From the images of Montmartre nightlife and the iconic artistic posters of Toulouse Lautrec in Albi to the home of Salvador Dali in Catalonia via a small medieval town home to the most important movement of modern painting of the twentieth century.
The Palais de la Berbie, once the home of the powerful bishops of Albi, houses the largest collection of the work of Toulouse Lautrec.
The mild climate and golden light of the medieval town of Ceret proved irresistible to painters such as Picasso, Chagall and Matisse. The Museum of Modern Art boasts a wonderful selection of some of the major artists of the twentieth century.
Across the mountains into Spain and Cadaques where we’ll find the somewhat bizarre and labyrinthian structure that Dali called home and was his main place of work and inspiration for 50 years. The home, now a museum, is packed full of personal objects and work.
Add in the castles and fortifications from the Catholic and French Crusades against the Cathars, the wonderful food and wine on both sides of the border, hill top medieval towns and an exploration of the region from the mountains to the sea and the result is a very special one of a kind small group tour.