6 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

6 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Fly to Barcelona, Train to Argeles-sur-Mer
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Fly

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Argeles-sur-Mer

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Fort Saint-Elme, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier du Littoral. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, take a stroll through Quartier du Moure, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnou, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally find something for the whole family at Canyoning Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Argeles-sur-Mer online trip maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Argeles-sur-Mer is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Argeles-sur-Mer. In May, Argeles-sur-Mer is little chillier than Tel Aviv - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 3 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.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, contemplate the long history of Chateaux de Lastours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Rose et Paul.

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

You can drive from Argeles-sur-Mer to Carcassonne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Argeles-sur-Mer in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Carcassonne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips