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Private Tours & Activities in France

France is the third largest country in Europe. It’s a vast area with a diverse geography ranging from the mountains of the Alps to the beaches of the Mediterranean and the magnificent rivers of the center and north. So, regional identity and cultural diversity are strong here. From the Celtic flavors and language of Brittany to the Catalonian Spanish border regions, across to the more Germanic culture of Alsace-Lorraine, you’ll find many different faces of France to explore. You’ll understand why French people are quick to point out that “France is more than Paris”. France is also the most visited country in the world, with a fantastic rail, air and road infrastructure. Getting around is easy but if you’d like to get off the well-trodden tourist trail and discover those hidden gems of history, art and culture, you may find it easier through private tours in the company of a local French expert.

Top 10 things to do in France

  • Mont St. Michel – Normandy. A magnificent mediaeval fortified island monastery. Try the local lamb and Calvados plus the fresh shellfish “assiette de fruits de mer”.
  • Lyon – near the Alps. A historic and beautiful city with impressive Roman ruins. Try the famous Black Pudding and Pigs’ Trotters as local delicacies. In winter, nearby you’ll find great skiing.
  • Paris – Central France. There is so much to see. For romance, gently amble through the streets of Montmartre and have an ordinary baguette in one of the parks near the Sacré-Coeur for lunch.
  • Strasbourg – Eastern France. This city is beautiful and also home to the European Parliament for 6 months of the year. Gastronomically, try the “choucroute” (sausage and cabbage) and take a tour of the city center’s ancient streets.
  • The Loire Valley – Central/Western France. Home to the great historic cities of Tours, Angers and Blois plus some of the world’s best vineyards. Visit the numerous fantastic chateaux and sample delights like wild boar.
  • St. Malo – Brittany, Western France. A historic seaport and fully walled old city, this is an immensely picturesque spot. Famous for its nearby stunning beaches and water sports, try also the local oysters with vinaigrette.
  • Carcassonne – South Western France. A walled city with towers and turrets that looks like a Hollywood set but is, in fact, original! The local Cassoulet (beans, sausages and goose/duck) is stunningly good.
  • Cannes – South Eastern France. This is where you can walk along the promenade and look for famous faces. A beautiful area on the Mediterranean, it’s famous for its Franco-Italian cuisine.



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The Top 3 Cultural Attractions of France

  • Dining. French people demand quality, simplicity and integrity in their food – they’re also some of the most discerning diners anywhere. Eating out here is a delight of choice and the care taken in preparing and presenting food is extraordinary
  • Space. Outside of the major cities, France offers a virtually empty and unspoiled countryside. Local people exploit that extensively through some of the best sporting facilities in Europe
  • History. If you love history, then you’ll find it on virtually every street in every town in France!