Presenting a Writing Workshop in the Southwest of France coupled with a relaxing vacation. Jumpstart your inspiration and capability with three different writing instructors each with their own speciality and wind down each day by experiencing some extremely beauty, sipping some delicious wine next to where its produced and rest your head in a gorgeous Chateau.
Paris and the Loire Valley Tour withDebbie Phillips and Doni Belau Yes you heard right. Head off to Paris and return home with a plan in hand for the next steps in your newly transformed life! Whether you are in transition or anticipate a transition – or yousimply want to plan a fantastic year ahead for yourself, this is a rare opportunity to enjoy the best of Paris and work with a world-class life and executive coach to figure out your next steps.
In the fall of 2020, we’ve planned an incredible, authentic Burgundian experience. The setting is what will thrill and amaze you. We’ll be staying at a proper Castle with a moat and several turrets. The home of the Hawkes family dates back to the 1700’s and we shall learn from Madame and Monsieur precisely what it’s like to live in a vrai French castle. We’ll explore their potager vegetable garden, pick flowers from their extensive flower gardens and follow Monsieur’s tutorial on how to set the table and arrange the flowers that would suit a Chateau.
Rhine River Valley Trip of France, Germany and Switzerland This extraordinary 3-country trip begins by focusing on the tiny Alsatian Plus Beaux villages of France situated around Colmar during their spring splendor. Using the Rhine River as our inspiration and guide, we’ll then delve into the black forest of Germany staying at both an award-winning spa as well as a splendidly charming overgrown village where our co-host grew up, the city of Freiburg. We’ll end this magnificent excursion in the art-filled town of Basel, Switzerland staying right on the Rhine itself.
Have you dreamed of Provençale hilltop villages, Chateneuf du Pape vineyards, olive trees with glistening ripe olives dripping from them? What about strolling through a farmers market in Provence selecting farm-fresh produce for your countryside picnic? Join Girls Guide to Paris for its Ladies Only April 2020 Provence Adventure. We’re sure it’s a place that will live in your heart for many years to come.
Sitting astride the borders of three different countries (France, Switzerland and Italy) the Mont Blanc massif is massive! Mont blanc, at 15,536 ft is the highest mountain in Western Europe. The rich alpine and cultural history of the area, the panoramic peaks, glaciers and alpine meadows, the windswept passes and the friendly small mountain towns all combine to make the circuit around Mont Blanc one of the premier hiking routes in Europe.
Small groups allow individualized instruction from your teacher. Gourmet food with attention given to dietary needs. Cultural immersion with planned cultural visits, with a bi-lingual tour leader throughout your time with French Escapade. Belgium, France, Italy and Spain
Experience Paris and its enchantment from the Perspective of a Real Parisienne. Through the cobblestone streets of Paris where you’ll discover secrets and the anecdotes only true Parisiennes know about. Join Edith on this very personalized tour. Half day, day trips or longer - Edith can organise for you.
Nothing captures the Christmas mood better than Alsace, with its lights, markets, mulled wine and music. We’ll plunge into this special atmosphere in style, mixing historic visits of castles, luxury accommodation and authentic cuisine off the beaten track. While Paris boasts of its brasseries, and Provence its cafes, Alsace has its winstubes which are cozy wine bars, with tiled stoves, carved chairs and hearty fare.
The Loire Valley is famous for its Castles, and yes they are spectacular. However the trick is to avoid the masses of crowds - this is why Girls Guide to Paris go as late in the season as possible. Explore the authentic Loire Valley and in addition to the castles we experience the charming villages of the Loire, its fall produce and we’ll savor the spectacular wines produced here. Chinon’s Cabernet Franc is one of our Founder’s favorites, the Sancerre is famous worldwide and you’ll be introduced to some light reds such as Samur and a red Sancerre which marry perfectly with fish or served chilled in summer.
Jumpstart your inspiration and writing skills with a Writing Workshop in the Southwest of France coupled with a relaxing vacation. This unique retreat features three different writing instructors each with their own specialty. But it’s not all finding your inner Flaubert; wind down each day by experiencing some extreme beauty: sipping spectacular wine next to where its produced and resting your head in a gorgeous Chateau.
Just because you haven’t heard of an area, doesn’t mean that its not spectacular. This is a place where the French vacation and it is filled with plus beaux villages de France (the most beautiful villages in France). Its is a contrast in richness having both extraordinarily beautiful countryside, hill-top historic villages as well as the ancient and awesome city of Albi home to Toulouse Lautrec. With Girls Guide to Paris you will canoe, walk and discover the secrets of this fairytale land rich with foie gras, rolling fields, hearty red wines and roquefort cheese.