We are your France Ever After hosts, Dominique and Suze, and we will guide your adventure through the Dordogne. We own the company, personally escort every tour, and are passionate about introducing our guests to the culture and history of southwestern France. We are both bilingual, and we each have our areas of expertise.
A native Parisian, Dominique received her Ph.D. in French literature and later taught at Indiana University for eight years. She is extremely familiar with the Dordogne, the birthplace of her father and home to many close relatives. These personal relationships offer an insider’s visit that other tour groups can only dream of duplicating.
Suze met Dominique while working on her French thesis, “France: More than Baguettes and Beaujolais.” She especially enjoys the “technical” sides of the region, namely, the architecture, agriculture, and cliffside developments. Suze had visited the Dordogne before meeting Dominique and once they realized that they had a mutual love, a partnership was born.
No packing and unpacking! You will stay in one place for all ten days, our private fairy-tale château.
We provide three meals a day, including all beverages.
Once you are in our care, all activities, entry fees, tips, and taxes are included in the tour price.
We drive our own 8-passenger minibus for the daily trips. This allows us to choose the most beautiful routes that the big tour buses cannot navigate!
We only tour in May and June. Gardens are in bloom, the weather is usually warm, but rarely hot, and the sites that we visit are much quieter than during the congested tour-bus months of July and August.
In order to provide personalized service to every client, our groups are limited to no more than eight travelers