The Ultimate Guide to Offering Your Clients France’s Beauty Aboard Le Grand Tour

Hey there, it’s Dylan from Europe Incoming, your trusted European DMC, welcoming you back to EI’s Insights—your go-to source for exceptional European travel experiences to offer your discerning clients. Today, join me in discovering Le Grand Tour, an experience that epitomises the best of France wrapped in the elegance of a bygone era—perfect for those seeking an unforgettable journey.

A Moving Masterpiece for Your Clients

When you book your clients on Le Grand Tour with Europe Incoming, your DMC for France, it’s like offering them a ticket to a time machine designed to inspire awe and indulgence. Crafted by the visionaries at Puy du Fou, this unique rail journey transforms travel into a dynamic narrative celebrating French history, culture, and artistry. 

Each meticulously designed carriage reflects the luxurious tastes of the Belle Époque. Interiors feature plush furnishings like velvet armchairs, polished mahogany panelling, and intricate details like Art Nouveau lamps, creating a warm, inviting atmosphere. The deluxe cabins and suites, outfitted with opulent bedding boasting thread counts over 700, are theatres for your clients’ most precious travel moments.

A Route Through the Heart of France 

More than a journey, Le Grand Tour is a 6-day, 5-night spectacular, a true immersion into France’s wonders, imagined and staged by Puy du Fou. Over 4,000 kilometres, each stopover becomes a stage for unforgettable adventures:

  • Paris to Reims: Clients start in vibrant Paris before visiting Reims, city of kings and champagne. A highlight is the private tour of the gothic Reims Cathedral, where French kings were once crowned. 
  • Beaune: In the heart of Burgundy, clients indulge their senses. They’ll taste world-renowned wines and explore the colourful, tiled Hospices de Beaune. 
  • Avignon: Clients step through layers of papal history at the imposing Palais des Papes in this medieval Provençal city. 
  • Arcachon Bay: A tranquil boat ride on serene waters allows clients to soak in the natural beauty of the Atlantic coast.  
  • La Rochelle to Chenonceau: After exploring La Rochelle’s seafaring history, clients enjoy an enchanting evening at Château de Chenonceau. They’ll savour a private tour of this architectural gem that straddles the Cher River.
  • Puy du Fou: As a grand finale, clients spend a full day at Puy du Fou, where history meets fantasy in spectacular immersive shows.

Artistry on the Rails: Dining & Service 

Onboard, three-star chef Alexandre Couillon turns every meal into a masterpiece. Using the freshest local ingredients, he creates visually stunning dishes bursting with flavours of the regions your clients travel through.  

They’ll linger over breakfast pastries and café au lait in the sunlit dining car, savour a perfectly seared steak frites with a bold Burgundy for lunch as vineyards roll by, and in the evening, enjoy a 7-course tasting menu, perhaps featuring butter-poached lobster and a decadent chocolate soufflé, paired with the sommelier’s selection of the finest French wines. 

The attentive staff, trained in the art of French hospitality, anticipate your clients’ every need. Their personal butler ensures each moment is tailored to their wishes, whether that’s arranging a bespoke excursion, like a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Loire Valley, or having their favourite Champagne waiting after a day exploring. It’s this unparalleled level of service that weaves luxury through every moment aboard Le Grand Tour.

Book Your Clients’ Passage Today

Le Grand Tour is a grand spectacle marrying the romance of the rails with the profound beauty of France. It’s a chance for your clients to deeply connect with French art de vivre whilst indulging in unmatched luxury. 

Don’t let them miss out on this exquisite adventure. As your DMC for France, Europe Incoming is here to bring your clients’ travel dreams to life. Reach out today to secure their place on Le Grand Tour and craft their tailor-made journey through the heart of France. 

Until we meet again with more travel tips, keep discovering and stay smart. This is Dylan from Europe Incoming, saying goodbye. Safe travels and see you soon! ✈️🌍

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