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About Belle France

Say hello to the team

Based in the heart of the Kent countryside, Belle France is a friendly business ideally positioned to offer a professional yet personal service. Our travel consultants have extensive experience in the French tourist industry and share a passion for France, its culture and cuisine, and its people.

In 2019, Belle France celebrates its 33rd anniversary. From humble beginnings as a small operation selling holidays in the Auvergne, the company grew, relocated and now offers over 35 holidays in more than 15 regions of France.

Say hello to the team. Great people with a passion for all things French. Many of them have lived in France and speak fluent French. So they know and love the territory. And together they have over 30 years experience in showing walkers and cyclists the very best of this wonderful country.


Catherine Bellanger

Catherine is French and worked in France for some time before moving to England. Belle France is the perfect opportunity for her to liaise with her home country on a daily basis.

Being French, Catherine has a good knowledge on most regions. She has taken responsibility for a wide area spreading from North, where she was born, to Northern West and Northern East and even the Massif Central, which includes the Auvergne and the Cévennes with their hilly terrain.


Kate Kynaston

Kate’s passion for France started many years ago when she was a student in Paris, studying for her degree. Since living and working in France for several years, she has returned many times over the years to visit, both on holiday and on work research trips.  

A keen naturalist and Francophone, she likes to combine both interests when visiting France. A lover of the Vélodyssée cycling trail, Europe’s longest cycle tracks, which runs along the Atlantic coast from Nantes to Biarritz, Kate's knowledge of this vast area is extensive.


Martin Murray

Martin is our Development Manager and has been working in the travel industry for nearly 20 years. He is a huge fan of the Tour de France which is a great inspiration when looking at new holidays.


Chris Newey

Chris is our Chief Operating Officer and has many years of experience in the travel and tourism industry. 

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