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Unique Bespoke Travel

Whether it’s a Pyrenees crossing by helicopter with a guided tour of the Cathar Castles from the air, followed by a gourmet lunch with a shepherd at 2600 meters, or perfectly curated week of gastronomy and the finest exclusive wine tastings in France… we work with you 1:1 to anticipate every aspect of your journey. Our mission is that your experience with us in France is truly unforgettable, whether it’s by foot or private jet.


The Best of French Culture

At French Promise, we pride ourselves in offering unparalleled and unique, cultural experiences, from a private after-hours tour of the Louvre or Versailles, to a VIP visit of the Arc de Triomphe.  We have earned special access to France’s most intriguing landmarks and museums, along with the country’s talented, artisans and craftsman, to create rich art and cultural tours that are as mind-expanding, as they are pleasurable.

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French Wine Tours

We know excellent domains across the country just waiting to be discovered by wine lovers… from world famous, Burgundy, Champagne and Bordeaux, to Alsace, Provence and the Loire Valley.  Wine tours are a particular focus of Philip & Sarah, who often plan multi-week trips that span the entire nation.

You will be met at your hotel by your driver guide and shown some of the best kept secrets of each wine region.  We are certified Wine Path experts and each tour is made-to-measure to suit your particular palette, the region and travel needs.



Culinary Courses & Market Tours

When it comes to food, few countries can compete with France, a gourmet paradise with a seemingly unending variety of different foods for you to taste and discover. From Normandy to Provence, cuisine takes its inspiration from the surrounding terroir. Using local olive oil, tomatoes, courgettes and other fresh vegetables, fish from the Mediterranean, succulent lamb from the foothills of the Alps, local truffles and other wild mushrooms and all this accompanied by a selection of wines as diverse in variety as the foods they accompany.  From culinary courses with a top French chef, to guided market tours, or even a truffle hunt, our bespoke culinary experiences are unmatched.

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Private Villas with A Chef

We have hand picked a selection of only the finest properties. Combining luxury, authenticity and comfort no detail has been left out. We also provide every service you can possibly require from transport, activities, chefs and full onsite conciergerie services. Each villa will have its own dedicated staff including: a full time butler/manager, dedicated chef, housekeeper & cleaning staff, and chauffeur/guide. Everyday exclusive tours and activities will be organised in the region as well as in your villa such as wine tasting with a world class sommelier, cooking classes with a celebrity chef, yoga and any other specificity that you desire.


Unique Biking Itineraries

Whether it’s a sporty Tour de France simulation with a cyclist guide, or a more leisure electric bike journey, we can create the perfect biking and hiking itineraries throughout the country. Biking through France is one of the most enjoyable ways to discover the country in a more intimate way, criss-crossing vineyards, breathtaking landscapes and stopping at magical historic places, that make this country so special.  We can combine your biking itinerary with the perfect luxury hotels, wine tastings or wellness pampering, and Michelin-star dining to make your voyage a breeze. 
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Hot Air Ballooning

Founder, Philip Haslett, begun his travel career as hot air balloon pilot and is in the know of all of the special itineraries possible throughout France first-hand, from the Loire, Dordogne to Provence.

We create unforgettable, bespoke tour itineraries based on your destination, travel desires and interests. Ballooning is perfect way to celebrate a milestone event, proposal or mark a special celebration.


Luxury Events

France is the perfect destination to celebrate a milestone event, anniversary or achievement.  We have a dedicated team specialized in designing tailor-made events for any occasion, from birthdays and weddings to corporate celebrations. Whether’s it’s planning a perfectly orchestrated evening for 50 in Provence, a private concert for friends in Paris, an exclusive beach party in St Tropez, or a corporate retreat in the Loire… our experienced events team can design it in France.  From selecting the perfect event venue and designing each custom detail, to securing France’s top musical talent and Michelin-starred chefs, we will be sure that your celebration in France is truly unforgettable.
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Luxury Train Journey

Step back into the golden age of travel and discover some of Europe’s most exciting destinations in unforgettable style with our Luxury Train experiences. Rekindle the romance of the rails as you travel and experience the luxury trains of Belmond, Le Grand Tour or the Orient Express, paired with our bespoke itineraries at each stop from France and beyond… tailored to you. 


Discover Luxury Barging

The concept of luxury travel on a canal barge was conceived in France.  With all of the comfort of a luxury hotel combined with the privacy of a private charter, there is no better way to discover France at a pace that allows you to appreciate every aspect.

With over 45 year’s experience in France’s luxury tourism trade under our belt—including stints as a hotel barge captain—Philip and his team have a deep-seated knowledge to create a unique, luxury barge experience.

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Helicopter Daytrips & Private Jet

For clients coming to the French Riviera or Paris, the helicopter touring options are numerous and much more than a way to arrive from point A to B. From stops in stunning hilltop villages to glitzy, glamorous seaside resorts, along with private chateau and artist atelier visits or wine country retreats, there is something for everyone!  And for the seasoned traveler, of which we have many, we are always offering new experience designs and bespoke itineraries with touring options in the mountains, the sea, and neighboring: Alps, Provence, Corsica and even into Italy for wine tasting.  We have a trusted fleet of private helicopters and jets with pilots to accommodate all of your luxury air transport needs.


Sports, Racing & Music Events

For the sports enthusiasts, we can arrange exclusive access to PSG and Rolland Garros matches… to Formula 1 races with VIP access and 1:1 track time with the sport’s top racers in Monaco.  For theater, opera or music-lovers, we have access to  France’s top cultural venues, all you have to do is ask. 

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