6 nights and 7 daysThe Dordogne region is a truly rewarding and enjoyable holiday destination. It is also perfectly situated for you to be able to drive through France, experiencing the fun of the open country roads, sleepy villages and the changing landscape and architecture as you head further south. Suggested itinerary for this touring holidays:The Dordogne region is a truly rewarding and enjoyable holiday destination. It is also perfectly situated for you to be able to drive through France, experiencing the fun of the open country roads, sleepy villages and the changing landscape and architecture as you head further south. This holiday allows you a leisurely sojourn in the Dordogne and a taster of France en route as you stop at different hotels in Normandy and the Loire Valley. Having disembarked you ferry at Calais, drive through Normandy towards the Cotentin peninsula, a picturesque region famed for its superb cheeses, cider and heady calvados. Stay overnight at an elegant hotel situated between Bayeux and Caen before continuing your road-trip south through the hill country of la Suisse Normande, where lofty crags tower above undulating pastures and wooded valleys. As you descend into the regal garden of France, the landscapes level to offer mile-upon-mile of glorious pastoral views, dissected by the Loire, France’s longest river. After a brief stay outside historic Angers, continue through the Loire Valley, rightfully declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site to the environs of Chinon, in readiness for your journey south to the Dordogne. Here, spend three nights at our charming hotel, Le Vieux Logis, set in a small Perigordian village between Bergerac to the west and Sarlat-la-Canéda to the east, where a veritable treasure trove of delights, both natural and man-made, are all just a stone’s throw away. Driving times for this touring holiday:Calais to Audrieu: 3 hours 30 minutesAudrieu to Angers: 2 hours 30 minutesAngers to Marçay: 1 hour 15 minutesMarçay to Trémolat: 4 hours 45 minutesTrémolat to Calais: 8 hours 15 minutesFor this touring holidays, we include:• One night’s bed and breakfast at the Château d’Audrieu in Normandy• One night’s bed and breakfast at the Château de Noirieux in the Loire Valley• One night’s bed and breakfast at the Château de Marçay in the Loire Valley• Three nights’ bed and breakfast at Le Vieux Logis in the Dordogne• P&O return ferry crossing from Dover to Calais for car and passengersFrom £1293 per person, self-drive.
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