12 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

12 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Toulouse
— 1 night
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
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Lourdes
— 3 nights
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Biarritz
— 2 nights
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Toulouse

— 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Couvent des Jacobins, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Etienne, then explore the world behind art at Fondation Bemberg, and finally examine the collection at Museum of natural History.

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Phoenix, USA to Toulouse is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Toulouse is 8 hours. When traveling from Phoenix in May, plan for much colder days in Toulouse, with highs around 69°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Argeles-sur-Mer.

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Argeles-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Fort Saint-Elme, then visit Quartier du Moure, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Argeles-sur-Mer day trip planner.

Getting from Toulouse to Argeles-sur-Mer by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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Carcassonne

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Popular historic sites such as Cité de Carcassonne and Cathar Castles are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Chateau Comtal and Chateau de Puilaurens. Step out of Carcassonne with an excursion to Rennes le chateau in Rennes-le-Chateau--about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral.

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You can drive from Argeles-sur-Mer to Carcassonne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Argeles-sur-Mer in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Carcassonne, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Lourdes.

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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Lourdes

— 3 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Basilique Saint-Pie X are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Climbing Tours and Lac de Genos-Loudenvielle will get you outdoors. When in Lourdes, make a side trip to see Cathedrale Sainte Marie in Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, approximately Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, and examine the collection at Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette.

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You can drive from Carcassonne to Lourdes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lourdes are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Biarritz.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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Biarritz

— 2 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Villa Arnaga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sentier du Littoral.

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Traveling by car from Lourdes to Biarritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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