This region - now once again known by its old name, Occitania - has a rich history, set against the backdrop of stunning natural beauty and spiced by unsolved mysteries. It is the lesser known south of France; more rural, more adventurous, and many sites are not so easy to find. When you would like to explore this region by car, or as a member of an organized group tour, an experienced tour guide can make history come to life and help you discover the incredible historical and cultural heritage of Occitania.
My name is Anneke Koremans. For over a decade I have been a 'guide accompagnateur' here in Cathar Country, France. I can be booked on demand, and therefore my tours usually do not have a date. The tours I describe below are the popular tours that can be done in one day, provided your accommodation is in the immediate area.
“Anneke will provide you with the experience of a lifetime. She knows every nook, cranny, mystery, and secret of Cathar country.” ~ Steve Berry, New York Times Best Selling author, known for e.g. "The Templar Legacy".
You can hire me as your private tour guide from one person to small groups from 150 to 200 euros per day, depending on the number of people, the length of the tour and the destination (the maximum group size for this fee is 7 people). Large groups: 250 euros per day per group. These fees are excl. transport, lunches and entrance fees. Half days start at 100 euros per day, depending on the destination and number of people.
Private tours with transport:
Small car with driver and tour guide: 250 euros per day, max. 2 people.
Comfort car with driver and tour guide: 350 euros per day, max. 2 people.
Group tours with transport:
(In cooperation with Barinca Travel)
Mini-bus with driver and tour guide: from 450 euros per day depending on the destinations and requirements for the tour. Max. 7 people.
Large bus with driver, tour guide and tour management, organization, transfers and itinerary assistance: prices on request. Max 50 people.
All fees are excl. of all lunches and entrance fees. It is customary for a client here in France to pay for the lunches of the guide and, if booked, the driver.
There is a maximum mileage and time for day-excursions. The tour starts and ends at your accommodation.
It is often asked if I also do tours in the Provence or Spain. However, I only accompany tours in southern Occitania, and in Greece.
Possibilities of advance payment:
This is possible via PayPal & bank transfers, or, on one day tours (last minutes), cash on arrival at your accommodation before the tour starts (possible with small amounts only). I am unable to accept credit cards.
If you are interested in creating a group tour yourself, and hire me as your local guide, please read my blog page "Discover Cathar Country!"
Click HERE to read some of the reviews we have received.
Puivert Castle, where we discover the story of the Troubadours, and Alet-les-Bains, known for its stunning cathedral ruins, late medieval square with half-timbered houses and the 'House of Nostradamus'.
A guided tour to Puilaurens Castle in the Fenouillet and Galamus, where we visit the Hermitage of St. Anthony of the Desert.
Other destinations are on request. Some combinations can be made, provided the destinations are in the same direction and the time schedule allows for it.
Below you can see a map provided by Google Maps, showing you the general area
where I do my tours.
Hope to see you soon! From Occitania, with love! ♥
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