France

France Travel Guide

The island is monopolized by normal, regular French people of average means in the normal, regular business of being on holiday: riding bikes, picnicking, swimming (even though the water never averages more than 64 degrees), buying honey at the market, wearing out the plastic cafe furniture.

Special Booking: For a group of women on a china- and silver-shopping excursion, the table at their private villa was set with different patterns, which were listed on the menu along with the food. Years as agent: 29.

The boutique for urban clothes horses carries women's fashions from Martin Margiela, Maria Calderara, and Ann Demeulemeester, as well as international labels, such as Yohji Yamamoto.

Swedish wine writer and author Britt Karlsson, a Paris resident since 1990, organizes 20 tours annually to wine regions in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, and Austria.

The late-19th-century building houses a satisfying number of Flemish and Dutch masters—including Rubens and van Dyck, and several first-rate landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael—and notable 19th-century French paintings by Jacques-Louis David, Delacroix, and Corot.

Whether travelers seek a Chilean cruise, a snowmobile safari in Sweden, or winter in a villa on stilts in Maldives, Voyageurs du Monde makes it happen. For 30 years, this travel company has been committed to trips that offer “specialized destinations” catering to each client.