2023 - 2024 TOURS
Jean Renoux's Art & Architectural Tours/Cultural Vacations
SMALL GROUP TOURS FOR LOVERS OF ART, ARCHITECTURE, MUSIC, HISTORY AND FOOD.
Architects and Interior Designers rcan eceive
up to 36 HSW Continuing Education Credits on a tour.
If hesitant about joining me, read comments from previous travelers by clicking here.
The motto of Aveyron is: "Always real." It is really true, because places, sites, villages, landscapes are the way they are, and a lot the way they were years and years ago.
That is what makes the charm and beauty of the Aveyron, from 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!!!!
Porto - Guimares, Braga - Batalha, - Obidos - Sintra - Évora - Estremoz, Villa Viçosa, Monsaraz - Lisbon - A fantastically beautiful country, with great food, superb wines, historically fascinating sites and very gentle people..
A very private tailored, 16 days tour of the French Riviera and Provence for a couple, 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, Porquerolles, Nice, Antibes, Biot,
Fondation Carmignac, Le Cannet, Cannes, Eze, Vallauris, St Paul de Vence, Fondation Maeght, etc..
I will try to satisfy your CHOSEN DATES for a tour in the months of May, June, September, October, November of 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 Saarinen, Eero 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 winners: Kevin Roche (4),
I.M. Pei, Richard Meier, Robert Venturi, and seven American Institute of Architects Gold Medal winners.
Join our Cuba tour and explore the unknown beauty of the architecture of this mysterious Island. Taste the foods and 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,
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 people on a tour of Burgundy.
- A couple to Dordogne.
- Seven friends to Rome, and Venise.
- Six people 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 2033.
- In 2019, 2022, each time a single person to Paris. and one on a private tour of Provence.
- Three couples on 15 different tours in 17 years.
- In 2023, a group of 8 people 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, and a small group is willing to join you, I can schedule a tour for you, rearranged to your preferences.
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.