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2019 Provincial French Countryside

Sept. 6 – 20
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $5,397 (airfare included)
Tour Length: 15 days
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Begin this unique, well-paced 15-day provincial France tour in Toulouse, discovering medieval Carcassonne and historic Albi with its Toulouse-Lautrec Museum.  Staying in charming Sarlat, your small group explores the remote Dordogne, seeing reproductions of pre-historic cave paintings at Lascaux IV and taking a Dordogne River cruise.  Enjoy a tour of the cliffside village of Rocamadour.  Visit a winery in Saumur and tour the Loire Valley’s impressive Chateau de Chenonceau.  Travel on to Crépon, stopping at dramatic Mont-St-Michel abbey.  See the 1,000-year-old Bayeux Tapestry and visit Caen’s Memorial Museum.  Tour Normandy’s evocative D-Day Landing Beaches, including Pointe du Hoc, Utah Beach, Ste-Mère-Église, and the moving American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach.  Walk amid artist Claude Monet’s famed Giverny gardens.  Conclude the journey in Paris, touring the city’s highlights and visiting either the Louvre Museum or the Musée d’Orsay.  Savor more time in the “City of Light” on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Toulouse
  • Day 3 : Toulouse / Carcassonne
  • Day 4 : Toulouse / Albi / Sarlat
  • Day 5 : Sarlat / Lascaux IV
  • Day 6 : Sarlat / Rocamadour
  • Day 7 : Sarlat / Le Dorat / Saumur
  • Day 8 : Saumur
  • Day 9 : Saumur / Chenonceaux
  • Day 10 : Saumur / Mont-St-Michel/Crépon
  • Day 11 : Crépon / Bayeux / Caen
  • Day 12 : D-Day Landing Beaches
  • Day 13 : Crépon / Giverny / Paris
  • Day 14 : Paris
  • Day 15 : Depart for U.S.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2019 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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