Optional excursion, first to see the Pont du Gard, an impressive aqueduct dating back to 19BC, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, then the walled city of Avignon, whose Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) dates back to when Avignon was the residence of the Pope. See also the Pont St. Bénézet, the famous broken bridge referred to as the ‘Pont d’Avignon’.
Optional excursion, to the lovely seaside resort of Cassis, with its picturesque fishing port and town square where you will have free time to explore and maybe enjoy a relaxing drink in one of the cafés overlooking the pretty harbour.
En route to the Dordogne region, we make a short visit to Nîmes, founded by Emperor Augustus in the 2nd century AD. Some call Nîmes the ‘Rome of France’, on account of its arena, similar to the Colosseum. Continue to Rocamadour for a two-night stay.
Included excursion to the charming town of Sarlat in the Perigord-Noir, a fascinating town with some of the best-preserved medieval buildings in France. In the afternoon, we return to Rocamadour for time at leisure. Spectacularly perched on a limestone cliff overlooking the gorge of the River Alzou, Rocamadour is an important pilgrimage site for the French.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will
consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or
guardian aged over 18 years old.
You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Mercure Orange, just over a mile from the centre of Orange, offering a bar, restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool (open subject to season). The hotel has two floors, but does not have a lift.
You will then stay at the 2-star Hotel du Lion d’Or in Rocamadour for two nights. The main building, restaurant and bar are close to the gates of the medieval centre of Rocamadour and there is a second building approximately 60 metres away. Both buildings are serviced by a lift (there are some steps to the entrance of the second building).
Due to demand, we may also use the Hotel Relais Amadourian in Rocamadour.
Overnight stays in the Paris area will be in city-style hotels.
This family run hotel is steeped incharacter and tradition,and enjoys an exceptional setting in the heart of medieval city of Rocamadour. The hotel offers 75 bedrooms across two buildings that are situated 50 metres apart, with some rooms having amazing views over the Alzou Canyon or the city. The reception and restaurant can be found in the main building where a warm and friendly welcome awaits each guest. The restaurant has an excellent reputation and serves fine cuisine and local specialities, together with excellent levels of service. Wifi is free of charge in the public areas. All bedrooms are en-suite with T.V.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
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