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Bicycle Gourmet’s Tour de France French Photo Course Workshop 2015 - has Limited Availibilities in August and September.May/June/July – SOLD OUT!
Here’s da Skinny:
Transportation for all workshops is by BICYCLE. (Provided. You provide the lock) so…DON’T sign up for if you have knee, back or heart problems.
Non photographic partners are welcome. (There is no “singles supplement.”)
STRICT LIMIT of 8 participants per workshop to allow the maximum amount of individual attention.
Workshop One:Loire Chateaux and River Villages.
Gliding effortlessly along the cycle paths of Europe’s second largest river you’ll discover the Loire’s picture postcard river villages and the Chateaux of Angers, Saumur, Montsoreau, Chinon, Chambord, Chenonceau. (and more) Experiencing Summer in the Loire you’ll understand instantly why this was the preferred playground of Kings of France.
Dates : August 9-16, 16 -23, 23 -30
Tuition : $700@person
Workshop Two: Hilltop and Exceptional Villages of Provence.
Our route winds through the majestic Luberon National Park, where you’ll taste the exceptional wine of the village aptly named “Lumiere.”(light) Nearby your jaw will drop at the abundance of photo opps in the Hilltop Villages of Lacoste (Chateau of the Marquis de Sade), Menerbes, Bonnieux and Gordes.
Date: September 6 -13, 13 – 20, 20-27
Tuition : $700@person
The Program:Day One: arrival/welcome drinks/meal.(on me) Day Two to Five: we shoot. Day Six: Free/Relax/Explore. Day Six pm : Drinks/Bon Voyage meal(on me) Day Seven: you return to your 9 to 5 hell! (jus’ kiddin’!)
Generally we shoot early morning/late afternoon evening, taking a break during the (often) searing heat of the day. Each night we review the day’s shooting.
Accomodation (included) is a mixture of small hotels, guest houses and gites, depending on the particular workshop.
Breakfast/welcome/departure drinks/meals – on me. Lunch/Dinner – on you. As well as transport to and from me.( Whenever possible/desireable we eat together.)
“A truly incredible experience – on all levels. Photographic, senic and human. if you love france and photography, the bicycle gourmet has got your back!”
Larry and Meg Evans, Beverly hills, CA.
“As brits who’ve visited France many times, we thought we’d seen it all. We were wrong! Very wrong. Our eyes, and our insights were opened wide by the knowledge and talent of Christopher Strong. He Shared his “Secret France” with us, and our small band of photo adventurers…leaving us with incredible memories and equally incredible images. We will be back!
Nigel and Daphne Cavendish, London, UK
“What impressed us most about the Bicycle Gourmet’s Photo Workshop was his amazing knowledge of incredible photographic locations, most of them not in any guidebook. This enabled even technically challenged photographers(like us!) to come away with images so fantastic, our friends couldn’t believe we took them. Christopher’s patience,accessibility, and obvious delight in sharing his love for France was contagious and very inspirational. Highly recommended!
Sven and Gudren Larssen, Stockholm, Sweden
Paypal 50% of the tuition fee to: email@example.com indicating the workshop and dates you prefer. We’ll confirm your dates and/or suggest others if they aren’t available, as well as forward complete details.
Final payment is due 60 days before the start date. Cancellation 30 days before the start date - half refund. Cancelling after 30 days – No refund.
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absolutely incredible!..the only two words for these photos, the testimonials, and the opportunity. we'll be there with bells on! fran dennis | 27Mar15 | More
i was hoping that you'd be doing tours again this year.....would have liked to join you in june...but...unfortunately..i was too … karen ingram | 27Mar15 | More
your photos really make me feel that i've done the tour already!...
especially love the loire chateauxs excursion.....i'm pinching my pennies … ellie brenner | 27Mar15 | More
both tours sound really exceptional...but for me the hilltop villages take the cake...or should i say "le gateau?".....can't wait for … rainer calman | 27Mar15 | More
last year business committments made it impossible to join you. this year, i'm happy to say, i've left the business … ian wattlesworth | 27Mar15 | More
raremy have i seen images that even come close to whats on your fine art photo site. I've just signed … jack melman | 27Mar15 | More
can 't decide which i love more - your still photos or your videos.
obviously a workshop with da bg is … carla stavers | 27Mar15 | More
so excited to learn you ARE doing it again this year. dave and i had hoped you would. We'll be … sheila watson | 27Mar15 | More
sadly..just seeing this n ow....but glad i did!...how can i NOT sign up after this decription and the reviews. I'll … vic cynters | 27Mar15 | More
your video series is fantastic! - really gives the flavor of what the french countryside has to offer. i'm in … barbara billy | 26Mar15 | More