14 days in Aude Itinerary

14 days in Aude Itinerary

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Lagrasse
— 3 nights
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Axat
— 2 nights
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Port Leucate
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Lagrasse — 3 nights

Lagrasse is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.Lagrasse is part of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association ("The most beautiful villages of France").GeographyLagrasse is about 30km southeast of Carcassonne. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Saturday Open Air Market. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Abbaye de Lagrasse, deepen your understanding at La Maison du Rire, and then explore the striking landscape at Ponts Naturels.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lagrasse day trip planning site.

Terrassa, Spain to Lagrasse is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Lagrasse are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Axat.
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Axat — 2 nights

Axat is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region of southern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Axatois or Axatoises.GeographyAxat is located in Cathar country at the doors of the Aude Pyrenees some 45 km west by north-west of Perpignan and 10 km south-east of Quillan. Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Vallee du Rebenty. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Axat: Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet (Gorges de Galamus & Ermitage Saint-Antoine de Galamus) and Chateau de Peyrepertuse (in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse). There's lots more to do: get outside with Piscine d'Axat, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac des Bouillouses, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Puilaurens.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Axat visit planner.

Getting from Lagrasse to Axat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Leucate.
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Port Leucate — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Phare du Cap Leucate, then get interesting insight from Reserve Africaine de Sigean, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Franqui Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Port Leucate, then discover the deep blue sea with Leucate Plongee, and then glide peacefully along the water with L'ile aux Loisirs.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Leucate trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Axat to Port Leucate in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Port Leucate sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): make a trip to Ecluse de l'Aiguille, get interesting insight from Eaurizon, and then make a splash at Parc Aquaviva. On your second day here, hike along Mayronnes Sculpture Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Cite Medievale, and then look for gifts at La Fille du Midi.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne road trip app.

Traveling by car from Port Leucate to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 4 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Bring the kids along to Cité de Carcassonne and Eaurizon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Toulouse (Cite de l'espace, Church of Les Jacobins, &more). See even more of Carcassonne: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, explore the activities along Lac de Cavayere, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne online trip itinerary planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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Aude travel guide

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Castles · Architectural Buildings · Churches
Termed "Cathar Country," Aude is a department between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrénées mountains offering many opportunities to enjoy a wine tasting, go fishing, cycle along the shore or on mountain passes, and tour its many Cathar castles. With 10 natural regions, you are sure to find plenty of things to do, such as watching pink flamingos who congregate to the east, go orchid hunting inland, or hike in the forests with rare peatlands to the north and west. Arts and crafts are popular, and you can watch artisans work at many of the businesses along the A61 and A9. Finally, you can visit the Canal du Midi passing right through Aude on its way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.
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