This is a perfect tour for the heritage and medival age lovers!
Albi is a small and quiet town, and Cordes sur Ciel is a small village. Although the walk is easy in alby, it is steep in Cordes sur Ciel, but no worries, if there is some difficulties from a few travelers to walk, we can use the small train that will take you up the hill.(additionnal 3€ per person).
Explore the city of Lourdes with a guide and learn more about the Marian apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the mid 19th century. Follow in the footsteps of the peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous, and visit the 3 basilicas and Grotto of Massabielle that now attract pilgrims in search of a cure.
Explore one of the world's most spiritual cities on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Lourdes and visit the sanctuary that has become one of the most visited pilgrim sites in the world.
Visit the 3 basilicas and grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared 18 times
See the Cachot where the peasant girl Bernadette lived with her family
Find peace with a walk along the banks of the Gave de Pau River
Nestled in the Pyrenees, Lourdes has been a major pilgrimage site for Catholics for over a hundred years. It was here that Bernadette Soubirous is thought to have witnessed numerous apparitions of the Virgin Mary. On this private tour, choose from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide in the city center. You’ll visit Soubirous’ childhood home, will learn about her life and later canonization, and will have time to discover the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Our guides are expert and work for many years to welcome pilgrims and visitors from all over the world. We are local guides and we provide tailor made guided tours including the not-to-be-missed places : the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, the fountains and the baths, where anyone can experience the healing waters.
Through the architecture of the basilicas, your guide will tell you about the religious history of this world-famous marian site. You will probably be amazed by the size of the underground basilica dedicated to Pope Pius X, where 25,000 people can attend a mass.
You will also follow in the footsteps of Bernadette Soubirous, the aged fourteen girl who saw our Lady at the grotto in 1858. Her birth place and the former jail where she lived during the events are included in your private guided tour.
Photo shoot by the sights of the city: nothing can be more memorable than beautiful moments captured with a camera! We're gonna take a walk to visit together the most beautiful places in our ville rose and take amazing photos. Are you ready?
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An eternal jewel
Perched above the Lot River, the medieval village dramatically adjusts to its cliff
"An impossible rose at night". Under the pen of André Breton, St-Cirq-Lapopie remains this eternal jewel on which time seems to slip without imprinting its mark. Straight out of the Middle Ages, this village, partly classified as a historic monument, can be explored on foot, as if to better immerse yourself in the nobility of its architecture, the elegance of these arcades, its stairs, its fortified doors ...
VISITS TO ALBI AND CORDES-SUR-CIEL
WOULD YOU LIKE TO DISCOVER THE SWEETNESS OF OCCITANIA AND THE SOUTH-WEST?
We bring you to meet him. Accompanied by a guide you will discover the charm of Albi and its marvelous UNESCO-listed Episcopal City. You will not be able to hold your breath in front of the splendor of the Sainte-Cécile Cathedral and in front of the intrepid life of the artist Toulouse-Lautrec. And to end the day in style, what could be better than letting yourself be carried towards the beautiful hilltop village of Cordes-sur-Ciel?
Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see.
A 3 days break to visit one of the most important Marian Pilgrimage in the world: Lourdes. Stay in an hotel in Lourdes.
A private guide will help you to discover more about Lourdes and the beautiful story of St Bernardette
Immerse yourself in the special atmosphere of Lourdes with this private spiritual tour. Follow in the footsteps of Bernadette, visiting her former homes and the places she saw the Virgin Mary. Over the course of 2.5 hours, you’ll see the shrine, grotto, chapel, and more. You’ll have the chance to light candles, participate in spiritual rituals, and take quiet time for prayer or reflection.
The Sanctuary of Lourdes is one of France’s holiest sites and an important Catholic pilgrimage site. On this guided walking tour, discover the fascinating history of the sacred site and hear about the Marian apparitions from an expert guide; admire the grand Basilica of the Immaculate Conception; and visit the Crypte, the Basilica of the Rosary, and the Basilica Saint Pius X
Explore Carcassonne on a two-hour walking tour. Leave the logistics hassle of driving to your driver, and delve into the city’s rich history on your guided tour starting with the medieval castle walls surrounding the old city. Learn about centuries of bloody history and battles for territory, and marvel at the long history of the Canal du Midi, a link to the Atlantic and the Mediterranean excavated in the 17th century. This tour is ideal for history buffs or anyone wanting to learn more about France's varied past.
