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Provence, France, Photography Tour . . . Season of the Lavender

 

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July, Dates TBD

7 nights/8 inclusive days  |  Limited to 7 participants

$TBD USD per person | Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

The deposit for this photography tour is $300. Pay a deposit, or your full trip balance here

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Gateway airport: Nice, France [NCE]
Departure airport: Marseille, France [MRS]
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Web page updated: Tuesday the 17th of October, 2017

The trip will run with additional participants, with our group limit not essential
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Photography Tour Overview: 'Tis the season to be purple in terms of the photographing lines of blooming Lavender, plus the ancient towns of Lourmarin, Gordes, Avignon, Roussillon, Lacoste, and Sisteron. Also included is the Senanque Abbey, Arles, the wild horses of the Camargue, 1,700 year old Pont Julien [bridge], the magnificent Pont du Gard aqueduct, plus the Verdon canyon.

Lavender notes: The dates of this photography workshop have been specifically chosen to coincide with the flowering Lavender, and it should be noted that local weather conditions will dictate whether or not this will be an average, or very good year for Lavender.

 

Our itinerary . . .

Just a moment, first things first! We suggest that you set your camera clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.

 

Days 1 + 2  |  Napoleon Route, Gourdon, Castellane and Sisteron
We'll gather late morning near the Nice airport, take lunch, and John will present a selection of images that you can expect to capture during our Provence photography tour. We'll then head in the direction of Castellane via the Napoleon Route. We'll take our time and pause for a smattering of rural life scenes and a pair of rustic villages including Saint Vallier de Thiey, plus a detour for the Gourdon Gorge loop that includes Gourdon village and more.
On day 2 we'll explore our new surroundings which include the spectacular 'church on the rock' and take a side trip northwards to take in Sisteron and much more throughout the day.
Castellane, 2 nights

Days 3 + 4  |  Verdon Grand Canyon, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Gordes and Senanque Abbey
Heading east today we'll travel via the Verdon Grand Canyon with multiple stops for spectacular scenery.  Then to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, a pretty and very photogenic medieval village perched on the side of a mountain, followed by a series of colorful lavender fields.  Saignon is also scheduled for today, then on to Gordes to check into our accommodations, with images of the late light falling on this spectacular hill town. Day 4 will include the quaint Provencal villages of Lourmarin, the classic Senanque Abbey image, the ochre-tinted Roussillon in the evening light, the ancient Pont Julien [bridge] and much more.
Near Gordes, 2 nights

Days 5 + 6  |  The Horses of the Camargue, Avignon, Arles and Pont du Gard
We 'mop up' around Gordes this morning, then head in the direction of Arles taking more ancient Provence including the spectacularly situated  village of Les Baux-de-Provence which gave its name to the mineral Bauxite. In the evening we'll be adjacent to the Mediterranean as the wild horses of the Camargue gallop through shallow water specifically for our group.  The area is dotted with spectacular fields of sunflowers, and also scheduled is the walled city of Avignon with the St. Benezet bridge etcetera; the massive 1,900 year old Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard; Arles' Roman amphitheatre and more.
Near Arles, 2 nights

Day 7  |  Arles to Marseille
We may be heading to the airport vicinity today, but on the way we'll be rounding off our Provencal photography when we sojourn in Saint-Chamas on the shoreline of Etang de Berre, and the historic Pont Flavien. The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action by John.
Near Marseilles airport, 1 night

Day 8  |  Departure day
As there is no photography scheduled for the day of departure, your flight home can be arranged for any time today.

 

Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours

 
 

Enhancing Your Photography Skills: Describing the assistance you'll receive on one of our photography tours takes more than a few words, so for greater detail please go here.

 
Exertion level: This photography tour is classified as 'non strenuous' to 'moderately strenuous'
A majority of images are found in close proximity to our vehicle
Each day we will visit various hill towns and explore them on foot. Consequently there are steps and inclines, but as you'll be exploring with your camera the pace will be slow, and the distances relatively short.
In every other respect this photography tour is considered non-strenuous to mildly strenuous
 
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Photography Tour Cost, the Fine Details and Enrollment

Trip Cost: $TBD USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

The deposit for this photography tour is $300. Pay a deposit, or your full trip balance here

Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • All accommodations with private facilities [ensuite]

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • On-vehicle snacks and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ĎAdmissions Includedí

  • Following the trip, field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, and a disc containing images of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .

  • Airfare

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tourís inclusive dates

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation

  • Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry etcetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable

Admissions Included in the Trip Cost:

  • The wild horses of the Camargue photo shoot

  • Any other admissions such as the Roman amphitheatre at Arles are optional and not included

  • You will of course have free reign to photograph the exterior of locations not included, and if time permits, to enter at your own expense

 

                            

 

 
 
 


 
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