18 days in Lyon, South of France & Chalon-sur-Saone Itinerary

18 days in Lyon, South of France & Chalon-sur-Saone Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lyon
— 1 night
2
Grignan
— 2 nights
3
Montpellier
— 3 nights
4
Cap-d'Agde
— 3 nights
5
Sigean
— 2 nights
6
Carcassonne
— 1 night
7
Toulouse
— 2 nights
8
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 2 nights
9
Chalon-sur-Saone
— 1 night


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night
Lyon

Lyon
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lyon day trip tool.

Vitry-sur-Seine to Lyon is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Vitry-sur-Seine in July, you will find days in Lyon are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Grignan.

Things to do in Lyon

Fun & Games Outdoors Nightlife

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Grignan

Grignan
Grignan is a commune in the Drôme department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.It has a magnificent Renaissance castle and is mentioned in the letters that Madame de Sévigné wrote to her daughter, Madame de Grignan, in the 17th century.GeographyGrignan is located in the south of the Drôme department, near the border of the neighbouring Vaucluse department, and close to Mont Ventoux, the highest mountain in Provence.To visit Grignan, take the A7 autoroute and use either exit #18, Montélimar Sud, or #19, Bollène.AgricultureThe main crops produced in the area are lavender, truffles, wheat, and sunflowers. To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grignan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lyon to Grignan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Montpellier.

Things to do in Grignan

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Montpellier

Montpellier
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Montpellier route tool.

Getting from Grignan to Montpellier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cap-d'Agde.

Things to do in Montpellier

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Cap-d'Agde

Cap-d'Agde
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cap-d'Agde tour planner.

Drive from Montpellier to Cap-d'Agde in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sigean.

Things to do in Cap-d'Agde

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Sigean

Sigean
Sigean is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigean travel planner.

Drive from Cap-d'Agde to Sigean in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sigean

Outdoors Tours Wineries

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne
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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip app.

Traveling by car from Sigean to Carcassonne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Toulouse

Toulouse
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Toulouse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Toulouse

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip planning app.

Drive from Toulouse to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chalon-sur-Saone.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone
Chalon-sur-Saône is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.It is a sub-prefecture of the department. Planning Chalon-sur-Saone trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Chalon-sur-Saone in 4 hours. In July, Chalon-sur-Saone is slightly colder than Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chalon-sur-Saone

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

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