This vacation in France is designed for you to pick which accommodations best fits your needs in Paris, Dordogne & Toulouse.
“Paris is always a good idea.” The words of Audrey Hepburn. Discover for yourself why this legendary city has inspired artists, photographers and musicians throughout the ages. From Paris, take the train to the countryside of Dordogne. Enchanting villages, endless vineyards with promise of amazing wines, chateaus that leave you in awe and a plethora of Michelin star restaurants along the way. End your French journey in the smaller city of Toulouse, known for its art, history & culture.
Day 1: Arrive in Paris. Transfer to your well appointed B&B for the next three evenings, located in the heart of the right bank of the Seine in the 9th Arrondissement. The 3 guest rooms combine comfort and refinement with period pieces and original architectural details; each room is an oasis of calm, evoking both the city’s romantic heritage and its cosmopolitan soul.
For accommodations in 7th Arrondissement, this hotel is ideally located in the heart of one of the most beautiful areas of Paris. The hotel stands close to the Eiffel Tower and the Seine and is well-known for its romantic environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions.
Reveling in its distinctive Saint-Germain romanticism, this hotel in the 6th Arrondissement brings a whole new idea of luxury, minutes away from Notre Dame, Orsay, the Louvre, restaurants, art galleries & boutiques.
The only château-hotel in Paris nestles in a green setting, a stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe and Avenue Victor Hugo. The property seems frozen in time, with little changed since its days as an aristocratic home in the second Empire. A tranquil, classical hideaway in the middle of Paris’ coveted Rive Droite in the 16th Arrondissement.
Day 2-3: Welcome to Paris! There is so much to do in the City of Light, it’s hard to know where to begin. Perhaps you will venture to the Left Bank, known for its meandering cobblestone streets and historic buildings that served as the stomping grounds of some of the 20th century’s most celebrated authors. Gaze at Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at the Louvre, see the Arc de Triomphe and take the elevator to the top of the Effiel Tower. Spend time in the Luxembourg Gardens soaking up the vast expanse of green symmetrical beauty. You may wish to explore on your own or with a private guide. Inquiry for tours, times & pricing.
Day 4: This morning, say good bye to Paris as you board the train for a direct 4.5 hours to the Dordogne region of France. Upon arrival, it is best to explore the French countryside in your own car. Discover quintessential France with its pastoral green meadows and vineyards romantically wrapped around chateaux, farms, and hilltop villages. Spend a relaxing stay in the country of castles, prehistory, gastronomy and wine of Dordogne.
The first accommodation option for the next three nights is a 19th century manor set in the rolling countryside of the South West of France. Offering everything for the perfect vacation, the ideal blend of a warm atmosphere created by a family home has all the comforts of a hotel. It’s all in the details, fresh flowers in every room, fragrant herbs on your pillow, quirky antiques with a story to tell. Breakfast is a delicious buffet with plenty of delicious treats to tempt you. For dinner, you will be presented with a gastronomic four course set menu which changes daily depending on the fresh produce available.
Or stay in a house from the 14th and 18th centuries, located on the ramparts, above the valley of the Dordogne which enjoys an exceptional panorama. The lounge-library with fireplace and the shaded terrace are at your disposal for rest & relaxation. The breakfasts are served according to the season, in the winter garden in front of the fireplace or under the linden-flower garden closed walls.
In the event that you have a large group, you will love the prestigious rental in Dordogne, France. A stroll through the steep winding streets of the village leads to the 10 bedroom rental with an infinity pool. Clinging to the cliff side, it overlooks the Dordogne valley and the meandering river below. Its 18th century terraced gardens overlooking the Dordogne castles are among the most beautiful sites in the Périgord. The end of the property opens up on a beautiful infinity pool. Enter a luxurious and restful place, out of the village, out of time.
Day 5 & 6: Over the next two days, create lasting memories in this countryside paradise. The Dordogne region boasts home to 22 of France’s most beautiful villages. The area is full of narrow country lanes, buzzing markets, gothic cathedrals , Michelin-starred restaurants, painted caves of prehistoric times, renowned goat cheese and the region’s best wine. A trip on one of the Gabares (traditional flat bottom boats) offers a relaxing way to enjoy the sights of some of the many Dordogne chateaux and villages from the perspective of the river.
Day 7: After a leisure breakfast, it’s time to head to the charming, pink tinged buildings of Toulouse, hence the name the Pink City. Toulouse is small and easily walkable. With its elegant squares, atmospheric old town and lively covered markets, there are few cities which feel quite as authentically French as Toulouse – it’s like a southern version of Paris only smaller, cheaper and friendlier, with fewer crowds.
A former XVII Century convent, this hotel is a few strides from the lively arcades of the Place du Capitole, restaurants and boutiques, make this luxury property the ideal location for your stay in Toulouse.
This hotel is set back from the street amid lush bamboo and palm terraces where bird song is often the loudest sound; it’s hard to believe this sleek hotel is in the city centre.
Day 8: After breakfast, it will be time to venture into this easily walkable city. Toulouse city centre is small, closer in atmosphere to a country town than a big provincial capital. With its elegant squares, atmospheric old town and lively covered markets, there are few cities which feel quite as authentically French as Toulouse. Spend the day wandering among countless churches, museums, and gardens.
Day 9: Today its time to say au revoir as you transfer to the airport for the return flight home.