9 days in Aude Itinerary

9 days in Aude Itinerary

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Fly to Carcassonne Airport, Drive to Lastours
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Lastours
— 1 night
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Narbonne
— 1 night
Drive
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Cucugnan
— 1 night
Drive
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Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse
— 1 night
Drive
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Rennes-le-Chateau
— 1 night
Drive to Carcassonne Airport, Fly to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

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Lastours

— 1 night
Lastours is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.Lastours is located 12km outside Carcassonne, in the valley of the Orbiel. You've now added Chateaux de Lastours to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Limousis, and then explore the activities along Lac de Pradelles-Cabardes.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lastours tour itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Lastours is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Lastours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in May: high temperatures in Lastours hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lastours

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 2 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.
You've added Memorial House (Maison des Memoires), La Cite Medievale, Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 4th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, then take in the exciting artwork at Cooperative Artisanale de la Cite - Le Vieux Lavoir, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of La Cite Medievale, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, step into the grandiose world of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial House (Maison des Memoires).

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip itinerary planning site.

Carcassonne is just a short distance from Lastours. In May, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Narbonne.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Narbonne

— 1 night

Crossroads of the South

The Mediterranean city of Narbonne links to the nearby Canal du Midi and the Aude River by the Canal de la Robine, which runs through the center of town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Abbaye de Fontfroide. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musee Archeologique, then get outside with Etang Du Doul Et De La Saline, then steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Fontfroide, and finally get outside with Canal de Jonction.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Narbonne trip tool.

Drive from Carcassonne to Narbonne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Narbonne, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cucugnan.

Things to do in Narbonne

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cucugnan

— 1 night
Cucugnan is a commune in the Aude department in southern France, approximately 29.5km north-west of Perpignan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau de Queribus. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Moulin d'Omer, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Queribus, then do a tasting at Les Vignerons de Maury, and finally explore the galleries of Museum of Prehistory Tautavel.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cucugnan road trip site.

You can drive from Narbonne to Cucugnan in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cucugnan are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse.

Things to do in Cucugnan

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau de Peyrepertuse as well as Gorges du Verdouble. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Gorges de Galamus, get outside with Gorges du Verdouble, and then admire the striking features of Chateau de Peyrepertuse.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse day trip app.

Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse is very close to Cucugnan. In May, daily temperatures in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rennes-le-Chateau.

Things to do in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rennes-le-Chateau

— 1 night
Rennes-le-Château is a small commune approximately 5 km south of Couiza, in the Aude department in Languedoc in southern France.This small French hilltop village is known internationally, and receives tens of thousands of visitors per year, because of various conspiracy theories, about an alleged buried treasure discovered by its 19th-century priest Bérenger Saunière, the precise nature of which is disputed by those who believe in its existence.HistoryMountains frame both ends of the region—the Cevennes to the northeast and the Pyrenees to the south. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Rennes le chateau.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rennes-le-Chateau trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse to Rennes-le-Chateau in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Rennes-le-Chateau are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rennes-le-Chateau

Historic Sites
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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.