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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!
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
All the travel plans were flawless… this 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 NathanNovember 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.