Luxury France Tours

Best of Paris
(5 Days)

Discover Normandy
(6 Days)
D-Day Beaches, Mont Saint-Michel, Pays d'Auge, Honfleur & Deauville, Giverny

Luxuries of France
(11 Days)
Paris, Provence, Cote d'Azur

Best of Normandy & Paris
(9 Days)
D-Day Beaches, Mont Saint-Michel, Honfleur & Deauville, Giverny, Paris & Versailles

Highlights of Provence
(7 Days)
Avignon & Arles, Luberon Valley, Aix-en-Provence

Essence of France
(10 Days)
Loire Valley, Normandy & Mont Saint-Michel, Paris & Versailles

Family Tour of France
(12 Days)
Normandy, Paris & Versailles, Provence, Cote d'Azur

Provence & the French Riviera
(7 Days)
Luberon Valley & Avignon, Cote d'Azur

Paris, Chateaux & Wine
(9 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux with Saint-Emilion & Dordogne

France In Style
(13 Days)
Paris & Versailles or Giverny, Luberon Valley, Aix-en-Provence, Cote d'Azur

Romantic France
(11 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Provence, Cote d'Azur

Art Tour of France
(10 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Provence, Cote d'Azur

Biking Tour of France
(9 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux & Saint-Emilion

Journey Through France
(20 Days)
Paris, Normandy, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Dordogne, Carcassonne, Provence, Cote d'Azur

Garden Tour of France
(8 Days)
Versailles, Loire Valley, Paris & Giverny

Culinary Tour of France
(8 Days)
Paris, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence

Paris, Burgundy & Champagne
(8 Days)
Paris, Dijon & Beaune, Reims & environs

France in Depth
(19 Days)
Normandy, Paris & Versailles, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Provence, Cote d’Azur

Resorts of Southern France
(10 Days)
Provence, Cote d'Azur (Saint-Tropez & Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat)

Multi-country Tours

Family Tour of London, Paris & Rome
(10 Days)
London, Paris, Rome

Bordeaux to the Basque Country
(9 days)
Bordeaux, Biarritz, San Sebastian with Rioja & Bilbao

Paris & Morocco
(9 Days)
Paris, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh

London & Paris
(9 Days)
London & environs, Paris & Versailles

London, Amsterdam & Paris
(12 days)
London, Amsterdam, Paris

Paris & Beirut
(8 Days )
Paris, Beirut, Byblos, Beiteddine Palace, Baalbek

Food & Wine Tour of France & Switzerland
(11 Days)
Paris, Reims & Champagne, Burgundy, Lausanne with Lavaux & Emmental

Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris
(10 Days)
Amsterdam with The Hague & Delft, Brussels with Ghent & Bruges, Paris & Versailles

France & Italy: Best of the Riviera
(7 Days)
Cote d'Azur, Portofino & Cinque Terre

London, Amsterdam & Paris
(12 days)
London & environs, Amsterdam & environs, Paris & Versailles

Paris, Chateaux & Wine

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux with Saint-Emilion & Dordogne

On this private luxury tour of France, experience sophisticated Paris, the outstanding chateaus and gardens of the romantic Loire Valley, and the wine and history of Bordeaux.

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.

Continue to Versailles to tour Louis XIV’s opulent palace, extensive gardens, the town's historic covered market, and Hameau de la Reine, the mock hamlet created for Marie-Antoinette, en route 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, transfer to Bordeaux, one of the most famous wine regions in the world. During private wine touring, sample wines at vineyards, wineries and chateaus in Saint-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.

One day, if desired, enjoy a private excursion 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.

This tour can be extended to include time in Biarritz, the Basque Region in France or Northern Spain, or elsewhere in France.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Paris

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Paris

Full-day private city tour

Day 3 Paris

Half-day private city tour

Day 4 Paris – Versailles – Loire Valley

Private tour of Versailles en route to hotel for 2 nights

Day 5 Loire Valley

Full-day private tour of chateaux, gardens and vineyards

Day 6 Loire Valley – Bordeaux

Private transfer to station for express train to Bordeaux. Private tour on arrival. Private transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 7 Bordeaux – St. Emilion

Private vineyard touring en route to hotel for 2 nights

Day 8

Saint-Emilion & Dordogne

Private wine touring or private excursion to Sarlat or the Lascaux caves

Day 9 Depart Bordeaux
Private transfer to airport or train station in Bordeaux

Hotels
Paris: Ritz Paris or Four Seasons Hotel George V
Loire Valley: Domaine des Hauts de Loire
Bordeaux: InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel
St. Emilion:

Hostellerie de Plaisance (St. Emilion)

 


Cost
$14,645 Per person (double occupancy)

Testimonials

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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