13 days in Dordogne, Carcassonne, Provence | France Just For You
  • Southern France during the Middle Ages
Castelnaud medieval castle in Dordogne

Southern France during the Middle Ages

13 days
Dordogne, Carcassonne & Provence
Heritage & History
Sceneries
US$ 3,130 Per traveler, including taxes, based on double occupancy.
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Enjoy France from the Middle Ages in three of the richest heritage regions in the South of France.

 

DORDOGNE

  • In Black Perigord you will stay in an old stone Perigord style house for 5 nights. One night, you will share with fellow travelers a mouth watering dinner prepared by your lovely hosts. You are very close to Sarlat and the prehistoric caves and we will be happy to recommend some intimate visits for you, in 20,000 year old caves. If you are interested in history or if you are a JM Auel reader, these are a must!
  • Visit the old city of Sarlat and feel the buzz of activity on market days. We'll also tell you where to find the most typical goat cheeses - and if you like outdoor activities, you'll be in paradise.
  • Canoe down the Dordogne river and enjoy the gorgeous views over the cliff hanging middleages castles along the way. Also, one of the most famous castles of the area is only a 30 minute walk from your B&B. At last, 4 of the "most beautiful villages of France" are within a 4 mile drive. 

 

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CARCASSONNE & the Cathar Country

  • Carcassonne and the Cathar country are the perfect stop over on the way to Provence. Carcassonne medieval “Cité” will amaze you by its size and conservation. You will reside in a cozy B&B in the lively Bastide town, walking distance to all sightseeing and restaurants – but away from the tourist crowds.
  • In the Cathar country, walkers/hikers will be rewarded with breath taking landscapes and fortresses such as Quéribus or Perpeytuse. History lovers will be passionate 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 list of some of the most famous restaurants in the world.
  • On the 9th day, you will drive about 2hr30 along the Mediterranean Sea to get to Provence.

 

PROVENCE

  • You will spend the last 5 nights in a typical Provencal stone house, perfectly located to explore Avignon and Isle sur la Sorgue (famous for its Antiques). Your hostess and her family will welcome you warmly and give you hints and tips about the surrounding area. You will stay in a very comfortable room equipped with a small kitchen if you wish to have a light dinner in the rose garden sometimes.
  • So many things to see in less than an hour's drive from your B&B: beautiful Avignon, also referred to as “the City of Popes”, where you can visit the palace of the Popes, the well-preserved ramparts and the famous “Avignon Bridge”. Strolling hilltop villages on market day, walking on the footsteps of famous painters such as Cézanne or Picasso. We will also tell you about some hidden jewels - villages, off the beaten track where you will stroll around charming streets or have a drink at a provencal café with locals. We can also recommend a farmer’s market and wine cellar for each day of the week!
  • You will also follow a local lady to discover all the local food specialties: a must to better understand Provençal culture. 
  •  If you are interested in history, don’t miss the Roman ruins at Arles, Orange and the Pont du Gard. We will also take you to smaller sites – less famous and much quieter.
  • Discover quaint villages of the Luberon, riding an electric bike. You will have several itinerary options, from easy to sportive, for you to explore hidden hamlets, chapels in the vineyards, wineries, road-trails in the olive trees and evergreen oaks. A great day, at your own pace.
  • You may return the car in Marseille, Avignon, Aix or the location which will suit you best. 

  This is a perfect highlight of Southern France for history and gastronomy lovers. 

This itinerary 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 especially for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities and visits
A French Smartphone with GPS & all Apps you need for this trip

Activities included in this tour

canoe dordogne

CANOE DOWN THE DORDOGNE RIVER

Go down the Dordogne river at your own pace in a canoe...we have selected the best section for you to see several castles standing guard high above you!

biking in provence

E-Biking Day in Provence

Spend a day in the Luberon gorgeous landscapes driving an electric bike. Several itinerary options for you to enjoy biking at your own pace.

Food tasting Provence

GOURMET EXPERIENCE IN PROVENCE

Let a young lady who was born and raised in Provence, take you to her best addresses in the old city to discover Provence food specialties. 

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