5 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

5 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Biarritz
— 1 night
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Lourdes
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Toulouse
— 1 night
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Biarritz

— 1 night
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at La Terrasse, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, then get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, and finally meet the residents at Aquarium de Biarritz. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and finally steep yourself in history at Chateau Observatoire Abbadia.

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Dublin, Ireland to Biarritz is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Biarritz. In May, Biarritz is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas

Side Trips

Lourdes

— 1 night
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix.

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Drive from Biarritz to Lourdes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lourdes are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums

Carcassonne

— 1 night

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 4th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, then take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

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Traveling by car from Lourdes to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Toulouse

— 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

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.
On the 5th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Riad du Bien etre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japonais, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins.

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Drive from Carcassonne to Toulouse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Baths · Spas · Parks · Museums