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The Festival of Roses: a long weekend in the Languedoc
May 14th- 19th, 2020 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
Join us for a long weekend getaway to a French Chateau the annual Festival of Roses in the village of Camon. This program will show you the highlights of this beautiful corner of southern France. Enjoy excursions to Carcassonne, Château Comtal, Roquefixade, Montsegur, and the villiage of Mirepoix on market day!
Want to stay on longer? Try this back to back with our Pilgrim’s Way tour!
Gardens of the Dordogne: Bordeaux & the Dordogne
June 4th- 13th, 2020 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
Deep in the heart of France lies the Dordogne region which takes its name from the river that cuts a valley through the Massif Central. This region is blissfully removed from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Exploring vineyards, historical and modern gardens, cultural history and pre-history of this rich land will be our focus. From our gateway city, Bordeaux, - renowned for its full bodied wine, we will travel to Sarlat-La-Caneda where we will unpack for five nights and take day trips to some of the most beautiful gardens in the region; and end in St. Emilion. Through the smell of fresh roses, the sight of cypress dotted landscape, to the taste of delicious wine, this trip will tantalize all of our senses.
Food & wine of Bordeaux
June 26th-July 5th, 2020 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
As France’s largest wine producing region, the region of Bordeaux has much to offer both the wine connoisseur and the novice alike. This reinvented city mirrors the beauty of the sprawling vineyards that surround her. Staying in the small medieval town of Saint-Emilion, we will be able to unpack, uncork and explore from our first-class hotel. Of course, we can’t forget about the food! During our stay, we will explore both the food and wine of this region. Join us this summer for a journey of Bordeaux wine from its famous appellations, delicious foods, deep history and incredible scenery.
Normandy, Brittany and the loire: Adventures in Northwest France
September 3rd- 12th, 2020 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
This week marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, with the final surrender of Japanese forces, it seems appropriate to mark the event by visiting the place that saw the beginning of that end. We'll pay tribute to the men that made it happen with visits to the memorials at Arromanches and Pointe du Hoc. Bypassing Paris, we'll spend this trip exploring Normandy and the Loire valley. You will begin to understand why this region became the playground of the kings of France!
Corsica & Sardinia
September 23rd-October 2nd, 2020 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
These bucolic islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy, are known for their beautiful light, medicinal plants, primeval landscape of rocks, sculpted by the wind and sea, and clear blue waters. They have, for the most part, managed to escape the influx of tourism that has plagued the Mediterranean in the past twenty years. We will visit prehistoric monuments dating from around 1,500-500 BCE; ports of historic importance such as Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon, and ride along coastal roads with spectacular views. You will experience a timelessness, as if looking back through the centuries, catching a glimpse of a simpler way of life connected to land surrounded by sea.
September 26th-October 5th, 2020 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
Nothing in the world conjures up more romantic and beautiful images than the Mediterranean. Azure waters, white sands, mountain villages, and year-round sunshine combine to create a mood of tranquility and contentment that is truly irresistible. Discover Europe’s veteran courier Gavin Miller has designed a tour that explores the areas in Spain and France that he particularly loves and has come to call home. We begin in Barcelona, which, as Rose Macaulay wrote four decades ago, “gives an impression of tempestuous, surging, irrepressible life and brio.” Then, we cross the Spanish/French border, stopping at the ancient walled city of Carcassonne en route, and on into Provence, a region that intoxicates with its light and landscapes. From our base in Arles we explore the grandeur of the Roman Empire. Ancient hilltop villages beckon to be explored and a day in Avignon allows us to dance sur le pont! Our final stay is in elegant Nice, jewel of the Cote d’Azur, a city whose greatest charm is itself: the avenues, squares, markets, shops, and cafes that create an unforgettable buzz of sophistication and excitement.