11 days in France & Sanremo Itinerary

11 days in France & Sanremo Itinerary

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1
Lourdes, France
— 1 night
2
Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
3
Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
4
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
5
Nice, France
— 1 night
6
Sanremo, Italy
— 2 nights

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night
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Musée de Cire has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, and then explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musée de Cire and then explore the historical opulence of Château de Pau.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lourdes trip website.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiports are Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport, Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Château de Pau
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception
Château de Pau ©
Château de Pau

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Carcassonne, France

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 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Musee de L'Inquisition, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally visit Cité de Carcassonne.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lourdes in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Carcassonne, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Place de la Comedie.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Montpellier itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Cathédrale La Major
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Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major
Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and then wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Calanque de Samena and then make a trip to Chateau d'If.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille online itinerary planner.

Getting from Montpellier to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Avenue Jean Medecin
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Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Avenue Jean Medecin ©
Avenue Jean Medecin

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Musee Matisse and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nice day trip planning app.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sanremo.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites
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Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice
Musee Matisse ©
Musee Matisse
Place Garibaldi ©
Place Garibaldi

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Sanremo, Italy

Sanremo ©
On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Statua della Vittoria. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Concattedrale di San Siro, then stop by La Tana del Bianconiglio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio).

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Traveling by car from Nice to Sanremo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sanremo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanremo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio) ©
Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio)
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) ©
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)
La Tana del Bianconiglio ©
La Tana del Bianconiglio

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