Wednesday, 4 July 2012






ACCOMMODATION IS AT LA PETITE GALERIE IN THE HEART OF GASCONY IN SW FRANCE


OUR MOST POPULAR GROUP HOLIDAY IS 
FULLY INCLUSIVE WEEK OF PAINTING, 
BUT THERE ARE LOTS OF OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO. EXPLORE THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGES (SEVERAL ARE OFFICIALLY LISTED 'ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES IN FRANCE.') 
SHOP THE MARKETS, 
VISIT MAGNIFICENT CHATEAUX AND CHURCHES AND DINE IN WONDERFUL FRENCH RESTAURANTS AND BISTROS.
BRUSH UP ON YOUR FRENCH WITH A QUALIFIED LOCAL TEACHER. 
You tell us your interests 
and we'll work out an itinerary for you.

Art sessions can be included - Ray is emphatic: Everyone - yes, everyone, can learn to paint and draw - but there are lots of other things to see and do in Gascony.
GROUP COSTS FOR 2017
The main benefit of your Group Holiday is that the 
cost per person is very attractive.
If 6 people travel together, the cost is only 
1400 Euros per person 
for a fully inclusive* week's holiday.
Total for six = €8400 
5 guests in a group = 1680 Euros per person.
4 guests in a group = 2100 Euros per person.
(Please email for prices for smaller groups).

Remember that your holiday is FULLY INCLUSIVE of:
 + airport transfers (pick up and drop off)
+ all transport every day 
+ Accommodation in a double bedroom with bathroom
+ All meals, every day: Continental breakfast, picnic lunch with wine, and a pre ordered dinner with wine - entree, main course and desert.
* If you choose to do painting holiday, everything you need for your watercolour sessions is included. Please email Ray if you have any questions. 

Look what we did today.

A generous continental breakfast is served at 
La Petite Galerie every morning.
Then we visited the local markets
We looked for that elusive bargain
We explored wonderful medieval villages

We had picnics en plein air every day



Or we had dinner at great local French restaurants







We learned all about wine and Armagnac.

A day trip to St Emilion, Toulouse or Sarlat is included

Watercolour sessions can be included.
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Summary:
All of the following are INCLUDED when you come on a Group Holiday to Southwest France
* Accommodation at La Petite Galerie for 7 nights. 
*All transport every day including airport pick up and return. This includes all sightseeing tours and to all restaurants.
* All meals - picnics and dinner with wine.
* Tour guides.
* A day trip to St Emilion or Toulouse.
Watercolour paper, brushes and paint.
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Please email Ray & Lynne for further information or to book your Group Holiday:
Take home your own souvenir watercolour painting 


YOUR HOSTS
Prior to settling in France over 17 years ago, your hosts Ray and Lynne Johnstone have lived in Australia, the UK and South Africa, and they have travelled extensively in other countries. 
OUR MISSION: "We will do our utmost to ensure that you have a relaxed and enjoyable holiday in this safe, peaceful and little known corner of Gascony."


SUGGESTION

Why not send the link to this to anyone you'd like to travel with - eg. friends, relatives and colleagues?
Then send us the kind of thing you'd like to do on your group holiday, and we'll get back to you with a 
draft daily agenda.
Remember that a group of 4 to 6 guests travelling together will ensure that you benefit from a very attractively priced all in week's holiday:
1400 € per person (in a group of 6) for everything  - all accommodation, all meals, all transport 
and airport pick up & drop off.
Here's the link to email to your contacts:

ANY QUERIES?
If there are any other points you would like us to comment on – or if there is anything above that you feel needs clarification – please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Please send us an email if you have any queries. 
Bien amicalement.
Ray & Lynne 



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LINKS

HIKE THE PILGRIMS ROUTE
A WEEK LONG ALL IN GUIDED WALK ON 
THE ST JACQUES ROUTE 
FROM GASCONY TO THE PYRENEES
An attractively priced holiday 
for groups of up to six walkers

WALK THE PILGRIMS ROUTE IN GASCONY
A WEEKS WALKING ON THE BEST BITS OF THE 
ST JACQUES ROUTE IN GASCONY
Staying at La Petite Galerie every night
For groups of up to six walkers

LEARN FRENCH IN FRANCE
BRUSH UP ON YOUR FRENCH 
OR START FROM SCRATCH
A group of six makes this a very attractively priced 
ALL IN HOLIDAY

ART HOLIDAYS FOR FAMILIES OR FRIENDS
Everyone - yes everyone - can learn to paint and draw
Let Ray prove it to you on a week long all in art holiday.
All watercolour materials included.
A group of up to six makes this a very attractively priced holiday.

SELF CATERING HOLIDAY GITE 
LARGE VILLAGE GITE WITH GARDEN
Ideal for families or groups of friends 
3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms:
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