Pierre Gerault - Private Tour Operator in AvignonMember Since 2011
Rural discovery and the Ardèche Gorges (All Inclusive 3 DAYS stay)
Private tour in Avignon
Tour Price : From 430 € / Person Duration : 3 Days / 2 Nights Languages: French (Native), English (Fluent), German/Spanish (Spoken)
- 2 persons - 850 €/Person
- 4 persons - 590 €/Person
- 6 persons - 490 €/Person
- 6 persons - 430 €/Person
What could be nicer than a guided explore into the Ardeche French rural land. A private guided tour designed for you to get a chance to touch and taste a bite of French culture. You will be accompanied for the duration of your tour by an English speaking cultural guide. He will lead you to discover rural France and make you travel through time. Your accommodation was selected with high care in a former silk farm in an authentic stone building. During your stay you will have an opportunity to meet up with local producers impassioned by their activity. Your guide will try to share with you as many cultural aspects as well as historical and local legends or tales…
A mix between, old stones in medieval villages, outstanding architecture and impressive natural sites on the road. You shall get to know Ardèche and French culture as you never imagined you could… Bienvenue…
9.00 am Right upon your morning arrival in Avignon, you shall be picked up by your guide directly at the sncf train station. Come and begin the ride to Ardèche. On your way you will visit a great Natural waterfall and admire the view over the Cevennes mountains. You shall then settle in your new accommodation.Excursion in Paris.
14.00 pm Uncovering the stones of a medieval village… Take a walk through time and discover one of the most beautiful villages in France with a guided tour. Perched high and overlooking the Ardèche river, the history of the village of Balazuc is emblematic of so many stories of the harsh and at times prosperous life in rural France. Due to its isolated location, this stone village has remained intact throughout its long history, for visitors to enjoy today. The afternoon shall end by the visit of a small Goat Cheese producer who will explain to us how he works and let us taste is delicious “Picodon” cheese.
Lunch will be eaten in a small very very small local restaurant. Dinner will eaten at the hotel with local products.
9.00 am You may have visited some cave but surely none as majestic as this one. The Aven of Orgnac is classified as a ‘Grand Site de France’ such as the Mont saint Michel for example. The natural formations shall even make you hungry as they look like piles of crepes up to 15 meters high. The second part of the visit consists of the Regional Prehistory museum and its research center in the heart of a major prehistoric area.
2.00 pm The nearby village of la Bastide de Virac hosts the Château des Roures that once was a silk farm. You will learn about Ardeche’s golden age of silk. Discover how silk worms grow and develop on a guided tour through an authentic refurbished silkworm castle. Silk farming, silk weaving… will have no more secrets for you. On the drive back the Chauvet prehistory cave (presently applying to the UNESCO heritage list) exhibition may provoque a soft emotion as you will see a film of the discovery of the world oldest wall paintings nested in cliff nearby. Tour with private guide in Paris. During your day the drive will pass by the amazing natural arch made of limestone that already was the scenery of the Chauvet cave painters some 35000 years ago.
Breakfast will be continental at your hotel. Lunch will be eaten in a local restaurant. Dinner will eaten at the hotel with local products.
10.00 am Approximately two hours drive will take you back to Avignon… to enjoy some free time in the City center of Avignon…
Breakfast will be continental at your hotel. Lunch is not included and will be taken in Avignon city center…
|Tour Price: From 430 € / Person|
|Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights|
|Group Size: From 2 to 8 persons|
|Languages: French (Native), English (Fluent), German/Spanish (Spoken)|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||YES|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||YES|
|Food and Drinks :||YES|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||YES|
|Translation services :||NO|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||NO|
|Visa support :||YES|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||YES|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||YES|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||YES|
|This Tour is Kid Friendly :||YES|