60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Toulouse
— 9 nights
Drive
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Lourdes
— 5 nights
Drive
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Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via
— 5 nights
Drive
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Perpignan
— 8 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
Drive
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Montpellier
— 8 nights
Drive
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Uzes
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rodez
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cordes-sur-Ciel
— 6 nights
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Toulouse

— 9 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee des Augustins and Basilique Saint-Sernin. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cite de l'espace and Fondation Bemberg. Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Albi (Les Jardins de la Berbie, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, &more), Le Grand Presbytere (in Martres-Tolosane) and Musee Cap al Campestre (in Lherm). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of natural History, take an in-depth tour of Musee Saint-Raymond, get in on the family fun at S Room Agency, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Toulouse online route planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Toulouse is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Toulouse, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, with highs in Toulouse at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Lourdes

— 5 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pic Du Midi and Grotte de Massabielle. Let the collections at Musee de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Musée de Cire capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Lourdes side-trips: Cauterets (Pont d'Espagne, Caminando, &more), Aquensis (in Bagneres-de-Bigorre) and Tarbes (Musee Massey, Maison Natale du Marechal Foch, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, get engrossed in the history at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, examine the collection at Le Petit Lourdes, and get a new perspective on nature at Castle Fort Pyrenean Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lourdes day trip planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Lourdes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Lourdes can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via.

Things to do in Lourdes

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via

— 5 nights
Appreciate the collections at Le Musee Sans Murs and Musee de la Mine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ermitage Notre-Dame and Fort Mont Louis. Get out of town with these interesting Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via side-trips: Beille & Chioula (in Les Cabannes), Ax-les-Thermes (Spas, Bureau des Guides des Pyrénées ariégeoises, &more) and Col de Pailheres (in Ascou).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lourdes in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Perpignan

— 8 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Get some cultural insight at Centre de Sculpture Romane and Cathedrale St-Jean. Let the collections at A Cent Metres du Centre du Monde and Centre International du Photojournalisme capture your imagination. Explore Perpignan's surroundings by going to Tautavel (Museum of Prehistory Tautavel & Torre del Far), Maury (Domaine Thunevin Calvet & Les Vignerons de Maury) and Chateau de Peyrepertuse (in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Reserve Africaine de Sigean, learn more about the world around you at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, get great views at Castillet, and see the interesting displays at Musee Archeologique.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Perpignan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via to Perpignan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Perpignan are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 7 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cité de Carcassonne and La Cooperative Collection Ceres Franco. Musee De L'ecole and Musee La Seduction Francaise will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Rennes-le-Chateau), Limoux (Church of Saint Martin, Maison Guinot, &more) and Esperaza (Musee de la Chapellerie & Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria'). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Prehistoire Regionale, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, examine the collection at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, and admire the masterpieces at Arts Buissonniers Outsider Art museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Perpignan to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Montpellier

— 8 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Fabre and Bertrand Bosc. You'll explore and learn at Le Pavillon Populaire and l'Atelier musee Fernand MICHEL Arts brut et singulier. Explore Montpellier's surroundings by going to Eglise Notre-Dame du Lac (in Lunel), La Maison du Guide de Camargue (in Montcalm) and Aigues-Mortes (Chapelle des Penitents blancs d'Aigues-Mortes & Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maison de la Nature, witness the site of a historic battle at Bunker 638, don't miss a visit to Place de la Comedie, and get engrossed in the history at Musee Saharien.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Montpellier travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Montpellier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Montpellier are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Uzes.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Uzes

— 6 nights
Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. Appreciate the collections at Musee 1900 and Musee Albert-Andre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Un Siecle de Roulottes and Pont du Gard. Get out of town with these interesting Uzes side-trips: Les Amis Du Musee Du Mineur (in La Grand-Combe), Pont-Saint-Esprit (Bridge of the Holy Spirit & Musee d'art Sacre du Gard) and Safari Souterrain Speleo (in Cendras). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Haribo Museum, shop like a local with CACN - Centre d'Art Contemporain de Nimes, delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uzes trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Uzes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Rodez.

Things to do in Uzes

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rodez

— 5 nights
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Let the collections at Musee Fenaille and Scénovision de Saint Alban capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Soulages Rodez and Grotte du Pech-Merle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rodez: Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie & Saveurs et Safran), Eglise Notre Dame de Decazeville (in Decazeville) and Tours du Roc del Thaluc (in Peyrusse-le-Roc). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Musee de Javols, learn more about the world around you at Le Grenier de Capou, explore the historical opulence of Musee des Metiers de la Pierre et de la vie Rurale, and stroll through Reserve Bisons d'Europe.

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Traveling by car from Uzes to Rodez takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Uzes in March, things will get a bit cooler in Rodez: highs are around 13°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cordes-sur-Ciel.

Things to do in Rodez

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cordes-sur-Ciel

— 6 nights
Musee Charles Portal and La Mouniere Maison des Memoires de Septfonds are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Le Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain and Archeosite de Montans. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cordes-sur-Ciel: La Maison Romane (in Saint-Antonin Noble Val), Domaine Carcenac (in Montans) and Chateau Lastours (in Lisle-sur-Tarn).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordes-sur-Ciel trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Rodez to Cordes-sur-Ciel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rodez in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Cordes-sur-Ciel. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cordes-sur-Ciel

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Occitanie travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles