A team of enthusiastics experts 

We are passionate globe-trotters, always on the lookout for the latest novelties in the must-see places of our great region of South-West France: Bordeaux, Arcachon, Saint-Emilion, Médoc, Cognac, La Rochelle, l'île de Ré, Dordogne-Périgord, Biarritz, Bayonne, Saint Jean de Luz, San Sebastian... But also elsewhere in France: Loire valley, Normandy, Champagne, Paris, Alsace, Burgundy, Provence and Côte d'Azur.

  • Picture ofChristophe Tissinier

    Christophe Tissinier

    General Manager

  • Picture ofJoëlle Kolich-Brocas

    Joëlle Kolich-Brocas

    Associate Director - MICE and FIT

  • Picture ofSébastien Saillol

    Sébastien Saillol

    Administrative and Financial Director

  • Picture ofHélène Clodic

    Hélène Clodic

    Project Manager - Cruise Dept

  • Picture ofValentine Joly

    Valentine Joly

    Project Manager - Cruise Dept

  • Picture ofRachel Marcato

    Rachel Marcato

    Project Manager - Cruise Dept

  • Picture ofMelissa Mays-Eymery

    Melissa Mays-Eymery

    Project Manager, MICE & FIT Dept

  • Picture ofThomas Perrier

    Thomas Perrier

    Project Manager - Cruise Dept

  • Picture ofMarion Saint-Cricq

    Marion Saint-Cricq

    Project Manager, MICE & FIT Dept

  • Picture ofCécile Scotto di Porfirio

    Cécile Scotto di Porfirio

    Project Manager - Cruise Dept

Our history

An agency created in 2002

Bordeaux Excellence was created in 2002 by Madeleine Marchand, a pioneer in the art of hospitality and tourism in southwest France. Her meeting with Stéphane Tillement,  Chairman of Bordeaux based travel agency Mauriac Voyages and of the Wine Paths website, allowed the company to position itself as the leading DMC of the destination. 

As worthy heirs of this know-how, the current managers, Christophe Tissinier and Joëlle Kolich, perpetuate this culture of excellence with the discreet help of Stéphane.

Passionate and curious, they each bring their in-depth knowledge of the Tourism industry: Joëlle for business tourism (MICE) and private luxury travel (FIT); Christophe for ocean and river cruise services.

An expert agency in its field

Recognized for its professionalism, Bordeaux Excellence continues to progress thanks to an alchemy that harmoniously blends creativity, high standards, a sense of detail and Anglo-Saxon service. Talents that are praised by the largest operators in the business tourism industry, incentive houses, travel agencies specialized in luxury travel, and cruise lines around the world.

With more than 20 years of experience in the high-end personalized travel sector, we put at your disposal our network of privileged contacts to push back certain limits that are considered impassable. Whether your project is already established or you are looking for inspiration, Bordeaux Excellence will always be there to guide and assist you throughout our collaboration.

Our commitment is to bring you the added value of our experts to create together a program that suits you and your desires.

Our values

At Bordeaux Excellence, we are sharing a passion for our destination.

It is our mission to encourage Responsible Tourism, to minimize any negative effects on the natural environment, and to promote a good social balance internally within the company, as well as externally with our partners. We make our customers and suppliers aware of sustainable development issues.