Since the 18th century, Parisian connoisseurs recognized that visitors needed guidebooks to discover all the marvelous attractions of the city. Called Voyages Pittoresque, these guidebooks were dedicated to discovering art collections, chateaux, and gardens. Renewing this tradition, Picturesque Voyages tours are inspired by gardens. Gardens, the living history of France, engage all our senses, evoking the past while discovering the tastes, aromas and sounds of contemporary France.
Our private and semi-private English-speaking tours explore the connections between gardens, architecture, art history, and the ephemeral arts of cuisine and perfume. Select one or more tours from our Book Your Tour page, or let us help you plan your itinerary. Led by certified guides and experts in their field, a Picturesque Voyages tour will elevate your travel from sightseeing to a memorable, lifelong learning experience.