4 days / 3 nights
Travel through the great “Causses” from the Aveyron region to Nature parc of Quercy.
DAY 1: ROQUEFORT – MILLAU VIADUCT
Kick off this tour with the discovery of the making of France most iconic blue cheese: Roquefort. It all happens underground where men and nature worked hands in hands to create the perfect environment to allow the magic to happen.
After lunch you will wonder at France main architectural innovation of the XXI century: Le Viaduct de Millau. It is to the Aveyron what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. This spectacular monument drew curious from all over the world. It is 340 m high and over 2km long! Accommodation and diner
DAY 2: BELCASTEL, SOULAGE ET FIGEAC
Breakfast and visit of Belcastle, one of France most beautiful village. Its medieval historical centre boast a stunning architecture.
Your day will take you to Rodez and the Soulage Museum which host over 250 pieces from the famous eponym artist.
After lunch your tour will take you to Figeac, the birthplace of Champolion, famous for his discovery of the Rosetta stone, today exhibited at the British Museum of London. In commemoration, a gigantic replica of the stone was made close to the museum of writing. Accommodation and diner.
DAY 3: GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC – ROCAMADOUR
After breakfast, route to the Gouffre of Padirac. In an area honeycombed with geological caves, this one is topping the charts. It is a huge sinkhole leading down to an underground river where you will board on a punt boat leading by a guide who will take you to the discovery of this labyrinth of stunning formations, turquoise lake and chambers of stalactites and stalagmites.
After lunch, route to Rocamadour trough the “causse” of Gramat. Visit of the holy village of Rocamadour, a centre of Christianity. Built on 3 successive levels, Rocamadour is a place of legend and history where old stone houses, majestic towers and a castle keep cascade off the cliff into the Alzou Canyon. Accommodation and diner
DAY 4: BOUZIES – ST-CIRQ-LAPOPIE
After your breakfast, you will go to Bouzies to board on cruise on a traditional wooden boat. From there you can be amazed at the “voie de Halage”: Directly carved in the cliffs, these routes were used by cattle to tracked barges of goods. You will also get a breath-taking viewpoint to St-Cirq-Lapopie.
After lunch, visit of the medieval village of St-Cirq-Lapopie, which was elected “favorite village by the French” in 2012. It is beautifully nested on top of the cliffs overlooking the river Lot.
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INCLUDED IN THE RATES: Round tour coach for 4 days, Accommodation in a 3* hotel in half board basis for 3 nights, 3 x 3 courses lunch (wine and tee/ coffee included), Visits entionned in the program, Repatriation assitance Inssurance,
DO NOT INCLUDE: Inssurance, All services not mentionned in the program, Personal expenses,