Eco-Friendly & Responsible Travel

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In 2020 Eco-friendly and Responsible Tourism is more important than ever

France is expected to receive 100 million visitors in 2020, while globally there will be more than 1.4 billion tourists. With this boom, traveling in an eco-friendly and responsible way is essential. At French Side Travel we strive to create tours that reduce over-tourism by turning visitors on to off-the-beaten gems. We work with local suppliers to help distribute income more fairly and keep tourism dollars in local communities. We favor green hotels, local tour providers, and more ethical food production. You can play a part in reducing your carbon footprint by choosing to travel more slowly, taking longer, but less frequent trips, and using trains rather than relying on rental cars or chauffeurs.

    What Our Clients Are Saying

    It was amazing!
    « We were very happy with all of your coordination and efforts! The accommodations and tour services were all perfect… truly a great experience and we have raved about your services to many people!​   »
    Easy to get in touch with all agents in spite of time difference.
    « Excellent suggestions for excursions and “off day” activities… I phoned the after hours number several times while we were in country and always had courteous help quickly. I felt confident that we weren’t completely “alone”. »
    [Matthew] was knowledgeable, patient, and full of ideas and recommendations.
    « Everything at each city was perfectly planned and executed. I have used other travel companies before but did not get the service and guidance that this company provided from the very beginning. Many thanks for everything!! »
    Awesome trip and we made some great memories.
    « Loved all of the trips this travel company booked for our itinerary. They were very responsive when I had questions concerning my travel plans before and during my trip. I would definitely recommend this travel company. »
    Every detail was perfect.
    « Our special night out in Paris was very romantic and over the top with dinner. Every guide and driver were very accommodating with our needs. Perfect trip with wonderful memories! Most enjoyable time was when we were on our bikes riding in the vineyards. »
    We had the best vacation ever.
    « We chose this travel company, because they listened more clearly to our wants. Private tours were all top notch… All accommodations were exactly what we wanted. Beautiful courtyards, bedrooms, quality breakfasts and superb staff.  »
    Many thanks for your assistance in planning this memorable trip!
    « We had a great trip – full of delightful meals, amazing history and beautiful countryside. It was quite difficult to return home after such adventure! The support and immediate accessibility of the [team] throughout the trip was invaluable.  »
    The trip designer helped be get every daily detail just right
    « The designer and everyone was patient and helpful. They offered suggestions and advice that was so informative and useful. The whole trip was memorable… The food, culture and art was the most enjoyable… Mont St. Michel is a must see.  »
    Dinner on the Eiffel Tower was incredible
    « We had a great trip and found it to be worry free thanks to all the great arrangements that were made ahead of time… The hotel was very nice and in a great location. We found Paris to be a wonderful city with friendly people.  »
    Everything went smoothly… We never felt alone!
    « Very much appreciated the way Andrew coordinated all the details. Our personal guides were profoundly informative, and our drivers were always punctual and polite. Our hotels were the best in each location. We could not of done this without Andrew! »
    Thank you for helping to make our 25th wedding anniversary such a memorable and joyous occasion!
    « We just returned from our trip, and I wanted to sincerely thank you all for facilitating this amazing journey for us! The hotels were superb, and all of our transportation was reliable, polite, and easy to contact.  »
    We really loved Bordeaux and would definitely visit again!
    « We did a wine tasting in 2 châteaux… The local agency arranged it for us rapidly and were very attentive with getting back to us. Everything was handled professionally and we were very happy with what had been chosen… Thanks team! »

    Why French Side Travel?


    Handcrafted customized tours all around France


    Experienced local travel specialists based in France

    Top Quality

    Selection of unique and authentic high end products

    24/7 Support
    & Assistance

    Concierge service before and during  your entire trip


    The guarantees and services of a licensed experienced French tour operator

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