Bordeaux & Southwest France
Famous for its wines and beautiful city, but also for its amazing location only 2-hours by TGV from Paris, BORDEAUX is the door to the famous south west beaches and famous villages such as Saint Emilion.
Enjoy our fantastic tours in Bordeaux. Visit the wine regions of Saint Emilion and Medoc and experience wine tasting at a Grand Cru estate. Enjoy a trip along the castle road and admire the famous chateaux such as Château Margaux and Château Palmer.
Only about an hour and a half drive from Bordeaux, you will find the DORDOGNE known for its charming and picturesque villages, such as Sarlat and Rocamadour.
The DORDOGNE region is a delightful destination for any visitor. Travel to Dordogne and enjoy varied landscapes, from leafy forests to rolling hills and charming medieval villages as well as the excellent cuisine.
The LANGUEDOC region with its main city Toulouse, also called the ‘Pink City’, is the door to Spain. Lourdes is a centre of religious tourism and Carcassonne is home to one of the most impressive medieval Cathar castles in France.
Also famous in the region is the CANAL DU MIDI which links numerous canals and rivers that shaped France’s history and trade, and is one of Europe’s most scenic waterways and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Follow Canal du Midi and you’ll find yourself face to face with ancient fortresses, hilltop villages, walled cities and medieval towns nestled in the most spectacular of landscapes in South West France. This amazing green serpent of France snakes through 328 locks, bridges, aqueducts, tunnels and other structures, and flows through Haute Garonne, Aude and Hérault.
When to visit
The Southwest of France enjoys a favourable location bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, by the Pyrenees mountain range in the south and the Massif Central in center-north.
This area usually enjoys warm winters with four genuine seasons. It can be wet in some places because of the influence of the gulf stream, the ocean and the mountains to the south, but it enjoys plenty of sunshine in the summer.
Some popular Bordeaux & Southwest France Packages
The beautiful Anjodi cruises along the Canal du Midi, a 330-year-old canal with UNESCO World Heritage status. Your cruise includes private wine tasting and tour of Carcassone.
Enchante is an elegant, two-level luxury hotel barge that cruises along the Canal du Midi from Trebes to Salleles d'Aude. She was built in 1958 as a trading barge and converted as a hotel barge in 2009.
Hotel Barge Rosa takes you on a breathtaking odyssey along the calmer canals of southwest France. This premier class cruise includes tour and wine tasting in Saint Emilion and visit to the impressive Château de Duras.
Experience the light and airy features of the 12-passenger barge L'Impressionniste as you cruise the stunning landscapes of Burgundy. Your cruising holiday includes castle visits and wine tastings in the cellars of renowned Burgundy Domaines.
Bespoke Small Groups of 12-16 guests means bigger experiences. Explore the sun-drenched region of southern France on this 9-day, small group tour from Bordeaux to Sain-Remy-de-Provence. Visit the wine regions of Bordeaux and Provence, relax on the beaches of Biarritz, discover some of the most picturesque villages of Dordogne and marvel at the walled city of Carcassonne.
La Belle Epoque was built in Netherlands in 1930 carrying timber from Burgundy to Paris. She was renovated and converted to a luxury hotel barge in 1995. She now cruises from Veneray-les-Laumes to Tanlay through the lovely Burgundy Canal.
Treat yourself to a wonderful experience on board Athos, a first-class hotel barge cruising through the Canal du Midi. Savour delicious wines and gourmet dishes prepared by an expert chef. Venture to the spectacular towns and villages of Carcassonne, Minerve, Capestang, Narbonne, Portiragnes, and Marseillan.
Discover the charm and beauty of Upper Loire and Western Burgundy as you cruise along Canal de Briare and the Loire River aboard Renaissance. Both regions are stepped in history, culture and picturesque scenery that will surely charm first-time and returning visitors.