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St-Cirq-Lapopie and Lot District in Midi-Pyrenees, France -- Ultimate Destination Vacation Photography Workshop for Adventurous Photographers and Couples - A trip to remember!

Our one-week workshop will be based in St-Cirq-Lapopie, one of the most extraordinary restored 13th century medieval towns in all of France.   We are looking for a minimum of 5 shooters to make this workshop a reality.  Non-shooting partners are welcome for an additional fee of $500.00 to the cost of the workshop.  Depending on the final makeup of the group, we will have one or two exceptionally well-appointed restored medieval private homes in town for the duration of the workshop.  Photographic opportunities will include architecture, lifestyle, landscape, and more.  There are wineries, caves and rivers to explore as well as visits to nearby towns and key destinations.  We plan to experience and capture all the uniqueness of this region through planned trips to the towns of Cahors, Rocamodour, Villefranche-de Rouerque and the ancient cave at Pech Merle (viewing only, no pictures).  There will be free time for personal trips to other nearby towns, Gouffre-de-Padirac cave near Rocamodour, and the many nearby wineries for tours and tastings.  Please visits the links below for more information and introductions to these locations:

St-Cirq-Lapopie
Cahors
Rocamodour
Villefranche-de Rouergue
Pech Merle Cave
Nearby Winery
Midi Pyrenees Region
Gouffre-de-Padirac Cave

Trip Pictures: St-Cirq-Lapopie , Surrounding Region of Midi-Pyrenees and Where We Stayed...


This workshop is designed to be informal, fun, and relaxing. Participants will be given the opportunity to capture some remarkable images of this part of southern France and are encouraged to take full advantage and experience its beautiful villages, colorful markets, amazing food, wine and culture.  Our stay in St-Cirq-Lopopie is in a restored medieval private home/homes that is well-appointed, comfortable and has views that will take your breath away.  Appointments include private beds, baths, dvd, internet, private terraces, gardens and patios with sufficient space to spread out, work or relax.

Our daily photo workshops are informal but enriching. Daily activities will include shooting sunrise and sunset in and around St-Cirq-Lapopie, traveling and visiting local towns and attractions for on-location shooting of landscapes, churches, bridges, buildings, and unique small-town French market scenes. Your instructor will be available as a guide, to assist you in the field, and will be available for image critique and to share critical post processing skills to enhance your images.

The workshop fee will include location guiding service, field instruction, lodging, continental breakfasts, and daily wine receptions.  All other costs are the responsibility of the participant, including all travel costs (air and car rental), other meals, personal tours and entrance fees.

This workshop is offered subject to enrolling a minimum of five shooting participants.  Enrollment is limited to a maximum of eight shooting participants.  Non-shooting partners are welcome for an additional $500.00 fee.  There is a limit of one non-shooting partner per registered workshop participant.

Cost:

This workshop is offered subject to enrolling a minimum of five shooting participants.  Enrollment is limited to a maximum of eight shooting participants.  Non-shooting partners are welcome for an additional $500.00 fee.  There is a limit of one non-shooting partner per registered workshop participant. 

Shooting Participants         Price/Participant                     
Five                                             $4000.00
Six or more                               $3500.00

The workshop fee will include location guiding service, field instruction, lodging, continental breakfasts, and daily wine receptions.  All other costs are the responsibility of the participant, including all travel costs (air and car rental), other meals, personal tours and entrance fees. A valid Passport is required (no Visa required for U.S. passport holders).

Reservations: $500.00 deposit and completed Release Form will be required to reserve a place in the workshop. For more information regarding the workshop or to start the registration process, please email us pete@petershinyeda.com or call FirstLight Photo Tours at 1-480-620-1672.

Payments: We accept checks, bank transfers, PayPal, and major credit cards. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the departure date. If final payment is not received when due, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation per our Cancellation and Refunds Policy:

Make the checks payable to:-----------------------First Light Photo Tours

Mailing address: --------------------------------------First Light Photo Tours
-------------------------------------------------------------2001 East Caroline Lane
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Travel and Arrival:

The city of Toulouse is your final air destination (Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport). If possible, choose a direct flight to Toulouse and not come through Paris. I find it's more convenient and cheaper to fly direct (from Phoenix) but you should check your own route. Depending on your flight, you will clear France customs either in Paris or Toulouse. Our general plan is to meet all the participants in the Toulouse airport at the public lounge area near the customs/baggage exit door (there is one exit door). Most international flights will arrival in the morning; we hope to have all participants assembled by noon, pick up the rental cars and caravan together to St-Cirq-Lapopie. The drive time is approximately two hours.

Car Rental:
Toulouse is the fourth largest city in France and has all the ammenties of a large city. All major car rental companies are well represented including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprice and more. Advance reservations and bookings can all be done online.

Documentation for France:
France is a member of European Union (EU) and getting in and out is very easy for Americans. You'll only need a valid U.S.A passport. No visa or shots are required.

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