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Tailored luxury France tours & events
Exclusive France Tours is a prestigious cultural tourism agency that specialises in luxury tours of France and unique vacation packages, all painstakingly tailored to meet the requirements and wishes of individuals, groups and corporate clients.
Whether you’re seeking a truly exceptional French holiday, pursuing a personal passion or planning a strategic corporate event, Exclusive France Tours is your partner of choice. Offering over 20 years of experience in high-end travel and tourism, our foremost objective is to offer our clients tours that are entirely out of the ordinary, full of authenticity, discoveries and rare experiences. We know that ultra-luxury vacations are by nature extraordinary– and we aim to make each of our private tours, packages and bespoke events precisely that.
Our philosophy is simple and sincere: we recognise that each and every client is different. That’s why all of our luxury tours of France are unique and private. Our first step is to get to know you and understand what you are looking for, taking careful note of your interests and travel goals. We then work with you hand in hand, combining your ideas with our 20 years of travel and event management expertise to create your entirely bespoke experience.
Also fundamental to our philosophy is authenticity. Whether you’re primarily interested in exploring France’s rich history, tasting its world-renowned cuisine and gourmet specialties and its amazing wines, or experiencing extreme sports and outdoor adventures in breathtaking settings, your experience will involve local people– the ambassadors of French culture. Artisans are the heart of every local trade, dedicated to sharing and upholding regional particularities. Having gained remarkable skills passed down through generations, they welcome the opportunity to share their passion. Their intimate subject knowledge, enthusiasm and insider’s perspective will bring your travel adventure to life. You will experience the living heritage of France, leaving you with much more than a mere visit. Our France luxury tours go far beyond enjoyable journeys: you will live, feel, and taste France in all its marvellous specificity and heritage.
Our areas of expertise
France has much to offer. It abounds in history, art, culture, food, wine, magnificent countryside landscapes, and so much more. Read on and see where your desires and our expertise can take you. Our painstakingly tailored luxury tours and corporate events will leave you with lifelong memories and unforgettable experiences.
Immerse yourself in French Culture and Heritage
France’s heritage is an inexhaustible source of inspiration: the country boasts rich legacies in the domain of history, the arts, music, literature, fashion and architecture. Our expert team works to give all our clients an immersive cultural experience : we aim for you to feel, breathe and live all France has to offer. According to your personal interests and requests, we work with appropriate experts and specialists to provide:
Historical explorations that can include personalised visits to renowned historic and cultural sites, or themed historical tours that have a thoroughly unique dimension: think novel treasure hunts, night visits or photographic safaris by Segway.
Gastronomic wanderings: Gourmet excursions that might include cooking classes with a master Chef; food tours and visits to local markets and food producers; visiting a local craftsman or gourmet artisan’s workshop.
Wine tasting and appreciation is as fundamental to French culture as food is, and is a particular love and expertise of Exclusive France Tours. Thanks to our in-depth knowledge and quality contacts, we can organise intimate encounters with winemakers, personalised tours of vineyards, wine lessons with professionals, tastings in the cellars of renowned estates, vineyard tours in a jeep or “2CV” vintage automobile, or bespoke walking tours. We would also be delighted to develop a new concept to fulfil your wine-tasting visions.
During your journey, one of the key elements of your bespoke excursion will be meeting with local French experts. As it has always been the case, these artisans are the very soul of the country, the essence of French life. Your encounters with winemakers, chefs, cheesemakers, craftsmen, farmers and others will bring you more than their know-how. They will pass on the spirit and substance of French culture to you. This is why our tours are so unique: they represent the place where luxury and prestige meet authenticity and cultural exchange.
Plunge into Sports and Outdoor Activities
France offers an infinite variety of enjoyable nature breaks and outdoor activities, from hiking to cycling and paragliding.
You will be spoilt for choice if you’re seeking a close encounter with France’s natural wonders. There are seemingly endless possibilities for outdoor adventures. Exclusive France Tours adds another dimension to these, offering novel ways to explore your chosen areas.
Why not trek with friends in the heart of the breathtaking Pyrenees National Park? Accompanied by a local mountain guide, you will discover the many facets of the region. But perhaps an early morning balloon flight is more appealing. Imagine floating over the Loire River valley in the early morning light, drifting with the soft breeze as you enjoy breathtaking views of the stunning landscapes, dotted with fairy-tale chateaux. For the more adventurous traveler, we offer a magical flight in a ULM over the renowned Mont Saint Michel Abbey, soaring over the medieval wonder surrounded by tides.
Each season offers different possibilities for outdoor adventure. Looking for a break during your ski holidays? Why not go dogsledding or hiking in the snowy Alps, from prestigious Courchevel and Megeve to rustic Les Gets? Rafting in Ardèche near the Sainte Croix Lake is sure to provide an adrenaline rush. Perhaps you’re up for an early start and a deep-sea fishing day with a professional fisherman? Also consider summer hiking through gorgeous mountain pastures, enjoying the pure mountain air and stunning views.
Are you seeking the ultimate cycling adventure? We can design a luxurious tour in any of our specialty regions. What better way to experience the wine-making routes of Burgundy, Bordeaux or Champagne regions? You can stock up on local delicacies and enjoy a picnic between rides. If you’re looking for a more relaxed pace, take family and friends on a barge through the Burgundy countryside for the perfect escape.
