Reasons to book

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Reasons to book

Bespoke France offers you the multiple benefits of our 30 years’ experience of exploring France. We believe in ‘slow’ travel – discovering small pockets of France and immersing yourself in a region and its culture. Food and wine is an integral part of the French experience and so is an important part of all our holidays.

We are independent owner-operators and not tied to any agency, so can objectively advise on how to achieve your best holiday in France.

We specialise in holidays in France (and the Venice Lagoon) and create holidays based on our extensive knowledge of the hotels, restaurants, market days, culture, vineyards, roads, traditions, waterways, boats, barges, trains, local guides ……

Our escorted tours are called Taste France, because they give you a taste of our favourite places, people, food and drink.

Our Private Escorted Tours are small (4-8), flexible and tailored to you, so tell us what you want, your thoughts, your aspirations, your wish-list, and we will build them into your own unique personal tour.

Having worked on Hotel Barges and cruised most of the French waterways, we can find you the cruise of your dreams and budget.

Another speciality is Rental Boats – we’ve inspected most of the boats, driven a significant number of them and cruised most of the waterways. We will find you the best boat on the best route, plus advise on how to reach the base, shopping, mooring, restaurants and more……

Knowing James of The Walking Party and reading the rave reviews from delighted clients, we believe he offers the best in small group walking holidays.

Our Backroad Discovery cycling and walking holidays have all been developed by local agents who have personally cycled and walked the routes. With our in-depth knowledge of these active holidays, we can advise on terrain, markets, rest days, etc, so choose the region and route and leave the organisation to us.

Our Freewheeling France driving holidays bring us the most repeat bookings from clients, who appreciate our expertise in choosing the most scenic routes and the best accommodation, restaurants and sights. Tell us where you want to go, how long you’ve got, your must-see sights, preferred type of accommodation and leave the rest to us.

We believe in personal service based on our personal experience.