Private luxury tours in France

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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, Cote d'Azur

Paris, Chateaux & Wine
(9 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux & St. Emilion

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

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

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

Biking in France
(9 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux

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

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

France for Foodies
(12 Days)
Paris, Beaujolais & Lyon, Avignon, Luberon Valley, Cote d'Azur

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

Multi-country Tours

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

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

London & Paris
(9 Days)

Best of the Basque Country
(6 Days)
Biarritz & Bilbao, San Sebastian & La Rioja

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

Food & Wine of France & Switzerland
(12 Days)
Paris, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais & Lyon, Lausanne & Gruyeres

Paris to Barcelona
(11 Days)
Paris, Provence, Carcassonne & Costa Brava, Barcelona

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

Brussels, Amsterdam & Paris
(10 Days)
Brussels & Bruges, Amsterdam, Paris

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

Exclusive Basque Country, Portugal & Morocco Tour
(21 Days)
Bilbao, Biarritz, San Sebastian, La Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Douro Valley, Porto, Lisbon, Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains

Journey Through France

(20 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Paris, Normandy, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, 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 tour 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.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Paris

Private transfer to hotel for 4 nights

Day 2 Paris

Full-day private tour

Day 3 Paris

Private full-day excursion to Versailles

Day 4 Paris

At leisure

Day 5 Paris - Normandy

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 6

Normandy
Private tour of D-Day sites and Bayeux

Day 7 Normandy

Private excursion to Mont Saint-Michel

Day 8 Normandy - Loire Valley

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 9 Loire Valley

Private tour of chateaux, gardens or vineyards

Day 10 Loire Valley – Bordeaux

Private transfer to station for train to Bordeaux for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour

Day 11 Bordeaux

Private vineyard touring

Day 12 Bordeaux – Dordogne

Private transfer to hotel for overnight with cultural touring en route

Day 13 Dordogne – Carcassonne

Private morning touring. Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 14 Carcassonne

Private half-day tour

Day 15 Carcassonne – Provence

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 16

Provence

Private touring of villages, markets, and other regional highlights

Day 17 Provence – Cote d’Azur

Private transfer to coastal hotel for 3 nights with touring en route

Day 18 Cote d’Azur

Private half-day tour of markets and towns along the coast such as Nice, Eze and Monaco

Day 19 Cote d’Azur
Private half-day tour of St. Paul de Vence, Grasse, or Antibes
Day 20 Depart Nice
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Paris: Ritz Paris or Four Seasons George V
Normandy: Chateau La Cheneviere
Loire Valley: Domaine des Hauts des Loire
Bordeaux: InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel
Dordogne: Chateau de la Treyne or Le Vieux Logis
Carcassonne: Hotel de la Cite
Provence: La Bastide de Gordes or Villa La Coste
Cote d'Azur: Four Seasons Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat or Hotel du Cap Eden Roc

Cost
$39,690 Per person (double occupancy)