, and the red carpet they rolled out at every stop. They arranged to have us picked up and dropped off like clockwork. They took care of us like we’re their only clients, day or night. Thanks to French Side Travel, we can relax and enjoy our trip more. I definitely recommend this travel company to anyone who wants to visit France and who needs help putting an itinerary together. I gave this company a 5-star for the great service, and price … super reasonable!

Dee

May 2022

We had a magical experience and will definitely recommend you

★★★★★

I wanted to thank the entire team (Severine, Celia, Stephanie, Florence) for the excellent job you did on our recent group travel to Paris. You navigated two years of (Covid travel) changes with professionalism, kindness, and grace. Connie and I are so appreciative of all you did to ensure that our trip for 15 travelers was a wonderful and memorable one. We had a magical experience and will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a first rate travel agency.

Julie

May 2022

A wonderful and intelligent guide who helped give us a magical day!

★★★★★

Patrick Gaudin was a wonderful guide to a day in Provence for the four of us in April 2022. He picked us up in a minivan at our cruise ship and drove us to Aix-in-Provence, where he walked us through this most interesting city and told us interesting human and historical points, bringing us into stores and a cathedral and giving us a connection to the people we couldn’t have found on our own. He was very interactive, charming, and funny; he spoke English idiomatically well and with minimal accent. He drove us to Cassis for a lovely lunch and walk in a beautiful seaside community. He even took us to the top of a tall hill with exceptional vistas of surrounding hills and the multicolored Mediterranean and beautiful beach views. He finished by taking us on a scenic route back into Marseille while asking us our impressions of the city before we came to France. We had a lively conversation about our preconceptions about crime and lack of interesting places to visit. We left feeling that we needed to include it on a later and longer trip back to the south of France. A wonderful and intelligent man who helped give us a magical day!

Barbara

April 2022

Top value for the money invested

★★★★★

Frank is a very passionate travel planner. We loved the itinerary. The days were planned very well so that we had a plan for the day but time to do more on our own. The phone was always answered when I had a question. Top value for the money invested.

Samy

January 2022

Highly recommended

★★★★★

Fantastic travel agents! Our trip was just what we’d imagined and all the travel plans they made for us were perfect. Things went smoothly and all the hotels they recommended for us were awesome. They were able to make all our plans on relatively short notice too! Highly recommended.

Stephanie

December 2021

All the travel plans were flawlessthis was exactly the trip we’d hoped for!

★★★★★

We wanted to let you know we had an excellent time on our trip. All the travel plans were flawless and we had so much fun. The hotels in the Loire Valley (Hotel Pavilion des Lys) and Dordogne (Les Hauts Saint Vincent) were especially excellent…

…Le Hauts was amazing – so relaxing and comfortable. Also, the homemade dinner at Les Hauts was an absolute a must! Our hostess Stephane is an amazing cook and was also a very nice conversationalist…. I’d definitely recommend these 2 places to others!

The tour guides were also fantastic both in Nice and at especially at Versailles (I wish we’d had even more time at Versailles with our guide – we learned sooo much and his historical stories brought the place to life!). The private drivers were also great (prompt, polite and helpful). Also, thank you for including the audioguides at many of the museums… They were fantastic, especially at the Louvre (we used them until the batteries ran out and wished for more)!

All in all, this was exactly the trip we’d hoped for!

Thank you so much for helping to make it a reality.

Stephanie and Nathan

November 2021

A true-life experience

★★★★★

I want to thank you all at French Side Travel for organizing a true “life experience” and to give you some feedback from what has been a tremendous trip to France specifically where your company was involved.

…Wonderful driver and guide… He served as our knowledgeable driver and expert wine guide. Absolutely superb! … the visit to the wineries all were exceptional, with each visit what I would call a very private and sophisticated review of their chateau. The cooking class also was superb and very fun. And the trip to Arcachon, including a trip to la dune du Pilat (a good hike up the dune) and oyster tasting, was different and fun. Again highly recommend it… a very sincere thank you to all for developing a wonderful itinerary and for managing all the details. If we or our friends will be heading to France we will be in touch.

Thank you and be well.

Bob

September 2021

They made our first time in France absolutely incredible!

★★★★★

We used French Side Travel to plan our first visit to South France. They made our first time in France absolutely incredible! Despite the time difference, very responsive, professional. Very reasonably priced for the service they provide. I will definitely use them again, already thinking of my next trip to France!

Svetlana

September 2021

French Side Travel exceeded my expectations

★★★★★

Fantastic trip to Provence and Cote d Azur. Hotels were all in great locations, the guides were very knowledgeable, and the itinerary was excellent. French Side travel exceeded my expectations and I look forward to future trips to France with them

Joan

September 2022

They made our trip hassle free as we just enjoyed a wonderful itinerary

★★★★★

We just came back from a wonderful trip to Bordeaux and Dordogne organized by French Side Travel. It was amazing. They work with first class local guides to provide one of kind experiences. The trip was tailored to our needs and their office was available to answer any questions and accommodate some changes. They made our trip hassle free as we just enjoyed a wonderful itinerary. Highly recommended

Tania

August 2022

We can’t wait to visit France again and work with French Side Travel

★★★★★

We had the best Champagne experience! Christophe Godet was an amazing tour guide. We spent 10 hours with him. He was knowledgeable and shared with us all the important history and sites of Reims, Epernay, and Hautvillers. We enjoyed are visits at the large and small champagne houses. Lunch was also amazing, best Ratatouille and tastings. We can’t wait to visit France again and work with French Side travel. Thank you!!!

