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Join Us for a Wine Travel Adventure in the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon


Carcassonne, France
September 2-9, 2023

This seven-night, eight-day tour will introduce you to the delights of this beautiful and historic region in France.

Your travel experience with this small group will maximize your fun while you leave all travel worries to us. Experience the wine, food, culture and history of the region from the Greek occupation to modern times.



  • Accommodations at the 4 star Chateau Asturia
  • Continental petit déjeuner (light breakfast) each morning
  • Welcome dinner – light buffet
  • Wine tastings with lunch (not including your wine purchases)
  • Outdoor Marketplace tour with Lunch
  • Guides & tickets to historical sites & tours
  • Transportation – private vans will provide transportation between the accommodation and the day’s destination. Transportation is also included between the accommodation and the Toulouse Airport at specific times.
  • Farewell dinner

Historic Wine Region

Languedoc’s vineyard history dates to the 5th century BC when the Greeks introduced vines to the area. And, as occurred in many other French vineyard regions, winemaking expanded under the Romans. Viticulture has continued to play a crucial role in the regional economy since that time.

 Our own private Sommelier will lead us on trips to 3 historic wine regions of the Languedoc-Roussillon, one of the oldest winemaking areas of France. We will have special tastings to present the unique wines of the region including stops in:

  • Limoux (site of first sparkling wine production in France)
  • Corbières
  • Minervois


    This region is awash with historical features, such as hilltop towns, castles, Roman architecture and cave paintings. Inhabited for well over 450 thousand years, the intriguing and colorful history captivates many visitors to return time and time again.

    We will be guided in visits to the lovely and historic sites of:

    • Carcassonne
    • Mirepoix and Froix
    • Albi
    • Minervois
    • Narbonne
    • Limoux


    Cathar Castle



    This beautiful chateau will be our home base for the week. It has several comfortable lounge areas, modern kitchen, pool and outdoor dining/lounge, and includes 6 en suite bedrooms. The chateau is located near Carcassonne, on the edge of Argon, a pretty village with many amenities, and only a walk away from a Michelin star restaurant open for lunch and dinner.

    Check out the pictures of the chateau:

    Chateau Asturias, Carcassonne | Oliver’s Travels (oliverstravels.com)

    outside dining

    Reserve my Place!

    Enjoy a VIP customized experience in France for the price of $4,200/pp double occupancy, $4,700/pp single occupancy.

    Payment Requirements:

    • Reserve your place with an initial deposit for 25% of the tour price.
    • 2nd Deposit, 50% of the trip price, due by June 4, 2023  (50% Refundable if cancellation is made prior to August 1st)
    • Final Deposit, 25% of the trip price, due by August 1, 2023 (25% Refundable if cancellation is made after August 1st)

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