8 days in Occitanie Itinerary

8 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Albi
— 1 day
Drive
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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
— 1 night
Drive
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Lourdes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
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Albi — 1 day

Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy.

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Cardiff, UK to Albi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Albi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cardiff in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Albi, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.
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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie — 1 night

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. On the 31st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Marcilhac, stroll through Chemin de Halage, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cenevieres, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie.

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You can drive from Albi to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Lourdes.
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Lourdes — 2 nights

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Pie X, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, then take an in-depth tour of Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Cirq-Lapopie to Lourdes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Lourdes sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.
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Argeles-sur-Mer — 2 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. On the 3rd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, and then indulge your senses at Domaine des Mathouans. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Jean, step into the grandiose world of Château de Salses, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, and finally wander the streets of Quartier du Moure.

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Traveling by car from Lourdes to Argeles-sur-Mer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lourdes in June, with highs in Argeles-sur-Mer at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 2 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.
On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Chateaux de Lastours and then Head underground at Grotte de Limousis.

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Traveling by car from Argeles-sur-Mer to Carcassonne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Argeles-sur-Mer in June, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Carcassonne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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