Traditions of Southwestern France: Sojourn in the Dordogne
Experience the essence of southwest France during a stay in Sarlat-la-Canéda (one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages in France) as you tour the rugged countryside and lovely villages of the breathtaking Dordogne.
WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY
The Sojourn in the Dordogne was a magical experience in every way: the visits to the prehistoric sites with a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic study leader, the beautiful countryside rich in French history and culture, the cuisine, wine, and hospitality. All facets of the journey were incomparable.”
The Dordogne tour was exceptional for the beauty of the land and the medieval architecture and the exceptional expertise and exciting personality of the tour leader. I want to go back again.”
This was a well-planned, enjoyable trip to a beautiful and fascinating part of the world. The guide was exceptional, the lecturers excellent, and the tour director experienced and considerate.”
Take this trip - history truly comes alive!”
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PRE-TOUR EXTENSION TO BORDEAUX
Bordeaux has been producing wine since the eighth century, and today it is the wine industry capital of the world. See the historic district, a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its outstanding 18th‑century urban planning and architecture. Nearby, walk through the monuments of St. Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before visiting a wine château for an introduction to the art of French winemaking and a tasting. Enjoy accommodations for two nights in the deluxe Hotel Burdigala, located in the heart of Bordeaux.