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France Artists Tour

Colours of France Artists Tour

  • 8 days delving into the beauty of southern France
  • Get a feel for the sights, tastes and scents of the Languedoc region
  • …Live like “God in France

Travel Details

Head with us to the Mediterranean region of southern France. We will take you to the area surrounding the medieval city of Carcassonne.
A tranquil, family-like atmosphere awaits you at your hotel. Not far from the historical sites we will visit, it is the most wonderful place to enjoy some peaceful moments. Each day you can choose whether to have a customized wellness/relaxation treatment or take part in some physical activities. Everything will be provided according to your wishes. We will explore medieval cities and bide our time, enjoying wonderful, delicious regional food and wine. Feel completely at ease and make yourself at home in France!

Tour Highlights

Come with us to the beautiful region of Languedoc-Roussillon on the tracks of the famous painters of the south. You will enter a Festival of the Senses. Think various colours, wonderful aromas tickling your nose and don’t forget about those sensations tantalizing your taste buds! This is the environment that inspired the art of great painters such as Picasso, Matisse, Dalí…. Visit the medieval fortress of Carcassonne, walk on the historical Via Domitia explore Barcelona. There are so many things to do while being in the area.
Relax at your wonderful, serene “artists” home during your stay and enjoy the truly fantastic way of living in France. Indulge in the best regional food and wine you can imagine.
Get physical wandering the paths of the Romans and Cathars – can you hear the music of the Troubadours of days gone by? If you prefer something more strenuous, why not go on a bicycle ride through the hills or ask us about other arrangements? Tell us what you would love to do and we will arrange everything according to your wishes.
Relaxation is very important, too, so we will set aside some time each day to pamper you. Indulge in the specially provided wellness and relaxation treatments available to you, such as privately instructed yoga sessions, Thai massage, aromatherapy, shiatsu, Color Me Beautiful...each and every day!
Get to know the delicious, authentic taste of regional food and drink.

About the Region

The region of Languedoc-Rousillon with its Mediterranean climate sends you on a journey back in time. From the peaks of the Pyrenees and
the Cevennes to the wide-open spaces of the Camargue with its wild horses; from the Mediterranean coastline of the Gulf of Lion, where
Phoenician fl eets and Roman galleys once made landfall, to the high plateau of the Causses, every square meter of ground bears the imprint of the many civilizations that have come and gone in the long history of this hallowed region.
Today, however, the ancient and the modern co-exist side by side. Fortunately, the modern seldom impinges upon the architectural history of the millennia. Memorable places lsuch as the Gorges du Tarn, Gorges de l’Aude, Gorges de l’Herault, Gorges de la Cèze and the creeks and caves of the Côte Vermeille preserve their ancient villages intact.
You will lose yourself in the ambiance of olden times when visiting beautiful historical sites such as the Romanesque abbey of SaintHilaire,walking along the Via Domitia or when standing at the gates of the walled cities of the Cathars or Aigues-Mortes and Carcassonne.
You will be similarly transported to the 18 Century when walking around the shady mansions of Montpellier, Uzès, Pézenas and Beaucaire, or when cruising along the Canal du Midi.
Since prehistoric times, Homo sapiens has left the imprint of his evolution all over this magical land. So much so, that the oldest known
European human skull in existence was discovered in this region.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival from the USA on an overnight flight to the airport of Barcelona, Spain. After picking you up at the airport, we will board our private tour bus and head towards our destination close to Carcassonne, France. We will take a break along the way to enjoy our first bites of Mediterranean food and wine. Once refreshed, we are ready for the rest of our journey. Our charming hotel awaits us already! Time to settle down, sitting in the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy a cooling welcome drink before deciding how you would like to spend your relaxation time before dinner. Hang out at the pool or opt for one of our special relaxation treatments. It is absolutely up to you! In the evening we will have our “Bienvenue en France” dinner in a setting you’ve never before experienced. Sit back now and relax – you have arrived!

