Who are we?

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.

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.

Nancy collecting her Vignobles & Découvertes Award


EU Business News

Hot off the press ! Absolutely Southern France is winner of Best Women’s Group Tour Operator 2022 – Southern France For more information, visit EU Business News

Luxury Travel Guide Award

Nancy first won the award for Best Holiday Tours in Occitanie Region in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, 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

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 and her papillon spaniel Jewel

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 escorting services.

I’m a proud member of the French women’s business leaders’ network FCE, ambassador and member of tourism committee with the Chamber of Commerce and on the board of the CPME , the French small business owners’ trade union.

I love my team!

Meet Emma Gély
Project Manager “aka” the Caregiver

Of French and British origin, Emma spent her childhood in the south of France, where she fell in love with the region’s incomparable colors, scents and flavors. She went on to dedicate several years to a nursing career.
It is said that travel is the best medicine! And Emma’s passion for travel inspired her to care for people in another way – by designing curated trips to the south of France and other exciting destinations.

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!


In the news!

Nancy and Absolutely are regularly featured in media publications.

Take a look at our Media page for the latest news.