Unique ten-day photographic tours to the South of France, led by professional Australian photographers Jon Davison and Kingsley Klau. Jon and his wife Jude live in the medieval hill-top village of Cordes-sur-Ciel, and is where the tours operate from.
PHOTOGRAPHIC, GASTRONOMIC & CULTURAL TOURS
TO THE OCCITANIE REGION OF SOUTHERN FRANCE
With photographers Jon Davison & Kingsley Klau
Seven day, eight night group tour, September 12th to 19th, 2020
ESP photo Tours, based in the medieval hill-top village of Cordes-sur-Ciel, offers personal one-on-one or small group photographic, gastronomic and cultural tours to the historic Occitanie region of southern France. An area that was the centre of the 13th century 'Cathar heresies'. It was also one of the first wine growing regions of France. The tours are run by professional photographer Jon Davison and his wife Jude. For our group tours with 5 or more guests, we are joined by Western Australian guest photographer Kingsley Klau, plus local Cordes film maker Yvan Rabe.
Included in the cost of your tour is your accommodation and all meals at the charming and intimate ‘Le Secret du Chat’ on Le Planol, with Marie & Alain Chamary, where you will experience the local French cuisine at its best.
The tours take in the historic villages and cities of; Albi, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Penne, Puycelci, Bruniquel, Najac, Varen, St Antonin Noble Val, Chateau Grandval, Ambialet, Castlenau-de-Levis, Belcastel and more. Within these locations we will find ruined castles, pigeonniers, vineyards, sunflower fields, farmscapes, churches and abbeys, medieval fortified towns, villages and much more. We will also have the chance to visit inside some of the homes in Cordes, plus visit local metal sculptors, carpenters, stone masons, artists and jewellers. As well as gaining that all important 'photographer's eye', you will be immersed into the culture and history of Occitanie, as well as gastronomic meals created by great regional chefs. There is also the opportunity of free sessions in Photoshop with Jon, where you get to see just how important post production is now to the craft of photography. Our courses are fun, informative and inspiring. All photographs © Jon Davison 2016 - 19.
Course cost per person is €2,950 (AU $4,384.00) inclusive of ALL meals (breakfast, lunch inc packed, evening meals and wine), transport to and from Toulouse airport, all location transport to the various sites, all information handouts, photography and Photoshop tuition. Eight nights, seven day tour (plus two days transit).
Arrival 12th, tour starts 13th, leave 20th.
Personalised 15 page photo book of the tour by Yvan Rabe (local Cordes photographer/film maker).
Yvan will follow you on the tour and photograph you in every location.
The book will also include your best photos that you have taken during the tour = €75.
Book the 2020 course now to receive a free hard copy or pdf of Jon’s souvenir book of Cordes, valued at $15!
(versions in English or French).
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