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About Luxury Travel Consultant2.

My name is Anne Suire, I am the owner of this small Travel company; I have lived in the US for a long time but started my young life in France.

I have done a lot in my life from assistant buyer for a small clothing store in San Francisco to caterer and private chef. I have decided a few years ago to create a tour company but I have worked on and off  on it because my life is very busy. Last night I had a dream about this small company of mine and this morning when I woke up I decided to work on it again by using WordPress and writing to my followers who want to travel to France and Italy.

I offer my clientele different ways to enjoy themselves while traveling as well as villa  selections , private chefs or cooks, tour guides / drivers as well as personalized itineraries. I also will give you restaurant suggestions.

The villa selections , how many of you will vacation so that we can find you the perfect home,  as well as location,( view or not view). Also pool or no pool, very important to remember when you book with us.

Would you like a driver (local preferably), they know the region !. We usually hire bilingual drivers / tour guides  so that they can communicate with our clients.

A private chef can be hired if you wish and it can be one night, three nights as you wish, once a chef or drivers are hired you need to let us know in advance before your trip , special event or vacation.

Tour ideas such as yoga, golfing, bicycling, culinary adventures and wine tasting, soul searching and more.

We can take care of your special event.

Anniversary, weddings, graduation, family getaway, friends or girlfriends get away. let us know if you have a special request, so that we can accommodate you.

Thank you.

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Luxury Travel Consultant2.

My name is Anne Suire, I am the owner of the small company Luxury Travel consultant.

I have lived in the US for a long time and started my young life in France. I have done quite a lot in my work life from Assistant buyer in a store in San Francisco to caterer and private chef. I had a dream last night telling me that I should get back to work on my travel company and communicate with my followers again. I have worked on and off with Luxury Travel Consultant2 and I have also known success with some tours that I did but with a busy life and family obligations in France, I have somehow walked away. I want back in the game and provide my future clientele with a stellar performance.

The company offers villas rentals and travel services as well as tour ideas and special events such as weddings, anniversary, graduation, family vacation, group vacation, women’s getaways, couples getaways . Properties                                                                                     

When you book with us you have to inform us when you plan on traveling, so that we can find you the best accommodations.  Some requests include near a village ( walking distance) or pool and no pool.

Private Chef

Private Chef,We can assist you with the request of a private chef, locally handpicked and bilingual which allows everyone to be comfortable.

Usually most tour guides drive and we request that they speak English. their prices will include transfers from and to property as well as touring the region.

Itineraries.

A personalized itinerary will be offered and you can always let us know if you want to make some changes.

Restaurant suggestions.

We will suggest the best and local restaurants at your request.

Tours’ ideas.

Golfing, horseback riding, yoga, bicycling, culinary adventures, wine tasting, hiking and soul searching. Anyone interested we offer flea markets of Paris and Provence!

Thank you!

Anne Suire Avignon Gourmet Tours Fall 2019.

http://www.luxurytravelconsultant2.com

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Welcome to Aix and Marseille, the central coast.

imgresMarseille is France’s second largest city is the place to head to enjoy the colorful sights and smells of a Mediterranean meting pot-cultures have definitely mingled here ever since the Greeks invaded, in about 600 bc. I would recommend that you tour the museums and the cathedrals , visit the Vieux Port, famous haunt of Marcel Pagnol’s Fanny, then head east to Aubagne to walk the Circuit Pagnol.

Aix- en- Provence. for one day you can join all the fashionable folk for whom cafe squatting, people-watching, and boutique- shopping are a way of life. Track the spirits of the town’s famous son, Paul Cezanne, by visiting the Jas de Bouffon, his newly opened family estate, and Mount Sainte Victoire, the main motif of this founder of modern art.

Central CassisCassis is a lovely harbor town that conjures up the Saint -Tropez of 1920s- you can take an excursion boat to the famously beautiful Calanques; Enjoy a picnic and a bottle of Cassis white and go down the steep sides to the hidden beaches and Fjord-like finger bays that probe the coast. To the East are Toulon and Ile d’Hyeres.

The five reasons to go.

Aix’s Cours Mirabeau: The Champs- Elysees of Posh Aix en Provence, this boulevard is lined with coffee shops like les deux Garcons, where Cezanne and Zola used to hang out.

Marseille. Order ahead at chez Fanfan’s and indulge in classic Bouillabaisse – This version will definitely make your tastebuds stand up.

Les Calanques. Near Cassis , these picturesque coves make you feel like you have stumbled onto the set of the Blue Lagoon, truly beautiful.

Iles d’Hyeres, nature paradise. A sense of pure escape can still be enjoyed on these islands covered with pine forests and sandy beaches.

Paul Cezanne. Tour Cezanne country in the area around Mount Sainte Victoire, near the artist’s hometown of Aix-En-Provence.

Anne Suire.

Travel planner and owner of Luxurytravelconsultant2.comGourmet Tours of Avignon, Provence 2019. Luxury Travel Consultant2 invites you to Avignon, Provence in October 2019.

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The Provence region.

