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Visit 12th century castles, Prehistoric cave art, magnificent vistas, the finest gastronomy in France, and visit famous vineyards (and taste the wine!)
...Visit the rock shelter of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, site of the discovery of the first 5 skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of homosapiens. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, partly due to its proximity to the Lascaux Caverns, Les Ezyies is also ideal to explore the Grottes de Cougnac, where you can admire the prehistoric art in its original caves.
...Discover one of the most alluring medieval towns in France at Sarlat. Built around a Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin, the town center boasts impeccably restored stone buildings that are some of the most representative of 14th century France.
...Admire the lofty Château de Rocamadour, perched on the side of a gorge, and famous for its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Get panoramic views of 3 castles from the Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, dominating the valley of the Dordogne River.
...Visit Chateau de Beynac to see one of the best-preserved castles of the Dordogne. Its austere appearance, perched on a limestone cliff, includes double crenellated walls, a double barbican, and double moats, one of which was formed from a deepened natural ravine.
...Wander among the topiary creations of the Jardins de Marqueyssac, or Erygnac - with panoramic views over the Dordogne River, and visit the romantic Eyrignac Gardens, where all the flowers are blue, white, and yellow.
France: Bordeaux
/ 0 Days
7 Hours
Max. Persons
PVT Trip
What's included?
These fares include the vehicle; myself as your private, multilingual driver/guide and translator/interpreter; all the tolls, parking fees, and fuel charges.
What's not included?
Not included in this fare are your meals, and admission fees for castles, museums, etc.
Where to meet
Depart from your hotel in Bordeaux, Toulouse, Sarlat, Bergerac, Tours, or even the Train station.

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Personal description
American Ex-Patriate, resident in France since 1992.
After spending 10 years as a musician traveling throughout Western Europe, I discovered another passion: sharing France with English-speaking visitors!
Professional description
Private Driver Guide for Sightseeing Excursions in France

- My greatest asset is that I have one foot firmly set in 2 countries-cultures -
I speak perfect American English, as I was born and raised in the US, yet my father is French, and my wife and in-laws are all French.
Having a unique point of view due to my international education and experiences, and a profound understanding of both French and American cultures, I know what English-speaking tourists are looking for in France - and can share this with you!

With over 21 years' experience driving in France, I provide safe transport and historical commentary with personal anecdotes about life in France as an American ex-pat.

My objective is to help you to maximize your time spent here in France - so that you will most comfortably enjoy all the beauty and history - that you return home filled with spectacular memories of a marvelous adventure.
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