Treasures of Southwestern France
Day 1 Toulouse
Meet in Toulouse. Panoramic tour and discovery of the main monuments of Toulouse. Check in at your hotel. Night in Toulouse.
Day 2 Carcassonne / Albi
This morning, discover the largest fortified city of Europe: Carcassonne, classified World Heritage site since 1997. After a boat ride on the Canal du Midi arrive in Albi. Visit of the ‘old town’ and of the Cathedral, a typical example of southern Gothic architecture. Enjoy a gourmet dinner in a Relais & Chateau, night in Albi.
Day 3 Cordes sur Ciel / Cahors / Rocamadour
Depart for the little village of Cordes sur Ciel, a secret and magical medieval town. On to St Antonin Noble Val in the Aveyron gorges to arrive in the Cahors vineyards. Visit of a wine storehouse followed by wine tasting. Lunch in Cahors and discovery of the town. In the afternoon, we reach Rocamadour, an ancient pilgrimage town with its impressive belvedere that dominates the Alzou canyon. Night in Rocamadour.
Day 4 Dordogne valley / Sarlat / Lascaux II
Today we head towards the Dordogne. Visit of two villages classified as “most beautiful of France”. Lunch in Sarlat, one of the only French town that has remained intact since the XVIIth century. Then, be transported back 50.000 years as you visit the “Sistine Chapel” of prehistory, the Lascaux II cave. Night in Montignac area.
Day 5 Périgueux / Angoulême / Cognac
After a tour in Périgueux where we will visit the Saint Front Cathedrale, we drive towards easy living Angoulême. Lunch in Angoulême. This afternoon is dedicated to world famous ‘Cognac’ that you will discover in a famous distillery. Night in Cognac.
Day 6 Saintes / Marais Poitevin / La Rochelle
This morning we head towards the Raman city of Saintes to discover some of ther remaining monuments of those times. From there, immerse yourself in a green setting, amidst silence and nature, and take pleasure in an unforgettable ride on board a typical, local, rowboat of the ‘Poitevin swamps’. Lunch in the area. In the afternoon we reach La Rochelle, a typical example of classical architecture in a port city. Night in La Rochelle.
Day 7 Saint Emilion / Bordeaux
Today we head towards the Bordeaux region by the famous and UNESCO classified town of Saint Emilion. Not only is the town renowned for its wines, it also presents an unusual network of troglodyte dwellings underground. Lunch and depart for the city of Bordeaux. Visit of the city and discovery of the main monuments. Night in Bordeaux.
Day 8 Bordeaux
Free day in Bordeaux to explore the city or in option head towards world famous Bordeaux vineyards like Margaux, Pauillac or Saint Julien to enjoy a wine tasting experience in a famous chateau. Gourmet dinner and overnight in Bordeaux.
Day 9 Bordeaux
Breakfast in your hotel. End of our services.
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