The Best of France

  • From Marseille
  • History
  • Discovery

10 days / 9 nights

Day 1 – MARSEILLE / AVIGNON

Arrival in MARSEILLE.

Proceed to CASSIS and BANDOL on the Mediterranean sea.

Visit a rose wine cellar.

Arrive in AVIGNON for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2 – ORANGE / WINE CELLAR OF CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE / ROUSSILLON

Breakfast

ORANGE, visit the Roman Arc.

Visit a wine cellar of “CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE”.

Proceed to Roussillon, on the Red Canyon.

Back to AVIGNON for a walk on the famous bridge.

Back to the hotel in AVIGNON for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3 – L’ISLE SUR LA SORGUE / GORDES / PONT DU GARD

Breakfast

Visit of L’ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE and GORDES.

Visit the Roman Aquaduct “le Pont du Gard”.

Back to the hotel in AVIGNON for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4 – ARLES / CARMARGUE AREA / AIGUES MORTES / CARCASSONNE

Breakfast

ARLES, visit of the Saint Trophime Cathedral.

Arles where the famous painter Van Gogh paint “the bridge”.

Proceed to the CAMARGUE area, the region of pink flamingos and wild horses.

Visit AIGUES MORTES.

Arrive in CARCASSONNE, the medieval city, for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5 – CARCASSONNE / ALBI

Breakfast

Visit CARCASSONNE, the castle and defensive walls.

Proceed to ALBI for a visit to the cathedral and the Toulouse Lautrec Museum.

Evening arrival in RODEZ for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6 – CORDES SUR CIEL / NAJAC / CONQUES

Breakfast

Visit CORDES-SUR-CIEL (round trip to the old city by little train), NAJAC, and CONQUES, one of most important stops on the pilgrimage of Saint James of Compostelle.

Back to RODEZ for a gastronomic dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7 – SAINT CIRQ LAPOPIE / CAHORS

Breakfast

SAINT-CIRQ-LAPOPIE, on the River Lot, provides a wonderful panoramic view of the canyon.

CAHORS, visit the city by bus.

Arrival to SARLAT, capitol of the “Perigord Noir”, for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 8 – LASCAUX / GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC / SARLAT

Breakfast

Visit the prehistoric site of Lascaux, the Goufre de Padirac and its underground lake.

Back to Sarlat for a visit to the old city.

Dinner and overnight SARLAT.

 

Day 9 – ROCAMADOUR / PARIS

Breakfast

Visit ROCAMADOUR.

Proceed to the volcanic area of ”Massif Central”, and continue straight to PARIS for a nighttime panoramic city tour.

Dinner and overnight in PARIS.

 

Day 10 – PARIS / BACK HOME

Breakfast

Transfert to the airport.