The most sincere and fun way to see great landscape, eat fantastic food and feel fit and healthy.

French Home Cooking

December, January, March: five days for five people at the home of James.  From any Saturday to Wednesday.  Please email to enquire.

€ 760  per person

Shop at markets for the finest local ingredients  and then enjoy cooking in James’s kitchen with James and others in the depths of the Quercy Blanc. 

The Truffle Hop

9th – 13th, 16th – 20th February

€ 1690  single supplement (ss): € 250 

Forget diamonds. Cooking, eating and seeking out the black truffle will be the most romantic thing you will ever do. Celebrate Valentine’s Day on our short break Truffle Hop. 


12th May – 18th May

€ 2690  ss: € 360 

Think Gaudi, Salvador Dali, Tapas, Barcelona and the rugged Costa Brava. All ingredients for a fine week!

Basque Pyrenees

27th April– 3rd May,  22nd – 28th September

€ 2690  ss: € 360

One of the beauty spots of France with an extraordinary history, culture and people and with stunning walking.

Le Puy en Velay start

7th – 13th April and 1st – 7th September

Figeac to Cahors

13th – 19th April and 7th – 13th September

€ 2690  ss: € 360 Le Puy en Velay

€ 2890   ss: € 360  Figeac

NEW!!! In the continuation of our St James Way walk from Le Puy-en-Velay to Conques, we are now offering the second part: CONQUES to CAHORS!!

Dordogne Quercy

26th – 1st June,

€ 2690  ss: € 360 

Why change a favourite?? You cannot beat the beauty and quality of French life in our original itinerary from 1996!



2nd – 8th June


9th – 15th June

€ 2690  ss: € 360 

St Francis, flowers, fettucine, La Foce (look it up), Fellini. Italy has style behind and in its fading fresco beauty.



7th – 13th July

£2290    ss: £310

One of the most beautiful parts of the world and nobody really knows about it! My home of yore.

Suffolk Coast

14th – 20th July

£2390    ss: £310

A beautifully eroded coastline interspersed with salt marshes scurrying in the wind.  Again this is part  of my home of yore and it is such a joy to return here.

Haut Quercy

15th – 21st September

€ 2690  ss: € 360

Fairy tale cliff-lined scenery of ancient France. Chateaux, fine food and wine. Great marriage!

French Cooking

4th – 10th October,

€ 2690  ss: € 360 

Hands on with fresh French food, four chefs and the hustle and bustle of market days


For private tours:
December 2017 / January 2018

Prices and dates to be discussed.

(15 days 8 people is an ideal balance.)

Masai Mara, Loita Hills, Nguruman Escarpment, Malindi

An opportunity for game viewing and walking through the stunning scenery of the Rift Valley

Samburu, Malindi

Morning walks through the most stunning remote scenery of Kenya. Finish with the sound of sea at the Driftwood

Barging Walking

23rd – 229th June


Optional morning walking excursions through village and landscape as you cruise canal and river in ancient Burgundy. Six crew including top quality chef. All this on beautiful barge, the first to be converted to a hotel in 1966.

Yoga Week

17th – 24th March and
4th – 11th November

€ 2690 ss : € 360 

Morning stretch sessions with Swami followed by stylish lunches and good afternon walks.  What a deliciously healthy week!