Learn about our Guests’ experiences on our Intimate Tours of Provence in their own words!

“What a magical and simply unbelievable trip I had with Dee Poquette. Having not been to France before, Dee made everything so easy, comfortable, and incredibly informative. I loved visiting the beautiful, bustling cities and ancient, intimate villages – all with breathtaking views, especially of the Mediterranean. The activities Dee arranged were perfect: terrific tours, lovely accommodations, amazing market shopping and of course, fabulous restaurants and dining outings.

Thank you, Dee, for such an exceptional experience – can’t wait to book my next tour with you!”
– Miriam P.

“Hey y’all, I’ve known Dee for 50 yrs. I was so excited when she planned this trip to South of France. Let me tell you…It was AMAZING…She made all our hotel reservations, that were fabulous, planned a guided tour and delicious picnic to Monte Carlo and Monaco !! The scenery was BEAUTIFUL.

I HIGHLY recommend going with Jackdaw Tours with Dee. The Markets, restaurants, beautiful Mediterranean boat ride and touring the countryside and winery are a trip of a lifetime. I hope to return with her in the future. So many beautiful places to see in France😊 ”

– Carol Ann K.

“We had a delightful time touring Provence with Jackdaw Journeys. Dee arranged an itinerary that included a great mix of rural and urban settings, giving us the chance to experience the region’s natural beauty, historic sites and present-day food and culture, all at a relaxed pace. Shopping at the amazing town markets were a highlight, as were the medieval sites we explored. A photo opp was awaiting us around every corner! Our trip left us with memories that will last a lifetime.”

– Julie P.

“We traveled around southern France for a week and saw things we never would have without a knowledgeable guide. From medieval towns to vineyards to excellent restaurants to historic churches, this trip was phenomenal. We couldn’t have asked for better weather and I found the French people extremely friendly, unlike the Myth that they are not. This is not just a bucket list trip but a memorable enjoyable experience. As the saying goes, this is not a rehearsal, it’s you life. I found Jackdaw Journeys delivered what they promise and then some.”

– Brad P.

“I’ve been on numerous tours with Dee and every one of them has been an adventure to remember. The trips have left me with a lifetime of memories. Anyone that has the opportunity to join her on this trip to Provence won’t be disappointed!”

– Patricia P.

“Come participate in a personal adventure, made of discoveries and surprises, with the conviviality of a small group. With Dee you will discover charming places of France, at the turn of a sunny Provence and rich of all its variety of tastes, of color, landscapes and maritime: enjoy!”

– Christophe R.

“I have taken a few trips with Jackdaw Journeys to France. It’s the most fabulous trip you can do for yourself. You visit all small towns with their special markets to get one of a kind souvenirs. If you’ve always wanted to visit France, this is the way to do it.”

– Yan P.H.

“I was privileged to join Dee and a small group on a trip to Provence in October 2018. We managed to visit a good number of interesting events and places while maintaining a relaxed and casual feel. I believe the value of the Jackdaw Journeys vacation lies in the opportunity to see the small towns and backroads of southern France in the company of an experienced guide to point out the highlights that should not be missed.”

– Dan P.

“This was more than just a tour, it was a life changing experience that is hard to put into words. I have traveled through many parts of the world, usually on an agenda we plan ourselves, but what separated Jackdaw Journeys from the trips we’ve planned was the amount of regions we were able to visit in 8 days without feeling like we were being rushed around from place to place. Dee has clearly done her research and knows the area left and right – we didn’t feel like tourists on this trip, we felt like we were visiting our home away from home. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for an immersive experience in one of the most beautiful regions in the world.” 

– Jacin F.

“I’ve taken two amazing Jackdaw Journeys trips to Provence, France. I prefer small group tours so this was perfect for me. We visited many local markets and the most beautiful, quaint villages. The boat ride along the French Riviera was a highlight. Needless to say, the food is amazing! Dee Poquette was the perfect host; highly organized, accommodating, and lots of fun! I’m sure I will be going again in the not too distant future.” 

– Lisa B.

“Dee’s tours focus on cuisine, sights of interest in Provence, and market shopping, both antique and new. She is familiar with many markets– Aix en Provence, L’Isle-sur-la- Sorgue, Nice, Evenos and the seaside market of Sanary-sur– Mer. If you want to spend 8 days in Provence and on the French Riviera, have company and a fine safe driver and have an itinerary already planed out for you, this kind of experience would be suitable for you. We saw a lot, did a lot, ate a lot, had a lot of fun, and made some fine memories and of course brought a lot of souvenirs. Bon Voyage!”

– Diane A.