France.com has been making online travel arrangements to France online since 1996, serving hundreds of thousands of happy customers. First-time travelers and returning visitors have all used our services and advice to make their trip to France a success.
Below are some of the most recent thank-you emails we have received:
Barbara Block (New York)
We were 5 couples who wanted to include Normandy & Versailles on our Tauck trip to France this past June, so we found France.com and were lucky enough to speak with John. What a great guy! We explained what we wanted and he knew exactly how to help us. As it turned out, our group of 5 couples became 4 couples and John was right there understanding our circumstance and making adjustments to the cost of the tours. On the morning of our tour to Normandy we were met by our guide, Pierre, and driver, Phillippe. It was a most beautiful 3 hour drive in our mini-van from Paris to Normandy and all the while Pierre answered our questions, gave us interesting tidbits of information, and was just delightful in his enthusiasm. Normandy was, indeed, a moving experience. Seeing the beaches where the Allied Forces landed…standing in the bunkers…visiting the American Cemetery…and all the while listening to Pierre’s commentary…quite unforgettable. In the end, we can’t thank John enough from France.com for his patience, charm, knowledge, and support. Because of him, we will always have some very special memories. Thank you!
Diana P. (Australia)
The walking tour through Burgundy was fabulous. Apart from day 3, we foundthat we would have preferred the walks to be a bit longer.It was very much like a Hansel & Gretel adventure.
Zig-zagging through vineyards,wooded forests, wheat fields, quaint villages, chateaus, picking wild cherries. Bloomseverywhere. Wild poppies sprinkling the landscape. The hotel choices were suitable. We discovered a few lovely restaurants and caves.
The weather was very kind to us, warm and sunny. Catherine was lovely and did a good job at explaining our journey and transportingour luggage. The instructions were very well laid out, however, we did get a tadconfused a few times and took an alternate route. Nothing to complain about though, and we quickly reconnected to the original map.
All in all, we were transported to a fairy tale Hansel & Gretel experience. Perfect andwill definitely do another walk in the near future. Possibly a longer one or preferablylonger walking days. In all our walks, although enjoyable and scenic were a littletoo short, being on average 9 kms per day, and one day 29kms.
Thanks for organising our trip and making it a very smooth and seamless experience.
Please thank Catherine for organising a taxi for us on the last day, from Mersault toDijon. Regards Diana P.
Eleanor Lubbe (Johannesburg, South Africa)
I just want to tell you how much we enjoyed the Seine River lunch cruise on 12 June 2013. I prebooked it from South Africa as a surprise for my friends birthday. It was awesome, the 5 star lunch, the live entertainment (that lady has a stunning voice) as well as the drinks served etc etc. I would really do it again if ever I come to Paris as that was the highlight of our stay there.
The service was great, a great compliment to all your staff as well as the chefs in the kitchen. I was amased at the food coming out of the kitchen all at once and very well plated. Your staff really need this compliment from me, Eleanor Lubbe in Cape Town and Alice de Villers from Pretoria (Johannesburg).
Lindsay and Devin H. (USA)
I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank your company and staff for an amazing American Sector Tour in Normandy on June 6th, 2013.
Francois was an awesome tour guide and went out of his way to make sure everyone enjoyed the day and got to see everything that they wanted to see. He was very knowledgeable of the historic events and answered all our questions.
Her took us to a great place for lunch and even dropped my husband and me off at the bus station after the tour. Your company will be highly recommended to friends and family in the future.
Matt (London, UK)
Our guide (Marc) was very friendly and knowledgeable, he really knew his way around the region including details of places off of the itinerary that we were interested in. The car was luxurious, very spacious and comfortable.
We visited three vineyards; each one had its own unique characteristics -but all offering the quintessential Bordeaux experience of beautiful limestone buildings, knowledgeable staff and of course, excellent wine.
The first location (Chateau Kiran) provided a smaller, more intimate venue, perfect for getting started with the experience.
Our second stop (Chateau Gruaud-Larose) was very picturesque with meticulous landscapes, and sprawling views from a bespoke bell tower near the main chateau. The highlight of the trip was touring their wine vault which included bottles dating back to 1815 (though I’m not sure they always offer this!)
Our third stop (Chateau Lynch-Bages) had maintained some of their older wine making facilities as a museum which helped pronounce the contrast of how things have changed over the centuries. Their location bordering a village square also made it rather unique; they also offered what turned out to be our favorite wine of the tour.
The tour was great! Special thanks to John at France.com who managed the arrangements, which were significantly complicated due to the short notice of the trip and general scheduling challenges of the offseason. Also, thanks to Marc (our guide) who did a wonderful job!
Angie (California, USA)
We truly enjoyed the trip and I would definitely come back with another group of friends and family. We loved the region, especially St. Emilion. Margaux tasting was formidable!!! We like the choices of chateaux that were picked for us.
I must say, our guide Olivier made a great impression on all of us. We were delighted to have him. He was very accommodating, kind and so knowledgeable of the region and the history of the chateaux
France.com, un grand merci pour arranger ce tour pour nous!
Don F. (North Carolina)
I have returned from my trip to Paris and wanted to let you know that it could not have gone any better. I was very pleased with the hotel and all the tours you booked for me. The shuttle service from and to the airport
In short, I had a wonderful trip and appreciate all your efforts on my behalf. I will gladly recommend your company to any one I know who may be considering or planning a trip to Paris.
Sam M. (Washington, DC)
I wanted to put into writing that all went very well.
Having never been to France, and after some initial concerns about dealing with a firm sight-unseen, completely over the internet and via telephone, any initial concerns were allayed in the completion of the trip.
The Hotel Lumen proved to be just fine. The location was easily accessible to anything we wanted to see and the staff was very friendly and helpful.
Thank you for all your help.
Esther F (Illinois)
The tour was awesome!.
It’s more than what I expected because with such short time, we were able to see the highlights of the D-Day beaches and had ample time to take pictures. I would highly recommend it to a friend. The transportation was very comfortable and immaculate. Didn’t have problem at all.
And our driver Pierre, WOW, he can maneuver to the smallest street with the big Van. He is on time picking us up at the Port and everywhere we stopped.
As a Travel Agent, I will definitely remember your company for future group tours .
Larry M. (Indiana)
Thank you for hooking us up with Colin.
He did an excellent job is showing us the beaches and back roads of Normandy.
By using pictures and maps, he brought the story of the invasion to life.
Our kids really enjoyed the tour.
In fact, they want to come back next year and spend a month in Normandy. We will see.