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Overseas tour: Southern France: "The Mystical Land of the Dordogne, of Carcassonne, & Picture-book Provence"
Wednesday, June 09, 2021, 6:00 PM to Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 11:00 AM PDT
Category: Travel Tours

Southern France: "The Mystical Land of the Dordogne, of Carcassonne, & Picture-book Provence"

June 9-22, 2021  [Sorry, this tour is now filled.]

Join HPSO on a new adventure to some of southern France’s most extraordinary regions. In the Dordogne river valley, in Languedoc- Roussillon, and in Provence, humans have left their mark over the ages — from cave paintings in the Paleolithic age — to aqueducts and amphitheaters in the Roman period — to castles and fortified towns in the Hundred Years War — and now to beautiful gardens created in our modern era! This special part of France has all of these things plus a countryside full of world-class vineyards, picturesque villages and chateaux, and a stunning coastline. Our two-week tour begins in the heart of Aquitane in the vibrant city of Bordeaux (one night) and ends near Marseille in Aix-en-provence (two nights). Along the way, we’ll stay four nights in the heart of Dordogne (in Sarlat), then two nights each in Toulouse, Montpellier and Fontvieille. Our tour includes visits to private and public gardens, the Lascaux caves, troglodyte cliff-dwellings, chateaux, medieval towns (including Carcassonne), wineries, and afternoon cruises on the Dordogne river and the Mediterranean’s La Calanques on the southern coast! Join us on this fabulous adventure of this mystical and picture-book area of France.

Aix-en-provence market day painting  Hautefort, France  southern France - La Roque Gagaec

Questions about this tour? Please contact tour planner Bruce Wakefield.

Open to HPSO members only.  HPSO tours are offered to members at wholesale, non-profit prices.

Contact Bruce Wakefield for details.

For information on other upcoming tours, please visit the Garden Travel webpage.  Thank you.


Contact: Bruce Wakefield - [email protected]