Sophie Amiach is a perfectionist. Every aspect of our trip was thought through. There was a trip handbook that was very helpful for restaurants, tourist attractions, museums etc. There were detailed instructions about how to get to RG and the security measures around ticketing. There is no other event that has your name on your ticket, so her attention to details on this issue was key.
From the moment we stepped off of the plane, we were in good hands. A car and driver met us in baggage and took us to the hotel. Sophie called on the way to make sure we had arrived. The Driver handed us the phone and she was “welcoming” us to Paris. It only got better from that point on. Our hotel was amazing, the daily coffee and pastries for tea were a nice treat. The lobby was luxurious and the room with a terrance - was a nice touch. Having a garden in Paris is a luxury and ours was spectacular.
Each day at Roland Garros was amazing our seats were spot on. – I am as “seat snob” so is Sophie, we always had great views and amazingly easy entry into each venue. Center Court – Chatrier was as intimate a place to watch tennis, Suzanne Lenglen was also amazing. On the days we did not attend tennis, we were tourists, off to Versailles and Sophie had a car service waiting for us, this is key as it makes the adventure easy when your transportation is organized for you.
Our best day, and totally worth the adventure was a special lunch organized by Sophie on site at RG. The venue is a transformed terrace on the grounds, it is strictly VIP and not only do you feel VIP with Sophie, we were treated to one of our best meals of the trip.
During our trip Sophie was a commentator for the Television stations carrying the French Open, She is clearly a French Tennis Celebrity and was on the grounds most days. This was fun to be a part of and a special “gem” of the experience.
All in all – it was a simple task – tell her your dates, let her know what you want to do on your trip and she takes care of the rest of the details.
Also note that Sophie keeps her cell phone on and contacts you to make sure you are ok.
Wanna / Houston, TX
Let me express how wonderful my Paris trip was with Wanna - was a birthday present for me (The Roland Garros experience). Travel was the best. I have been fortunate to have had many extraordinary experiences but nothing like the exciting excursion planned by your company. The hotel, transportation, food and wine plus the ambiance was an "artist's" paradise. Thank you Sophie for being a friend of Wanna's. Get ready to book the next trip!
Jan / San Antonio, TX
What a trip! What a treat! Thanks to Sophie our 2017 trip to Paris and Provence brought us lifetime memories! Everything was first class and the sites we visited were so special and different from any other trips my friend and I took through regular travel agencies!
Absolutely exceptional! The wines, the food were a daily experience one better than the other.
Merci Sophie we can't wait to take another trip with you!
Chris & Kate, CT
I was fortunate again to join Sophie's French Travel Specialists Trip in 2016. Having been on a prior Paris & French Open trip in 2005, I knew the quality and class to expect. I even convinced two friends, one from Denver and one from Toronto to join me this time. We were NOT disappointed. Expectations were exceeded the entire time. Our accommodations were 5 Star! we did NOT want to check out the day of our departure! Sophie customized our trip for us, getting us great tickets in the 2nd week so we got to see Men's Semi's, as well as the Women's Final. Amazing seats and fun times despite record rain and floods that week. We are all seasoned travelers and so we made our own dinner reservations but we had complete access to Sophie at all times for advice and input. I look forward to traveling with French Travel Specialists again, next time adding a customized visit to Southern France with fine dining, accommodations, vineyard visits and sightseeing Sophie's beloved country.
Sue / Philadelphia, PA
I’ve had the pleasure traveling with Sophie twice to Paris and the French Open. Her French background and professional tennis career, combine to make her a wonderful guide. She organizes the time extremely well and the accommodations are well located. She has a wonderful sense of the city of Paris, the sights and restaurants. A tennis clinic was offered at her private club, not far from the French Open site. This was a wonderful opportunity for both me and my teenage kids. Best of all, is her experience around Roland Garros. As a former player, she is familiar with all aspects of professional tennis. It is a treat to share this Paris experience in her company. I look forward to traveling with Sophie again.
