Fontainbleau Interior font Versailles head

Ile de France

Louis XIV

Venture a short distance outside Paris and you are met with an array of historic treasures. Perhaps the most famous is the royal palace of Versailles, built for Louis XIV and his court, where we can arrange a private visit. Our favourite spots outside Paris include Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau, which are a heady mix of grand architecture, rich interiors and magnificent grounds. If you are interested in the genesis of 19th century French painting, the delightful ‘painting’ village of Barbizon is a must.

We arrange day trips from Paris to all these places and many more.