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.
Mistral Experiences truly represents their vision of sharing the rewards of slow, intentional travel and choosing food and wine that is fresh, local and representative of the region being visited.
Having participated in the development of a number of travel experiences within their professional careers, for college students, church groups and other friend and family groups, both Naomi and Franck have developed their skills in putting together meaningful experiences for others.
Franck was born and raised in the south of France and his joy in sharing his heritage is evident as he passionately researches and shares new wines, and loves being in the kitchen, using only the best, fresh local ingredients in his cooking.
While Naomi is Canadian born, she has felt a sense of connection to France since her first visit many years ago. “I see my time in France as an opportunity reconnect with a slower more authentic way of life that is missing for me in Canada. A way to reconnect with myself and my values”.
As natural hosts, Naomi and Franck have found great joy in planning this type of experience for friends and family and they are thrilled to offer this to others who want to share in learning about the lifestyle unique to the south of France.