Region
in Loire Valley, Dordogne, Carcassonne & French Riviera
Wine Tasting Tours
Villages & Markets Tours
Art & Museums Tours

Explore French culture and history in three of its most representative regions: the Loire Valley, Dordogne and the Riviera, with a nice stop in Carcassonne.

Includes

15 nights in premium B&Bs that we personally selected for you
A rental car with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 16 days
2 «Table d’Hôtes» home-cooked dinners, 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
Linda & Scott
This was our first visit to France to celebrate my 40th birthday. We started in Reims/Champagne region, Burgundy, Loire Valley Normandy and finished in Paris. Our 21 day trip was …
Duration
16 days
Price
US$ 3 880
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Your accommodations

Pictures of the specially selected accommodations

Step by step

Paris Dordogne Loire Valley French Riviera Carcassonne

The Loire Valley

  • Spend the first 5 nights of your trip in the outbuildings of a disappeared monastery dating back to the 14th century. Your charming hosts know this region very well and will be happy to share some tips with you. One night, you will share a delicious home-cooked dinner, prepared by Monsieur. Do not miss the aperitif in the underground vaulted cellar - an out-of-time experience!
  • Feel the real French "good life" strolling around peaceful villages on market days. Included in this itinerary is an electric bike rental for a day. You will explore, at your own pace, the nature, villages and castles along the river. No worries, the path along the Loire river is totally flat!
  • Visit a Chinon winery run by a charming couple who come from generations of winegrowers. Enjoy a commented tasting of the wines with some very local specialties. 

 

Paris Dordogne Loire Valley French Riviera Carcassonne

Dordogne

  • In Black Perigord, you will stay in an old stone Perigord style house for 5 nights. One afternoon, you will enjoy a cooking workshop with your hosts - followed by a mouth-watering dinner shared with Nat & her husband and fellow travelers. 
  • Dordogne is famous for its amazing prehistoric caves. If you are interested in history or if you are a JM Auel's reader, visiting one is a must! 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.
  • We have selected the best section of the Dordogne river for you to canoe down, enjoying the wonderful views of the medieval castles perched high above you.

 

Paris Dordogne Loire Valley French Riviera Carcassonne

Carcassonne & the Cathar Country

  • Carcassonne and the Cathar country are the perfect stop over on the way to Provence. Carcassonne's medieval “Cité” will amaze you by its size and conservation. You will reside in a cozy B&B, by the walls of the Cité, within walking distance to all sightseeing and restaurants – but away from the tourist crowds.
  • On the 12th day, you will have the longest drive of the itinerary: 4hr30 drive to reach Nice on the French Riviera. 
Paris Dordogne Loire Valley French Riviera Carcassonne

The French Riviera

  • In the Riviera hinterland, you will have the opportunity to discover some of the most beautiful handicrafts in France, particularly ceramics, sculptures and paintings. For art lovers the many art museums of Nice and its surroundings will amaze you with masterpieces by Chagall, Matisse and Picasso.
  • You will end your journey with 4 nights in the heart of a lively hilltop village in the back country, 7 miles – 11kms to the beach. Enjoy a peaceful atmosphere – away from the crowds - having a drink at a table at an outdoor cafe or strolling around a farmers market. Enjoy staying in a luxury B&B house, full of artwork and with lovely hosts - a very unique place.
  • In one of the most famous perfume houses, be introduced to the perfume making technics and make your own fragrance, which you will keep as a great souvenir!
  • But the Riviera is even more than all this. The “Cote d’Azur” is a marvel of fabulous 19th century villas and sapphire water coves. From Antibes to Monte Carlo, seaside resorts will satisfy all your shopping desires during the day. At night you can rely on the Riviera bars, seaside restaurants and discos to entertain you.

 

After this trip, you will definately want to come back . . .

Activities included

winery visit & tasting in Chinon

A Winery Visit & Tasting in Chinon

Visit a Chinon winery run by a charming couple who come from generations of winegrowers.
Enjoy a commented tasting of the wines with some local-product snacks.

Biking in the Loire Valley

Biking day in the castle's country

Spend a day on an Electric Bike at your own pace and discover many castles nestled in the nature. Enjoy a nice picnic with wine. We have tested several itineraries so you can chose depending on your mood and what you would like to see.

cooking at your hosts in Dordogne

Cooking Class & Dinner

Spend a late afternoon with your hosts preparing local dishes from the Dordogne region. Then you'll enjoy a convivial and savory dinner with your hosts. 

French Riviera perfume workshop

Riviera Perfume Workshop

In one of the most famous perfume houses, be introduced to the perfume making technics and make your own fragrance - which you will keep as a great souvenir!

Customize this tour

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

Myrna & Don
We are experienced travelers world-wide, generally organizing our own itinerary or having a travel group help us with a tour-for-two, and a personal guide, in several select locations. This was our first visit to France. So to be on our own with the guidance and extremely comprehensive written support of France Just For You was just remarkable and …
Janet
We have traveled in Europe a dozen times. Our trip to France, the Loire Valley and Normandy was one of the very best. Their custom self-guided tours are based on places and activities that interest you. Emelie listened to what we wanted and created an itinerary that was just what we wanted as well as some suggestions for other things we might try …
Clemmer & David
France Just for You - Emile and Laura - accomplished the task with skill and knowledge. Accommodations were excellent with lots of local color, suggestions for parking a large SUV were helpful, solving on the spot problems was handled with expertise and courtesy, sites were overwhelmingly beautiful. The guide book is the best. All the guides were …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Scott & Linda
From Australia
In Mont Saint Michel
Kathie, Brian, Joan & Richard
from the US
In Monet's gardens in Giverny
Shelley, Andy, Dianne & Bob
from the US
On the Eiffel Tower in Paris
The Khaw Family
From Malaysia
With their guide Raphaelle in Paris with Notre Dame Cathedral in the background.
Myrna & Duncan
from Canada
In Eze gardens on the Riviera
Pam & Rick
From the US
Tasting some oysters and white wine in the Basque Country
Lorelea, Teresa, Diane & Chris
From the US
With their hostess in Lille, Northern France
David & Lindsay
From the US
Celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary in France
Sharon & Gary
from Canada
In Chambord castle - Loire Valley
Shirley & Bob
from the US
After a concert in Paris
The Rimlinger Family
from Australia
Came to find out about their French ancestors
Tonia & Peter
from Canada
at the Louvre Museum in Paris