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Dentelles in Provence

The "Tour de France"

16 days
Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Dordogne & Provence
Wine Tasting
Villages & Markets
Gourmet Experience
US$ 3,980 Per traveler, including taxes, based on double occupancy.
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France Just For You has organized its own very special Tour de France. No need for a bike but be ready for a great deal of adventure! This itinerary will take you off the beaten path to all the must sees & dos throughout 4 of the most enthralling regions of France.

THE LOIRE VALLEY

  • From Paris or CDG airport, drive the rental car for 3 hours to the Loire Valley. We will recommend a great stopover to rest on the way.
  • You will spend the first 4 nights of your journey in a restored 15th century farmhouse where you will be warmly welcomed by your hosts. They know the Loire Valley inside out and can give you off-the-beaten-path addresses and tips on finding places that tourists usually miss.
  • Located on the south banks of the Vienne River, this charming B&B is within short driving distance of Chinon and Saumur, beautiful, historic cities.
  • Discover the vineyards of the Loire Valley with Vincent, a real passionate who will take you, like a friend would do, to several wineries and have you love the Touraine terroirs and its winemakers. You will have the opportunity to taste very different wines: red, whites, still or sparkling...No worries, Vincent will safely drive you back to your B&Btour de france map travel.

 

BORDEAUX REGION

  • Your second stop for 3 nights is a gorgeous mansion overlooking the Dordogne river. Your cozy B&B is located 7 miles to Saint Emilion worldwide famous wine town but away from the crowds. Isa, the lovely hostess, knows the whole area inside out and will be happy to help on last minute wine tastings. 

     

  • Built along the banks of the Garonne river, the opulent merchants' homes are very specific to Bordeaux. You will find everything you need: from villages nestled into the Medoc or St Emilion vineyards, to the bustling night life in Bordeaux. Also, bear in mind that Bordeaux's Sainte Catherine Street is the longest shopping street in Europe!
  • We only work on packages which include:
  • Very near Saint Emilion, we have planned a private tour to a famous wine estate: after visiting the estate from the cellars, to the vats, passing by the vineyards to understand the different grape variety, you will enjoy a lunch together with a tasting of 3 different wines.

DORDOGNE

  • In Black Perigord you will stay in a restored stone house for 4 nights and share a mouth-watering dinner cooked by your Hostess. 
  • Dordogne is famous for the prehistoric caves in Lascaux and we'll recommend you several more intimate visits, in 15,000 to 20,000 year old caves. If you are interested in history or if you are a JM Auel reader, this is a must! Another day, let a passionate villager take you on an unforgettable search for the black diamond: Perigord truffles. Nestled in a typical Dordogne hamlet, the view of the surrounding valley is gorgeous. This is an experience you'll remember!
  • We'll tell you where to find the most typical goat cheeses - and if you like outdoor activities, you'll be in paradise. You'll also visit the old city of Sarlat and feel the buzz of activity on market days.

PROVENCE Sceneries

  • Your last Bed & Breakfast for 4 nights lies just outside a lovely village on the slopes of Mont Ventoux. This former mas house belongs to your hostess’s family for 4 generations and is surrounded by olive and cherry trees. One night, your host Chris will cook a delicious Table d’Hôtes dinner which you will enjoy under the arbor. 
  • Mont Ventoux remains the most authentic part of Provence, with little villages such as Vaison la Romaine, Malaucène and Bedoin and dramatic landscapes like “les Dentelles de Montmirail
  • 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
  • Go shopping in Aix-en-Provence or take a sunbath near Cassis. Arles, famous for its arena dating back to the Roman Empire, will take you 2,000 years back in time.

 

We recommend you to fly out of Marseille to save time and tiredness. Otherwise, we will be happy to help you plan transportation to your next destination.


After that, will you still watch the “Tour de France” on TV?

This itinerary 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 fellow 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

Pictures of the accommodations

...dating back to the 15th century...

#1A charming farmhouse in the Loire Valley

...dating back to the 15th century...

...with charming comfortable rooms...

#1A charming farmhouse in the Loire Valley

...with charming comfortable rooms...

...with a quiet garden with a Pétanque ground.

#1A charming farmhouse in the Loire Valley

...with a quiet garden with a Pétanque ground.

Your friendly hosts will welcome you warmly.

#1A charming farmhouse in the Loire Valley

Your friendly hosts will welcome you warmly.

The B&B house was renovated few years ago and has all modern conveniences

#2A gorgeous mansion 7 miles to St Emilion

The B&B house was renovated few years ago and has all modern conveniences

Stay in a cozy room mixing modern furniture and old stones

#2A gorgeous mansion 7 miles to St Emilion

Stay in a cozy room mixing modern furniture and old stones

You may play pool...

#2A gorgeous mansion 7 miles to St Emilion

You may play pool...

or relax in the living room areas

#2A gorgeous mansion 7 miles to St Emilion

or relax in the living room areas

An old stone farmhouse ...

#3A farmhouse from the 16th century in Dordogne

An old stone farmhouse ...

...with cosy rooms full of charm, enjoying a nice view

#3A farmhouse from the 16th century in Dordogne

...with cosy rooms full of charm, enjoying a nice view

Taste Dom's delicious cuisine inspired from traditional products

#3A farmhouse from the 16th century in Dordogne

Taste Dom's delicious cuisine inspired from traditional products

On warm days, relax by the pool

#3A farmhouse from the 16th century in Dordogne

On warm days, relax by the pool

At night, relax in the garden or by the swimming pool in the olive trees

#4A Typical Mas House, in the vineyards in wilder Provence

At night, relax in the garden or by the swimming pool in the olive trees

After a great dinner cook by your host - enjoy a great night sleep

#4A Typical Mas House, in the vineyards in wilder Provence

After a great dinner cook by your host - enjoy a great night sleep

Ready for a swim ?

#4A Typical Mas House, in the vineyards in wilder Provence

Ready for a swim ?

A Table d Hôtes dinner is always a very convivial experience

#4A Typical Mas House, in the vineyards in wilder Provence

A Table d Hôtes dinner is always a very convivial experience

Activities included in this tour

Wine Tasting Tour

Spend a half-day wine tasting with a professional. He will take you to several cellars so you can enjoy the diversity of the Loire Valley wines. 

Truffle Hunt in France

TRUFFLE HUNT

In Dordogne, spend a morning looking for truffles with a passionate professional and his truffle hound.

wine tasting st emilion

TOUR A ST EMILION WINERY

Visit a wine estate near St Emilion with a private English speaking guide. After the tour, you will enjoy a picnic lunch together with a tasting of different wines from the estate.

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.

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