Starting August 11th, spend one week in a charming small villa in
the beautiful town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue, not far from Avignon and the small perched
villages of Provence.
Then we travel through the Midi-Pyrenees, staying first in a lovely old chateau -
with swimming pool! - near Millau; a chance to see the amazing Viaduct of Millau, the
highest, longest bridge in Europe. On to Carcassonne, a medieval fortress and a World
Heritage Site. Travelling on through the Midi-Pyrenees we stay in a delightful Bed &
Breakfast - also with swimming pool! - and a family-run chateau before arriving in
Bordeaux for the last 2 nights of the tour.
While in our villa we will visit the surrounding villages, such as Gordes, the town of
artists, and Roussillon, famous for it's red ochre buildings. And of course we cannot
miss a day in Avignon! L'Isle sur la Sorgue ("The Island on the Sorgue River")
has numerous canals running through it, in fact, our villa is situated on one of the
canals. The town is famous for it's Sunday market, the biggest in Provence, with one
long street purely selling antiques.
A great place to browse, even if not buying!
Another excellent excursion is to
Les Baux, another World Heritage village and also the site of the Carrières
de Lumières, the "Quarries of Lights", which each year present
an amazing sound and light art show. This year the show of Carrières de
Lumières redraws a century of Spanish painting wth the show Picasso &
the Spanish masters.
As we travel on through the countryside we will take time to explore
the small villages and rural areas, have picnics, and indulge in local cuisine
and wine. After all, that is what France is all about! We enjoy showing our guests
the France that WE love, the hidden corners, the little country roads, what we
think of as the REAL France. We have been taking small groups of clients from
many different countries - New Zealand, Australia, USA, UK - since the year 2000,
and have thoroughly enjoyed our times together. So why not join us for an adventure!
Enquire NOW! Groups of up to 3 people - a perfect
private tour! Travel in a large Peugeot car, with everything pre-paid, all meals,
entries, accommodation - you will only need money for personal purchases - markets
So contact us quickly - we can put you in touch with satisfied clients if you need
more information about our previous tours.