Dordogne 8 Days - Hotel Lion D'or
Originating in the Puy district of extinct volcanoes, the Dordogne flows west for almost 300 miles into the Garonne near Bordeaux. Its valley is one of spectacular gorges and frequent dams, marked with innumerable castles as one descends towards Aquitaine - the area fought over between England and France in the Hundred Years' War. A setting rich in tradition, Pilgrims have been visiting the medieval city of Rocamadour for centuries. Defying gravity, Rocamadour is built onto the side of a cliff whose rocks protect the sacred shrines and Monastery. Hotel du Lion D�Or is superbly situated in the centre of the town, within the old city walls.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
TOUR DEPARTS SUNDAY AND RETURNS SUNDAY
Day 1 - Home - Dover - Calais - Northern France
Arriving at our overnight hotel in the late evening. (Dinner is not included on Day 1)
Day 2 - Northern France - Rocamadour
We continue down the western side of France, past Brive and into the Dordogne valley and our hotel in Rocamadour.
Full Day Excursion to Dordogne Valley
We journey along the Dordogne today visiting pretty Carennac, Saint Sozy and Souillac. We return via the medieval town of Martel and the 13th century bastide town of Bretenoux.
Full Day Excursion to Sarlat-la-Caneda
We visit the alluring town of Sarlat, developed around the large Benedictine Abbey with narrow pedestrianised lanes. Returning via Souillac.
Full Day Excursion to Cahors
Leaving the Dordogne late morning we travel south to the equally spectacular valley of the River Lot and the fascinating medieval town of Cahors, capital of the departement.
Day 7 - Dordogne - Northern France
We retrace much of our journey of the second day to our overnight stop in northern France.
Day 8 - Noerhern France - Calais - Dover - Home
via the Interchange where we rejoin the feeder coaches.
Please note: All clients must be in possession of a full passport. Non-EEC citizens may also require a Visa and should check with their travel agent before booking.
**Join direct at Dover and receive free parking**
If it is more convenient to drive to Dover to join your tour, you can park FREE OF CHARGE in Dover for the duration of your holiday. See brochure and FAQs for full details.
To Be Advised
Defying gravity, Rocamadour is built onto the side of a cliff whose rocks protect the sacred shrines and Monastery. Hotel Lion D'or is a large, beautiful building that is built into the medieval city walls. The hotel has 36 small bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with bath or shower, satelite TV in all bedrooms, free wifi access and direct dial telephone. The restaurant offers carefully prepared, varied menus featuring a wide range of regional specialities and there is also a comfortable lounge area. The hotel has a lift. Tel:05 65 33 62 04