"This is the third tour to France we've experienced with Bertrand – and it was the
most spectacular for us. He thoughtfully and thoroughly researches and plans every activity.
We were on the go from dawn to dusk, enjoying every minute with everyone in our group. Bertrand
impressed us with his discoveries of unique places to see and people to meet. It was very
interesting to meet three of the top women winemakers in France who fascinated us with their
personal warmth and astute knowledge of "the nectar of the Gods." The meals he arranged in
hand-picked restaurants were exquisite and the wines we tasted in famous châteaux were
unparalleled. Frank and I have traveled extensively but nothing compares to the high value
trips that Bertrand creates.
Lynn and Frank Lindsay
"It seems Bertrand knows everyone in France. With him as our French-born host, we dined in
the very finest restaurants, stayed in first class hotels and received the most genuine welcome
everywhere we traveled. The seamless arrangements and the superb selections he made were fabulous.
Bertrand tended to the smallest detail. He introduced us to amazing historic sites and locales
which gave us the opportunity to meet many of his compatriots who greeted us with warmth and
friendship. We had nothing to do but enjoy every moment of our tour to the unique French
regions of Bordeaux, Dorgogne and le Pays Basque."
Susan and Leighton Wood
"As for myself, the tours to France Bertrand has deftly created are all about the French people.
He gave us as well as the other travel companions in our group, entrée to places we never would
have experienced on our own; beautiful vineyards and châteaux, elegant and extraordinary food and
wines in wonderful settings, superior accommodations and most importantly, receiving the sincerest
invitations into the homes of his friends and family we never would have come to know if it wasn't
for Bertrand. The camaraderie we all felt with one another made the tour lots of fun and gave us
memories to last a lifetime."
Bernadene and Dennis Dochnahl
We have been very lucky to have gone on one of each series of Bertrand's trips to different
parts of France. It's obvious to us that his attention to detail, superb appreciation of the
best in food and wine, and his connections throughout France through family and friends make
these trips second to none. It has always exceeded our expectations. These are fantastic
adventures that could not be duplicated on your own. It's amazing the people you are introduced
to during exquisite lunches and dinners at great restaurants and wineries that make these trips
such a memorable experience. There is always a bit of time for sight seeing and shopping.
The itineraries are unbelievable. The camaraderie in these small groups of like-minded people
is an added bonus. We look forward to our next trip.
Leena and Mel Sturman
"The dinners we had on our recent tour to France with Bertrand were phenomenal. The service was
excellent and the presentation of the food was wonderful. We especially enjoyed visiting and
observing the Bordeaux vineyards during harvest. Having been on one of his previous trips, we
knew to expect a unique experience, and we were not disappointed. Loving good food and wine,
we were very pleased with the fantastic meals prepared for us, the superb wines we tasted, and
the opportunity to dine with Château owners and winemakers in their homes. Bertrand's attention
to detail made this trip, as his others, an event that can't be surpassed."
Linda and Michael Perie