Hello to you slow travellers out there! It has been a great summer for us so far and now that we have returned from the South of France again we are ready to begin planning and promoting our experiences for next year!
SLOW TRAVEL IS A PHILOSOPHY, IT REFLECTS THE WAY WE EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE THE WORLD. WE BELIEVE IT IS ABOUT BEING IN THE MOMENT AND REALLY EXPERIENCING ALL THAT A COMMUNITY OR REGION HAS TO OFFER. WE BELIEVE THAT SLOW IS GOOD FOR THE MIND, BODY AND spirit.
We hope you have been enjoying your precious vacation time as well! We know how hard you have worked to be able to travel and we take that very seriously. We are not out to earn a huge profit on every tour, but rather, we do our best to make it both special and affordable, because we have a love for sharing slow travel with small groups. We believe if you compare our prices with those of other small group companies we have created some very unique options at a reasonable price.
We also know how busy you are, and because we have lived in the region and have personally visited and tried out all the sites, restaurants and activities we are able to take the work and risk out of the experience for you.
Looking back on our 2017 experiences, Provence and Corsica
In May 2017, we visited both Provence and Corsica with private tours and both experiences were distinctly memorable.
Because this is a slow travel experience we will not rush you around from tourist attraction to tourist attraction, instead, we are committed to helping you experience as much of the day to day, real world experience of the region as we can.
We are also in the very unique position of being flexible, one of our recent guests asked us how to cook and eat artichoke and so we picked up a few and added them to our evening menu! Another guest loved the pizza at a local restaurant, so we returned twice to his great pleasure! We also had the opportunity to cook for our guests and let them choose the menu. As you can see in the photos, fish and seafood were a great hit in Corsica!
While in Provence
In Provence, we had the opportunity to not only tour the region but also to make some exciting new connections which we have added to our 2018 itinerary the Authentic Provence Experience.
The wine in Provence really was spectacular and in particular everyone loved the world famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape region.
While in Corsica
On the beautiful island of Corsica, we all tested courage on the rugged roads and experienced some incredible new cheese, chartcuterie, wild boar and mountain goat along with the unique local wines, while at the same time slowing down the pace to really experience the life in the region. From ocean, to mountains, city to villages we think our guests had a memorable experience.
Tastes of Languedoc
May 12-19, 2018
Tastes of Languedoc is uniquely designed for travelers interested in experiencing the food and wine diversity of the south of France. We invite you to join us in a medieval village about 20 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea.
Once in a lifetime
Rosé, olive oil, fresh goat fresh and baguette. The food and drink of the region will enchant you. But even more enchanting are the people who make them. On this tour you will meet the vigneron, the cheese makers, the local baker. Cook a regionally inspired dish with a local chef, try street food at the market and even enjoy Michelin star restaurants. For many this will be a once in a life time experience!
Breakfast by the pool?
Stay at a beautiful village home with a pool and comfortable space for both group antics and quiet time. Bikes are available to explore the area as well.
Spaces Available: 6 max
C$500.00 deposit pp required to hold your space
May 26-June 2, 2018
Spaces Available: 6 max
$500 deposit required to hold your space
What we (Mistral) will do:
- Pick you up at the arranged meeting point (for Provence this is Avignon and for Languedoc this is Montpellier)
- Provide transportation to all sites throughout the week
- Provide all meals, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks throughout your experience
- Tailor the location and itinerary for the group
- Provide comfortable and authentic accommodation with en-suite bathroom
- Offer cultural and language support and insight into the life of the region
- Assist you in planning add-on travel upon request
What you are responsible for:
- Booking your own flight and any other transportation to the meeting point
- Providing proof of health coverage
- Purchase of any additional personal items
- Packing your bags and relaxing/having fun