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Vineyard in Saint-Émilion

One stop tour:
Wines of Bordeaux: La Belle Endormie

September 28th-October 6th, 2018 | 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. Excursions include the romantic ruins of the Abbey of Sauve-Majeure, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Chateau de Mongenan, where good quality red and white Graves wine is produced; and a trip to the coastal Dune De Pilat, the largest sand dune in France. The history of wine-making in this region goes back to Roman times exemplified in the town of Montcaret in the Dore Valley where we will see an excavated Roman villa with its beautiful mosaic floors.


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Mediterranean Shores

October 11th-20th, 2018 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Limited Availability

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.

*This is a guaranteed departure with limited space, please call to check current availability!*


Chateau de Camon, Camon, France

one stop tour:
Chateau de Camon: Exploring the Languedoc From Our Base In A French Chateau

October 19th-27th, 2018 | 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!


Springtime in provence: Let's Unpack in Arles- Exploring Provence in the Spring

April 26th-May 4th, 2019 | Maximum Group Size:15 Participants | Availability: Open

Come and visit a region that has everything! Stunning countryside full of contrasts, the finest food and wine, beautiful cities, and a cultural heritage that stretches from the prehistoric to the avant-garde. Whether you’re a first-time traveler to France, or have visited many times before, this trip will offer you something new. Provence has been a magnet for painters from Van Gogh to Matisse, a region that never loses its power to enliven and invigorate the traveler with its fragrant lavender fields and its clear, bright light. The Roman city of Arles, with its superb Roman amphitheater will be our base for the week. We’ll explore Avignon, the city of the Popes, the colossal aqueduct - the Pont du Gard - Roman Nimes, ancient hilltop villages, unchanged for centuries, and the elegant city of Aix-en-Provence, a city whose avenues, squares, markets, shops and cafes create an unforgettable buzz of sophistication and excitement.


Information Coming Soon for The Garden of France: Exploring the Loire Valley.

This new trip for 2019 spends an extended stay in this lush, fertile region that became the playground of the Renaissance kings of France. June 7th - 15th 2019


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Vineyards & Villages of Southern France: Sponsored by Crow Canyon University

September 7th-16th, 2019 | Maximum Group Size:15 Participants | Availability: Open

Set in the southwest of France, stretching from Provence to the foothills of the Pyrenees, this region has been inhabited since the early Magdalenian period. This journey takes you through 20,000 years of human history. You will tour archaeological sites from the Grotte de Niaux to the Etruscan port city of Lattara. Retrace the footsteps of troubadours and crusaders as you explore the villages of Montpellier, Camon, Carcassonne, and Tabarione. Delight in cutting-edge research that advances our understanding of village development in the American Southwest and Southern France, all within the context of iconic landscapes and world-class vineyards.


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Cote d’Azur- Sponsored by Barrington Community School

September 19th-28th, 2019 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open

Join the Barrington Community School on an unforgettable exploration of the art and culture of the French Cote d’Azur. We’ll make our first base in the city of Hyeres, within easy striking distance of the city of Marseilles and the fabulous scenery of the Luberon, the mountainous National Park that rises above the coastal plain of Provence. We’ll also spend a day exploring the island or Porquerolles, just off the coast, one the Iles de Hyeres. We then move on to the exotic city of Nice, where panoramic sightseeing will introduce the vastly different areas of the city.


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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.


Mediterranean Shores

October 3rd-12th, 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 11th-19th, 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!