PROVENCE: The Best of Provence
June 29, 2020 - July 06, 2020

Flamingoes in the Camargue swamps

BURGUNDY: The Treasures of Burgundy
July 06, 2020 - July 13, 2020

The tympanum of Vézelay

THE BASQUE COUNTRY: A Land of a Resilient People
August 17, 2020 - August 24, 2020

Drying peppers in Espelette

THE DORDOGNE: A Cradle of Masters of Arts
August 24, 2020 - August 31, 2020

Sarlat, place du Marché aux Oies

NORMANDY: A Lavish Tapestry of Time
September 07, 2020 - September 14, 2020

Monet's garden in Giverny

EN FRANCE TOURS 2020 Scheduled Tours

Our very small groups allow us to be flexible.
Whenever possible, we help our traveler to explore their own special interests.

Travel with a few others on our group tours

We plan each tour meticulously; limit groups to a maximum of 8, often travel with 6; scout and carefully choose every itinerary; select quality hotels conveniently located. In addition to our 2 guides leaders we hire certified local English-speaking guides as apropriate, we travel in comfortable vans or coaches and schedule free time so that you can explore your own special interests.

Our goal is to help you visit France in a way that you will always remember as one of the most enjoyable vacations you have had. Not only fun, but full of new experiences that you will share with friends and invite them to go with you to explore more about France, its people, its culture, its heritage, its cuisine and "joie de vivre". We have clients who, after experiencing our group tours, become friends and ask us to plan a private tour for them and their friends.

This is why we focus only on France travel and culture.

If you're interested in learning about our exciting 2020 group tours, take a look at our listed 2020 scheduled tours.


Take a look at what we provide

  • We will:
    • Carefully evaluate your request and your special interests for travel in France.
    • Exchange ideas about travel plans that match your interests.
    • Tell you about particular aspects of the region of France that may be important to you.
    • Select lodgings in small confortable hotels or B&Bs to experience the cultural aspects of the visited region.
    • Hire certified English-speaking local guides to share their knowledge of the rich cultural heritage.
    • Provide comfortable transportation for your daily explorations and transfers.
    • Help you plan a daily itinerary that matches your expectations.
    • Take you to local restaurants, help you decipher the menus and enjoy the regional diversity of French cuisine.
    • Introduce you to our French friends whenever possible.
    • Take you through the most scenic country routes and get you to your destination in the least amount of time.
    • Provide an experienced En France Tours driver-guide to accompany you throughout your tour.
    • Recommend special activities that you may want to include before or after your itinerary: scenic walks or hikes, balloon flights, boat trips, day excursions from Paris, etc.


The Best of Provence


June 29, 2020 - July 06, 2020

PROVENCE: Magic scents and sounds of the south; warm, sunny cities; animated markets, picturesque villages; colorful country sites that reveal the ancient history of the region. Provence has inspired painters (Van Gogh in Arles, Cézanne in Aix); composers, writers, and poets (Bizet, Gounod, Mistral). It invites us to taste its unique gastronomic specialties: pistou, bouillabaisse, fougasse, pissaladière; aïoli [garlic mayonnaise], tapenade [purée of olives and capers], daube [Provençal beef stew], goat cheese, and more. It has created its own savory cuisine, using locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables: tomatoes, zucchini, asparagus, olives, garlic, black truffles, spelt [mountain wheat], strawberries, cherries, melons, figs, apricots--seasoned with native aromatic herbs: rosemary, thyme, saffron etc. Most of all, Provence calls us to enjoy the relaxed pace of life in the sunny south of France. Read more for detailed information on our 2020 Provence tour itinerary


The Treasures of Burgundy


July 06, 2020 - July 13, 2020

BURGUNDY: Once a powerful duchy ruling over lands in France, Germany, Italy, Britain, Spain and Portugal, with the rich monastical influence of Cluny Abbey, Burgundy is known today mainly for its great wines. The region is famous for its pinot noir and chardonnay wines, named after villages and vineyards renowned for their fine vintages. In historical sites, such as the Clos de Vougeot, early monks pioneered wine production, working for generations to create the best vintages, passing their secrets on to younger vintners. Nowadays Dijon is mainly known for its mustard, but at the time of the dukes, the city was the center of Flemish art and culture. Today it is the home of extraordinary collections of art treasures. The annual wine auction of the Hospice de Beaune has made Beaune the capital and heart of Burgundy wines. Other sites--Auxerre, Vézelay, Autun, Tournus, Cormatin, Brancion, Fontenay Abbey--bear witness to the rich history of the province. Finally, the wealth of local products and the variety of Burgundy's regional cuisine create exquisite dishes: boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, escargots de Bourgogne (snails) and more. Such specialties, accompanied by Burgundy's wines awaken the joie de vivre in all of us--Burgundians and visitors alike. Read more for detailed information on our 2020 Burgundy tour itinerary


A Land of a Resilient People


August 17, 2020 - August 24, 2020

THE BASQUE COUNTRY: This tour will take you to the Basque Country in both France and Spain to experience the richness of Basque culture: in major towns: Bayonne, Biarritz, San Sebastian, Bilbao; in towns of historical significance: Guernica, St-Jean-Pied-de-Port; in villages noted for their special beauty: Ainhoa, Sare; along the rugged coast of the Bay of Biscay to San Sebastian; in the rural countryside of the Aldudes Valley. You will meet local "Euskaldun," join in Basque events, savor special dishes--in short, have a vacation filled with treasured memories. Read more for detailed information on our 2020 Basque Country tour itinerary


A Cradle of Masters of Arts


August 24, 2020 - August 31, 2020

THE DORDOGNE: Ages past, rain, streams and fast-flowing rivers traced through limestone carving caves, grottoes and a diverse landscape of landlocked valleys. Today, exploring this beautiful, rugged land becomes a multi-layered experience: a fascinating walk through the long history of mankind dating back to Cro-Magnon man, 30,000 years ago, a discovery of the evolution of art and architecture, a time to enjoy a little-traveled, rural countryside, a chance to sample some fabulous gourmet specialties. Read more for detailed information on our 2020 Dordogne tour itinerary


A Lavish Tapestry of Time


September 07, 2020 - September 14, 2020

NORMANDY: Pastoral landscapes dotted with apple trees, half-timbered farms, magnificent beaches and small fishing ports are the backdrop for dramatic events that have shaped the course of history. Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey, architectural gem of the Western World, was founded in the 8th century and has brought pilgrims to Normandy ever since. William the Conqueror, Duke of Nomandy, was born in Falaise, lived in Caen and conquered England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to become King of England, as recounted in the Bayeux Tapestry. Joan of Arc, met her tragic death in Rouen. Visitors still flock to the beaches of Normandy that recall the dramatic D-Day landings of World War II. Norman landscapes have also inspired artists: Monet made Giverny his home; painter Eugène Boudin and composer Eric Satie were born in Honfleur. And finally, those pastoral landscapes give us unforgettable, palate-pleasing specialties that make liberal use of local products: rich cream and butter, apples prepared in special dishes and beverages (cider and calvados), seafood, pré-salé lamb--the list goes on and on. Normandy is a never-ending treat! Read more for detailed information on our 2020 Normandy itinerary