France’s long history and cultural significance is staggering.
The adopted home of Leonardo da Vinci was at the epicenter of the Renaissance and the enlightenment. In the 19th and 20th centuries, it was a magnet for artists including Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh. See their masterpieces in France’s world-class museums. The Louvre and Musée d’Orsay are the most prominent, but there are countless lesser-known jewels. For millennia France has played a pivotal role in European history. Greek colonists, Roman occupiers, William the Conqueror, the Dukes of Burgundy, the French Kings, and Napoleon left behind imposing castles, fortresses, and monuments. The Avignon Popes and Cluny and Cistercian Orders made it the religious heart capital of Christendom leaving behind soaring cathedrals and breathtaking architecture. Joan of Arc’s story is one of the most fascinating in world history. Were that not enough, France was a major prize in World War I and II. The D-Day beaches and Sommes and Verdun battlefields are humbling, somber memorials of the tragedy of war.
- A Loire Valley Road trip
- Provence and French Riviera Discovery Tour
- Luxury Self-Drive Vacation in the South of France
- Normandy: WWII and the D-Day Beaches
- The Highlights of Normandy by Train
- An Exclusive, Romantic Visit to the Loire Valley
- Luxury Escape to the Loire Valley
- Loire Valley Wine and Châteaux
- A Road Trip Through Normandy for Foodies
- The Best of Normandy in Luxury
- Our Classic Tour of the City of Light
- The Best of Paris in a Week
- A Perfect Week on the French Riviera
- A Luxury Escape to Bordeaux
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« 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”. »
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« 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. »
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« 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. »
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« 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. »
Why French Side Travel?
An award-winning agency
Recognized as a Top Travel Advisor for France
Our travel designers live and work in France
Immersion in the Real France
Enjoy unique and authentic experience throughout the whole country
We are there for you with 24/7 English-spoken concierge service
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Our team puts your safety and comfort first.