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Corsica & Sardinia
September 19th-28th, 2019 | 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 27th- October 6th, 2019 | 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. Beginning in Barcelona, we then 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.
One Stop Tour:
Chateau De Camon: Exploring The Languedoc From Our Base In A French Chateau
October 25th- November 2nd, 2019 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
Set in the south-west of France, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Gavin Miller has found the perfect setting for a week, The Chateau de Camon. This past Benedictine Abbey where troubadours, crusaders, itinerant knights, Spanish princesses and persecuted Cathars passed through seeking sanctuary, has the authentic historical charm of the 16th century with modern luxury amenities of the 21st century. Four poster beds, beautiful fabrics, exquisite accommodations await us after we explore the antiquities of the Aude and Ariege regions. From the prehistoric cave paintings at Niaux to the medieval grandeur of Carcassonne, it will be impossible to return home without feeling touched by the shadows of the past!
One Stop Tour:
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 the fabulous Chateau de Camon for the annual Festival of Roses in Camon. This condensed version of our Chateau de Camon program will show you the highlights of this beautiful corner of southern France. Stay in a past Benedictine Abbey where troubadours, crusaders, itinerant knights, Spanish princesses and persecuted Cathars passed through seeking sanctuary, and experience the authentic historical charm of the 16th century with modern luxury amenities of the 21st century. 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.
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!