From Bordeaux

3 days

Dordogne River Cruise

Beautiful villages & Conques by night

Price: 800 €

Dordogne river cruise, beautiful villages & Conques by night

Toulouse heading, Lascaux tour

departure Bordeaux
arrival       Toulouse

Travel thema        Santiago pilgrimage route, medieval Katari-related land, 17th-century pastel trade
Local scenery   Hills and four rivers, one of which is a world natural heritage, valley, limestone plateau, vineyard, wheat field, sunflower Field (early July)

Per person : 800 €
Charter : 2,000 € (1-4 people) 2,800 € (5-7 people) 

French driver will guide you in Japanese.
*Customers' meals, accommodation and entrance fees are not included .

Mileage 660 Km

Day 1

Tour the cave painting Lascaux IV , the most famous archeological district from the Vezer Valley to Montignac, said to have been painted by the Cromagnon 15,000 years ago .
*Since it is not open to the public for preservation, it will be a tour of the reproduction picture drawn in the nearby cave. (Reservation required: English guide available)

Visit a beautiful village along the Dordogne River that was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2015. There are many castles around here that were the stage of the 100-year war over the succession of the French throne.
Jeanne d'Arc, middle age history movie fix its base in Beynac Castle. After feeling how middle age can be during a walk, visit the walled city lies on a hill, Domme, and enjoy about one hour cruise with views of castles from La roque gageac will head to.
(Cruise reservation is needed:. From November to the end of March will be exploring the village for the suspended service)
※ time spent in each visit areas will be adjusted from time to time.

Sarlat, where the Bishop's seat was placed in the latter half of the Middle Ages, has been reconstructed to preserve the landscape, and the beautiful medieval townscape has been preserved in very good condition. Please try special products such as truffles, foie gras, cep mushrooms, and walnut sweets.
In summer, spectacles are held until late at night, and it is lively.

*Optional: You can change the Lascaux tour to visit Saint-Emilion village and experience the winery.

Day 2

Cross the plateau of limestone and head to Rocamadour, a sacred place built as if it stand on a cliff along the valley .
After visiting some of the scenic view spots, please visit the sanctuary, cathedral, chapel, etc. on the way to the village.
A long time ago, pilgrims of Santiago are said to kneel on the grand stairs from the bottom of the village and use their knees to climb.

Travel down the river that winds through the cliffs of the precipitous cliffs, and visit Saint-Cirq lapopie, which once garnered the number one favorite French village .
A fairy-tale village that has remained unchanged since the Middle Ages is beautiful no matter where you cut it out, and it is very popular with photographers and people who draw.
There are several restaurants in the village, so please select your own lunch. You can also have a picnic before you arrive in the village.

You will be staying at the beautiful village Conques, which became the model for the movie "Beauty and the Beast". Take a leisurely stroll
through the cobblestone village and the Saint-Fore church with the tampan, which is said to be the masterpiece of Romanesque carving .
There are also directions to two view points with a panoramic view of the village.
At night, there is an organ concert at the church and you can go up to the second floor called Tribune.
*Every night from April to October, there will be an organ concert from 21:30 and light up from 22:15.

Day 3

Visit Belcastel, a beautiful French castle, a small village quietly nestled in the wilderness. Crossing the stone spectacle
bridge over the Aveyron River and looking at the village from the riverbank is a breathtaking beauty. Head to the heart of the city of Occitanie, Cordes-sur-Ciel, a fortified city in the sky, and the Bishop town Albi. In this area, rural scenery such as sunflower fields and wheat fields spreads in early July.

After taking you to the hills overlooking the Cordes-sur-Ciel, explore the cobblestone villages.
When pastel (haversted plant for hand-made blue pigment) was produced in the region, this small village became known throughout Europe as a place for producing high-quality textiles, and was visited by many merchants. Products made with pastel can be purchased at Cordes-sur-Ciel and Albi.

In the world heritage Bishop town of Albi, we will guide you to the view spot overlooking the rosy old town of red bricks and Pont Vieux Bridge from the opposite bank of the Tarn river.
Many attractions include the Gothic cathedral with the largest classical organ in France and the Lautrec Museum.
In the evening, the old town, which houses 34 houses of the wealthy merchants who made money in the pastel trade, is crowded with people in the evening. There are many shops, so please take a walk while enjoying your shopping.


Day 1
08:00 Bordeaux onset
10:45 12:15 Lascaux Ⅳ
13: 15 ~ 17: 00 Domme
                           La roque gageac
17:45 Sarlat arrival (hotel)

Day 2
08:30 Sarlat departure
09:45-11:30 Rocamadour
13:00-15:15 Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
17:15 Conques arrival (hotel)

Day 3
09:00 Departing Conques
10:00-10:45 Belcastel
12:00-15:00 Cordes-sur-Ciel
15: 30-17:30 Albi
18:30 Arriving in Toulouse