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Dordogne Discovery

 

 

 

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(5 days / 4 nights - Prices on request)

 

 

Executive coach for transfers and excursions according to the program.

Services of a professional guide throughout this tour (several languages available)

Accommodation in 3 to 4-star hotels 

 

Be stunned by the mysteries of the cave paintings of Lascaux II, discover the UNESCO Heritage Sites in Bordeaux and St-Emilion and take a cruise on the Dordogne River on board an authentic Gabarre boat! Also on the program :  the visit of the medieval villages of Domme and St-Cirq-Lapopie, one of the most beautiful villages in France.

 

Groups must be established before contacting us (9 participants minimum). If you are less than 9, we organise Private & Shared Tours.

 

Our know-how is our essential asset to guarantee high-quality tours all over France, as we have created a real network of partners, from coach companies to guides, hotels and gourmet restaurants. We selected them meticulously to ensure maximum comfort during your whole stay.

 

 

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Day 1: Bordeaux - St-Emilion - Sarlat

 

Welcome by your driver & your guide.

Panoramic tour of Bordeaux UNESCO heritage: from the vestige of the Middle Ages, to the elegance of the 18th century, you will discover the different golden ages of Bordeaux's history, dominated by the wine trade and various colonial influences.

On the way to Sarlat, stop in St-Émilion. The village is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and is one of the main sites of Bordeaux wine-making. Transfer to you hotel in Sarlat.

Welcome dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight at your hotel in Sarlat.

 

 

Day 2: Beynac - Cazenac - Dordogne Boat Ride

 

This morning, follow your guide for a guided walking tour of historical Sarlat, a 13th merchant town. The town of Sarlat can be discovered through its gastronomy as it is the capital of an exceptional 'terroir'. The market place is an unmissable spot and is one of the most beautiful in all South-West France.

Then drive to the beautiful village of Beynac & Cazenac and enjoy a boat ride on board an authentic Gabarre river boat. Then on to the small village of Domme. This true medieval bastide is entered through a gateway flanked by stout limestone towers. Walking tour in the village, free time and return to Sarlat.

Overnight in your hotel in Sarlat.


Cave Paintings Lascaux

Day 3: Cave Paintings

 

Departure for Les Eyzies, world capital of prehistory listed among the 400 sites of the World Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO. Le Musée national d’Archéologie des Eyzies, houses the most important paleolithic collection in France.

Stop at Rouffignac, immense cavern comprising 8 kms of galleries occupied by bears for a long time and one can still see traces of their presence. Paintings of wooly mammoths and other animals. Visit of Lascaux II - a perfect reproduction of the main cave. Before returning to Sarlat, drive through the Vézère Valley, known as the 'Valley of Men'.

Back to Sarlat & overnight in your hotel.

 

Day 4: St-Cirq-Lapopie - Cahors

 

Departure for a delightful drive up the Lot valley to St-Cirq-Lapopie, classified as one of 'the most beautiful villages of France' clings on to the cliff, face overhanging the Lot River. The narrow cobbled streets are lined with very beautiful half-timbered stone and wood houses dating from the XIIIth to XVIth centuries.

In the afternoon plunge below ground at Pech Merle, underground caves known to man for over 25 000 years. Departure towards Cahors. Here you can admire one of the only medieval military bridges left in Europe, the Valentré bridge.

Back to Sarlat & overnight in your hotel.

 

Day 5: Departure

 

Transfer to Bordeaux Airport or train station.

 

 

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