As my guided tours of the Cave Art of France are private and bespoke, I am flexible with the dates. The months of July and August are not available, otherwise I am happy to provide you with a tour when it suits you – if I am available. But, do bear in mind that from November to March there is restricted accessibility to some sites and attractions.
For the best experience of the caves and those regions of France where they are located, I recommend the following months: May and June, and September and October.
The tour is entirely bespoke – I have never done the same Cave Art Tour twice. Consequently the price depends on all sorts of factors, such as: the length of the tour, the number in the party, what accommodation star rating you choose, how much travelling – for example a seven day tour of the Dordogne sites is different to seven days from Nice to Paris. But to give you an idea of costs, in June 2015 I provided a nine-day tour, starting in Nice and ending in Paris, staying at 5* hotels for four people, and the cost was €5,100 per person – all inclusive (travel to France, drinks and gratuities were the only costs not included – otherwise all meals, accommodation, travel within France, entries to museums was included).
Once I have your dates, and a good idea of what it is you want to see, I will construct a draft itinerary and a price.
If that itinerary and cost suits you, and you want to secure my services you transfer a 30% deposit to my bank account.
Following receipt of your deposit I issue you with a more detailed version of the itinerary.
We then discuss the itinerary and modify it if necessary to suit your requirements (some changes can incur costs).
Once we agree a ‘final’ itinerary, I then provide details of the accommodation for you to review – changes made where necessary.
Balance is payable 12 weeks before the start of the tour.