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After 28 years of providing Continuing Education to Architects and Interior Designers,​ and after 35 years of conducting tours 

in more than twenty-nine countries, in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean & South America,

I am more than ever excited to provide more tours to curious travel lovers, interested in

Art History, History of the World, Architecture,  MusicFood, as well as meeting inhabitants of the places visited.

Besides the tours and seminars, I frequently lecture on the History of Art, Architecture, European History,

European Jewish History, Arab Civilization, the Ottoman Empire, French Literature & French Cinema, n Universities, Museums & Non-Profit Organizations.


The tours are for small groups of two to twelve participants, with many open to only four or five of them.


​I also create private tours for families, friends, and co-workers wanting to travel together, to a specific destination of their choice, with their list of things to do or see, without a limit on the number of participants. 

Some single travelers or couples have been on their fourth or fifth tours, telling me what interested them. 

Click here to see what travelers have said about my tours, and hear about what people think of my lectures or seminars.

2024 TOURS


Architects and Interior Designers rcan eceive

up to 36 HSW Continuing Education Credits on a tour.

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AVEYRON - SW FRANCE     April 30 to May 12, 2024 

The motto of Aveyron is: "Always real." It is true, because lots of the places, sites, villages, landscapes are the way they were years and years ago.

That is what makes the charm and beauty of the Aveyron, from hosting 10 of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, to the Tallest Bridge in the World, to great Castles & Fortresses, exceptional and diversified landscapes, without forgetting the Food, and Wines that are only grown in Aveyron, because of their unique grape. 

COLUMBUS, INDIANA - October 31 to November 5, 2024

Columbus' reputation as one of the richest architectural cities in the country is growing all the time.  AIA describes it as the nation's 6th most architecturally important city.

This amazing display of superior design came from the vision of J. Irwin Miller, 2nd CEO and a nephew of a Co-Founder of Cummins Inc., the Columbus-headquartered diesel engine manufacturer. He instituted a program in which the Cummins company paid the architects' fees, he thought could do honor to the city.   
The high number of notable public buildings and sculptures in the Columbus area, designed by such individuals as Eliel SaarinenEero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Robert Venturi, Cesar Pelli, Kevin Roche and Richard Meier have led to Columbus earning the nickname "Athens of the Prairie."

Columbus has seven buildings designed by Pritzker Prize winnersKevin Roche (4),

I.M. Pei, Richard Meier, Robert Venturi, and seven American Institute of Architects Gold Medal winners.


​A very private tailored, 14 days tour of the French Riviera and Provence for a couple, or a small group of 3 maximum, who are lovers of Architecture, of Ancient to Contemporary Art, of stunning landscapes, of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, of great food, of charming and comfortable hotels.

Arles, Avignon, Chateau La Coste, Biot, Nice, Porquerolles, ​Fondation Carmignac, Antibes, Le Cannet, Cannes, Eze, Vallauris, St Paul de Vence, Fondation Maeght, etc.. 

CALL JEAN at 941 726 1400 if interested.

Havana Street by Jean Renoux
Old Trinidad Street by Jean Renoux

CUBA -Havana - Cienfuegos - Trinidad - Matenzas - Havana

November 15 to 23, 2024

Join our Cuba tour, to taste the foods, experience all the cultural wonders, as you learn about the unique architecture, the music, the developing art communities, and experience the gentleness and hospitality of the Cuban people. 

If you ever wanted to have a PRIVATE tour

anywhere in the World

with family, co-workers, friends or

just you and your better half,

click here. 

I have taken private groups, from 1 to 15 participants on private, tailored tours many times, between 1996 and today:

- A family of 15 people visiting Romania, Hungary, Austria and Southern Germany.

- A couple on a 18 day tour of France, from Paris to Provence and back..

- Three friends on a tour of Burgundy.

- A couple to Dordogne.

- Seven friends to Rome, and Venise.

- Six friends on a tour of Northern Italy. 

- A couple in 2019 to Greece. 

- A couple in 2020 to Provence

- A couple to Alsace and Paris in 2021, Provence in 2022, and the Loire Valley in 2023.

- In 2019, 2022, each time a single person to Paris. and one on a private tour of Provence.

- Three couples, who are friends, on 15 different tours in 17 years.

- In 2023, a group of 8 friends who already traveled 6 times with me, were taken on a trip to Portugal.

If a tour interests you, but the dates are not convenient, I can schedule a tour for you, rearranged to your preferences.

Dear Jean,

Our recent trip with you to Provence was delightful, informative and so much fun -- we will always remember it. What a treat to have you all to ourselves. You did a wonderful job of customizing our journey to suit our needs and interests. Knowing that my husband and I were celebrating milestone birthdays, you outdid yourself creating a one-of-a-kind experience. We are so grateful for your time, love and attention. I would recommend your tours to anyone looking for a deeper experience on vacation, one that includes history, education and a fuller understanding of the culture, arts and architecture. It's been a couple of weeks and we are still wandering around in a Provence-induced haze of happiness. Thank you! 

Lisa Kahn, Naples, Florida

Bonjour Jean! I’ve been reflecting about our Portugal trip, especially as people ask me about it.

Thank you again for putting together a wonderful trip.

What great places we went and what interesting and beautiful things we saw! 

You put so much work in organizing everything, and Gary and I both appreciate it so much. 

Your consistent verve for life and exploring is beyond belief, and your energy surpasses that of all of us together!

Caron & her husband Gary were on their 6th tours with me, coming with employees of their architectural firm, and three friends,

in May 2023

I promise to never to sell or share my lists of people who are, were, or will be interested by my tours. 

Chapel in Mystra, Peloponese, Greece, by J Renoux
Tournesol (Sun Flowers) Provence by J Renoux
Mausolee-de-Glanum, by J Renoux
Facade with portrait - Havana, Cuba,  by J Renoux
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