Last week, my mother, sister and I had the amazing holiday during our tour of the Loire Valley.
I would like to personally write to the agency to bring to attention how wonderful our guide Veronique Villalba was.
We started the tour as soon we arrived in Tours - after waking up at 5am to catch the train from Paris - yet because of Veronique's passion and enthusiasm, we were able to forget about our tiredness and focus on nothing but the fantastic castles.
I especially liked how at each castle Veronique made sure that we had free time to wander around and really absorb the grandeur and beauty the castle had to offer. This was only possible due to her amazing schedule and time management - as she was always on time! I would also like to add that she went the extra mile to give us extra information about each castle, their layout and the history of the French royals. Having studied history, my sister and I both found this very interesting.
Overall, Veronique really made our experience a great one and we all enjoyed her company.
I would like to thank the agency for giving us such an amazing guide, and because of this I will be sure to not only recommend the tour to friends, but will likely be taking another tour by France Intense the next time I am in France.
tour molto ben organizzato, la guida Nicholas era davvero simpatica e professionale, e parlava anche un ottimo italiano. Posti davvero incantevoli
We just want to let you know how much we enjoyed our tour with Annissa. Our entire family loved her!
She was absolutely wonderful and when we come back, I would love to work with her again. Thank you so much for a wonderful tour!
Thank you I had such an amazing time. Our tour guide was wonderful. I really enjoyed your tour.
Thank you so much for an amazing few days, Fanny! We loved Dorothee and Melanie!!!!! They were both fantastic
Las explicaciones de la guia muy bien. La degustacion excelente. Dos de los castillos muy linods y uno podria no haberlo visto.
We had and unforgetable wine experience in Burgundy - ofcause as a result of the wonderful region- but even more so because of the envieable knowledge and history of the region which Paul has. He truly made all fall into perspective for us to understand and enjoy.
We had a tour yesterday in Loire valley with Simon from a moose to chambord and bloise and cheverny. I wanted to write to thank him. The tour was amazing!! We bought this vacation from a charity auction and your tour was part of the package. Today we did not have a tour and the hotel booked us for the day with another company. It was night and day. My kids were so bored. All day long they just kept saying it would be fun if Simon was there. We are leaving for Paris tomorrow and I wish he could tour us there! He is an exceptional guide and it was a perfect day. We have been around the world and are hard to please!!!
I was in Germany on business and suddenly had a free weekend to go where I wanted. Where else to go but Champagne?
The problem was that I had not done any planning. And someone with a plan is fairly important so that you don't waste precious time on things that turn out.
Based on the excellent reviews on tripadvisor.com, I booked this tour and it was money well spent.
Amanda was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The 5 other members of the tour group were great to be around.
More importantly, I didn't have to worry about reservations, buying tickets, parking!, not being understood by the locals, etc.
I hope to use France Bubbles again when my wife and I return to France next year.
This is Kevin Hausmann from Denver, Colorado. Jena and I would like to thank you again for your generosity and for making our time in Provence special.
We had a wonderful tour led by Simon. He was terrific and very good at explaining all aspects of winemaking and the Burgundy region. Great tastings at two estates. Highly recommend him and the tour company.
I just wanted pass on my heart felt thankyou to your company and specifically your guide, Alexia.
Two weeks ago we thought we had booked a tour on line, with a different company, only for it to be cancelled without our knowledge. Alex not only came to check on us at the tourist info center where we had been left stranded, but then kindly organised for us to join her tour.
Her tour was thoroughly enjoyed and we were so glad to see such a beautiful part of France.
Please pass on my big thankyou all the way from Australia.
For our excursion to Avignon, Pont du Gard and wine tasting at the Chateauneuf du Pape our guide was Annissa Bencherif. She too was delightful as well as extremely knowledgeable – about French history, culture, architecture and art! She was most energetic, tirelessly herding us graciously from one place to another while sharing a wealth of knowledge. We loved the charming café selected for lunch. The menu choices were again excellent and representative of French cuisine. The other guests on the tour were most enjoyable company, well -traveled and delightful.
Loved every part of this tour, from the guides knowledge, to the beautiful villages and thorough champagne house tours. The van was very comfortable and the lunch spot our guide recommended was delicious! I would recommend this tour and company to anyone who asks!
Manon is a lovely person, extremely well informed with a great sense of humour, and a very safe driver.
Also enjoyed Les Caves DuHard with the host Césare.
What a great day we had with our guide Cyril , very informative , humorous & extremely enjoyable. Many thanks.
Thank you Marion for organizing our day and to our guide Raphael for the wonderful tour on Tuesday. I had a fantastic time and a truly memorable birthday. I'll definitely recommend your company to my friends and family.
As above a really good trip with a great guide
Laura was very friendly & informative, we had great fun with our group. Champange houses beautiful & very interesting, tastings were wonderful. Taitinger was our favourite, the guide there was extremely polished with his delivery. Although it was raining it didn't spoil the day or dampen our spirits.
We had a fabulous time on the tour and we're enjoying our last lunch in Tours before returning to Paris and then London. We left the bikes and equipment with the hotel in Tours.
Me and my 2 friends were picked up at Reims station where we also met our fellow tour guests, there were 7 of us in total 2 from Norway and another 2 from New Zealand.
Very nice mini bus collected us and our tour guide was brilliant throughout with excellent English we had a short vehicle tour of the major champagne houses with some interesting details.
On our day (Monday) we visited Mumm and its cellars and a tasting followed, (wear something warm as it can get chilly although blankets were available if needed)
Next we went to the cathedral and had a very interesting tour. Then it was off to the vineyards and we visited a cooperative press and producer of champagne where we tried 3 champagnes with a 3 course lunch. Each complemented the courses very well and we all made purchases of the wines we liked the most. Then it was off to an independent grower and producer and had a tour of their cellars and an explanation of the equipment used. here we tried a few more excellent Champagnes and Ratafia I purchased a couple of more bottles at a very good price. It was a shame we had no room for any more to carry otherwise I would have bought a case.
Then it was back to town and drop off.
The guide was very knowledgeable and myself and my friends all agreed we had an excellent time and learned a lot more about Reims and Champagne and it was a shame that it had to end!
Had a great day. Our guide Rafael was excellent and very informative and helpful!
Loire Valley Super stay Comfort, 3 Day Tours and 2 nights in 4* hotel in Tours. My daughter and I took this tour a few weeks ago, this tour was the highlight of our holiday in France. Our guides Audrey and Vincent were wonderful, we really enjoyed learning so much history of France and had so much fun. We would both highly recommend these tours and guides.
Kim and Clare from Australia