Small Group Tours to the South and South-west of France

Enjoy ten nights and nine full days of luxury and comfort in the South and South-western regions of France! Best of France Travels has been specializing in luxury small group tours to the South and South-west of France since 2000. Owner, Shannan Carter, personally accompanies each one-of-a-kind tour, sharing the beauty, history and culture of France. All the necessities are taken care of. You can relax and enjoy every minute of your vacation in luxury and comfort. Let Best of France Travels do the work while you bask in the beauty of the landscape, sip a glass of wine, browse the markets, sit by the Mediterranean sea, smell the lavender, or hike up to a medieval castle. Visit the best sites at the best times to avoid crowds. Enjoy traveling in a luxury coach bus with a small group of like-minded travelers who will become your new friends. Our luxury small group tours are planned carefully to ensure that you have the best experiences when you travel with the Best of France Travels! France is our Speciality!

Don’t see France. Discover it!

France is our Speciality!

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Our Tours

cAll small group tours to France are ten nights and nine full days!

Contact Us to Book a Tour or Request Information for 2024 & 2025 tours

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Languedoc Occitanie

Arrive October 6 – Depart October 16


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Travel with us to explore the tiny villages and the contrasting landscape of plains and mountain ranges in this undiscovered region in Southwest France. The blue and gold of the Mediterranean sea and sands, the green of the pines, hills and valleys of the Montagne Noire, yellow sunflower fields, the white snow-capped Pyrenees, and the red and purple vineyards at harvest time. Best of France Travels will ensure you will experience Nine amazing days during our Languedoc Occitanie tour of Southwest France!

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Magnificent French Alps

Arrive August 31 – Depart September 10



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Enjoy the Best of France with an unforgettable tour of the Magnificent French Alps! This tour includes the town of Annecy, which is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world. We will explore the villages, visit castles, taste the regional specialties, and be amazed by the natural wonders in this region. Be enchanted by the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains with tiny villages nestled between, lakeside resorts, ancient castles, and mountain chalets while cruising on the cleanest lake in all of Europe!

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Provence & The Riviera

NEW! Provence in Autumn

Arrive November 9 – Depart November 19


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Immerse yourself in the culture during 9 full days of luxurious travel in the South of France with Best of France Travels!  September is the perfect season to travel to Provence and the Riviera. The weather is warm and sunny. School is back in session, so it is not crowded with vacationers and tourists! The skies are clear and blue and there are still lots of beautiful flowers. The vineyards are starting to turn autumn colors and the air is fresh. Enjoy 9 days of fun, relaxation, authentic French cuisine, and regional wines in a luxurious setting.

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NEW in 2024! Tour Info – Provence in Autumn

Secrets of Brittany

JUNE 2025 – Two departures including Northern Brittany extension tour

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Join our tour to delightful Brittany & the Golfe du Morbihan! Begin your nine day adventure in Nantes to experience the most beautiful villages and coastal towns in Brittany and sample the regional specialties at the finest restaurants. Enjoy daily excursions to explore the most quintessential Breton villages and towns: Quimper, Locronan, Concarneau, and Pont Aven (Monet and others were inspired to paint this beautiful region). Each town and village is a unique example of this region’s fascinating culture and history.

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NEW in 2024! Tour info – Secrets of Brittany extension (4 nights) includes Rennes, Dinan, Vitré and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mont Saint Michel!

Why Choose Best of France Travels for Your Luxury Small Group Tour?

France Is Our Specialty!

We have specialized in organized small group tours to the South of France since 2000. Our tours are designed especially for our friends and customers who have expressed a desire to immerse themselves in the culture of France.  All of our activities, restaurants, and accommodations have been carefully selected to provide a top quality tour that combines the right mix of fun, adventure, culture, comfort, and relaxation. We do all of this and more to make sure you have a real vacation. You can go home feeling calm and relaxed. It’s not just a tour, it is a VACATION HOLIDAY in France!

We are Different

We want you to feel at home in France and we do not believe in making our guests rush from place to place.  Our small group luxury tours are organized  to provide you a “home base”  for visiting France: We keep hotel changes to a minimum during your 10 days!  You will have the freedom to focus on your interests as well as plenty of time for relaxation. Our hotels are perfectly located only a few minutes walk from historic town centers.  We believe that it is important to make the most of every minute when traveling.  Our tours are planned carefully to ensure that you have the best experiences when you travel with the Best of France!

Nine Glorious Days!

All the necessities are taken care of for the entire duration of your guided tour.  Each day includes organized activities and visits to the most beautiful villages in France! Explore open air markets, Roman ruins, Medieval walled cities, Gothic cathedrals, and hill towns. Discover the beauty of the surrounding landscapes of mountains, the Mediterranean sea, and fields of lavender, poppies or sunflowers. Visit quaint fishing villages and exotic gardens,  explore antique markets, taste regional specialties, sip the local wines, and relax on the beach.

Choose the Best!

Best of France Travels is an owner-operated small group luxury tour company. The owner, Shannan Carter personally accompanies every tour and truly loves sharing the beauty, history,  and culture of France with all of her customers! Since 2000, Best of France Travels has offered a lot more for less! We  visit lots of out of the way places that are virtually undiscovered by the average tourist. We have developed relationships with locals who are experts in wine, gastronomy, history, and know the secrets of the region.  We offer only a few tours each year to ensure relaxed and personalized service prior to and during every tour. We invite you to contact us with any questions you have about our tours and look forward to meeting you.

Our Travelers' Appreciation

Lesley K.

“The market in Vannes was a high point for me as was Carnac ( so glad I bought that cookie tin of the Breton woman hanging wash between the stones) and the boat trip in the gulf with the island stop. The Belon oysters and lunch at Jacky was really great…I still dream about the fish soup! Quimper was a fabulous stop I loved the pottery and the town too. Point Aven   I just loved it all.” Read More

Susan G.

“Best trip ever! I loved everything we did, every place we went, every place I slept in, ate at, gawked at, walked around and up, and shopped.  When I told you I’d been in hundreds of Italian hill towns but had never seen one as beautiful as Roussillon, I meant it!  And that art cave show in Les Baux will stay with me forever.” Read More

Randy L.

“Your tour through Provence was simply outstanding in every way.  I love the way you mix our activities with plenty of free time to relax and explore on our own.  Our hotel in St. Remy was so beautiful and peaceful.  Their fabulous breakfast really set us up for a great day.  I also loved the option of eating breakfast outside in the beautiful gardens.  I learned so much at the archeological site.  And our tour guide was so charming and knowledgeable.  The magnificent views from the hill towns took my breath away.” Read More