France Archive

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is one of the wonders of the world and it was constructed to commemorate the Centenary of the French Revolution. French Engineer Gustave Eiffel designed and built it. This tower attracts thousands of visitors every day and thus it is acclaimed as one of the most popular tourist spots of the world in general and France in particular. This 19th century marvel stands at 324 meters tall.  It was the tallest construction till 1930 when Chrysler Building in New York replaced it.  Its structure is made of iron weighing 10,000 tonnes.


Provence Tours

The heart of Provence lies amongst the hills situated between the Mediterranean sea of the Côte d’Azur and the Alp mountains. These hills with its medieval villages, local farmers markets, landscapes, culture, vineyards and lavendar fields attracted numerous painters who immortalised certain cities such as Arles (Van Gogh) and Aix-en-Provence (Cézannes). (more…)

Glamour on the French Riviera – Côte d’Azur

The French Riviera, home of the jetset, was made famous in the 19th century by royalty, then by the artists in the 20th century and remains glamourous today due to showbiz and the festival of Cannes. (more…)

Bordeaux – The Wine Capital

Bordeaux like Paris, is a lovely city that merits a couple of days to really appreciate all that it has to offer.  We offer tailored bespoke wine and gastronomy tours along the Bordeaux wine trails of Médoc, Grave, Sauternes and Libournais with Saint Emilion, Pomerol and Lalande de Pomerol. (more…)

Burgundy – Wine and Gastronomy from Dijon to Montachet, along the golden slope

We organise tailor made bespoke wine and gastronomy holidays in Burgundy, accompanied by a wine specialist who owns a cellar in Paris, interspersed with visits of the art and gastonomy cities such as Dijon and Beaune. (more…)

Champagne – An Exclusive day in a famous Champagne House

Champagne and Bubbles

We orchestrate a prestigious day in a notorious Champagne house for small groups of friends or families travelling together. It’s only possible to organise two or three each year per ‘Maison de Champagne’ and thus this is a rarity and very exclusive. For a general idea of your days program, please read our suggested exclusive day at Laurent Perrier. (more…)

Mont Saint Michel – Marvel of the Western World

Coming to France and not visiting the Mont Saint Michel is like going to India and not visiting the Taj Mahal. The Mont Saint Michel lies on the border between Normandy and Brittany and is the cause of a long dispute between the Normans and Britons concerning which region this monument should be attached to. (more…)

Loire Valley – The “Valley of Kings”

The Loire Valley located in the centre of France between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire (280km) has been classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its beautiful cultural landscape, with its historical towns, magnificient castles and wine. (more…)

Paris – The city of Lights

Ernest Hemingway said “If you are lucky to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” (more…)

French Cooking Classes

French Market Classes

A half a day class which starts with a visit to a local street market with a chef to learn how to select the best ingredients and compose your menu. Then a short pleasant walk back to the school where you will work with the chef to create your gourmet lunch or diner with the fresh market products. After the lesson, lunch or dinner at the school where you enjoy the meal you have cooked with a glass of wine.

Duration: 4 hours. Morning: 9:30 to 13:30 / Afternoon: 16:00 – 20:00.  Minimum 4 participants.
Price : 150€ TTC