on the cobbled streets of France


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about our historical & cultural tours

France is a country that prides itself on its strong connection to the past. Every corner of France contains remnants of its heritage: medieval villages, fortresses, castles, grand châteaux and cathedrals. Ophorus offers a multitude of possibilities to explore the deep cultural and historical tradition of France. Choose your location, and the type of tour you would like, and let Ophorus take care of the rest.

If you’re looking to explore the south of France, “The very best of South Western France Small Group Tour” takes you through Bordeaux, also known as “city of art and history”, and the medieval village Saint Emilion with romanesque churches and protected ruins. A market tour and picnic in Sarlat follow, as well as Toulouse, Lourdes, Basque villages and seaside villages along Arcachon Bay. If you’re shorter on time, we offer a full day tour to witness paleolithic art in the Dordogne, or a half day expedition to Rocamadour to explore the architectural feat of this clifftop village.


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At Ophorus, our Expert Local Guides work exclusively for us. Chosen for their extensive experience, vast knowledge in many different areas such as Culture / History / Art / Food & Wines as well as for their driving skills, they are the ones that make the final in-destination experience so unique. Most of them are accredited guides that are licensed to conduct tours in monuments & historical city centres. Our guides that conduct wine tours all hold the WSET level 2 in Wines & Spirits. Most important, all our guides speak impeccable English and many are also fluent in other languages.


Based in Bordeaux, our team of professional Travel Experts design the most unique personalised tours in France. Their extensive knowledge of the destinations that we promote are the very reason why individuals, groups and Travel Professionals in France and abroad call upon us to craft the best possible itineraries & programs. As ground operators in a number of regions of France and member of many Tourism Offices, our teams have an acute awareness of the latest in-destination travel information. This enables them to create distinctive travel arrangements that no other DMC in France can offer.