Monday, 4 March 2019

Am Antipodean Movie Holiday in Bardot territory - St Tropez

A Message from my friend Andrew Pike

11 nights:  3 to 13 October 2019
 Join a small group (max 10) in a unique travel and cinema experience  - immersion in Australian cinema past and present, combined with relaxed experiences of the friendly life-style of Provence and its gourmet foods and wines.
The first 6 days will be based at a delightful provincial villa in a refreshing semi-rural setting inland from St Tropez, followed by 5 days enjoying the program at St Tropez’ famous festival of Australian and New Zealand cinema, Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma des Antipodes.
Your cinema guide throughout is Andrew Pike, film historian, filmmaker and enthusiastic advocate for Australian cinema,  Your hosts for the first 6 days are Jane and Alban Roy, at their delightful, homely guesthouse, the Villa Fontane, near the historic village of Grimaud and 30 minutes from St Tropez.  Jane and Alban will be on hand to welcome you at Nice airport, and to guide you on daily Provencal experiences, including a day trip to old Marseilles. 
On 9 October, the group will re-locate to St Tropez itself, and stay at the Hotel Villa Cosy, within easy walking distance of Festival screenings.  Breakfast will be provided at the Hotel, and you are free to select your other meals from the delights on offer in the township and its market. 
Andrew Pike will be on hand throughout the 11 days to talk about known and unknown aspects of Australian cinema, and to arrange special opportunities to meet official Festival guests.
The itinerary: 
3 to 9 October:  five relaxing days of Provencal experiences and conversations about cinema with Andrew Pike, based at the Villa Fontane.
9 to 13 October:  5 days in St Tropez, enjoying the Film Festival itself, based at the Hotel Villa Cosy.

Twin share  $5390, Single $7995, land only*.
Please contact Margaret for best airfares of the day
Deposit $1000 per person within 7 days of making a reservation

-       transport from Nice Airport to Villa Fontane
-       all accommodation (11 nights)
-       half-board (breakfast and dinner) at Villa Fontane (3 to 8 October)
-       breakfast at  Hotel Villa Cosy (9 to 13 October)
-       5 discovery days in Provence, with daily guided excursions (4 to 8 October)
-       Festival pass including admission to screenings and special events

-       Air fares
-       Travel insurance
-       Transport from St Tropez to Nice Airport
-     Items of a personal nature

Enquiries and to register interest, please contact:  Margaret Freemantle at
or phone Margaret on  0413 478 056
Or Andrew Pike on 0412 440 954
An information night to be advised
Passports must have a minimum validity of six months before expiry date.

* Subject to currency fluctuations
Prices based on 10 people travelling
Travel insurance compulsory (please phone Margaret for a quote)

...and for a story about St Tropez's past click here for the link

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