Medieval France: The Lot Valley

Country Walks, Prehistoric Caves, & Magnificent Chateaux

Client Comments

This was a wonderful trip. It flowed seamlessly and gave us an opportunity to visit a truly magical area of France.
— Janet A., Bethesda, MD
This trip was incredible. I felt like I had never seen the ‘real’ France until this trip. The itinerary was perfect and I felt like we were transported into a different time. It was amazing!
— Chereen L., Steamboat Springs, CO
This is a great trip to see rural France, to taste local wines and eat wonderful meals, while hiking through beautiful countryside.
— Charles S., Larkspur, CA
We were hoping to experience the relaxed pace of village France and were not disappointed. Everything was perfect—the towns, the food, the walks, the wine, and all the ‘extra’ experiences.
— Suzanne and Brady M., Friendswood, TX
This was our 4th WT trip, and we will continue to look to WT for travel.
— Cynthia S., San Diego, CA
We expected this would be a great trip and we were not disappointed. We saw beautiful villages, lovely valleys, stayed at great hotels, had interesting tours, picturesque hikes, and interesting excursions. It was a section of France we would never have explored on our own.
— Marie Jose D., Lovingston, VA
This trip had everything: fantastic food, wonderful accommodations, a great attention to history woven into our daily hikes, and a lot of behind-the-scene touches I really appreciated: the lively meeting with Jean Luc Matha, a master winemaker, where we tasted several of his excellent wines; lunch at the home of a sheep farmer (leg of lamb, of course); sampled goat cheeses at a local farm; heard a rousing organ recital in a 12th century cathedral; met with the lord of a chateau and had a delightful “picnic” in one of the castle's cozy rooms with a roaring fire; attended the bustling Saturday market in Conques; and, above all, the absolutely best Trip Leaders.
— Dena B., Albany, CA
The tour provided a nice mix of varied hiking trails, cultural outings, picturesque villages, good food and wine, and even some special events like the procession in Conques.
— Dorothy D., Denver, CO
A glory of a trip with glorious guides, Romanesque buildings, chapels and abbeys and churches with carvings so fresh and humorous you feel as if you were walking through mid-12th century villages and secret paths. Great people, gutsy reds, endless confit du canard, superb cheeses, and gentle walks in endless beauty.
— Suzy M., Pittsburgh, PA
The trip was a fascinating journey through the long history of this region, from the cave at Peche Merle to the modern stained glass windows at Conques by Pierre Soulage.
— Martha F., Denver, CO
Annie's 'eating, drinking and exploring old France' trip was just as wonderful as we expected!
— Jack H., Cockeysville, MD
Medieval France: The Lot Valley
It was an exceptional trip. A wonderful itinerary, with beautiful areas for hiking as well as sightseeing.
— Suzanne T., Santa Rosa, CA
I would highly recommend this trip and your company to others. Everything was highly professional and FUN.
— Carol C., Paradise Valley, AZ
This trip was perfect: exquisite itinerary, stunning scenery, charming hotels, incredible food, and outstanding trip leaders. I didn't want it to end!
— Judith K., South Portland, ME
This was one of the best walks/trips in my life. The pace was great, with time for sightseeing, and the best places to eat and stay.
— Jude R., Salt Lake City, UT
A great trip at a perfect time of year. The hotels were excellent, in keeping with the theme of old France. The meals were a delight, and the hikes took us through beautiful riverine landscapes and quaint medieval villages. This is the ultimate trip to France.
— Elizabeth B., Ventura, CA
This is a trip we will long remember. It immersed us in the atmosphere of old France, from quaint medieval hilltop villages to prehistoric caves to nights in a romantic chateau. And we spent days hiking through the stunning landscape surrounding the Lot River.
— Bruce B., Ventura, CA
A big plus for this trip was being in an area not ‘discovered’ by tourists.
— Edmond D., Claymont, DE
An exceptional overview of the unspoiled Lot Valley!
— Robert H., Houston, TX