Dancing the Sardane in Céret, France.
There are only two spots left on our June 17 - 25 Papa’s Paris Tour! Join me and our lovely ladies on our traveling party as we wine and dine our way across Paris, flirt with Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, imbibe the wisdom of Gertrude Stein, and have Zelda teach us how to dance the Charleston. Find out more on our site and our blog, or just call me. Reserve by Friday, 5/19 to ensure a room and save $670!
Literary types at Café les Editeurs in the St.-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris.
Pont du Diable ("The Devil's Bridge"), Céret.
Pont du Diable, Céret.
View of Céret, Chaim Soutine. Note Pont du Diable in foreground.
And for your delectation, we have also added another tour, Picasso’s Pyrenees, September 10-18, 2017 (Sunday-Monday), in which we’ll visit the charming little town of Céret in the Catalonian Pyrenees which became a mecca of Cubism and welcomed successive waves of painters to its lovely climate and low-key atmosphere, including Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Gris, Soutine, Dufy, Cocteau, Chagall, Dubuffet, Tzara, and many others, attracted by its native artist, Manolo, and Manolo’s friend and art patron, Frank Haviland. Read more about the fascinating story of Céret on this blog post.
Boats in the Port of Collioure.
Boats in the Port of Collioure, Henri Matisse, 1905.
French fishing boats, Collioure, André Derain
We’ll also take a side trip to the lovely Meditteranean village of Collioure, where Matisse and Derain spent several summers painting.
We’ll also participate in a two-day festival which includes running races, brass bands playing pasa dobles, performances of the local Sardane dance, Catalonian songs, local delicacies, outdoor feasts, a Meditteranean market, and a demonstration of lace making by 300 lace makers. And a paquito géant, a fun and silly crowd-surfing event.
Let's not forget shopping! Purchase some locally made espadrilles and bags in the vibrant colors of the port of Collioure. Or pick up some local delicacies at the Meditteranean Market.
So join us for this fun and art filled getaway to the beautiful Pyrenees Mountains in Southwestern France! We are working to make this very affordable. Pricing and details will be on our site shortly.