Dordogne, france “land of a thousand castles”!

October 20-27, 2018 ~ sold out!!

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 open to all levels who want to breathe more deeply and feel lighter & brighter thru movement, motion and meditation

  • Daily bountiful buffet breakfast, multi course plated lunches and dinners with wine          ( lunch not included on 2 full day excursions )

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

  • Artisan Market Trip to Issigeac Sunday morning

  • Visit the famous Font De Gaume prehistoric caves

  • Historian Guided, Full day excursion thru the Dordogne Valley- visiting what has been voted some of the most beautiful villages in France - Beynac, Domme, La Roque Gageac

  •  Full Day trip to Saint Emilion

  •  Grand Cru Wine tasting with Professional Sommelier

  •  The 100 acres park like property of Bardouly with trails to stroll and soak in

  •  Heated saltwater pool to lounge by

  •  Beautiful Tennis courts

  • Transfers from Bergerac Airport on day of arrival and departure

  • There will be plenty of time to also consider exploring historic gardens, fromageries, ancient caves, cooking classes, horse back riding, bicycling, maybe even a hot air balloon?

  • Not Included in pricing:

  •  Airfare

  •  Transfer from Paris / Bordeaux - Bordeaux transfer to Bardouly can be organized though

  • Lunch while touring the Dordogne Valley Tuesday and in St. Emilion Thursday

  • Wine with lunch or pre / post dinner

  • Extra excursions, spa services, souvenir's, optional gratuities for guides / staff at Bardouly

  • Travel Insurance ( recommended!! ) 

  • Pricing & payments:

 $2390.00 Double accommodations --  SOLD OUT

 $2980.00 Single accommodations --  SOLD OUT

 Payment schedule for Oct 6-13 - $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot - Remaining balance is due August 15.

Payment schedule for Oct 20-27 - $500 non- refundable deposit is required to hold your spot - $600.00 installment due April 15 - Remaining balance is due August 15.

Due to the small size of the group, there are no refunds on cancellations made within 90 days of departure unless someone is able to book your space. Initial deposit is non refundable at any time. Travel insurance is recommended.