6 days in Dordogne, Lourdes & Biarritz Itinerary

6 days in Dordogne, Lourdes & Biarritz Itinerary

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Fly to Limoges Airport, Drive to Villars
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Villars
— 1 night
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lourdes
— 1 night
Drive
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Biarritz
— 1 night
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Villars

— 1 night
Villars is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Brantome Police Horses & Friends, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Puyguilhem, then relax in the rural setting at Ferme Andrevias, and finally head outdoors with Velorail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Villars trip builder website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Villars is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Stockholm, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Villars, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Villars

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 2 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat.

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Getting from Villars to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Lourdes

— 1 night
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 1st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lourdes trip site.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Lourdes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lourdes can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can drive from Lourdes to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Lourdes in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Biarritz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Dordogne travel guide

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Castles · Caves · Landmarks
Because this region has escaped overdevelopment, Dordogne is one of France's best kept secrets with historical châteaux, medieval fortresses, prehistoric cave paintings, and Roman remains sprinkled throughout. Legendary stone villages with golden stone houses make this region seem a little like a cross between a fairy tale and a movie set. Canoeing down the River Dordogne is a fantastic way to tour the region, and there are many areas where you can walk, hike, and do your sightseeing on foot. This region, which roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord, remains quite rural and known for its wonderful pâtés.