Walking France’s Garrigue is a light walking holiday that sees you walking in one of the most enigmatic, yet distinctive, regions in which man has chosen to settle – the Mediterranean Garrigues and the hinterland of Nimes. You can literally smell that you are in the south of France, where plant-life is especially adapted to the hot, dry climate and radiates perfumed oils – Artemisia, Lavender, Rosemary, Sage and Wild Thyme.

Walking Gardon Gorge is a light walking holiday that sees you following the course taken by one of France’s most enigmatic rivers, as it sweeps its way from the Cevennes foothills, across Mediterranean Garrigues and into deeply-incised limestone canyon. You discover its multi-faceted history as you follow an ancient Roman hill-top trail to France’s second-most-visited cultural icon, the Pont du Gard. You approach it from a trail that only the cognoscenti use and so enjoy some superb views that few others get to see.

Enlightened travellers visit countries in order to learn and experience the cultures and environments of the places visited. They are not in favour of participating in, or being entertained by, images and experiences created specifically for the tourist market. The distinction between the ‘traveller’ and the ‘tourist’ is a significant one. Being an enlightened traveller …

Sponsoring Great Flamingos

The Enlightened Traveller has been sponsoring Great Flamingos or Phoenicopterus roseus since it opened its own wings and started to fly ten years ago. As part of our commitment to actively preserving the environment and all who live within her, it seemed only natural to adopt two of these beautiful and graceful birds. The flamingo …

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