In the lovely Charente Maritime for couples & solo travelers

September 20-26, 2024

Parisians leave the city for their vacation homes in the Charente Maritime in Southwestern France each summer and you'll see exactly why they do!  The stunning views, Mediterranean climate, and relaxed nature of this beautiful wine-producing region will find you searching for a property of your own!  
In partnership with Wendy Harrop of The Phineas Wright House, we bring you a week of Chateau living and dreamy experiences that are the best-kept secrets of this idyllic region of France.
Imagine yourself sipping champagne poolside, in beautiful expansive conversation with fabulous new friends recalling the amazing day you just spent together. Meanwhile our Parisian trained private chef, Jeff Soens, creates another mouthwatering dinner graciously offering to show those interested in learning how to recreate the magic for themselves when they return home. 
Picture it! You’ll be taking in the markets, experiencing private jewelry-making classes, eating delicious food, brocanting, touring Chateaux, gardens, and distilleries, exploring river and seaside villages, spending a day on the Ile de Ré, meeting ex-pats who have made this their home for cocktails, and enjoying 6 nights of Chateau living!!
Luxury and delights in abundance!

On this trip all of your needs have been anticipated!

  • Welcome lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel in Bordeaux

  • 6 nights accommodations on the 75-acre grounds of 18th century Chateau la Chaussee.

  • Daily Excursions include markets & brocantes, chateaux & gardens, private silver jewelry-making class, private distillery tour & tasting, river cruise, a day trip to Ile de Re & La Rochelle, and more.

  • Plenty of free time to explore or relax

  • Full service, concierge travel experience from hosts Wendy & Susan

  • This intimate, interactive, immersive experience is limited to 10 guests and begins & ends in Bordeaux.


  • private chauffeured ground transportation

  • all meals and libations

  • listed excursions & experiences

  • accommodations (single occupancy with private bathroom)

Not Included:

  • transportation from your home to Bordeaux, France

  • accommodations before and after the tour

  • purchases or the shipping of treasures home (but we can help direct you with this)

  • travel insurance (REQUIRED)

A taste of the dreamy goodness...

Delicious food, fabulous experiences, seaside villages, and incredible memories to be made!

Charente Maritime

September 20-26, 2024

€7,990 per person (single or double occupancy)

A non-refundable 50% deposit is required at the time of booking with a balance due no later than August 1, 2024

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