Our Story

Absolutely Southern France is a fully licensed travel company based in the south of France providing small group tour design, trip planning, tour leading and other custom travel services. We cater to mainly North American travelers , travel agents and tour operators seeking unique gourmet, leisure and cultural experiences in Provence, the Cote d’Azur and Occitanie regions.

Founder Nancy McGee pays special attention to all aspects of the clients’ travel, creating memorable programs, working with expert guides, sourcing off the beaten track experiences in comfortable boutique hotels and ensuring that her clients travel safely.

Nancy works with a locally based team of expert project managers along with an extensive network of partners and service providers who have been selected for their high standards and quality of services.

Absolutely has been certified Vignobles & Découvertes since 2015. This label is awarded to businesses committed to excellence in wine and food tourism by the Ministry of Tourism and Agriculture.


We’re proud to be part of JourneyWoman’s Verified Partner Program, which tells women that our services are women-friendly. JourneyWoman™ is the most beloved and respected women’s travel brand in the world, helping women travel safely and well for almost 30 years.

Nancy collecting her Vignobles & Découvertes Award

I love my job!

Meet Nancy McGee
Founder & Director

Born and raised bilingual in the province of Quebec, I was naturally attracted to France. I seized a work opportunity for a one year trip to the south of France which led to a love story that has lasted ever since.

Nancy McGee travel advisor
Nancy McGee

After a stellar career in corporate and international event management for the United Nations and Coca-Cola, a desire to share my passion of the south of France with others inspired me to set up my travel business. I am now having fun using my creative skills, my connections, and my knowledge to offer individuals and travel agents tour design, trip planning and tour leading services.

I love my team!

Meet Eva Rose Llorens
Project Manager, AKA “The LA Girl”

After so many years in the travel industry, I thought I knew it all. That was until I met California girl Eva Rose. After only 5 years living in the south of France, Eva has thoroughly immersed herself into French culture. She has an affinity for seeking out modern ways to enjoy the traditional French experiences. Her long-time career as a makeup artist, product developer and executive in the prestige spa and beauty industry has given her the flair and glamour to pull everything together while having so much fun.

Eva Rose

Meet Isabelle Pesci
Project Manager, Keeping us on our toes

Born in Marseille, Isabelle moved to the UK where she enjoyed a high flying career as a financial analyst   in London for 20 years. In 2005, she moved back to France  to become … a dance teacher ! Now based in Montpellier, she  has been  organising fun events in France and abroad for her dance school.  Isabelle couldn’t have arrived at a better time to rescue us from an increasingly busy workload. Well, that should keep us on our toes! Now let’s boogie! 

Isabelle Pesci

Meet Anais Carpentier
Project Manager, AKA “Mademoiselle Anais”

Anaïs grew up in the French Alps near Grenoble but she still can’t ski ! After having lived on three different continents, Anaïs a former French teacher, decided to go back to school in Toulouse, to study tourism. Using her fabulous sense of style and creativity she’ll add the French touch to our team.

Anaïs Carpentier

Meet Patricia Ford
Community Manager, AKA“the socialite”

Multi-national Patricia who is American, British and French is a talented writer, editor and above all a good friend who can never say no to an outing, road trip, dinner party, jazz concert or a glass of rosé wine. A highlight of her career in communications was as publicist for a major cruise line, which of course demanded plenty of shipboard parties!

Patricia Ford

In the news!

Nancy and Absolutely are regularly featured in media publications.

Take a look at our Media page for the full list.

Awards

Luxury Travel Guide Award

Nancy first won the award for Best Holiday Tours in Occitanie Region in 2016 and has continued to take the prize every year since. For more information, visit the LTG Awards website.

Small Business Entrepreneur Award

In 2015 Nancy was awarded the Small Business Entrepreneur Award for her work promoting tourism in the region.

Nancy accepting the award from the Chamber of Commerce