April, May, June, September and October 2013
Dordogne Valley, Sarlat-la-Canéda
Join us for this unique opportunity to experience the authentic character of the historic villages in France's picturesque southwestern département of Dordogne, where the largest concentration of prehistoric art in the world is found. For one full week, immerse yourself in the rich local culture and rhythms of daily life in Dordogne, and explore the history of early humans who etched their stories into cave walls.
We are delighted to invite you to spend seven nights in the heart of Dordogne, where all of France's provincial charms have been distilled into one of Europe's most beautiful and intact medieval villages, Sarlat-la-Canéda. Stroll through its traditional, twice-weekly market and marvel at the warm, medieval ambiance of the honey-colored stone buildings on the square. Our expert-guided excursions explore four UNESCO World Heritage sites: the dramatic cliffside village of Rocamadour, L'Abri du Cap-Blanc, Rouffignac Cave and Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac; and see the prehistoric troglodyte village of La Roque Saint-Christophe. Specially arranged and exclusive, enriching lectures and the Village Forum® provide personal perspectives on daily life in the villages of Dordogne.
This unique sojourn features traditional provincial ambiance and modern accommodations and amenities in the family-owned Plaza Madeleine Hôtel. This hôtel de charme is located in a 19th-century building in medieval Sarlat-la-Canéda and the staff is known for their warm hospitality.
Village Life® in Dordogne is exceedingly popular and includes all accommodations, specially arranged excursions and a great opportunity to experience an itinerary not available anywhere else! We encourage you to make your reservation today!
Gabare cruising on the Dordogne River to Castlenaud
Plaza Madeleine Hôtel