17 days in Occitanie Itinerary

17 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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17 days in Occitanie Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h
1
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Collioure
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rodez
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Albi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Lourdes
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Chateaux de Lastours. Do some cultural sightseeing at O'Vineyards and Cathar Castles. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne Center: Cathedrale St-Just (in Narbonne), Cathedrale St-Jean (in Perpignan) and Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and take a stroll through Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center holiday builder site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Carcassonne Center is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Carcassonne Center due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in Carcassonne Center at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Collioure.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Cathedrale St-Jean, O'Vineyards, Cathedrale St-Just, Chateaux de Lastours, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet
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Chateaux de Lastours ©
Chateaux de Lastours
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

3
nights
Collioure

Collioure ©
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Site House, Museum Of Catalan boats and Can Cago Galerie De La Main De Fer. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Saint-Elme and Eglise abbatiale Saint Michel , son cloitre et le linteau. When in Collioure, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Cerbere, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, steep yourself in history at Maternite Suisse, wander the streets of Quartier du Moure, and explore the historical opulence of The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Collioure trip planner .

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Collioure by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Collioure sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rodez.

Things to do in Collioure

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Maternite Suisse, St-Cyprien Plage, Chateau de Laroque des Alberes, Prieure Santa Maria del Vilar, Eglise abbatiale Saint Michel , son cloitre et le linteau
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Fort Saint-Elme ©
Fort Saint-Elme
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges
Maternite Suisse ©
Maternite Suisse

2
nights
Rodez

Rodez ©
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at Terra Olt, then wander the streets of Village de Conques, and then admire the landmark architecture of Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee Fenaille, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez, then examine the collection at Musee Soulages, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Belcastel.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rodez day trip website .

You can drive from Collioure to Rodez in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Collioure in October, with highs in Rodez at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Rodez

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Conques, Terra Olt, Chateau Belcastel
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Village de Conques ©
Village de Conques
Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques ©
Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques
Chateau Belcastel ©
Chateau Belcastel

3
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Cenevieres and Forteresse de Najac. You'll explore and learn at Musee-Mine Departemental and Musee Toulouse-Lautrec. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albi: Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (Le Musee Du Vin & Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, wander the streets of Le Quartier Du Castelviel, take in the views from Pont Vieux, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Albi tour builder app .

You can drive from Rodez to Albi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, Albi is somewhat warmer than Rodez - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Chateau de Cenevieres, Forteresse de Najac
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Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie ©
Chateau de Cenevieres ©
Chateau de Cenevieres
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©

5
nights
Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Explore hidden gems such as Basilique Saint-Pie X and Cathedrale Sainte Marie. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Sainte Marie and SARL DU SANCTUAIRE. Explore Lourdes' surroundings by going to Chapelle de Piétat (in Saint-Savin), Chateau de Lavardens (in Auch) and Church of Saint-Saturnin (in Argeles-Gazost). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Abbaye de Flaran, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort of Lourdes.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lourdes trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Albi to Lourdes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Albi in October, expect Lourdes to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 10°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Auch, Cathedrale Sainte Marie, Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees, Church of Saint-Saturnin, Chapelle de Piétat
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Basilique Saint-Pie X ©
Basilique Saint-Pie X
Abbaye de Flaran ©
Abbaye de Flaran
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
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