Meetup Tour France 2019

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Join us in France

Born out of the community and the fact that we all love to travel and would have like to meet up with others from our community, meet new travel buddies and just to spend some time with like-minded travel enthusiasts the A Not So Young Woman Abroad Community is excited to be off to France for our worldwide community meetup in April 2019.  Our community is made up of over 20,000 amazing women from different countries and different walks of life.

We’ve teamed up with our travel partner Michelle from Travellers Lounge who has many years experience putting together off the beaten track experiences.  Michelle has helped to create our unique meet up tour and will be handling all the bookings.  She’s also made sure we have time to venture out on our own with our new friends.

Everyone that comes along will receive a pack of A Not So Young Woman Abroad goodies including a travel handbag and a travel kit.  We’ve also gathered some secret prizes for games along the way.

Together we’ll be experiencing a very different France, in its best light.

Limited to only 18 female travelers. Why not join us?


France with a Difference 13 – 27 April 2019

Not your ordinary tour of France, our bespoke female only tour will see us staying in 4 Star Boutique and Chain Accommodation, and experiencing a side of France that the regular tours don’t go. There will be cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and plenty of fun and games along the way.

Early Bird Prices – Book Now

AUD $7750* Twin Share plus airfares (approx $5865 USD) 

AUD $8900* Single plus airfares (approx $6735 USD) 

(Prices quoted include a saving of $400 if you book before 30th June 2018)

Day tours, meals as described are included in the prices.

Please note that a AUD $800 non-refundable deposit is required at booking.  This is required so that we can confirm our tour.

Our Itinerary

10 Useful French Phrases for your trip to France

Day 1 – 13 April 2019 – Bonjour Paris

Today we will arrive in the city of lights to be greeted and transferred to our hotel (subject to flight times).  Depending on your arrival time there will be some free time to explore Paris before we are picked up from our hotel to venture out for a welcome drink and dinner of traditional French fair the evening.  We’ll be learning a little French and you’ll get to meet the other ladies from the community.

Welcome Drink and 3 Course Dinner Included.

Day 2 – 14 April 2019 – Paris

What visit to Paris would be complete without seeing the sites?  After breakfast this morning we take a guided panoramic tour of Paris including the major sites. The afternoon is all about Perfume as we venture out on a perfume tour. Dinner tonight is at your leisure, head out with your new friends or you are welcome to join me at one of my favorite places.

Buffet Breakfast (Cold) included.

Vannes France

Day 3 – 15 April 2019 – Vannes

Today we take a drive through the French countryside to Vannes.  Vannes is a beautiful walled town in the North West of France.  On our arrival in Vannes we will experience a taste of its medieval history with a guided walking tour.  Vannes is all about crepes so there will be lots of yummies to tempt us on our walk.  In the evening we will meet for dinner and to see the town in its evening glow.

Buffet Breakfast (Cold) and 3 Course Dinner included.

Carnac Stones

Day 4 – 16 April 2019 Vannes and Carnac

Day 4 is all about food and ancient history. Today we head out from Vannes to experience Carnac.  Carnac is renowned for its unique standing stones. We’ll take in the sights of Carnac in the morning and sup on some local food at lunch.  We then head back to Vannes to experience a French cooking class and demonstration.

Dinner tonight is at your leisure, but you are welcome to join me for a nightcap at an old pub/cafe.

La Rochelle France

2 Course Lunch Included.

Day 5 – 17 April 2019 La Rochelle

There’ll be some fun and games on the bus today as we travel to La Rochelle where we will be greeted by a local guide and taken on a walking tour to experience the medieval and renaissance sights of La Rochelle, before late lunch at your leisure.  Half-timbered buildings and a glorious old port await us in La Rochelle. You’ll have some time to get lost with your new friends or venture out on your own before we meet for dinner to tell our stories.

