Experience the authentic provincial character of Dordogne in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages in France. Stay in the family-owned Plaza Madeleine Hotel, formerly a grand 19th-century townhouse. Discover the region’s charming villages, historic castles, and prehistoric treasures through specially arranged excursions and cultural enrichments. Explore the medieval pilgrimage site of Rocamadour and the fascinating prehistoric cave paintings of Rouffignac and Cap Blanc, all UNESCO World Heritage sites. You’ll enjoy a performance of French folk music and dance and Sarlat’s famous open-air market. Stroll through the English-style Gardens of Eyrignac and then take a gabare cruise on the Dordogne River. Meet a local resident who will share candid insights into daily life in Dordogne in a forum. Complement your exploration of France’s rich culture with the two-night Bordeaux pre-program option, featuring an excursion into St. Emilion, one of France’s world-famous wine regions.
$$ From approximately $3,135 per person based on double occupancy, plus airfare