Two new French walks in re­gional France

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The lat­est Walker’s World brochure in­cludes two new French walks that epit­o­mise re­gional France. The https://screen­­ itin­er­ary has trails through wine vil­lages such as Saint Emil­ion, Pomerol, Sauternes, Me­doc and Mar­gaux. Clients can taste world-class wine and ex­plore UN­ESCO World Her­itage sites such as Saint Emil­ion and Bordeaux as well as me­dieval towns. A va­ri­ety of ac­com­mo­da­tion types en­sure a French ex­pe­ri­ence from guest­houses and three star ho­tels, to a chateau in the heart of the vine­yards. The walk­ing is easy and between 10 to 15kms per day. The cost for eight days with most meals, lug­gage trans­fers and walk­ing notes and maps to self-guide is from $1973. Also new is the Heart of Provence itin­er­ary ex­plor­ing the Proven­cal coun­try­side of hill­top vil­lages, old stone farm­houses, walls and huts along cen­turies-old paths. High­lights are the Cis­ter­cian Abbey Se­nanque with its laven­der fields, Fon­taine de Vau­cluse and the town of Islesur-la-Sorgue. A two-day ex­ten­sion is avail­able to overnight in the walled town of Avi­gnon and visit the wine area of Chateauneuf-duPape. Four styles of ac­com­mo­da­tion\ are of­fered from sim­ple to lux­ury. The cost for this six day tour starts from $1157 and $420 for the Chateauneuf-du-Pape ex­ten­sion. www.walk­er­

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