26 days in Occitanie Itinerary

26 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Lourdes
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Lourdes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Toulouse
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uzes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montpellier
— 4 nights
Drive
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Perpignan
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne
— 5 nights
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Lourdes

— 3 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Explore Lourdes' surroundings by going to Pic Du Midi (in La Mongie) and Cauterets (Pont d'Espagne & Gaube Lake). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception.

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Toronto, Canada to Lourdes is an approximately 13-hour combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Lourdes, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Lourdes are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Toulouse

— 4 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Explore Toulouse's surroundings by going to Escape Game S Room Agency (in Montauban), Albi (Les Jardins de la Berbie, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, &more) and Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, engage your brain at Aeroscopia, steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins, and make a trip to Le Capitole.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Toulouse road trip app.

You can drive from Lourdes to Toulouse in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Toulouse are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Toulouse

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rocamadour

— 3 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Explore Rocamadour's surroundings by going to Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac (in Salviac), Chapelle des Penitents Noirs (in Villefranche-de-Rouergue) and Tours du Roc del Thaluc (in Peyrusse-le-Roc). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse, get outside with Oliv'Air, L'air des Vasques du Quercy, Head underground at Gouffre de Padirac, and get curious at Grotte du Pech-Merle.

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Drive from Toulouse to Rocamadour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Toulouse in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rocamadour, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Uzes.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Uzes

— 3 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. Get out of town with these interesting Uzes side-trips: Nimes (Jardins de la Fontaine, La Maison Carree, &more), Musee du Desert (in Mialet) and La Bambouseraie en Cevennes (in Generargues). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Un Siecle de Roulottes, awaken your taste buds at Winery Plus Tours, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie Artisanale Meduz, and take an in-depth tour of Musee 1900.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Uzes online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Uzes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rocamadour in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Uzes, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Uzes

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Tours

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montpellier: Seaquarium (in Le Grau-du-Roi), Aigues-Mortes (Mas de la Comtesse, Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, &more) and Millau (Parasailing & Paragliding & Viaduc de Millau). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, make a trip to Domaine Preignes Le Vieux, take in breathtaking views at Gorges du Tarn, and wander the streets of Place de la Comedie.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Montpellier itinerary planner.

You can drive from Uzes to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In October in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

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Perpignan

— 3 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Explore Perpignan's surroundings by going to Narbonne (Abbaye de Fontfroide & Cathedrale St-Just) and Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Jean, explore the striking landscape at Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, get great views at Castillet, and walk around Promenade du Front de Mer.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Perpignan trip maker.

Getting from Montpellier to Perpignan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Perpignan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Perpignan

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Carcassonne

— 5 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.
Carcassonne is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vincent de Carcassonne.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne trip planner.

Drive from Perpignan to Carcassonne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

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