Sacred South of France…The Mystery of Mary Magdalene

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JUNE 2023

Just the name evokes a sense of serenity with its picturesque countryside dotted with vineyards and chateaux… Here, fine wines, great food and a “joie de vivre” have attracted and inspired so many throughout time.

Come with us as we trace the fabled footsteps of Mary Magdalene, who is said to have arrived in France after the crucifixion and lived and worked here as teacher and healer. She is regarded by many as an archetype of the divine feminine, an energy that has often been quelled in this world and yet is much needed (now more than ever). On this journey we discover the lore of her journey and immerse ourselves in the beauty, elegance and gastronomy that is France… all in comfort and luxury!

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DISCOVER THE LORE OF MARY MAGDALENE’S JOURNEY AND IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE BEAUTY, ELEGANCE AND GASTRONOMY THAT IS FRANCE…

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR 8 DAY DIVINE ADVENTURE INCLUDE:
  • 3 nights luxury accommodation at the 19th century Gothic style Hôtel de la Cité, located within the medieval walled city of Carcassonne (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • A Different Point of View, held privately on the hotel terrace. Views, Food Stations, Blanquette and the owner of the hotel will share the history of the hotel as the wistful strains of a French accordionist serenades and the sun sets on this fabulous city steeped in so much mystery, history and lore.
  • The South of France through the eyes and heart of Mary Magdalene …a day of Mary Magdalene with experts in Alet-les-Bains & Rennes-le-Chateau with a blessing, musical meditation, enchanting gourmet picnic lunch in a private garden and exploration of Sainte Marie-Madeleine church and castle.
  • Enchanting Encounters with a choice of: the Cathar Castles of Lastours; the Lovers Fountain & Isis Chair or a private guided walking & shopping experience in Carcassonne.
  • “A Hint of Italy” evening at La Bourdasso hosted by the Family owners, with a gourmet dinner prepared by an award-winning chef, surprises abound.. More than a hint of charming, welcoming, delightful deliciousness…
  • 4 nights at the breathtaking Hôtel Le Pigonnet, (a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World) located within walking distance to Aix-en-Provence.
  • “La Vie en Rose” evening in the famed rose garden of Le Pigonnet…al fresco dining with the sultry sounds of Edith Piaf to seduce all senses into the sublime.
  • “Votre Journée à Votre Façon” with a choice of: A day in Marseille with a visit to the St. Victoire Abbey, a walking tour of the city and a gourmet lunch overlooking the harbour; A day in Avignon with a visit to the Palais de Papes and a picnic and wine-tasting at Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Estates; A day en Provence with a visit to the village of Lourmarin on Market Day, a casual lunch and wine-tasting at a small local winery.
  • “Dinner with the Stars” a Michelin Star restaurant culinary extravaganza.
  • Exploring the Divine Feminine …with Mary experts in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume including a hike to the grotto of Mary Magdalene (where she is said to have spent time in prayer & mediation), a casual lunch in a Monastic Retreat and a visit to the Basilica that is dedicated to Mary.
  • Morning walking experience through Aix-en-Provence.
  • Au Revoir, a gala affair at a Private Provence Estate.  An exclusive evening of vistas and fancy. The countryside, gardens and terrace evoke all things South of France while gentle breezes and live entertainment captivate your imagination and leave you longing for more…

HÔTEL DE LA CITÉ within in walls of Carcasonne

 
HÔTEL DE LA CITÉ

The Hôtel de la Cité is an integral part of the history of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the very heart of the medieval city and built on the site of the former bishop’s palace, this 5-star hotel stands next to the Saint-Nazaire Basilica and overlooks the lower town from the ramparts, offering an enchanting view over the city, its gardens, its walls and its stones that have been there for centuries.