I have always expressed to my readers and followers that the best time to visit Provence is in the Fall, rentals are usually cheaper , not as many people since Parisians are back at work and kids and students are back to school and universities. You can have better access to your favorite restaurant and lines are much shorter when you want to visit your favorite chateau and tour the country side and the wineries.

Life in Provence is much slower so when you visit it, enjoy and pay attention to every moment. We will provide tour guides, drivers , villas as well as a chef who will cook for you wonderful Provencal meals. We can plan for you an itinerary so you can enjoy a vacation stress free.

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From Luxury Travel Consultant2

Life has been very busy doing mundane things but want to focus again on Travel to France and Italy.

We are still doing Tour Groups but also Travel Planning including villa, Chateau, upscale apartments as well as private chefs and drivers to make your stay very enjoyable. If you want to have this special celebration ( let it be a wedding, special anniversaries, family celebration) and so on… we are here to help.

I mainly want to write about France and Italy. So follow us and ask any question and I will do my best to answer you.

Thank you,

Anne Suire

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Cuisine in the sun.

Why do colors seem more intense in Provence, flavors more vivid? . It could be the hot dry climate which concentrates the essence of fruit and vegetables or maybe the sun beaming down on the market stalls. Whatever the reason , the real story of the food in Provence is the triumph over the elements. Here is how to savor its amazing flavors. As you bite into a Cavaillon melon or a snow- white fennel -perfumed sea bass fillet, you might think that nature has always been kind to Provence. on the wind battered coast of Marseille , fishermen salvaged the boniest rock fish to create the famous Bouillabaisse, that would become legendary worldwide. In the sun blasted mountains north of Nice, impoverished farmers created a repertoire of dishes found nowhere else in France ,using swiss cheese , chickpea four ( crispy Panisses)  served with a rose. Salt cod ( shipped from Sandinavia) to compensate from the scarcity of fresh fish. In Camargue, the cowboys tamed the wild bull to create their own version of Daube , a quite long-simmered stew that transforms tough cuts of meat into a gourmet marvel. Olive oil is always used in Provencal cooking and has become a symbol of the south and has overcome a 1950’s frost that entirely wiped out France‘s olive groves. The production is tiny to that of Spain or Italy but of exceptionally high quality. Even the tomato has a relatively short history here, having  been introduced in the 1820’s and at first only used in cooked dishes.
Provencal cooking is divided by the area’s dramatically changing landscape . In the Vaucluse alone, scorched plains punctuated by orcher cliffs  give way to lush-orchard lined mountains and slopped vineyards. The wild Calanques of Marseille – source of spiky sea urchins and octopuses- ease into tranquil waters of St Tropez, home to bream and sea bass. Everywhere you can smell the fragrant flavors of fruits -dripping with nectar and vegetables so flavor packed-packed with that meat might not be a requirement for a meal. The true joy of visiting the region lies in discovering these differences, which might be subtle as in a ( local version of a bouillabaisse or fish soup) or unmistakable that signal that truffle season is here!.
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Gourmet Tours in Avignon 2019.

About your location.

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, steps from the
center of Avignon and the famous Palais des
Papes, this delightful vacation apartment is
the perfect spot to call home while exploring
Avignon and its beautiful environs. Housed
in a 16th century stone building, this former
artist studio has been fully renovated with
modern amenities and thoughtfully
decorated with Provencal charm. Located in
the same building as our Avignon Studio
apartment, the two properties can be rented
together to accommodate a total of 10
guests.
The airy, spacious triplex apartment offers
comfortable living and dining spaces where
groups can gather together, as well as cozy
nooks for enjoying quiet time alone, making
this vacation rental an ideal choice for
friends and family traveling together. Four
bedrooms, all equipped with air conditioning
and painted in calming sea tones, sleep up to
eight guests with six separate beds, all fitted
with quality linens.

Itinerary.

Itinerary, Fall 2019.
Saturday October 5th , Arrival, Transfers to
property, unpack, Dinner at the property.
Sunday October 6th, Lunch at L’isle Sur La
Sorgue. A visit and a small hike to La
Fontaine De Vaucluse. Dinner at property.
Monday October 7th, Gordes, Le Village des
Bories
and L’Abbaye de Senanque. Dinner at the
property.
Tuesday October 8th Truffle tasting and
Lunch at the truffle farm.
Wednesday October 9th, La Camargue and
Saintes Marie de La Mer, Les Aigues Mortes
and a visit to L’abbaye de Momajour. Dinner
at the property.
Thursday October 10th,Le Roussillon and
dinner served at the property.
Friday October 11th, Avignon and the” Palais
des Papes”. Wine tasting and catered lunch.
Saturday October 12th, 10 AM heading back
to the US.
Transfers from villa to Train Station.
All meals are included. Wine included
for dinners only . Four bottles will be
served.  8 Guests only! ( 4 couples)

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Avignon Gourmet Tours Fall 2019.

Two dates for Gourmet Tours of Avignon, Fall 2019. The dates are October 5, 2019 – October 12,2019. The second tour October 19, 2019 – October 26, 2019.

