23 days in Languedoc-Roussillon Itinerary

23 days in Languedoc-Roussillon Itinerary

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Montpellier
— 4 nights
Drive
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Uzes
— 4 nights
Drive
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Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via
— 3 nights
Drive
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Perpignan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 5 nights
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Montpellier — 4 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Get out of town with these interesting Montpellier side-trips: Le Grau-du-Roi (Seaquarium, Espiguette Beach, &more), Mont St-Clair (in Sete) and Aigues-Mortes (Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, shop like a local with Place de la Comedie, and see the interesting displays at Le Pavillon Populaire.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Montpellier trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Montpellier is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect nights in Montpellier to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Uzes.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
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Uzes — 4 nights

Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uzes: Nimes (Musee de la Romanite, La Maison Carree, &more), L'Arene des Bieres (in Marguerittes) and Musee Albert-Andre (in Bagnols-sur-Ceze). There's much more to do: take in the views from Pont du Gard, explore the engaging exhibits at Musee 1900, learn about winemaking at La Gramiere - Wine Truck, and look for gifts at Brasserie Artisanale Meduz.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uzes holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Uzes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Montpellier, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Uzes, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via.
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trips
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Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via — 3 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Les Bains de Saint Thomas (in Fontpedrouse) and Grotte de Fontrabiouse (in Fontrabiouse).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via road trip planning app.

You can drive from Uzes to Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Uzes, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Perpignan.
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Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
Side Trips
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Perpignan — 6 nights

Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perpignan: Narbonne (Abbaye de Fontfroide, Vie D'oc, &more), Etang Du Doul Et De La Saline (in Peyriac-de-Mer) and Terra Vinea (in Portel-des-Corbieres). The adventure continues: make a trip to Cathedrale St-Jean, contemplate the long history of Castillet, step into the grandiose world of Château de Salses, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Perpignan day trip website.

You can drive from Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via to Perpignan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Carcassonne — 5 nights

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.
Carcassonne is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops, and get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Carcassonne attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Perpignan to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perpignan in December: highs in Carcassonne hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods
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