12 days in Occitanie Itinerary

12 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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12 days in Occitanie Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Aigues-Mortes
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Nimes
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
3
Uzes
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Pezenas
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Toulouse
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: San Francisco

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Aigues-Mortes

Aigues-Mortes ©
Aigues-Mortes is a French commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie region of southern France.The medieval city walls surrounding the city are well preserved.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aigues-Mortais or Aigues-Mortaises.GeographyAigues-Mortes is located in the Petite Camargue some 90km northwest of Marseilles. Get out of town with these interesting Aigues-Mortes side-trips: Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma & Le Petit Ranch de Marie). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, contemplate the long history of Fort de Peccais, and deepen your understanding at Salin d'Aigues-Mortes.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Aigues-Mortes online route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Aigues-Mortes is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Aigues-Mortes. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in March, with highs in Aigues-Mortes at 60°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Nimes.

Things to do in Aigues-Mortes

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue

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Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
On the 24th (Tue), tee off at Golf club de Servanes, admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then examine the collection at Musee des Santons, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally examine the collection at Musee Yves Brayer. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, then experience rural life at Moulin CastelaS, then contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Nimes trip planner.

Traveling by train from Aigues-Mortes to Nimes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Nimes can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Uzes.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Roman Theatre of Orange, Golf club de Servanes
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Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Golf club de Servanes ©
Golf club de Servanes

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Uzes

Uzes ©
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at Musee 1900, take in the views from Pont du Gard, then examine the collection at Haribo Museum, and finally look for gifts at poterie elemenTerre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Uzes trip itinerary planner.

Uzes is just a short distance from Nimes. In March, daytime highs in Uzes are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pezenas.

Things to do in Uzes

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pont du Gard, poterie elemenTerre
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Musee 1900 ©
Musee 1900
Pont du Gard ©
Pont du Gard
poterie elemenTerre ©
poterie elemenTerre

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Pezenas

Pezenas ©
Pézenas is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France.Name"Pézenas" is derived from the older name Piscenae, probably from the Latin word piscenis, meaning fishpond. On the 27th (Fri), do a tasting at Seigneurie de Peyrat, then do a tasting at Mas Gabriel, then learn about winemaking at Allegria, and finally stop by Tout Ce Qui Brille.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pezenas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Uzes to Pezenas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Pezenas sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Pezenas

Wineries Shopping
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Allegria ©
Allegria
Tout Ce Qui Brille ©
Tout Ce Qui Brille
Seigneurie de Peyrat ©
Seigneurie de Peyrat

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Carcassonne

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 28th (Sat): take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then learn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then make a trip to Notre Dame du Cros, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Guery.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne travel planner.

Drive from Pezenas to Carcassonne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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Toulouse

Toulouse ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, and finally make a trip to Place du Capitole. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Cite de l'espace.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Carcassonne to Toulouse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Toulouse sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Le Capitole ©
Le Capitole

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