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

*2021 - We will visit Béziers only. 

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 

*2021 - We will visit Cassis only. 

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

Departure dates and prices 2020/20201

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
May 11 2020
May 10 2021
August 24 2020
Luxuria coach : tour code ref 12FRAX
April 6 2020
April 5 2021
July 13 2020 
July 12 2021
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
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Travel Door-to-Door

If you are travelling on one of Leger's coach holidays, you can take advantage of their Door-to-Door service where they collect you, and others who may live locally to you, from your individual homes and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday – from just £40 per booking.

France Dordogne

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 Ardeche 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.

What's included and excursions

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

To enhance your holiday we include the following excursions and visits:

  • Tours – charming city of the Loire
  • Azay-le-Rideau – home to a beautiful château
  • Loire Valley – see some of the highlights of the region
  • Oradour-sur-Glane – moving visit to the Remembrance village
  • Rocamadour – jewel of the Dordogne
  • Carcassonne – magnificent walled city
  • Béziers – medieval town
  • Bormes les Mimosas and St. Raphael* –explore the Côte d’Azur
  • Ardèche – spectacular natural beauty

A range of optional excursions is offered for added interest:

  • Gorges du Verdon – dramatic scenery
  • Paris Latin Quarter – bustling atmosphere

*2021 - We will visit Cassis only

View Joining Points

Your Hotels

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

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

Luxuria Coach

Elegant and stylish, the essence of Luxuria coach travel is to ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible. Our one-of-a-kind coaches are designed with relaxation in mind and boast an outstanding range of facilities. Hours will fly as you enjoy the vast choice of entertainment accessed through your personal TV screen. Or, recline your deluxe seat and enjoy the beautiful passing scenery.

This state-of-the-art way to travel also offers climate control, onboard servery, toilet and washroom, personal tables and porterage at all hotels, giving you the perfect combination for a restful journey.

Deluxe seats

 With a leather exterior and central arm rests with cup holders, Luxuria’s armchair-style seats will take you to comfort heaven. So sink in, relax and enjoy the ride.

Adjustable headrests

✓ The winged, moveable headrests are a fantastic feature of Luxuria coaches as they give you the chance to rest in comfort. Perfectly complemented with retractable calf rests, you’re in for a  real treat

Single seats

✓ There are six face-to-face seats with tables, and five single seats available – ideal for passengers travelling independently.

Individual TV screens

✓ Each passenger has access to a personal touch-screen TV with an abundance of entertainment options. Control it from the comfort of your own seat and use the tilt feature to find the perfect angle.

Charging points

 Every seat has a personal plug socket and USB charging point, ensuring you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.

Silver Service Coach


✓  Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than
executive coaches.
✓  Onboard climate control  will ensure the temperature remains comfortable throughout your journey.
✓  A spacious rear lounge where you can relax, socialise and get to  know your fellow passengers better

✓  Toilet and servery on board, offering a range of refreshments including tea, coffee and soft drinks.
✓ Personal tables so you can enjoy your refreshments in comfort as  you watch the world go by and take in the passing scenery
✓ The option to pay for your optional excursions using a GBP credit  or debit card during your tour. 

✓  Time flies with our onboard entertainment and satellite  navigation system. 
✓ With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs being played by your crew.


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