CURRENT SOJOURN OFFERINGS
Below, you will find a summary of all ten of our current sojourns in Paris, Eastern France and the South of France. You can click on titles to view the full details and itinerary for the ones that interest you.
SMALL GROUP SOJOURNS
Whether you just can't get enough of Paris's sights or will be visiting for your first time, this is the sojourn for you. In addition to seeing all the city's major sites, you'll slip away from the crowds to explore the little secret spots around them that locals love. This sojourn brings together nine of Paris' most popular tourist attractions for a meaningful visit so you can gain a deeper understanding of French history and culture.
On this sojourn you will explore some of the city's less well-known sights and neighborhoods. If you are already familiar with Paris, many of the places your guide shares with you will give you that lucky feeling that comes from stumbling upon a wonderful secret. The sights are marvelous and since they are mostly off the conventional tourist circuit, visiting these areas has a sort of special air of discovery that has been robbed from Paris’s over publicized spots. As a result, this may be the most thrilling trip Soujourner Tours offers in Paris. A daytrip to see the beautiful city of Reims and taste Champagne in a famous wine house is also part of this tour. You'll do much more than sightseeing: you'll get a taste of French culture and customs during your stay.
From your tour base in Besançon, the capital of the Eastern France region of Franche-Comté, you will take daytrips to enjoy the beauty, history, culture, wines and culinary traditions of an enchanting area that few people outside of Europe know. Fine food & wine and the exceptional architectural patrimony are the main focuses of this mouthwatering gastronomic sojourn. Optional leisure activities include biking along one of Europe's best trails and light hiking. On a day trip to Bourgogne (or, "Burgundy") one of France’s two most prestigious wine regions, you will taste some the most sought after wine in the world.
Soon you'll be able to sojourn in Provence, staying in a manor house, taking breakfast and dinner at home and spending the day on excursions to see the best of the area and eat in wonderful restaurants!
If you are looking for a something less predictable, this is the perfect sojourn. You will get away from the hustle-bustle of the main tourist attractions and discover the more eccentric and trendy sides of the city. The Best Kept Secrets of Paris Sojourn brings together some of the most interesting neighborhoods frequented by locals. Each district of Paris has a distinct personality and this tour offers a varied assortment of atmospheres, including hip contemporary culture and diverse immigrant influences.
Treat yourself to a lavish vacation and discover the savors and charm of a French region near the Swiss border with a distinct cultural heritage, natural beauty, and delicious cuisine that has remained traditional and authentic. Leisure activities include kayaking through scenery made famous by painter Gustave Courbet and an opportunity to visit a day spa. You'll take a day trip to a luxurious Swiss vacation spot, Montreux, famous for its affluence and incredible Mediterranean micro-climate where you will tour Switzerland’s most famous castle. You will explore the local wine country, lush mountain countryside and exceptional rural villages with the title "Most Beautiful Village in France", while experiencing pleasant French indulgences and the serenity and rustic sophistication of a region that is a real hidden treasure.
This sojourn invites you to walk in the footsteps of some of the most renowned painters of the 20th century as you explore three of their most beloved towns on the French-Spanish border. Your base town will be Collioure, a port town nestled between the vineyard covered mountains and the sea on the craggy shores of the Vermillion coast. You’ll take three daytrips to visit the region. You'll explore some of the region's most inspirational remote villages, with the coveted title “Most Beautiful Village in France”. You'll also head across the border to Spain where you’ll enjoy mouthwatering Spanish food, see works by Surrealist artist Dalí, ride along the scenic Costa Brava (or Wild Coast) and explore Cadaqués where Dalí had his favorite home.
8. Extended Stay French Language Immersion (Click for full Itinerary)
Improve your French! Spend a month taking intensive French language classes at a world-renowned institute. You'll be living like a local, staying in your own efficiency apartment in a manor house with a private courtyard where you can cook your own meals. Sojourner Tours makes all the arrangements, gives you a tour of the city (Besancon) where you'll be sojourning and offers you a local contact.
9.Culinary Immersion Sojourn (Click for full Itinerary)
Eat in the finest luxury restaurants, visit producers, go wine tasting in both France's finest and most unique wine regions, meet some of France's best culinary artisans. If you are serious about learning about French food, you'll enjoy this truly educational sojourn that takes a broad look at the French version of the "Local Food Movement" and "Farm to Table". You will take culinary history and cooking classes and go beyond the classroom to visit artisan winemakers, cheese-makers and one of France's best chocolate-makers. This tour features five Michelin star restaurants and two of France's officially recognized best food producers.
Speak French all week! Mornings offer you optional intermediate or advanced grammar, French speaking classes and a cultural lecture series on the history and food of the region where you are staying. Each afternoon you'll go on an excursion to practice your French: visit local producers, take a guided tour of the local castle and fort, hike to a winery to taste the delicious local wines and more! By the end of the week you'll practically feel like a villager in the charming fishing village where you'll be staying in a cottage with your fellow sojourners: you'll be shopping in the market, strolling along the artists' walk, talking with the locals. Breakfasts and dinners will be eaten family-style at the cottage, while you'll lunch in the places the locals love including a luxurious Michelin star restaurant and a coastal winery.