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Enjoy a dinner cruise along the Canal Du Midi.

La Louve Private Gardens

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7 Days with a Botanical Guide in a small group. Travel from Nice to Bordeaux visiting French gardens and landscapes in spring. Spend time exploring the French Riviera and the countryside of Provence and France. View complete itinerary

Trip code: BTIFNB7
Duration: 7 days
Accommodation: Hotels offering superior comfort
Journey: Cannes to Bordeaux
Meals included: 10


Day 1. Arrive Cannes

Arrive into Nice Airport and be transferred to your hotel in Cannes in time for your Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Three Nights: Cannes, Pullman Cannes Mandelieu
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Villa Ephrussi

Today we visit Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, once home to Baroness Beatrice de Rothschild. Later, visit the acclaimed Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 3. Grasse Perfumery

This morning visit Villa Noailles in Grasse and tour a perfumery. This afternoon is free to relax.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 4. La Louve Garden

Explore La Louve Garden, a private French contemporary garden before travelling to Avignon.
Stay: Two Nights: Avignon, Grand Hotel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Avignon Gardens

Visit Brantes Castle, a contemporary garden with a Tuscan influence and tour Saint Andre Abbey and gardens. Have time to explore Avignon, perhaps tour the Papal Palace.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 6. Carcassonne & Canal du Midi Dinner Cruise

Depart Avignon for Carcassonne, a hilltop town famous for its walled fortifications. This evening enjoy a dinner cruise along the famous Canal du Midi.
Stay: Carcassonne, Hotel de la Cite
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 7. French Countryside

Travel through the French countryside. Enjoy a delicious French cuisine Farewell Lunch before arriving into Bordeaux Airport at 2.30pm or Bordeaux Port at 3.30pm
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch

Trip Highlights

  • Stay on the French Riviera & explore Villa Ephrussi
  • Visit Villa Noailles and a perfumery in Grasse
  • Tour gardens in Provence; La Louve, Brantes Castle & St Andre Abbey
  • Enjoy a dinner cruise on the Canal du Midi


Included Experiences

  • All sightseeing as mentioned
  • Services of a Tour Manager & Botanical Guide
  • Airport transfers on first & last day, tipping & porterage
  • 10 Meals – 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 3 Dinners

Additional Information

Fitness level

  • Our tours and cruises cater to various fitness levels
  • This tour requires a medium level of fitness – Involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour, multiple two-night stays in one location with potential for unexpected changes to itineraries

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

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