Of course, we can help with the ‘après’ activities to relax and recuperate: we’ll give you our best addresses for luxury spas, indulgent massages, top-rate gastronomic dining and more. In short, get ready for truly unique luxury tours of France!
For special occasions with family and friends or corporate gatherings, one of our favourite functions are themed evenings. Our entire team combine their creativity, expertise and enthusiasm to find novel locations and themes for your next bespoke corporate function or private celebration.
Imagine enjoying an elegant aperitif atop the tower of a historical site, while enjoying the superb operatic voice of a soprano diva. Imagine fine dining in a wine tank with an oenologist; teatime with a Duchess in her fairy-tale castle; or revelling in a refined gastronomic evening in a UNESCO-listed historical site while being entertained by comedians. Picture playing roulette or black jack during a casino night in a castle; enjoying a gala dinner in a renovated abbey, or perhaps a company anniversary celebration in a former movie theatre whose decor matches the film’s. We ensure that your next corporate getaway or celebration is truly remarkable– and unforgettable.
We work closely with you to ensure the perfect event unfolds to exceed your expectations. Our team will work to coordinate any travel plans throughout France and its neighbouring countries with the same attention to detail.
Where: Throughout France and its neighbouring countries.
Wine expertise & French vineyards
Vineyard expertise & French vineyards
Wine Tours Built on Passion and Authenticity
French wines are stimulating and inspiring. Indeed, it was the love of French wine that inspired Exclusive Wine Tours’ Founder, Marie Tesson, to share its magic. 20 years later her passion has not dimmed and Marie continues to ensure that each client’s experience is authentic and personalised.
Through our close family and friendship connections with famous winemakers, you can expect your bespoke wine tour to include private meetings with some of them on their estates –many of which are usually closed to the public. Your tour may also allow you to taste exceptional wines, guided by experts, and to learn about winemaking processes and cellar management. The friendly, personal atmosphere will give your individual wine tours or corporate events both conviviality and originality.
We can help you choose which of France’ distinctive and prestigious wine-making areas – Burgundy, the Bordelais, Champagne, the Loire Valley, Alsace, the Rhône Valley or Provence – best suit your interests and plans. Thanks to our wine expertise that spans over 20 years, we will be delighted to share our knowledge and our contacts in the wine universe with you. Your private wine tour will, as a result, be totally unique– we guarantee it.
Who are we?
How it started… with Marie Tesson, Founder and Owner of Exclusive France Tours
After pursuing studies in finance and international law, Marie worked for several years on the investment team at the Australian Embassy in Paris. She then left Paris for Australia, where she was appointed as the Managing Director of the French Australian Chamber of Commerce in Sydney. In that role, she organized major luxury events and VIP receptions.
Once back in France, she settled down on a wine estate in the heart of Burgundy. It didn’t take her long to realize how promising wine-related travel could be in Burgundy. This French destination was at that time only witnessing the dawn of high end, authentic wine tourism. In 2001, she created her first agency, out of a deep desire to share and pass on her love for wine, terroir and French culture. Formerly married to a wine producer, she naturally developed very privileged relationships in this exclusive region of France. And that’s how this long story started.
A dedicated team at your entire service
Little by little, client requests became more specific: travellers wished to explore other regions, which pushed Marie to develop her bespoke tour services beyond wine and Burgundy. The company expanded to offer tours in regions including Bordeaux, Champagne, Provence, the Basque Country, the Loire Valley, Lyon & the Cote du Rhone, and Alsace. But the journey doesn’t end there. It’s continuously evolving, inspired by the desires and requests of our discerning and passionate clientele. That’s why at Exclusive France Tours, Marie and her passionate team always seek to go the extra mile, continually perfecting and renewing their approach. Luckily, the infinite variety of culture, heritage, gastronomy, humans offered by French destinations keeps them inspired to design marvellous, ultra-bespoke experiences for you.
Our AMBITION is to offer our clients discovery of the unknown by creating ultra-tailored, top-rate private excursions and business events in France. We offer you a personalized approach to local and regional heritage; therefore, we will automatically take into account your tastes, whims and most treasured travel dreams when designing your luxury getaway.
WE STRIVE FOR PERFECTION.
Hardworking, reliable, imaginative, organized, demanding, creative, sticklers for detail, rapid and passionate; these are the key words which reflect our VISION and our everyday mission to be the very best. There is no challenge we won’t take up. We understand your needs in a flash. Your satisfaction is what we aim to achieve– by exceeding your expectations. YOUR ENJOYMENT is our ultimate reward.
Are you seeking quality bespoke services?
- We do not advertise hotels or serve as a booking intermediary
- We do not offer pre-set tours
- We do not offer vouchers
- You’ll find no standard list of restaurant recommendations
Exclusive France Tours goes much further!
What you can expect from us:
We realise your vision
Our ambition: to design a once-in-a-lifetime luxury experience for you
We transform your wishes into unique moments
We write the script for your luxury French adventure. Next, we arrange your dedicated storyboard.
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