Day 2 - 5
Bon jour, good morning!
After a great night’s sleep, get ready for the day with some stretching and bending or an activity such as a short walk to discover this breathtaking region, a morning swim or a leisurely bike ride. Now you are ready for breakfast, the French way! Everything is delicious regional fare and you will face a wonderful dilemma in choosing your treats. Everything sounds “French” to you? Don’t worry! We have someone to take you by the hand and who knows, you may even get your first French lesson. Did you know that singing a song almost makes you a specialist in a language?
I guess we will be singing a lot of food-related songs then.
By now you are ready to explore the paths of the painters of the south, such as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, or the illustrator Albert Dubout.
Each day we will learn something in particular about different kinds of artistic impressions. We will give you a feel for the spaces and places that inspired these artists.
This will be combined with a glimpse of the cultural history of the grand Languedoc –Roussillon region.
We will enjoy wonderful time-outs in between to let all the impressions sink in, while having great regional food and fantastic wines or other beverages.
Yes, we are full of various images now; so time to think about “Time4You” again. We return to our friendly hosts, to relax and revive any way you like! Simply bathing in the sun and enjoying the pool? Please, do it. Or would you like to be pampered? Your personal relaxation/wellness experts are here for you! Take your choice of the various wonderful treatments available, day after day. We have Time4You!
The evening with all its different colors and aromas is slowly approaching. It is something very special to enjoy this time of the year in France.
Feel everything surrounding you, take your own time to bathe in all those different sensations. This is the time you will always have in your heart.
The sun is slowly setting, now is the time of evening delights. We will enjoy beautifully arranged, absolutely fantastic homemade regional food.
Day by day, you will indulge in the French way of enjoying life. That means fine dining and drinking, accompanied by a visual feast surrounded by friends. This is the way to true happiness.
Every evening we will come up with something special for you. Just wait and see, your enjoyment is guaranteed!
Get a great night’s sleep now – there’s lots to look forward to in the coming days.

Day 6
Today we say good-bye to our wonderful hosts, but the journey is far from being over. We will go to the stunning region near Collioure, right on the Mediterranean Sea. We will explore scenic villages, taste some great wines and feel as if we have stepped back in time. This is the region the painters cherished the most. It is steeped in cultural history and we will absolutely take our time to let you feel all of it! Some special surprises await you here – your imagination will soar!
In the late afternoon we will continue on towards Barcelona, Spain. Here we will spend a great evening Fiesta-style. Our hotel will feature a
Catalonian touch, equipped with all the amenities to ensure you have a comfortable stay. A night in Spain is a memory in itself.

Day 7

Take your time to relax before breakfast, before we go on a tour of Barcelona. We will take ample time to sit down and savour the Spanish joy of life. If you wish, we may take a tour to the Salvador Dalí Museum in Figueres. Now it is time for our “Bye-bye Europe” dinner, before the grand finale of your vacation. It’s a secret for now; but rest assured, it is going to be great.

Day 8
A last morning in Barcelona, a few more hours to enjoy and do some final shopping before we take you to the airport for your departure flight.
Thank you for the time you have spent with us. It has been such a pleasure being with you. You will return home with many new impressions, new friends and the wonderful perspective of enjoying your life to the fullest from now on.

Services

The region of Languedoc-Rousillon with its Mediterranean climate sends you on a journey back in time. From the peaks of the Pyrenees and
the Cevennes to the wide-open spaces of the Camargue with its wild horses; from the Mediterranean coastline of the Gulf of Lion, where
Phoenician fl eets and Roman galleys once made landfall, to the high plateau of the Causses, every square meter of ground bears the imprint of the many civilizations that have come and gone in the long history of this hallowed region.
Today, however, the ancient and the modern co-exist side by side. Fortunately, the modern seldom impinges upon the architectural history of the millennia. Memorable places lsuch as the Gorges du Tarn, Gorges de l’Aude, Gorges de l’Herault, Gorges de la Cèze and the creeks and caves of the Côte Vermeille preserve their ancient villages intact.
You will lose yourself in the ambiance of olden times when visiting beautiful historical sites such as the Romanesque abbey of SaintHilaire,walking along the Via Domitia or when standing at the gates of the walled cities of the Cathars or Aigues-Mortes and Carcassonne.
You will be similarly transported to the 18 Century when walking around the shady mansions of Montpellier, Uzès, Pézenas and Beaucaire, or when cruising along the Canal du Midi.
Since prehistoric times, Homo sapiens has left the imprint of his evolution all over this magical land. So much so, that the oldest known
European human skull in existence was discovered in this region.

Prices

All prices listed are for 1 adult in a double bed room. For prices for single bed room or children please contact us.

Services included 3.500 €
Services available 60 €/offer

For further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. We have time for you to help and
arrange according to your needs! We are looking forward to you.

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