Chateau du Paquier

It was only for a night, but we doubt any of our guests will ever forget their evening at Chateau Paquier, located outside the hamlet of Saint Martin de la Cluze, near Grenoble, France. We were on our way from Les-Baux-de-Provence, taking the quick route to Grenoble on a day that started out rainy and […]

Postcard from France

Tom and Kathleen Novasic of Milwaukee and Sarasota enjoy the medieval town of Aigues-Mortes during their two week tour with European Focus. Tom read an article about us in the Sarasota Herald Tribune three years ago. He kept that article and started planning their tour to France, Germany and Switzerland in the early spring of […]

Time to book your tour for 2008

It’s time to fill out your tour application for your own Grand Adventure in 2008. We’re offering 7% interest back on trip deposits placed before July 1 for tours taking place anytime in 2008 or 2009. We’re expecting a very busy travel season due to some new tours that we will be opening for 2008 […]


Literally, “Dead Waters” this fortified town on the edge of the marshes of the salt marshes of the Camargue was the highlight of today’s Provence experience for our eight guests from Florida. A short one hour journey from our home base in Les-Baux-de-Provence, Aigues-Mortes stands like a stone sentinal on the edge of what used […]

Montmajour Monastery

We stopped along the way to the Saturday morning market in Arles to take photographs and walk around the grounds of part of the Montmajour Monastery, parts of which go back to the 10th century. Our guest Tom Novasic takes a photo of the ancient chapel above. The simple 12th century cemetery chapel of Saint-Croix […]

Pont du Gard

OK, I’ve seen my share of Roman stuff in the last 18 years. The Colisseum, the Pantheon, Roman gates in Italy and in Germany, the baths at Bath, and on and on and on. Clients ask me, “Aren’t you sick and tired of Roman ruins?” Never, I reply. I can marvel at these architectural wonders […]

The Old Port of Marseille

We visited the Vieux Port of Marseille on Thursday the 14th. We were on our way to the port of Cassis, which with its sleepy feel and million dollar bungalows seems a world away from the bustling, crowded port of Marseille. Marseille is the second largest city in France with more than 800,000 (registered) inhabitants. […]