Region
in Loire Valley, Dordogne, Carcassonne & French Riviera
Wine Tasting
Towns & Villages
Art & Museums in France

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
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Robert & Karen
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Duration
16 days
Price
US$ 4 600
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.
  • Stay at a 3 mile drive from Carcassonne Medieval Fortress, in a charming and quiet Boutique-Hotel, owned by a lovely couple. After Carcassonne day crowds, you can relax in the comfortable suite-room, reading in the garden or at the swimming pool. 
  • 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 making dinner together like friends would do. Then you'll enjoy a convivial and savory dinner with your hosts & fellow travelers. 

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!

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

John
In May we travelled to France for our second trip with Emilie and France Just For You, and it was just as wonderful as our first adventure! Emilie's planning is so thorough and detailed that not a thing is left to chance. The B and B's were lovely and the hosts delightful; the routes were carefully planned to give us a complete taste of Southern …
Ricki & Craig
There are not enough superlatives, or kind words, to describe the level of service Emilie, with France Just for You, provided us from the moment we contacted her, throughout our trip, and even her thoughtful emails upon our return. We contacted Emilie with a list of all the places we wished to go, the things we hoped to do, and our budget. We …
Susan
This was a wonderful way to travel in France! Our tours were wonderful and the guidebook was very helpful. Each day we had suggestions of things to do and we loved every suggestion! Our car and our accommodations were first class. Having the french phone made travel easy since we could use Waze and Google Maps. If we return to France, we will …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Kelsey
from the US
With her hosts at the B&B in the Loire Valley
Trea & Anna
From the US
In a little town in Provence
Mike & Lynda
from the US
Wine Tasting in Bordeaux
Teresa & Jim
From Australia
In the Basque Country
Patty
from the US
In Villeneuve les Avignon, Provence
Tonia & Peter
from Canada
on the Pyla sandbar near Bordeaux
Judy & Rich
from the US
in Giverny, Normandy
Jill, Wayne & Varenne (the dog)
from the US
Enjoying Mont Saint Michel away from the crowds, Normandy
Steffi & Jeff
in Chenonceau castle....romantic !
Beth, Moira & Ron from USA
Enjoying a Wine Tasting in Burgundy
Kathy & Bill
From the US
Biking in Burgundy for a day - near Chateau de la Rochepot
Alan & Lucelle
From South Africa
In Mont Saint Michel at the border between Brittany & Normandy