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The Dordogne: Prehistory to Renaissance

15 Sep — 22 Sep 2017 | Tour Directors: Juliet Heslewood, Moira Tait

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Tour Directors

Andrew Wilson portrait

Juliet Heslewood, MA

author and art historian

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Andrew Wilson portrait

Moira Tait, MA, FRAS

Archaeologist with interests in Paleolithic and Mesolithic Europe

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Gatwick 1230 on Easyjet, arriving Toulouse 1515. Transfer to Sarlat for seven nights at Plaza Madeleine Hôtel.

Day

2

Morning visit to Sarlat market, followed by bastide town of Monpazier and Cistercian abbey at Cadouin. Evening lecture: Prehistoric Art: Method and Meanings.

Day

3

Whole-day excursion to Les Eyzies: Abri Cro-Magnon, Abri Pataud, National Museum of Prehistory, caves of Font-de-Gaume (early animal paintings).

Day

4

Morning lecture: Romanesque. Cougnac caves (prehistoric paintings and stalactites), Souillac Abbey.

Day

5

Cave of Pech Merle and museum, followed by cave of Rouffignac.

Day

6

Lascaux caves (reproductions of famous prehistoric paintings), followed by Périgueux for Roman sites.

Day

7

Cénac (Romanesque church), bastide town of Domme (Knights Templars’ prison), historic river port of La Roque Gageac for a scenic boat trip in a replica traditional gabare.

Day

8

Morning in Sarlat (Renaissance architecture). Depart Toulouse 1725, arriving Gatwick 1815.

Tour Dates

15 Sep — 22 Sep 2017

Days

8

Cost

Tour Code

DORD-17

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Testimonial

What made this tour special...

The chance to see and visit places and images that I was unable to do as a single person. To be shown and given information not always given to the general public on a tour.

Recent ACE Customer

Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast & dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £275.

 
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