Special services does not always mean outrageous cost.
"Special services" may be reserved for the privileged. But why can't you be privileged?
Here's a non-exhaustive list of unforgettable Bienvenue en France possibilities: • Flying a helicopter between Nice and Monaco or over Mont Saint Michel. • Ballooning over the Loire Valley chateaux or discovering vineyards driving your own buggy. • Sipping a cocktail aboard a traditional boat on the Dordogne river or sharing a romantic dinner on the Seine. • Cruising for a few days on a canal barge in the South or renting a manor house? • Sightseeing in Paris in a Citroen 2CV or visiting Touraine in a vintage car. • Attending the Le Mans 24 hour race or show jumping in Monaco, the Rolland Garros tennis championship or a historical son et lumière (sound & light show). • Sleeping in a palace or in a tree house.
Your personal photographer
Rodolphe Massonnat is a professional photographer, specialized in photo report. He has a very creative eye who'll be ready to capture the epic journey so you can treasure it for years to come. Discreet and to your listening, he remains attentive to your wishes and makes himself available for each of your demand. To make your journey memorable, just trust his sensitivity.
Customized photo Album: During your journey in France, Bienvenue en France curates a totally unique travel experience accompanied by a talented photographer. After returning home, you will receive a photo album including very high quality photos of you and sights you have visited during your trip. You will surely share it with your relatives and friends.
Bienvenue en France: nothing is out of reach.
French history and cultural heritage: These tours focus on the most beautiful monuments, sometimes Unesco World Heritage sights, the discovery of historic villages, natural parks, churches, cathedrals, major historical sights and some hidden treasures that visitors have rarely have the opportunity to see.
Painters, writers, famous men and women: Be it the cultural history of the Loire Valley or the heritage of the famous painters in the suburbs of Paris and on the French Riviera - France is a country of art and culture. We visit the museums, birthplaces or villages associated closely with famous men and women.
Parks and Gardensà la Française are a delight to the eye and add splendour to the buildings and sculptures. Between the landscaped gardens, festivals, son et lumière illuminations, etc. France expresses a deep love of nature.
Gastronomy and oenology are important words in France. Beside the famous wines of Bordeaux and the festive champagnes, the great wines of the Loire Valley cannot be missed. Visits to vineyards and local markets highlight the epicurean character of the French. As for gastronomy, each region has its unique identity and its own specialities. Bienvenue en France offers food tasting, cooking classes by some of the most famous chefs or patisserie-making classes. Our theme tours give an in-depth insight into French history and cultural heritage and French gastronomy and oenology.
French luxury and romanticism are mythical! From shopping in Paris to the French Riviera Palaces to Monaco or St Tropez or a private dinner-cruise in Paris on a luxurious yacht, your stay in France will take on a new dimension!
Balzac loved his little bedroom, on the 3rd floor, for the silence and stillness that helped him work twelve or sixteen hours a day. He was also inspired by the village of Saché and set his novel Le Lys dans la Vallée in the idyllic atmosphere of the Indre river valley.
“Jardin à la Française”(2):
The garden's three terraces express three different worlds: - The box designs of the Jardin d'Ornement (ornamental garden) signify l'Amour Tendre (symbolized by heart shapes), l'Amour Passionné (the heart broken by passion), l'Amour Volage (fickle feelings symbolized by butterfly wings) and l'Amour Tragique (swords used in a duel of rival lovers). - The Jardin d'eau (water garden) is a perfect environment for meditating. - The Jardin des Simples (herb garden) contains aromatic, medicinal and culinary herbs.
Gourmet dinner and overnight stay at a chateau hotel.
One of the two museum (3):
- the new Lalique museum Five centuries ago, a few nomadic glass blowers built a makeshift kiln in a rugged valley in the Northern Vosges region. These pioneers started an extraordinary industrial and artistic adventure which continues today.
- Saint Louis Museum : Louis XV gave Münzthal the prestigious title of Verrerie Royale de Saint-Louis (Saint Louis Royal Glassworks). Since 1829, the factory has been exclusively devoted to the production of crystal-glass items. With the famous Trianon set, the glassworks introduced the concept of a matched set of glasses for the dining table. Today, the Saint Louis works produces everyday crystal pieces created by master glassmakers and glasscutters who have been awarded Meilleurs Ouvriers de France recognition.
Haut Koenigsbourg castle(4)
The town of Sélestat presented the castle to Kaiser Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern in 1899. He commissioned architect Bodo Eberhardt, a specialist in medieval fortifications, to restore it.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg(5)
Also known as Strasbourg Minster, this is a Roman Catholic cathedral. While many parts are in the Romanesque architectural style, it is widely considered to be among the finest examples of high or late Gothic architecture.
The “Hospices de Strasbourg”(6)
These cellars were created in 1395, under the medieval Strasbourg hospital. They served as a place to store wine for Holy Communion – and for patients, since it was believed that wine lessened pain and other effects of illness.
Accommodation in charming hotels, chateau-hotel or family-owned B&B: Bienvenue en France offers all type of accommodation, from classic to "authentic" or unusual!
Restaurants (a key concern on a trip to France!) are selected with care for their quality, being either "Michelin-recommended" or casual "gourmet bistros". Bienvenue en France shares its exclusive address book with you.
Entrance tickets: We can make your life easy by booking tickets for you.