South pearls of France

  • From Marseille
  • History
  • Discovery

11 days / 10 nights

Day 1 : MARSEILLE / LES BAUX DE PROVENCE / SAINT REMY DE PROVENCE / AVIGNON

Arrival in MARSEILLE.

Proceed to LES BAUX DE PROVENCE.
Visit LES BAUX DE PROVENCE with your tour leader.

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

Arrival in the AVIGNON area for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2 : AVIGNON / ARLES / PONT DU GARD

Breakfast

Visit AVIGNON  with your tour leader : Palais des Papes, Pont Saint Benezet for a walk on the famous bridge.

Proceed to ARLES.
Visit the amphitheatre and the theatre.

Visit the Roman Aquaduct “le Pont du Gard”.

Back to AVIGNON.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3 : BONNIEUX / APT / ISLE SUR LA SORGUE / FONTAINE DE VAUCLUSE

Breakfast

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

Dinner and overnight in AVIGNON.

 

Day 4 : CARPENTRAS / ORANGE / TARN CANYON

Breakfast

Visit CARPENTRAS.with your tour leader.

Stop in ORANGE.

Visit the Antic Theatre, the museum and the Roman Arc.

Dinner and overnight in the TARN CANYON area.

 

Day 5 : MONTPELLIER LE VIEUX / TARN CANYON / JONTE CANYON

Breakfast

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

Drive on the scenic route in Gorges de la Jonte.
Visit the vulture site.

Dinner and overnight in the TARN CANYON area.

 

Day 6 : FIGEAC / SAINT CIRQ LAPOPIE / PECH MERLE

Breakfast

Drive to FIGEAC.

Visit the Champollion Museum.

Visit SAINT-CIRQ-LAPOPIE with your tour leader. Located on the River Lot, it offers a wonderful panoramic view of the canyon.

Visit Grotte du Pech Merle.

OR Boat trip on the Lot to Bouzies and Saint Cirq Lapopie.

Drive to SARLAT.

Dinner and overnight in SARLAT.

 

Day 7 : GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC / SARLAT

Breakfast

Visit the Gouffre de Padirac and its underground lake.

Back to Sarlat.
Visit the old city of SARLAT.

Dinner and overnight in SARLAT.

 

Day 8 : LASCAUX II – TOULOUSE

Breakfast

Visit the prehistoric site of Lascaux.

Drive to CAHORS.
Walking tour of Cahors.
Wine tasting.

Dinner and overnight in the TOULOUSE area.

 

Day 9 : CARCASSONNE / CAMARGUE / SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER

Breakfast

Visit CARCASSONNE : the castle and defensive walls.

Boat trip on the Canal du Midi.

Proceed to NIMES.

Dinner and overnight in NIMES.

 

Day 10 : NÎMES

Breakfast

Visit NIMES  with your tour leader : the Amphitheatre, the Maison Carrée and the Tour Magne, the Jardins de la Fontaine

Free time for shopping.

Dinner and overnight in NIMES.

 

Day 11 : MARSEILLE / BACK TO HOME

Breakfast

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

Transfer to the airport.

Check in and take off.