Dream. Discover. Balade.
Balade Factory Travel
Welcome to The Balade Factory, a space where travel and language intersect to help you experience personal growth, learn, discover, and so much more - all with a francophile focus. The French term balade refers to a pleasant walk or stroll, so The Balade Factory is all about making the balade of your dreams come true through intersecting areas of focus:
Balade Factory Travel debuted in 2019, offering customized, boutique balades to France for solo, female travelers and mother-daughter duos in small, intimate groups - travel concierge and language guide included. @thebaladefactory
Balade Blog is a crossroads of stories, language, exploration, cuisine, travel... and many other simplicities of life that make for memorable balades. #baladeblog
Balade Learning is focused on those who are currently and actively studying the French language and culture. You can read more about me - the Balade Factory owner - here, but Balade Learning is the educator version of my entrepreneurial self and a huge inspiration for The Balade Factory as a whole.
My motto is dream, discover, balade. If you can dream it, you can discover it, and then experience it through an unforgettable balade.
I accompany every group and act as your French-language guide and concierge - you can read more about me here. During your week in Paris, you and your fellow travelers will enjoy a thoughtful, pre-planned itinerary - no worries though, there will be many opportunities for you to investigate Paris and balade on your own, too! Itineraries vary based on group preferences, but everyone will be sure to enjoy a sampling of the following:
parfumerie and other specialized visits/tours
cathedrals and religious sites
shopping and dining: from street markets to the Champs Élysées
Paris by night and evening boat tour
nearby excursions and sites of interest
café time and the art of flânerie - that is, aimlessly soaking in the streets of Paris, people watching, delighting your whims, and letting the city guide your balades
Bon Voyage et Belle Balade
Are you ready to unlock the latest balade in your life?
Join with other women traveling solo for an unforgettable balade in France
COVID-19 Update : Currently, all itineraries are suspended. Stay tuned for re-opening information and future travel opportunities.