3 Course Dinner Included.

Day 6 – 18 April 2019 La Rochelle

Today is a day of leisure.  Head out with your new friends, on your own or just find yourself a French cafe to enjoy your favorite beverage.  La Rochelle is filled with historical curiosities and you’ll soon find yourself swept up in its magic.

You are welcome to come join me in the early evening for a Kir Royal or a glass of your favorite beverage for some trivia and to share your adventures.

Day 7 – 19 April 2019 Biarritz

Today we head to Biarritz in the Basque Region of France. Biarritz has been a favorite beach getaway for locals since Napoléon III used to take his wife there during the mid 19th Century.  There will be some fun and games the bus ride to Biarritz.

On arrival in Biarritz we will be met by our local guide who will take us on a walking tour of this elegant seaside town.  Spend your afternoon at leisure, soaking up the sights like the Rocher de la Vierge or find one of the many cafes to sit and watch the world go by.

Your evening is free, but you are welcome to join me for an evening out and to share your stories.

Buffet Breakfast (Cold) included.

Wine Tasting in France


Day 8 – 20 April 2019 Biarritz/Basque Country

Today we head out into the Basque Country for a visit to a local vineyard to sample local French wines and taste local produce over a light lunch.  We’ll have some time to head out as a group or on our own in the afternoon before we meet for dinner in at a restaurant recommended by locals in the evening.

 Wine tasting, light lunch and 3 Course Dinner included.

Day 9 -21 April 2019 Tarbes

Today we travel to Tarbes, an ancient town in the Occitanie region of southwestern France, where we’ll experience a French cooking demonstration in the afternoon.  We’ll have some time to explore our surroundings before heading out to Dinner as a group in the evening.

Buffet Breakfast (Cold) and 3 Course Dinner included.

Day 10 – 22 April 2019 Tarbes

After a morning of leisure, we meet for lunch at a restaurant recommended by locals, after which we’ll take a walk together to check out the local sights, take in some shopping and spend time with our friends.  This evening is one of leisure but you are welcome to join me for a tipple or two at a local venue.

2 Course Lunch included.


Day 11 – 23 April 2019 Toulouse

Today we head to ‘La Ville Rose’ Toulouse where we are met by our local guide to be taken on a walking tour of this remarkable place. Toulouse boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Canal du Midi, and the Basilica of St. Sernin, the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe. We finish our day with dinner and great conversation.

3 Course Dinner included.

Day 12 – 24 April 2019 Toulouse

After breakfast meet me for a walk before we head out for wine tasting and a light lunch.  During the afternoon, we’ll spend time together finding new places and experiencing local culture.  The evening is at your leisure to spend with your new friends.

Buffet Breakfast (Cold), Wine tasting and Light Lunch included.


Day 13 – 25 April 2019 Arles

Today we travel to Arles. Arles is famed for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh. Once a provincial capital of ancient Rome, Arles is also known for many remains from that era, including Arles Amphitheatre.  We’ll be met by our local guide for a walking tour before a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant.  We have the rest of the afternoon and evening to get lost and immerse ourselves in the history of Arles and seek out the spots that inspired Van Gogh.

2 Course Lunch included.

Day 14 – 26 April 2019 Arles

Today we experience a cooking class where we learn to cook like a local.  We’ll spend the afternoon on some little adventures, learning about French culture and soaking up the history of Arles.  Tonight we have arranged a special farewell dinner.

Buffet Breakfast (Cold) and 3 Course Dinner included.

Day 15 – 27 April 2019 Marseille

Today we leave Arles for Marseille, where sadly we say au revoir to our new friends.  Not goodbye but see you again soon.

Click here to contact Michelle at Traveller’s Lounge to reserve your spot today.

Join us over at the France Meetup Group on Facebook here.

Not included in this trip

  •  International and domestic flights

  •   Visas

  •   All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

  •   All meals and activities not specified

  •   Laundry & telephone

  •   Gratuities

You must provide proof of Travel Insurance prior to departure.

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