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ALBI

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The episcopal city of Albi has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architecture, whose uniqueness lies in its color, power and astonishing harmony.

The Episcopal City was built around two authentic medieval fortresses:

Cathedral of Sainte-Cécile, the largest brick cathedral in the world

Palais de la Berbie: the former episcopal palace which now houses the Toulouse-Lautrec museum, which exhibits the artist’s largest public collection in the world.

These beautifully preserved monuments have been included in the cultural heritage of UNESCO as a unique testimony to this type of urban development in Europe from the Middle Ages to modern times.

Example of program:

9h00 am – Meeting at the hotel and departure for the city of Albi

10:00 am – walking tour of the historic center of Albi, with the most important historical monuments and their history.

11:30 am – visit of the exceptionally preserved cathedral with unique frescoes and – a rarity! – its own rood screen!

12:30 p.m. – lunch in a family restaurant in the village

3.30 p.m. – visit of a winegrower from the Gaillac appellation with a tasting of his wine

5.30 p.m. – visit of a medieval village, walk in the medieval streets with Gothic facades

8:30 p.m. – Dinner at the restaurant of one of the best chefs in the region

10:30 p.m. – return to the hotel

Toulouse – Carcassonne

Charm and beauty of old buildings, colorful alleys, spirit of history, hospitality of the local inhabitants: you will find it all here – in the Midi-Pyrénées region, whether it is cities or small villages whose region is so rich.

Places where the word “heritage” takes on its truest and most lively meaning, with privileged stages where an encounter with beauty, pleasure and emotion takes place.

Example of program:

10:00 am – walking tour of the historic center of Toulouse, with the most important historical monuments, a brief history

12:30 p.m. – lunch in a restaurant in the city center

2:00 p.m. – departure from Toulouse in the direction of the medieval city of Carcassonne, which has remained miraculously preserved by history

3.30 p.m. – visit of the medieval town of Carcassonne – a miraculously preserved village, almost intact by the restructuring – a real fortress dating from the 12th century. The citadel is surrounded by mighty fortress walls. This medieval town of Carcassonne is open to the public, while around a hundred local residents still live there, as well as numerous shops and craft workshops. In this district with a history of two thousand years of military conflicts, you can see places associated with the heretical movement of the Albigenses of the XI-XIII century and the crusades against the Albigenses …

7:30 p.m. – dinner at the gourmet restaurant

22:00 – return to the hotel

Basque Country

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Understanding the Basque Country means understanding the subtle alchemy that unites language, man and his land.

Discover the local seaside resorts, mountain villages and popular Basque bistros and immerse yourself in this unique and authentic culture.

Example of program

10:00 walking tour – walk through Bayonne, the capital of the French Basque Country

Bayonne will take you on a journey through the centuries! Starting with its magnificent Gothic cathedral – a World Heritage Site in 1998, as part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela – to the walls of the fortress, the monastery and the old castle. Here, you really travel through time!

12:30 – Lunch in a restaurant of traditional Basque cuisine

14:30 – Excursion to Biarritz: The beach of the kings.

Today, this pearl of the Atlantic floats on a wave of turbulent youth. In addition to the traces left by Napoleon III and the Empress Eugene, Biarritz shows its new face of the city of carefree luxury with a slight shade of glam rock

16:00 – Walk in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, fishing village with authentic Basque charm and the picturesque bay inside the city. Then walks in the most picturesque small Basque villages.

19:00 – San-Sebastian / Donostia

San Sebastian is a true treasure of the Basque country, with its magnificent Baroque and Gothic architecture, picturesque old quarters where you can taste delicious pinchos, or with its beautiful beach with breathtaking view of the bay

21:00 – Dinner in pinchos bars or at a restaurant

23:00 – Back to Bordeaux

Dordogne

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“In the land of a thousands of castles … and gardens” Dordogne

Part of the Aquitaine region, the Dordogne is one of the largest and most picturesque provinces in France, but also one of the richest in terms of the number of historical sites available here.

You will live an unforgettable experience of its legendary castles, mysterious caves, picturesque towns and villages, delicious nature and famous gastronomy.

Example of a two-day program:

Day 1

9:30 am – departure from the hotel

10:30 am – visit of a medieval castle in one of the most beautiful villages in France

12:30 p.m. – lunch in a gourmet restaurant

3.30 p.m. – visit to a cave with prehistoric paintings, one of the few original caves open to the public, but with strict rules and a limited number of visitors

5.30 p.m. – Visit one of the most picturesque gardens in the region’s valley with its fabulous shapes of trees and alleys, with an unforgettable view over the river valley, exit in the direction of Sarlat.

Day 2

10:00 am – walking tour of the historic center of Sarlat

Option (depending on the season): visit of the truffle farm and truffle hunt with tasting.

11:30 am – visit and lunch in a farm producing foie gras

3:00 p.m. – visit to a historic monument, a castle in a rock or a garden, included in the list of the most beautiful parks in France

5:00 p.m. – visit to the world-famous cave (walk and boat ride on the underground lake)

Option: Private cave tour in total darkness with torches

You can become an explorer yourself and visit this world-famous abyssal cave in complete darkness! You will fully experience your journey back in time to 1889.

You will descend deep underground, where you will discover a magical landscape, with a natural cave of 75 meters and long galleries, formed over thousands of years by mysterious underground rivers.

You will then continue your boat ride 103 meters underground to the Great Hall of the Dome, one of the most impressive in Europe.

6.30 p.m. departure to Bordeaux

Gascony Armagnac

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Gascony is the home of Armagnac, foie gras and d’Artagnan. With its flowers fields, endless vineyards and kilometers of empty country roads, it is a perfect and calm French countryside for a perfect country holiday.

Eating, drinking, walking, perhaps even riding and canoeing – there is plenty to do in Gascony if you are so inclined. But the