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Perigord

Perigord

A Gods gift, Perigord is an enchanting country that you never forget!

LUXE : 4 star hotels

CONFORT : 3 star hotels

STANDARD : 2 star hotels

Description of the tour :

Day 1 – Périgueux and Brantôme.

The trip begins with a visit around the architecturally rich patrimony of Périgeux, the capital of Périgord. It continues with the discovery of the abbey of Chancelade in the luxurious green valley of Beauronne; the priory of Merlande, lost in an isolated valley hidden in the depths of a forest; and ends in a little village called Brantôme nicknamed « the Venise of Périgord ».

Day 2 – Le Périgord Vert (green Perigord – 1of 4 regions of the Dordogne department).

Today’s 120km drive takes you through the heart of this green land, scattered with beautiful lakes, immeasurable streams and picturesque villages such as La Chapelle Faucher or Thiviers. You will visit the magnificent Renaissance castle of Puyguihem and the idyllic village of Bourdeilles, overlooked by a fortress encompassing no less than two castles, before returning to Brantôme.

Day 3 – Bergerac and the Périgord Pourpre (purple Perigord).

The day starts with a visit to Bergerac which is both an old town and a sub-prefecture of the Dordogne. Parts of the old town have been restored and there is even a no smoking tobacco museum! Continuing through the vineyards you will discover some beautiful country houses such as the bastides of Beaumont du Périgord and Monpazier and the magnificent castles of Biron and Monbazillac. Here you will taste the famous sweet wine that is the pride of the region.

Day 4 – The Dordogne from Bergerac to Trémolat.

While driving through this distinctive region you will discover: picturesque villages; outstanding castles; the abbey of Cadouin; the still functioning ancestral paper-making windmill of Larroque; and the numerous panoramic viewpoints of the Dordogne. In particular the castle of Lanquais and the flamboyant Gothique architechure of the church of Cadouin, and the “cingle de Tremolat” seen from the top of the cliffs overhanging the Dordogne.

Day 5 – The Dordogne from Trémolat to Sarlat.

Fortresses overlooking typical villages such as St Cyprien, Beynac and Cazenac (perched on the cliff) make this possibly one of the most beautiful stretches of the Dordogne. You will see the hanging gardens of the castle of Marqueyssac which overhang the river and the magnificent village of La Roque Gageac built next to the vertical cliff face. The day ends on arrival at Sarlat.

Day 6 – Sarlat and the Périgord Noir (black Perigord).

The morning is devoted to the visit of the medieval styled town of Sarlat, with its narrow streets providing sanctuary for numerous Gothic and Renaissance hotels. After lunch, begins the discovery of Périgord Noir, its old villages, typical houses, Roman churches and castles. First a walk around the Mansion of Eyrignac with its typically French gardens, then the fortified abbey of St Amand de Coly before finishing back in Sarlat at the end of the day.

Day 7 – The valley of Vézère and its Prehistoric past.

During this trip you will discover Montignac; the Lascaux cave; the Thot Cro-Magnon Centre, a centre full of learning games and activities about Prehistoric life; Saint Léon de Vézère; the Roque Saint Christophe; and finishing with the National Museum of Prehistory at Les Eyzies of Tayac. Return to Sarlat at the end of the day.

Day 8 – The Dordogne from Castelnaud to Souillac.

Continuing up the Dordogne, you will discover numerous castles; fortresses; luxurious second homes; and old fortified walled towns, such as Domme perched on a cliff edge. The surprises continue with the castle of Fénelon built on a succession of rocky terraces, one of the most beautiful castles of Black Périgord. Your Tour of the Périgord ends at the old town of Souillac, built around a once powerful abbey of which only the church remains today. Tour ends at Brive la Gaillarde at 3O km from Souillac

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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