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Flavors of Dordogne

Few regions sum up the quintessential appeal of France better than the Dordogne. With its astonishing array of medieval towns and ancient castles, prehistoric caves, hanging gardens, spectacular views, and luxuriant countryside, the Dordogne has long been a favorite getaway for Europeans. Savor epicurean delights, a laid-back pace of life, and some of the oldest artwork ever created in this beautiful region writer Henry Miller said “gives me hope for the future of the race, for the future of the earth itself.”

Highlights

  • With your small group, enjoy 7 nights' deluxe accommodations in an authentic castle with scenic views at Château de Mercuès (or similar)
  • Discover new flavors with a vineyard tour, wine tasting, and lunch at the Château de Haute-Serre
  • Indulge in local delicacies on a gourmet tasting tour in the charming medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda
  • Join an intimate cooking class with a chef sharing inspiration, secrets, and favorite recipes 
  • Take in the area’s layered history with tours of the lush Jardins d'Eyrignac, La Madeleine troglodyte village, and the fascinating Pech Merle cave
  • Survey the small cliff-top village of Rocamadour and visit a local cheese farm to taste homemade creations
  • Delight in a guided tour of a truffle farm to learn their significance 
  • Explore one of France's most beautiful villages, La Roque-Gageac, with a walking tour and cruise on the Dordogne River in a traditional gabarre
  • What's included: 7 nights accommodations; 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 3 dinners served with wine; all lessons, private tours and tastings, and special small-group excursions as noted in the 9-day itinerary; full guiding services of an Orbridge Travel Director and expert local guides; private motor coach transportation; luggage porterage; gratuities to Orbridge Travel Director, local guides, and drivers; and airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.