Jackie

August 2022

The Travel Design team is fabulous

★★★★★

Honestly the Travel Design team is fabulous. Yohann and Severine are great at what they do. I know the concierge team is a little busy so it was hard at times to get in contact while my client was out on a trip but Yohann’s service definitely made up for it! Thank you.

Natalia

June 2022

The best trip of my life!

★★★★★

This was the best trip of my life! The team tailored everything to what we wanted and it went by without any issues!

Amir

June 2022

Everything went according to plan

★★★★★

Christiana and the French Side Travel Team did an excellent job in putting together a wonderful itinerary for our first trip to Corsica. From airport pickups to fabulous tour guides…from beautiful hotel accommodations to unique excursions. Everything went according to plan and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to visit Corsica ! Thank you French Side Travel. We will definitely use this Travel Team again.

Nancy

June 2022

All the plans were perfect

★★★★★

Great travel agency! All the plans were perfect. Loved the hotels; great guides and drivers. Handled the change in arrival due to flight cancellation without any issues. Will use again next time we visit France.

Shelly

May 2022

Their selections for our trip experiences exceeded our expectations

★★★★★

I was fortunate enough to recently spend a week in Paris after many delays caused by the pandemic. French Side Travel was an amazing partner and resource to our group. Their travel care representatives went above and beyond to ensure that we had a trip of a lifetime. They were very responsive to all of our pre-trip questions and requests. Their selections for our trip experiences exceeded our expectations. I look forward to returning to France in a few years and again working with the great team at French Side Travel.

Connie

May 2022

Highly recommend this company

★★★★★

Very professional and helpful. From the initial planning of our 8-day trip to Paris/Aix en Province to the actual execution of it, we could not have been happier with our decision to use French Side Travel. Everything went off without a hitch and any changes that needed to be made were expertly executed. Highly highly recommend this company.

Zechariah 

March 2022

They helped plan my dream itinerary

★★★★★

French Side Travel helped plan my dream itinerary. Not only were they professional and knowledgeable, but they were patient and kind. I went to the Palace of Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, saw the Mona Lisa and went to a show at the Moulin Rouge and more. I shopped, dined and explored Paris. It was important to me that I felt safe, and I did. The hotel was lovely, the drivers were reliable and the experience was unforgettable. Thank you so much, Frenchside team!

Sam

December 2021

Every detail was perfectly planned without a single concern

★★★★★

We decided to book with French Side Travel for our honeymoon and we could not have been happier with our trip. They worked very hard to come up with an itinerary that suited us prior to booking, so we could see several areas and experience a nice variety of activities. Our accommodations, all of our activities, drivers, tours, and every detail were perfectly planned without a single concern. We could not have had a better experience and highly recommend them if considering a vacation to France. Merci beaucoup pour des vacances incroyables

Michael

December 2021

An excellent and stress-free trip

★★★★★

We used FrenchSide to help us plan our honeymoon in France! It was the first time either of us had used a travel agent. There were so many things that we wanted to see that we decided to let someone else narrow down into a trip that was relaxing but made it possible for us to see the things we wanted too. Matthew at Trailside helped us narrow down our trip, made recommendations to things we hadn’t even thought about, and helped stay completely within our budget while getting to do excursions that felt luxuriously out of budget. Because we ended up traveling while Covid-19 was still a concern they were very flexible with us and our contact while we were in France, Emilie was amazing at helping us book Covid tests to come back into the US and getting us options when something we had planned to do turned out to be unavailable. It made for an excellent and stress-free trip.

Anna

September 2021

Very high-quality itinerary planning

★★★★★

Used French Side Travel to plan a trip to Bordeaux and Paris. Outstanding planning (Andrew S) and management of details (Celia). Very high-quality itinerary planning with top-notch guides and transportation. Will use it again. Highly recommend

Robert

September 2021

I highly recommend

★★★★★

They did a wonderful job finding unique experiences for the whole family. They were extremely flexible in letting me do some of my own and supplementing with just the right activities. . It made everything about our experience so easy. I highly recommend it.

Jessica

July 2021

Great for getting a personalized experience

★★★★★

After deciding fairly last minute to travel to France and explore a new region (Bordeaux), I found French Side Travel online and was impressed with their abundance of information and options for personalizing your trip. In addition to creating a fun, diverse itinerary, they coordinated all of my travel and accommodations. The tours themselves were either private or small, which was great for getting a personalized experience in the city and vineyards. They were also very flexible and responsive with me during the trip when I asked to switch the timing of tours. Very much recommended.

Anthony

September 2021

We met some of the most wonderful people!

★★★★★

We really loved our time here and the activities you had planned 

We met some of the most wonderful people. I will be contacting you for our next trip and would 100% recommend you to anyone traveling to France.

Many thanks

Cathie

July 2021

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