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Discover the world-renowned ‘black wine’ of the AOC Cahors vineyards on this superb wine tour! The five-day break takes you to Lot, one of southwest’s France’s hidden gems, where you’ll find rolling farmlands, forested valleys, endless leafy lanes and wine of the highest quality.
Lot is one of the least populated and least polluted departments in France. It is also one of most picturesque, with gently rolling farmlands, lush river valleys, shady groves and rocky limestone causse. The rustic landscape is scored by mile upon mile of leafy lanes that converge occasionally in a sleepy hamlet; old men sip cassís, boys play pétanque and other idyllic clichés unfold before your eyes! The region is also home to the medieval yellow-stone town of Gourdon, with its impressive hilltop vistas, and the stunning cliff-side citadel of Rocamadour. In recent years Lot has gained critical acclaim from wine critics for its ‘black wine’ of Cahors, which currently graces many of the world’s finest restaurants and dining tables.
This five-day tour gives you a chance to kick back, relax and enjoy some of the finest wines France has to offer. From your base at the beautiful Mas de Flory, a converted farmhouse and barn complex, you’ll visit a range of vineyards and chateaux with your guide, an English-speaking Cahors expert who will impart to you the secrets and complexities of the Malbec grape and it flavours! Among the stunning ports of call are the Chateau Chambert, which uses biodynamic methods in its wine production, the chateaux around Puy l'Eveque and Vire sur Lot, home to multi-award-winning vintages, and the Cevenne de Caix with its sweeping views over Lot’s winding rivers and patchwork of vineyards and farmlands. In true French style, each day finishes with a lazy four-course meal complete with, you guessed it, a selection of wonderful Cahors wines.
Like wine, good food, fine weather and beautiful surroundings? Then yes, this one’s for you! It’s as simple as that. Lot is as charming and relaxing a tour destination as one could wish to find; combine that with luxurious accommodation and exquisite food and you’ve alchemised holiday gold! Clearly, this isn’t one for thrill-seekers or avid sightseers – if that sounds like you then there are definitely more suitable tours to look at – but for everyone else, well, what more could you want? Bring on the bonhomie et joie de vivre!
The maximum group size for this tour is 8.
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