Collonges la Rouge Village Private Half Day Trip From Sarlat
Small Groups ( 2~8 )
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- Experience the breathtaking Lot region
- Visit the Picturesque Villages of Carennac and Collonges la Rouge
- Tour can be customized to suit your interests
- Local Tour Guide, Expert of the Dordogne & Lot Region
Program & Itinerary
Today, we will come and pick you up at your centrally located hotel or accommodation in Sarlat la Caneda. Meet your English-speaking driver guide who will go over the program and itinerary of this small group private half day tour. Then, board your air conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way to visit some of the most beautiful villages of France.
Experience the Breathtaking Lot Region
This tour is dedicated to small villages classified as “Most beautiful of France” that are located in the Lot / Quercy region located close to Sarlat in the upper Dordogne Valley.
Visit the charming village of Carennac
Begin the tour with the visit of Carennac village. On the banks of the Dordogne, Renaissance houses with sculpted windows and brown roofs are clustered around an 11C Cluniac priory where French writer and prelate Fénelon once lived. Near the Romanesque church and its cloister, the Château des Doyens invites you to discover the treasures of this Pays d’Art et d’Histoire-labelled region to which Carennac belongs. During the visit, your guide will certainly point out the remarkable tympanum of the local church. After a short time dedicated to personal discovery, drive towards the next village. As you do, your guide will certainly point out the many mighty castles that line the valley or the bastide a fortified medieval village with their rectangular city plan characteristic.
Visit stunning Collonges la Rouge
Then reach the breath-taking village of Collonges la Rouge. Entirely built with red sandstone, the village is classified as one of the most beautiful of France. In fact, this is where the Most Beautiful Villages non-profit organization began as the Mayor was appalled and grievous to see that such a beautiful village was being completely abandoned. By creating the organization he was able to bring back some life (and inhabitants) to the village saving it from desolation. The village is composed of traditional houses that have retained their old roofs covered with traditional slate. Many of these houses date back to the 15th century and a stroll through the narrow streets of the village will certainly have you admire the tympanum of Saint Peter's church or the house of the mermaid. Here, you will enjoy a walking tour in the village and free time for personal discovery. After the tour, return to Sarlat.
We also organize other private day trips from Sarlat to the Dordogne valley including boat rides on the Dordogne River on board authentic gabarre to admire the villages such as la roque gageac or domme. Our prehistoric caves tour will take you to Lascaux IV and Pech Merle just to name a few. Please note that because of cobblestone streets and uneven grounds this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
or 02:00 pm
Meet your Guide at your Accomodation in Sarlat
or 03:00 pm
Visit of the beautiful village of Carennac
or 04:00 pm
Guided walk in the red sand stone village Collonges La Rouge
or 06:00 pm
Drop off at your accommodation in Sarlat
Know before you book
- Tour available from April to October
- 4 hour Private Lot Sightseeing Tour
- Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
- Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Currency is in Euros
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
- Face Masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
Other possible pick up locations :
- Les Eyzies de Tayac
- Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Domme
Included / excluded
- Guided walking tour of Carennac & Collonges la Rouge
- English-speaking driver guide, Expert of the Dordogne
- Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
- Bottled water in the minivan
- Free WiFi access on board
- Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified in program
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Meals, drinks & wine tasting fees
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for Sarlat private tours?Yes, absolutely, we will come and pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Sarlat. We can also come and pick you up within a 30kms (20 miles) radius around Sarlat.
What type of vehicles are used during your Sarlat private tours?Our company uses only Mercedes Vito Tourer 8 seater minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows, large leg space and on board P/A system for commentaries by the guide.
Who conducts your private tours from Sarlat?We only employ fully accredited, licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of the National Prehistory Museum, guided walking tours in villages such as Domme, visit of historical monuments and so on.
In the Dordogne, all our guides are experts in History & Culture. All have a large experience in Paleolithic Art and conduct tours in both Caves & Castles.
How strenuous is this tour?This tour includes some walking around the medieval villages of Carennac & Collonges la Rouge, where you have still a large number of cobblestone streets. This tour implies that you wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not adapted to persons with walking disabilities. You must be in a good physical condition to follow this excursion.