Dordogne: The Frenchman’s paradise

Join us for an unforgettable week of cultural and culinary experiences in Southwest France.

REF: FMP

5 nights /

 6 days

3 nights in Sarlat

2 nights in a medieval village

From 2 to

 6

Customizable

Dordogne: The Frenchman’s paradise

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Travel from Bordeaux to Dordogne, one of the most beautiful natural regions in France, with slow rivers cutting through spectacular steep limestone valleys riddled with caves, many containing world-famous prehistoric paintings. ‘The Land of Mankind’, the Dordogne is replete with superb prehistoric sites, such as the famous Lascaux caves or Font de Gaume, that trace the birth of human existence and civilization.

This is a region proud of its gastronomic specialties:  foie gras, black truffles, goat cheeses, walnuts and strawberries, etc. Food lovers and gourmets will savor the traditions of good living and eating well with a good glass of Bergerac wine. The region is dotted with small towns, “bastides” and castles, all typically French. Dordogne is home to spectacular sites and monuments (Sarlat, Monbazillac, Bergerac, Périgueux, the castles of Beynac, Biron, Castelnaud etc.) that provide endless opportunities for cultural discovery as well as a feast for the senses.

You will be delighted to discover the ‘Frenchman’s Paradise’ of Henry Miller, a land of contrasts and high level of “art de vivre”! 

  • Visit wineries in the area of Bergerac and tasting of a large range of wines
  • Discover a truffle farm and learn how to hunt, cook and enjoy truffles!
  • A cooking class with a reputed local Chef and enjoyed the meal you have cooked!
  • Visit the National Museum of Prehistory and some famous prehistoric sites like Lascaux IV, Font de Gaume the shelter of Cap Blanc, the cave of the Hundred Mammoths
  • A bucolic ride of the Dordogne Valley with beautiful vistas of Castelnaud, Beynac and La Roque-Gageac
  • Sarlat, a gem of medieval and Renaissance art & architecture
  • Périgueux, the capital of Dordogne, with a animated food market, a stunning Cathedral (Saint-Front), beautiful 16th C. sections and an amazing museum dedicated to Gallo-Roman times

Included

  • 3 nights in Sarlat (3-star accommodation)
  • 2 nights in a medieval village (3-star accommodation)
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches or dinners
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Bordeaux airport or nearby train station
  • A comfortable van
  • All visits & entrance fees
  • A private multilingual tour director and guide

Not included

  • Travel to and from Bordeaux airport
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel cancellation insurance

Rates

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