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France Private and Small Group Guided Tours

Birthplace of modern democracy and high culture
France is known for its cultural sophistication and cultivation of the intellect. Its influence on art, music, literature, science, politics, fashion, food, and philosophy—just to name a few fields—is unparalleled.  

Traveling around France is a great way to meet the heroes of its past. Its streets, museums, churches, and other famous landmarks bear witness to the people and the movements they inspired that built the country up into a world power—from the Sun King to Napoleon to Voltaire to Pasteur, and beyond. 
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France custom tours and trip planning starting at $500.
What Context France Travelers Say
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Laurent is a friendly and witty docent, and a pleasure to be with. He has vast knowledge about the history and architecture of the Chateaux and was always more than willing to answer our questions, using each of those moments as springboards to add further points and issues of interest. His explanations about how each of the Chateaux evolved throughout their existence and about the different roles they played in the history of France gave us the keys to better understand everything we were seeing. Also interesting were his comments about the many historical personages who lived in and used the chateaux. He allocated our time very efficiently, which was very important, considering the size of the Chateaux (especially Fontainebleau) and the distance between them. Furthermore, he seized the moments we were being driven between locations to provide us with the historical background of each Chateau and other interesting information. We learnt a lot in a very smooth way.
Laurent is friendly and witty and a pleasure to be with. He gave us a rich description of the context in which Da Vinci was inserted and a thorough explanation as to how Da Vinci, his art and the techniques he used evolved, thus enabling us to better understand the works that stood before our eyes. We had in-depth discussions about the most important drawings and paintings in the exhibition, whereby he drew our attention to many interesting and surprising details. He skillfully kept our attention throughout the tour (which was specially challenging considering we had just left the airport after an 11-hour flight). Once again, we learnt a lot in a very smooth way.
Marine was wonderful -- I learned a lot and really enjoyed the tour.