We have been in the industry for over 30 years. As Europeans living in the United States we anticipate your client’s needs. We specialize in what we know best: experiential travel with a cultural and insider focus. Our exclusive partnership with our travel agents has been an integral part of our success and we are grateful for their support.
We love Europe and love what we do. We are a full service tour operator capable of helping you with any travel arrangement to Europe, be it a simple airport transfer, a customized vacation to Corsica, a Paris Opera package or the rental of a chateau for a conference.
Do not hesitate to call our toll free number even if you just have a question about Europe that no one can seem to answer or have your travel agent contact us.
WHY WORK WITH US
A la carte
Your vacation is designed by a team who knows the unique characteristics of each destination intimately, allowing us to create a one-of-a-kind itinary to meet your needs.
Range of services
We handle every destination as well as every component of the trip from transportation to luxury villas to shared or private tours including: wine tastings, cooking classes and biking tours. We cater to individual travelers, families and small or large groups.
We offer emergency assistance for your clients 24 hours a day 7 days a week. So your clients will never be alone if anything happens.
THE ESSENTIAL’S TEAM
Magali (Ma-ga-lee) is a typical Provencal name. Magali grew up in Eastern France near Belfort and summered in Cassis near Marseille in her family residence. She has travelled extensively in France and Corsica. She managed and directed Voyages a Paris, a Paris based sightseeing and transfer company, for six years before joining Essential France.
She also lived in Italy and is fluent in Italian. She has travelled all over Europe since she was very young.
Magali’s experience allows us to give immediate quotes for transportation needs for groups and individuals and brings a refined feminine touch to our customized quotes.
Favorite destinations: The Amalfi Coast (Italy), but also the Marquesas Islands (France) and New York (USA)
Favorite food: Cheese, pasta and sushi
Famous words to live by: “Carpe Diem”
Top 3 destinations on my bucket list: St Petersburg, Petra and Machu Picchu
Kim is Parisian born and has lived his life travelling back and forth between France and the USA. His career in travel began in 1980 working for the French Government Tourist Office in New York where he spent 18 years. He served his final years there as East Coast Marketing Director before leaving to manage Destination France, a NY based marketing firm specialized in representing French companies in the US.
Kim brings years of experience, knowledge and a passion for his native country to our team.
Favorite destinations: Kyoto (Japan), all of Italy & Tahiti
Favorite food: Giant beluga caviar, pacific sea urchin & peanut butter
Famous words to live by: “Never say never”
Top 3 destinations on my bucket list: Seoul Korea, Hong Kong & Montana, USA
Favorite destinations: Costa Brava (Spain) and Montreal (Canada)
Favorite food: Rack of lamb and chocolate
Famous words to live by: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that”
Top 3 destinations on my bucket list: Greece, South Africa and Japan
Favorite destinations: Greece and Canada
Favorite food: Roasted Chicken
Famous words to live by: “ Live your dreams, don’t dream your life”
Top 3 destinations on my bucket list: India, Egypt and Peru
Favorite destinations: Barcelona (Spain)
Favorite food: Truffade (typical French dish with potatoes and tome fraiche)
Famous words to live by: “The future depends on what you do today”
Top 3 destinations on my bucket list: Australia, Singapore, Brazil
Favorite destinations: Coimbra (Portugal), Vancouver (Canada), Saint Jean de Luz (France)
Favorite food: Margherita pizza, cheese ravioli with olive oil, dark chocolate
Famous words to live by: « Be the change you want to see in the world »
Top 3 destinations on my bucket list: Scotland, New Zealand, Chile
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT FOR A QUOTE
Operations & Reservations
3477 Rushbrooke street, Suite 302
Verdun, QC, H4G IS8 CANADA
107-27 71st Avenue, Suite 403
Forest Hill, NY 11375
Toll free: 1-866-285-8758