8 days in Occitanie Itinerary

8 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Fly to Carcassonne Airport, Drive to Limoux
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Limoux
— 1 day
Drive
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Foix
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
— 1 night
Drive
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Fly

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Limoux

— 1 day
Limoux is a commune and subprefecture in the Aude department, a part of the ancient Languedoc province and the present-day Occitanie region in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Rennes le chateau and then do a tasting at Maison Guinot.

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Manchester, UK to Limoux is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in October, expect Limoux to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Foix.

Things to do in Limoux

Historic Sites · Wineries

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Foix

— 1 night
Foix is a commune, the former capital of the County of Foix. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Foix and then Head underground at Grotte de Niaux.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Foix online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Limoux to Foix in 1.5 hours. October in Foix sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Foix

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur.

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You can drive from Foix to Rocamadour in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Foix in October, Rocamadour is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

— 1 night
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cenevieres, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chemin de Halage, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Cirq-Lapopie road trip site.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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Argeles-sur-Mer

— 1 night
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 13th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate the long history of Fort Saint-Elme, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, and finally take a stroll through Quartier du Moure.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Argeles-sur-Mer trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Cirq-Lapopie to Argeles-sur-Mer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Argeles-sur-Mer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

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Carcassonne

— 3 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.
Cité de Carcassonne and Eglise St. Vincent will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau Comtal and Carcassonne Cathedral. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours, and learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Argeles-sur-Mer to Carcassonne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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Occitanie travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles