History and viticulture

The southwest region of France is known around the world for its long tradition of wine production. This is evidenced by the names of our stopover towns - Cognac, Bordeaux, Sauternes and Saint-Émilion - where the cocktail hour will present many delightful dilemmas. It is also famous for its architectural heritage, which includes several UNESCO sites! You will enjoy a magnificent view from atop the ramparts of Angoulême.  You will also appreciate the size of the Citadel of Blaye, a 38-hectare military complex along the shore of the Gironde River, dating back to the era of Louis XIV. In Bordeaux, you will come across many historic honey-coloured limestone buildings, especially in the Port of the Moon sector. Lastly, in Saint-Émilion, steep, narrow streets will take you through this charming town skillfully carved like an amphitheatre into a limestone hill. In Nouvelle-Aquitaine, with its fine stonework and exquisite wine, the past is an indication of the future and the present is synonymous with pleasure.

Available in customized package only
Trip length: 12 days / 11 nights
Level of difficulty: 2+
Customized Trips
Prefer to travel with your own group - family, friends or colleagues? Want to carry out a project, discover a destination, take up an athletic challenge or collect funds for a cause you hold dear? The obvious choice is the Customized Formula.

Tell us about your project in terms of preferred dates and desired destination, whether for a day, a week or two weeks. We will help you realize your dream of getting away in good company.

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General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Short route: 301 km • Long route: 446 km

Day 1: Arrival in Bordeaux and transfer to Angoulême (1.5 hrs).
Day 2: Free day or looped route via Viville, Brie, La Rochefoucauld, Chazelles, Dirac (64 km).
Day 3: Angoulême, Sireuil, Vibrac, Bassac, Jarnac, Bourg-Charente, Cognac (57 km).
Day 4: Free day or looped route via St-Laurent-de-Cognac, St-Sauvant, St-Brie-des-Bois, Burie, Richemont (45 km).
Day 5: Cognac, Celles, Jarnac-Champagne, Jonzac, Étauliers, Le Pontet, Blaye (78 km).
Day 6:  Free day or looped route via Villeneuve, Bourg, Tauriac, St-Urbain, Berson (46 km).
Day 7: Ferry from Blaye to Lamarque. Lamarque, Arcins, Moulis-en-Médoc, Soussans, Margaux, Macau, Bordeaux (54 km).
Day 8: Free day.
Day 9: Bordeaux, Villeneuve-d’Ornon, La Brède, St-Selve, St-Michel-de-Rieufret, Illats, Pujols-sur-Ciron, Sauternes (48 km).
Day 10: Sauternes, Château d’Yquem, Cérons, Cadillac, Targon, Faleyras, Branne, Saint-Émilion (52 km).
Day 11: Free day or looped route via Pomerol, Gougon, Montagne, Villefranche-de-Lonchat, Belvès-de-Castillon (65 km).
Day 12: Transfer to Bordeaux airport and flight back to Montréal.

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