57 days in Occitanie Itinerary

57 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Montpellier
— 6 nights
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Uzes
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
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Perpignan
— 6 nights
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Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via
— 5 nights
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Ax-les-Thermes
— 5 nights
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Bagneres-de-Luchon
— 5 nights
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Lourdes
— 6 nights
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Toulouse
— 9 nights
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Montpellier — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montpellier: Cirque de Navacelles (in Saint-Maurice-Navacelles), Abbaye de Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert (in Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert) and Resurgence de la Vis (in Le Vigan). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and surround yourself with nature on La Maison du Guide de Camargue.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Montpellier holiday planner.

Houston, USA to Montpellier is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in February, things will get little chillier in Montpellier: highs are around 55°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Uzes.
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Find places to stay Feb 5 — 12:

Uzes — 6 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 (Tour Magne, La Maison Carree, &more), Mialet (La Grotte de Trabuc & Pont des Camisards) and Safari Souterrain Speleo (in Cendras). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee 1900, sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie Artisanale Meduz, explore the world behind art at Musee Albert-Andre, and relax and rejuvenate at Esprit Cosy.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Uzes road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Uzes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Uzes are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Carcassonne.
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Find places to stay Feb 12 — 18:

Carcassonne — 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Le Spa Saint Pierre (in Valras-Plage) and SHOW ROOM 16 Paraza (in Paraza). There's much more to do: stop by Cité de Carcassonne, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, steep yourself in history at Chateaux de Lastours, and learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Uzes to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. February in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Perpignan.
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Find places to stay Feb 18 — 25:

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: Phare du Cap Leucate (in Leucate), Port-Vendres (Azimount, Harmonie des Sens, &more) and Fort Saint-Elme (in Collioure). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean, make a trip to Castillet, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve Africaine de Sigean, and have fun and explore at L'Aude en liberte.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Perpignan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Perpignan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Perpignan sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via.
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Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via — 5 nights

Explore Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via's surroundings by going to Les Bains de Saint Thomas (in Fontpedrouse) and Grotte de Fontrabiouse (in Fontrabiouse).

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via trip site.

You can drive from Perpignan to Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ax-les-Thermes.
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Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:

Ax-les-Thermes — 5 nights

Ax-les-Thermes is a commune in the Ariège department in the Occitanie region of south-western France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Axéens or Axéennes.The commune has been awarded one flower by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.GeographyAx-les-Thermes is situated in the Pyrénées, close to Andorra, and stands on the confluence of the Oriège, Ariège and Lauze rivers. Venture out of the city with trips to Parc de la Prehistoire (in Tarascon-sur-Ariege), Voie Verte Foix/St Girons (in Saint-Girons) and Station de Ski Mont D'Olmes (in Lavelanet). There's still lots to do: see the winter wonderland with Bureau des Guides des Pyrénées ariégeoises, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Grotte de Lombrives, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Col du Chioula.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ax-les-Thermes route planner.

You can drive from Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via to Ax-les-Thermes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bagneres-de-Luchon.
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Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:

Bagneres-de-Luchon — 5 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bagneres-de-Luchon: Balnea Centre Thermoludique (in Genos), Lac de Genos-Loudenvielle (in Loudenvielle) and La Maison Du Randonneur (in Saint-Lary-Soulan).

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bagneres-de-Luchon trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Ax-les-Thermes to Bagneres-de-Luchon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lourdes.
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Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

Lourdes — 6 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), Cauterets (Pont d'Espagne & Caminando) and Aquensis (in Bagneres-de-Bigorre). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, make a trip to Moulins de Gedre-Dessus, and contemplate the long history of Basilique Saint-Pie X.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lourdes trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Bagneres-de-Luchon to Lourdes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Lourdes can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Toulouse.
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Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:

Toulouse — 9 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Albi (Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, &more), Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour) and Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip planner.

Getting from Lourdes to Toulouse by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 24 — Apr 2:

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