30 days in Occitanie Itinerary

30 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Toulouse
— 3 nights
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Rocamadour
— 4 nights
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Saint-Lary-Soulan
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet
— 3 nights
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Mons
— 2 nights
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Millau
— 4 nights
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Uzes
— 3 nights
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Montpellier
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Toulouse

Toulouse ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Porte du Vainqueur (in Cordes-sur-Ciel), Janie Chocolaterie (in Le Sequestre) and Albi (Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile & Pont Vieux). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, explore the historical opulence of Site de Latour, and steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulouse day trip planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Toulouse is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in September: high temperatures in Toulouse hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Science Museum
Cite de l'espace
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World heritage site
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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Religious Site
Basilique Saint-Sernin
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Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Venture out of the city with trips to Carennac Aventure (in Carennac), Grotte du Pech-Merle (in Cabrerets) and Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac (in Salviac). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse, Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gouffre de Padirac, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rocamadour day trip website.

You can drive from Toulouse to Rocamadour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Toulouse in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Rocamadour, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Lary-Soulan.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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Wildlife Area
La Foret des Singes
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Wildlife Area
Rocher des Aigles
4.3

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Saint-Lary-Soulan

Saint-Lary-Soulan ©
Saint-Lary-Soulan is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.GeographySaint-Lary is located in Hautes-Pyrénées 80 km south of the département's capital Tarbes, next to the Le Néouvielle Nature Reserve and the Pyrenees National Park and is a 20-minute drive to Spain.SportsSkiingSaint-Lary-Soulan is one of the largest ski resorts in the French Pyrenees with over 100 km of downhill slopes. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the sights as you ascend with Passion Montagne, then identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle du Neouvielle, and then grab your bike and head to La Maison du Randonneur. Here are some ideas for day two: skim along the rocks with Canyoning Saint-Lary and then identify plant and animal life at Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Lary-Soulan vacation builder.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Saint-Lary-Soulan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Saint-Lary-Soulan

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning Saint-Lary
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Climbing Tour
Passion Montagne
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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 out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Dinosarium (in Torreilles), Leucate Jet Ski (in Port Leucate) and La Cave Rouge, Live Escape Game (in Thuir). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, and explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Saint-Lary-Soulan to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet

Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet ©
Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographySaint-Paul-de-Fenouillet is located in the canton of La Vallée de l'Agly and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.Government and politicsMayorsInternational relationsSaint-Paul-de-Fenouillet is twinned with the town of Ennis in the Republic of Ireland.Sites of interest The church of the chapter of Saint-Paul, built between the 14th and 17th centuries and protected as a monument historique since 1989. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet: Estany de Vallserra (in Les Angles), Gorges de la Guillera (in Rodes) and Chateau de Peyrepertuse (in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with Oxygen Aventure, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Queribus, take in the dramatic natural features at Roc Cornut, and walk around Parc Aventure Font Romeu.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet travel route builder.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mons.

Things to do in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

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Water Body
Estany de Vallserra
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River Rafting / Tubing
Oxygen Aventure
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Architectural Building
Chateau de Peyrepertuse
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Mons

Mons ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at Arbracadabranche Parc Aventure/Caroux, take in the dramatic scenery at Gorges d'Heric, and then discover the deep blue sea with Terre Liquide. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musee Departemental du Textile, explore the fascinating underground world of LA FILEUSE DE VERRE- GROTTE DE LA DEVEZE, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Prehistoire Regionale, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Source du Frejo.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Mons online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet to Mons in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Millau.

Things to do in Mons

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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Must see
Terre Liquide
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Valley
Gorges d'Heric
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Millau

Millau ©

Leather Capital of France

Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Millau: Rodez (Musee Soulages Rodez & Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez), Le Saltadou- Panorama de St Chely du Tarn (in Sainte-Enimie) and Aven Armand (in Hures-la-Parade). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at Antipodes Sport Nature, take in the views from Viaduc de Millau, skim along the rocks with Acro-Bat Millau, and get a new perspective on things with Les Bateliers des Gorges du Tarn.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Millau trip planner.

Getting from Mons to Millau by car takes about 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mons in September; daily highs in Millau reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Uzes.

Things to do in Millau

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Off-Road Tour
Millau Natura Quad
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Uzes

Uzes ©
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Uzes: La Bambouseraie en Cevennes (in Generargues), Nimes (Tour Magne, La Maison Carree, &more) and Grotte de la Salamandre (in Mejannes-le-Clap). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Pont du Gard, scramble along the landscape with Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard, examine the collection at Haribo Museum, and get outside with Camin - Cevennes.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Uzes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Millau to Uzes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Millau in September, expect Uzes to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Uzes

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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World heritage site
Pont du Gard
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard
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Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montpellier: Domaine Enclos de la Croix (in Lansargues), Aigues-Mortes (Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, &more) and Seaquarium (in Le Grau-du-Roi). And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with Escal'OSud, shop like a local with Place de la Comedie, observe the fascinating underwater world at Planet Ocean Montpellier, and zoom along the surf with Jet evasion 34.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Montpellier online road trip planner.

You can drive from Uzes to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

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Climbing Tour
Escal'OSud
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Art Museum
Musee Fabre
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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
Manade Vitou de Fontmarie
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