Small group tours of 8 to 12 guests.
Such a small group environment of a maximum of 12 persons
per tour ensures a personalized and authentic local experience
for each guest. It allows each traveler to get to know each
other at a deeper level and creates relationships, that last
way beyong the length of the tour. It is common to see women
becoming travel buddies.
For the plein air painters: The small size
of the group will allow you to get plenty of one-on-one
instruction from the teacher.
Authentic visits neither available for big groups nor for independant
Because of the small size of the group, we will take you into
the lives and homes of famous Chefs, artisans like olive oil
makers, wine makers, chocolate makers but what is really unique,
we will also take you into the homes of regular people.
Because we are from France and from Belgium, we know people
who live there. Therefore, we will show you the behind the scene
and immerse you in the real culture, not the tourist trap.
Fully escorted tours.
You will have a tour leader throughout and when we say throughout,
we really mean it. From breakfast till dinner, our guide
will be with you at all time. She will eat with you,
translate for you, drive you, take care of you and make your
stay a one-of-a-kind experience.
On the art workshops: The tour leader will
bring you lunch so you don't have to stop painting, she will
drive you to the painting locations and she will accompany you
to shops and museums when you are done painting.
Only one accommodation during the tour.
On most trips, we stay at the same accommodation for the entire
tour so you can feel at home without having to pack and unpack
every day. Best of all, we always choose an ideal base
location from where we can take you on a wide variety
of nearby daily excursions without having to drive for long
periodes of time.
Transportation in a comfortable van with A/C.
Because of the small group environment, you will be driven
in a 9 seater van, not in a huge monster motorcoach. The guide/driver
will stop anytime for pictures or any other stop needs
For the painting artists: You will be driven
to the painting sites, so no need to carry your painting
supplies on long walks.