We chose Best of France tours mostly because of the great reviews they'd received on Trip Advisor, but also because we liked the idea of a private tour rather than being bussed around in a large group. We (a couple in our late fifties) decided to do the half day trip to Versailles and the full day trip to the Champagne district and Asked for a side trip to Reims Cathedral.
From the very first contact with Philippe to organise the tours the service was simply faultless. Not only was every detail confirmed so there could be no misunderstanding or disappointment, Philippe made several very useful suggestions as to how to maximise the enjoyment of each tour.
Our first trip was to Versailles and our guide, Frederic, arrived on time in a spotless Mercedes Viano that was extremely comfortable. Frederic was well spoken, his English was very good, he was friendly and welcoming.
The drive to Versailles was full of easy conversation and information without being intrusive. Once at Versailles we discovered how truly knowledgeable he was, particularly the art but also the history of the palace, its myths and legends and some less well known areas of the palace grounds to visit. Simply excellent.
It was no surprise then that the trip to the Champagne district two days later was also outstanding. Frederic's knowledge and enthusiasm made what was always going to be a great day (how can you not like champagne???) even more memorable. He even booked us into a very lovely bistro for our lunch, Les Berceaux, that we could not have found by ourselves. At the Reims Cathedral he pointed out many small points of interest which made our trip through yet another cathedral a lot more interesting with lots of quirky facts (check out the smiling angel if you go there). Frederic was brilliant in every way, even going out of his way to help us when we couldn't get into our apartment!!
I have travelled extensively but only recently started writing TripAdvisor reviews. I have been on many such tours and Best of France is without doubt the best tour I have ever experienced.
I could not recommend them more highly.
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