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Dordogne Valley

Dordogne Valley

A travel along the Dordogne river, a discovery of famous vineyards, France history, fairytale chateaus and charming picturesque villages. more details
7-day and 6-night self drive holidays.
this self drive holiday starts at Bordeaux in the morning and ends late afternoon on 8th day in Brive la Gaillarde.

LUXE : 4 star hotels

CONFORT : 3 star hotels

STANDARD : 2 star hotels

Description of the tour :

Day 1 – Libourne and Saint Emilion.
Leaving Bordeaux in the direction of St Emilion you will pass through Libourne, a fortified castle and port built on the Dordogne in the 13th century. The medieval city is known throughout the world not only for its wines but also its numerous historical monuments including the largest troglodyte church in Europe carved out of the cliff by monks between the 8th – 12th centuries.

Day 2 – The Jurade of Saint Emilion and Monbazillac.
Today’s visit will take you through the 8 communes of the Jurade of St Emilion including their vineyards. The landscape you will traverse is a collection of UNESCO listed Natural World Heritage sites. Then follow the Dordogne until you reach the small vineyards of Monbazillac.

Day 3 – The Dordogne from Bergerac to Limeuil.
Once you’ve finished your visit of the old town of Bergerac and maybe its amazing Tobacco museum, go back up the Dordogne in order to visit several abbeys including Cadouin, before arriving at the “Cingle de Trémolat”. This is a meander whose concave side is made up of high white cliffs covered in forests and shrubs and from which there are breathtaking views of the Dordogne.

Day 4 – The Dordogne from Limeuil to Sarlat (the capital of Black Perigord)
The Dordogne is filled with villages of outstanding natural beauty such as Beynac,Cazenac and La Roque Gageac, stunning gardens such as Marqueyssac and castles.

Day 5 – Visit of Sarlat.
The sheer beauty of this old town will sweep you off your feet while you walk through the maze of narrow medieval streets sheltering numerous gothic and Renaissance hotels.

Day 6 – The Dordogne from Castelnaud to Souillac.
This river also formed an important border between France and Aquitaine, a land ruled by the English for many centuries. The river banks abound with fortified castles and bastides. Discover the castle of Castelnaud, the royal bastide of Domme, the castle of Fénélon and then the elegant 15th Century castle of Milandes, once home to Joséphine Baker. Your last port of call is Souillac a small village built around an abbey.

Day 7 – The Dordogne from Souillac to Bretenoux.
There are many surprises in store for you today. Firstly the visit to Rocamadour, a village and sanctuary perched on the side of a cliff! Then descend 325ft into the depths of the earth to visit the Padirac Chasm or Gouffre de Padirac. Continune through the beautiful villages of Gluges, Carennac, Loubressac before arriving at Castelnau-Bretenoux castle which stands on a rocky spur above the Dordogne valley.

The cost of the rental car is not included in the price. This tour can be done with a chauffeur-driven car or can be tailor made to meet your specific needs. Thank you to contact us if you need more information.

 

What’s included?

  • Lodging on B&B basis in hotels handpicked by us among the best.
  • Parking fees if the hotel has one (only for Prestige and Luxe tours)
  • The detailed road book with information about villages, attractions and hotels. It also contains maps of cities you will explore
  • IGN maps of the area (scale 1 cm = 1 km)
  • Green Michelin guide (tour guide) of the region
  • Emergency phone number available 24/24 and 7/7

 

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