Best of Paris
D-Day Beaches, Mont Saint-Michel, Pays d'Auge, Honfleur & Deauville, Giverny
Luxuries of France
Paris, Provence, Cote d'Azur
Best of Normandy & Paris
D-Day Beaches, Mont Saint-Michel, Honfleur & Deauville, Giverny, Paris & Versailles
Highlights of Provence
Avignon & Arles, Luberon Valley, Aix-en-Provence
Exclusive Paris & Versailles
Essence of France
Loire Valley, Normandy & Mont Saint-Michel, Paris & Versailles
Family Tour of France
Normandy, Paris & Versailles, Provence, Cote d'Azur
Provence & the French Riviera
Luberon Valley & Avignon, Cote d'Azur
Paris, Chateaux & Wine
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux with Saint-Emilion & Dordogne
France In Style
Paris & Versailles or Giverny, Luberon Valley, Aix-en-Provence, Cote d'Azur
Paris & Versailles, Provence, Cote d'Azur
Art Tour of France
Paris & Versailles, Provence, Cote d'Azur
Biking Tour of France
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux & Saint-Emilion
Journey Through France
Paris, Normandy, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Dordogne, Carcassonne, Provence, Cote d'Azur
Garden Tour of France
Versailles, Loire Valley, Paris & Giverny
Culinary Tour of France
Paris, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence
Paris, Burgundy & Champagne
Paris, Dijon & Beaune, Reims & environs
France in Depth
Normandy, Paris & Versailles, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Provence, Cote d’Azur
Resorts of Southern France
Provence, Cote d'Azur (Saint-Tropez & Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat)
Decorative Arts & Gardens Tour of Paris
Paris & environs
Family Tour of London, Paris & Rome
London, Paris, Rome
Bordeaux to the Basque Country
Bordeaux, Biarritz, San Sebastian with Rioja & Bilbao
Paris & Morocco
Paris, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh
London & Paris
London & environs, Paris & Versailles
Paris & Beirut
(8 Days )
Paris, Beirut, Byblos, Beiteddine Palace, Baalbek
Food & Wine Tour of France & Switzerland
Paris, Reims & Champagne, Burgundy, Lausanne with Lavaux & Emmental
Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris
Amsterdam with The Hague & Delft, Brussels with Ghent & Bruges, Paris & Versailles
France & Italy: Best of the Riviera
Cote d'Azur, Portofino & Cinque Terre
London, Amsterdam & Paris
London & environs, Amsterdam & environs, Paris & Versailles
(20 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Paris, Normandy, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Dordogne, Carcassonne, Provence, Cote d’Azur
This extraordinary private luxury tour of France is ideal for travelers wanting to experience the best of the country, including incredible cultural sites, outstanding culinary traditions, romantic landscapes, beautiful chateaux, traditional villages, luxurious hotels, and much more. All daily touring in this private tour can be customized to your interests.
Begin in Paris. With your own private guide and driver—sophisticated experts who will share the very best of Paris with you—explore Paris according to your interests. Tour the city's most interesting neighborhoods, markets, boutiques, specialty food shops, gardens, museums and other cultural attractions. A few of our favorites: Walk among centuries-old mansions on exclusive Ile Saint-Louis. See the stained glass windows of exquisite Sainte-Chapelle, and see iconic Notre Dame. Visit the backstreets of Montmartre. Climb the steps to the Sacre Coeur Basilica for panoramic views. Explore Le Marais, whose private homes once belonged to kings, noblemen and courtesans. Wander the old Jewish quarter to the Place des Vosges, the city's oldest and one of its most beautiful squares. See the art treasures of museums such as the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, l'Orangerie, Centre Pompidou, Fondation Louis Vuitton and other major museums. Or visit smaller specialty museums off the beaten track. If desired, enjoy reservations at one of the restaurants atop the Eiffel Tower. Stroll the Latin Quarter, and relax in the Luxembourg Gardens. Shop exclusive boutiques along Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore and Rue Royale. Take a break at Left Bank cafes made famous by poets and philosophers, and stop in the church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange personalized shopping (antiques, flea markets, haute couture, tea, copperware and cooking utensils, chocolate, fashion and more). Perhaps spend hours enjoying a degustation gastronomique at a leading restaurant.
One day, enjoy a private excursion to Versailles to tour Louis XIV’s opulent palace, including the Hall of Mirrors, the gardens, and the Hameau de la Reine, the mock hamlet created for Marie-Antoinette.
