Welcome to Dauphiné
Named for the dolphin (dauphin) that leapt joyously across the coat of arms of its prior rulers, the historic region of Dauphiné encompasses the territories south and southwest of Savoy, stretching from the River Rhône in the west to the Italian border in the east. It roughly corresponds to the départements of Isère, Drôme and – in the région of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, which stretches south to the Mediterranean... Read More
Top experiences in Dauphiné
Versailles Small-Group Tour from Paris
Half-day:Choose from a morning or afternoon departure from Paris. Your hostess will provide advice to help you plan your time at Versailles. An audio guide is available in 8 languages. Your tour of the Palace of Versailles will be independent without a tour guide. It includes free time to explore Louis XIV's fabulous suite of rooms, the grand Hall of Mirrors and the apartments of the Dauphin and Dauphine. (Approximate time spent at Versailles is two hours).Full-day: Your full day tour begins with a fully-guided tour of Versailles (1-hour) including the Royal Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, Queen's Bedroom and the Gallery of Battles. Enjoy lunch at La Petite Venise Restaurant. After lunch, it's time to explore the palace gardens and take a visit to the Queen's Hamlet, where Marie-Antoinette played at being a shepherdess in the 1780s. You'll then take a guided tour of the Grand Trianon (1 hour), a mini palace where Louis XV and Louis XVI liked to lead a quiet life outside the court of Versailles.
Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris
During the afternoon, you will visit the Palace of Versailles with your guide. You will tour Louis XIV's suite, the Hall of Mirrors, and the apartment of the Dauphin and Dauphine. Watch the magnificent fountain display, which reveals the skill and artistry of three centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music from one of the famous composers from the court of Louis XIV." Versailles Fountain Show Special Program:April to October (Saturdays & Sundays) and mid-May to the end of June (Tuesdays). For a selected time you have the option to see the magnificent fountain displays, which reveal the skill and artistry of 3 centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court. Entrance fees are included in the cost of the tour.
Private Tour of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles is one of the most famous palaces in the world and attracting millions of visitors each year from all over the globe. Touring the Palace at Versailles is simply a must for any visitor to Paris. Initially built as the summer residence for French royalty, Versailles’ legendary grandeur and opulence is unsurpassed. It has since been home to everyone from Marie Antoinette and King Louis XIV to France’s Dauphin and Dauphine. Your Versailles tour begins with your guide meeting your group at the meeting point of your choosing and taking you personally to Versailles. You'll take a quick, 20 minute RER train ride that leaves you right near the entrance of the Palace. Once there, you’ll visit the Palace and the King’s Suite, well known for it’s luxurious woodwork, paintings, and marble décor. You will see where Louis XIV conducted his royal escapades and where Marie Antoinette hosted her lavish parties. You'll visit the Petit and Grand Trianon, two buildings built for different King Louis' so that their mistresses could be within easy reach from the Palace. You'll explore the lives of the French royal family and get an extraordinary view into the lives of the monarchy before they were overthrown during the French Revolution in 1789. You'll get to study your reflection in the same celebrated Hall of Mirrors that Louis XVI did, while also visiting the room where the treaty that ended World War I was signed. You'll explore the stunning and expansive gardens that are as striking as the palace itself on your tour. Created in the traditional royal style, Versailles’ gardens are filled with more than just lush fauna – they are also full of exquisite marble and gold statues and lustrous fountains. Breathtaking and ethereal, the legendary gardens of Versailles actually served as the inspiration for many of Claude Monet's greatest paintings. After your tour, you're able to continue exploring the Palace on your own, or heading back to Paris with your guide. The guide can recommend local restaurants in Versailles to stay for dinner.
Paris Private and Customized Vintage Shopping Tour
After meeting at your hotel or apartment within the city limits of Paris, your private vintage shopping tour begins by hopping in a taxi or on public transportation with your private guide (transportation fees are at your own expense). When you arrive at the Saint-Ouen Flea Market, explore the various lanes and sections of the market (marché) according to your tastes and interests, from clothes, bags, and jewels to tableware, paintings, and furniture. Depending on your wishes, your guide will lead you through some of the following individual markets: Malassis, Dauphine, Vernaison, Biron, Paul Bert, Serpette, or Jules Vallès. With strong knowledge of the place and some connections with merchants, your guide can help you negotiate prices and find some of the best items. If you wish to buy large pieces such as furniture, the market offers a worldwide shipping service, which your guide can help you arrange. During your tour, you'll also make a short stop at a traditional café to enjoy a hot beverage. To ensure the most valuable experience, please provide as many details as possible about your shopping tastes and expectations in advance of your tour so that your guide can prepare a customized itinerary. The following three main themes are in the local tour guide's area of expertise: vintage fashion (clothing, bags, jewelry, embroidery, beads, buttons, jewels, belts, shoes); tableware (including earthenware, porcelain, silverware, and crystal); and Asian arts (including Japanese and Chinese arts). However, your guide will be pleased to work on one or two different themes of your choice, if needed.Tour price is per group.
Low Cost Private Transfer From Chambéry-Savoie Airport to Grenoble City - One Way
Make sure everything for your trip is organized. Our driver will be there when you arrive and ensure your safe and fast transfer to Grenoble without you having to worry. Do not worry about finding your way to the taxi’s while carrying a big luggage as your private driver will be waiting for you in the arrival terminal holding a sign with your name on it. The driver will monitor your flight in case of delay. Once you arrived he will assist with your luggage and lead you to the car. After you and the driver double-checked the destination you provided us with he will take you straight to your destination in Grenoble. While driving you can enjoy the rural and urban areas of Grenoble and might pass by the famous Bastille of Grenoble or through the Musée Dauphinois area. When you book, please provide us with your flight number and full address of your centrally located destination in Grenoble. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to your private driver. Enjoy your organized transfer to Grenoble!
Low Cost Private Transfer From Grenoble-Isère Airport to Grenoble City - One Way
Don’t exhaust yourself with delays and problems in public transport. Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport and will bring you to your location in Grenoble quick and safe. Do not get confused or worried because of language barriers or other problems. Once arrived to the arrival terminal you will find your private driver awaiting you with a sign bearing your name on it. Once you made contact with your driver he will assist and direct you to the vehicle and make sure you arrive to your destination in Grenoble city in comfort and safety. Enjoy a piece of mind knowing that everything is organised and enjoy the views while passing by the famous Bastille Fortification or the Musée dauphinois. To guarantee that no problems will occur we ask you to provide us with your flight number and the address of destination in Grenoble. With these details your private driver will monitor your flight and make sure to be there when you arrive. We will supply you with a travel voucher that you can present to your private driver.