50 days in Midi-Pyrenees Itinerary

50 days in Midi-Pyrenees Itinerary

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50 days in Midi-Pyrenees Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
1
Auch City
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Lourdes
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Rocamadour
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Conques
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Millau
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Najac
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Cahors
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Toulouse
— 11 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Kelowna

6
nights
Auch City

Auch City ©
Auch is a commune in southwestern France. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedrale Sainte Marie and Abbaye de Flaran. Visit Chateau de Lavardens and Cathedrale Saint Pierre et son Cloitre for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auch City: Larressingle (Le Musee de la Halte du Pelerin & Le Village Fortifie de Larressingle), La Romieu (Collegiale de la Romieu & Les Jardins de Coursiana) and Cathedrale Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais (in Lectoure). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Chateau of Gramont, learn about winemaking at Chateau de Cassaigne, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle du Neouvielle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Auch City trip maker .

Kelowna, Canada to Auch City is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In February in Auch City, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Auch City

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Condom, La Romieu, Trie-sur-Baise, La Villa de Seviac, Eglise Saint-Michel
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Chateau de Lavardens ©
Chateau de Lavardens
Abbaye de Flaran ©
Abbaye de Flaran
Collegiale de la Romieu ©
Collegiale de la Romieu

7
nights
Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Get some cultural insight at Chateau Fort of Lourdes and Basilique Saint-Pie X. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception and Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix. Change things up with these side-trips from Lourdes: Jardin Massey (in Tarbes), Cauterets (Pavillon des Abeilles, Gaube Lake, & more) and Lac D'Estaing (in Estaing). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Le Cachot, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Caminadour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise des Templiers.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lourdes trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Auch City to Lourdes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cauterets, Tarbes, Chapelle Notre-Dame de Pouey-Laun, Mines de Vielle Aure, Les Halles de Bagneres
Highlights from your plan
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Cathedrale Sainte Marie ©
Cathedrale Sainte Marie

4
nights
Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique St-Sauveur and Musee Champollion. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eglise Saint-Pierre and Remparts du Chateau. Get out of town with these interesting Rocamadour side-trips: Place des Ecritures (in Figeac), Grottes de Cougnac (in Payrignac) and Chateau de Montal (in Saint-Jean-Lespinasse). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ville de Martel, explore the world behind art at Chateau des Doyens, explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Castelnau-Bretenoux, and make a trip to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Rocamadour takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Rocamadour sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Conques.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Martel, Carennac, Figeac, La Cascade d'Autoire, Chateau of Castelnau-Bretenoux
Highlights from your plan
Basilique St-Sauveur ©
Basilique St-Sauveur
Chateau de Montal ©
Chateau de Montal
Ville de Martel ©
Ville de Martel

4
nights
Conques

Conques ©
Conques is a former commune in the Aveyron department in southern France, in the Occitanie region. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Village de Conques and Chateau Belcastel. Get some cultural insight at Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy and Musee Fenaille. Explore Conques' surroundings by going to Espalion (Chateau de Calmont d'Olt & Pont Vieux d'Espalion), Musee du Couteau de Laguiole (in Laguiole) and Rodez (Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez, Musee Denys-Puech, & more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Rosaire, appreciate the history behind Statue reliquaire de Sainte Foy, tee off at Golf du Grand Rodez, and explore the stunning scenery at Le Canyon de Bozouls.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Conques travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Conques takes 2 hours. When traveling from Rocamadour in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Conques: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Millau.

Things to do in Conques

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rodez, Espalion, Chateau Belcastel, Musee du Couteau de Laguiole, Cascade de Salles-la-Source
Highlights from your plan
Village de Conques ©
Village de Conques
Chateau Belcastel ©
Chateau Belcastel
Chateau de Calmont d'Olt ©
Chateau de Calmont d'Olt

5
nights
Millau

Millau ©
Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castle of Montaigut and La Couvertoirade. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Brousse le Chateau and St. Eulalie de Cernon are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Millau: Eglise Collegiale de Belmont sur Rance (in Belmont-sur-Rance), Chateau de Saint-Izaire (in Saint-Izaire) and Saint-Affrique (Dolmen de Crassous & Dolmen de Tiergues). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Commanderie Templiere et Hospitaliere de Ste-Eulalie de Cernon, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Melac, take an in-depth tour of Musee des Metiers de la Pierre et de la vie Rurale, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Sylvanes.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Millau trip planning tool .

Getting from Conques to Millau by car takes about 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Najac.

Things to do in Millau

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon, Saint-Affrique, Roquefort Sur Soulzon, Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, Musee des Metiers de la Pierre et de la vie Rurale
Highlights from your plan
Castle of Montaigut ©
Castle of Montaigut
Chateau de Peyrelade ©
Chateau de Peyrelade
St. Eulalie de Cernon ©
St. Eulalie de Cernon

3
nights
Najac

Najac ©
Najac is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France.Najac village is set along a ridge above a bend in the Aveyron River. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Forteresse de Najac and Chateau de Penne. Discover out-of-the-way places like Les Chateaux de Bruniquel and Halle de Cordes-sur-Ciel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Najac: Eglise Saint-Antonin (in Saint-Antonin Noble Val), Musee Marcel Lenoir (in Montricoux) and Chapelle Notre-Dame de Treize-Pierres (in Villefranche-de-Rouergue). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chartreuse Saint-Sauveur, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Saint Chirstophe, step into the grandiose world of Abbaye de Loc-Dieu, and learn about winemaking at Cave St Michel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Najac tour builder site .

You can drive from Millau to Najac in 2 hours. Traveling from Millau in February, expect Najac to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Cahors.

Things to do in Najac

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Collegiale Saint Chirstophe, Chateau de Penne, Chateau de la Reine Margot
Highlights from your plan
Forteresse de Najac ©
Forteresse de Najac
Chateau de Penne ©
Chateau de Penne
Halle de Cordes-sur-Ciel ©
Halle de Cordes-sur-Ciel

7
nights
Cahors

Cahors ©
Almost entirely surrounded by water, Cahors is a lovely medieval peninsular town located in the heart of the red wine country.
Visit Cathedrale Saint-Etienne and Eglise Saint-Barthelemy for their historical value. Chateau de Cenevieres and Chateau Saint-Sernin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cahors: Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac (in Salviac), Domaine Des Sangliers (in Puy-l'Eveque) and Chateau Lacapelle Cabanac (in Lacapelle-Cabanac). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie, explore the historical opulence of Montcuq Castle, learn about winemaking at Villa Cahors Malbec Lounge, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cahors online trip maker .

Getting from Najac to Cahors by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Cahors

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Puy-l'Eveque, Montcuq en Quercy Blanc, Chateau de Cenevieres, Chateau Saint-Sernin
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Saint-Etienne ©
Cathedrale Saint-Etienne
Chateau de Chambert ©
Chateau de Chambert

11
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Couvent des Jacobins and Espace EDF Bazacle. Get some cultural insight at Fondation Bemberg and Quai de la Daurade. Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Albi (Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, Musee de la Mode, & more), Abbaye Saint Pierre (in Moissac) and Cave de Labastide (in Labastide-de-Levis). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of natural History, walk around Chateau Foucaud et parc, take in the views from Pont Neuf, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Saint-Raymond.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Toulouse travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Cahors to Toulouse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Albi, Castres, Gaillac, Foix, Dominik Benz - Createur de vin
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Abbaye Saint Pierre ©
Abbaye Saint Pierre
Mirepoix Cathedral ©
Mirepoix Cathedral