10 DAYS / 1,024 KM
DAYS 1 & 2
Bordeaux and its vineyards
Day 1: Bordeaux, the city (see Itinerary page 19 for more details).
Day 2: Saint Emilion Vineyards
• Morning: Discovery of the UNESCO listed medieval city of Saint-Emilion. Not to miss: the underground church and monolith, the Roy Tower, the collegiate church and its cloister, the great walls, the Cordeliers cloister, or the market halls.
• Afternoon: Unusual discovery of the vineyards by electric bike, Segway, tuk-tuk, sidecar, or balloon. OR create your own wine OR Escape Game & initiation to oenology in Saint-Émilion .
• Diner and overnight at the Hostellerie de Plaisance 5*.
DAYS 3 & 4
The Dordogne Valley
Day 3: Périgueux and Lascaux
• Morning: Arrival in Périgueux to dive into the Gallo-Roman epoch, or for a bike ride the length of the Isle, passing by the market to taste the local gastronomy. Lunch in a typical restaurant near the Saint Front Cathedral.
• Afternoon: Discovery of the Vézère Valley, cradle of mankind and its 14 UNESCO- listed prehistoric sites, visiting Lascaux’s parietal art centre.
• Dinner and night: at Hôtel de Bouilhac 4* in Montignac or Les Glycines in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.
Day 4: Sarlat
• Morning: Discovery of Sarlat, city of art and history, and tasting of local products in one of the markets. Lunch in the covered markets of the Sainte-Marie Church, renovated by Jean Nouvel.
• Afternoon: discovery of one of the most beautiful villages of France Domme, Beynac, Cazenac, La Roque Gageac or Castlnaud la Chapelle.
• Dinner in town. Night at the Hotel Plaza Madeleine 4* in Sarlat or equivalent.
Rocamadour, village perched along a cliff, rich in heritage and on the Way of Saint James.
DAYS 6 & 7
Toulouse, “The Pink City” owes its nickname to the colour of the bricks that adorn its buildings, giving warmth to the city.
Carcassonne, perched on a hill, is famous for its medieval citadel, the city, with its numerous watchtowers and double walls.
DAYS 9 & 10
Côte d’Azur (Option Barcelona) Discovery of the Côte d’Azur, the eastern part of the French Mediterranean coast. Or, direction Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia, renowned for its art and architecture, including the famed Sagrada Família.
3 EXCLUSIVE STOPOVERS
- visit of Lascaux by night with a torch, like a prehistoric man https://reserver.lascaux.fr
- a night in a vat or a cask
http://vignoblesjoelduffau.fr and http://www.coup2foudres.com
- a cooking course in the colours of Périgord with an English chef working in the Dordogne http://www.cookerycoursedordogne.com