A Medieval passageway in Saint-Émilion

A Medieval passageway in Saint-Émilion

THE CLIFFHANGING VILLAGE OF ROCAMADOUR

THE CLIFFHANGING VILLAGE OF ROCAMADOUR

Festive decorations in a small village

Festive decorations in a small village

Overlooking the Dordogne Valley from the village of Domme

Overlooking the Dordogne Valley from the village of Domme

SOUTHWESTERN FRANCE

Cahor's iconic 14th-Century Gothic Bridge, le Pont Valentré

Cahor's iconic 14th-Century Gothic Bridge, le Pont Valentré

At a glance...

Meander through the Dordogne and Lot river valleys, venture into the Midi-Pyrénées region, or hop between the sandy beaches along the Atlantic coast down to the Spanish border. Trip highlights include:

  • Wine-tasting and adventurous dining
  • Learning to cook a traditional plat in a grand cru Saint-Émilion château
  • Paddling a particularly scenic stretch of the Dordogne River
  • Visiting historic châteaux and cathedrals, a fortified 14th-century mill, and the cliff-perched town of Rocamadour
  • Relaxing in the private park — or pool — at a countryside chambre d’hôte (B&B)
  • Touring a prehistoric cave… by boat
  • Learning about the winemaking process, harvesting Malbec grapes, and feasting on a three-course repas vingeron (winemakers’ meal)
  • Hiking the Pyrenees
  • Reading on a seaside villa's terrace overlooking the rocky coastline and ocean
  • Walking the long, sandy, Atlantic Coast beaches

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Sarlat-la-Canéda

Sarlat-la-Canéda

Lavander in a Villa's garden

Lavander in a Villa's garden

Pont Valentré spanning the Lot River in Cahors

Pont Valentré spanning the Lot River in Cahors

HArvesting grapes at a vineyard south of Cahors

HArvesting grapes at a vineyard south of Cahors

Accommodations in Espère, outside Cahors

Accommodations in Espère, outside Cahors