Dordogne, france “land of a thousand castles”!

October 20-27, 2018 ~

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Situated in South-West France, Chateau de Bardouly is located between Bordeaux and Toulouse in the Perigord Pourpre region of the Dordogne which makes it the perfect central location from which to explore the region, also known as the ‘Pays de Bergerac’.  This area is renowned for its exquisite local cuisine, fine wines of Bordeaux, quiet countryside and delightful market towns. Henri Miller described best the Dordogne where Chateau de Bardouly is located as ‘the Paradise of France, this beautiful area of South-West of France, where the landscapes seduces by its softness, by the harmony between nature and architecture; where the climate is temperate and welcoming; where the people still seem to have time’.  

Bardouly, a Perigordian Chateau brimming with the charm & nobility of its 400 years of existence was built during the reign of Henry IV. The house maintains its original features including a panelled dining room that was installed by the same artisan that completed the state rooms at Versailles. Many illustrious visitors spent time at Bardouly during the 20th century such as Charles de Gaulle & John D Rockefeller. Our group will occupy the chateau and enjoy absolute privacy within the meticulously maintained estate. Chateau de Bardouly includes a delightful, heated swimming pool and hard surface tennis court as well as a lake surrounded by ancient oaks and an overflowing fruit orchard. It will be easy to enjoy the tranquility strolling or hiking through the 100 acres of exquisite wooded hills and fields.

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    highlights Included in pricing:

    • Daily Yoga & Meditation with Kristin

    • Full Breakfast, 2 course lunches with local cheeses, 3 course dinners, Wine with dinner

    • 7 Nights luxury accommodations, all rooms with private en suite bathrooms

    • Full Day trip to Saint Emilion with Grand Cru Wine Tasting

    • Afternoon Canoeing on the Dordogne River thru the land of a thousand castles (no experience needed! )

    • Trip to Issigeac market and sample your way on fresh cheeses, fruits and pasties!

    •  Grand Cru Wine tasting

    •  Traditional French Pastry / Cooking class

    •  Visit to local fromagerie and sample artisanal, handmade cheeses

    •  The park like property of Bardouly with trails to wander and drink in the landscape

    •  Heated saltwater pool to sit by or swim in

    •  Beautiful Tennis courts

    • Transfers from Bordeaux Airport on day of arrival and departure

    • There will be plenty of options to also explore local historic gardens, famous cheese fromageries, ancient caves, cooking classes, maybe even a hot air balloon over the magnificent landscape and so much more! 

    • Not Included in pricing:

    • Airfare - Recommended to fly direct to London or Paris and then connect to Bordeaux ( Airfare is about $600 )

    • Extra cases of wine you will want to buy :)

    • Extra excursions, spa services, souvenir's, gratuities, extra meals if out and about ... ( day trip to saint emilion )

    • Travel Insurance ( recommended!! ) 

    • Pricing & payments:

     $2390.00 Double accommodations -- SOLD OUT!

     $2950.00 Single accommodations -- SOLD OUT!

     $500.00 non refundable deposit is required to hold your spot - $600.00 installment due April 1 - Remaining balance is due August 15. Due to the small size of the group, there are no refunds on cancellations made within 60 days of departure unless someone is able to book your space. Travel insurance is recommended.