You know how overwhelming, tiring, stressing and
ultimately deceiving it is to either go on a group tour or planning your own.

Well, what we do for you:

  • Providing you a fully guided and hosted French experience, 100% with locals over 10 days,

  • You are staying at Véronique's mansion, your house for the duration of the tour,

  • You don’t share your bedroom or bathroom,

  • Your all-inclusive tour is fully customized around your personal choices, desires, wants, as well as personal restrictions, including the free time you decide upon,

  • Véronique, your host and guide is local, fully bilingual and bi-cultural too,

  • No single supplement is applied to solo travellers,

  • You decide who you’re touring with: a spouse, partner, family, friend, colleague, on your own, or any group YOU put together, up to 8.

 In fact:

Gerry Stephenson, our neighbour and friend, toured with us in 2017, on his own at 85. The tour was entirely designed for him. He's semi-retired, an ex coal mining engineer, very active in his community and still doing high-end consulting work.

Hence Véronique designed a bespoke tour just for him, his interests and requests in mind when designing his personal tour.

Once back in Canada, Gerry wrote the following testimonial:
"I had not imagined that such a beautiful part of France could be so attractive yet have only enough tourists to make it interesting and no crowds to disturb our outings.

We saw deep and spectacular gorges, lovely rivers and villages with well-preserved, very old houses and churches.
As a coal miner and Mining Engineer I was particularly interested in the two museums one of which had specially constructed mine roadways which were totally authentic and housed equipment, artifacts and photographs illustrating the coal mining history of parts of the Aveyron region.

If you are interested in learning about European, and particularly French, history and customs and visiting beautiful countryside you should consider joining one of these very personal tours hosted by a couple who grew up in this lovely part of France."

Lunch at Belcastel by the river

Lunch at Belcastel by the river

Philippe Teullier and his mom, local vineyard owners

Philippe Teullier and his mom, local vineyard owners

The experience is built around what you and your friends/family/colleagues (or just you) want to enjoy, experience, see and do. Every trip is different! No matter what you want to do, Véronique will design your perfect experience in (her) France.

You will not just be travelling among locals, you'll be living as a local on your trip with us. Living like locals in Aveyron, Occitanie is a remarkable experience—let alone one of the last secret corners of France. With Véronique, you won't ever feel a tourist but a friend. She will open doors for you, you wouldn't be able on your own.

Banner photo: Thursday morning market on the Place Notre Dame at Villefranche-de-Rouergue.