Private Escorted & Coach Tours (France Cruises, United States) : "I have worked with France à la Carte since 2010. I have found them to be very knowledgeable about France in general and have been impressed with their intimate knowledge of various regions of France. This has been most helpful when helping our canal & river cruise passengers who wish to extend their stay and visit specific sites or villages.
France à la Carte should be recognized as an excellent, flexible, reliable and knowledgeable source for anyone wishing to explore 'La Belle France'." Jean-F Dabrowski (USA)
Private Tour Live like a Prince (France Vacation - Australian Tour Operator) September 2015 : "Greetings from beautiful Bordeaux. Just a brief note to say how fabulous this tour has been. We finished this evening with our degustation dinner. We have been very fortunate with the weather, the only time there has been rain we were either travelling in the van with our guide or inside at our cooking class. The whole tour has been so well put together, we have had the best tables at the (organised) restaurants & the selection of vineyards has been very thoughtfully constructed - a balance covering a wide range of wine growing methodologies. Our guide Olivier has been a delight and very knowledgable on both wine and history - his two passions. A free day in Bordeaux tomorrow, hopefully shopping & then we spend a few days with Robeena & James in Monaco. I will let you know how our St Petersburg tour goes - looking forward to it too. Kind regards, Helen"
Golf Tour (Antalya & Istanbul, Turkey) Chinese Group, April 2015 : "As a very meticulous person we were very satisfied with the overall design and execution of our goup's golf and lifestyle tour to Turkey. With daily tight schedules we could not afford to be delayed; and every detail down to special arrangements for early morning breakfasts to meet early golf tee times were professionally handled. Guides in Turkey, especially the one in Antalya with her extensive knowledge of ancient aspects of each site was very well received and appreciated. The coach driver was extremely professional and never missed a schedule.The Maxx Royal selection as the hotel of choice in Antalya was one of the highlights of the entire trip; and it is still talked about today within our group. The activities and visits were very well designed and arranged. We have used France a la Carte for many years for almost each of our annual overseas golf and lifetsyle tours for our golf social club members, and we keep going back. Sylvie and her team always gets the job done and we are fully satisfied with how they handle all of our detailed golfing, hotel, transport, and even menu requests. This last trip to Antalya and Istanbul in April 2015 was another highlight with members still raving about the Maxx Royal resort and the quality of the guided tours to ancient sites and beautiful sceneries in Turkey. We always look forward to enlisting France a la Carte to design and deliver a high quality product year after year." W.S. (Hongkong)
Escorted Coach Tours (Tensi Holiday Hungary) : "I've been using your coach and local guide services since May 2013 until 2015 and I’ve always been happy with our cooperation. You have been very flexible and tried to find the best solution for our limited budget. Our customers were always happy with the coach drivers and guides." V.F. (Hungary)
Skiing Holidays (Acorn Ski - School Travel Company) British Group, Winter 2014/2015 : "I enjoy working with Sylvie and France a la Carte. Sylvie in particular is extremely helpful and great to work with. She's always on hand to help with any questions or queries and able to give really useful advice. Nothing is too much trouble and my questions (of which I have many!) are always answered quickly and promptly. I feel confident and relaxed knowing that France a la Carte are taking care of all of my requirements. Thanks again for all your help.I cannot recommend France a la Carte highly enough if you are looking for a friendly yet professional agent in France. Sylvie and her team do a fantastic job. Thank you!" C.S. (England)
Escorted Coach Tour (South of France) Canadian Group, May 2014 : "Very big thank you, for organizing this absolutely fabulous trip, every stop, every city, every meal , every arrangement and I mean everything was impeccably organized and it was one of my all time favourite trips ever. Please accept our personal thank you for a job exceptionally well done. You guys are the best of the best." K.J. "Our guide Helene has been exceptional in her professinalism and we adore her. The tour was spectacular, France A La Carte's work was exemplary and everyone is over the moon with the arrangements." K.H. (Canada)
Private Minibus Tour (Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley), Singaporean Group, June 2013: " My group of 9 from Singapore had completed our tour of France on 24 June and have arrived in Singapore and Hong Kong respectively today. On behalf of everyone of us, I would like to say 'merci' for helping us in organising this trip especially for our private tour of Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley from 15-19 June. Everything was fine from day 1 till our arrival in Paris on 19 June. Our driver, Mr Gassan was very professional and helpful in making us feel comfortable and in providing prompt and reliable service. He was so kind in offering us the transport from our Paris hotel to CDG airport. We hope to visit France again especially the southern parts of France and we look forward to engaging your professional service again. Till then au revoir! "
Heritage Private Tour, American couples (15 Days - Tour of France), Sept-Oct 2012: " Bonjour Marion, We had a wonderful trip. Our hotels were all great, Manor Rigourdane and Auberge de la Source were lovely places and I would recommend them if clients want to be in the country. We loved all the areas we visited, Amboise, Dinan, Mont St Michele, DDay sites, Bayeux, Honfleur, Rouen, Giverny, and Paris. Thank you for helping to make such a good tour in France. I think my favorite small town was Honfleur and of course, who can not love Paris."