Explore some of southwestern France’s picturesque towns and villages on a full day tour with wine tasting from Toulouse. See Albi’s Gothic cathedrals and visit the Toulouse-Lautrec museum in Albi, stop to admire the medieval hilltop village of Cordes sur Ciel, and then taste locally produced wines in Gaillac. This tour is ideal for visitors looking to get out of the city and learn more about France’s history and culture.
Discover the sanctuaries of Lourdes at your own pace on a private 8-hour tour from Toulouse. Comfortable round-trip transportation to the Catholic pilgrimage site spares you the headache of car rental and confusion of public buses. Join your guide at the numerous locations where Bernadette Soubirous is said to have had visions of the Virgin Mary. Offered in four different languages, you’re guaranteed to have an in depth and personalized tour experience.
Discover the natural beauty of the Gaillac wine-growing region with a half-day tour from Toulouse. Visit two wineries and taste several wines they produce including sparkling, white, rose, and red wines. Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Toulouse are included.
The Cité de Carcassonne is a "must see" when traveling in France. this is a miedieval beauty and the
biggest fortified City in Europe. You will be amazed by its old stones and its history.
And this is also the perfect tour for wine lovers. You will learn more their production and have a fun day in the middle of the vyniards! You are safe with your private guide and driver...
Get to know Toulouse on a 2-hour guided walking tour packed with fascinating historical context about the city’s past. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Saint Sernin Basilica, a masterful example of Romanesque architecture. Then, continue on to 'Couvent des Jacobins' Church, founded as a Dominican Monastery in the 13th century. Finally tour the Capitole, or Toulouse’s town hall located in the city’s main square. Come away with a deeper understanding of the “Pink City”. Please note that the visit of the Capitole is not guaranteed and may be replaced by the visit of the hall of the Assezat Hotel.
The trip to Lourdes from Toulouse with a driver-guide, in a comfortable vehicle, is the most comfortable solution to discover Lourdes in one day.
I will personally guide you in the sanctuaries (the Grotto, the basilicas, the birthplace of Bernadette) and will be able to advise you if you wish to bring water from Lourdes, find a restaurant or go to the baths. You will spend several hours in Lourdes to take advantage of this high-religious place, before returning to Toulouse.
This tour with driver-guide will allow you to optimize your discovery of Cordes-sur-Ciel and Conques, I know the places that must be seen absolutely and which are not mentioned in the visit guides (panoramas, fields in bloom ...). I am passionate about these villages, so let yourself be transported to the Middle Ages in a comfortable vehicle, with a guide who will captivate you. If you are looking for a special souvenir or a good aligot, I will advise you.
> departure from Toulouse
> stop at the panorama of Cordes-sur-Ciel
> visit of Cordes-sur-Ciel
> free time in Cordes-sur-Ciel
> drive to Conques
> stop at the panorama of Conques
> visit of Conques
> free time in Conques
> stop at the 2nd panorama of Conques
> back to Toulouse
If you love medieval ambiance, old stones and old villages, this tour is for you. This is more a tour to stroll and admire old building and beautifull landscapes. You will go back in time with this off the beaten paths tour.
C & V Transports is a private driver agency - VTC approved by the Ministry of Transport.
The price given at departure remains the same on arrival. Our passion and professionalism are at your service.
VIP welcome, early departure, nightclub transfer, business or personal travel, waiting in case of late flight.
This is an English Language Tour.
Visiting Toulouse? Want to know what there is to do, to see? These are the questions I'll answer for you on this Tour. Salted with history and peppered with anecdotes, taking this Tour will not only make you feel like you posses a figurative "Menu" of what Toulouse has to offer, but that you have already seen the sights and enjoyed a tasty first course.
This is an afternoon Tour but the Tour itself is the same as the Free Tour I give on alternating mornings and carries the same name. Unlike the Free Tour this Tour has been created for people who don't like the large crowds that can sometimes accompany Free Tours. On this Tour places are limited to a maximum of 15.