About us

We’re an enthusiastic team of Brits and Americans with a deep love of France. We want to share that passion with you – our mission is to create for you a truly memorable experience discovering a magical region of France. We will do our utmost to answer all of your questions, share all necessary information and give you the personal attention you deserve before, during and after your trip with us.

France Today Travels is part of France Media Ltd, an established and financially strong UK limited company. We have all the necessary travel and liability insurances in place and comply with European legislation for tour operators.

Meet the team

Guy Hibbert

Guy first travelled in France aged 17, hitchhiking 1500 miles from Calais down to the Pyrénées and then over to the Cote d’Azur. The unbelievable hospitality shown by the French people en route and the incredible destinations discovered made an impact that lasted a lifetime. With a professional background in publishing and events it was inevitable that one day he would look to blend his passion for France together with his entrepreneurial streak. Although he has spent decades travelling or living in France Guy says he can’t quite believe how much more of the country is still out there to be explored!

Benjamin Stephens

Ben is our idea man! His passion lies in helping new projects bubble to the surface and then actually making them happen. Having spent over a decade working at France Media Group, predominantly in the publishing arm of France Today, FrenchEntrée & Bonjour Paris, Ben has enjoyed creating a natural extension of our pages with our own tour business . He says, “we help our devoted readers share some of my most wonderful experiences in France.” He ought to know;  ever the romantic, he proposed to his wife in the City of Lights, overlooking the Arc de Triomphe. “La vie est belle”…

Jennifer Dugdale

With a tourism career spanning the US, UK and Europe, Jennifer directs France Today Travels and tells us it is her dream job! Having lived in France for more than a decade, she is passionate about all things French. She loves to uncover the hidden experiences that make travelling to France so special and accompanies as many of our groups as possible. Come along and she might just tell you about her favorite restaurant in the whole of France, where her family has made many memories… in fact, don’t get her started on that topic!

Dan Mead

Dan is the freshest member of France Today Travels. He’s joined our marketing team to shout all about our amazing trips. He’s well qualified for the role, with a background in leisure marketing and a passion to work in the travel industry. He’s managed to do a fair bit of travelling himself, visiting dozens of countries over the past few months. However, his feet are now firmly in the UK where he looks after our website and manages marketing campaigns.

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Why Choose Us

Handpicked Hotels

With our local knowledge, we tease out the select smaller hotels that offer comfort, authentic charm and ambiance to enhance the pleasure of your journey.

Immersive Journeys

We strive to provide unique experiences you would not have access to as an individual traveller. Our writers and resident guides ensure you get to discover a side of France that will charm, educate and surprise you.

A True Vacation

There’s no rushing involved. Our relaxed pace gives you time to savour these rare experiences. And our professional tour managers take care of all the logistical details, leaving you free to relax.

What You Will Experience

  • “It was one of the best trips to France that I’ve ever had” 
  • "Excellent trip, extremely well organized. Highly recommended" 
  • "One of the best vacations that I've had. We experienced a world that large tour groups would never encounter."

French facts!

Village Farmers Markets

Historic Monuments

Varieties of Cheese

Mountain Ranges


What they say...

20:50 12 Jun 19
What a fantastic tour! This was an insider's view of Provence, with delightful, authentic experiences. As often as I had been to this part of France, I had never had encounters with locals in this fashion, and it made for a totally memorable week. Highly recommended!
Susan Dick
Susan Dick
23:54 14 Jul 18
My husband and I were delighted with our recent tour of the Dordogne with France Today Travels. The tour was very well organized, the activities were varied and interesting, the hotel choices were enchanting and our tour guide Jennifer was friendly, attentive and very professional. We had experiences that we would never have discovered on our own,. The tour was well-paced and included special dinners, casual picnics, visits to historic sites and interactions with residents of the area including a lesson on truffle hunting and an invitation to visit the kitchen of an up and coming chef. Our visits to Lascaux 4 and Fond de Gaume to view the prehistoric cave paintings were certainly a highlight, but the special personal touches throughout the tour made this experience uniquely memorable. We loved every minute!
Cynthia Coe
Cynthia Coe
18:08 26 Jun 18
France Today delivered everything and more! Our tour of the Dordogne area was enchanting and made very unique under the guidance of our wonderful tour director, Jennifer Dugdale.
Fred Harrison
Fred Harrison
19:37 23 Jun 18
France Today Tours We went on this year’s “Delightful Dordogne” tour organized by France Today Travels. Everything was carefully planned and faithfully executed by the tour director, Jennifer Dugdale. The lodgings, Le Manoir de la Malartire, right across the street from the Dordogne river in Vézac, and the Moulin du Roc in Champagnac de Bélair, situated on its stream to power the walnut mill, were wonderfully comfortable and centrally located to our various excursions. The food of the region is renowned throughout France, and France Today Travels organized a wonderful sampling, from a Michelin one-star restaurant, to a visit to a Friday village market in Brantôme, where some of the shops are dug into caves. While our restaurant excursions will be with us for a long, long time, we also enjoyed picnics. A major highlight was the visit to the sites of prehistoric cave paintings at Lascaux and Font de Gaume, where we were among the 70 visitors permitted that day. We cannot speak highly enough of the experience.
Lanie Goodman
Lanie Goodman
11:17 01 Oct 17
France Today Travel's first Provence tour was a terrific experience for anyone who wants to learn more about the flip side of Provence, beyond the Peter Mayle clichés, and see how the real folks cook, pick and distill lavender, hunt for truffles and unwind with a game of pétanque. Highlight: standing in a pungent lavender field with a sweeping view of the Alpilles, and one lone oak tree. As if that weren't enough, there was a homemade surprise for the group--a lavender ice cream sandwich thrust into my hands, which I promptly devoured. My idea of bliss.
Thavida Bijayendrayodhin
Thavida Bijayendrayodhin
14:37 05 Jul 17
I have always wanted to see the lavender fields of Provence so my friends and I jumped at the chance to join the France Today Tour. We were lucky in many ways. For one, it seems we were the first tour for this region so we were sure that the tour would be well thought out including as many interesting aspects as possible. Secondly, we were only a group of eight travellers in all so we were well taken care of. The fact that the group was compatible and got along was an added bonus. And lastly we had a gem of a tour guide in Jennifer Dugdale who was efficient, thoughtful and made sure all our needs were met. I learned so many things on this tour and got to see things I would not have had an opportunity to see or do like go truffle hunting with Johann, Jean Marc and their dogs, had meals cooked especially for us by Joyce and Mathilde and saw lavender fields that stretched to the horizon. I especially enjoyed roaming around the farmers' market. I definitely would recommend this tour to anyone interested in exploring this region.
Prapasri Frisch
Prapasri Frisch
18:33 04 Jul 17
Excellent trip, extremely well organized. Highly recommended.
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