Those boots were made for walking … in Montpellier

two people walking wearing black boots and white sneakers, bicycle wheel, pavement

When I first arrived in Montpellier I was, well, awestruck. I’m a hiker but I swear I put in more miles exploring the town than scaling the Catskill mountains. Of course frequent wrong turns in the winding streets of the old town only added to the mileage! Should have brought my hiking boots! At least […]

My Pandemic Story in the News

woman with pink scarf and yellow nails

Trip planning and tours to France at a standstill I am honoured to have been the recent subject of an interview in a fabulous international magazine which features outstanding women, their achievements and initiatives.  Their stories inspired me no end as I struggled with ways to keep my travel agency in business during the pandemic. […]

A New Website, A New Look at Travel

POLAROID shots of fountain, bougainvillia, mediterranean sailboat, cobbltsone streets, gardens, ceramics

I’m thrilled to introduce you to my freshly redesigned website and exciting new features and tour collection.  The recent slowdown in travel allowed me to seriously reflect on the industry’s future and how to adjust to the challenges ahead. First off: a website redesigned and more user-friendly, bringing to life the places many travelers dream […]

Occitanie Tourist Board Grant

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It is no secret that the tourist trade has been the hardest hit industry by the pandemic. Absolutely Southern France, based in Occitanie, is no exception. We are delighted to announce that Absolutely Southern France has been awarded a grant by the Occitanie Tourist Board (Région Occitanie) for our promotion of the exceptional sites and […]

Roll Out the Red Carpet! VIP Guest in Sète

Parade with musical instruments and mariners costumes with a tall ship

Escale à Sète: The Tall Ships Festival to Welcome a VIP Guest on March 27 She commands attention wherever she goes and this year’s Escale à Sète will be no exception as hundreds of thousands of spectators, foreign dignitaries and international press turn out to greet Sète’s newest leading lady. No this isn’t the Oscars […]