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Pure South of France

 












 

 

Services and Highlights

(10 days / 9 nights - Prices on resquest)

 

Executive coach for transfers and excursions around South West France according to the program.

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

Accommodation in 4-star hotels.

 

Discover Southern France in all it’s cultural magnificent. Explore medieval cities and castles and enjoy abbeys and museums. Also discover the technical ingenuity of this regions with places like the Airbus museum and the Millau Viaduct. It’s a perfect program to see the most iconic places in southern 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 : Arrival And Aeronautics In Toulouse

Aéroscopia Museum

Arrival at Toulouse Airport.

Pick up at your hotel by a private coach and your local guide and transfer to Blagnac for a guided tour of the Airbus assembly line. You will discover the Airbus A380, largest passenger airliner in the world !

Continue your tour with the Aéroscopia Museum that is home to the Caravelle, Concorde, Super Guppy, the Airbus A300B, and more than 20 historical airplanes.

Transfer to your 4 star hotel in Castres where you will be accommodated for 9 nights in half board.

Dinner and overnight at your hotel.


Day 2 : Narbonne - Fontfroide & Lagrasse Abbeys

Narbonne

Breakfast at your hotel.

Pick up at your hotel by a private coach and your local guide and departure to Narbonne, once a prosperous port, and a major city in Roman times. The city is crossed by the Canal de la Robine, classified UNESCO World Heritage. Visit the Hotel de Ville square and the Archbishop Palace.

Your tour continue with a guided tour of Fontfroide Abbey. Its architectural entity, diverse and varied has been amazingly well-preserved. You will discover its cloister and church from the XIIth century as well as the rose garden and the terraced gardens.

Your day ends with the guided tour of Lagrasse, one of the most beautiful villages in France, famous for it's imposing Benedictine Abbey that is renowned for its elegance and for the amazing scope of its architecture.

Back to Castres. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.


Day 3 : Millau Viaduct - Roquefort Cellars - Castres

Millau Viaduct

Breakfast at your hotel.

Pick up at your hotel by a private coach and departure to the Millau Viaduct, which is the tallest in the world and designed by the architect Norman Foster. You will discover the viaduct with different point of view and have a lot of information about its construction.

Your tour continue with the visit of the Roquefort cheese cellars, where you will discover the maturing process for Roquefort, the oldest AOC (Protected designation of origin) in France and one of it's most renown blue cheese.

On the road you will see the particular geology of the Sidobre. Your tour ends with the visit of Goya Museum in Castres.

Dinner and overnight at your hotel.


Day 4 : Albi - Cordes-Sur-Ciel

Albi

Breakfast at your hotel.

Pick up at your hotel by a private coach & your guide. You will go to Albi, magnificent pink-bricked town on the banks of the Tarn. Here, Admire the fortified Cathedral Sainte-Cécile, a masterpiece of the southern Gothic style, before touring the Toulouse-Lautrec museum in the old Bishop's Palace, an imposing fortress (13th century).

Then go to Cordes-sur-Ciel where the remarkable nature of the setting with its exceptional architectural legacy has made Cordes-sur-Ciel one of the most significant hilltop medieval towns in France and a major site of our European Heritage.

Back to Castres, dinner and overnight at your hotel.


Day 5 : Revel - Foix - Limoux - Towers of Lastours

Château de Foix

Breakfast at your hotel.

Pick up at your hotel by a private coach & your local guide and departure to the Bastide of Revel for a short stop where you could admire the royal Bastide and medieval houses.

Then, go to Foix for a visit of its château, seat of the last Count of Foix, Gaston Phoebus. Built on the site of 7th and 8th century fortifications in 1034, the castle became the stronghold of the Count of Foix and played a significant role in medieval military history.

Your tour continue with a wine-tasting in the AOC “Blanquette de Limoux” to taste its effervescent wine, which will probably remind you the “Champagne”.

Finally, your tour will end at the four towers of Lastours : an archaeological complex comprising medieval castles, a working archaeological site and visitor center explaining the strategic, religious and historical importance of the site.

Back to Castres, dinner and overnight at your hotel.


Day 6 : Toulouse

Capitole

Breakfast at your hotel.

Pick up at your hotel by a private coach & your local guide for a day in Toulouse
During your day, you will enjoy some of the most iconic monuments in Toulouse.
Start with the Augustin Museum, housed inside the sumptuous settings of the church and chapter-house of the former Augustins convent.
Then explore the Church and Cloisters of the Jacobins, the most complete monastery in France.
You will also discover the Capitole with its façade of stone and brick and the marvellous Salle des Illustres with the square bringing the same name.
Then visit the hotel d'Assézat, a renaissance "hôtel particulier" built in the 16th century for Pierre d'Assézat, a famous Capitoul of Toulouse and a pastel trader.
And to end your day, the St-Sernin Basilica, the largest Romanesque church in Europe and a compulsory halt on the way of St James.

Back to Castres, dinner and overnight at your hotel.


Day 7 : Moissac - Montauban - Castres

Moissac Abbey

Breakfast at your hotel.

Pick up at your hotel by a private coach & your local guide and departure to Moissac where you could visit its charming abbey, classified at UNESCO world Heritage.

Stop at the Pont-Canal du Cacor, curiosity near Moissac where the canal cross the river. Then go to Montauban for a guided tour of the old center, where you could see the Place Nationale.

Back to Castres and visit of the city of Jean Jaurès. The textile industry has always insured the prosperity of the city and you could admire the houses of the textile workers, dyers and tanners on the Agout bank.

Back to Castres, dinner and overnight at your hotel.


Day 8 : Saint Guilhem Le Désert - Lodève

Saint Guilhem le Désert

Breakfast at your hotel.

Pick up at your hotel by a private coach & your local guide and departure to Saint Guilhem le Désert, one of the most beautiful villages in France, on the pilgrims' way to Santiago de Compostela.

Discover the Gellone benedictine Abbey, classified UNESCO World Heritage.

Then, go to Lodève where you could discover its varied heritage. Don't miss the Gothic cathedral Saint-Fulcran, the episcopal palace and the Lodeve Museum.

Back to Castres, dinner and overnight at your hotel.


Day 9 : Minerve - Carcassonne

Carcassonne Citadel

Breakfast at your hotel.

Pick up at your hotel by a private coach & your local guide and departure to Minerve, in the Minervois wine region.

This extraordinary village perched on a limestone pedestal and surrounded by deep gorges in the Languedocien Garrigue is classified as one of the 'Most Beautiful Villages of France.

Then, go to Carcassonne, where the citadel dominates the old town and is defined to be a town within a town. You will walk in a maze of narrow cobbled streets within severe ramparts of thick walls and turreted towers, but it is bustling with life and color.

Farewell dinner in Carcassonne.

Back to Castres, and overnight at your hotel.


Day 10 : Departure

Breakfast at your hotel and check-out.

Pick up at your hotel by a private coach and transfer to Toulouse Airport.


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