What you need to know about Francetrek.
In 2019 do you want to see the real Provence, in small private groups, eat locally, relaxed touring, flexible itinerary, visit our vineyards, olive farms, truffle farmers, herb experts.... then come to us at FRANCETREK.
We guarantee your Minibus , Walking and Art holidays even if there are only 2 clients. Please note that we are limiting our holidays to the following for 2019... Secrets of Provence, Minibus Tour of the Best of Provence and Cycling in Provence. New, however, are the Art courses at our new art centre in Vinsobres, in the home of Patrick Heffron and Jane Henriques. . Jane offers weeks of "Playing at Art" in her well equipped design and print studios which is aimed at those who want to explore art in many forms. Jane also offer artists the opportunity to explore as above but also have the opportunity to be taken to hill villages, mountain views,market days,the olive groves and many others. We also include a visit to St Remy to visit the Van Gogh Mausolee. No tutoring is offered for the latter and the aim is to allow artists and photographers the opportunity to immerse themselves in all that Van Gogh saw in Provence. For full details please contact.. Jane Henriques2004@yahoo.co.uk if you have any questions.
OUR HOLIDAY PRICES FOR 2019.
MINIBUS TOURING WEEK..E650
EASY CYCLING WEEK..E750
SECRETS OF PROVENCE WEEK..E650
ART IN PROVENCE .E550.
PAYMENT DETAILS and CANCELLATION FEES are to be found on the contact page.
In addition we can offer Bed and Breakfast facilities throughout the year based on 3 nights minimum stay for E65 per night per double/twin room.
FRANCETREK was established in 1991 and has provided holidays throughout Europe for mountaineers,walkers and those seeking the enjoyment of exploring Provence . Patrick, with his companion Jane , now concentrate on the above holidays . Our base is our home situated in the centre of Vinsobres. The house dates from the 16C and at one stage was a silk farm. The seasons start with spring blossom on the almond, cherry and apricot trees. Early summer is lavender time in many fields around the village, June and early July being the best period. We then have the lovely summer days with glorious evenings to dine on the terraces. The cooler months arrive with the grape-picking and then late September and October see the truly beautiful fall colours in the vines. Of course we have the scenery and the hilltop villages throughout the year.
We have moved to a delightful Centuries-old house high up in Vinsobres village. It has superb views, large bedrooms, old oak- beamed dining room, terraces, extensive library, internet access, garden terrace and indoor /outdoor heated large pool. Plus we are only 5 minutes' walk from the bistro, bakery and cafe. Bikes are available free of charge and there are delightful walks directly from the house through the village and into lavender fields and vineyards.