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Hi Gabriel, I spoke to my client, Patricia Anderson, after she returned from her trip to Paris and Normandy.  She said that she had a fantastic time. They loved the tours and the hotel in Bayeux. They really enjoyed the town of Bayeux as well. Thank you so much for arranging the hotel, transfers and tours for my clients. They were very pleased with everything!! I will certainly contact you again when I have clients going to France. Thank you.
Dear Alice, dear Emilie, I would like to thank you once again for all your hard work on this request. Our clients are back and they are happy. Everything was perfect. Best regards, Jitka.
Hi Marine, Here's a return letter from Diane Adam.  Thanks again for all your great work, hope to talk again soon!
 
John:  thanks for the nice note.  We’ve been busy since returning, but your note reminded me that I wanted to give you feedback!
This was an amazing trip.  We loved having the WW2 focus and the mix of guided portions and open portions was perfect.  We loved the ease of having everything all organized and arranged for us!  Lisa did a amazing job of listening to what we wanted for this trip and putting it all together.  The materials you sent and having the app made all of the logistics seamless.
Some specific items of feedback:
Both hotels were amazing.  The staff at La Reserve were so warm, friendly and yet professional.  I don’t know how they all knew our names — but they did.  The room was beautiful and the bathroom was absolutely sumptuous with all the gorgeous marble.
The Parisian restaurants were great — La Bourse was our favorite by far — the small size and amazing food and staff really made that evening super festive and fun.  The seating at Bistroy was kind of cramped and close together- but the ambiance and quality of food made up for that.  The food and service at Comice was very special.
Paris tours—- our driver/ tour guide Phillip for the WW 2 overview of Paris was really knowledgeable— but his English was not great — so things were somewhat “ lost in translation” even with my broken French.
The cooking / baking session was definitely a highlight of the trip!
Our foodie walking tour was great fun.  Mugee, our tour guide took us to a great area in the Latin Quarter, where I think we were the only non parisians!  Exactly what we wanted!  Had many great shop visits and a lot of yummy tastes.  A cool way to spend half a day for sure!  We never would have found a neighborhood like that on our own.
The driver, Eduardo, who took us to the cooking kitchen , was also our driver who delivered us to Normandy, with our stop in Givernay.   He was excellent.  We were thrilled to find out he was our driver when we left the hotel Sunday am.
The Chateau — what a great place to settle into after leaving the hustle and bustle of Paris!  Gorgeous property and grounds.  Very nice people there who really care about their guests.  We were upgraded to a very large beautiful suite.  The property was more of a “ country” feel— rather than the elegance of the Paris hotel.  Our room was at the end of the building - so we had several sets of large corner windows — that we immediately opened to let all the beautiful country air in — ivy creeping around all the frames— very lovely!!
Dinner at the chateau was amazing — the best food of the trip!  Other restaurants in the area were not so good...one ok dinner and one pretty bad dinner.
Robin was our tour guide for the 2 days.  He was outstanding!!! Great English ( he shared with us that he learned English by watching American TV series and movies!  ). He was young ( 30ish) but incredibly knowledgeable and so enjoyable to spend 2 days with.  He gets a A + rating from us.
The beaches meet and surpassed every expectation we had — so powerful, moving and soul stirring.  So very glad we got to experience this.  American cemetery— robin has us there at 5:00 to see the flag lowering and to hear taps....   not many dry eyes for this poignant ceremony.
Mont St-Michel— I’m embarrassed to say that neither Miles nor I knew of this treasure— what a great place to see and learn the history of.  A must see for the area.  Otherworldly.
Flights — we had Delta outbound and Air France returning.  Air France was vastly superior in terms of aircraft, seat comfort, in flight entertainment and amenities.  Delta had friendlier staff — but I’d book Air France both ways!  We selected flights based on time of flights — Lisa said wed notice a difference, she was correct!
All in tres magnifict!  We had a fabulous trip.  Please extend our compliments to Decovertes for their work on the arrangements.  If you talk with Lisa, please extend our thanks to her as well!!
Diane and Miles$
 
Hello Alice & Ralp, Thank you for taking care of my clients. They had a wonderful time!! They absolutely loved their time in France. Thank you for all of your help. I will most certainly be sending more clients your way in the future. Thank you!!
Hello Marine, I wanted to pass along some nice feedback from Patty Ackerman and Holly Ball and also to THANK YOU and your team for putting this together and dealing with a lot of emails and changes! Sounds like they had a great trip and give some useful feedback as well. Best, Marnie.
 
"I really loved the Chef’s Table - the food was delicious, the best wine we had on the trip and the company engaging.
The wine tour day - we did 3 - was very interesting w the best driver of our journey.  One day was enough - the wines are very similar in that region.
Les 5 Sens was a little too adventurous w it’s menu and I would not eat there again.
Villa Gallici was so beautiful we did not want to leave.
Hotel Napoleon had a terrific location and is lovely.  Very warm- in a good way.:rougir:
If I were to take this trip again I would rethink the Nice to Paris train ride.  It felt like a lost day.  Maybe fly Nice to Paris or Nice to JFK.
We also took a cooking class that was a blast - and I learned a lot.  If I find the link I will pass on.
Thank you for your help.  We had a wonderful time
Patty"
 
"Hi Marnie,
I loved all the hotels except the Perouse, especially Villa Gallici!  Excellent, excellent hotel.  The chef's table at Mirande and the cooking class with Chef Clemente were very memorable to me.  We just loved both of those events.  I also liked both Relais Christine and Napoleon Hotel.  Both very charming, although for me, the location of Relais Christine is better.
Additionally, the wine tour was fabulous, but I would build in a restaurant and have the driver tell people to bring water into the tastings and possibly bring some crackers?  The tastings are just that--they didn't not offer water or any food.  No big deal but just good to know.  Our driver on that trip, Davis, was outstanding.
As far as restaurants, I liked them all.  Le Safari in Nice stands out.  We ended up canceling at the Plungior because they could not take us later and we weren't hungry at 7.  But I did walk by and the place looked amaing!! We went to a lunch in Nice on the beach that was memorable.  The name was Castel.  Very good food.
Overall the trip was an A!! I will use you the next time we want high end travel.  Just a spectacular trip!!
Let me know if you have any questions!
Best,
Holly"
 
I love you!!! No, seriously, thank you so much Alice. I really appreciate all your kind help and support. I fully understand that it wasn’t easy at all.
Hi Jessica, They both had a lovely time in France – they said all the arrangements were fantastic. Of course, thanks to you. Thank you. 
Thank you both so much for all your help. I know this was very last minute but Decouvertes always takes such great care of the travel advisor and most important our clients. I will post my comments on the Signature Travel Network bulletin board. Jean
Hi Silvia! I have to tell you, our Voyager Club excursion yesterday was AMAZING! Everyone loved every minute, the sand dune was a big hit! Lunch and oysters were delicious! I don’t think we could have asked for anything better.  WELL DONE:) Julie was an amazing guide, one of the best! Her English and knowledge were impeccable. Thanks again for organizing such an amazing day!!! See some pics attached to share with your team:) Cheers for now

I had a last minute cancellation on a few tours for some clients of mine in Normandy and was scrambling to find alternatives because of the WW2 anniversary! After reaching out to a dozen or so suppliers and having no luck with availability, Decouvertes came to the rescue was able to get my clients all day private tours with all the inclusions they were wanting, and Gisela had secured everything for me within 24 hours! It was such a huge relief for both me and the clients.

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