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Basque Country, Carcassonne, South-West France & the Dordogne A fantastic tour highlighting some of the delights of the beautiful Basque Country, a region shared by both Spain and France, together with the medieval towns of southwest France and the Dordogne. Day 1 Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth for the 24 hour overnight crossing to Santander. Day 2 Evening arrival in Santander, then travel to the coastal town of Zarautz on the Spain’s Basque coast for a three-night stay. Day 3 San Sebastián & Guernica We visit Guernica which was infamously bombed by the Nazis during the Spanish Civil War. The haunting museum is well worth a visit (admission is extra). Later, we head to San Sebastián with its stunning setting on a sweeping, shell-shaped bay. B Day 4 Biarritz; Bayonne & St. Jean de Luz Another day of Basque delights, this time on the French side. We include a full day tour along the French Basque coast. Biarritz is a playground for the French rich, with a seafront lined with grand buildings. In Bayonne, saunter around the narrow streets of the old town, with half-timbered houses painted in traditional Basque colours. We end the day in the small French resort of St. Jean de Luz, with its sheltered, sandy beaches and pretty old town. B Day 5 Our journey takes us east to Pau. Then to Carcassonne for a three-night stay. B,D Day 6 Carcassonne Spend a full day in the medieval, walled town of Carcassonne. The walled ‘Cité Médieval’ with its cobbled lanes is a joy to explore with spectacular views towards the Pyrenees from the medieval walls. B,D Day 7 Béziers & Narbonne Today, you have the chance to join our excursion around the Languedoc region, which takes us first to the hill-top town of Béziers, where the Canal du Midi crosses the river by means of an aqueduct, then Narbonne, which boasts a pretty medieval core, and a fine Gothic cathedral. B,D Day 8 Albi & Cahors We head to the rose-red town of Albi, birthplace of the artist, Toulouse-Lautrec. See the impressive 13th century Palais de la Berbie, now a museum, TOUR & EXPLORE GRAND EXPLORER HISTORY & CULTURE containing a comprehensive collection of his work. We continue along the Lot Valley, to the pretty town of Cahors, situated on a loop of the Lot River. The town’s long and sometimes turbulent past is best represented in its architecture, with Gallic, Roman, Moorish and English influences. We continue to Rocamadour for two nights. B,D Day 9 Sarlat & Rocamadour Enjoy time in the charming town of Sarlat, which boasts some of the best-preserved medieval buildings in France. In the afternoon, we return to Rocamadour for time at leisure. Spectacularly perched on a limestone cliff overlooking the gorge, Rocamadour is an important pilgrimage site for the French. B,D Day 10 To the Paris area for an overnight stay. En route we stop in the Remembrance village of Oradour-Sur-Glane, scene of a German SS massacre of the villagers. B Day 11 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner For full hotel and itinerary details visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/ebd Includes... • 9 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 5 evening meals • Overnight ferry crossing with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Santander in a two-berth, en suite inside cabin • Excursions & visits: ✓ San Sebastián ✓ Guernica ✓ Biarritz; Bayonne & St. Jean de Luz ✓ Carcassonne ✓ Albi & Cahors ✓ Sarlat & Rocamadour Plus... • Optional excursion: • Béziers & Narbonne • Regional joining points (call for your nearest) Carcassonne Your Hotels You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Hotel Zarauz in Zarautz, then three nights at the 3-star Brit Hotel in Carcassonne, followed by two nights at the 2-star Hotel Lion d’Or in Rocamadour. Overnight stay in the Paris area will be in a city-style hotel. On the overnight ferry sailing, accommodation will be in two-berth, en suite inside cabins. Albi 11 days from £1089 FRANCE Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential, see page 4 for details; single room supplement £259. Silver Service Tour Code: 11EBDV Jun 27 2017 £1089 Sep 19 2017 £1089 Jun 26 2018 £1129 Sep 18 2018 £1129 Luxuria Tour Code: 11EBDX Sep 5 2017 £1189 Sep 4 2018 £1229 Visit www.leger.co.uk for 100s of great-value touring holidays 59


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