6 Days 5 Nights
“France is called diversity” With a variety of climates, landscapes, and regional cultures, France is a veritable mine of treasures for the traveler. Art of living, gastronomy, historical and cultural wealth are the jewels of a country that no longer needs to be presented!
Paris- Blois- Tours- Villandry- Amboise:
We will start the day by traveling to the south of France, in the Loire Valley region with a stop in BLOIS, a picturesque town whose castle we recommend you visit. We then continue towards the Loire Valley, visiting TOURS, the regional capital on the banks of the Loire, where you can walk and have lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit CHATEAU DE VILLANDRY, famous for its gardens and flowers (entrance to the gardens is included). Next, we will head to AMBOISE, a town with a fascinating medieval quarter on the banks of the Loire. Dinner included.
A day to learn more about the Loire region. First a walk in Amboise in the early morning to the Clos Lucé mansion where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last 3 years of his life. Exploring the Loire region a little more in depth, we visit CHÂTEAU DE CHENONCEAU (tickets included), built like a bridge over the Cher. We continue towards CHAMBORD, the largest castle in the Loire (entrance to the park included). We will then travel to the center of France. LIMOGES, a city known for its porcelain, where we recommend a stroll in the center to see its cathedral.
Limoges- Lascaux- Sarlat- Beynac- Rocamadour:
We will leave Limoges for the Dordogne. Few regions are home to so many villages full of charm and unforgettable landscapes. We arrive at LASCAUX, we will include entry to the museum and the replica of the caves, we will discover the prehistory of the site with the magnificent cave paintings. After that, we will visit SARLAT, a world heritage city with an incredibly well-preserved Renaissance historic center, where we will have time to stroll and have lunch. In BEYNAC we see a medieval castle overlooking the river (entrance included). ROCAMADOUR, a beautiful medieval village with an important sanctuary “hanging” above a ravine; we suggest you go down the via crucis and take the elevator back up. Dinner included
Rocamadour- Padirac- Collonges la Rouge- St. Emilion- Bordeaux:
We will go to the impressive PADIRAC caves, where we include a boat ride on the river 75 meters underground. Stop at COLLONGES LA ROUGE, a very picturesque village built in red stone on the way to Saint-Jacques. It is time for lunch. After lunch we drive to ST. EMILION, in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards. Time for a walk. BORDEAUX, arrival at the end of the afternoon.
Note: The caves may be closed from November to the end of March due to weather conditions
The entire center of Bordeaux has been declared a world heritage site. You will be amazed by the “water mirror” and stroll through the old town with its pedestrian streets and its 11th century cathedral. We will include entry (free tour with audio information in English, Spanish or French) to the CITE DU VIN, an impressive interactive museum that tells the history of wine and its production; wine tasting included at the Bordeaux belvedere. You will later have free time to stroll and have lunch on the banks of the Garonne, an area full of small restaurants. After lunch, we will take you to the station where you will take a modern high-speed train. In just under two hours, you will travel the 500 km between Bordeaux and Paris. Arrival in Paris, train station and transfer to your hotel.
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