Our journey path
Our journey through Southern France began in Bordeaux, before kayaking on the Dordogne river. From here, we head south into the Basque region to Bayonne, before crossing over into the Pyrenees to the pilgrimage site of Lourdes. Moving East we visited the cheese country – the village of Roquefort. Back towards the coast, we visited the roman town of Arles, then hit France second city, Marseilles before a stop off in perfume central, Grasse. After an exciting ride to Monaco, we finished our journey at the beach.
On the road
Helicopter to Monaco
From the glamorous resort of Nice to Monaco, it is cheaper to get a helicopter than a taxi, a mere $40 and a dazzling seven minute journey will give you a taste of the jet setting lifestyle. You can arrive in no better style.
Tel: 00 377 9205
Getting to France by air
If you intend to get to France by plane, Pilot recommend using Air France. Serving 315 world-wide destinations including 9 in the UK and Ireland, the airline charters 684 daily flights from Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport, a great fuss free airport with fast connections, offering travellers a truly extensive network wherever you are travelling from.
Air France offers flying in style, with comfortable seating and both French and global cuisine available on-board, there is always a delicacy to suit all tastes.
Food and Drink:
Enjoy a journey into the world of Roquefort Cheese at Le Brebis Egare. It is a fascinating experience and very well portrayed. Then enjoy the taste of the cheese itself, including a thousand different cheesey choices at the only creperie in town. Imagine as many ways as possible to eat Roquefort cheese, each one as delicious as the other. This is the creperie to eat at if you are in any way partial to roquefort cheese. If you are not, let this restaurant persuade you differently.
Le Brebis Egare.
Tel: 0033 5 65 58 58 58
Fax: 0033 5 65 59 96 97
Web site: www.roquefort-societe.com
If you want to take the whole cheese thing a step further, do not miss out on a visit to The Bernat Farm, about 40 minutes South of Roquefort, where you can meet the sheep and see the process of making the cheese in the old style, including the fun of milking your own.
Tel : 0033 565 99 51 33
Visit one of the very few French chocolate factories today, in the chocolate capital of France, Bayonne. It is as if nothing has changed here for many many years and smell and tastes is to die for.
Jean Michele Barate
24 Avenue Louise
Tel: 0033 – 5 59 59 01 09
The most amazing fish restaurant just outside Marseilles. Right on the ocean where it is locally and internationally renowned for the freshest and most delicious fish.
Route de Goudes
Tel: 0033 – 49173 1678
Amazing food in very special surroundings, famous for its art including Picasso and Matisse.
06570 Saint Paul De Vence
Tel: 0033 4 93 32 8002
Fax: 0033 4 93 32 77 78
Web site : www.la-colombe-dor.com
Eat organic food straight off the farm in a relaxed and fun family setting. The food is amazing and cheap for this area of the world. Accommodation also available.
24220 Le Coux-et-Bigraoque
Tel: 0033 553 31 6318
Fax: 0033 553 28 42 20