A couple of weeks ago I was thrilled to host our first MFCH Tour since the start of the pandemic last year. It was only a small tour, which in view of circumstances was understandable, but it was simply wonderful to connect again with like minded souls from afar.
Our tours are about the connections that we make. From our interesting and charming clients, to the people that we meet here along the way. Life is made for meeting others, from learning and appreciating how other people live their daily lives, with their struggles and their joys and their individual talents.
We have been running MFCH Tours for several years, and our list of great addresses never ceases to grow, as new places open and new people are added to our roster of too-good-to-miss. In September, in glorious sunshine with the first hint of autumn on the air, we followed an itinerary that took us through beautiful countryside, via charming small towns, wonderful restaurants and a lot of places to shop.
This September tour was our brocante tour, and there were opportunities to shop for antiques every single day. Our clients bought small items that would fit in a spare suitcase to take home, and some bigger pieces that we were able to ship back for them.
After the end of the tour, a couple of our guests stayed for a few days more, and we were happy to organise day excursions for them, giving them the opportunity to get out of Paris and visit Chantilly and Senlis with a charming guide and in a chauffeur driven car, so totally hassle free!
As far as travel restrictions went, it was very easy. All of our clients flew in from the USA. We asked that they provide us with proof of double vaccination for entry to restaurants etc, and as a courtesy, we all wore masks while travelling by car. But aside from those small details there was little or no disruption to our normal tour plans and schedule.
If you are interested in joining us for a tour next year, I am glad to say that we have three tours still available. In May we lead our first trip to Dordogne, where a beautiful luxury country hotel awaits, and will serve as home base for our five days visiting exceptional gardens, and discovering this very luxuriant region of France.
In June we head to Provence, just in time for the lavender fields! We will be based in the picture-perfect village of Lourmarin, and from there we’ll head out each day to visit local villages, meet artisans, discover wonderful restaurants and shop to our hearts content.
Finally in September, we offer our traditional Brocante Tour. The dates for this tour are chosen to coincide with the fantastic antique and brocante fair at Chatou. On this trip there are opportunities to buy antiques every single day, and lots of help available for handling and shipping your purchases.
And if you want to prolong any of these trips, or if you are simply looking for a day excursion from Paris or elsewhere, just drop us a line and we will be happy to organise a guide and chauffeur for you, tailor made!