Opulent Journeys

Pottery Tour to France

07 July - 22 July 2018

From (AUD)


16 DAY

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1300 219 885 (AU)

0800 456 219 (NZ)


Are you looking for a creative break that combines pottery, sunshine and great food? Then join Marian Howell in France in July 2018 for this 16 days Pottery Tour to Southern France.  Our special tour will also cater for non-potting partners who would like to explore surrounding places of interest with our French speaking guide. This tour includes a workshop, with 6 mornings of intensive tuition and firings. In the afternoons you will be free to continue working in the studio or exploring the countryside around Bordeaux, wine tasting for a couple of blurry hours or lying by the pool. We'll also be visiting some wonderful local potters and private collections.

Dates & Prices

Tour Price (per person, twin share)                                  


Potter                              $4,790
Non-potter $3,745

 *Tour price is Land Only, starts in Paris and finishes in Bordeaux. Please contact Opulent Journeys for single supplement and non-potters program.

  • 6 day workshop with home cooked 3 course lunches, yum!
  • Visit local potters, galleries and private collections
  • Explore the rustic beauty of Southern France
  • Wine tasting
About your tour leader - Marian Howell
This tour will be led by the well-known Australian Ceramicist, Marian Howell who will provide expert commentary on ceramics during the tour. Marian is a past president of the Australian Ceramics Association, a former Head of Ceramics at the National Art School and is currently Head of the Ceramics Design Studio, Sydney.   
What's Included
Tour Inclusions:
  • 1 night accommodation in Paris, 13 night’s cottage style accommodation in Laperche, 1 night accommodation in Bordeaux
  • 2 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Private coach transfer hotel-train station in Paris, Bordeaux station-hotel in Laperche-Bordeaux hotel
  • Transportation and admission fees to galleries and museums
Not included:
  • International flight
  • Arrival/departure transfer  
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities & porterages
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses, and anything not mentioned
For detailed itinerary, please contact
Phone: 1300 219 885            Email: enquiries@opulentjourneys.com.au
Fitness level - Moderate

Please make your own way to hotel in Paris. 

Coach transfer to train station for train to Bordeaux. On arrival in Bordeaux, transfer to accommodation in Laperche. 

Workshop at Gite Dans Le Jardin. 

Free time in the morning to relax or work in the studio. Afternoon tour in Laperche. 

Last day for workshop at Gite Dans Le Jardin. 

Tours in Laperche.

Free time day to relax and enjoy. 

Tours in Laperche

Depart Laperche in the morning for transfer to Bordeaux. In the afternoon visit the Museum of Fine Arts which is one of the largest museums in France.

Our tour ends after breakfast. Free time in Bordeaux prior to your arranged departure or you can extend your stay if you want to explore the town or the wine district further.

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