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Food, Local History & Culture, Tennis, Theater & Concerts, Wine Enthusiast
“Ask me where to find the Patisserie that is home to some of the most delicious macaroons in all of France.”
Whether you long to glimpse the days of the French Renaissance, marvel at cutting-edge fashion or sample superb gastronomic pleasures, I can create a customized itinerary for you. As a lover of all things French who has enjoyed over 15 years traveling throughout France, I specialize in intimate journeys for two, family travel and private hotel river barge trips for groups. I can also recommend exceptional river cruises and tours throughout France. Plus, I can help you extend your vacation in Paris, Lyon or Avignon, where you can explore secret passageways that only the locals know about, while sampling some of the best chocolates, breads, cheese and wine. I'll tell you my favorite way to get around Paris-on a boat that drops you off at the must-see spots, and about the pass that will get you free entry to over 60 museums and art galleries. For a French holiday as delightful as it is memorable, call or email me today.
“Ask me where to find the award-winning fromagerie and patisserie in Paris so you can see for yourself why each holds the honor.”
I've been to France more than 30 times, and because my best friend lives there, I've got Insider tips that are truly local. I'll debunk myths about how the French perceive Americans and have you calling it your second home in no time. After all, what's not to love about the unhurried quality of the French way of life, devoid of calorie counters and filled instead with delectable wine and cuisine? Experience the country's flavors for yourself at invitation-only culinary festivals-I've got the inside scoop. With my guidance, you can visit ruins that few tourists even know exist or climb to one of the most spectacular locales for viewing Paris in all its glory. Photo buffs will love the postcard-perfect opportunities waiting around every corner and no one can resist the colorful landscapes of Provence that once charmed the likes Cezanne and Van Gogh. All this is only a small fraction of the wonders that await you-just contact me today to discover how much about France there is to love.
Food, Museums, Music, Reading & Writing, Wine Enthusiast
“There's a reason everyone loves France!”
There's a reason everyone loves France! From wine and culinary delights beyond your wildest dreams to antiquing shopping, stunning countryside and glittering metropolises, a trip through France is destined to become one for the ages. But where will your adventure lead you? Let me help you sift through the options, and pick an itinerary tailor-designed to your budget, lifestyle and interests. From romantic rendezvous' for two to group getaways for twenty, I can help set all the hotel, restaurant and sightseeing details in place so you can relax the minute you arrive. My clients are also able to take advantage of special opportunities, such as touring Paris with an extraordinary private guide or staying at an off-the-radar chateau in the countryside. Call today and let me help you plan the ultimate French getaway.
Museums, Music, Spa, Speaks a foreign language, Theater & Concerts
“See France through my eyes, and you will know there is so much more to it than Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Each year I visit quaint villages…”
See France through my eyes, and you will know there is so much more to it than Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Each year I visit quaint villages and iconic cities I thought only existed in dreams, and I have found that French people are a delight when you understand the culture. I planned 50 trips last year alone; with my tips for interacting with people, you will be able to win the heart of any Frenchman. Travel lets us connect with others through the very things we have in common everywhere-culture, history, art and food; I can show you the best that France has to offer of all these things. Visit Sainte-Chapelle, the most spectacular and oft-overlooked church that used to house the Crown of Thorns, or so say the legends. I must insist that you try the best ice cream in all of Europe, tucked away in a shop behind Notre Dame, and that at least once you order the dessert-a plate of the most divine cheeses you may ever taste! Contact me today for your authentic France experience!
Beach, Local History & Culture, Photography, Spa, Theater & Concerts
“Try to inlcude a private tour to make your trip unique and very special !”
Travel is a passion of mine - but nothing quite sets my heart aflutter like France. This country has so much to offer from an artistic, historic and gastronomical perspective. With over 25 years experience booking trips to France, I have relationships with hotel managers and contacts throughout the country. From tourist must-dos to hidden, off-the-beaten-path places, Custom itineraries is what I do best. I can help tailor your itinerary to your lifestyle and budget. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call.
“Purchase a copy of Pariscope, the weekly magazine featuring up-to-date information on exhibitions, restaurants and events taking place in Paris.”
Southern France was my home for three years; I speak the language and have wholeheartedly embraced the French way of life. Time seems to move slower here, meals are about togetherness more than just sustenance, and people take their vacations very seriously. With my Insider tips, you too will discover joy in the little things: like sampling the perfect bouillabaisse-which purists claim can only be made with Mediterranean seafood-at a quaint, sea-side restaurant where mentioning my name results in a welcome cocktail. Need to de-stress? Do as the French do and "take the waters" at the extraordinary spas I'll recommend. Thinking about attending the Monaco Grand Prix? I'll book you fabulous accommodations and find terrific vantage points for race viewing. From a palace hotel to a country inn in the Alps, you can trust my suggestions because they're based on personal experience. Don't wait a minute longer-contact me today for an authentic slice of the Joie de Vivre.
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"Experience a side of Hawaii most tourists never see, from viewing "nature's fireworks" to hunting wild boar—just ask me how!"
"Ask me where to find the Patisserie that is home to some of the most delicious macaroons in all of France."
"Travel to the major cities of Spain in the summer months can be very hot but most cities are deserted due to locals traveling to cooler temperatures."
"Born in England and still a frequent visitor, I can share insiders’ advice from my wide network of family and friends across the British Isles."
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