At a glance
- 14 night escorted tour - tour code IAA
- Prices start from £1,299 for 2 people plus outfit
- Tour departs on 26 May 2018
- 14 nights at Camping Le Logis du Breuil
- Excursions and meals as detailed in itinerary
Camping Le Logis du Breuil
Chateau de Crazannes excursion
Hermione warship, Corderie Royale
Day 1 – Arrive at Logis du Breuil
Day 2 – Free day and welcome drinks
Enjoy a relaxed day to settle in and then join your fellow members for welcome drinks in the evening at the campsite restaurant where you will be given a presentation of the tour programme and an introduction to the Boules tournament.
Day 3 – Excursion to the Letuffe Chocolaterie and the famous Martell Distillery
This morning, take a chocolate making workshop at the house of Chocolat Letuffe in Cognac. With professionals on hand to help, you will learn how to ‘work’ the chocolate and even pick up some ‘tricks of the trade’ along the way. And the best part is you get to keep your culinary creations afterwards!
After lunch at the auberge Grand'Plante, you will have a guided tour of the famous Martell Distillery, one of the oldest Cognac houses.
Day 4 – Free day at your leisure
Day 5 – Ile Madame and the Château de St Jean d’Angle
Take a trip out to this fascinating uninhabited island of only four square miles, situated in the Charente estuary. Accessible only at low tide by means of a path that presents itself when the waters retreat, Ile Madame offers one of the best 360° panoramic views around.
After lunch at ‘La Chaloupe’ restaurant, travel back through time to the Middle Ages with a visit to the medieval Château de St Jean d’Angle.
Day 6 - Free day at your leisure
Day 7 – Excursion to La Venise Verte
Today you will take a trip on the canals of the Venise Verte in a flat-bottomed boat. Admire the peace and tranquillity of this protected wildlife habitat, France’s second largest wetland area.
After a restaurant lunch at ‘La Pigouille’, you will have a guided visit of the Marais Poitevin museum followed by some free time in Coulon, a picturesque canal-side village.
Day 8 – Free day at your leisure
Day 9 - Free day at your leisure
Day 10 – Market of Saintes and River Cruise
Enjoy a morning indulging in the sights, sounds and smells of the market of Saintes. This market, held on the first Monday of each month only, is a large, vibrant market, stretching right down the main avenue of the town and offers an abundance of local produce and regional specialities.
Then, enjoy lunch at the ‘Moulin de la Baine’ restaurant before embarking on a relaxing river cruise along the Charente River.
Day 11 – Free time at your leisure
Day 12 – Guided visit of La Cité de l’Huitre (City of Oysters)
Today’s excursion will start off with a guided tour of the Cité de l’Huitre oyster farm where you will learn all about how the oysters are bred, followed by a session on how to open them! After lunch, where you will get the opportunity to try some local food, you will have free time to look around the ‘Cabanes des Claires’ oyster huts which have been turned into an homage to this fascinating aquaculture and the oyster farmers themselves.
Day 13 – Free time at your leisure
Day 14 – Free time and farewell meal
Another day to relax or maybe get some souvenirs of your holiday before enjoying a farewell meal and quiz in the evening at the campsite restaurant.
Day 15 – Depart campsite before midday
Please note that this itinerary may be subject to change and minimum numbers may apply
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