8 days in Occitanie Itinerary

8 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Toulouse
— 1 night
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Niaux
— 1 night
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Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
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Padirac
— 1 night
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Nimes
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Toulouse trip itinerary maker tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Toulouse is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Toulouse due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Toulouse, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Niaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Room Escape Games
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

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Niaux

Niaux ©
Niaux is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.Located on the right banks of the Vicdessos river, Niaux is best known for the Cave of Niaux. On the 21st (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Foix, take an in-depth tour of Parc de la Prehistoire, and then Head underground at Grotte de Niaux.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Niaux vacation builder.

Drive from Toulouse to Niaux in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Niaux

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux
Parc de la Prehistoire ©
Parc de la Prehistoire
Chateau de Foix ©
Chateau de Foix

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Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne and then wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Le Parc Australien, and then explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Niaux to Carcassonne Center in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Padirac.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Lac de la Cavayere ©
Lac de la Cavayere
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©

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Padirac

Padirac ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get outside with Les Grottes de Presque and then Head underground at Gouffre de Padirac.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Padirac day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Padirac takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Padirac can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nimes.

Things to do in Padirac

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Les Grottes de Presque ©
Les Grottes de Presque
Gouffre de Padirac ©
Gouffre de Padirac

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Nimes

Nimes ©

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes, explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, then have fun and explore at Musee 1900, and finally paddle through the water with Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, then don't miss a visit to Pont du Gard, and then examine the collection at Haribo Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nimes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Padirac to Nimes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nimes when traveling from Padirac in May, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nimes

Museums · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Haribo Museum ©
Haribo Museum
Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard ©
Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes