France Office Manager

Amélie Faraud

Hometown: Orange, France


Leaving directly from home with the kids to the Via Rhôna, stopping by Piolenc lake for a swim


Hand-picked wild asparagus omelette, pâte de coing homemade by my grandmother, goat cheese and honey on toast from the farm


Chilled Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, preferably from Vignoble Alain Ignace


Ice hotel in Canada with music and fireworks to start the night and a mandatory hot bath under the stars before sleep

Amélie was born in Provence in the south of France. When she is not helping her husband with their goat farm, she loves hiking in the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains next to Mont Ventoux, decorating the house, and most of all, spending time with her three sons. She received her diploma in hotel management and is passionate about customer service. For years, Amélie worked in luxury hotels and restaurants learning about food and wine. Eager to discover the world and its people, she moved to London for a few years before moving to Houston, Texas for another couple of years. Now back in her hometown, Amélie is happy to join the DuVine team to help plan trips in her home country.