TRAVELLING SOLO FOR A WOMAN DOESN’T HAVE TO BE INTIMIDATING. KENNETH SMALL TELLS US HOW L’AMITIÉ TOURS HAVE MADE IT EASY AND ENJOYABLE.
Kenneth Small tells us about solo travelling for women.
Followingher dream of travelling through the south of France can be somewhat intimidating for the solo woman traveller. But, according to Lynette Croft, the creative force behind L’Amitié Tours, it doesn’t have to be. Lynette has made touring Provence – enjoying the cuisine, wines, sights and culture of this unique and captivating corner of the world – invitingly accessible to women who choose to travel alone.
L’Amitié Tours avoid the stresses involved in constantly moving from one place to another. Instead, the small-group, women-only tours stay in a centrally located luxury villa, where guests can feel at home for the duration of the 12-night tour.
Guests venture out daily, discovering centuries-old villages with cobblestone streets and buildings hailing from medieval times or visiting local antique and produce markets, which are as much a feast for the eye as they are for the table. At mealtimes, guests indulge in the local Provençal cuisine and wines with the help of guest chefs, specially selected restaurants, and winemakers. “Some people think that if you’ve seen one village you’ve seen them all, but that’s not true because every village has its own unique character,” Lynette says.
L’Amitié Tours visit towns such as Lourmarin, with its iconic cobbled main street lined with cafes, restaurants, galleries and fashion stores, and its magnificent château, which hosts concerts and cultural events throughout the year. Just up the hill is the picturesque village of Bonnieux, with its stunning views over the Luberon, majestically spired church and buildings nestled on the steep hillside.