60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Toulouse
— 9 nights
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Lourdes
— 5 nights
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Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via
— 5 nights
Drive
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Perpignan
— 8 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
Drive
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Montpellier
— 8 nights
Drive
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Uzes
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rodez
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cordes-sur-Ciel
— 6 nights
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Toulouse

— 9 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee des Augustins and Cite de l'espace. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of natural History and Musee Departemental de la Resistance & de la Deportation. Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Musee Cap al Campestre (in Lherm), Le Grand Presbytere (in Martres-Tolosane) and Albi (Les Jardins de la Berbie, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, &more). There's much more to do: soak in style at Le Riad du Bien etre, make a trip to Le Capitole, examine the collection at Musee de Cox, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Toulouse trip planning site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Toulouse is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Toulouse is 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February; daily highs in Toulouse reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Lourdes

— 5 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pic Du Midi and Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes. Let the collections at Musee de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Musée de Cire capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Lourdes side-trips: Cauterets (Pont d'Espagne, Caminando, &more), Aquensis (in Bagneres-de-Bigorre) and Tarbes (Musee Massey, Maison Natale du Marechal Foch, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, take an in-depth tour of Le Petit Lourdes, see the interesting displays at Musee de Lourdes, and browse the exhibits of Chateau Fort of Lourdes.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lourdes, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Toulouse to Lourdes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Lourdes sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via.

Things to do in Lourdes

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via

— 5 nights
Appreciate the collections at Le Musee Sans Murs and Musee de la Mine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ermitage Notre-Dame and Evol. Get out of town with these interesting Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via side-trips: Beille & Chioula (in Les Cabannes), Col de Pailheres (in Ascou) and Ax-les-Thermes (Spas, Bureau des Guides des Pyrénées ariégeoises, &more).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lourdes in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Perpignan

— 8 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Get some cultural insight at Centre de Sculpture Romane and Centre International du Photojournalisme. Let the collections at A Cent Metres du Centre du Monde and Museum d'Histoire Naturelle capture your imagination. Explore Perpignan's surroundings by going to Chateau de Peyrepertuse (in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse), Tautavel (Museum of Prehistory Tautavel & Torre del Far) and Maury (Domaine Thunevin Calvet & Les Vignerons de Maury). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean, engage your brain at L'Aude en liberte, make a trip to Castillet, and explore the world behind art at Lac Lieu d'Art Contemporain.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Perpignan online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via to Perpignan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Perpignan sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cité de Carcassonne and Musee De L'ecole. La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco and Musee La Seduction Francaise will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Esperaza (Musee de la Chapellerie & Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria'), Limoux (Church of Saint Martin, Maison Guinot, &more) and Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Rennes-le-Chateau). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Prehistoire Regionale, explore the world behind art at Musee Dom Robert et de la tapisserie du XXe siecle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal.

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Drive from Perpignan to Carcassonne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Montpellier

— 8 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Fabre and Le Pavillon Populaire. You'll explore and learn at Musee Saharien and Espace Dominique Bagouet. Explore Montpellier's surroundings by going to Aigues-Mortes (Chapelle des Penitents blancs d'Aigues-Mortes & Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes), La Maison du Guide de Camargue (in Montcalm) and Eglise Notre-Dame du Lac (in Lunel). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc, examine the collection at Site archeologique Lattara - Musee Henri Prades, get engrossed in the history at Bunker 638, and engage your brain at Musee de Lodeve (Musee Fleury).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Montpellier trip maker app.

Getting from Carcassonne to Montpellier by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Montpellier are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Uzes.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Uzes

— 6 nights
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. Appreciate the collections at Musee 1900 and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Un Siecle de Roulottes and Pont du Gard. Get out of town with these interesting Uzes side-trips: Safari Souterrain Speleo (in Cendras), Pont-Saint-Esprit (Bridge of the Holy Spirit & Musee d'art Sacre du Gard) and Les Amis Du Musee Du Mineur (in La Grand-Combe). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee Albert-Andre, examine the collection at Musee de la Romanite, relax and rejuvenate at Esprit Cosy, and make a trip to Vallée de l'eure.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Uzes online tour planner.

Getting from Montpellier to Uzes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Rodez.

Things to do in Uzes

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rodez

— 5 nights
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Let the collections at Musee Fenaille and Musee Soulages Rodez capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grotte du Pech-Merle and Maison de la Chataigne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rodez: Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie & Saveurs et Safran), Tours du Roc del Thaluc (in Peyrusse-le-Roc) and Eglise Notre Dame de Decazeville (in Decazeville). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee de Javols, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Bisons d'Europe, see the interesting displays at Scénovision de Saint Alban, and explore the engaging exhibits at Le Grenier de Capou.

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Traveling by car from Uzes to Rodez takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, Rodez is a bit cooler than Uzes - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cordes-sur-Ciel.

Things to do in Rodez

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cordes-sur-Ciel

— 6 nights
Le Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain and La Mouniere Maison des Memoires de Septfonds are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Charles Portal and La Villa des Peintres. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cordes-sur-Ciel: La Maison Romane (in Saint-Antonin Noble Val), Chateau Lastours (in Lisle-sur-Tarn) and Montans (Archeosite de Montans & Domaine Carcenac).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordes-sur-Ciel trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Rodez to Cordes-sur-Ciel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rodez in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Cordes-sur-Ciel. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cordes-sur-Ciel

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Occitanie travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles