What Makes Mistral Unique?


We create not only an itinerary of experiences but send home a suitcase of unique memories that people will want to recommend to others and make an effort to return to. The rich memories of this special region will last a lifetime.

We are a socially and environmentally conscious travel enterprise that offers a kind of “slow food and wine tourism”, providing guests with the opportunity to embrace living in the moment, immersing oneself in a small village or region to best understand it’s influences, food, drinks and culture.

We use a home base model, providing comfortable accommodation which allows for authentic rural or village life experiences like visiting the local stores and markets, picking up a pastry at the bakery or walking into town for a Pastis



Current Experiences


What People Are Saying


  • My slogan for you would be "let Mistral take the work out of your vacation........" that may sound cheesy, but that is what I loved about our trip, I didnt really have to plan much (I am the lazy traveller)!!!
    Virginia and Jason Donaldson
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Naomi and Franck made sure every detail was taken care of,  they are natural and engaging hosts. Besides that, incredible wine and cheese options...what more is there to say?
    Kendel Davison
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • It is hard to decide what was the highlight of the week....we may just have loved the crazy roads the best!!
    Tanya and Scott Hodgson
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • "Mmm...I am missing the pool overlooking the mountains...and the amazing 3 hour French dinners filled with stories, laughter and of course the amazing wine!"
    Tracey Hardinge
    Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Your Hosts

Mistral Experiences emerged from the joint passions of Naomi and Franck Portalupi for great food, wine and authentic travel in and around the south of France.

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Slow Travel

Do you feel that life is moving too quickly? Do you dream of travel that offers a slower-paced alternative? Slow travel responds by embracing the idea of living in the moment

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Regionally Sourced Food and Wine

Experiences focus on locally grown food and wine. The food reflects the terroir, culture and history of the Languedoc in its sweet, rich and vibrant tastes and colours.

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