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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and hot air balloon pilot—Philip and his team have a deep-seated knowledge to create a unique, luxury barge experience.
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.
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.