Life Beyond the Room Custom Travel
Imagine walking down a cobblestone street lined with charming cafes and colorful boutiques. The scent of fresh croissants and espresso wafts through the air as locals linger over their morning newspaper. In the distance, the Eiffel Tower stands tall and proud, a symbol of the romance and charm that France exudes. This country is home to delectable cuisine, world-renowned art, high fashion, and breathtaking landscapes like Saint-Émilion. From the bustling city of Paris to the picturesque countryside villages, France offers a unique cultural experience that will leave you enchanted with every visit.
No visit to France would of course be complete without a well deserved stop in Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world. But beyond Paris, there is a world of character and beauty waiting to be discovered.
Spanning almost 200 miles dividing northern and southern France, the Loire Valley is home to more than three hundred chateaux that dot the countryside with their crenelated turrets, cupolas and moats. For centuries the playground of kings, queens, and nobles, the entire area has been decreed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with an abundance of orchards, artichoke and asparagus fields, the fertile Loire Valley is famous for its vineyards, producing renowned wines such as Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé.
If you are a wine lover like us, the region of Bourgogne (Burgundy) is a destination you will not want to miss! It’s an experience that’s hard to replicate anywhere else in the world, as vines that have been tended for centuries in a unique soil and climate are paired with a romantic, picturesque countryside. You can stroll along the cobbled streets of historic towns like Beaune, taste some of the world’s best wines, visit beautiful chateaus and castles, and enjoy romantic picnics in the vineyards. With its tranquil landscapes, quiet canals, and charming villages, Burgundy is the perfect place for an unforgettable wine escape.
And if you want to venture off the beaten path and love coastal areas, Brittany is the perfect place for you! Located in the northwest of the country, Brittany is a paradise of rocky coastline, charming villages, and Celtic heritage. It was once an independent kingdom and has a distinct culture and history, with its own language, traditional dress, and folk music. Breton is the native language of Brittany, which is different from French. Also known for its delicious savory crepes, galettes, made with buckwheat flour, your tastebuds will not be disappointed! These are just a few of the things that make Brittany a unique and fascinating destination to explore, with a culture and history that sets it apart from the rest of France.