Sarlat-la-Canéda
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  • Bordeaux to Dordogne: Castles & Villages Private Tour

    1. Bordeaux to Dordogne: Castles & Villages Private Tour

    Enjoy a private full-day tour of Dordogne and discover the history of the King’s Musketeers, learn about Eleanor of Aquitaine, and visit prehistoric cave paintings. After the pick-up from your hotel in Bordeaux, Sarlat, Limoges, Toulouse, Agen Bergerac, or elsewhere nearby, you will head off on an exciting day filled with history, magnificent panoramic vistas, the finest gastronomy, and wine tasting. Whatever you desire can be incorporated into this private tailor-made tour. One of the places you can visit on this tour is Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, a lovely town which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site partly because of its proximity to the famous Lascaux Caverns and partly because of the newer site of Grottes de Cougnac. Here you can visit the caves and see the original art. Les Eyzies is also home to the National Prehistoric Museum. You also have the option of visitin...

  • Sarlat-la-Canéda: Dordogne Valley Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

    2. Sarlat-la-Canéda: Dordogne Valley Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

    Discover the great sites of the "Golden Triangle" on this unique sightseeing tour with live commentary. After meeting in Sarlat-la-Canéda it's only a short drive to the Dordogne Valley, where you'll visit many fascinating historic sites. Admire Richard the Lionheart's castle at Beynac, and stop at the foot of Castelnaud Castle, an impressive fortress occupied by the English during the Hundred Years' War. Then take a guided tour of La Roque Gageac, one of the most beautiful villages in France, built into the cliffs along the Dordogne river. Afterwards, continue to the hilltop village of Domme for breathtaking panoramic views over the surrounding area. Walk around the village to get a feel for the local atmosphere.  Visit an incredible troglodytic chapel built in a cave and stop at the medieval village of Montfort and its castle, built in the 11th century. Stop at a romanesque church fr...

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  • From Sarlat: Padirac Chasm and Rocamadour Day Trip

    3. From Sarlat: Padirac Chasm and Rocamadour Day Trip

    Begin your journey of the Lot Region at Sarlat’s central Place Pasteur, where you will be greeted by your English-speaking guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to the Padirac Chasm, or Cave, the region’s most iconic natural underground reservoir of water, and second longest chasm network in the world after the Sac Actun in Yucatán province in Mexico. There, your guide will take you down into the network of underground caves and rivers for a boat ride and a walk. Look up to admire the gigantic limestone stalactites and stalagmites adorning the walls and marvel at the magnificent crystal-clear blue waters beneath you. Next, head to the dramatic clifftop village of Rocamadour, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its complex of religious buildings, and medieval houses. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid castle, churches, sanctuaries, and magnificent...

  • Sarlat-la-Canéda: Cave and Castle Tour

    4. Sarlat-la-Canéda: Cave and Castle Tour

    Get in touch with your primeval nature as you discover some of the oldest relics of prehistory. Your tour begins with a thorough demonstration of techniques used by Paleolithic humans to make fire, to illuminate the dark caves in which they lived, and to paint.  After getting a taste of prehistoric life, you’ll head in to the chilly, dark caves to gaze upon cave paintings that date back over 30,000 years. Marvel at the evidence of a bygone culture that existed before civilization began. Wander through the caves, gazing at the veritable forests of stalactites, stalagmites, and columns.  After viewing the cave, you’ll discover a beautiful, hilltop medieval castle, before heading back to the meeting point, enriched by millennia of history.

  • From Sarlat-la-Canéda: Private 5-Hour Wine Tour

    5. From Sarlat-la-Canéda: Private 5-Hour Wine Tour

    Leave Sarlat-la-Canéda and spend the afternoon discovering the wines of the Bergerac-Monbazillac region at a family-run estate. Hear about the history of the property while on the outdoor terrace. Enjoy the views of the beautiful hilly vineyard landscapes. Have a guided tour of the winery and learn about the year-round work cycle that happens at the vineyard and about the different winemaking processes. Head into the wood barrel cellar to get an extra glimpse of what goes into producing wine.  At the end of your wintery visit have a tasting of 6 different wines or opt-out for a self-guided tour at Monbazillac Castle.

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David is very knowledgeable, outgoing, and will tailor the tour to fit your needs.