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Enjoy a tour to the beautiful Dordogne, a favourite getaway for French families on 'les grandes vacances'. It’s also famous for having some of France’s finest prehistoric cave art, which fill the caverns and rock shelters of the Vézère Valley.

What's Included

• Return P&O Ferry Crossing from Dover to Calais

(other crossings available on request)

• 1 Night at the Mercure Honfleur - Outbound

• 1 Night at the Novotel, Amboise - Outbound

• 1 Night at the Novotel la Source, Orleans - Return

• 5 Nights at the Hotel La Hoirie, Sarlat la Canéda

• Buffet Breakfast & Dinners as Itinerary

• Detailed Road Book featuring Maps, Great Drives & Local Attractions

• Commemorative Tour Rally Plate

• Complimentary Car Parking at all Hotels

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We have now returned from our extended visit to Angouleme and would like to express our thanks to you for organising a very good trip.  Until we got to Angouleme we travelled separately but all travel arrangements went as planned.  My particular thanks go to Mike and Sue who, together with the manager at the Ibis Hotel, were able to very efficiently get me out of the embarrassing situation of my having left my 'armbands' for entry to the circuit, back in the UK!  I was quite prepared to buy new tickets but through their and your own support, the organisers happily produced two new 'armbands'.  An added 'plus' to this, on parking the car in a relatively deserted Angouleme on the Saturday at 9.00am, was  a type 35 Bugatti warming up on the public road as we walked to collect the armbands! Only in France. Please pass our thanks to Mike and Sue. We will be in touch again later. Kind regards. Malcolm  

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Few regions sum up the attractions of France better than the Dordogne. With its rich food, heady history, château-studded countryside and picturesque villages. Part of the historic area that was called Aquitaine, its strategic importance through the ages is illustrated by the many bastides (fortified towns) and fortresses throughout.

 

Today it’s known to the French as the Périgord, and is divided into four colour-coded areas: Périgord Pourpre (purple) for the winegrowing regions around Bergerac; Périgord Noir (black) for the dark oak forests around the Vézère Valley and Sarlat-la-Canéda; Périgord Blanc (white) after the limestone hills around the capital, Périgueux; and Périgord Vert (green) for the forested regions of the north.

 

Vézac is home to one of the world’s most magnificent landscapes, the famed overhanging Gardens of Marqueyssac. Rocamadour, perched half-way up a vertical cliff the spectacular setting of Rocamadour is hard to beat and Domme, one of the best preserved medieval Bastide towns with wonderful views over the Dordogne River.

 

Take a traditional flat-bottomed boat trip from La Roque Gageac and admire the Chateau de Castelnaud, the Chateau de Marqueyssac, the Chateau de Lacoste and the Chateau de la Malartrie from the unique vantage point of the river.

TOUR MAP

Extend your stay and join our pre-tour to Angouleme Circuits des Remparts

The spectacular Gardens of Marqueyssac

Enjoy a boat trip on the Dordogne

Every year, in September, the town of Angouleme fills with racing enthusiasts for the Circuit des Remparts, the annual gathering of vintage and classic cars.

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Departs on 10th September 2020

including

3 Nights at the Ibis Hotel, Angouleme Nord or Appart'City Hotel

Grandstand Tickets & Paddock Passes for the Sunday Racing

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Attractions of the Dordogne

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Prehistoric cave art fill the caverns of the Vézère Valley

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From £999.00 Per Person

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