A- Z Provence, a subsidiary of Travel Gingie’s Way, Inc. of Atlanta, is proud to introduce you to our specialty line of programs, Séjour en Provence. Our expertise in the riches of this magnificent region of France includes "Pottery & Painting in Provence", "In the Footsteps of the Romans to the Impressionists" as well as journeys into the rarely discovered corners of this blessed treasure of France.

In Search of Religious Artifacts

Avignon Abbey de Senanque

Pays des Papes

Provence has for centuries been a nucleus for many religions. In the 14th century, the Papacy made Avignon its headquarters and they ruled from there for 70 years. In the 15th century, many Jews fled to Provence to escape the persecution of the Spanish and Portuguese inquisition and many synagogues were established in Carpentras, Cavaillion and Avignon among others.

This program is prepared for those of you who have a deep interest in religious establishment, architecture and history. The program will take place during the first week of May, when the trees and the flowers are in bloom. Your expert guide will illuminate the period in which there were so many religious upheavals in Europe into a fascinating tapestry of history. Come and join us to widen your horizons and cultivate your understanding of the nuances of our religious past.

This tour includes the following visits:

  • Avignon, Palais des Papes and its Cathedral

  • Abbey de Senanque

  • St Tromphime Church, Arles

  • La Chartreuse in Villeneuve les Avignon

  • St Giles Cathedral (in Languedoc)

  • St Maries le Mer

  • La Cathedrale de Silvacane

  • Visit the Pays des Papes (including Vaison les Romaines)

  • Synagogues in Carpentras and Cavaillion
This one-week program: In Search of Religious Artifacts will take place during the first week of May 2005. Participation will be limited to 20 participants with a minimum of 10 travelers.

Prices will be based on twin-bedded rooms in a charming hotel in Avignon, breakfast daily and 4 dinners. Additionally, we will be happy to accommodate your flight requirements.

For detailed information, please contact us at or 1-800-265-7769.