8 days in Occitanie Itinerary

8 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Montpellier
— 1 night
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Narbonne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Perpignan
— 2 nights

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Montpellier

— 1 night
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, observe the fascinating underwater world at Planet Ocean Montpellier, and then wander the streets of Place de la Comedie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to La Maison Carree, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seaquarium.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Montpellier travel planning site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport, Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport and Béziers-Vias Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Wildlife

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Carcassonne

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Le Parc Australien, explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canal du Midi, and then visit Cité de Carcassonne.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Montpellier to Carcassonne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Narbonne.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Narbonne

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the South

The Mediterranean city of Narbonne links to the nearby Canal du Midi and the Aude River by the Canal de la Robine, which runs through the center of town.
On the 18th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Reserve Africaine de Sigean, admire the landmark architecture of Abbaye de Fontfroide, and then experience rural life at Domaine de Sainte Marthe. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles de Narbonne, make a trip to The nine Locks of Fonseranes, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Just.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Narbonne day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Narbonne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Narbonne sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Narbonne

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Perpignan

— 2 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer and then head outdoors with Navivoile. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, take some stellar pictures from Castillet, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale St-Jean, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Perpignan trip builder.

Getting from Narbonne to Perpignan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perpignan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Occitanie travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles