Tips and deals: 06/09/2009

The exhibition

A new show of Renoir's later works opens in Paris on 23 September at the Grand Palais. VFB are offering two nights in the French capital from £174 including travel, accommodation, and entry to the exhibition. Go to

The tour

Explora, that pioneer of travel in stunning regions of South America, has just added vineyard visits to it options of activities in Chile. Two-day excursions with wine tastings are offered in the Alto Cachapoal Valley. For more details go to

The festival

The first North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival takes place from 18 to 21 September. Highlights of more than 30 guided excursions include a fungus foray and a deer-spotting hike. More details on

The deal

Save £720 on a luxury holiday in Mauritius. Until the end of September, Tropical Locations has eight nights at the Oberoi on the north-west coast from £1,469 per person, including flights from Heathrow and private transfers. Go to for more details.