What is the essence of “France In Essence?”

Fabulous trips ~ Authentic encounters ~ the Heart of France

~Beauty~

B&B’s in gorgeous old buildings lovingly restored ~ stunning and varied landscapes ~ old stones and flowers ~ coastlines and mountains ~ vineyards and gardens ~ lavender fields and olive trees ~ turquoise waters of the Mediterranean ~ thatched cottages and hydrangeas ~ small ports ~ walled cities ~ medieval villages ~ the chef’s composition on your plate ~ Each tour is a collection of gems!

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~History & Culture~

Discover the vestiges of France’s history ~ stunning historical monuments~ ~ the concept of royal glory at Versailles ~ sacred sites of the druids ~ medieval history ~ arts and trades ~ folk dances and music ~ artists past and present ~ local customs ~ regional cuisine ~ the wines, the wisdom ~ Itineraries that allow time to explore an area in depth!

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The experience continues to unfold for us many months later, leaving us wanting more — to Brittany next time! Thanks to you, we really experienced the essence of France, where the place, the people, and the beauty exceeded our dreams. ~ Emilie & Herb

~Joie De Vivre~

Savor the food ~ fine dining and great picnics ~ leisurely pauses ~ open the senses ~ friendly exchanges with the French ~ local festivals ~ market places ~ beautiful walks ~ off the beaten path ~ the simple pleasures ~ Every day planned for enjoyment!

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The trip was exceptional! Lorey took us to magical places; the Uzes market, the lavender fields of Senanque, the Pont Du Gard and the breathtaking Baux de Provence. We visited the amazing gardens at the Chateau de Villandry, ate oysters on the Ile aux Moines and visited small Breton villages with their blue shutters and many shades of hydrangeas. ~ Susan Kamlet

~Humanity & Hospitality~

French hosts who are welcoming and warm ~ special insider activities ~ experienced and accommodating tour organizer ~ pleasure of traveling in a small group ~ flexibility and humor ~ all is planned for comfort and ease.

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