Jean-Marie for aboutfrance travelWelcome to

aboutfrance travel

French Cottageaboutfrance travel offers a new and different service for the independent traveller in France.

aboutfrance travel offers customised advice to those travellers who are looking for an authentic experience of France and want to maximise the value and personal enjoyment of their visit.

We provide a consultancy where we listen to your dream and then help you to shape it into an actual itinerary. Our booking service and advice for travellers in France then enable you to set out in confidence to enjoy the trip of a lifetime. Whether you are a budget-conscious traveller or someone looking for the special experience of a luxury holiday, aboutfrance travel can assist you.



We can arrange:

French Landscape

The list is limited only by your imagination!





aboutfrance travel will assist you in developing an itinerary to enable you to pursue a particular theme or interest in:


We can help you to take the stress out of independent travel, even if you have only a little French, by giving advice on:

Our charges are very reasonable and are calculated on a modest fee for service basis, either a percentage of the cost of the bookings made for you or a daily fee for developing your itinerary and making your bookings. This will be negotiated with you at the outset. You will find it is money well spent. The cost of the accommodation that we arrange will generally be significantly lower than you might have expected or have been quoted elsewhere; the "value-added" of the service we provide will make your trip a rich and memorable one.

The 1877 Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower has become such an icon of Paris, that we cannot picture the city without it, but this unusual picture of it shows it under construction. This is how my great grandparents saw it in 1877, the year my grandmother was born on the Rue St Honore during their world holiday trip. Perhaps this event has somehow entered my psyche to give me the passion for France that I love to share with others!

Ruth Shatford


Email us at with your contact details
so that we can discuss your dreams and your requirements
and begin to plan the trip of a lifetime in France

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Current: June 2004