Barbara / Cape Cod, MA
Paris and/or Provence vacation
What is included in the Paris and/or Provence package price?
All the itemized amenities listed on the package that you have purchased.
Are the packages including Air Fare?
Unless specified in the package all vacation packages are Land Only.
Can prices change at the last minute?
Rates may change prior to the purchase of any package due to currency fluctuation. Rate will not change on any packages once purchased in full by the traveler.
What airport is the best for the Paris package in June?
You may choose to arrive at the Roissy Charles De Gaulle (CDG) or Orly (ORY) depending on the airline that you have purchased your ticket with. French Travel Specialists will provide private transportation from and to either airport.
From what airport should I make arrangement for my return trip when purchasing the Paris/Provence Vacation in June?
French Travel Specialists will provide private transportation included in your vacation to the Marseille (Located in Marignane 1h15 from Cassis / MRS code) or the Train Station "Gare St. Charles in downtown Marseille 1h from Cassis.
Can I return from the Nice airport instead?
You may return from the Nice (NCE) airport as well, French Travel Specialists will be pleased to arrange transportation to the Nice International Airport at additional cost as it it is about 2h1/2 from Cassis.
Can I arrive earlier and/or extend my stay?
Yes of course and French Travel Specialists will be more than happy to customize the addition for your vacation, let us know how we can make the best memories by adding more exciting visits to other regions in France.
I would love to go to Roland Garros/French Open, can I buy ticket at the gate?
Tickets to Roland Garros are not available at the gate you may purchase tickets on the Roland Garros website www.rolandgarros.com. You may also ask French Travel Specialists if any tickets are available for the days that you have purchase your Paris trip if your trip dates coincides with the tournament's dates.
Can I add visits to the Monet Garden, The Versailles Castle, the Champagne region or any other activities to my trip?
Yes French Travel Specialists will be happy to assist you with any other activities that you would like to add to your package.
What if I don't want to participate in all the activities included in my Paris or/and Provence package?
There are no obligations to participate in all the activities, although we will miss you we understand if travelers want to also skip activities. We would appreciate if you could let French Travel Specialists know the activities in which you will not participate in.
What can I expect as per the Weather in Paris?
June in Paris is in the mid 70’s during the day, temperature gets a little cooler at night. In September the temperature is in the 60's.
I have a specific diet, can arrangements be made at the restaurants for the meals that are included in my Paris and/or Provence package?
Make sure to let French Travel Specialists know about any allergies or specific dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As we are working with third parties it is sometimes difficult to change menus but we will do our best to accommodate you.
Can French Travels Specialists organize my Air Fare to Paris?
Except specified in the package chosen French Travel Specialists does not include Air Fare it is the responsibility of the traveler to purchase his or her own Air Fare. French Travel Specialists will be happy to assist you as per the best airports to arrive and leave from upon the package and activities throughout your trip.
A valid passport is required to purchased any vacation trip through French Travel Specialists and it's entity 40-LOVE Inc. Your Passport must be valid for a duration of at least 6 months to a year after the first day of departure from your home country.
Is travel insurance included in my Paris and/or Provence vacation?
Travel insurance is not included in any of the packages chosen, it is highly recommended that all travelers purchase their own insurance when traveling abroad. It is the responsibility of each traveler to purchase their own travel insurance, French Travel Specialists and it's entity 40-LOVE Inc. will not be responsible for any travel or/and health incidents that may occur during your vacation. 40-LOVE highly recommends the purchase of travel insurance as well as health insurance around the world. It is the traveler’s responsibility to purchase his or her own insurance. If traveler do not carry any insurance through their trip, travelers will be fully responsible for cost, cancellation, or loss resulting from bankruptcy by traveler’s refusal to purchase traveler insurance. French Travel Specialists and it's entity 40-LOVE Inc. highly recommends all travelers to take a medical test prior to departure.
Payments and cancellations?
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