Paris and France D-Day History Tour

March 23, 2016 Day 1: Arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport Paris (3 nights) Highlights of this tour: Paris Latin Quarter Louvre Notre Dame Seine River Cruise Eiffel Tower at night Montmarte and Sacre Couer D-Day landing beaches and museums, American cemetery Stay in a chateau Normandy countryside Mont Saint-Michel Chartres, cathedral city […]

Memories of Paris in the Spring

April 8 Random shots from our tour in Paris with two couples from Calgary April 2 – 6. Are you on Facebook? If you are, please go to Facebook and find our page for European Focus Private Tours. We post many photos there along with short vignettes about our travels in Europe.

Trip 15 of our busiest season ever booked today

March 4 Two couples from Canada will soon be enjoying the sights and flavors of Paris and London during their March 29 to April 7 getaway. Both couples are repeat clients of European Focus. James Derheim will lead the tour, helping the foursome get the most out of four nights in London and four nights […]

Where Kings Were Annointed – The Cathedral of Reims, France

July 30 from a visit there on July 13 En route from an overnight stop in Saarbrücken on the way to Paris to pick up clients, I made a stop at the small city of Reims to check  out one of the most famous cathedrals in France. On a quiet Saturday afternoon I had no […]

Paris, Provence and Southern France Coast Micro-Group Tour

PARIS, PROVENCE & CÔTE D’AZUR Micro Group Tour for early July or early October (Max 5 adults) This trip starts off with two nights in one of the world’s most enchanting cities, with a guide who knows how to make the most of your time here. We then move away from the cities and to […]

Pont Neuf in Paris and the End of the Knights Templar

June 15 s Jacques de Molay, last Grand Master of the Knights Templar was executed at the stake at the place where Pont Neuf bridge stands today in Paris The story of the Knights Templar is one which has always fascinated us. Originally set up as a guard to protect pilgrims who were traveling to […]

Paris, Provence and Cote d’Azur Micro-Group Itinerary Offer

This tour will be led by Jenean Derheim PARIS, PROVENCE & CÔTE D’AZUR Micro Group Tour for June, 2013 (Max 5 adults) This trip starts off with two nights in one of the world’s most enchanting cities, with a guide who knows how to make the most of your time here. We then move away […]

Moulin Rouge

In 1889 the Moulin Rouge of the Montmartre neighborhood in Paris was the first “respectable” dance hall to feature what had previously been thought of as a “working class” and vulgar dance of the 1830s — The Can-Can. The Moulin Rouge cabaret was opened by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, much to the excitement and anticipation of many […]