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The perfect citadel, the Minervois and fine wines

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2018 Tour code: 18BCS

Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Béziers

After meeting at our St Pancras Departure Office, board the Eurostar to Paris. Continue to the town of Béziers for six nights at the Hotel Imperator.

Includes
  • Dinner
Eurostar
Day 2 - Beziers

Today enjoy a guided walking tour of Béziers, including the fragrant flower market, historic Old Town and St Nazaire Cathedral. This afternoon, you are free to explore at leisure.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Beziers
Day 3 - Minerve

This morning travel by coach to the 'perched' village of Minerve, built on a raised rocky plateau in between the Brian and Cesse rivers. Explore the village, once famously a refuge for Cathar heretics, before visiting St Chinian and enjoying a wine tasting at Chateau Raissac on the return to Béziers.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch
Minerve
Days 4-5 - Collioure

Take the train to seaside Collioure,the inspiration for artists such as Matisse, Picasso and Derain. The town has a rich Catalan heritage, self-evident in the Spanish influenced architecture and sandstone buildings. Enjoy a day at leisure in the former Roman colony of Béziers on Day 5.

Includes
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
Collioure
Day 6 - Carcassonne

Your excursion today is to the striking walled city of Carcassonne. Perhaps take a stroll through the narrow, winding streets and over the Pont Marengo bridge, crossing the shimmering waters of the Canal du Midi. You may also like to visit the imposing 13th century Carcassonne Cathedral, seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Carcassonne, or the former cathedral, the Basilica of St Nazaire and St Celse, with its impressive tower and ancient crypt.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Carcassonne
Day 7 - Béziers to London

Depart Béziers for Paris to connect with the Eurostar service to St Pancras in London.

Includes
  • Breakfast
St Pancras International