Southern France

Southern France ~

An Insider's Perspective

September, 2021

 

The price for this trip is $3600 per person, double occupancy. 

Single occupancy supplement is $500.

Price includes lodging, two meals each day, airport transfer and ground transportation, bilingual guides, and all entry fees.

Price does not include international airfare, alcohol, gratuities,or personal expenses.

Dordogne
Dordogne

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Dinner in the south
Dinner in the south

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Carcassonne
Carcassonne

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Dordogne
Dordogne

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Trip Highlights

  • Guided visits of:

    • Van Gogh's studio and home

    • Rouffignac illustrated cave

    • Cordes-Sur-Ciel artist village

    • Historic Arles with Roman ruins

    • Camargue and Aigues-Mortes

    • Cezanne's studio

    • Renoir's home 

  • Lots of time for plein air painting/drawing/photography

  • Wine tasting ​& farmer's markets

  • River cruise on the Dordogne

  • Marqueyssac garden

  • Boat ride in Cote D'Azur

  • Chagall museum

  • Matisse museum

  • Toulouse-Lautrec museum

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Trip Overview

 

This 11-day trip will explore our favorite regions in France- the Dordogne, Languedoc, and Provence. We will visit gorgeous gardens in various styles, see art in museums and in ancient caves, and taste delicious regional treats.

 

We will begin in the Dordogne. You will be picked up at the airport or train station in Toulouse by our transportation service and brought directly to our gite (villa). You will have the afternoon for rest or exploration, and we will all meet for a delightful Welcome Dinner. From there, we will explore, by private mini-van, the heart of Southern France.

 

The Dordogne will embrace us with its stunning panoramic views, perfect ancient villages, and earthy foods such as truffles, foie gras, and wine. We will be in this region for three days and exploring the region. Boat tours, farmers markets, and floating gardens await us, as well as a visit to an illustrated prehistoric cave. We will visit some famous wine villages in the Bordeaux region, and sample the delights of this beautiful area.

 

The Dordogne is our gateway to the ancient and rugged Languedoc-Roussillon, an area filled with mountain-top castles, walled cities, and tiny villages steeped in history. We will be staying two nights here and spend our days visiting nearby museums and castles, including UNESCO site Carcassonne, tasting local wines, and floating down the Canal du Midi.

 

The following five days will be our foray into Provence, a region filled with Roman history, wild nature preserves, and stunning landscapes. Staying in a villa, we will have day trips to visit Van Gogh's room in Arles, the Roman ruins of Nîmes, and Pont du Gard aqueduct. We will spend a day out in the Camargue, moving through the flamingo-filled country and seeing herds of wild horses. 

 

Our driver will take you back to the airport or train station on your departure day.