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French Family Affair

Meet our family trio: Julia, French-American, her father Stephane from France, and Peter from America. Together, we founded TripUSAFrance in 2016. Our mission is simple yet profound – we want to help you forge a deeper connection with France. Tired of the typical tourist traps, we set out to create a small group tour company that goes beyond the ordinary. Our goal is to immerse you in the heart of French culture, letting you savor the country's beauty without the usual travel hassles.

As France travel experts, we take pride in our meticulously crafted itineraries that showcase the best of our culture, breathtaking sites, but also off-the-beaten-path gems that most travelers miss.

But it's not just about the destinations; it's about the moments. We infuse our trips with unique immersive cultural experiences that leave an indelible mark on your memory. Join us today for an authentic French experience!

Passionate Expert Local Guides

Isabelle, Jonathan, Martin... You will have carefully chosen local tour guides who are as passionate as we are about sharing the rich culture and history of France! Some of them will be with you every day, leading your tour to ensure you have an amazing time, offering insights about the region, and becoming your local friend in France. Others you'll meet are local experts guides ready to impart their deep knowledge of specific sites, bringing the history to life for a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Passion is the key


TripUSAFrance is a family company based in Arlington, VA, USA. Julia is a co-founder, director and tour guide on some of the tours. Born in Southern France, she lived there from her birth to the end of her studies in Montpellier. After completing school she moved to Washington D.C. to become a French teacher and perfect her English. After meeting and working with her students, she discovered her passion for not only teaching French, but also sharing French culture and traveling. This passion and growing up in beautiful Southern France along with being fluent in English makes her the perfect tour guide to take you around the best spots in the region. Her love for France remains strong and she returns home several times a year. She may even be your main local tour guide during your stay!

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Tour guide and Julia's father, he was born in Normandy. He moved to the South in his 20's and never left the region. He is an avid reader and writer and very knowledgeable about French history and culture. A happy epicurean, in love with the area, he takes pleasure sharing the treasures of France when he is on tour. Stephane helped launch the company and will probably be one of your tour leader on the South of France tour.


Peter is a co-founder, tour director, and guide. His background is business but he shares a passion for traveling with Julia and together they started the company with tours of her home country. He is native to the DC area but travels often and has lots of family in the Peloponnese region of Greece. Look for a Greece tour coming soon!

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