Nouvelle-Aquitaine


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.

Formula:
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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