‘Family Gatherings’

 Personalized Family

and Small Group Vacations in the Beautiful Loire Valley and Provence

We understand that there are many styles of travel adventures.  There are cookie-cutter, pre-planned “big bus” tours  with a strictly enforced timetable and a cattle herding impersonal tour guide.  There are totally self-planned agendas that are self-guided with all the pitfalls of navigating through a foreign land such as unfamiliar driving directions, poor restaurant and hotel choices, unexpected problems and all those headaches. This can be multiplied by being with family and the stress of desiring the “perfect” experience. And then there are Travel Adventures with

Artistic Gourmet Adventures.

 How are we different?  We OWN Artistic Gourmet Adventures.  We are YOURS for the time you are on the Adventure and before and after if desired! We have extensive travel knowledge and have experienced all the WRONG ways to travel. Travel that has left us disappointed, disillusioned and disenchanted with ever leaving our armchairs again!

OUR solution for you is Customizable Adventures without the custom price!
We offer:

Seven days and six nights in a private, authentic Vineyard Manor in the Loire Valley or Villa in the heart of Provence.

Vineyard Manor

Villa in Provence

Daily Adventures to quaint villages, historical sites, the opportunity for shopping or wandering the back streets and alleys of ancient towns. We offer personal chauffeured and guided encounters in the local community.  Just for an example, we can spend a morning with an English-speaking wine expert and a viticulturist who will explain the wines of the region and give us the opportunity to taste these vintages followed by a gourmet lunch in their own underground wine cave!  After lunch we can enjoy sailing on the Loire River in an authentic sand barge.  Another day, we can wander through the local market or enjoy a gourmet picnic along side the river in an untouched medieval town.  How about meeting a local potter and touring his studio? Then come ‘home’, kick off your shoes, open a bottle of wine and enjoy homemade appetizers while taking in the amazing scenery. All without worrying about any detail!




Walter and Kim-Your Adventure Hosts

Since the Adventure will be exclusively for your family or small group, please contact us as soon as possible so we may discuss 
availability and family size.
(For family or group of six or more)
What’s Included
-Personal Adventure Travel consultation and assistance with Walter and Kim
-Customizable Adventure agenda
-Seven days, six nights private accommodations
-Personal chauffeured daily transportation and transfers from and to local rail station by Walter
-All homemade breakfasts, most Gourmet lunches and dinners prepared by Walter and Kim or guest Chef.
-Local wines and soft drinks with provided meals, daily aperitif
-Daily accompanied excursions to exciting locations with time to ‘wander off’ if desired
-Walter and Kim in-house and personal ‘concierge’ service as needed
-Laundry facilities
Click here for Vineyard Manor pricing
Click here for Villa in Provence pricing
Custom Options
(At additional cost)
-Airport “meet and greet” and personal transportation to Manor or Villa
-Reservations with Michelin Star restaurant
-Activities for Children (Wildlife Refuge, Water Park -Vineyard Manor location only)
-Authentic cooking lessons by Local Chef
-Planned family Portrait Session and/or Dreamscape Album of your Adventure by Master Photographer Walter Eagleton (requires minimum portrait purchase)
-Requested spirits and premium wines
Ask about our group booking discount!
Château d’Ussé
Gordes at Dusk