We had the great pleasure of taking a tour to the Dordogne region of France with Sue Heine in July 2023. Our week with twenty close friends celebrating some 60th birthdays was wonderful with Sue arranging an amazing Villa complex, daily tours to castles, local towns and many great sights. Sue’s deep knowledge of the area, its rich history and its many culinary delights, was clear to all of us as she expertly guided our daily travels and made sure we all had an unforgettable experience. Thanks Sue for all you did to ensure we had the perfect French holiday. We will treasure the time we spent with you and our friends.
We have travelled on numerous barge cruises in France and booked them all through Sue – why? Because she knows the barges better than any other agent in Australia! Her knowledge and attention to detail has helped us choose the right barge for our needs every time. We got hooked after our first cruise on board La Belle Epoque years ago and we have returned again and again. In our experience every cruise has been memorable and we have loved discovering the many varied regions of France on board different barges. And the food and wine… wow. Always exceptional and never disappoints! A 5 star culinary experience every time. Our last cruise was the culmination of years of trying to persuade a particular group of our friends to charter a barge with us. We did, and it was unforgettable. I can unreservedly say this was the best and most fun holiday we have ever had with friends!
In July 2023 a group of us from Australia travelled with Toujours France on a two-part trip, a chateau stay in the Dordogne and a barge cruise (on Panache in Alsace.) Sue’s pre-organisation was flawless, which meant that both components of the trip were complete hassle-free relaxation and enjoyment, and culture immersion. Sue’s relationships with suppliers, and her thorough knowledge of everywhere we visited, stayed, ate or floated through on Panache, felt like travelling with a great friend who knows France like the back of her hand. I simply cannot imagine travelling through France on a three-week timeline and being able to do it as efficiently, enjoyably and rewardingly as being in the company and hands of Sue Heine and Toujours France.
Sue has shown us spectacular French scenery, history, wine, cuisine, villages, gardens & more. We have cruised the French canals on the hotel barges, a stunning experience. Renaissance, Panache, La Belle Epoque (twice), Athos & Impressionniste – all superb and we are coming back this year for another! Toujours France has given us a lifetime of memories and Sue will be an integral part of all future travels we make. We cannot thank her enough for our memories.
Unique, wonderful, unforgettable memories made while cruising on the beautiful waterways of France. We loved the Impressionniste, its beautiful interiors and the fantastic excursions. The food was to die for.
I cannot give Sue’s tours and barge cruises a high enough recommendation. She researches the best guides, the accommodation is always of an ultra-high level of comfort, and the dining experience is an epicure’s delight.
Cruising with Sue on board “Panache” on the Canal du Midi there was lots of laughter and fun along the way.
Our favourite part of the day on Athos was relaxing on deck in the evening with a glass of French rosé, watching the world of rural France pass by!
Sue convinced us to join our first luxury hotel barge trip some years ago – on the Impressionniste in southern Burgundy. This fabulous trip led to more memorable, luxury hotel barge adventures in France. Wonderful memories!
Panache was everything we dreamed of – the food & wine were amazing! We loved learning about the history and local traditions on our excursions.
“Panache” was beautiful, the menu each day delicious with French wines to match, open bar and great spaces to watch the scenery pass peacefully by either from indoors or out on the deck.
Small group travelling with Sue were wonderful holidays thanks to her knowledge of the countries, her meticulous planning, attention to detail and choice of itinerary.
Extensive research, planning and attention to detail are the hallmark of small group tours and barge cruises to elegant and amazing places that I could never have found on my own. My only regret is that I didn’t learn about Sue and her superb tours many years earlier!
We highly recommend Sue’s tours. Fabulous destinations, wonderful experiences and always delicious food and wine.
Sue knows Europe like the back of her hand. Glenys and I have been her unreservedly grateful clients on multiple occasions over the past ten years.
Sue’s passion is not only for travel, but also for the people who come along as her guests. Everyone is treated like an old friend, in fact many people end up becoming friends!
Small well led compatible groups, innovative and flexible itineraries, boutique accommodation and excellent cuisine.
Returning from our tenth TF tour says it all. Seamless organisation, attention to detail, top quality throughout and in the company of like-minded clients. Wonderful.
Sue is a great communicator, organiser and tour leader. We had such fun and learnt so much on our first barge cruise and look forward to our next excursion with her!