Experience the real South of France during this nine–day itinerary in a historic region of unspoiled landscapes, traditional French villages, lofty Cathar fortresses and lush olive groves and vineyards. Stay in the enchanting 16th–century Château des Ducs de Joyeuse, a historical monument in the Pyrénées. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of La Cité de Carcassonne and the ruins of Peyrepertuse. Cruise the Canal du Midi, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the natural wonders of the Corbières and the Gorges of Galamus. Enjoy our exclusive Village Forum with local residents to learn about everyday life in this corner of France. Pre– and post– tour extensions to Toulouse and Albi are also planned.
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Toulouse, France/Albi
5 Albi/Castres/Castelnaudary/Canal du Midi/Floure
7 Floure/Corbières Wine Region/Abbaye de Fontfroide
9 Floure/Toulouse/Return to the U.S.