July 3-8,2023 Bordeaux & the Périgord Cultural & Gourmet Exclusive Tour

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Bordeaux & Périgord July 2023 Exclusive Tour

$3,820.00

Join Corinne in the South West of France and celebrate the 4th of July in Bordeaux!
Enjoy the beauty of Saint-Emilion and the Périgord stunning villages and lifestyle while experiencing the delightful local cuisine.

ONE TOUR DATE ONLY IN 2023 : JULY 3-8
Get the two last spots available & Save $200 per person!

6 days / 5 nights (Monday – Saturday)
• Bordeaux transfers & Transportation by luxury SUV Van
• Chateau & Luxury B&B accommodation
• Daily breakfasts, Gourmet lunches and dinners
• Saint-Emilion & Bergerac wine Tours
• Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion and Périgord Cultural Tours

Pay a 50% deposit per item

Before booking this tour,

please contact Corinne at +33(0)626 815 015 (WhatsApp)

or by email

We want to be sure that this tour, the itinerary and the food offered match with your wishes, likes and expectations. Thank you.
We look forward to speaking with you and to welcoming you soon!

Discover Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion and the stunning Dordogne Valley

Discover Bordeaux & Saint-Emilion…
Thanks to its location, Bordeaux was the largest port in France before the 1789 Revolution and the wine trade and the commerce contributed to make merchants fortunate. The city features an exceptional architectural heritage listed at the UNESCO: private mansions, opera house, theater and museums, tree-shaded thoroughfares and avenues that invite to walks, beautifully designed river bank overlooking classified buildings such as Place de la Bourse, Grand Pavilion and fountains. Bordeaux is the biggest region of wine growing in the world, made up of five main vineyards: Medoc, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, Graves and Sauternes.
You will discover Saint-Emilion, a medieval village which is also well known for its legendary red wines. You will visit a Grand Cru classé wine estate, the occasion to learn about the classification : 1855 for the Medoc, Graves and Sauternes; Grands Crus A and B for Saint-Emilion.

Discover the Périgord…
The Périgord region is historically one of the most interesting in France. It draws from its very remote history to highlight its cave paintings. At the Middle-age, the Périgord was shaken by religious wars and conflicts that opposed the Kingdoms of France and England. This period left castles and medieval fortresses. The quietest late fifteen and sixteen centuries were more conducive to the development in urban architecture, leaving today a beautiful Gothic and Renaissance architectural heritage especially in Périgueux, Bergerac and Sarlat, the city of consuls with its 400 years of glory starting at the fourteen century.

The food, the wine, the traditions, and culture refer to centuries of history. Before the railway and road constructions, the trade was operated on rivers to the ocean. The food, the wine, the wood… was transported by boat through the Dordogne River to the Atlantic coast. Fortunate families have built chateaux, manors and other prestigious houses which contributed to make the France heritage unique. Today, the Périgord gains resources through tourism, ducks and geese products, truffle and walnut oil. The Périgord features vineyards around Bergerac producing full-body reds and sweet white which match perfectly with confits, duck breast and foie gras!

Program Highlights - Cultural Tour

You will visit Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, Périgueux and the Dordogne Valley’s towns and villages including Sarlat, La Roque Gageac, Castelnaud-La-Chapelle and Beynac.
You will visit the stylish Chateau des Milandes which was Josephine Baker’s residence.
You will discover Eyrignac, one of the most beautifully manicured gardens in France!

Château & luxury B&B accommodation

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Welcome to Chateau Saint-Jean!
Located 15 minutes from Saint-Emilion classified village and prestigious vineyards, this beautifully renovated 17th century property has kept its authentic architecture while offering modern comfort and amenities. The chateau is nestled in a 6 hectares landscape garden with a secured pool and open-air jacuzzi, surrounded by woods. Next to the vineyards, the chateau features an outstanding view down to the glassy waters of the river Dordogne…
Chateau Saint-Jean offers five spacious and beautifully decorated rooms and suites, as well as independent loft-house. Modern amenities include electric heaters, hairdryer, bathrobes, towels. WiFi Internet access and cable TV. Home-made breakfast includes coffee, tea and hot chocolate, freshly baked cake, crepes or waffles, baguette and croissants, butter and jams, cereals, yogurts, fresh fruits and juice, and more.

