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Découvertes’™ customizes vacation experiences and enables you to get a feel for the country and experience it in a totally different way. Visiting France always has something frustrating : there is so much to see, so much to do, so much to experience that it is impossible for one to see and experience everything in one stay.
There is something for everyone whether you are, a first comer, a regular visitor, a child, a young adult or a party of frineds. France is a rich and magnificient country with endless possibilities! This is the reason why we have created "The Collections". They aim to help you to learn, find and decide where to go and what to do.
We are very happy to share what our country can offer you. Our team of Travel Consultants are here to help you put together the once in a life time experience that you are looking for while planing your trip to France.
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Our job as travel specialists is to select the hotel offering the comfort and intimate feeling that you are looking for. Our large collection puts together our favorite hotels across the country, including elegant and quaint boutique style hotels, bed & breakfast, châteaux hotels and charming three-star. We visit all these properties regularly and we have extremely competitive rates.
Our itinerary collection gives you the main keys of the most famous places that one must visit all around France. These experiences are perfect to introduce you to the atmosphere and the highlights of a city, a region, a site, a museum, a monument… These are the visits that you can not miss!
These are unique options and venues to make a visit more exclusive and different. Our goal is an unforgettable trip with the out of the ordinary experiences that make the difference and that will allow you to discover the hidden treasures of France.
These luxury chalets nestled in the French Alps are perfect to enjoy the snowy slopes or for a summer vacation in one of the most beautiful regions of France. Surrounded by magnificent views, these warm homes combine comfort and luxury.
Decouvertes' guides have all been carefully chosen for their irreproachable sense of service, their interesting personalities, their rich experience, not to mention their areas of expertise. Be it guiding a family with energetic young children, art history lovers, garden fans, food and wine experts …You will find here a non exhaustive list and a short profile of our preferred guides.
Baladenfrance works with experts in all fields: contemporary art, fashion, gastronomy, gardens, decorative arts, wines and many others… All of them are recognized as highly-knowledgeable and enjoy sharing their passion with travellers. They are precious assets in the success of your travelling experiences.
Our food and wine collection is perfect for those who wish to enjoy hands-on cooking classes with famous, as well as budding young chefs, dine in Michelin-starred restaurants, discover local products in charming hidden inns, learn about wine-tasting techniques with local wine producers, meet and talk to the best wine experts in each region or simply enjoy spending time strolling through a fabulous open-air market…
Decouvertes collection of favourite dining spots range from authentic old time French bistros to top Michelin starred venues throughout the country. Spend some time eating out and shopping at local open air markets and you’ll likely come away convinced that it still reigns as the reference when it comes to cuisine.
Decouvertes makes reservations for you, do not hesitate to ask us.
If you enjoy feeling free when you travel but still enjoy advice from experts, you will be delighted by this program which allows you to drive your deluxe rental car, going to suggested towns and villages, with assistance for any reservations, guidance and extra services. A unique way to enjoy an adventurous deluxe trip in the best conditions, all of this with a 24 hour concierge service.
Christian heritage: France boasts some of the world’s most ancient, stunning and captivating cathedrals. Each one is a work of art and has its own personality. Jewish heritage: The history of the French Jewish Communities goes back to the
beginning of Roman Gaul. Admire the synagogues and monuments, meet with rabbis, and enjoy Jewish-style and Kosher cuisine.
Religious tours arranged by découvertes:
“Paris, Lourdes, Barcelona” for the Society of Mary, 2005
France offers an endless variety of architectural masterpieces in large cities and small villages.
Contemporary master architects can introduce you to the latest buildings highlighting architecture in France, such as the Millau viaduct or the Library of France.
Experts in architectural conservation guide behind-the-stage visits to sites which most interest you.
Discover contemporary art in France through the famous galleries, private "daring" collectors and foundations.
While designing a program around Contemporary Art, our team will focus on the most innovative artists, places, events dedicated to contemporary art. We do not forget about events such as the FIAC in Paris or the Biennale de Lyon where you will get the opportunity to be led by experts and artists. Besides, we get a privileged access to kick-off parties and special events!
