Postcard from Burgundy

On the road from Beaune to Vezeley I saw this charming old farm and I just had to make a U-turn and go back. When we parked in the farmyard and got out, this charming farmer (his name must be Pierre) came out and I was fast enough with the camera to catch this shot. […]

Chateau du Paquier an Unforgettable Experience in France

We had an opportunity on this long journey to stay a night at one of our favorite places in Europe. The Chateau du Paquier, dating from the 15th century and lovingly cared for and run by the Rossi family, stands in spacious gardens just outside the village of Saint Martin de-la-Cluze, high in the Alps […]

Hospices de Beaune, France

The “Palace of the Poor” was built in the 1400s by wealthy citizens in order to take care of people who had no other place to go. It was state of the art for its time, run by nuns, and exceptionally comfortable and relatively private. We visited the museum in the center of Beaune, Burgundy […]

Today in Beaune

Betty and Bob Whittemore having just enjoyed a visit to the Beaune Hotel Dieux, an ancient hospice built with donations from the gentry in the middle of the 1400s. Our hotel, the Athanor, is in the background.

Travels around Provence and the Luberon

Jenean and I admit that scouting for future tours is our most favorite part of our jobs. Driving around, visiting villages and towns, locating hotels and restaurants and other unique places to take our future clients is an absolute joy and never feels like work. Of course, we are working, but it’s deliciously fun. We […]