Provincial French Countryside

Aug. 30 – Sep. 13, 2021

Tour Details

Number of days: 
15
Cost: 
$5,997 [including air from SFO]
Activity Level: 
Level 2
Max Passengers: 
24
Lecturer: 
Tour Operator: 
Odysseys Unlimited
Tour Brochure 
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Tour Description 


  • Discover medieval Carcassonne and the market town of Albi with its Toulouse-Lautrec Museum.
  • Soak up French life while staying in atmospheric rural inns and small country hotels.
  • Stay in charming Sarlat and explore the remote Dordogne, including a leisurely afternoon cruise on the Dordogne River.
  • Tour the International Center for Cave Art at Lascaux IV, showcasing reproductions of the original pre-historic cave paintings found nearby.
  • Visit the cliffside village of Rocamadour, a revered pilgrimage site.
  • Tour the Loire Valley’s impressive château at Chenonceau.
  • Visit the dramatic Gothic abbey of Mont St. Michel, dramatically sited atop a precipitous rock formation in the sea.
  • In medieval Bayeux tour the Tapestry Museum, home of the 1,000-year-old Bayeux Tapestry.
  • Tour Normandy’s famous D-Day landing beaches and sights, including the moving American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach.
  • Walk amid artist Claude Monet’s gardens in Giverny, where he was inspired to create his Impressionist masterpieces.
  • Get acquainted with Paris on a city tour before bidding au revoir to France.
  • Enjoy an additional 3 days/2 nights on your own in Paris on our optional post-tour extension.
  • Odysseys Unlimited Terms and Conditions.
  • 2021 Odysseys Unlimited Digital Catalog

  • Elimination of Penalty on Tour Deposits (2021) As a final initiative, Odysseys Unlimited has decided to waive the $200 per person penalty associated with tour deposits. Effective immediately, each guest’s $500 per person deposit will be fully refundable up until the final payment due date: 95 days prior to tour departure.
  • COVID-19 Protocol Update

Itinerary 

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Toulouse

Day 2: Toulouse

Day 3: Toulouse

Day 4: Sarlat-en-Périgord (Dordogne)  

Day 5: Sarlat-en-Périgord (Dordogne) 

Day 6: Sarlat-en-Périgord (Dordogne) 

Day 7: Saumur (Loire Valley) 

Day 8: Saumur (Loire Valley) 

Day 9: Saumur (Loire Valley) 

Day 10: Crépon (Normandy)

Day 11: Crépon (Normandy) 

Day 12: Crépon (Normandy)

Day 13: Paris

Day 14: Paris

Day 15: Depart Paris for U.S.

NOTE: Itinerary may change.