12 days in Languedoc-Roussillon Itinerary

12 days in Languedoc-Roussillon Itinerary

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Nimes
— 1 night
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 4 nights
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Rennes-le-Chateau
— 1 night
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Lastours
— 2 nights
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Beziers
— 3 nights

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Nimes

Nimes ©

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes, then make a trip to La Maison Carree, then contemplate the long history of Temple de Diane, and finally take in the views from Pont du Gard. On your second day here, stroll through Espiguette Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nimes trip planner.

Montpellier to Nimes is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in Nimes, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Nimes

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Must see
Espiguette Beach
4.2
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Historic Site
Temple de Diane
4.0

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Argeles-sur-Mer

Argeles-sur-Mer ©
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Family-friendly places like Promenade du Front de Mer and Canyoning Park will thrill your kids. Popular historic sites such as Chateau Royale de Collioure and Fort Saint-Elme are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Argeles-sur-Mer: Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet), Ceret (Musee d'art moderne de Ceret & Can Cago Galerie De La Main De Fer) and Château de Salses (in Salses-Le-Chateau). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean, experience rural life at Ferme de Decouverte Saint-Andre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Village Medieval de Castelnou.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Argeles-sur-Mer trip planning website.

You can drive from Nimes to Argeles-sur-Mer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Rennes-le-Chateau.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Rennes-le-Chateau

Rennes-le-Chateau ©
Rennes-le-Château is a small commune approximately 5 km south of Couiza, in the Aude department in Languedoc in southern France.This small French hilltop village is known internationally, and receives tens of thousands of visitors per year, because of various conspiracy theories, about an alleged buried treasure discovered by its 19th-century priest Bérenger Saunière, the precise nature of which is disputed by those who believe in its existence.HistoryMountains frame both ends of the region—the Cevennes to the northeast and the Pyrenees to the south. On the 13th (Mon), do a tasting at Domaine de Baronarques, see the interesting displays at Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria', then step into the grandiose world of Rennes le chateau, then contemplate the long history of Tour Magdala, and finally examine the collection at Musee Berenger Sauniere.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rennes-le-Chateau trip maker site.

You can drive from Argeles-sur-Mer to Rennes-le-Chateau in 2 hours. Traveling from Argeles-sur-Mer in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Rennes-le-Chateau, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lastours.

Things to do in Rennes-le-Chateau

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

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Rennes le chateau
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Historic Site
Musee Berenger Sauniere
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Observation Deck
Tour Magdala
4.4

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Lastours

Lastours ©
Lastours is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.Lastours is located 12km outside Carcassonne, in the valley of the Orbiel. On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lastours trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rennes-le-Chateau to Lastours takes 1.5 hours. In August in Lastours, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Beziers.

Things to do in Lastours

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Museums

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Must see
Cathar Castles
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Chateau Comtal
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Beziers

Beziers ©
Béziers is a town in Languedoc in southern France. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale St-Just and Espace Georges Brassens. Popular historic sites such as Paroisse Saint Nazaire and Notre-Dame-des-Auzils are in your itinerary. Explore Beziers' surroundings by going to Palais des Archeveques (in Narbonne), Sete (Musee Paul Valery & Mont St-Clair) and Grotte de Clamouse (in Saint-Jean-de-Fos). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, get in on the family fun at Europark, and learn about winemaking at Maison Noilly Prat.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Beziers travel route planner.

Getting from Lastours to Beziers by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Beziers, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Beziers

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

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