We love to travel in the fall because we have Provence to ourselves.

This tour will take place in Avignon, the city of Popes.

About Avignon.

From the bank of the broad turbulent River Rhone  rise the magnificent ramparts of Avignon , golden stones redolent with medieval grandeur and power.Within the walls the town seems quintessentially southern; It bursts with energy, yet echoes with history. A crowded central avenue ( Jean- Jaures & Republique) makes its way from city gate to the looming Papal Palace . A few spots to visit such as The ramparts which were built on the orders of the popes at the start of their 14th -century reign, they make a complete circle of the old city, a distance of 4.3 km.

Le Pont St -Benezet.

This famous bridge ( Pont d’Avignon)  from the nursery ryhme  has made this city a household name. It broken arches step just one halfway across one arm of the river. Originally built in 1177 under the inspiration of a shepherd boy called Benezet , money for the project was raised by a religious brotherhood called Les freres Pontifes. In the Espace St-Benezet beside the gatehouse, the museum en images Pont d’Avignon tells the story of the bridge with a video on a giant screen.

A stop at Le Petit Palais the popes acquired this dignified building in 1335 and was later transformed into a sumptuous residence for the sixteen century cardinal Giullio Della Rovere, who went on to become Pope Julius 2 and after s long time afterwards, Le Petit Palais it served as a sort of guest-room for the city’s royalty and nobility. Cardinal Della Rovere took a great interest in the arts, he was the patron Michelangelo and began a collection of paintings and sculptures which today has turned  the building into a remarkable art museum.

Notre- Dame -des-Doms

Standing on the site of an even older church, Avignon’s resilient 12th-century cathedral along side the Papal Palace has been repaired and reconstructed many times  during the town’s history, incorporating hotchpotch of styles. During the revolution Avignon was largely on the royalist side -when the church was pillaged and all but wrecked. Some blame the misguided reconstruction of the church – A gilded Madonna  on the Romanesque bell tower.

Place de l’Horloge.

This used to be the forum ( public square ) of the Roman city, it still is Avignon’s enticing focal point, even in the winter surrounded by hundreds of tables under parasols where it is a delight to linger over breakfast or a late lunch. An old fashion carousel in the square is usually working while on one side stands the city’s theater & the Grand old 19th-century town hall, which incorporates a 14th-century clock tower ( horloge).

This will be your city for one week!

Enjoy!

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Advertising Upscale Travel.

Editorials and customer reviews prove fruitful in reaching the Upscale Travel market. The first great challenge is standing out among all the noise and providing travelers exactly with what they want which usually revolves around unforgettable experiences and for the guests to completely unwind. For us at Luxury Travel Consultant2, I will say that the human connection is extremely important and the connections allow for trust to be developed, a reputation to be validated as well as reliability, resulting in referrals that can be received with trust. It’s a no brainer because  it is all based on trusting your abilities to deliver to your clientele with total honesty, this is why upscale travelers are prone to see more value in real and honest  comments and reviews of a product or service. When I started with Luxury Travel Consultant2.com, My main focus was to provide my clients with  an unforgettable experience and to always be honest with my advertising for an upcoming trip.  It is not always easy to create a great team , because you have to make sure that they know what they are doing and check their references . Everybody has to be  local, Bilingual and they also  have to have  a great reputation as a tour guide/driver and private chef. Our homes are amazing and we work carefully with realtors in the region we are visiting. Join us for our 2019 tours , we are working on them right now. “We are an inspiration as well as dream makers for our clientele”

Anne Suire.

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Definition of Luxury Travel.

Luxury is a word that has been used a lot and it has a lot to do with people’s perceptions . “For some travelers Luxury is another person’s ordinary”, Luxury Travel Consultant2 is defined less by thread count and Michelin star and more by the access to the people, places and experiences that represent all that is authentic about a destination – Of course comfort still apply and high standards of accommodation.

Luxury Travel Consultant2 offers its clientele access to a live- in experience that represents all that is authentic about a destination. Our clientele wants to participate, not just see ( Truffle hunting, cooking class, wine tasting and more).

Luxury Travel has always been a privilege for the rich and we want to make it more accessible by finding ways to lower our prices. Right balance of local insight, flexibility and independence . We pretty much design a tour with activities but we always want to make sure that our clientele is happy and well taken care of. I believe that it is important to our clients’ taste to choose carefully. A lot of our guests appreciate ” the insider” access to truffle farms, wineries and artisan studios.

For Luxury Travel Consultant2, it’s not about the marble bath-tub or gold tab but more about the location, the bilingual guides and the host. Everyone is local and bilingual.

Our focus is helping our clients enjoy an authentic quality experience that will be long remembered. Our mode of travel and type of accommodation used are upscale villas, properties – The common theme is that the experience is a special one. The experience is created for your personal preferences that truly combines enrichment, enjoyment and education, with the time  to appreciate your surroundings at a price that represents value  for your money.

Our Company embodies a great experience of the culture one is visiting.

Anne Suire

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