French Culture and Language
On a Sketchy Tour you are immersed in culture. In this setting you will have opportunities to meet and interact with the locals. There will be ample time to reflect on French culture, history and places we have experienced each day. We encourage our travelers to interact with locals and practice speaking French by: shopping at local markets, bakeries, butcher shops, and grocery stores, asking about sites, ordering at restaurants and speaking with our local friends and family. We feel this kind of travel is far more meaningful than jumping on and off of a tour bus while checking off “must see” sites.
We help you have the confidence and time to respond to the people and places in a foreign context, make friends, learn about culture, create art and take home a sketchbook of your personal journey. If this sounds like a good match for your traveling style then welcome to Sketchy Tours! We send you home rested and fulfilled.
The spectacular Dordogne region is located about 1 hour’s drive east of Bordeaux, in Southwestern France. Once inhabited by prehistoric peoples who left behind extraordinary art in famous caves such as the Lascaux Caves, the Dordogne is now renowned for its charming medieval towns and villages, unspoiled countryside and gastronomical specialties such as foie gras, truffles, duck confit and local wines. We’ve chosen early summer because there are fewer tourists in the area, offering a greater opportunity to experience the richness of Dordogne before the summer rush.