Best of Paris
D-Day Beaches, Mont Saint-Michel, Pays d'Auge, Honfleur & Deauville, Giverny
Luxuries of France
Paris, Provence, Cote d'Azur
Best of Normandy & Paris
D-Day Beaches, Mont Saint-Michel, Honfleur & Deauville, Giverny, Paris & Versailles
Highlights of Provence
Avignon & Arles, Luberon Valley, Aix-en-Provence
Essence of France
Loire Valley, Normandy & Mont Saint-Michel, Paris & Versailles
Family Tour of France
Normandy, Paris & Versailles, Provence, Cote d'Azur
Provence & the French Riviera
Luberon Valley, Cote d'Azur
Paris, Chateaux & Wine
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux & St. Emilion
France In Style
Paris & Versailles or Giverny, Luberon Valley, Aix-en-Provence, Cote d'Azur
Paris & Versailles, Beaujolais, Provence, Cote d'Azur
Art Tour of France
Paris & Versailles, Provence, Cote d'Azur
Biking in France
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux
Journey Through France
Paris, Normandy, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Dordogne, Carcassonne, Provence, Cote d'Azur
Garden Tour of France
Versailles, Loire Valley, Paris & Giverny
France for Foodies
Paris, Beaujolais & Lyon, Avignon, Luberon Valley, Cote d'Azur
Paris, Burgundy & Champagne
Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Reims & environs
France in Depth
Normandy, Paris & Versailles, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Provence, Cote d’Azur
Family Tour of London, Paris & Rome
London, Paris, Rome
Bordeaux to the Basque Country
Bordeaux, Biarritz, San Sebastian with Rioja & Bilbao
Paris & Morocco
Paris, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh
London & Paris
Paris & Beirut
(8 Days )
Paris, Beirut, Byblos, Beiteddine Palace, Baalbek
Food & Wine of France & Switzerland
Paris, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais & Lyon, Lausanne & Gruyeres
Paris to Barcelona
Paris, Provence, Carcassonne & Costa Brava, Barcelona
Brussels, Amsterdam & Paris
Brussels & Bruges, Amsterdam, Paris
France & Italy: Best of the Riviera
Cote d'Azur, Portofino & Cinque Terre
(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Paris, Provence, Carcassonne & Costa Brava, Barcelona
This private luxury tour is an overland journey that begins in Paris and travels through some of the most beautiful, historic and culturally significant regions in southern France and northern Spain.
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 or Champagne, or opt to continue exploring Paris.
Next, transfer by high-speed TGV train to Provence. Enjoy private touring of nearby 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.
Continue 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.
Continue with your private driver into Spain. Tour the Costa Brava, the heartland of Catalonia, where the region’s unique culture is apparent in its cuisine, architecture and language. VisitFigueres, birthplace of Salvador Dali and home to the fascinating Dali Theatre-Museum, and, if desired, Port Lligat, the tiny port near windswept Cadaques that served as both inspiration and home to Dali. Alternatively, visit Girona, with its beautifully preserved cathedral, Arab baths and old Jewish quarter.
Continue to Barcelona, one of Europe's most dynamic centers of modern design and cutting-edge cuisine. Discover Gaudi’s fantastical structures such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo or the hillside Parc Guell. Visit some of the city’s excellent museums, such as the Picasso Museum or Miro Museum. Stroll along Las Ramblas—Barcelona’s most famous boulevard—and explore the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and La Ribera. If desired, explore the city’s shopping districts, stopping at upscale boutiques along the broad Passeig de Gracia and design shops in the stylish Born and Raval neighborhoods. Also visit the city’s leading food markets, including the Santa Caterina Market and La Boqueria Market.
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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