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The 'Jean Marc' Story

Ten years ago, Jean Marc, a nuclear physicist whose keen sense of adventure, love of ‘the good life’, hiking and great company all compelled him to change professional direction and combine his career with his passions - promoting his country and sharing his knowledge with his French compatriots and international travellers alike. Local knowledge, appreciation and love of the countryside and its many hidden, indulgent pleasures and treasures, makes Jean-Marc a true ‘artist’ of travel and offers only its best - be it driving and discovery or walking and wandering. We cannot recommend Jean- Marc’s tours highly enough. Join the many, repeat discerning travellers who agree with us.

Driving itinerary for independent travellers

Our self-drive itineraries are an excellent opportunity for visitors to discover France's many different regions in-depth. Travel at your own pace, wherever and whenever you wish. We invite you to share, discover and explore Jean-Marc's world. Be confident and assured all accommodation, itineraries, suggested restaurants and wines have been embraced and recommended by Jean-Marc personally. Self-drive touring opens up the charming world of beautiful countryside and picture-post card villages - the real France - so often overlooked by frantic visits to Paris, Versailles and the Rivieria. Take the time to breathe in the atmosphere - a guarantee for a great holiday.

Discover France at your own pace

We provide, guide, map & road book + car rental + accommodation & breakfast but more important Jean marc's personal local knowledge and expertise.

Self-Drive Tours in France

Strasbourg - Alsace

5 day self- drive holiday in Alsace from 444 Euros.

Alsace stands apart from any other region of France. With its Germanic heritage, half-timbered houses are brightly-painted, heavily decorated with flowers and roof are very steep. Very pretty traditional Alsace villages are found in the midst of vineyards, with the Vosges hills in the background.

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Azay-Le-Rideau - Loire Valley

5 day self- drive holiday in the Loire Valley from 450 Euros.

Within easy access from Paris, the quiet roads of the Loire Valley will take you through lush green countryside and breathtaking architectural masterpieces. Its royal châteaux and pastoral villages lay in overwhelming natural beauty.

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6 day self- drive holiday in Champagne from 573 Euros .

What could be more magical than to roam through the vineyards of Champagne? The Champagne Tourist Trails will take you to the heart of grandiose landscapes, typical villages and welcoming champagne producers. Every two seconds, a bottle of champagne is opened somewhere in the world!

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Loubresac - Dordogne

7 day self- drive holiday in Dordogne from 660 Euros.

The Dordogne is one of the most beautiful and popular destination in France. There are many famous sights associated with the Dordogne, such as the medieval city of Sarlat, the Chateau Castelnaud or the prehistoric caves in the Vezere Valley.

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Avignon - Provence

8 day self- drive holiday in Provence from 738 Euros.

Provence's brilliant sunlight, and landscapes have inspired many artists such as Cézanne and Van Gogh. Provence is also famous for its fragrant lavender fields, numerous hilltops Medieval villages and historical cities like Avignon , Arles or Aix-en-Provence.

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