Janice Snow commented that, "I absolutely love to prepare
and enjoy good food and decided to join Bertrand's gastronomic
tour to France because I'd never been there. I felt his trip
was going to be something very special – which it was!
Though I would have liked to see more sites, the trip was
fabulous! I had the opportunity to sample different food and
wine that was beautifully presented in the meals our group
enjoyed, especially our very fine dining at the Hotel
Meurice in Paris.
The French people were very friendly and greeted us
with great warmth whether it was in the exciting fast-paced
City of Light or the relaxed southern area of the country.
Bertrand also offered a uniquely personal element to the trip
by sharing his family and friends and their way of life with us.
With him as host, I felt great appreciation for his offering and
delivering one of the most memorable, interesting, organized and
enjoyable trips I have ever taken. It was a five star experience!"
"Bertrand gave us extraordinary adventures in dining, meeting
his family and friends and exploring the sites of France,
Kathleen Schafer and her husband said about their tour to
France with Bertrand.
His philosophy of Savoir Bien Vivre couldn't have been
better expressed than our meal at Meurice's restaurant in
Paris. The connection we shared that night during a
marvelous meal that lasted almost 5 hours was a tribute to
the truest meaning of friendship and sharing the Good Life."
"Bertrand became an instant friend to each of us who had never
met one another before the tour. He opened his world in such a
remarkably intimate and inviting way," commented Cheri Rudolph
who was a guest with her husband, James, on a recent tour with
Considering all the experiences we had, the cost of the trip
was hardly enough payment for the magic he created for us. He
gifted us with a trip to remember for a lifetime."
"Bertrand took our group to places the average tourist would
never have known," said Sue Tong.
"Among the activities we did was being greeted in Paris with a
champagne reception hosted by his aunt and uncle, the Comte and
Comtesse de Fry, in their spacious art-filled apartment
overlooking the Seine and Place de la Concorde.
I enjoyed every experience and came home with fond memories of
the warm and gracious French people, outstanding meals and the
dream of going on another tour with Bertrand in the future."
Sarah Williamson remarked that, "The red carpet was rolled out
for us everywhere we went and it was great to be immersed in
the French lifestyle.
On the rare occasion we'd arrive a little late at a crowded
restaurant, we were immediately seated because the restaurant
personnel were friends with Bertrand and went out of their way
to accommodate us.
A champagne reception hosted by Bertrand's parents at their
manor in Normandy was also a very special and memorable
Meredith and Mark England-Markum commented that, "The tour with
Bertrand was the first of its kind for us - a true gastronomic
and travel adventure. Joining a group of people we had never
met before gave us an opportunity to get to know one another
We were never rushed through a meal or on a visit to an
interesting place. The choice of accommodations Bertrand
arranged for us was superb, the regional food was wonderful -
everything was simply great."