15 days in Occitanie Itinerary

15 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Lourdes
— 2 nights
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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
— 2 nights
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Rodez
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
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Collioure
— 2 nights
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Aigues-Mortes
— 2 nights
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Lourdes

— 2 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception and Cathedrale Sainte Marie will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix and Musee Sainte-Bernadette. Explore Lourdes' surroundings by going to Cauterets (Gaube Lake & Pont d'Espagne) and Jardin Massey (in Tarbes). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilique Saint-Pie X, stroll around Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees, take an in-depth tour of Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lourdes online day trip planner.

Boston, USA to Lourdes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Lourdes. In October in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

— 2 nights
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Forteresse de Najac, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre-Dame, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cenevieres, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie, and finally steep yourself in history at Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Grotte du Pech-Merle, then tour the water at your own pace with Les Croisieres de Saint Cirq Lapopie, then stop by Le Musee Du Vin, and finally hike along Chemin de Halage.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Cirq-Lapopie online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. October in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rodez.

Things to do in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Rodez

— 3 nights
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Get some historical perspective at Chateau de Belcastel and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Fenaille and Pas de Souci. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rodez: Aven Armand (in Hures-la-Parade), Albi (Pont Vieux, Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, &more) and Conques (Village de Conques & Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Peyrelade and see the interesting displays at Musee Soulages Rodez.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rodez road trip site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Cirq-Lapopie to Rodez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in October, expect nights in Rodez to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Rodez

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

Carcassonne Center

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Memorial House (Maison des Memoires), then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, then explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Vincent de Carcassonne.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rodez to Carcassonne Center takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rodez in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Carcassonne Center: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Collioure.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Collioure

— 2 nights
Collioure is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyThe town of Collioure is on the Côte Vermeille, in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.ToponymyCollioure is named Cotlliure in Catalan.HistoryThere is a record of the castle at "Castrum Caucoliberi" having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating that the settlement here was of strategic and commercial importance during the Visigoth ascendancy.Collioure used to be divided into two villages separated by the river Douy, the old town to the south named Port d'Avall (in French known as Le Faubourg) and the upstream port, Port d'Amunt (in French known as La Ville).Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. On the 23rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Chateau Royale de Collioure, wander the streets of Quartier du Moure, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Saint-Elme. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Canyoning Park, then stroll through Sentier du Littoral, and then steep yourself in history at Maternite Suisse.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Collioure online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Collioure takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Collioure, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Aigues-Mortes.

Things to do in Collioure

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Aigues-Mortes

— 2 nights
Aigues-Mortes is a French commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie region of southern France.The medieval city walls surrounding the city are well preserved.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aigues-Mortais or Aigues-Mortaises.GeographyAigues-Mortes is located in the Petite Camargue some 90km northwest of Marseilles. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons, appreciate the history behind Place Saint Louis, then kick back and relax at Petit Travers Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Espiguette Beach. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Tour Carbonniere and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Grand Travers.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aigues-Mortes online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Collioure to Aigues-Mortes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Aigues-Mortes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Aigues-Mortes

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:

Occitanie travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles