Welcome to the French Alps
We offer two unique small group tours at reasonable prices. Both are designed to show you the ‘real’ France in all its stunning beauty. Do them both with a small friendly group who will feel like family by the end of the tour (typically fewer than 8 people). These are not tours that move quickly from one big city or monument to the next, seeing it all from the windows of a coach. These tours savor the gentleness, lifestyle and beauty of the French Alps and Provence in the same way you would savor a fine wine.
Our newest tour is the 'Best of the French Alps and Provence Tour. See two of the most beautiful regions of France in one tour. From majestic mountains to crystal clear lakes you will come to love the breathtaking alpine views. The colors of Provence with its lavender fields, blue shutters and red ochre hills will enchant you. The cuisine is excellent too, as demonstrated by our cheese, wine, and olive oil tastings. The history will seduce you with the regions’ Architecture and Art, Old Towns, Roman Ruins, and Medieval hilltop villages. And as if that wasn’t enough, see pastures filled with colorful flowers while listening to the sounds of Alps cow bells, or fields covered in lavender near a famous Abbey. You’ll come to agree this is a unique tour not to be missed!
Our second tour is the 'French Alps Tours. Wander the medieval town of Annecy, nicknamed the Venice of the French Alps, and take a boat ride on its crystal blue lake. Are you a foodie? Taste chocolates, cheeses, wines, local liquors, and hazelnut oils at local tasting events and regional producers. Eat the local specialties of the region prepared by your private Chef at the Chalet Lodge, and cooked by the award-winning Chef at your French Chateau. Impressed by stunning views? See the world from a 12,600 foot mountain or from Europe's second steepest funicular. Are you the adventurous type? Schedule a paragliding jump with your instructor off an Alps mountain. Love history or architecture? Then satisfy your curiosity at Lyon's Old Town, Vienne's Roman Museum and Temple, or Yvoire's medieval streets, or just enjoy watching the paragliders and sunset at an outdoor aperitif on the top of a mountain overlooking Annecy's lake.
We have assembled this portfolio of the best of the French Alps, drawing upon years of living in the French Alps. The tour focuses on activities that are unique to the region and can't be experienced in other parts of France. We also focus on one of the great joys of visiting France - eating its exceptional cuisine. Restaurants, accommodations, and tastings are all chosen with the local cuisine in mind - experiencing the region's specialties, its wines, and eating the finest foods of the area. This is as much a gourmet tour as a French Alps tour.
"Be our guest rather than a tourist."