HÔTEL DE LA CITÉ WEBSITE


 

HÔTEL LE PIGONNET

Le Pigonnet appears at first to underwhelm, but as you enter and immerse, you come to understand that you are experiencing something, some place that far surpasses merely enchanting. This magical place is an elegant and transformative escape in the heart of Aix-en-Provence. An 18th century Provençal mansion in beautiful floral gardens, Le Pigonnet (a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World) is a secluded slice of heaven, just a few minutes away from the city centre of Aix-en-Provence.

Relax & settle in. Allow its unprecedented authentic beauty and art of itself wash over you…

HÔTEL LE PIGONNET WEBSITE

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HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR 8 DAY DIVINE ADVENTURE INCLUDE:
  • 3 nights luxury accommodation at the 19th century Gothic style Hôtel de la Cité, located within the medieval walled city of Carcassonne (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • A Different Point of View, held privately on the hotel terrace. Views, Food Stations, Blanquette and the owner of the hotel will share the history of the hotel as the wistful strains of a French accordionist serenades and the sun sets on this fabulous city steeped in so much mystery, history and lore.
  • The South of France through the eyes and heart of Mary Magdalene …a day of Mary Magdalene with experts in Alet-les-Bains & Rennes-le-Chateau with a blessing, musical meditation, enchanting gourmet picnic lunch in a private garden and exploration of Sainte Marie-Madeleine church and castle.
  • Enchanting Encounters with a choice of: the Cathar Castles of Lastours; the Lovers Fountain & Isis Chair or a private guided walking & shopping experience in Carcassonne.
  • “A Hint of Italy” evening at La Bourdasso hosted by the Family owners, with a gourmet dinner prepared by an award-winning chef, surprises abound.. More than a hint of charming, welcoming, delightful deliciousness…
  • 4 nights at the breathtaking Hôtel Le Pigonnet, (a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World) located within walking distance to Aix-en-Provence.
  • “La Vie en Rose” evening in the famed rose garden of Le Pigonnet…al fresco dining with the sultry sounds of Edith Piaf to seduce all senses into the sublime.
  • “Votre Journée à Votre Façon” with a choice of: A day in Marseille with a visit to the St. Victoire Abbey, a walking tour of the city and a gourmet lunch overlooking the harbour; A day in Avignon with a visit to the Palais de Papes and a picnic and wine-tasting at Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Estates; A day en Provence with a visit to the village of Lourmarin on Market Day, a casual lunch and wine-tasting at a small local winery.
  • “Dinner with the Stars” a Michelin Star restaurant culinary extravaganza.
  • Exploring the Divine Feminine …with Mary experts in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume including a hike to the grotto of Mary Magdalene (where she is said to have spent time in prayer & mediation), a casual lunch in a Monastic Retreat and a visit to the Basilica that is dedicated to Mary.
  • Morning walking experience through Aix-en-Provence.
  • Au Revoir, a gala affair at a Private Provence Estate.  An exclusive evening of vistas and fancy. The countryside, gardens and terrace evoke all things South of France while gentle breezes and live entertainment captivate your imagination and leave you longing for more…

HOTELS

HÔTEL DE LA CITÉ within in walls of Carcasonne

 
HÔTEL DE LA CITÉ

The Hôtel de la Cité is an integral part of the history of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the very heart of the medieval city and built on the site of the former bishop’s palace, this 5-star hotel stands next to the Saint-Nazaire Basilica and overlooks the lower town from the ramparts, offering an enchanting view over the city, its gardens, its walls and its stones that have been there for centuries.

HÔTEL DE LA CITÉ WEBSITE


 

HÔTEL LE PIGONNET

Le Pigonnet appears at first to underwhelm, but as you enter and immerse, you come to understand that you are experiencing something, some place that far surpasses merely enchanting. This magical place is an elegant and transformative escape in the heart of Aix-en-Provence. An 18th century Provençal mansion in beautiful floral gardens, Le Pigonnet (a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World) is a secluded slice of heaven, just a few minutes away from the city centre of Aix-en-Provence.

Relax & settle in. Allow its unprecedented authentic beauty and art of itself wash over you…

HÔTEL LE PIGONNET WEBSITE

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