Spring Trip 2020

Spring Trip ~

Fairytale Castles to Wild Horses

June, 2021

The price for this trip is $3500 per person, double occupancy. 

Single occupancy supplement is $500.

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

Price does not include international airfare or personal expenses.

 

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Marqueyssac garden
Marqueyssac garden

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wild horses in Carmague
wild horses in Carmague

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Carcassonne
Carcassonne

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Marqueyssac garden
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Trip Highlights

  • Guided visits of:

    • Chartres Cathedral

    • Chateau Chambord

    • Chateau Chenonceau

    • Font-de-Gaume prehistoric cave

    • Carcassonne Medieval City

    • Van Gogh's Arles

  • Wine tasting ​& farmer's markets

  • Marqueyssac garden

  • Cordes-Sur-Ciel artist village

  • Boat ride on Canal du Midi

  • Horse back riding in the Carmague

  • Pilgrimage & festival in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

  • Les Baux de Provence & Pont du Gard

Trip Overview

 

This 12-day trip will explore our favorite regions in France- the Dordogne, Languedoc, and Provence, and include the dream destinations of the Loire Valley and the Carmague; two magical regions of France.  We will visit gorgeous gardens in various styles, see artist's studios, and taste delicious regional treats.

We will begin in Paris. You will be picked up at the airport or train station by our transportation service and brought directly to our hotel. You will have the afternoon for rest or exploration, and we will all meet for a delightful Welcome Dinner. From Paris, we will travel by private mini-van to the heart of the Loire Valley, famous for its stunning fairytale castles.

After the sophisticated grandeur of the Loire, we will drive into the heart of ancient, rustic France. The Dordogne (our favorite region!) will embrace us with its stunning panaramic views, perfect ancient villages, and earthy foods such as truffles, foie gras, and wine. We will be in this region for three days, staying in a house, and exploring the region. Boat tours, famers markets, and floating gardens await us, as well as a visit to an illustrated prehistoric cave. 

The Dordogne is our gateway to the ancient and rugged Languedoc-Rousillon, an area filled with mountain-top castles, walled cities, and tiny villages steeped in history. We will spend our time visiting castles, 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 our own house, we will have day trips to visit Van Gogh's room in Arles, the Pope's Palace in Avignon, and the Roman Pont-du-Gard.

 

We will spend two days out in the Carmague, moving through the flamingo-filled country and seeing herds of wild horses. On the 24th, we will be part of an ancient and colorful pilgramige that celebrates the Roma culture in France. 

 

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