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Travel France as a Local

Tailored tour by Maud
from Biarritz, France

Medieval villages, grand castles, city squares with cafes & markets, narrow streets for exploring and shopping, beautiful wineries, excellent food, rich history, warm beaches on the Mediterranean, and beautiful sunsets on the Atlantic Ocean, France has it all!

 

Come with us for an intimate experience of this beautiful country with French local experts! Through the eyes of our passionate locals, France Travel Solutions will welcome you to the charming regions, sharing our heritage with passion, respect and unforgettable moments rich in emotion.

Join our small group tour today!

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More than Tour Guides

We love what we do!

We started this company to help people who are interested in France to have a cultural trip where they can experience the country as temporary locals, not the average tourists bouncing around in a crowd or waiting in long lines and getting stuck in tourist traps.

 

We will help you make a deeper connection with the country and understand what it is like to live there while fulfilling the desire to see amazing sites and make lasting memories.

Regional Locals

You will have hand-selected local tour guides who share our passion for showing tourists the beautiful culture and history of France!

 

A tour leader will be  running your tour to make sure you have a great time, teaching you about the region, and becoming your local friend in France.

 

Other guides will be local experts you will meet at a site visit where they can impart their deep knowledge of the site to you and bring the history to life for a one of a kind experience there!

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Meet the Founder

Passion is the Key

France Travel Solutions is a company based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Maud is the founder, director and tour guide on some of the tours.

Let's see what Maud has to say.

“I happily grew up in a traditional little village in the south-west of France between ocean and mountains, surrounded by Jurançon vineyards, facing the Pyrenees. My family and extended family all over France, always taught me the riches of the land, the respect for our heritage, and the love for our culture and traditions.

In 2008, I was in search of a new horizon and travelled around Australia where I found love and built my beautiful family. I’ve been back and forth to my roots and I have to come to know a lot about Aussies with whom I want to share my French culture.”

 

Passionate about her country and growing up in the south of France along with being fluent in English makes her the perfect tour guide to take you around the best spots in the region. She may even be your main local tour guide during your stay!

Our Guides

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Olivier

Bonjour, my  name is Olivier and I am French, originally from a village on the Côte d’Azur called Villefranche sur Mer.

I am passionate about my country; the traditions, great specialities, cultures, different identities and fantastique landscapes.

It is with great enthusiasm and huge pleasure that I welcome you and I hope you enjoy an unforgettable time in this wonderful country.

What better way to earn a living than by visiting amazing places, making friends for life and giving others the opportunities to fulfill their dreams?

At France Travel Solutions, I always sit with my guests and we have a chat, a laugh and continue getting to know each other over a delicious meal.

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Maud PB

Hi there!

My name is Maud (the second one in the team, can you believe it! And it’s not even a common name here!!) and I am thrilled to welcome you in my very much-loved country, France!

I grew up in Lyon where I studied international public law and then moved to the United States for a year at the University of North Carolina. So much fun! I then spent 15 years in Paris, where I was a journalist.

 

But travelling has always been my passion, and when the magazine I was working for merged with another one I thought it was time: I left, and spent 18 months trekking in Patagonia, Nepal and Australia, eating in New Zealand or Thailand, volunteering in an orphanage in Uganda and surfing with kids from the townships of South Africa.

Of course, when I came back from all this it was NOT possible to go back working inside an office. This is when I started being a tour guide. That was 8 years ago and I still love it!

I will love to spend quality time with you, making you discover what being a local means, showing you the details that make the difference!

A bientôt!

Maud PB