29 days in Aude Itinerary

29 days in Aude Itinerary

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Fly to Perpignan-Rivesaltes (Llabanère) Airport, Drive to Port Leucate
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Port Leucate
— 4 nights
Drive
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Axat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 21 nights
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Port Leucate

— 4 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Reserve Africaine de Sigean and La Plagette. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Leucate: Chateau Fabre Cordon (in Peyriac-de-Mer), Chateau Saint-Esteve (in Thezan-des-Corbieres) and La Chapelle des Oubliels (in Portel-des-Corbieres).

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Leucate online day trip planner.

London, UK to Port Leucate is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Port Leucate due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Port Leucate hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Axat.

Things to do in Port Leucate

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Axat

— 3 nights
Axat is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region of southern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Axatois or Axatoises.GeographyAxat is located in Cathar country at the doors of the Aude Pyrenees some 45 km west by north-west of Perpignan and 10 km south-east of Quillan. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Spel Et Eaux. Step out of Axat to go to Cubieres-sur-Cinoble and see Chateau de Cubieres, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Piscine d'Axat, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Puilaurens, take a memorable drive along Gorges de la Pierre-Lys, and explore the activities along Vallee du Rebenty.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Axat journey app.

You can drive from Port Leucate to Axat in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Port Leucate in August, Axat is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Axat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 21 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.
Visiting Eaurizon and Lac de la Cavayere will get you outdoors. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Chateau la Voulte Gasparets (in Boutenac), Etang de Bages-Sigean (in Bages) and Narbonne (Canal de la Robine, Abbaye de Fontfroide, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, do a tasting at Chateau Guery, get interesting insight from 02 Aventure, and hike along Mayronnes Sculpture Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne planner.

Traveling by car from Axat to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. In August in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Aude travel guide

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Castles · Architectural Buildings · Churches
Termed "Cathar Country," Aude is a department between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrénées mountains offering many opportunities to enjoy a wine tasting, go fishing, cycle along the shore or on mountain passes, and tour its many Cathar castles. With 10 natural regions, you are sure to find plenty of things to do, such as watching pink flamingos who congregate to the east, go orchid hunting inland, or hike in the forests with rare peatlands to the north and west. Arts and crafts are popular, and you can watch artisans work at many of the businesses along the A61 and A9. Finally, you can visit the Canal du Midi passing right through Aude on its way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.