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Cave Art, Castles and Cuisine in Southwestern France


We hope you can join us for a trip of a lifetime!

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 Exploring the Ancient Past and Lively Present in Southwestern France

September 18-26, 2016

Spectacular prehistoric art, fascinating history, and great food and wine form the perfect combination for a memorable trip! Join us on a tour of the Dordogne and the Lot regions, and see all of the details in the attached brochure. We hope you can join us this memorable tour!

Spectacular prehistoric art, fascinating historyDSCF1003, and great food and wine form the perfect combination for a memorable trip! Join us on a tour of the DordoDSCF0942gne and the Lot regions, where we will explore the cave paintings of people living 40,000 years ago, and see their art in its original setting. We will probe deeply into the meaning of the images, and learn about the geology and archaeology of the caves. Our days will be filled with visits to these stunning prehistoric sites, along with tours of picturesque castles that will bring medieval history alive. Every day we will enjoy culinary delights as we sample the unique and delicious foods and wines of the Perigord region. The prehistoric art is stunning, and you can also expect unique activities such as a river trip in a traditional gabarre boat as you gaze up at fortifiDSCF0979 - Copyed castles, wandering markets meeting local people, watching a farmer and his
dog find truffles, and experiencing the workings of a family run vineyard.

See the brochure here Cave Art, Castles and Cuisine


















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Special Deal on Upcoming Tours!

DSCF8217January is coming to a close, and we are pleased to announce a February special  on our tours to Santa Fe and Ireland in 2016. If you sign up for a tour, and refer a friend who does also, you can take $200 of the total cost! If you have been thinking about joining a fabulous art adventure, now is the time to jump iDSCF8228n.

Have a look at the brochures here on this website! Please feel free to call your tour leader, Joan Slack, with any questions. If you would like to see more of her work, or learn abut her art, visit or


The landscapes of both ours are awe inspiring! You will be inspired and find endless ways to interpret the beauty in your artwork! DSC_0860R1- 7

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Nice shoes

Nice shoes…

Fashioned out of cowhide these shoes were found on a Danish bog body which was dated to c. 355-47 BC. The hair side is turned inwards, providing extra comfort and warmth, while the shoes were fastened with skin straps.

(photo National Museum of Denmark)'s photo.I really enjoy seeing what people wore and how they adorned themselves in the past…which is why on my tours we always try to delve into understanding the people of a place, now and then!
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