16 days in South of France Itinerary

16 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Drive to Rodez
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Rodez
— 1 night
Drive
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rochefort
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orange
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rodez

Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. On the 17th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez and then examine the collection at Musee Fenaille. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Belcastel, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Soulages Rodez.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Rodez is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Rodez: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Rodez

Historic Sites · Museums

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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte du Grand Roc, contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Beynac, and finally don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Rouffignac, then step into the grandiose world of The Maison Forte de Reignac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, and finally Head underground at Grotte de Font de Gaume.

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You can drive from Rodez to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rochefort.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Roc de Cazelle ©
Must see
Roc de Cazelle
4.3

2
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Rochefort

Rochefort is a commune in southwestern France, a port on the Charente estuary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Fort Vauban, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Saintes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, then steep yourself in history at Fort Louvois, then meet the residents at Le Parc Myocastors, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Boyard.

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Drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Rochefort in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in July, you will find days in Rochefort are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Rochefort

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Fort Vauban ©
Must see
Fort Vauban
4.3
Fort Louvois ©
Must see
Fort Louvois
4.6

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Carcassonne

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 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), pause for some serene contemplation at Mirepoix Cathedral, then examine the collection at Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria', and finally make a trip to Rennes le chateau.

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Traveling by car from Rochefort to Carcassonne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rochefort in July, you will find days in Carcassonne are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cathar Castles ©
Must see
Cathar Castles
4.8
Chateau Comtal ©
Must see
Chateau Comtal
4.4

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Argeles-sur-Mer

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Fort Saint-Elme, then steep yourself in history at Chateau Royale de Collioure, and finally stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnou, then explore the striking landscape at Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, then take in the history at Château de Salses, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier du Littoral.

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Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Argeles-sur-Mer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Argeles-sur-Mer are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Orange.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Fort Saint-Elme ©
Must see
Fort Saint-Elme
4.4

2
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Orange

Orange is a commune in the Vaucluse Department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, about 21km north of Avignon. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Grignan, visit La Ferme aux Crocodiles, then explore the ancient world of Forteresse de Mornas, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Le Pont d'Arc, examine the collection at Domaine Lavandais - Musee de la Lavande, and then Head underground at Escale Aventure.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Orange route planning site.

You can drive from Argeles-sur-Mer to Orange in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Orange sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Orange

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Escale Aventure ©
Must see
Escale Aventure
4.8
Le Pont d'Arc ©
Must see
Le Pont d'Arc
4.6

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Bonifacio, Corsica

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bastion de L'Etendard, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then stop by KOCOTTE, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte Croix, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage De Roccapina, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Tonnara Beach, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

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Fly from Orange to Bonifacio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. July in Bonifacio sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Plage De Roccapina
Must see
Plage De Roccapina
4.5

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