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  • Rail holiday to the castles of the Dordogne

    Chateau de Castel Novel

    Grounds of Chateau de Castel Novel

    Le Vieux Logis

    Gardens at Le Vieux Logis

    Tour of the castles of the Dordogne by train

    In this holiday you explore the Dordogne region of France travelling out and back by train. The Dordogne is an excellent holiday region and travelling by rail eliminates what can often be a long drive or inconvenient flights to reach the area. The region features clear flowing rivers, craggy hillsides, hill-top villages and castles. The Dordogne is ideal for walking, cycling and canoeing. The gastronomy is excellent – with truffles, foie gras and walnuts produced locally. The train journey to the Dordogne is via Paris. We suggest spending the first night in Paris then continuing the next day to Bordeaux where you collect your hire car. On the return, the whole journey can be made from Bordeaux back to London in one day.


    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
    Day one

    Depart London St Pancras at a time of your choice. The Eurostar runs at regular intervals throughout the day. The journey to Paris takes two and a half hours. Spend the night in Paris.
    Day two
    Leave Paris early afternoon and travel by train south to Bordeaux, where you arrive at about 6pm. As you travel southwards you see the scenery change from the comfort of your train seat. On arrival at Bordeaux station, collect your hire car and travel to Chateau des Vigiers which is under one and a half hours’ drive away. Stay three nights at Chateau des Vigiers.
    Days three and four
    At leisure to explore the area around Monestier.
    Day five
    Drive just over one hour from Chateau des Vigiers to Le Vieux Logis at Tremolat where you spend three nights.
    Days six and seven
    At leisure to visit the region surrounding Le Vieux Logis. The hotel is located on a bend in the river Dordogne. It is ideally located for visits to local markets and activities such as canoeing.
    Day eight
    Drive back to Bordeaux and return your hire car. Take an early afternoon train to Paris, change stations then continue on the Eurostar back to London arriving before 9pm.

    HOTELS

    Hotel Jules – 4 star - Paris

    Hotel Jules is a charming boutique hotel of 101 rooms. The hotel is well located, being within a short distance of Montmartre and major department stores such as Galerie Lafayette.
    Chateau des Vigiers – 4 star – Monestier
    The Chateau des Vigiers is a grand property set in vineyards. The hotel is a beautiful place to relax and unwind, with a great range of sporting activities and historical sites on your doorstep.
    Le Vieux Logis – 4 star - Tremolat
    Le Vieux Logis is a 400 year old manor house in a quaint and traditional village. As a member of the prestigious Relais and Chateaux group, the hotel is full of charm and character. There are 26 rooms of varying size.

    PRICES
    From £1,410
    per person for first class rail travel.
    From £1,370 per person for second class rail travel.
    Prices based on two sharing a double or twin room.
    What’s included?
    First or second class travel on all trains (as above) including Eurostar
    At the hotels:
    1 night’s bed and breakfast in a Standard Room at Hotel Jules in Paris
    3 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard Room at Chateau des Vigiers in Monestier
    3 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard Room at Le Vieux Logis in Tremolat
    Category B car hire for the duration of your stay in the Dordogne.
    What’s not included?
    Meals other than breakfast at the hotels
    Any services not mentioned above
    Dates
    This rail holiday can be arranged throughout the year. Timings can vary depending on the month and day of the week.
    For more information regarding rail services to and within France, view our train guide.  

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    France FAST FACTS

    Capital  

    Paris
    Airport
    Main airports are in Paris, Bordeaux and Lyon, with scheduled and low cost airlines flying into the country from all over the UK.
    Currency
    Euro (£1 = Euro 1.24)
    Size
    Roughly 600 miles wide and 700 miles long
    Population
    66 million
    Average temperature
    Varies dramatically, from about 8 degrees in winter in Brittany to 26 degrees in summer in Corsica, with snow on the Alps and Pyrenees year-round

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