Our experience will lead you to Dordogne, hometown of the French gastronomy fois gras. Situated in the south-west of France, this region is named after the Dordogne river. With its rich food, heady history, château-studded countryside and picturesque villages, Dordogne is a unique place to be. It is also famous for having some of France’s finest prehistoric cave art, which fill the caverns and rock shelters of the Vézère Valley.
Pickup early in hotel in Paris and transfer to Paris Austerlitz to take the morning train to Brive La Gaillard. Transfer to Montignac and have lunch in the town, free time for some shopping. Visit LASCAUX CIAP et LASCAUX II.
Diner in town in a typical restaurant to taste local delights and stay the night at the exceptional Château de Monrecour.
After breakfast, we drive to CASTELNAUD LA CHAPELLE, visit the castle of Castelnaud and the suspended garden Marqueyssac, classified amongst the Notable Gardens of France. Picnic in the open air if the weather permits
Visit village La Roque Gageac, in a stunning position on the north bank of the Dordogne River, and backed by a steep hill / cliffs. Visit Beynac et Cazenac, and climb up to the medieval castle of Beynac to get a panoramic view of the valley and enjoy the sunset.
Transfer to Rocamadour, diner in town and stay the night at a charming hotel.
Go to a local market early in the morning where you will find various fresh products: fruit, vegetables, cheese… Then, we will visit Rocamadour village.
After lunch, visit to a local farm to learn about the making of fois gras.
Free time where you can do activities on your own like kayaking/ canoeing on the Vezere river or hot balloon trip.
Transfer to Brive la Gaillarde to take the night train back to Paris.