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The YaYa French Tour: Divine secrets of Provence
The Ya Ya French Tour
….Divine Secrets of Provence
With Delphine Lopez
Location: The Rhône Retreat, Gaujac France
Level: For Ya Ya’s of all ages!!!!
“The Ya Ya French Tour” is all about life and living it to its fullest……oh yeah…with a little shopping also. What better way to start off this tour than with a quote from the divine Ya Ya herself…..
“This is a cardinal Ya-Ya rule: you must meet each person’s eyes while clinking glasses in a toast. Otherwise, the ritual has no meaning, it’s just pure show. And that is something the Ya-Yas are not.” ― Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Your guide, Ya Ya local Priestess Delphine Lopez, is prepared to show you the ropes in Provence with a bouquet of fun. Whether enjoying Flower arrangement classes or learning to make macaroons, you are heading for a week full of savors, smells and shopping. With each day bringing a new adventure and classrooms full of laughter, Delphine will make your stay one to remember.
She invites you to learn the art of bouquet making from a French florist. Create your own macaroons with an acclaimed local pastry chef. Market days in Uze’s and St. Remy de Provence. Boutique shopping wherever your credit cards are accepted. With a grand finale in Avignon…….for those who want to go away with a new look…..an afternoon with acclaimed hair stylist Greg at Hardwax Concept….before heading to Avignon Opera House for a night of Ya Ya Priestesses!
Our culinary delights at the Rhône Retreat will be prepared by local chef Jerome Gargallo. Be prepared to be wowed by his blend of French cuisine and a very fresh Mediterranean diet. The Rhône Retreat, a gorgeous property with three separate cottages, a main house, beautiful gardens and a sparkling pool, provides a home base for all YaYa participants with all meals included. It was built in the early 1800’s and offers a glimpse of life in a quaint village surrounded by vineyards and historical sites. There is no better way to experience the provincial lifestyle in a prestigious setting than what you will find behind the gates of the Rhone Retreat.
So bring your favorite Ya Ya’s and be ready to giggle……..
Package Options: Ideal for 4 to 6 Ya Ya Priestesses but can accomodate 8. Pricing may vary depending on single or doulble occupancy. Ideal in July or fall but can be anytime.
Preistess Package Cost of the 7 day tour starts at $3500. That includes…..
Six nights accommodations at the Rhone Retreat in Gaujac.
Ground transportation to all outings.
A one hour massage for each guest.
Transfer to/from Avignon TGV or Avignon Airport.
All wine tastings and vineyard visits.
Princess Package Cost starting at $4000 USD per YaYa. That includes…..
Everything included in the Priestess package plus:
Reception in Paris or other major French city.
1st class train tickets to Avignon, brunch and champagne service.
1st class train tickets to your next French destination after leaving the Rhone Retreat.
Optional Extras ….pricing available on resquest.
YaYa’s Go Rodeo …two additional days in the famous Camargue with horseback riding and flamingo watching while lodged at the fabulous 4 Star “Le Mas de la Fouque.”
YaYa French Riveria ……endless possibilities that we can help you select from such as St. Tropez, Nice , Eze, Monaco…to name a few.
Not included in the tour:
Tips for personal services.
Cost of any extra charges such as telephone calls and insurance.
There is no refund or discount for staying less than 7 nights.
We will meet you at Avignon TGV train station. After arriving in Avignon, it is a 25 minute drive to Gaujac and the Rhone Retreat where you will enjoy a relaxing afternoon; you will get your first taste of local specialties served around the pool. Dinner will be on property with your first sip of our 5 generation neighbor/winemaker’s excellent variety…literally a stone’s throw away.
Breakfast/Brunch at your own speed, whether an early bird or a late bloomer. A stroll around Gaujac to familiar yourself with the surroundings, visit the winemaker and see how he brings grapes to us in a bottle. Dinner is a walk away at the fabulous La Maison, where Christine Teste, recently awarded a Bib Gourmand by Michelin, explores French Provencal cuisine revisited with worldly spices and her husband, Pierre, a sommelier, introduces us to local wines that blend with any palate.
Early breakfast, then bags will be loaded and off to Avignon to say our first farewell…. because remember…. ”Once you Gaujac, you always go back.”[/list]