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adventures in south west france itineraries

We offer touring over two and three weeks to discover the rich culture and history, while enjoying fabulous wine and food. Shop, eat and live like a local, discover little known places that are the gems of South West France, places you'll never forget and hold dear in your memories.

These are small tours with only 6 guests, sharing our personal experiences we discovered while living in this region. Most of these utterly delightful places are not normally included with other tour groups and unknown by most travel agents. We have compiled itineraries so you can make the most of your holiday and relax while discovering this beautiful region, without having to plan a thing. Prices from 3990€ per person, based on twin share. (Pricing for 2018).

BESPOKE TOURS

If you have a party of 6 wishing to travel together your itinerary can be customised. As an example, it is quite possible to have a tour concentrating more on wine, with less visits to unusual places. Simply get in touch to discuss your personalised tour.

SUITABILITY

Ideally these tours are suitable for most adult age groups, young or young at heart. This is for people who want to enjoy seeing the history, culture, wine and food of this magnificent region.

What's included:

  • Traditional continental regional breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Chaffeur driven from time of meeting in Bergerac until return to Bergerac.
  • Entry fees to museums, wineries, historic caves and other places of interest.
  • Comfortable accommodation based on two people sharing a room.

Not included:

  • Extra refreshments, such as soft drinks/coffees/tea, pattiserie and wine.
  • Personal purchases.
  • Your personal travel insurance.

TOURS INCLUDE...

Welcoming you in the beautiful city of Bergerac in the morning, take you to your comfortable accommodation, have lunch and then go on to see the interesting Chateau in Duras in the afternoon. We'll have dinner with the locals in a village restaurant, a bastide (a fortified medieval town built in the 13th and 14th Centuries) picturesque town with it's historic thick stone walls.

Over the next weeks we will show you interesting caves, discovered quite by accident, and we will go to Plus-Beaux Villages (most beautiful villages), such as Pujols, a village once fortified by heretics which was destroyed during the war with the Albigensians (inhabitants from the area around Albi in the South East). This village sits atop a hill overlooking the Lot Valley and has been here since the Hundred Years War, 1337 - 1453.

You will also, go to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to see the pre-historic caves or the stunning Gouffre de Proumeyssac, relatively new as it was discovered in 1907.

You will visit special museums dedicated to food including the home of the famous pruneaux d'Agen. You will go to see the Roman amphitheatre at Saintes, visit the most interesting village of Talmont-sur-Girondes which was founded as an English bastide (medieval) town in the 13th century where the layout of the streets have remained virtually the same for 700 years. We will explore this village on foot as the roads are too small for cars.

The city of Limoges renowned for its medieval and Renaissance enamels and fine porcelain awaits. You will have an opportunity to obtain some beautiful gifts.

The Plus-Beaux Village in the Lot Valley, that has survived since the Hundred Years War

Enjoy shopping in local markets where you will find an array of local regional carefully crafted fare, cheese, gifts and a lot more.

You will enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Dordogne River, visit outstanding wineries in the Médoc, Bordeaux and St Emilion regions, as well as a biodynamic winery under the appellation of Cote de Bergerac.

Visit Chateau des Milandes, once the home of the Caumont family until the French Revolution and later owned by internationally famous, Josephine Baker.

Top: The Chateau once owned by Josephine Baker - Chateau des Milandes; Below: Vineyards of St Emilion and the quaint restaurant where we will have lunch

You'll explore the historic and magnificent town with golden coloured buildings, Sarlat-la-Canéda and unique museums further south.

The beautiful city of Bordeaux awaits, where there is a surprise around every corner, as Ken your co-host says.

The bourse in bordeaux

Carefully Chosen Dates

We avoid the hustle and bustle of the mid-tourist season while still taking advantage of the glorious warm, sunny weather. Experience Spring in South West France, while staying in a beautiful and charming traditional, authentic thick stone walled farmhouse style accommodation with breakfast provided daily.

2018

  • 18 - 29 December
  • or suggest a date for a group of 6

2019

  • 30 March - 13 April
  • 4 May - 25 May
  • 12 September - 5 October
  • 14 October - 2 November
  • 14 December - 28 December
  • or suggest a date for a group of 6
Driving past beautiful and historic Chateaux and the local vineyards

As well as unique wine tours, you will find yourself engaged in the history and culture of the region. Shop in the village markets, join the locals for lunch and soak up the atmosphere that is the south west French experience.

There are photo opportunities galore!

Go to places and events that are unique. Most travel agencies don't know these wonderful experiences exist!

Some of the places we will visit: including the imposing cathedral at Pennes d"Agenais; the Square in Marmande famous for it's pomme d'amour (apple of love or actually a tomato with a beautiful true story), Chateau de Bonaguil;

Unique places to discover

These tours are different. Each day you will discover why this region is so special and understand why it is known for it's history, food and wine.

Join us on tour in an air conditioned vehicle, in a select small group of 6. Book now to enjoy two or three weeks of a discovery, in 2018 and 2019.

Stop for coffee in Bordeaux, visit a chateau, enter this door in the mountain side to see recently discovered caves and we'll also go to pre-historic caves

ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS

To make an enquiry or book your next fabulous holiday pop up Us an email: bonjour (at symbol) holidaysinfrance.net - we are currently having difficulty with our Google reCaptcha spam protection, so instead of using our enquiry form please send us an email with:

  • your first and last names
  • the preferred dates,
  • how many people in your party
  • your daytime and evening phone numbers

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© photos were taken by us personally.

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