Welcome to

Countess Connections

Let our onsite travel agency, Countess Connections assist you in organizing your trip in France and in Europe. We will handle the details and coordination, so that you can do all the enjoying!

Welcome to

Countess Connections

Let our onsite travel agency, Countess Connections assist you in organizing your trip in France and in Europe. We will handle the details and coordination, so that you can do all the enjoying!

Our knowledgeable English speaking chauffeur transfers and guides will make your travels easy, whichever region of France or European country you are visiting. Or perhaps you prefer a more independent journey driving the luxury car rental of your choice? And discovering some unique, smaller, elegant hotels which truly reflect the local culture without compromising on state of the art comfort…

Countess de Vanssay has in depth experience working as the onsite agent for the best travel American agencies (Largay, Ker & Downey, Harrison Travel, Valerie Wilson …). Born in America, educated in Italy and Switzerland, and having lived in the United Kingdom and Germany as well, Countess Marnie de Vanssay, provides bespoke travel experiences, during which discerning travelers enjoy the unique aspects of French and European culture – from its architecture, history, gardens, wine and craft traditions to its « art de vivre ». She prides herself in offering venues they would not otherwise have access to, be they luxurious settings, private homes or collections, or totally off the beaten track scenery and activities.

Through her numerous contacts, and those of her husband, Guy, the 20th Count de Vanssay, they are both able to offer travelers the rare opportunity to meet and spend time with the often colourful owners of grand historic houses and chateaux, as well as after hour access to museums and events in a totally exclusive manner.

Their fifteen years experience in the travel industry, and their life-long knowledge of France and Europe, enables them to provide the highest level of personalized service as well as unique and creative insider tips.

Tell us your interests and let us customize your trip, which can include:

  • Wine tours in the Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Alsace or Champagne,
  • WW1 and WW2 battlefields in the Somme, Meuse or Normandy,
  • Discovering the dramatic scenery of the Dordogne down to the
    impregnable Cathare fortresses,
  • Exploring colourful Provence and relaxing on the Riviera
  • Visiting Paris with after hour private tours of museums, a treasure hunt of the best shops of the “Marché aux Puces” or the Marais, before cruising down the Seine into the sunset on a Riva boat,
  • Private VIP invitations to chateaux and castles being personally hosted by their owners,
  • Prolonging your stay in France with a trip into Switzerland to ride on their Glacier Express trains, down to Italy and its’ Northern lakes, Venice, Tuscany, Rome or Capri and the Amalfi cost, or taking the Eurostar up to London for a private viewing of the Crown Jewels, or to Prague…the possibilities and combinations are endless.

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