From the golden age of prehistory to Roman architecture, France offers major traces of ancient civilisations. You may wish to follow the adventure of our earliest ancestors in the Dordogne and travel through the region where prehistoric art was born.
If you prefer to enjoy exploring the vestiges of Roman antiquity, you will be well rewarded along the Rhône valley where there are a number of impressive and amazingly well preserved sites.
Enjoy exclusive visits to private gardens never open to public. Whether created and lovingly nurtured by passionate amateur gardeners, who are delighted to share their private Eden with you, or designed by master landscape artists for the pleasure of us all, each of these gardens is one of a kind.
Organize a study tour developed for your educational objectives or just enjoy a shopping trip with a group of fashion fans and friends. Imagine Paris, the Capital of fashion with privileged entries, access to runways of the latest trends with fashion journalists and experts.
Fashion and shopping tours arranged by découvertes:
“Fashion trip in Paris”, Cover New-York for International Academy of Design & Technology of Chicago, 2003.
Get closer to the heart of France by really discovering its regions and their beautifully changing landscapes. Walk on historical paths, share unique moments with locals, discover the arts and crafts of each region. Meet farmers, learn about the fauna and flora of each region and indulge in and discover the delicious local food and products!
Discover the latest innovations while visiting High-Tech companies escorted by the best experts, industrial plants, laboratories, (ei: the highest viaduct in the world in Millau, Eurotunnel) and many other extraordinnary sites. Share your knowledge in discussing with engineers in their lab and meet with your counterparts in French universities. Encounter with the major leaders of the French high tech companies.
France is the perfect country for those who wish to know more about philosophy, literature, poetry, theatre, painting, sculpture, architecture. An abundance of venues is concentrated within the different regions of the country from the Cro-Magnons of Paleolithic times to Contemporary art.
Some of the most important sport events of the world take place in France. Auto, motorbikes and cycle racings, tennis tournaments and rugby matches are just an example. Decouvertes prepared very exclusive offers to be in the middle of the action and enjoy of privileged situations in some of the most elegant spots.
Find also in this collection a large range of sport activities and tours for the most adventurous!
We share your passion for sports and make it easier to follow what you love!
These short-term apartment rentals in Paris will give you a taste of living in the city of lights instead of just visiting. This collection has been created specially for clients looking for elegant and cosy apartments in Paris and its surroundings. A great choice for people looking for intimacy and tranquility.
A carefully hand-picked selection of properties including stunning chateaux and luxury villas in the most desirable locations in France…Your clients can discover these charming properties as a couple, with their family, or in the company of good friends.
The big question is: What is going on in France? In this collection you will find the soon to come Events : concerts, ballets, major sporting events, operas, fairs, shows... and the list goes on... Thanks to our exclusive partners, Decouvertes offers Tickets for the best events in Paris and France. Whether you are an Opera or a Classical music fan, or you just want to avoid waiting in line while visiting your next major exhibition, we have
solutions for you.
Our luxury barge cruises along canals and rivers offer you the opportunity to travel in history and nature. Discover chateaux, vineyards, markets and beautiful natural sites during your cruise and enjoy the company of a friendly and professional crew on board.
We offer full travel services for cruise ship group of passengers at their ports of call in France. Our private travel services include exclusive shore excursions and land tours, with full licensed and English speaking tour guides with private transportation to and from the ports. You will experience local and typical venues that are not accessible to individuals.
This collection presents itineraries of unique journeys that are especially designed for families. They offer a good balance of cultural and fun activities. A perfect way to learn and discover exclusive experiences!
Dedicated to those who prefer the benefits of small thematic group travel. Enjoy off the beaten track opportunities on determined dates by joining one of our small groups...starting from 1910€ per person
Red wine, white wine, rose or sparkling - and that's just a start! There are 362 'appellations' or types of French wine!
The Wine Domains collection offers you all the information you need about the Best Domains in France.
Discover the Wine regions where you can enjoy amazing wines, visit vineyards, take part in winemaking : Armagnac, Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Cognac, Dordogne, Languedoc, and Provence...