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Culture Tours, Art Holidays and Food Tours in Europe.

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Join one of the most personalized tours with 6 to 12 guests only !

Join one of our tours, either a painting, cooking or cultural tour, alone or with girlfriends, in France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland or Belgium and you will be assured to receive the most personalized service. We only offer tours in places we have a deep knowledge of. We build our tours ourselves, we personally test them several times before hand and a female member of our team always leads them. On the painting tours, a world-renowed artist will be your art teacher for the week. In addition to the highlights of the places visited, we emphasize the contact with local people for a more authentic experience.  

Cultural Trips

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Explore the unexpected and delight in authentic cultural experiences.

Most of our culture tours are women-only tours. Our vacations for women are either for women traveling alone or for women traveling with friends.
Join our intimate and friendly group of 6 to 12 traveling women and experience the fun on one of our unique girl getaways. Women traveling together know how to have fun.

Painting Holidays

Choose one of painting workshops: watercolor, oil painting or journal sketching. Our painting adventures are co-ed tours.

Cook Tours

Get hands-on cooking lessons with professional chefs in Provence and Barcelona.

With French Escapade, you're not a tourist. You are our guest.

Why does that really mean? It means that traveling with us is the most personalized and unique experience. And here is how:

Small group tours

Such a small group environment of a maximum of 12 persons per tour ensures a personalized and authentic local experience for each guest. It allows each traveler to get to know each other at a deeper level and creates relationships, that last way beyong the length of the tour. It is common to see women becoming travel buddies.

For the plein air painters: The small size of the group will allow you to get plenty of one-on-one instruction from the teacher.

Authentic visits neither available for big groups nor for independant travelers.

Because of the small size of the group, we will take you into the lives and homes of famous Chefs, artisans like olive oil makers, wine makers, chocolate makers but what is really unique, we will also take you into the homes of regular people. Because we are from France and from Belgium, we know people who live there. Therefore, we will show you the behind the scene and immerse you in the real culture, not the tourist trap.

Fully escorted tours.

You will have a tour leader throughout and when we say throughout, we really mean it. From breakfast till dinner, our guide will be with you at all time. She will eat with you, translate for you, drive you, take care of you and make your stay a one-of-a-kind experience.

On the art workshops: The tour leader will bring you lunch so you don't have to stop painting, she will drive you to the painting locations and she will accompany you to shops and museums when you are done painting.

Only one accommodation during the tour.

On most trips, we stay at the same accommodation for the entire tour so you can feel at home without having to pack and unpack every day. Best of all, we always choose an ideal base location from where we can take you on a wide variety of nearby daily excursions without having to drive for long periodes of time.

Transportation in a comfortable van with A/C.

Because of the small group environment, you will be driven in a 9 seater van, not in a huge monster motorcoach. The guide/driver will stop anytime for pictures or any other stop needs you request.

For the painting artists: You will be driven to the painting sites, so no need to carry your painting supplies on long walks.

One-on-one teaching experience

One accommodation for the whole trip

Meeting local artisans

Meeting local artisans

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With French Escapade, you will have fun and really feel at home. Because you are not a tourist, you are our guest !

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Tel: 1-510-483-5713

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