Susan Pymble and Christopher de Doby
established French Travel Connection in 1992. Their intention was to
create a small boutique travel company, which unlike most that try to sell
every single destination in the world, generally quite badly, will specialise in one destination only.
From humble beginnings the business grew to become one of the
leading French travel companies in the world, taking over 30,000
clients there every year. Today it offers what
is probably the most comprehensive French travel product range in
the world as well as the largest web site with nearly 3000 pages of
In 2004 Christopher and the French
Travel Connection were named as "the best French travel
specialist in the world" by the
French Minister for tourism and the French government tourist
in 2004 Christopher was invited to
become a member of the International Advisory Board to the
French government tourist office.
In 2006 Christopher was awarded the "Gold
Medal for tourism" by the French
Minister for tourism, for outstanding services to the French
tourism industry. This is an honor rarely bestowed on "foreigners"
These exceptional awards recognise
our ability to select carefully the very best travel products and
suppliers and to provide exceptional first-class service.
After living, breathing and selling
France full-time every day of the year for the past 20 years,
Christopher and Susan are recognised as the leading specialists for travel to France. They spend several months every year travelling throughout France seeking out and researching new and
unique travel products and experiences.
Christopher Susan have developed an
amazing knowledge of the top end luxury travel experiences in
France, having stayed many times in the majority of the five-star luxury hotels
and Relais & Chateaux properties and eaten numerous times in
and three star Michelin restaurants. (it's a tough life, but someone
has to do the research for the benefit of our clients !)
Christopher is constantly solicited
by major magazines and TV travel programs to suggest and assist
with unique and exciting travel stories.
"To us France has become a passion, a
source of endless research, discovery and knowledge of the most
diverse and pleasurable experiences. At the same time we enjoy
immensely the sharing of this knowledge and experiences with those
who wish to discover the very best of what France has to offer"
French Indulgence is our latest creation
the most unique luxury travel experiences throughout France for
those privileged with the desire and the ability to enjoy the very
We are a well established travel
company you can trust, with an outstanding track record. In an era
where websites pop up left, right and centre, it is important for
you to know that the money you pay out is well protected as:
We are a fully licensed travel
We are a member of the Travel
Compensation Fund, which protects customer's funds.
Our client's monies are safely
held in a protected Client Fund Account.
We will be delighted to assist you to
make your dream of a unique French holiday experience come true.