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Experience Our France

Our customized, private insider tours of France feature our favorite places and experiences in the country.

Paris, Je T’Aime...

We love returning to Paris year after year. Have us show you the best, from exploring the elegant residential neighborhoods, relaxing in the charming cafes, enjoying a scenic ride on the Seine at sunset, and skipping the lines at attractions throughout the city.

If you love art...

Have us arrange a private art expert to help you navigate Paris’s many prized artworks including the Louvre’s enormous offerings, from the world-famous Mona Lisa to the less-visited decorative arts gallery; the Musee d’Orsay’s vast collection of 19th century masterpieces; and iconic sculptures at the Musee Rodin.

A treasure not to miss:...

Be sure to visit Sainte-Chapelle, a tiny but magnificent jewel-box-like church covered with elaborate stained glass located on Ile de la Cite, an island in the Seine.

Kids love...

Chocolate croissants for breakfast, riding the elevator up the Eiffel Tower, biking around Versailles’ grounds, shopping for the latest fashion accessories in Paris, and strolling the promenades in Nice and Cannes while eating ice cream

The ultimate luxury...

Paris has exquisite, exclusive luxury hotels such as the Ritz Paris and the Four Seasons George V. The hotels are true works of art, from their daily flower arrangements to their Michelin 3-star meals. The Cote d’Azur is home to some of Europe’s grand resorts, including Hotel du Cap in Antibes.

For wine lovers...

We arrange access to France’s top wineries for private tours and tastings in Burgundy, Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, Champagne, Alsace, and Provence.

Life imitating art...

See Monet’s paintings at the stunning Musee de l’Orangerie then visit his house and gardens in Giverny, Or visit the Musee Matisse and the Musee Picasso while enjoying the light and luxury of the Cote d’Azur that influenced their work.

Memorable moment...

The dramatic approach to Mont Saint Michel as it rises from the water on a rocky outcrop, evoking a medieval fairytale.

France’s regal, royal and historical residences...

The French landscape is dotted with beautiful palaces and castles, many with extensive formal gardens. Favorites include Versailles, Le Vaux de Vicomte, Villandry and Chambord.

A beautiful life...

From insider tours of Paris’ fashion houses to touring with personal shoppers or attending a perfume making class, Artisans of Leisure can provide insider access to experiences which enhance France’s already staggering beauty.

Market Day...

Our tours include stops at favorite neighborhood and town markets, a great way to experience the rhythms of local life and the best regional foods and crafts such as truffles in Sarlat, antiques and Provencal textiles in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, and cod brandade at the bustling covered market in Nimes.

A moving experience...

Touring Normandy, including the D-Day Beaches and American Cemetery and Memorial, with a WWII expert.

Little-known villages, well-known items...

Have us customize a tour to visit rural villages known for the production of favorite items such as Limoges porcelain, Laguiole knives, Camembert cheese, Mauviel copperware and Staub pots.

Sit back and relax...

While enjoying a local glass of rose overlooking the hills of Provence.

A unique perspective...

Taking a hot air balloon ride over the chateaux of the Loire Valley provides a spectacular aerial view of castles and countryside.

Consider...

An overland tour with a private driver escorting you from the South of France into Switzerland, Catalonia or Northern Italy.

Experience Our France.

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France in Photos

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France on Our Blog

  • Carcassonne: An Ideal Stop between Barcelona and the South of France
  • Must Stay: Chateau La Cheneviere in Normandy
  • Must Stay: La Bastide de Gordes in Provence
  • Notes from our Travelers – Mother's Day in Giverny, France
  • An Interview with Emeric Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas
  • Five Favorite Basque Country Experiences
  • Top 5: Creative Ideas for European Summer Getaways
  • Versailles Beyond the Palace: markets, gardens, antiques, nature and luxury
  • The best of Normandy: food, history, villages, gardens and art
  • Top 5: Best food markets in Europe
  • Touring France with young children
  • Must Buy: linens in Deauville

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In the Press

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  • Town & Country

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Testimonials

My clients said it was the absolute best trip they have ever taken; it was flawless and fabulous. You delighted my clients in ways not previously attainable by other tour operators...
~ C.S., Seattle, WA

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