7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

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7 days in France Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux
1
Bordeaux
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Perigueux
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
3
Domme
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Toulouse
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 15 min
End: Bordeaux

1
night
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 28th (Mon), admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and then don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux vacation builder .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Bergerac-Roumanière Airport and La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Perigueux.

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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror
La Cite du Vin
La Cite du Vin

1
night
Perigueux

Perigueux ©
Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Ferme Andrevias, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Tourtoirac, admire the landmark architecture of Tour Mataguerre, then grab your bike and head to Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle, then browse the exhibits of Vesunna, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Front.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Perigueux travel planner .

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Perigueux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bordeaux in October, Perigueux is little chillier at night with lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Domme.

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Grotte de Tourtoirac, Ferme Andrevias
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Grotte de Tourtoirac ©
Grotte de Tourtoirac
Cathedrale St-Front ©
Cathedrale St-Front
Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle ©
Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle

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Domme

Domme ©
On the 30th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, then look for gifts at La Maison du Foie Gras, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of La Grotte De Domme.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Domme trip builder tool .

Getting from Perigueux to Domme by combination of train and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
La Maison du Foie Gras ©
La Maison du Foie Gras

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Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, appreciate the history behind Statues des Trois Oies, don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, then appreciate the history behind Le Badaud de Sarlat, and finally look for gifts at Cave Philippe Godard.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip planner.

Sarlat-la-Caneda is just a short distance from Domme. October in Sarlat-la-Caneda sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

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Chateau de Beynac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal du Midi, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and finally snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Just, then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Cite Medievale, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

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Cathedrale St-Just, Canal du Midi
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, browse the fresh offerings at Marche Victor Hugo, explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, then contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally don't miss a visit to Place du Capitole.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Toulouse attractions planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Toulouse by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train back home.

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Place du Capitole ©
Place du Capitole
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

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