In the footsteps of La Fayette | An exceptional Tour

Marquis de Lafayette
George Washington and Lafayette
Press release

In the footsteps of the Marquis de La Fayette | An exceptional Tour

June 18 to 25, 2022, Privileges Voyages is offering an exceptional 8-day tour of France in the footsteps of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, better known as the Marquis de Lafayette (how he was known in America.)

The tour will take guests from Paris to Vollore in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alps, home to descendants of the Marquis de La Fayette, via Chavaniac where La Fayette was born September 6, 1757. Then on to Langeac, Toulouse & Bayonne—where guests will be treated to a tour and dinner aboard the Hermione—a replica of the Frigate that brought the Marquis to the USA in 1780. Then back to Paris to enjoy a day in Versailles—to visit the palace and hear about La Fayette’s actions in Versailles during the French Revolution and a tour of Paris and the neighborhoods frequented by La Fayette.

For the duration of the 8-day tour of France, the group will be accompanied by Laurent Zecchini, former journalist at Le Monde and author of the biography Lafayette, “Herald of Freedom” and by Sabine Renault Sablonière, descendant of the Marquis de La Fayette and author of the book "Imaginary memories of Adrienne de La Fayette," as well as the Administrator of the Hermione Association.


Marion Fourestier - Director of Communications
Atout France USA, The France Tourism Development Agency