8 days in Occitanie Itinerary

8 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive
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Ceret
— 1 night
Drive
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Montpellier
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 1 night
Drive
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Toulouse
— 1 night
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Carcassonne — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then stop by Cité de Carcassonne, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire. On your second day here, Head underground at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, then explore the activities along Lac de Cavayere, and then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne vacation planner.

Manchester, UK to Carcassonne is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Carcassonne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in June, expect Carcassonne to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Ceret.
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Ceret — 1 night

Céret is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Marie, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then do a tasting at Domaine Treloar Vineyard and Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ceret online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Ceret by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Montpellier.
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Montpellier — 3 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: Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes), Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard) and Nimes (Jardins de la Fontaine & La Maison Carree). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St. Pierre, explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Ceret to Montpellier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Rocamadour.
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Rocamadour — 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, and then steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rocamadour trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Rocamadour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Montpellier in June, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Rocamadour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Toulouse.
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Toulouse — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Le Capitole, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Toulouse trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Toulouse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Toulouse are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums