Zelle, Stripe, PayPal, wire & US bank check are all options. Processing fees will be added for credit card payments. If you wish to pay by wire or check, please contact me for bank and address information.
ATMs are common so it’s not a problem to get some cash for your spending money once in France. If you don’t already have one, you may want to get a credit card that does not have a foreign transaction fee. It is also advisable to travel with two credit cards in case one gets blocked by your bank security. Please note that banks in France do not handle cash (you cannot go into the bank and give your dollars in exchange for euros).
There is a lot of sunshine in Provence but do come prepared for those days when the temperature drops and the wind comes up. The region is known for a strong wind (the Mistral) that calls for jackets and scarfs – or warm coats if traveling during the winter months.
With the airline limitations today on baggage you are only allowed one carry-on and one checked bag. Remember to pack a jacket and sweater for the cooler mornings and evenings and also throw in something for rain protection. Comfortable shoes are a must as the tours require walking and often on cobblestone streets or uneven ground. Do your best to not overpack. Time after time I hear people say they wish they had packed lighter to avoid the hassle of heavy luggage.
When choosing A Week in Provence – custom tour you may decide to rent a villa. I recommend Provence Holidays for finding your dream villa. The Luberon Region or Alpilles region are central bases for your exploring.
I ensure all the details of your trip before departure and during your time in Provence. Traveling with your personal guide and chauffeur makes you feel like a part of the culture and not just a tourist. Your restaurant experiences will be sometimes on your own, sometimes with me.