Welcome to Maison Laroc!
Located in the heart of the Dordogne Valley in a picturesque village listed among the 100 most beautiful spots in France, this luxury guest house is a contemporary architect villa built on a basis of traditional tobacco barns. Maison Laroc offers spacious and modern-designed bedrooms furnished with double or twin beds, each with en-suite private bathrooms and all modern amenities. All rooms are air-conditioned and oriented south overlooking the valley.
For the morning great moment of exchange and conviviality, you will enjoy delicious breakfasts with fresh squeezed orange juice, fruits salad, home-made jams, croissants, freshly baked bread and more. After long days of touring and visiting, you will certainly appreciate to stay quiet in the evening. Corinne will prepare dinners with local produce in considering your likes, dislikes and food restrictions if any.

ITINERARY

July 3rd – Welcome to Bordeaux
Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station morning transfer (Bordeaux is only two hours distance to Paris by train and three hours from CDG airport) to Chateau Saint-Jean. Check-in.
Early afternoon Saint-Emilion guided tour including the visit to a Grand Cru classé Wine estate (Chateau de Ferrand or similar).
Food & wine pairing dinner in Chateau Saint-Jean.
Overnight.

July 4th – Bordeaux full-day Guided Tour
After breakfast, transfer to Bordeaux.
Morning 1h30 tour by bus to explore the emblematic monuments and quarters, to enjoy the view on the river and to get the information about the city and its history. It’s the best way to see the main points of interest and quarters in a short time.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant in Bordeaux.
Afternoon guided walking tour including Gambetta & Saint-Seurin, Saint-Pierre & the cathedral, Sainte-Catherine which are mostly for pedestrians.
Transfer to Chateau Saint-Jean. Resting time.
Gourmet Michelin-starred dinner to celebrate the 4th of July!
Overnight.

July 5th – Transfer to the Périgord through Périgueux.
After breakfast, transfer to the Dordogne Valley.
Morning walking tour through Périgueux historic quarter. You will stroll across the alive weekly market at the foot of Saint-Fons roman cathedral which is listed at the Unesco and historic monuments as well as Compostela routes.
Gourmet lunch in Périgueux.
Afternoon transfer to La Roque-Gageac.
Check-in at Maison Laroc
Food & wine pairing dinner in the property.
Overnight.

July 6th – Sarlat-la-Caneda & Eyrignac Gardens
After breakfast, transfer to Sarlat.
A picturesque tangle of honey-colored buildings, alleyways and secret squares make up the stunning town of Sarlat-la-Canéda that you will visit by walking. Boasting some of the region’s best-preserved medieval architecture, the town is a favorite location for film directors!
You will have time free at leisure in Sarlat for shopping (if you wish).
Lunch in restaurant a Michelin-star restaurant.
Afternoon transfer to Salignac to visit the stunning Eyrignac Gardens which boast 10 hectares of sculpted… a unique example of Topiary Art in France.
Food & wine pairing dinner in Maison Laroc.
Overnight.

July 7th – Dordogne Valley full-day Tour
After breakfast, transfer to Les Milandes.
Morning visit to the 15th Renaissance chateau which was also Josephine Baker’s last residence.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant
Afternoon visit to Castelnaud-La-Chapelle followed by a River Cruise on the Dordogne departing from La Roque Gageac.
Gourmet food and wine pairing dinner in a nearby village
Overnight.

July 8th – Transfer to Bordeaux through Bergerac
Check-out after breakfast.
Transfer to Monbazillac or to Le Colombier.
Visit to Chateau de Monbazillac (sweet white wine) or to Chateau de la Jaubertie (elegant organic red wine) with tastings to follow
Lunch in a traditional restaurant.
Transfer to Bordeaux Saint-Jean station
End of the tour.


PROGRAM PRICES

$4,020 per person (DBL occupancy)
It includes:
• Bordeaux round-trip private transfer
• Transportation in a luxury van for daily guided tours
• 5-night Chateau Saint-Jean & Maison Laroc accommodation (DBL occupancy)
• Daily breakfasts, lunches and dinners as detailed in the itinerary
• Saint-Emilion and Bordeaux cultural guided tours
• Saint-Emilion and Bergerac wine estate visits followed by tasting
• Périgueux, Sarlat and the Dordogne Valley (chateaux & gardens) guided tours
• Entrance tickets to cultural sites
• Dordogne river cruise
• Tour guide & driver fees.

Not included: airfare from/to your country, train tickets, wine in restaurants, personal expenses and personal insurance, and all which is not mentioned in “price includes”.

To secure your reservation, please download, complete, sign and email the Lifestyle Vacations Booking Form 2023
to Corinne Preteur at info@lifestylevacationsinfrance.com


TOUR DATE

July 3-8, 2023
This tour is limited to 4 people.
Considering the high demand for 2023, it is strongly recommended to book in advance. Thank you.