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Botanica

Loire Valley, Dordogne & Normandy Gardens

Paris Return

Trip Code: BTLVD6
6 Days
22 May 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 6 Day Small Group journey in the Loire Valley and Dordogne regions with a  Botanical Guide
  • Stay 5 nights in 4-5 star hotels including 3 nights in a French château plus 9 meals
  • Airport transfers, tipping, porterage and business class TGV rail
  • Visit the Chaumont-sur-Loire Garden Festival and château gardens in the Loire Valley
  • Visit Château de Cheverny with its colourful kitchen garden
  • Explore gardens of Villandry and  Château Chenonceaux
  • Spend time in the Dordogne’s medieval town of  Sarlat-la-Canéda
  • Visit two iconic Dordogne gardens, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac & Eyrignac

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Medium Fitness level - involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required
  • Group size 25-28 guests on tour
  • This-tour-forms part of Chelsea Flower Show with the Loire Valley, Dordogne & Normandy Gardens with Seine River Cruise (BTCFLDS17) Enquire for details
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
Europe map BTLVD6 2020-2021
Paris Return

Explore some to the world's great flower and garden shows. Gain insights and ideas from the world's best garden designers.

Chaumont Garden Festival

Visit the grounds of the Chaumont-sur Loire Castle which is home to around 30 unique landscape art installations.

Arrive into Paris where you will be met at the airport and begin your tour. From Paris we make our way to the private garden of Jardin de Bois Richeux with its collection of medieval plants before arriving into the beautiful Loire Valley where we spend the next few nights in a French château.

Stay: Three Nights, Loire Valley, Domaine de la Tortiniere

Daily :
  • Dinner

Today visit Villandry, one of the most famous gardens of the Loire Valley. Afterwards we stop at Clos Lucé, former home of Leonardo da Vinci. Later, visit Château Chenonceaux, which is known as ‘the ladies Château’ for those who have influenced its design and destiny.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Chaumont-sur-Loire Garden Festival

Every year the grounds of the Chaumont-sur-Loire Castle become home to around 30 unique landscape art installations, all created around a specific theme.


See the superb garden displays created by teams of artists, landscape architects and designers at Chaumont-sur-Loire Garden Festival. This afternoon, visit Château de Cheverny with its colourful kitchen garden.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning travel south to Limoges and visit the famous porcelain factory. Explore the Gardens of the Imagination, a garden of note depicting the myths and legends of history. Enjoy a sightseeing tour before continuing through to the beautiful Dordogne.

Stay: Two Nights, Sarlat-la-Canéda

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning visit Eryignac Gardens which is a typical example of French formal gardens commanding order over nature. On the way visit the fairytale-like Jardins de Marqueyssac with its topiary garden and some 150,000 boxwood trees pruned to resemble the rolling hills. Later enjoy time to explore the town of Sarlat-la-Canéda, the capital of French cuisine, with its honey coloured buildings.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Depart the Dordogne heading to Bordeaux where you'll enjoy a brief orientation tour. Later, board the TGV train bound for Paris. Your tour concludes on arrival in central Paris.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Botanica to all who'll ask.

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