15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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1
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
3
Rodez
— 3 nights
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
5
Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
6
Nice
— 3 nights

1
night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale and then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, don't miss a visit to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, thensteep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Carcassonne Center is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Carcassonne Center, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Carcassonne Center are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

La cité médiévale, O'Vineyards
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La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

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Sarlat-la-Caneda

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 4th (Wed), make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, thenmake a trip to Chateau de Beynac, thenmake a trip to Chateau de Commarque, and finally explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle, see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Carcassonne Center in September since evenings lows in Sarlat-la-Caneda dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Rodez.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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Rodez

Rodez ©
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Musee Soulages Rodez. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez and Forteresse de Najac. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rodez: Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy (in Albi), Chateau de Cenevieres (in Cenevieres) and Maison de la Photo (in Villeneuve d'Aveyron). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Belcastel, and wander the streets of Village de Conques.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rodez trip planner.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Rodez in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. While traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rodez, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Rodez

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Albi, Conques, Chateau de Cenevieres, Maison de la Photo, Chateau Belcastel
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez
Chateau de Cenevieres ©
Chateau de Cenevieres
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

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Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, thensteep yourself in history at Roman Theatre of Orange, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, thenadmire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, thenexplore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Avignon trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Rodez to Avignon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rodez in September; daily highs in Avignon reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Roman Theatre of Orange, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

2
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Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Arinella and Algaio Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Sant'Antonino, thentake some stellar pictures from Village abandonné d'Occi, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Gorges du Tavignano, thenmake a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, thenmake a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Calvi trip maker tool.

You can fly from Avignon to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Calvi can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Calvi

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Corsica, Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, Eglise de Sant'Antonino
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Village abandonné d'Occi ©
Village abandonné d'Occi
Eglise de Sant'Antonino ©
Eglise de Sant'Antonino
Les Calanche Cliffs ©
Les Calanche Cliffs

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nights
Nice

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.
Get some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. La Croisette and Le Suquet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nice planning website.

Getting from Calvi to Nice by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Nice are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes

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