French Escapade

In business since 2005

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As a specialized tour operator in France and Belgium, our native countries, we provide the most authentic and unique vacation by offering an off the beaten path experience that includes history, nature, local art, folklore, and, of course, gourmet cuisine. During your stay with us, we will share with you the love of our native countries and our extensive, in-depth knowledge of the culture. We are proud of offering quality tours by limiting the size of the groups to 8 guests. We designed the tours ourselves in order to show you the real local culture, not the tourist trap. We chose the best home stay for the entire tour, to allow you to immerse yourself in the culture, meet locals and feel at home. Our goal during your stay with us is to get to know you, pamper you, take care of each of you and make your stay a one-of-a-kind experience because you are not a tourist, you are our guest. The Founders of French Escapade: Jacqueline Grandchamps , Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, came from Belgium to the United States in 1995 to conduct cancer research at Stanford University. But her heart has always been in traveling (Europe, America, Africa and Asia). She now spends her time traveling between the San Francisco Bay Area and France. Jackie Grandchamps will be your personal guide during the tour. She is available to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to prepare for your trip. She also gives free DVD presentations about the trips upon request. Valerie Sans , is a French native who lives in the Rhone-Alpes region. She has a Masters degree in British/ American History and Literature. She taught for several years in the US and is very comfortable in both cultures. Valerie Sans will be your French hostess. She will make sure your stay is an authentic French experience.

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2389 Blackpool pl
San Leandro, CA
94577 USA

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Testimonials (3)

  1. Reviewer: located in Laytonville CA USA
     We had never done a tour before we traveled with you, and we will never do another tour unless it's with you. We always appreciated all the hard work you put into your tour, but now, we REALLY appreciate it, having experienced what it's like on a "non-French Escapade" tour ", now that we are on a motorcycle tour of southern Italy. Although there have been many wonderful moments on the trip so far, it has been a disappointment because you have spoiled us on the French Escapade tour! Oh, how I wish you were here with us! You attention to details, your kindness, your knowledge of the region made the trip so memorable. We will travel with you again next year."
    5
  2. Reviewer: located in Los Altos, CA USA
    "'Shall I tell you what I think are the two qualities of a work of art? First, it must be indescribable and second, it must be inimitable' -Renoir.
    Jac and Valerie, this quote from Renoir captures our feelings very well, you created something that is beyond words and certainly can’t be imitated."
    5
  3. Reviewer: located in Oakland, CA USA
    "From the moment we connected at the airport, I felt myself relax! Jackie and Valerie attended to every detail of making the trip safe, educational, entertaining, and country-French authentic. Yet they did it with a kind of grace and that felt like each person's needs and tastes were important, and respected. It was so refreshing to just surrender to the beauty of the place, and to their special charms and TLC. We all wanted to live there forever, or, lacking that, take them both home with us. Dream on, dream on."
    5

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3 most popular Trips (out of 6 total)

Majestic Switzerland: Cultural and Painting Tours

Majestic Switzerland: Cultural and Painting Tours

train station near Vevey, Switzerland for 8 Days • from $3,190* per person

Operator: French Escapade

Offered Year-round: Nestled in the heart of Europe, this small country of soaring mountains and sparkling lakes is a gem. Swiss traditions and art de vivre have enchanted us, and we are eager to share our secret findings… more

Exertion level:
3/7
Accommodation:
Comfort
Max group size: 12 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Enchanted Tuscany

Enchanted Tuscany

Florence airport, Italy for 8 Days • from $3,290* per person

Operator: French Escapade

Offered September: A breathtaking excursion through the countryside of the Chianti area among the beautiful hills of vineyards and olive-groves. Feel the medieval atmosphere of the small towns "Under the Tuscan Sun" as well as the spectacular renaissance… more

Exertion level:
3/7
Accommodation:
Comfort
Max group size: 8 people
Must form own group? No

From the Alps to Provence

From the Alps to Provence

Lyon Airport, France for 8 Days • from $2,390* per person

Operator: French Escapade

Offered Year-round: In this tour, Valerie and Jackie are offering a different way to visit the Rhone Alpes region by adding a 2-day visit of Provence off-the-beaten path.On day trips, Jackie will escort you to encounter the diversity… 2 testimonials & more

Exertion level:
3/7
Accommodation:
Comfort
Max group size: 12 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

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