Holiday Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to the Rouen area for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Tours, Azay-le-Rideau

We head to the Loire Valley for a two-night stay in Chinon, a smart ‘bourgeois’ town. Enjoy included visits to Tours, and pretty Azay le Rideau. B,D

Day 3 - Loire Valley

Included full day exploring the lovely Loire Valley rich in châteaux. We travel first to the picturesque town of Blois, then continue to Amboise on the banks of the Loire River. We end the day at the village of Chenonceaux, home to the Château de Chenonceau built over the river Cher. B,D

Day 4 - Oradour-sur-Glane

En route to Rocamadour in the Dordogne for a two-night stay, we visit the Remembrance village of Oradour-sur-Glane, scene of a German SS massacre of the villagers. The ruined village has been left exactly as it was during the war. B,D

Day 5 - Rocamadour

Full day at leisure in Rocamadour, perched high on a limestone cliff in the heart of the Dordogne. B,D

Day 6 - Carcassonne

We drive through the beautiful Dordogne countryside to Carcassonne for an overnight stay. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure exploring Carcassonne, with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside from the walls of the old city. B,D

Day 7 - Béziers and the Grotte de Clamouse

This morning we travel to the medieval town of Béziers, then to the famous Grotte de Clamouse to see the calcite and aragonite formations. Continue to Aix-en-Provence for a three-night stay B,D

Day 8 - Bormes les Mimosas and St. Raphael

Our included excursion to the Côte d’Azur begins at the pretty floral village of Bormes les Mimosas, considered to be one of the prettiest in France. We continue to St. Raphael, a striking riviera resort with a charming old centre, fine beach and home to the rich and famous. B,D 

Day 9 - Gorges du Verdon

Free time in Aix-en-Provence or join our optional tour to one of the most impressive natural sights in Europe, the Gorges du Verdon. This dramatic gorge is a sight not to miss as the pretty River Verdon flows through this precipitous valley. B,D

Day 10 - Ardèche

En route to the Lyon/Macon area for an overnight stay we explore the wild, rugged, yet intensely beautiful scenery of the Ardèche, seeing quaint villages clinging to the hillsides, as well as the famous Gorges de l’Ardèche and the Pont d’Arc, a spectacular arch carved out by the Ardèche river. B,D

Day 11 

To the Paris area for an overnight stay. This evening, join our optional visit into the Latin Quarter, with its bustling atmosphere and many restaurants,cafes and bars. B

Day 12

Return home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast,D=Dinner

Please note: entrance fees to chateaux on days 2 and 3 are at additional cost, usually around €12 per chateau.

Departure dates and prices 2019/2020

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

Silver Service coach : tour code ref 12FRAV
July 1 2019
May 11 2020
August 26 2019
August 24 2020
Luxuria coach : tour code ref 12FRAX
July 15  2019
July 13 2020
April 6 2020
Prices are per person based on two sharing a room. Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £359.
Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Leger Holidays
Grand Tour of France

Grand Explorer Tour 12 Days

Prices from only £1399

A ‘grand’ tour of classic  French treasures exploring the Loire Valley, Dordogne, the Ardèche and the Cote d'Azur.

To book this Grand Tour of France coach holiday featuring the Loire Valley, Dordogne, the Ardèche and the Cote d'Azur with Leger Holidays call them direct on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel55 code T55.

To book with Leger call them direct on 01709 786 554 or contact them by email. When booking quote code T55.

Your Hotels

In the Loire Valley you will stay at a minimum 3-star hotel for two nights, followed by two nights at the 2-star Hotel Lion d’Or in Rocamadour, or similar. You will then spend one night at a 3-star hotel in the Carcassonne area, and three nights at the 3-star Novotel Beaumanoir, or similar in Aix-en-Provence.

Overnight stays in Lyon/Macon and Paris/Rouen areas will be in minimum 3-star, city-style hotels.


  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 9 evening meals
  • Free local joining points

Excursions and visits

  • Azay-le-Rideau
  • Tours
  • Loire Valley
  • Rocamadour
  • Oradour-sur-Glane
  • Carcassonne
  • Béziers and the Grotte de Clamouse
  • Bormes les Mimosas and St. Raphael
  • Ardéche

View Joining Points

Silver Service Coach

✓  Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than
executive coaches.
✓  Onboard climate control 
✓  Socialise and relax in the spacious rear lounge. 

✓ Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
✓ Personal tables.
✓ Porterage at most hotels.
✓ The option to pay for your optional excursions using a GBP credit or debit card during your tour.

✓ Onboard entertainment system.
✓ With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs being played by your crew.

Luxuria Coach

The ultimate level of comfort when taking an escorted touring holiday -


 Sit back in Luxuria’s comfortable seats. With just three seats across the width of the coach, rather
than the usual four, you’ll have the extra space you need to stretch out and relax as you travel.

 As part of Luxuria’s unique layout, there will be up to 5 individual seats available, likely to be very popular
with single travellers and those who enjoy their own personal space.


✓ U.K. plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged at all times.


✓ Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when

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Travel Door-to-Door

If you are travelling on a coach holiday of 7 days or more you can take advantage of Leger's Door-to-Door service, where they pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday - from just £40 per booking. 

Each door to door vehicle will carry no more than eight passengers, allowing luggage room and space and minimalisng the number of additiional stops before meeting the coach.


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