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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Senior tour

I've just spent a lovely week with a group from a small town called Crewe, East Chesire in England. The group , who were all in their mid to lates sixties, were here for a week and staying in Perpignan.

Their hotel, whilst in the city centre, is on the outskirts of the town , and they were a little bit stranded, so every morning, I would call and collect them to whisk them off for a guided tour.

It was quite a challenging program for me to organise, as a) they couldn't walk very far and b) they weren't interested in wine, walking, adventure tours, spas, mountains, art, shopping and all the usual tours I run.

So! with that in mind, on day one, we visited Carcassonne , a medieval fortified town, steeped in history , which is about an hours drive from here. They enjoyed the visit, and meandered around the cobblestoned pedestrian streets and found some nice little bars to hang out in.

Day two : we headed off to Villefranche sur Conflent, another fortified town and very interesting to visit. From there, I put them on the yellow train and collected them on the otherside for their journey back to Perpignan

Day three : We visited Banyuls sur Mer for the Sunday morning market, tasted some of the beers in the "tour de monde" bar which has 80 different beers for you to taste and had lunch beachside in Canet

Our next day, we took in an amazing coastal tour, starting at Cap Bear, through to Port Vendres, Collioure, St Cyprien and ending in the Casino in Barcares.
They have a free day today and then will be heading back to their home in Crewe after a very enjoyable and relaxing stress free stay in the Sunny South.

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