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Announcing 2018 Provence and Camargue Tour

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All photos © Wolfgang Kaehler, https://phototours.us

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A stallion on a beach in the Camargue

 

Galloping Camargue horses on a beach

Galloping Camargue horses on a beach

By Michelle Alten

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

 

Wine on display at Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Wine on display at Châteauneuf-du-Pape

 

explore medieval villages

explore medieval villages

Exploring Provence, we wandered through picturesque villages that dot the countryside.  Each town reminded me of the charming country life that Peter Mahler described in his popular novel, A Year in Provence.  Little Romanesque churches hugged craggy hillsides, cats lounged drowsily on centuries-old stone walls, and merchants served us tea and apple cake on outdoor terraces.  Narrow medieval roads and passageways led us to vistas of the surrounding hillsides where vines, just beginning to sprout leaves, dotted each patch of usable land like confetti sprinkled at a wedding.  As we rambled through villages and drove through the countryside, we stopped at vineyards to taste Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône and other famous French wines.  We dabbled with our French friends in the French wine language as we admired the “larmes” or tears and the “nez” or smell.  Each tasting introduced me to new grape varieties like Mourvedre and Cinsault.

wine tasting

wine tasting

 

a medieval laundry facility in a small village

a medieval laundry facility in a small village

At the moment we are finalizing our 2018 Provence and Camargue Tour.  Come with us to see the Camargue horses (unique access to private lands), lavender and sunflower fields and explore medieval villages.  You can put your name on the list by emailing Wolfgang@phototours.us and you will be the first to get the information.

Wolfgang's favorite: black Nougat

Wolfgang’s favorite: black Nougat

6 Responses to “Announcing 2018 Provence and Camargue Tour”

  1. Paul Schumacher

    I am interested in this trip for myself and wife (non-photographer). Would be interested in the approximate cost.
    I met you in 2008 on a trip to the Galapagos with International Expeditions.

  2. wolfgang

    Hi Paul,
    it might take up to 4 weeks until the program is finalized. I will put you on the priority list. Thank you.

  3. Lynda Stair

    Wolfgang. I may be too old for this in 2018 but would love to return to this area and the horses. I would be a single.
    Lynda

  4. wolfgang

    Hi Lynda,

    This trip is not strenuous and I believe that you will be fine. Thank you.

  5. Gwen Berthiez

    Please put me on your list for this tour in 2018. Can’t wait to go. I’m going on your Costa Rica tour in Feb 2017. See you there. All the best, G Berthiez

    PS – please note that I have CHANGED MY EMAIL ADDRESS from: TO . Thank you.

  6. wolfgang

    Hi Gwen, we are finalizing the itinerary and I will send you the details soon. I can’t wait to go back. Thank you.