15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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Bordeaux
— 1 night
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 2 nights
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Padirac
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 1 day

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©

The Port of the Moon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): make a trip to The Water Mirror, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, then do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, and then do a tasting at Chateau Beaurang.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux trip itinerary tool.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Bordeaux is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

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Chateau Cantenac
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World heritage site
Place de la Bourse
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Religious Site
St. Andre Cathedral
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, and finally Head underground at Grotte du Grand Roc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Font de Gaume, then examine the collection at Lascaux Caves 4, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lascaux II, and finally contemplate the long history of Le Regourdou.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip planning app.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Padirac.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Padirac

Padirac ©
On the 5th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, see the interesting displays at Insectopia, then admire the striking features of Chateau of Castelnau-Bretenoux, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at La Cascade d'Autoire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ville de Martel, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre, look for gifts at Le couteau de Correze, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Turenne, and finally get to know the resident critters at Reptiland.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Padirac road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Padirac takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Padirac sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Historic Walking Area
Ville de Martel
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Architectural Building
Chateau of Castelnau-Bretenoux
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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

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 some cultural insight at Cité de Carcassonne and Chateaux de Lastours. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: La Chapelle des Oubliels (in Portel-des-Corbieres), Cathedrale St-Just (in Narbonne) and Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean). The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune, and learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne route planning website.

Traveling by car from Padirac to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, visit La Ferme aux Crocodiles, and then contemplate the long history of Cathedrale Notre Dame et Saint Paul. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Gorges de l'Ardeche, then explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, and then indulge your taste buds at Clos de L'Abbe Dubois.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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Avignon

Avignon ©

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 12th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Moulin CastelaS, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then take in the views from Pont du Gard.

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You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marseille.

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Palais des Papes
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World heritage site
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
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Marseille

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then wander the streets of The Panier, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip tool.

You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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