Self-Drive Tours in France

Sensational Self-Drive packages and

tailor-made itineraries for independent travellers.

Contact us for shorter packages and tailor-made 
tours created to suit your tastes and interests.

The following programs have been created for the independent traveller interested in seeing and tasting rural France in-depth with the professional assistance of an experienced travel company. We book the hotels and offer route suggestions so that you won't miss anything worth seeing while travelling from one place to another. We also give you two nights in each location so you can feel like you are on holiday and not on a rally. We offer France of the countryside - beautiful scenery, tranquillity and small villages via the back roads. Programs are 7 or 13 days and are designed so that regions may be linked to create a continuous circuit.

Choose your level of comfort

There are three categories that you can choose from, depending on your budget: "Pilgrim", "Traveller" and "Chic". All accommodations are in especially selected hotels of charm and character. "Pilgrim" is in good 2 & modest 3 star establishments. "Traveller" accommodation is in exceptionally good 2 or superior 3 star establishments. For both these categories you will be provided with a late model environmentally friendly Category ‘A’ car. "Chic" accommodations are in charming 3 and 4 star hotels and private châteaux, and vehicles are late model Category ‘D’ cars.

Enjoy an insider's perspective

Beautiful rural countryside and quiet French villages tucked away in forgotten corners of the French provinces just waiting for you to explore and enjoy with your market picnic!

 

It is this image that our self-drive tours will be offering you - the flexibility and autonomy of travelling independently while enjoying the organisation and professionalism of a group tour.  All itineraries are prepared by specialists who know the regions of France intimately and include personal contacts for winery visits and a broad range of organic and biodynamic food producers. We offer programs that take you to less travelled places and acquaint you with “The Spirit of Place through TASTE!

 

In your own rental car you will be given driving instructions that take you along back roads, which offer insights into the main aspects of each region. These tours feature the astonishing history, cultural variety and the unique beauty of each area.

 

As part of these tours, you will stay in little auberges and charming independent hotels in the villages. Some tours include regional meals for the first and last nights of your holiday. We want you to be immersed in the local life of the provinces rather then being housed in the big cities and towns. It is planned that in most instances you will spend two nights in each place, so that you have the chance to unpack a bit, and enjoy the unhurried pace of actually ‘being there’.

© 2014 by TASTE - all photos by Geoffrey S. Finch

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