Perigord and Provence

  • From Marseille
  • History
  • Nature

11 days / 10 nights

Day 1 – MARSEILLE / AIX EN PROVENCE / AVIGNON

Arrival at Marseille airport.

Sightseeing tour of MARSEILLE.
Road trip by little train in MARSEILLE.
Visit the MuCEM Musem of MARSEILLE (the Mediterranean and European Civilisations Museum ).

Drive to AIX EN PROVENCE.
Visit AIX EN PROVENCE with your tour leader.

Arrival in AVIGNON for dinner and overnight.

Dinner at a restaurant.

Overnight at Mercure Hotel in AVIGNON (or a similar hotel).

 

Day 2 – LE LUBÉRON / FONTAINE DE VAUCLUSE / L’ISLE SUR LA SORGUE / AVIGNON

Breakfast

Visit LUBERON with your tour leader and stop in the villages of BONNIEUX, GORDES, L’ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE and FONTAINE DE VAUCLUSE.

Dinner at a restaurant.

Overnight in AVIGNON at Mercure Hotel (or a similar hotel).

 

Day 3 – LES BAUX DE PROVENCE / SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE / AVIGNON

Breakfast

Proceed to LES BAUX DE PROVENCE.

Visit BAUX DE PROVENCE with your tour leader.
Visit sounds and lights show “Carrières de Lumières” in LES BAUX DE PROVENCE.

Stop in SAINT REMY DE PROVENCE.
Visit SAINT REMY DE PROVENCE with your tour leader .

Back to AVIGNON.
Visit AVIGNON with your tour leader  : Palais des Papes, Pont Saint Benezet for a walk on the famous bridge (Pont d’Avignon).

Dinner at a restaurant.

Overnight in AVIGNON at Mercure Hotel (or a similar hotel).

 

Day 4 – PONT DU GARD / NÎMES / CAMARGUE / MONTPELLIER

BREAKFAST

Drive to LE PONT DU GARD : Visit the roman Aquaduct.

Proceed to NIMES.
Visit of the NIMES Arenas.

Continue to MONTPELLIER via the Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, the region of pink flamingos and wild horses.

Dinner at a restaurant.

Arrival at your hotel in MONTPELLIER CENTER at Mercure Hotel (or a similar hotel).

 

Day 5 – MONTPELLIER / SAINT GUILHEM LE DÉSERT / CIRQUES DE NAVACELLES / MILLAU

Breakfast

City tour of MONTPELLIER.

Proceed to SAINT GUILHEM LE DESERT.
Visit the village.

Proceed to LE CIRQUE DE NAVACELLES.
Visit the village.

Continue to MILLAU.

Dinner at a restaurant.

Arrival at your hotel in MILLAU at Mercure Hotel (or a similar hotel).

 

Day 6 – GORGES DU TARN / CHAOS DE MONTPELLIER LE VIEUX

Breakfast

Drive on the scenic route in GORGES DU TARN.

Drive to MONTPELLIER-LE-VIEUX.
Visit the Chaos of Montpellier le Vieux by little train.

Back to MILLAU.

Dinner at a restaurant.

Overnight at the Mercure Hotel in MILLAU.

 

Day 7 – CONQUES / FIGEAC / SARLAT

Breakfast

Drive to CONQUES.
Visit the CONQUES Museum and the Treasury.

Proceed to FIGEAC.
Visit the Champollion Museum.

Continue to SARLAT.

Dinner at a restaurant.

Overnight at Hotel de Compostelle in SARLAT.

 

Day 8 – SARLAT / LA ROQUE GAGEAC / BEYNAC / DOMME

Breakfast

Proceed to LA ROQUE GAGEAC.
Boat trip on the Dordogne on the Gabares NORBERT.

Proceed to BEYNAC.
Visit the BEYNAC castle.

Continue to DOMME.
Round trip by little train.

Dinner at a restaurant.

Overnight at Hotel de Compostelle in SARLAT.

 

Day 9 – SARLAT / GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC / ROCAMADOUR

Breakfast

Free time in the local market in SARLAT.

Proceed to PADIRAC.
Visit the Gouffre de Padirac and its underground lake.

Drive to ROCAMADOUR.
Walking tour of ROCAMADOUR.

Dinner at a restaurant.

Overnight at Hotel de Compostelle in SARLAT.

 

Day 10 – PECH MERLE / SAINT CIRQ LAPOPIE / CAHORS / TOULOUSE

Breakfast

Departure to PECH MERLE.
Visit the Pech-Merle Cave.

Arrival in SAINT CIRQ LAPOPIE.
Cruise on the Lot River from Saint Cirq Lapopie to Bouzies.

Walking tour of the village of SAINT CIRQ LAPOPIE.

Departure to CAHORS .
Visit the vineyard and enjoy a wine tasting.
City tour of CAHORS : the Pont Valentré and the old city.

Late afternoon arrival in TOULOUSE.

Dinner at a restaurant.

Overnight in TOULOUSE, at GRAND HOTEL D’ORLEANS (or a similar hotel).

 

Day 11 – CARCASSONNE / ARLES / MARSEILLE / BACK TO HOME

Breakfast

Departure for CARCASSONNE.
City tour of CARCASSONNE : the defensives walls of Carcassonne.
Visit of the Castle “Chateau Comtal” in CARCASSONNE.

Proceed to ARLES.

City Tour of ARLES.

Transfer to MARSEILLE airport.

Check-in and take off.