21 days in Versailles, Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche & The Pyrenees Itinerary

21 days in Versailles, Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche & The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Versailles, France
— 4 nights
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Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Limoges Airport, Drive to Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche
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Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, France
— 5 nights
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Lourdes, France
— 3 nights
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Saint-Lary-Soulan, France
— 1 night
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Canillo, Andorra
— 2 nights
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Argeles-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 3 nights
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Versailles, France — 4 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Versailles and Galerie des Carrosses. Popular historic sites such as Grand Canal and Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles are in your itinerary. Take a break from Versailles with a short trip to Eglise Notre-Dame d'Auvers in Auvers-sur-Oise, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to France Miniature, explore the wealth of natural beauty at L'Orangerie, admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and contemplate the long history of Temple de l'Amour.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Versailles trip planner.

Nottingham, UK to Versailles is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Nottingham in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Versailles: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche.
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Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, France — 5 nights

Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France.Its name refers to Saint Yrieix (Aredius).Inhabitants are known as Arédiens. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine and Le Moulin du Got. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Hautefort and Chateau de Jumilhac are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Brantome Police Horses & Friends (in Saint-Pancrace), Grotte de Tourtoirac (in Tourtoirac) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Brantome en Perigord City). There's much more to do: Head underground at Grotte de Villars, contemplate the long history of Forges de Savignac-Ledrier, get a dose of the wild on Asinerie de Beaugarry, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Puyguilhem.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Versailles to Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche. In August, daytime highs in Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lourdes.
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Lourdes, France — 3 nights

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception. Get some historical perspective at Basilique Saint-Pie X and Chateau de Mauvezin. Step out of Lourdes to go to Asson and see Zoo d'asson, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette, take an in-depth tour of Le Petit Lourdes, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lourdes holiday tool.

Drive from Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche to Lourdes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Lary-Soulan.
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Saint-Lary-Soulan, France — 1 night

Saint-Lary-Soulan is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.GeographySaint-Lary is located in Hautes-Pyrénées 80 km south of the département's capital Tarbes, next to the Le Néouvielle Nature Reserve and the Pyrenees National Park and is a 20-minute drive to Spain.SportsSkiingSaint-Lary-Soulan is one of the largest ski resorts in the French Pyrenees with over 100 km of downhill slopes. On the 24th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee du Rioumajou and then take in breathtaking views at Sarrat Evasion.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Lary-Soulan online attractions planner.

Getting from Lourdes to Saint-Lary-Soulan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Canillo.
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Canillo, Andorra — 2 nights

On the 25th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Meritxell, admire the striking features of Casa de la Vall, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Engolasters Lake-Les Pardines Path, and finally examine the collection at Museu Nacional de l'Automobil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Mirador del Roc del Quer, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle de Incles.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Canillo tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Saint-Lary-Soulan to Canillo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.
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Argeles-sur-Mer, France — 2 nights

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 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sentier du Littoral, then enjoy the sand and surf at St-Cyprien Plage, and then explore the activities along Lac de la Raho. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, wander the streets of Quartier du Moure, then cast your line with KapMer, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Saint-Elme.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Argeles-sur-Mer route planner.

You can drive from Canillo to Argeles-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne, France — 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cité de Carcassonne and Chateau Comtal. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathar Castles and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. Go for a jaunt from Carcassonne to Brousses-et-Villaret to see Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Cavayere, Head underground at Grotte de Limousis, and explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne day trip planner.

Drive from Argeles-sur-Mer to Carcassonne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Argeles-sur-Mer in August since evenings lows in Carcassonne dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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