9 days in South of France Itinerary

9 days in South of France Itinerary

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New York City
Fly:
19​h 45​min
Rodez
— 2 nights
Drive:
2​h 30​min
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:
3​h
Carcassonne
— 1 night
train:
1​h 15​min
Perpignan
— 1 night
Drive:
4​h 45​min
Eze
— 2 nights
Fly:
17​h 15​min
New York City

1
day
Rodez

Rodez is a town and commune in the South of the France, northeast of Toulouse. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez, examine the collection at Musee Soulages, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Belcastel, and finally examine the collection at Musée Fenaille.

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New York City, USA to Rodez is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Rodez due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Rodez to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Rodez

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chateau Belcastel
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez
Chateau Belcastel
Musée Fenaille

2
days
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 21st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Beynac.

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You can drive from Rodez to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sarlat-la-Caneda can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Beynac, The Maison Forte de Reignac
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Vieux Sarlat
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau de Castelnaud

1
day
Carcassonne

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, then explore the historical opulence of Château Comtal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint-Nazaire.

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Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Sightseeing Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

O'Vineyards
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Château Comtal
O'Vineyards
Basilica of Saint-Nazaire

1
day
Perpignan

Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, step into the grandiose world of The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal), steep yourself in history at Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Jean, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Château de Salses.

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Getting from Carcassonne to Perpignan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Eze.

Things to do in Perpignan

Sightseeing Historic Sites

Side Trips

Collioure, Château de Salses
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Château de Salses
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges
The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal)

2
days
Eze

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze and then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate, take a stroll through Le Suquet, then stroll through Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, and finally contemplate the long history of Vieux Eze.

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You can drive from Perpignan to Eze in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. August in Eze sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eze

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Le Suquet, Villa Grecque Kerylos
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Villa Grecque Kerylos
The Church of Èze

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