• Visit Céret, home to iconic 20th century artists such as Picasso, Braque and Matisse, and visit the Musée d’Art Moderne (subject to confirmation)
• Delve into Dalí’s Surrealist mind by visiting his unmissable Teatro-Museo in Figueres
• Explore the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes and view its remarkable Romanesque architecture
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Depart London Heathrow 1400 on British Airways, arriving Toulouse 1650. Transfer to Hotel Les Jardins du Cèdre, Port Vendres, for seven nights.
Introductory lecture followed by visits in Collioure: harbour and Church of Notre Dame des Anges. Continue to Elne (pre-Roman Iberian citadel of Ilíberis).
Morning: Prats de Molló and St Joan de les Abadesses. Afternoon: stone-built town of Besalú in Spain.
Whole day excursion to Catalonia: Figueres (Dalí Museum) and Sant Pere de Rodes (superb Romanesque monastery).
Morning: Church of St André de Sorede followed by Chapelle St-Genis-des-Fontaines and Céret (provincial town frequented by turn of the century artists) for the Musée d’Art Moderne (subject to confirmation). Afternoon: Church of St Martin de Fenollar.
Morning: Serrabone Priory followed by a walking tour of Villefranche-de-Conflent. Afternoon: Abbey of St Michel de Cuxà (10th century Romanesque church).
Forteresse de Salses (huge complex built to withstand early artillery) followed by Musée d’Art Hyacinthe Rigaud in Perpignan and Cabestany (Musée du Maître de Cabestany).
Transfer to Toulouse for visit to Basilica of St Sernin (time permitting). Depart Toulouse 1735, arriving London Heathrow 1825.
28 Mar — 4 Apr 2022
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Organisation efficient and professional as always. Choice of hotel ideal. Director very knowledgeable and Manager was the most efficient and friendly as could ever be wished for!
- ACE customer on a previous Roussillon tour
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
This tour involves a significant amount of walking on cobbled and uneven surfaces. Because of the age of many of the buildings, steps can be of differing sizes and depths. Lifts are not available at many of the sites, nor at the hotel. Participants must therefore have a good level of mobility and fitness, and meet ACE’s usual fitness criteria, as found in our Booking Terms & Conditions.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £170.
Cost of £2315 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a deluxe twin or double bedded room (new building), breakfast, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, standard or comfort double room for single use supplement (main building) £185, deluxe double room for single use supplement (new building) £420, on request.