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Roussillon

21 Mar — 28 Mar 2019 | Tour Director: Mark Powell

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Tour Director

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Mark Powell, BA, FRGS

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1325, arriving Toulouse 1610. Transfer to Hotel Les Jardins du Cèdre, Port Vendres for seven nights.

Day

2

Introductory lecture followed by excursion to Collioure: harbour, Church of Notre Dame des Anges, Chateau Royal. Continue to Elne (pre-Roman Iberian citadel of Ilíberis).

Day

3

Whole day excursion into Pyrenees along Valley of the Tech: Arles-sur-Tech (Church of Ste Marie), Col d’Ares (ruined chapel), stone-built town of Besalú in Spain, returning to France via border town of Le Perthus (Fort de Bellegarde).

Day

4

Whole day excursion to Catalonia: Sant Pere de Rodes (superb Romanesque monastery), Cadaqués (picturesque fishing village), Figueres (Dalí Museum).

Day

5

Ille-sur-Têt (sacred art museum), Villefranche-de-Conflent (fortified town), St Michel de Cuxa (10th century Romanesque church).

Day

6

Morning: St Genis des Fontaines (Romanesque sculptures) and Céret (provincial town frequented by turn of the century artists) for the Modern Art Museum (Picasso). Afternoon in Perpignan: old town, Hotel de Ville (Maillol sculpture), Palace of the Kings of Majorca.

Day

7

Morning: Maître de Cabestany Museum. Afternoon: Forteresse de Salses (huge complex built to withstand early artillery).

Day

8

Transfer to Toulouse (Musée des Augustins and St Sernin – time permitting). Depart Toulouse 1705, arriving Heathrow 1800.

Tour Dates

21 Mar — 28 Mar 2019

Days

8

Cost

£1995

Tour Code

ROU1-19

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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 £285.

 
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