A small private company based in Fontainebleau that provides tours in various regions of France with depart from Paris.
We organize a big selection of tours in the upper half of France, yet we got very famous to tour with our customers the Champagne region and mainly the D-day landing sites of Normandy. Nevertheless we offer other tours to Loire Valley, Burgundy, Mont st Michel, Giverny gardens, Rouen, Bastogne and other WW2 & WW1 sites.
At the moment it is only two of us who “run the show”, Jozef – the driver & company to the customers. And Deborah “the backbone” of the company. Without her, it would be impossible to work correctly. Within the time we started to work with other guides, but not rushing into it as we rather take a slower pace so we can provide a great service to our customers.
In order to personalize our services and to avoid some of the inconveniences that may accompany larger groups, our tours are composed of a maximum of seven people. The smaller group allows for a more relaxed atmosphere and in many cases in changes of itinerary while on the go (which happens actually very often)
As an experienced driver, he will be responsible for all transportation and guidance of the clients.
Jozef has lived in major capital throughout the world such as Prague, Frankfurt, London and Singapore and is fluent in six languages including English, French and German.
He is eager to share his knowledge of French history with you whether it be Roman times, the parade of the many kings of France and their spectacular abodes of the vast beaches of Normandy where D-day unfoulded.
Who personally organizes and coordinates the trips, is a French native from the Burgundy region of France. She has a degree in Gastronomy, Hospitality Management and Tourism.
Deborah has travelled throughout the world and has worked in deluxe hotels and restaurants in France, United States, England and Singapore.
Deborah wants to share her passion for her native country and all it as to offer in the realms of gastronomy, history and pure beauty.
During the time we started to work with many famous houses such as Moet et Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Taittinger or MUMM. But as well we created a very good relationship with small, but unique producers such as Henri Giraud (Ay – grand cru), Champagne Lanouis (Le Mesnil-sur-Oger – grand cru) or Bliard et Fils (Hautvillers – premier cru). On our tours we try to get our customers as closest to the production of the bubbly Champagne and accompany it all with a sightseeing of the region and visit of historical sites such as the famous Reims cathedral where the French kings were crowned or the Hautviller’s abbey, place where DOM Perignon discovered the sparkling Champagne and where he rest in peace…
Normandy- can be enjoyed in two ways:
1 – by exploring her rich heritage with visiting places as the Mont saint Michel, Claude Monets – Giverny gardens or historical cities Rouen, Bayeux, Etretat, Honfleur, Lisieux and others
2 – or by folloving the speps of the brave allied soldiers of the D-day landing of 6 Jun 1944. Visit the famous Beaches of UTAH, OMAHA & GOLD as well as the Airborne sectors, Pointe du Hoc (Rangers section), German war cemetery and of course the US cemetery at Colleville sur mer. Appart of visiting the most famous sites our guest appreciate special stops at “off the beaten path” sites…
The great way to explore Burguny is to enjoy its great wine’s accompanied by delicious food and spiced up by the stories of this historically important region of France. Guest can visit with us some of the famous wine houses as Chateau Santenay (former medieval castle), Chateau Pommard (an bourgoise domaine) or the worlds renomed Clos de Vougeot. As well as visit of Hospice de Beaune (worlds oldest working hospital in the world)
The tour is (but not only) about the chateaus of Loire Valley such as Chambord (one of the biggest), Chennonceau (the most beautiful) or Amboise (former royal residence & resting place of Leonardo da Vinci) but as well to discover the “less known” wines of Loire Valley and sight seeing of the picturesque gardens and troglodyte sites…
Other WW1 & WW2 sites
While touring certain region, we can propose to the “history buffs” other interesting sightseeing and visits such as:
WW1 – The Battlefields of La Somme, Belleau Wood, Le Chemin de Dammes, La Main des Massiges, Fort de La Pompelle, Arras battlefields…
WW2 – Falaise pocket battles, Bastogne battlefields & Luxembourg US cemetery (graves of famous 101st Airborne & Gen G. Patton Jr), Battles of Vosges & Epinal US cemetery, fortresses of Maginot Line…