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Why Red Balloon?

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Because the most important part of your travels in France is your complete enjoyment; let Red Balloon take care of the rest!

A Unique, Personalized Experience

  • Incomparable experience - anyone can see Paris; very few know the hidden beauty of the Rhône-Alpes
  • Complete autonomy - no flag-wielding guide telling you what to do and where to go.
  • Intimate, small groups - don't be just a nametag.
  • This is your trip; you choose the people with whom you are traveling.
  • Travel at your own pace - pack in as much as you can, or take your time leisurely meandering through the countryside.
  • Hands-on, interactive adventures for the whole family - learning about France firsthand is much more memorable and interesting than listening to a lecture.

Central Location

  • Red Balloon Travel and Consulting is located in the "département" of the Drôme, right in the centre of the Rhône-Alpes.
  • Red Balloon is one of the only American-run tourism companies based in the Rhône-Alpes; we know the region inside and out.
  • We have personally evaluated and approved every hotel, restaurant, and activity; we do not have others do this in our place.
  • We have a good working relationship with these businesses.
  • In order for you to feel as secure and at ease as possible upon your arrival,Red Balloon will personally deliver all information and documentation needed for your trip.
  • Red Balloon is available to give you real-time solutions for any eventual emergencies.
  • Should ever an activity or hotel be unavailable, our location enables us to personally verify all substitutions to ensure their equivalence in standards and quality.
  • As a foreigner, I can identify with and assist you with any language or culture difficulties.


  • Get the most for your money; you control everything.*
  • Every part of your France vacation is modifiable.
  • Do exactly what you want to do.
  • Use the questionnaire to explain exactly how you envision your France holiday, and Red Balloon will organize everything for you.

*Unless otherwise requested, customized itineraries are provided without a guide.

For all pricing information, please contact Red Balloon

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