Next, transfer to Normandy and stay at a luxury chateau hotel. During private touring with an expert Normandy guide, tour the D-Day landing beaches and other significant World War II-related sites such as the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, the Mulberry Artificial Harbors, and the Caen Museum of Peace. Also, visit the historic town of Bayeux to see the famous tapestry illustrating the Norman invasion of England in 1066.
One day, enjoy a private excursion to Mont Saint-Michel, a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of France’s true wonders. This enormous abbey and town on a tidal island has been a pilgrimage site since ancient times, and it remains one of Europe's most popular attractions.
Continue to the Loire Valley. During private touring, visit the most beautiful and interesting chateaux and gardens. If desired, also visit local vineyards and wineries to sample the wide range of the Loire Valley’s best varietals. Touring is flexible according to your interests, but some of our favorite options are chateaux such as Chambord, the largest royal chateau in the Loire; romantic Chateau de Chenonceau, built on arches across the Cher River; Chateau Villandry and its stunning Renaissance gardens; and Chateau du Clos-Luce, the mansion in which Leonardo da Vinci lived out his final days. Other highlights include visiting the outstanding Chartres Cathedral, as well as lesser-known chateaux with unique gardens.
Next, take the train to Bordeaux, one of the most famous wine regions in the world. During private wine touring, sample wines at vineyards, wineries and chateaus in St. Emilion and the Medoc regions of Bordeaux. Also enjoy a private walking tour of the city of Bordeaux, a historic port and UNESCO World Heritage Site of well-preserved 18th-century architecture, ancient churches, markets and museums. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange meetings with local winemakers, vertical flight wine tastings, meals in Michelin-star restaurants with wine pairings and more.
Continue to the beautiful and history-rich Dordogne (Perigord) region. During private touring customized to your interests, explore highlights such as tiny medieval villages in the Dordogne Valley, local markets offering regional specialties such as foie gras and walnut oil, the charming medieval village of Sarlat, elaborate gardens, rustic hilltop castles, and important pre-history sites in the Vezere Valley, such as troglodyte dwellings, the National Museum of Prehistory, and the cave paintings of Lascaux and Font de Gaume.
Next, transfer to Carcassonne, a medieval fortified town that looks straight out of a fairytale. With your expert local guide, wander the narrow cobblestone streets, and explore the ancient crenellated walls, castle and churches of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Next, transfer to Provence, and stay at a luxury hotel in the heart of the Luberon Valley. Enjoy private touring of local villages such as Gordes, Roussillon, Menerbes and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Also visit other highlights in the region according to your interests, such as the best of Provencal markets, Roman ruins, nearby national parks, historic attractions in towns such as Avignon, art and architectural touring in Arles and St. Remy, antiques stores, colorful town squares and more.
Conclude on the beautiful Cote d’Azur and stay at a luxurious resort overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Visit local towns along the waterfront and in the hills of the French Riviera and Monaco, such as Nice, Cannes, Eze, Saint-Paul de Vence, Antibes and Monte-Carlo. Touring options include exploring gardens and villas in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat such as Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, visiting atmospheric villages, seeing the Prince’s Palace in Monte-Carlo, strolling through botanic gardens, browsing local markets such as the flower and antiques markets in Nice, visiting art museums and the Chapelle du Rosaire (Matisse chapel), strolling along waterside promenades, sampling local culinary specialties, and much more, depending on your interests. We can also arrange special interest activities such as learning to make your own perfume at a workshop in Grasse, chartered boat excursions, wine tasting, biking and more. During leisure time, enjoy your luxury resort and its beach club.
Our France tour was one of the best trips ever. Our guide and driver were superb. My Artisans of Leisure consultant is the queen of travel plans!
~ A.D., Hollis, NH
Wow! Artisans of Leisure has done it again! We experienced another sensational tour in France. Our accommodations were wonderful…I know it’s not just our good luck that we got upgraded. We can’t express our gratitude enough for the planning process, cooperation and the excellent implementation. We are huge fans!
~ M.G., Calgary, Canada
My clients’ Artisans of Leisure France tour is the talk of the town! Everything was absolutely perfect…it was the trip of a lifetime. I cannot recommend ANY travel planners or executors of travel plans more highly than Artisans of Leisure. You have extensive knowledge AND know-how.
~C.R. (travel agent), Nantucket, MA
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