Recommendation 2012: " Many thanks for your email requesting a reference for France A La Carte. I have used France a La Carte for a very large booking we are arranging for our 2012 Brochure product. I must advise, I did request a quote from three other French Suppliers, however this company offered exactly what my company was requesting, and their itinerary, presentation and pricing was all within our budget and requests. As I was very impressed with the above I am now currently having France a La Carte (Marion Cosse & Sylvie Butler) quote another large booking for me which will be confirmed for travel very shortly.
Our company also uses France a La Carte for our individual bookings in France, and we have a great relationship with this company.
I am sure you will have not problems with your group bookings."
Escorted Coach Tour (Heritage & Golfing), Canadian Group (Tour of France), Sept 2012: " Just a brief note to express our appreciation for such a great trip. We all had a really wonderful time. Claude, our driver was absolutely superd and so very helpful. Also the Chateau Des Vigiers was a really great spot for food, wine, golfing etc... I also want to let you know that the guides were great and the ladies that were our guides at Giverny, Rouen ans St Malo/Mont St Michel were especially great. All of the arrangements and accommodations were very good. The restaurant in Sarlat-La Couleuvrine, the food was very tasty. The restaurant in Paris that you booked for us Au Port Salut was really great - it was a wonderful start to our trip.
You have been wonderful in assisting us and if your firm every needs a recommendation we would be very pleased to furnish such. Thanks again."
Wine Private Tour Bordeaux, South American couple, June 2012: " Bonjour Sylvie, Today we received an e-mail from our clients telling us about their trip in Bordeaux. They loved the tours and all your services. Mr. told me that Mr. Olivier(them driver/guide) was very professional, kind and punctual. About the hotel Majestic, they told us that it has a great location.
Thank you very much for all the services and a special thanks for Mr. Olivier. Our Best regards."
Escorted Coach Tour (Walking & Heritage), Australian Group (Tour of France), May 2012 : "I have had fantastic reports from the group - according to Terri everything was "fabulous". All the arrangements went very smoothly and Terri particularly liked the guides. She said they were the best she has ever had!!!! The only problem - too much food! That is a complaint I can happily live with :-) I am delighted that this went so well. Please thank your team for all their hard work and attention. It is most appreciated."
"South of France is a beautiful region to explore and 'francealacarte' makes the experience very rich and memorable through its choice of guide and recommendations of places to see like Coillure. We especially thankful for introducing Claude who was just the perfect choice for my family. Truly a la carte!".(Australia)
Private Escorted Tour (Heritage, High Tech & Wine tasting): "A wonderful holiday - The itinerary was very good and we all enjoyed each aspect of what you arranged. Our tour guide Arnaud was especially good, he went out of his way to accomodate us in every way. His English was perfect and we enjoyed his company very much. So a big thankyou and congratulations to your organisation. I wish you continued success and I hope to get back to France again in the not too distant future." S.W. (Australia)
Cooking Class in Quercy, 2012: " Nothing to criticise – all very helpful, prompt and well organised; which for me equalled no stress! A super service – well done and thanks guys!" P.B. (UK)
Private Wine Tour Bordeaux, 2012: " Thank you for the tour, and that Olivier did an excellent job for us." L.
Private Wine Tour, 2012: " I want to thank you and your Company for your efficiency in picking us up etc. We had a wonderful holiday, and especially enjoyed our day out with your company. The guide was very informative and we thoroughly enjoyed the day." N.R (Australia)
Private Wine Tour, 2012: " The tour was a great success and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. The Hotel was very good [...] The bus driver was excellent [...] Thanks for your organising, everything went smoothly" M. (New Zealand)
" This was a fabulous break and we were very well looked after, the setting was beautiful and we had no problems from start to finish." K.T. (UK)
" We were very happy with the service, which probably went above what we would expect even - we got additional information about the location, pre-booked chains for our rental car, and also information about public transport in the area, and advice about changing our booking after it was made. You were great, thank you!" S.A. (Australia)
" The most important thing with an agency is that the information is correct and that the agency is supportive and there you have been perfect in every respect" L.I. (Sweden)
" Very efficient friendly service, the organisation has always worked perfectly." D.W (UK)
" We had a fabulous tour yesterday with Chris. Thanks for doing such a great job!" H.
Short ski Break, Font Romeu, Jan 2012 : " Thank you for your email, everything was great...the slopes were great. Thank you for everything."
Ski Holiday, Winter 2012: " Thank you for the holiday in the above resort that you sorted for us stopping at Residence. Everything that you had arranged went according to plan ie picking up the ski lift passes and the skiing equipment, making the whole experience very enjoyable" L.N.
" All worked perfectly! [...] very efficient friendly service, the organisation has always worked perfectly. Took all the hassle out of organising a group trip, we could all relax and enjoy a great skiing holiday." D.w. (UK)
" The apartments were first class. Everything that you had arranged went according to plan ie picking up the ski lift passes and the skiing equipment, making the whole experience very enjoyable." L.N. (UK)
Private Escorted Loire Valley Tour (Castle & Wines), June 2011: "Hi Sylvie, I want to thank you and your Company for your efficiency in picking us up etc. We had a wonderful holiday, and especially enjoyed our day out with your company. The guide was very informative and we thoroughly enjoyed the day. I will certainly recommend France a la Carte to anyone going to France from Australia in the future. Regards." (Australia)