From the most elegant châteaux to the perfect glass of red wine, the luxuries of Southwest France invite you to indulge and enjoy the moment. On this customized Southwest of France Tour, you’ll visit the region’s highlights: sunny Toulouse, charming Provence, regal Biarritz and the beautiful Bordeaux wine country. Step back in time and into the scene of storybook castles, medieval villages, seaside resorts and the idyllic vineyards. You’ll enjoy guided France...
Welcome to France! Arrive in the “Pink City” of Toulouse
Begin your tour in the beautiful city of Toulouse, known as the “Ville Rose” (“Pink City”) because of its lovely reddish brick buildings. The city is an important urban and economic center of France yet still retains the charm of a small provincial town. You will be staying in the center of the city, at a luxurious hotel that occupies an elegant 1930s building. Located near the Place du Capitole, the hotel is within walking distance of many important historical sites such as the Basilique Saint-Sernin and the Musée des Augustins (the former Augustinian Monastery). The hotel offers comfortable contemporary-style rooms with all the modern amenities, including room service and free Wi-Fi access. After checking into your hotel and taking some time to freshen up, you can begin your discovery of the city.
Sightseeing at Your Leisure in Toulouse
Relax in the Camargue Region by the Mediterranean Sea
Sunbathe by the Beach or Explore the Countryside
Excursion to Carcassonne and Travel to Biarritz
Enjoy Beachside Luxury and Pampering in Biarritz
Travel to Saint-Emilion in the Bordeaux Wine Country
Guided Tour of Saint-Emilion and Wine-Tasting in the Medoc
Wine-Tasting at a Wine Center in the Medoc and Gourmet Lunch with Wine Pairing
Tour Concludes with Departure from Bordeaux
- Guided sightseeing tour through the beautiful “Pink City” of Toulouse
- Stay at a charming Italian Renaissance-style château in sunny Provence
- Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the pristine Camargue nature reserve
- Leisure time to relax by the beach, swim in the pool or go for a hike
- Experience the upscale seaside resort of Biarritz and stay at a five-star luxury hotel
- Indulge in luxury spa treatments, gourmet meals, and beachside relaxation
- UNESCO World Heritage City of Bordeaux, famous for its wine heritage
- Private tours at prestigious wine châteaux in the Médoc and Saint-Émilion
- Learn about Bordeaux wines on your wine tours, including a blind wine tasting
- Visit a wine appreciation center on a spectacular property in the Médoc
Enter a world of luxury and culture in Southwest France. From medieval villages and picturesque vineyards to beautiful beaches, this diverse region is especially rich in tourist attractions. Your Southwest of France Tour begins in the bustling city of Toulouse, famous for its lively atmosphere and lovely red brick architecture. Next, travel into the heart of the Provençal countryside, where you’ll stay at a charming château near the Mediterranean Sea. Then continue the relaxation with a few indulgent days at a beachside resort in Biarritz. Rejuvenate yourself with seaside sunbathing, pampering spa treatments and gourmet dining. This region is well known for its hearty country cuisine.
Spend the last few days of the tour in France’s most famous wine country. You’ll have a chance to see the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bordeaux, which boasts over 300 historical monuments. Discover the world-renowned wine regions of the Médoc and Saint-Émilion, including a walking tour through the UNESCO medieval village of Saint-Émilion. Delight in the beautiful scenery on your way to visit several acclaimed wineries, where you’ll be treated to tastings of exceptional wines. You’ll participate in a blind wine tasting as well as a gourmet food and wine pairing experience. Throughout the vacation, you’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations and dine at the finest restaurants. Consider reading some of our travelers' France travel reviews to discover new ideas and further perfect your ideal France trip of a lifetime.
$7,795 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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