60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Occitanie route planner

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Toulouse
— 8 nights
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Rocamadour
— 5 nights
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Lourdes
— 7 nights
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 6 nights
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Montpellier
— 8 nights
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Uzes
— 6 nights
Drive
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Millau
— 7 nights
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Rodez
— 5 nights
Drive to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Fly to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport

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Toulouse

— 8 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee des Augustins and Cite de l'espace. Get some historical perspective at Basilique Saint-Sernin and Church of Les Jacobins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toulouse: Cagnac-les-Mines (Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche & Musee-Mine Departemental), Albi (Les Jardins de la Berbie, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, &more) and Musee du Saut du Tarn (in Saint-Juery). The adventure continues: make a trip to Le Capitole, see the interesting displays at Museum of natural History, take an in-depth tour of Musee Charles Portal, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicolas Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Toulouse planning site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Toulouse is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Toulouse due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, expect Toulouse to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 9:

Rocamadour

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Cite Religieuse and Ville de Martel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac and Musee Zadkine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rocamadour: Chateau de Montclera (in Montclera), Domaine Des Sangliers (in Puy-l'Eveque) and Chateau of Assier (in Assier). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gouffre de Padirac, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St-Pierre-Toirac Church, engage your brain at Grotte du Pech-Merle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique St-Sauveur.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rocamadour online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Rocamadour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Rocamadour, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

Lourdes

— 7 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Visit Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Grotte de Massabielle for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception and Basilique Saint-Pie X. Change things up with these side-trips from Lourdes: Artotheque de Gondrin (in Gondrin), Musee Archeologique / Le Tresor d'Eauze (in Eauze) and Musee du Paysan Gascon (in Toujouse). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, get a new perspective on nature at Castle Fort Pyrenean Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Piétat, and see the interesting displays at Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lourdes trip planner.

Drive from Rocamadour to Lourdes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lourdes are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 21:

Carcassonne

— 7 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Abbaye de Soreze and La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco. Cité de Carcassonne and O'Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Chateau la Voulte Gasparets (in Boutenac), Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret) and Musee Hurepel (in Minerve). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, get engrossed in the history at Musee La Seduction Francaise, step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip planner.

Drive from Lourdes to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 28:

Argeles-sur-Mer

— 6 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. Abbaye de Fontfroide and Chateau de Queribus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Cathedrale St-Jean and Chapelle Saint-Paul will appeal to history buffs. Explore Argeles-sur-Mer's surroundings by going to Can Cago Galerie De La Main De Fer (in Ceret), Phare du Cap Leucate (in Leucate) and Chateau d'Aguilar (in Tuchan). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Castillet, learn about winemaking at Domaine Mas Bécha, learn about all things military at Site House, Museum Of Catalan boats, and take in panoramic vistas at Tour Madeloc.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Argeles-sur-Mer tour planning site.

Drive from Carcassonne to Argeles-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 3:

Montpellier

— 8 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 explore and learn at Musee Fabre and Espace Dominique Bagouet. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bertrand Bosc and Salin d'Aigues-Mortes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montpellier: Le Belvedere de la Criee du Grau d'Agde (in Le Grau d'Agde), Aigues-Mortes (Chapelle de la Confrerie des Penitents-Gris, Place Saint Louis, &more) and Musee Ephebe (in Cap-d'Agde). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, see some colorful creatures with Terre Liquide, take an in-depth tour of Bunker 638, and examine the collection at Museum and Conservatory of Anatomy,.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Montpellier journey tool.

Traveling by car from Argeles-sur-Mer to Montpellier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Uzes.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 11:

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 a sense of the local culture at Un Siecle de Roulottes and Pont du Gard. Popular historic sites such as La Maison Carree and Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Et-Saint-Castor de Nimes are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Uzes: Domaine de la Mordoree (in Tavel), Eglise Saint-Roch (in Aigueze) and Domaine du Serre-Biau (in Saint-Victor-la-Coste). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee 1900, admire the landmark architecture of Monastere de Solan, admire the natural beauty at La Bambouseraie en Cevennes, and examine the collection at Les Amis Du Musee Du Mineur.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uzes trip planner.

You can drive from Montpellier to Uzes in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Millau.

Things to do in Uzes

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:

Millau

— 7 nights

Leather Capital of France

Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eglise Saint Etienne de Cantobre and Museum of Millau. Your inner history buff will appreciate Commanderie Templiere et Hospitaliere du Larzac and Musee des Metiers de la Pierre et de la vie Rurale. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee de Javols (in Javols), Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Cenaret (in Saint-Chely-du-Tarn) and Château de la Baume (in Prinsuejols). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Arts Buissonniers Outsider Art museum, see the interesting displays at Scénovision de Saint Alban, snap pictures at Viaduc de Millau, and take in breathtaking views at Cirque de Navacelles.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Millau trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Uzes to Millau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uzes in June; daily highs in Millau reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rodez.

Things to do in Millau

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 24:

Rodez

— 5 nights
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Visit Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez and Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee Soulages Rodez and Chateau de Cenevieres. Explore Rodez's surroundings by going to Musee du Patrimoine Industriel et Minier ASPIBD (in Decazeville), Musee Municipal Urbain Cabrol (in Villefranche-de-Rouergue) and Mémorail Quercy Vapeur (in Saint-Gery). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Forteresse de Najac, see the interesting displays at Terra Olt, get to know the fascinating history of Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rodez itinerary planner.

Getting from Millau to Rodez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Rodez, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rodez

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

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