YOUR LOCAL TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL AGENCY TO FRANCE

Welcome to France By Locals, a travel agency in Marseille specializing in tailor-made tours in France.

Travel less but better, more slowly while getting a change of scenery! !

OUR TRIPS

France By Locals invites its travelers to take a step aside! From the stations of small and medium-sized towns, come to France with family, couples or groups of friends to explore magnificent hills and meadows on horseback in a grandiose setting, introduce yourself to pastoralism while discovering timeless cooking recipes, or even speed along to the rhythm of an electric bike on cycle paths and forest trails… It’s an original, fun and responsible way to discover the French territories by combining many means such as train, hiking, horseback, cycling, or even canoeing.

The expertise of our team combined with adapted tools allows us to offer you facilitated logistics for roaming from a few days to a month. GPS location technologies, tailor-made travel diaries or luggage transport, also bring you comfort during the adventure.

From sober and gentle movement is born the experience, the imagination of travel!

 

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The highlights ...

Discovery of wild and gourmet Provence

Using an electric bike allows you to cross the limestone reliefs of the Alpilles almost effortlessly. The stages have been designed to allow time to enjoy the region, the accommodation, stroll through the stopover villages, meet locals and artisans, and enjoy the café terraces.

The horseback excursion, an institution in the Camargue, will allow you, depending on your level, to penetrate otherwise inaccessible places, and to observe this ecosystem teeming with life, where the sky, the earth and the sea meet.

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Strolling through Périgord

Périgord… Everyone who has spent a few days in Dordogne praises its wonders. It is the promise of a journey through History, from pre-human times to the Middle Ages. At the bend of a wooded path or a meandering river, a medieval castle, a thousand-year-old cave, and a farm with ancestral practices are revealed in turn. The gastronomy is generous, as are the locals, proud of their traditions.

And what more ecological way to discover this region than the rhythm of walking, whether ours or that of the horses. Like in the good old days, they are our adventure companions to travel through the countryside and forests.

On the lavender roads, from the Rhône valley to the Camargue

Delight for the taste buds and pupils, renowned wines, relaxation in the shade of olive trees: in Provence, we know how to appreciate life! Choosing slow travel from Montélimar to Arles means enjoying strolling through peaceful villages and seeing Montbrun-les-Bains, Roussillon or Gordes, some of the most beautiful hilltop villages in France, revealed around a bend. But also delve into the color palette of the masters of painting in the Luberon and follow the waves of the Sorgue, the Durance and the Rhône. So, when we reach the end of the road, in a Camargue with preserved biodiversity, time stops completely.

We discover all this at our own pace, hair in the wind. Guided by the typical scents of Provence, we cross expanses of bright lavender, fields of olive trees standing in the wind and plots of high altitude vines. Fig trees, almond trees, apricot trees and wild plants complete this aromatic range, which we find with delight at our table every evening.

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The highlights ...

Découverte de la Provence sauvage et gourmande

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Using an electric bike allows you to cross the limestone reliefs of the Alpilles almost effortlessly. The stages have been designed to allow time to enjoy the region, the accommodation, stroll through the stopover villages, meet locals and artisans, and enjoy the café terraces.

The horseback excursion, an institution in the Camargue, will allow you, depending on your level, to penetrate otherwise inaccessible places, and to observe this ecosystem teeming with life, where the sky, the earth and the sea meet.

Le Périgord en flânant

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Périgord… Everyone who has spent a few days in Dordogne praises its wonders. It is the promise of a journey through History, from pre-human times to the Middle Ages. At the bend of a wooded path or a meandering river, a medieval castle, a thousand-year-old cave, and a farm with ancestral practices are revealed in turn. The gastronomy is generous, as are the locals, proud of their traditions.

And what more ecological way to discover this region than the rhythm of walking, whether ours or that of the horses. Like in the good old days, they are our adventure companions to travel through the countryside and forests.

Sur les routes de la lavande, de la vallée du Rhône à la Camargue

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Delight for the taste buds and pupils, renowned wines, relaxation in the shade of olive trees: in Provence, we know how to appreciate life! Choosing slow travel from Montélimar to Arles means enjoying strolling through peaceful villages and seeing Montbrun-les-Bains, Roussillon or Gordes, some of the most beautiful hilltop villages in France, revealed around a bend. But also delve into the color palette of the masters of painting in the Luberon and follow the waves of the Sorgue, the Durance and the Rhône. So, when we reach the end of the road, in a Camargue with preserved biodiversity, time stops completely.

We discover all this at our own pace, hair in the wind. Guided by the typical scents of Provence, we cross expanses of bright lavender, fields of olive trees standing in the wind and plots of high altitude vines. Fig trees, almond trees, apricot trees and wild plants complete this aromatic range, which we find with delight at our table every evening.

About us

Since 2015, we have specialized in creating tailor-made itineraries for travelers wishing to (re)discover the French regions through experiences representative of our territories.
The form of tourism that we promote is more than a trend: by putting the experience at the heart of the trip, it focuses on local economic development, the transmission of knowledge and exchange between cultures.
With France By Locals, the professional guides and passionate locals allow travelers to learn and flourish during participatory activities with our “ambassadors of the territory”. Artisans, artists, beekeepers, shepherds, cooks, brewers, cheese makers, wine growers, fishermen, musicians, dancers, scholars and knowers… we make no secret of it: the experience is them.

Our stories

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Back to the Basque Country

“Ongi Ettori” as it could be read on my grandmother’s doormat. For two generations, my family has found its stronghold there, and I take pleasure in coming here to recharge, inhale the smell of sea spray in fishing ports, meditate to the sound of waves and rigging snapping against the masts of sailboats, savor Franco-Spanish…

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Seba, the newest travel designer

Since the end of 2023, my life has taken an exhilarating turn. I had the extraordinary opportunity to join France By Locals, a tailor-made travel agency focused on sustainable and slow travel values. My name is Sebastian, and as a tourism professional, I have been guided by an unwavering passion for discovery and exploration. My…

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Marseille gourmand – Back to the country

Returning to Marseille after 17 years in Southeast Asia, I wished to immerse myself in the essence of the city, reconnect with its inhabitants, and once again feel the human warmth and generosity that emanate from them. I wanted to immerse myself in this proud and jovial population. To be seduced by a very special…

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