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Loire Valley châteaus, romantic Provence and Parisian glamour shots.
Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Châteauneufdu-Pape ... the south of France
rings out its landmarks like bells.
Over two full weeks in Provence
and the Côte d'Azur, walk among
oceans of lavender, dine at a
Michelin-starred restaurant and
shop charming traditional markets.
Indulgence is balanced with
activity: kayak the Gardon River,
cycle the trails of Château de Berne
and canoe beneath the sheer
limestone cliffs of the Verdon.
There are also two full days of
beachcombing in Saint-Tropez
and casino time in Monte Carlo.
Lap of Luxury
Clockwise from top:
Idyllic charm, Provence;
Michelangelo statue at
the Louvre, Paris; boating
through Verdon canyons.
With home base at the regal
Château de la Barre, owned by
the same family for more than
600 years, your seven-day
Loire Valley escape promises
elegance and ease. At Château de
Cheverny, precious antiques share
space with the charmed world of
Tintin; at Les Caves Duhard, pair
fine wine and cheese. Cruise the
Loire River on a traditional gabare
boat, and discover delicate
French saffron in a cooking class.
Get your head shots in Paris'
famed Studio Harcourt, where
movie stars and models have
been captured in shadowy,
black-and-white portraits since
the 1930s. The studio is known
for its unique lighting, which lent
itself well to icons like Katharine
Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, Clark
Gable and many others. Tour the
facilities with a photographer,
then get professionally made up
Your Virtuoso travel advisor
can arrange these exceptional
experiences and more.