Region
in Carcassonne, Basque Country & Dordogne
Heritage & History Tours
Gourmet Food Tours
Countryside Tours

Explore the South West of France: fortresses clinging to the cliffs in the Cathar Country and Dordogne, many “most beautiful villages of France”, and a very rich and unique gastronomy. This is where to experience the authentic France.

 

Includes

12 nights in premium B&Bs that we personally selected for you
A rental car with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 13 days
A «Table d’Hôtes» home-cooked dinner, with your Hosts and other travelers
The assurance that you can contact us at any time, for any reason, while you're in France
A guidebook made for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities & visits
FJFY App all your trip, contacts, GPS destinations, weather… in your smartphone
5.0
Bobbi
We like to travel independently and Emilie was fantastic in providing us everything we needed to do so. We had wonderful information to read beforehand and received maps and GPS …
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 3 980
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Your accommodations

Pictures of the specially selected accommodations

Step by step

Paris Dordogne Carcassonne Basque Country

Carcassonne Medieval Heritage

  • Carcassonne and the Cathar country are quite unknown but are very worthy of a visit. Carcassonne's medieval “Cité” will amaze you by its size and conservation.
  • You will reside in a charming house in the lively Bastide neighborhood, within walking distance to the medieval city and to restaurants.
  • In the Cathar country, walkers/hikers will be rewarded with breath taking landscapes and fortresses such as Quéribus or Perpeytuse. History lovers will be intrigued by the Cathar history.
  • Wine lovers may be surprised by the quality of the “Minervois” wines which have improved a lot in the past 10 years. They are now on the wine lists of some of the most famous restaurants in the world.
  • On the 4th day, you will drive about 3hrs along the Pyrenees Mountains to get to the Basque Country.

 

Paris Dordogne Carcassonne Basque Country

Le Pays Basque: regional culture between ocean and mountains

  • From the Atlantic coastline, its waves and tanned surfers, to the rugged Pyrenees mountains . . . from the peacefulness of the Basque untouched villages to the lively nightlife in Saint Jean de Luz . . . the Basque Country will not disappoint.
  • Stay 5 nights in a lovely town nestled in the Basque Country. This 4 star family boutique-hotel is a perfect place to enjoy the area from ocean to mountain.
  • We will craft your days so you get a feel of everything the Basque culture has to offer, and there is a lot: taste the local Bayonne ham after strolling a valley  to discover the traditional and still alive mountain pig farming, get acquainted with the Basque weaving tradition, try to make your own Basque cake or stroll one of the many farmers markets.
  • Get introduced to one of the most famous games of the Basque culture: la pelote. Meet a former international player who will explain to you all about the history of this mythical game, the different variants . . . and then get on the ground and play. A very fun & cultural experience!
  • Several “most beautiful villages of France” will be on your scenic drives. Nature and outdoors lovers will enjoy endless walks and hikes in the Pyrenees foothills, occasional walkers will relax on the walks along the beaches and enjoy a coffee on a terrace watching surfers.
  • We will also plan for you to explore the very near Spanish Basque Country and spend some time in San Sebastian.
  • On the 9th day, drive North to Dordogne. We will plan for a nice stop along the way.

 

Paris Dordogne Carcassonne Basque Country

Dordogne: ducks, knights & nuts

  • You will end your sightseeing expedition in the Dordogne region. In Black Perigord, stay in a restored stone house for 4 nights and share a mouth-watering dinner with your hosts. They will happily share with you tips and hints to help you make the most of your journey.
  • Dordogne is famous for the prehistoric caves in Lascaux and we'll recommendto  you a much more intimate visit, in a 20,000 year old cave. If you are interested in history or if you are a JM Auel reader, this is a must! Visit the old city of Sarlat and feel the buzz of activity on market days.
  • Spend a special day with Bea, your private guide in Dordogne. She will take you back to the prehistoric and medieval times . . . away from the beaten paths. 
  • There is a lot to do in this region: medieval castles to visit, wonderful food to taste - we'll tell you where to find the most typical goat cheeses - and if you like outdoor activities, you'll be in paradise.
  • You may return the rental car in Toulouse or Bordeaux airports or train stations – less than 3 hrs drive from your last B&B.

 

A great trip to get off the beaten path and explore these culturally rich regions!

Activities included

pelote basque game with a player

Pelote Game with a Player

Get introduced to one of the most famous game of the Basque culture: la pelote. Meet with a former international player you will explain you about this mythical game history, the different variants…and then get on the ground and play: A very fun & cultural experience!

your guide in Dordogne

Private Guide in the Dordogne

Spend a special day with Bea in Dordogne. She will take you back to the prehistoric and medieval times...away from the beaten paths. 

Prehistoric Caves

Walk back on the prehistoric men footsteps, in 20,000 year old painted caves - access is limited to 40 person per day. 

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We are glad to customize this itinerary to include additionnal night stays, extra activities or any specific request you have.

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Bob
France just for you was fantastic. We provided a list of places we like to see, they customized our trips with great suggestions. They Provided Car, places to stay, a 2 book itinerary with wonderful suggestions, great Bed and Breakfast and small hotel (very romantic) , assistance when ever we accidentally called their number. We requested guides at …
Kim, Eric & Family
We had a great vacation thanks to you. Your arrangements and attention to detail were unsurpassed. We got to enjoy such a wonderful experience of France because of your little details and suggestions; things we did and saw we would never had been aware of or done if we traveled on our own itinerary or had a canned tour. Thanks so much for all of …
Kristina
I can't say enough good things about Emilie and France Just For You! From start to finish, Emilie was responsive, listened to our requests (and changes) and planned a wonderful trip for our 20th Anniversary. Her attention to detail did not go unnoticed and everything was perfect. We will definitely use them again our our next adventure.

Our Travelers’ Photos

Ron, Jane, Don & Nancy
From Canada
Visiting a wine cellar
Elisabeth & Randy
From Canada
In Vimy Ridge Memorial
Sandy & Dennis
from the US
In Paris by Notre Dame Cathedral
Tonya & Robert
From the US
In Versailles - Hall of Mirrors
Sonia & Peter
from Canada
in Carcassonne Medieval City
Lytha & Ron
From the US
Canoeing in the Dordogne region
Ron
From the US
Cycling in the Loire Valley vineyards
Jan & Ray
From Australia
In Mont Saint Michel
Mona, Yvette, Vernon, David
from the US
in Mont Saint Michel Bay in Normandy
Jill, Wayne & Varenne (the dog)
from the US
Enjoying Mont Saint Michel away from the crowds, Normandy
Sharon & Maroun
from the US
in Burgundy
Tonia
from Canada
Cycling in the Loire Valley