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WHAT WE DO

About us

Loire Secrets is your luxury incoming Travel Agency in Western France.

Your Destination Management Company France : DMC for Loire valley, Normandy and Brittany regions in France.

Fast growing company in the travel industry and a business-to-business provider for travel services for leisure and corporate, for individuals and groups.

We create packages including tailor-made tours, day trips from Paris and incentives. Activities are varied: meeting people, seeing places and having experiences. The list is constantly growing through our encounters and exchanges with local inhabitants and personalities. Who said curiosity killed the cat?

The ultimate formula consists in matching our expertise with your requirements to make your clients live an unforgettable experience.

A perfect combination needs experience and time: all our tours and stays are customized. We do not have peconceived trips, for we consider every request as unique.

HOW IT WORKS

Step 1

Exchanging with you is an important step to get to know your needs

Exchange

It is the basis to guarantee a customized experience.

That mutual exchange of questions reveals your wishes , the accommodation best suited…. YOU are the main participant of your trip.

The more we know about you, the better we meet your needs.

Feel free to contact us straight away!

Step 2

Now that we know more
about you, up to us!

Up to us now !

We concentrate all our efforts to dream up for you the most amazing experience in Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley.

We contact our network of partners and professionals: hoteliers, local guides, chefs and winegrowers to make sure they are available when you arrive.

And you can also just choose “option” should you need time to think things over.

Step 3

Your personalized estimate

Your personalized estimate

Depending on the project we send you a personalized estimate between 2 and 6 days after our exchange – without any commitment on your part – except the wish to come over!

This estimate needs time and we do our very best to be quick.

Step 4

Travel confirmation

Travel confirmation

Once your plans are finalized and the details clear, a downpayment from you will confirm you come over and your reservation will be final.

You are covered financially by contrat. Your dream trip will come true.

If ever, in the meantime, you would like to add this hot-air balloon flight or that other river cruise for private lunch, no problem.

We always are at your disposal.

Step 5

Packing

Packing

And here you are! Your driver guide is waiting for you at the train station or the airport to look after you during your whole stay.

And in case you need us, we are never far and can be reached any time.

Make the most of every single moment ! 

Step 6

Feedback and sharing

Feedback and sharing

Back home, please give us your impressions and comments on your travel experience by email, on our website or on the phone.

This will help us to improve our services, to explore new ways and above all to even better know you in order to propose new ideas for another trip to France with our network organization Wine Tour in France.

WHO WE ARE

Our team of enthusiasts personally and professionally know those men and women who make the reputation of the Loire Valley, Normandy and Brittany.

It will be a great pleasure to open for you the most secret doors to our regions, and to arrange accommodation, transportation, meals and visits for a harmonious customized stay.

Karine Guyon

Karine Guyon

Founder of Loire Secrets

A real ball of fire !

Karine Guyon

Founder of Loire Secrets

A real ball of fire

The Loire Valley has always been Karine’s favored playground. She took her first steps on the Loire River’s sandbanks and grew up with the best local vegetable growers and the famous rose-producing nurserymen. From her earliest days, Karine was interested in the colors of her native country and attracted by the play of light reflected by the Loire River.

Having travelled extensively throughout many beautiful countries for various tour operators, she understood that, in no other place in the world, would she find this wonderful softness of life. Today she lives next to the Loire and enjoys every day the reflexion of light and energy emanating from this majestic and powerful river. Not far from the vineyards and her own garden contains a treasure: a troglodyte dwelling where our ancestors dug the limestone from the rock with which to adorn the valley’s beautiful chateaux.

Karine always puts all her heart and full energy into every travel project she organises; each customer is unique and has individual needs and requests. At Loire Secrets, Karine ensures that these needs are met with a customised and personal response. This is our way of working, our priority and our business philosophy.

The essentials for us are: personal encounters, authenticity, meaningful moments, unique expériences.

Originally from the picturesque village of Saint-Remy-la-Varenne in Anjou, Helene grew up on the banks of this Royal River, the Loire. Her outstanding knowledge of wine, her long experience working in the travel sector both in France and abroad in New Zealand, Brazil and England, together with her lovely and charming personality, all makes her an expert and attentive travel designer.

 

Helene studied in Brittany, in the Gulf of Morbihan and knows the best hidden beaches and places to go to for a lovely oyster tasting. She loves going back there and enjoy time in her family beach house to discover new secret places to visit and make crêpes.

Helene will be happy to tailor make your tours and open the doors to the finest wine estates and best hidden gems of the region.

Hélène Lorier

Hélène Lorier

Travel designer

An obstinate enthusiast

Hélène Lorier

Travel designer

An obstinate enthusiast

Coline Merceron

Coline Merceron

In charge of the communication

A joyful creative !

Coline Merceron

In charge of the communication

A joyful creative

Another Loire Valley woman in the Loire Secrets team! Yes, Coline was born and raised in a picturesque village on the banks of this royal river. She is in love with this, her natural environment; the magnificent chateaux and the cultural treasures around her. Coline is definitely a woman from the Loire.

 

Bubbling with vitality and “joie de vivre”, she likes communicating! A big fan of theatre and an actress herself, sharing joy and messages is what she likes! At Loire Secrets, Coline is in charge of our social networks and communication. She also likes sharing her ideas and creating fantastic itineraries and events for our clients.