Carol HaslamManaging Director, Show Tourz

Managing Director and owner of the company. Carol Haslam, had lived in France for almost 6 years between 1996-2002. During that time, many of her Australian friends visited, commenting that the best time they spent in France was when Carol took them out on day excursions while staying in the studio apartment attached to her Mediterranean villa, where she lived with two of her children.

So Carol took notes of what was good, what was missing, what needed to be changed and found a niche in the market for tours which were in smaller groups, more personalised, at an easy pace with flexible itineraries.

In 2007, after much planning and visiting suitable authentic accommodation for guests in France (converted farmhouses, chateaux and manor houses with gardens), Carol created 'Slow Tours' - a business which was at that time on the leading edge of the 'Slow Travel' movement, and connected with the 'Slow Food' concept. In small groups, with flexible itineraries, visiting important sites, with many 'off-the-track' visits, a range of local good food restaurant, bistro and cafe experiences, wine-tasting and much more, Carol has been running tours herself in many regions of France, and across the border into the Italian lakes and Catalonia region of Spain.

After the COVID-19 outbreak leading to the international border closure, Show Tourz was born to give South Australians the opportunity to travel virtually and discover France through Carol’s stories and her many photos taken during previous trips.

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