Many people come to this region to enjoy the scenery, the many historical places and the wonderful weather. However, people often go back home without having seen much of this unique part of France. They missed the secrets, the unknown places. The Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées are known for its special culture, its Cathar castles, its Templar history and the enigma of Rennes-le-Chateau. But there is much more to be seen, for you have come to a unique place in Europe. Whether you choose one of the tours mentioned below, or would like to create a special tour suited to your wishes, Anneke can show you the region in a way no travel book can.
You can hire me as your private tour guide from one person to small groups from 150 to 200 euros per day, depending on the number of people, the length of the tour and the destination (the maximum group size for this fee is 7 people). Large groups: 250 euros per day per group. These fees are excl. transport, lunches and entrance fees. Half days start at 100 euros per day, depending on the destination and number of people.
Private tours with transport:
Small car with driver and tour guide: 250 euros per day, max. 2 people.
Comfort car with driver and tour guide: 350 euros per day, max. 2 people.
Group tours with transport:
Mini-bus with driver and tour guide: from 450 euros per day depending on the destinations and requirements for the tour. Max. 7 people.
Large bus with driver, tour guide and tour management, organization, transfers and itinerary assistance: prices on request. Max 50 people.
All fees are excl. of all lunches and entrance fees. It is customary for a client here in France to pay for the lunches of the guide and, if booked, the driver.
There is a maximum mileage and time for day-excursions. The tour starts and ends at your accommodation.
It is often asked if I also do tours in the Provence or Spain. However, I only accompany tours here in Occitania.
Possibilities of advance payment:
This is possible via PayPal & bank transfers, or, on one day tours (last minutes), cash on arrival at your accommodation before the tour starts (possible with small amounts only). We are unable to accept credit cards.
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Since 2007 a resident of the southern French department of the Aude-Pyrénées, Anneke Koremans is not only a local guide in Cathar Country, she is also an author, photographer and producer (PanOccitania Media). Since early childhood she enjoyed studying the lost history of civilization, the first centuries of Christianity, the Gnosis and Mysticism. With her esoteric adventure novels, which were published worldwide in English under her pen name Jeanne D'Août, she has already drawn many people to this beautiful area and its mysteries. She has been a guest on many radio shows in Australia and the US, but also on a live TV Talk Show in Las Vegas in 2013. In 2012 she was interviewed for a now world famous TV documentary called "Himmler and the Holy Grail", giving her a page on IMDb. She has also worked together with the well known American filmmaker Frank LaLoggia, writing a synopsis for a possible screenplay for her first book "White Lie ~ The Quest for The Forbidden Relic", which is available together with its sequel, "The Eye of Ra", on Amazon. In the past few years Anneke had the honor of being the private guide of several international celebrities and VIP's.
Examples of excursions:
Below you can find a few examples of the tours you can do with Anneke and/or Barinca Travel in this region. However, tailor made tours adapted to your wishes are always possible.