12 days in Le Grau-du-Roi, Carcassonne Center & Gironde Itinerary

12 days in Le Grau-du-Roi, Carcassonne Center & Gironde Itinerary

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12 days in Le Grau-du-Roi, Carcassonne Center & Gironde Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Le Grau-du-Roi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Saint-Loubes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Le Teich
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Le Grau-du-Roi

Le Grau-du-Roi ©
Le Grau-du-Roi is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. On the 1st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, and then meet the residents at Seaquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, then explore the ancient world of Arenes de Nimes, and finally step into the grandiose world of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Le Grau-du-Roi day trip website .

London, UK to Le Grau-du-Roi is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London to Le Grau-du-Roi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Le Grau-du-Roi reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Le Grau-du-Roi

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nimes, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes
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Seaquarium ©
Seaquarium
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then explore the historical opulence of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Carcassonne Center day trip planner .

Getting from Le Grau-du-Roi to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint-Loubes.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Lac de la Cavayere ©
Lac de la Cavayere

3
nights
Saint-Loubes

Saint-Loubes ©
Saint-Loubès is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Kids will enjoy Chateau de Bridoire and Le Chateau des Enigmes. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Loubes: Les Antilles de Jonzac (in Jonzac), Lac de Gurson (in Villefranche-de-Lonchat) and Golf des Vigiers (in Monestier). It doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Chateau de Reignac.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Loubes online journey planner .

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Saint-Loubes by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August in Saint-Loubes, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Le Teich.

Things to do in Saint-Loubes

Outdoors Theme Parks Golf

Side Trips

Lac de Gurson, Chateau de Bridoire, Le Chateau des Enigmes de Pons, Golf des Vigiers, Les Antilles de Jonzac
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Lac de Gurson ©
Lac de Gurson
Chateau de Bridoire ©
Chateau de Bridoire
Les Antilles de Jonzac ©
Les Antilles de Jonzac

5
nights
Le Teich

Le Teich
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Réserve Ornithologique du Teich and Zoo Bassin d'Arcachon. Get out of town with these interesting Le Teich side-trips: Ecomuseum Marquèze (in Sabres) and Cap-Ferret (Le Phare du Cap Ferret, Chapel of the Algerian villa, & more).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Le Teich travel planner.

You can drive from Saint-Loubes to Le Teich in an hour. In August in Le Teich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Le Teich

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gujan-Mestras, Lege-Cap-Ferret, La Teste-de-Buch, Ecomuseum Marquèze
Highlights from your plan
Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Parc de la Coccinelle ©
Parc de la Coccinelle