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Dordogne Prestige à Pied Dordogne

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Dordogne Prestige à Pied

Spectacular Dordogne combined with special hotels

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Dordogne Prestige à Pied

Admire the spectacular views as this moderate walk takes you through the splendid scenery of the Quercy Natural Park, past rocky overhanging cliffs with wonderful views across the Dordogne river. Relax in luxurious hotels at the end of each day and enjoy gourmet menus.

Holiday Highlights

  • Gourmet meals
  • Medieval town of Martel
  • Cliffside village of Rocamadour
  • Prehistoric caves of Rocamadour
  • Alzou Gorge
  • Chateau de la Treyne

What's Included

  • 6 days moderate walking
  • 7 nights in luxury hotels, half board
  • 7 breakfasts and 7 gourmet evening meals
  • Travel first class via Eurostar (optional)
  • Station transfers
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Local agent on hand
  • Belle France 24hr Support

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week, except Saturday if travel is by rail.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrival Martel day 1

    Summary

    Arrive at charming, medieval town of Martel, known as the town of the Seven Towers, and settle into the delightful Relais St Anne.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior and garden

    Le Relais Sainte-Anne
    Martel

    This 3 star hotel in the medieval town of Martel has 7000m² of private gardens, an outdoor pool and a restaurant with terrace or fireside dining. It consists of several buildings around the former chapel, Sainte Anne. The guest rooms are elegantly decorated and feature antique-style furniture. Each room has a flat-screen TV and some rooms have free WiFi access.

    Activities in the area include canoeing and kayaking from Gluges. Please ask Belle France if you would prefer to take part in a day's canoeing rather than the 2nd day's circuit walk, and we will happily make the arrangements for you.

    Facilities

    • Outdoor pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Flat screen TVs
    • Private garden
    • Terrace

    Board

    Cuisine

    A continental breakfast is available every morning. Gastronomic cuisine featuring fresh products from the local market, is served in the restaurant.

  • 2

    Day trip from Martel day 2

    Summary

    On today’s circular route, discover the pretty hamlet of Murel with its Romanesque church before heading off up the valley of Doue.

    7 mi
    (11 km)

  • 3

    Martel to Meyronne day 3

    Summary

    Head off via Mont Mercou, with its splendid views of the Dordogne valley, to Meyronne where you’ll stay at the charming Hôtel La Terrasse. It has wonderful views over the Dordogne river.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Terrace
    • Bedroom

    Hôtel La Terrasse - Meyronne
    Meyronne

    This entirely restored feudal chateau is reflected in the waters of the Dordogne river. The castle was converted into a hotel-restaurant in the late 1920s and Francoise and Gilles Liebus have carried on the work in progress by continually improving its comfort, warmth and refinement. Inside, the charm of the past mingles with the comfort of the present. The chateau, with its significant history, is a charming small hotel with just ten rooms and four suites, and a restaurant with a panoramic view. The rooms are decorated in an elegant yet comfortable style, with full bathrooms. There is an outdoor swimming pool set in a shaded, pretty garden and a large terrace.

    Facilities

    • Panoramic restaurant
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Terrace
    • Mini Bar
    • Air-conditioned

    Board

    Cuisine

    The chef invites you to taste the regional gastronomy, ever so superb and generous, with the local products selected here for their fresh and natural qualities. Some of the specialities

    Sample Menu

    • Foie Gras Tart
    • Home-made Foie Gras
    • Pike or perch roasted with Tarragon
    • Noisette of Quercy Lamb with Juniper Berries
    • Ice-cream Soufflé with Nuts
    • Dark Chocolate Fondant with Nut Cream

    7 mi
    (11 km)

  • 4

    Day trip from Meyronne day 4

    Summary

    Spend the day enjoying breathtaking views of the peaks of the Roc des Monges, then return to Meyronne on a narrow walkway cut in to the cliff, passing prehistoric shelters.

    7 mi
    (11 km)

  • 5

    Meyronne to Rocamadour day 5

    Summary

    Today’s walk takes you out of the Dordogne vally and into the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy and the spectacular town of Rocamadour, which clings precariously to the cliff edge. Stay in the lovely Hôtel les Vieilles Tours, set in peaceful countryside above the town.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Restaurant
    • Lounge

    Les Vieilles Tours
    Rocamadour

    Located in Rocamadour, this 17th century mansion house is set in a large peaceful park with a swimming pool, and boasts panoramic views of the surrounding valleys.  The rooms are distributed among 3 different buildings and all offer lovely views of the surrounding countryside or park.

    Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • TV
    • Mini-bar
    • En suite rooms
    • Swimming pool
    • Terrace

    Board

    Cuisine

    Les Vieilles Tours restaurant serves seasonal cuisine made from local ingredients. Guests are invited to dine on the terrace during nice weather.

    8 mi
    (13 km)

  • 6

    Day trip from Rocamadour day 6

    Summary

    This wonderful circuit takes you into the splendid Alzou gorges, past ancient mills and back along quiet, rocky footpaths across the plateau.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Restaurant
    • Lounge

    Les Vieilles Tours
    Rocamadour

    Located in Rocamadour, this 17th century mansion house is set in a large peaceful park with a swimming pool, and boasts panoramic views of the surrounding valleys.  The rooms are distributed among 3 different buildings and all offer lovely views of the surrounding countryside or park.

    Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • TV
    • Mini-bar
    • En suite rooms
    • Swimming pool
    • Terrace

    Board

    Cuisine

    Les Vieilles Tours restaurant serves seasonal cuisine made from local ingredients. Guests are invited to dine on the terrace during nice weather.

    9 mi
    (14 km)

  • 7

    Rocamadour to La Treyne day 7

    Summary

    Descend towards Lacave through the rock canyons of the valley of Ouysse, passing a succession of mills and pits. Continue to the Château de la Treyne, a noble residence built in the 14th century that sits on top of a cliff, majestically overhanging the splendid Dordogne River.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior from afar
    • Hotel exterior with fountain
    • Terrace overlooking river
    • Lounge
    • Bedroom suit

    Château de la Treyne
    Lacave

    Overhanging the Dordogne and surrounded by 120 hectares of forest, the chateau dates from the 14th and 17th century and combines the authenticity of the past, the stamp of comfort and the highest quality standard of a listed site.

    Owned by Philippe and Stéphanie Gombert, the château is a member of the Relais & Châteaux association (a global fellowship of individually owned châteaux, castles and townhouses). The couple handle the art of living to perfection; rich and refined bedrooms, breakfast in the shade of ancient cedars, dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the river. This really is a glorious hotel with chateau-living at its best.

    Facilities

    • Rooms are accessible by elevator
    • Equipped with air-conditioning
    • Satellite television
    • Mini-bar
    • Safe
    • Telephone
    • WiFi
    • Michelin-starred restaurant
    • Combination of beautiful surroundings inside the castle and outside
    • Wonderful gourmet cuisine
    • Setting high above the beautiful River Dordogne

    Board

    Cuisine

    When chef, Stephane Andrieux, was offered the chance to take command of Château de la Treyne kitchens in 1998, he just couldn’t resist the appeal of the ingredients and flavours of home. His cuisine, incorporating the gourmet heritage of Périgord and Quercy, is creative and tremendously enticing.

    Sample menu:

    • Scampi risotto
    • Mallemort asparagus salad
    • Meringued soup with truffle milk
    • Foie gras cooked four ways
    • Quercy lamb cutlets

    10 mi
    (16 km)

No lone travellers.

Route & Location

Customer Reviews Customer ratings via Feefo

4.3 out of 5 rating based on 6 reviews

  • Service (4/5): Overall everything was vey good. Last hotel was excellent. Next to last hotel had limited menu which was not great given we were there 2 nights. Generally directions were good only real issue was coming down the mountain on day 1. We came down the wrong path - seemed like the only/main one. Directions could have been better. 2nd Belle France trip - would strongly recommend. Jerry

    4 out of 5

    Product (4/5): see above.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Service (5/5): A very well organised itinerary, good quality hotels with some being outstanding. The walks were varied and the notes provided were generally good, with a few exceptions which led to us getting quite lost! The service during booking was excellent as the staff were always so helpful and never minded answering our various queries, during the weeks between booking and the holiday itself.

    5 out of 5

    Belle France: Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and were very happy with the hotels and service provided by our staff. . We shall look in to the issue of the route notes over the winter.

    Kind Regards,

    Kate
    26th September 2019

    Product (5/5): Lovely holiday, excellent service throughout.

    Belle France: We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday and hope we can book for you again next year.

    Kind Regards,
    Kate
    26th September 2019

  • Service (3/5): Great itinerary and everything went smoothly. It would be nice to adjust hotel choices based on weather as some of them were not air conditioned. The walking instruction was not easy to follow. We were lost quite a few times and needed to use GPS to get us back on track. Lodging and meals were all good.

    3 out of 5

    Product (3/5): The quoted dinner cost in our itinerary seems to be more than the hotel’s published menu price but we were all eating the same food. The price we paid for the trip seems to be on the high side.
  • Service (5/5): Prompt, efficient, clear and reliable - absolutely no complaints about the service.

    5 out of 5

    Product (5/5): A wonderful holiday, in a beautiful part of France. We will be submitting detailed feedback via the feedback form provided - some of the maps didnt match the walks!
  • Service (5/5): very efficient

    5 out of 5

    Product (5/5): exceeded some of our expectations and all went according to plan
  • Service (4/5): All went well and my only concern was that I booked for myself and my husband, and also for our friends in Wales but all the tickets and information came to us even though our friends had paid separately. I had assumed they would get their own tickets so if anything had happened to prevent our going, they would have had all their documents. Perhaps in future Belle France could ask if all the documents should go to I would recommend it. Otherwise everything was well organised and it was a wonderful holiday.

    4 out of 5

    Belle France: So glad that you enjoyed the holiday, we love the hotels on this route and the walk is so varied and beautiful. Shame we did not know that you wanted the pack split and sent to your friends in Wales, we would have been very happy to do so. Next time maybe?
    Lorna

    Lorna
    13th March 2015

    Product (5/5): This was a marvelous way to celebrate our Ruby wedding and I would recommend it to anyone. The hotels were splendid, the food superb and the walks a great pleasure.

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  • From£1699per person

  • Outward Depart St Pancras International station, change trains in Paris, arrive Souillac early evening.Transferto hotel included (30 mins).

    Return Taxi transfer to Souillac station included (30 mins), change stations in Paris, arrive St Pancras International station early evening.

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