Friday, January 26, 2007

France anyone??

Guess where Sheryl, my mother, and I are going in September....

Bonjour Mes Amis!
Bonjour Nos Amis!

French Girl is excited to announce the first of our "Chez French Girl" tours in the Southwest of France, beginning September, 2007. These tours have been a dream of ours for years, and we are pleased to see them come to fruition. Spend a week in a beautifully restored winemaker's house that is now a "chambre d'hotes" (the French Bed & Breakfast) in the Languedoc region of France. The "Undiscovered France", Languedoc, just west of the more touristed Provence, has retained the quiet charm and unspoiled beauty that has drawn Kristeen and myself there time and time again.

Three mornings, you'll learn new knitting techniques from renowned instructor Annie Modesitt, while the afternoons will be spent taking short excursions to colorful local markets, charming hilltop villages, and other points of interest. We'll take a barge cruise down the tree-shaded Canal du Midi as it weaves its way through vineyard-laced hills, past tiny hamlets and enchanting villages. And of course, we'll spend hours on the sun-drenched beaches of the Mediterranean.

Chez French Girl Tours offer something that many others lack - total relaxation. In contrast to the whirlwind trips that wisk you from one site to another, here you will spend the entire week in one location, with time to knit, read, swim in the pool, or just do nothing...where only birdsong, the wind in the trees, and the clicking of your knitting needles will interrupt the peace and quiet. Our welcoming hosts are experts in the celebrated wines of the region and are world travelers as well; both are conversant in both French and English.

Our chambre d'hotes, called "La Vigneronne", sits at the outskirts of the small village of Faugeres, nestled in the hills just an hour from the Mediterranean. It is truly one of the most beautiful spots in which we have stayed in all of our trips to France, and we are proud to make it available to our clients. Each bedroom is tastefully restored and full of charm. The cozy salon that sits just off the dining room is where you will spend your mornings knitting, unless the sunny veranda outdoors is just too inviting to pass up.

The theme of our tours is slowing down...and you'll have plenty of time to do just that. And with a maximum enrollement of eight, the groups will be small.

Tour Dates:
September 3-9
September 10-16

Tour includes:
Lodging six nights
All breakfasts and lunches
Three "table d'hotes" dinners at "La Vigneronne"complete with regional cuisine and wine with all dinners.
Transport to and from Montpellier Airport
All transport to local points of interest
Three mornings of knitting instruction
Knitting bag full of treats and goodies

Tour cost does not inlcude airfare to Montpellier, France

Cost: $2500 (single supplement, add $900)

Deposit of $350 due at time of registration (refundable up to six weeks after registration; thereafter, non-refundable)

We will be putting together a colorful, pdf brochure in the very near future.

If you are interested in taking the tour, or learning more, please respond soon, as there are only a limited number of reservations available and we would like to accomodate everyone who is interested. We are announcing this to our French Girl mailing list before releasing it to the public, so we hope to fill these 2 weeks with all of our wonderful customers who have supported French Girl over the years! We adore France and are so looking forward to sharing it with all of you.

Merci, et a bientot!
Kristeen & Phil


Blogger Laura said...


it sounds wonderful! I don't know if I could do it though...

11:41 AM  
Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Wow, that sounds so fun! I'll go if you sponsor me, hehehehe, I'll even carry your luggage.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Scoutj said...

Ohhhhhh so jealous!

4:56 AM  
Blogger thatfarmgirl said...

I'm very seriously considering this trip! Which week are you planning?

10:33 AM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

That is so. cool.

...and I'm so. jealous.


7:55 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Wow, that sounds like such a great trip! I'm so jealous!

8:10 PM  
Blogger Cirilia said...

YES, I love those! In fact, they might be my ideal--just the right level of sourness. Sometimes it's a painful addiction. Okay, I'm drooling now.

7:33 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

I am so jealous of you right now! That sounds like such a wonderful trip :)

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Christine said...

SWOON... oh my goodness, that sounds like a dream come true! How fabulous!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

How fun!

3:12 PM  
Blogger AmyP said...

I hope you have a great time! Can you give me a quick email at about the ring code on your blog? I've been trying to get hold of you via the email address supplied when you signed up to the Knitting Amys ring, but to no avail. Thanks.

5:20 AM  

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