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Bicycle Gourmet’s Tour de France French Photo Course Workshop 2015



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:

  1. 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.
  2. Non photographic partners are welcome. (There is no “singles supplement.”)
  3. STRICT LIMIT of 8 participants per workshop to allow the maximum amount of individual attention.

Workshop One: Loire Chateaux and River Villages.

loire chateaux

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.)

Questions? – treasures@soulmuse21.



Some of Last Year’s Client’s…

“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

bicycle gourmets photography course workshop france 2014


                                            TO RESERVE

Paypal 50% of the tuition fee to: treasures@soulmuse21.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/Cancellations/Refunds

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.

I look forward to sharing the “Treasures of France” with you!




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17 Responses to “Bicycle Gourmet’s Tour de France French Photo Course Workshop 2015”

  1. vic cynters says:

    sadly..just seeing this n ow….but glad i did!…how can i NOT sign up after this decription and the reviews. I’ll be there!

  2. ann randall says:

    super photos and loved the video!…hpefully i can co-ordinate the time and the cash..this is too good to miss! thanks again BG!!!

  3. rainer calman says:

    both tours sound really exceptional…but for me the hilltop villages take the cake…or should i say “le gateau?”…..can’t wait for august!

  4. ellie brenner says:

    your photos really make me feel that i’ve done the tour already!…
    especially love the loire chateauxs excursion…..i’m pinching my pennies now!

  5. karen ingram says:

    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 late. trying to re-arragne my program to join you in september!

  6. fran dennis says:

    absolutely incredible!..the only two words for these photos, the testimonials, and the opportunity. we’ll be there with bells on!

  7. harvey dempster says:

    after those recommendations..how could anyone say no?

  8. bev ross says:

    wanting to jump right into those photos and get started!

  9. carla stavers says:

    i hear ya bev!…..we really do need some start trek technology../don’t ya think?

  10. bev ross says:

    absolutely carla! (i’ll be there – will you?)

  11. carla stavers says:

    bev – doin’ my best to convince the boss he really can do without me for two weeks. wish me luck!

  12. walt densmore says:

    that chateau with the lake in front is heartr stoppoingly beautiful!

  13. ab rosen says:

    with ya 110 % walt….anyone know the name of it?

  14. fran kimmelman says:

    it’s Chateau Chambord(don’t pronounce the “d”)..on the loire i believe
    (but don’t quote me!)

  15. betty freeman says:

    the opening photo…isn’t that also the cover of da bg’s book – “more than a year in provence?”

  16. yaro zennon says:

    you got that right betty!

  17. tamara dennis says:

    can’t think of a better excuse for grabbing my trusty nikon and heading for france!…..wait for me BG!!!

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