This is a unique and exclusive experience which allows you to immerse yourself in the history and culture of France on a three-week ‘road trip’. You will visit Paris, Normandy, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Provence, Lyon, Burgundy and Champagne.
– Paris 2 nights | Deauville 1 night | Dinard 1 night | Chenonceau 4 nights | Bordeaux 2 nights | Bayonne 2 nights | Toulouse 1 night | Les Baux de Provence 2 nights | Lyon 2 nights | Beaune 1 night | Reims 2 nights –
Day 1 : UK to Paris
Travel to Paris by Eurostar. You will have a private transfer to your first hotel.
Day 2 : Paris
Enjoy a full day private ‘Black & White’ Tour of Paris.
Day 3 : Paris to Deauville
Today, you will collect your hire car before visiting the Plume Garden then exploring the medieval city of Rouen with a guide.
Day 4 : Deauville to Dinard
This morning, visit the unique Mont Saint Michel. Stop in Cancale before walking the cobbled streets of Saint Malo’s old town.
Day 5 : Dinard to Chenonceau
Today, visit Dinard; you can move on to Dinan before driving to Chenonceau.
Day 6 : Chenonceau
Today, your guide will take you to Azay le Rideau before a walking tour of Chinon and a wine tasting in Bourgueil. Then discover the magnifcent gardens at Villandry.
Day 7 : Chenonceau
Visit the castle of Chenonceau and have a walking tour of Amboise before discovering the Clos Luce.
Day 8 : Chenonceau
Today, you will visit Blois and the castle of Chambord.
Day 9 : Chenonceau to Bordeaux
Self-drive from Chenonceau to Bordeaux.
Day 10 : Bordeaux
Discover the Bay of Arcachon on a ‘pinasse’ – a traditional long, narrow wooden boat – and enjoy traditional oysters and white wine.
Day 11 : Bordeaux to Bayonne
Self-drive from Bordeaux to Bayonne before exploring the old town on a two-hour guided walking tour.
Day 12 : Bayonne
Discover the Basque Country today with your guide.
Day 13 : Bayonne to Toulouse
Self-drive from Bayonne to Toulouse before a three-hour guided walking tour.
Day 14 : Toulouse to Les Baux de Provence
Self-drive from Toulouse to Les Baux de Provence.
Day 15 : Les Baux de Provence
Discover the Luberon with your guide today.
Day 16 : Les Baux de Provence to Lyon
Self-drive to Avignon before a guided visit of the Palace of the Popes.
Day 17 : Lyon
Start your day with a walking tour of Lyon before discovering the medieval walled town of Perouges.
Day 18 : Lyon to Beaune
Self-drive from Lyon to Beaune before exploring the town with your guide and enjoying a private wine tasting in a cellar.
Day 19 : Beaune to Reims
Self-drive through the most prestigious of the Burgundy’s vineyards. Stop in Vougeot to discover a particular family House and taste a vintage wine, before passing into the Champagne region.
Day 20 : Reims
Visit Reims with your guide and then visit a family run Champagne house.
Day 21 : Reims to Paris to UK
Self-drive to Paris and return your hire car to Gare du Nord, before taking the Eurostar back to the UK.