Adventure through Southern France

October 3rd through the 12th, 2020

The world’s most cherished mushroom, a French black truffle.

France. Truffles, the wines of Bordeaux, spectacular cheese made according to thousand year-old technique, a cuisine loved across the globe, fruits and vegetables, rivers and cities so achingly beautiful they inspired some of the world’s best loved art. Make your 2020 spectacular with Jeanne’s Adventure to Southern France.

Avignon, France

We start our adventure in the charming town of Saint Remy with its pretty, narrow streets and delightful boulevards. It’s here that we toast our fellow travellers and discuss our French adventure. Our first full day in France we will hunt…for truffles! We’ll follow a local guide and his dog as we seek out the world’s most sought after mushroom and take in landscapes that inspired Van Gogh, Picasso, and Renoir.

Renoir’s “The Skiff”

Next we’ll visit the picturesque town of Gordes and visit the Lavendar musem. We’ll have plenty of self-guided time to explore Saint Remy and Gordes.

Gordes, France

Later that week we’ll have a memorable tour of Avignon, the City of Popes, and we’ll see the Pont du Gard, an original Roman aqueduct built in the 1st Century AD. We’ll also see Carcassone, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute storybook of a village complete with castles, cobblestones, towers, and drawbridges.

Pont du Gard
The Pope’s Palace of Avignon, France

We’ll tour the Dordogne Valley where you’ll also have the chance to embark on a medieval themed walking tour with a gallant knight or noble lady. Later that day we’ll enjoy a subtious meal at the 16th century estate of Chateau des Vigiers.

Chateau des Vigiers

Later in our adventure we’ll tour the Bergerac region and visit one of its wineries.

Our last few days in France we’ll travel to Saint Emilion, also a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of France’s best loved wine making regions. We’ll visit an underground monolithic church, some of its wineries and have a chance to tour the old part of the city. The following day we’ll discover a local’s perspective of Bordeaux during a guided walking tour and follow that up with an interactivev journey through wine and culture at La Cite du Vin, known as the “Guggenheim of Wine.”

Farmer’s Market of Saint Remy

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