7-DAY PARIS & DORDOGNE / PERIGORD

(prehistoric caves visit & castles)

 

Included:

airport/train transfer by chauffeured car with English speaking driver upon your arrival

hotel 3 star in Paris, room & breakfasts for 4 nights

City tour (3h)of major monuments and highlights of Paris/small group limited to 8 persons. minivan tou

r with pick up and return directly at your hotel (can be scheduled any day, morning of afternoon)

Versailles tour & Giverny , lunch included (4h) minivan tour with pick up and return (any day except Mondays)

Dinner Cruise on the Seine river one night of your choice.(candlelight dinner) on a elegant yacht with transfers by chauffeured car

airport transfer for flight departure to Bergerac airport R/T - flight included from Paris

half day private tour of the Prehistoric caves (In the afternoon, discover of this world-known village : LES EYZIES, Capital of Prehistory where, in 1868, Cro-Magnon Man was discovered. It is the real centre of the “cave country”. Stroll through the village to the Cro Magnon shelter, followed by the fascinating visit to the National Museum of Prehistory housing bifaces, flints, tools , jewels, all the discoveries of the many excavations in the surrounding area.

If time allows, visit to the nearby shelter Pataud. Stratigraphy layers over 30 feet high enables us to follow sucessive prehistoric occupations of the shelter that caved it. Excavations have unearthed various encampments between 33,000 and 18,000 BC. In a part of the shelter which is still intact, the ceiling features an ibex sculpted as a bas-relief. This helter gives an excellent insight into Cro Magnon’s way of life- Visit of LASCAUX .)

full day private tour of the prehistoric caves & castles of perigord ( This morning, visit the exceptional example of the Prehistoric Sanctuary, Font de Gaume cave in Les Eyzies. This world famous site ranks the single most important cave for containing the most stunning examples of prehistoric art. The actual cave is covered with an enormous number of vigourous and attractive paintings of bisons and deer. Whatever purpose they served, they show early man to have been possessed of the very highest artistic skills.

Then, continue to the nearby Combarelles cave. Along a winding passage, are many markings, some of which are superimposed one upon another. The drawings include nearly 300 animals : horses, bison, bears, reindeer.

Lunch on your own.In the afternoon, visit to the Bernifal cave (walk in the woods for the access to the cave) wwhich houses more than 110 engravings and paintings, above all a huge mammoth drawn in clay.

Then, continue to the shelter of Cap Blanc : over 15,000 years ago, prehistoric hunters sculpted horses, bisons, reindeer( some of which over 2 meters in length) directly into the limestone cliff face. This monumental frieze wwhich is the only one of its kind in the Périgord, is a living testimony to the artistic and technical talents of Magdalenian Men. Back to the hotel. )

2 nights half board at the hotel of charm les Glycines *** center of Les EYZIES , dinners & breakfasts included

 


Net price in US dollar per person
Price for 2 persons: $9580

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