Solutré-Pouilly surrounded by vineyards with the Rock of Solutré in the background

France Without Crowds for 2022-2023

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited


Places Visited

Chablis, Cluny, Lyon, Auvergne...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Wander the French countryside during this guided 10-day self-drive itinerary from the quaint town of Chablis to the breathtaking wilderness flanking Sarlat, Dordogne. Find refuge in charming accommodations pinned in picturesque off-the-beaten-path wine regions as well as immaculate volcanic landscapes veiling France’s outlying pastures. Explore the flavors of France and the country’s rich heritage as you make your way down south towards Bordeaux.

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Trip Highlights

  • Pedal across Chablis’ surrounding wine country to exemplary estates hemmed amongst the gorgeous viridian vineyards that cascade large portions of the French countryside
  • Admire ancient French architecture as you tour the Cistercian monastery, Abbaye de Fontenay, as well as the immaculate medieval fortress town of Semur-en-Auxois
  • Uncover the history of truffle foraging during a guided tour alongside a truffle expert and his trusted canine companion
  • Cherish scenes of the Beaujolais’ breathtaking natural highlights as you ascend to the peak of the Rock of Solutré and explore cobbled villages en route to Mont Brouilly
  • Explore the Beaujolais hinterlands and delve into the heritage stories shrouding the region’s charming villages during strolls and biking tours in and around the countryside
  • Cross the unknown lands of the Massif Central’s volcanic region to the sparkling waters of the Lac du Pêcher and discover the pleasures of the postcard-perfect forested landscape
  • Wander the cobbled alleys weaving through Sarlat Old Town and tuck into authentic French cuisine at local eateries peppering the architecturally sound district
  • Paddle the azure waters of the Vézère river to the stunning Grotte de Font-de-Gaume caves, where you will uncover Magdalenian period cave paintings and engravings

Starting Price

$2,815 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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