Prehistoric Caves and Great Cuisine of France

From Bordeaux to Provence


Here are the Trip Leaders scheduled for this journey (please note that leader assignments are subject to change).

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Céline Brossard

Céline lives by her motto, “la vraie liberté, c'est le vagabondage,” meaning “true freedom is only to be found wandering.” Her enthusiasm for hiking was sparked at the young age of five in the Pyrenees, and she has had a passion for ...

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Joanna Hallewell

Joanna has worked in the hospitality and tourism industry for most of her adult life. She has always had a passion for food and wine, and worked as a chef, alongside her husband at their own restaurant, for 16 years. She loves to explore the great outdoors, especially ...

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Peter Hallewell

Peter Hallewell, or “the mountain goat,” as his family affectionately calls him, loves to explore the great outdoors: walking, hiking, climbing mountains on skis or on foot, and snowshoeing. His passion for the outdoors first developed on family holidays ...

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Annie Hawkins

Departure Dates: May 17-28, 2022

Annie Hawkins, born and raised in a small village in Burgundy, is a passionate world traveler and one of our most enchanting Trip Leaders. After studying art history in Provence, Annie moved to California, where she led adventure tours in the American Southwest and ...

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Stephan Renard

Stephan Renard was born in Grenoble in the French Alps and grew up in the wild and remote Vercors region of the Rhône-Alpes, where he gained his passion for hiking, climbing, and skiing. A professional mountain leader and ski instructor since his youth, he loves ...

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