Here are some frequently asked questions about the tour with respectful, honest answers.
If you have a question that is not answered below, feel free to contact Travellur directly here.
photos by Anna Grinets Photography
Who is going on this tour?
This tour is for professional event planners who want to add new venues to their selection of French venues or want to expand their existing domestic business to the best selling destination in France.
Is this a luxury vacation?
No. This is an affordable way to invest in the future of your destination business. While the accommodations will be comfortable and chic, we will dispense with the bells and whistle for the sake of budget. The cost of doing this on your own at the same properties with a private car and driver will be at least double, so it is a very good deal.
Don’t expect white gloves or extravagant soirees. Do expect to achieve your professional goals.
What should I wear?
We will be visiting lovely venues in Provence in spring when the daytime temperatures are in the 70’s. Wearing comfortable but semi-professional attire is advisable. Layers are good since mornings and evenings can be cool and midday sunshine very warm. Bear in mind there will be a good amount of driving. Bring sensible shoes as there will be a bit of walking especially if you want to wander the gardens. Rain is a strong possibility.
How do I get to Paris?
Most major cities have non-stop flights to Paris. April is blessed with the lowest airfare prices of the year. Sometimes as low as 600$ coach from New York. The best way to get from the airport is by taxi or private car. DO NOT get a ride from a stranger who approaches you at the airport. Only get a taxi from the designated taxi line.
Contact Travellur if you need assistance with flights, want a private airport transfer or if you want to extend your trip or have complicated travel plans in conjunction with this tour.
When should I get there?
Most flights from the US arrive early in the morning, usually before 9am. Most travelers getting off those flights are 300% knackered and just want to go to a hotel and sleep it off. Charles de Gaulle airport is 50 minutes away from Paris. The tour starts at 11am on the first day. Unless you’re traveling business and are really good at sleeping on the plane, you probably won’t have enough time to recover and rest. The tour will be busy and you’ll want your faculties in full working order so you can make the most of your investment. I recommend arriving the day before and using that first day to acclimatize and recover.
How do I get from Provence to Paris after the tour?
There are high-speed trains from Avignon to Paris costing about 60€ which take 3.5 hours. If staying a bit longer in Provence sounds like the best idea you’ve had in ages, Travellur can arrange discounted prices at the hotel to extend your stay. If you wish to continue touring venues in other parts of France, Travellur can make private arrangements for you according to your budget.
What about the food?
We will be sharing most dinners at the hotel and a lunch at one of the featured venues. Breakfast is included at the hotel. There will also be opportunity to strike out on your own one night or skip dinner and hole up in your room overdosing on macaroons. In Provence it’s all about French food and other types of food are not readily available. French food revolves around bread, cheese, meat and wine. If you have dietary restrictions, bringing your own staples from home or getting them in Paris is recommended. Travellur understands and respects food limitations and can advise you further, please contact us.
What language are we talking?
The tour and site visits will be conducted in English. All the vendors and venue event coordinators you will meet speak English.
What is the local currency?
France uses the Euro. Withdrawing cash from ATMs in Paris is recommended for best rates. Getting all the cash you need for the tour in Provence is essential. We will be touring breathtakingly beautiful countryside but ATMs are few and very far between.
What about check-out time?
Check-out time is 10am on the morning of the 26th. You will be able to leave your bag at the front desk and enjoy the property until your departure that day. If you wish to stay longer, discounted rates can be arranged in advance.
Can I rent my own car?
Yes! This is actually a very good idea if you’re the independent type, want to do dinner in town, or plan to extend your stay and continue exploring the region. Tour price is considerably discounted (300-400€) to guests who wish to rent their own car.