25 days in Midi-Pyrenees, Carcassonne & Sete Itinerary

25 days in Midi-Pyrenees, Carcassonne & Sete Itinerary

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25 days in Midi-Pyrenees, Carcassonne & Sete Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Bus + Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Toulouse
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Lourdes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Carcassonne
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Millau
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Sete
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Riviere-sur-Tarn
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Kelowna

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau Foucaud et parc and Capitole de Toulouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Notre-Dame de Peyragude and Eglise Notre-Dame de Moirax. Explore Toulouse's surroundings by going to Cathedrale Saint Caprais (in Agen), Abbaye Sainte Marie de Boulaur (in Boulaur) and Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Lombez (in Lombez). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Carmelites, view the masterpieces at Hotel d'Assezat, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Nupces, and see the interesting displays at Galerie Le Chateau d'Eau.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip builder website.

Kelowna, Canada to Toulouse is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Notre-Dame de Peyragude, Cathedrale Saint Caprais, Abbaye Sainte Marie de Boulaur, Eglise Notre-Dame de Moirax, Chateau Foucaud et parc
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Chateau Foucaud et parc ©
Chateau Foucaud et parc
Notre-Dame de Peyragude ©
Notre-Dame de Peyragude
Chapelle des Carmelites ©
Chapelle des Carmelites

2
nights
Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de l'Adoration., examine the collection at Musee Sainte-Bernadette, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Ukrainienne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Bernadette, then steep yourself in history at Le Cachot, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chemin de Croix Et Creches de L'eglise Notre Dame, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Piétat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Felix de Gerone, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Saturnin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-dame de Pietat, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

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Drive from Toulouse to Lourdes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Lourdes sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Savin, Chemin de Croix Et Creches de L'eglise Notre Dame, Eglise Saint-Felix de Gerone, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste
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Eglise Sainte-Bernadette ©
Eglise Sainte-Bernadette
Le Cachot ©
Le Cachot
Chapelle de Piétat ©
Chapelle de Piétat

6
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Memorial House (Maison des Memoires). Popular historic sites such as Eglise St. Vincent and La Bastide Saint Louis are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Tour Magdala (in Rennes-le-Chateau), Jonqueres D'oriola Vignobles - Chateau de Corneilla Del Vercol (in Corneilla-del-Vercol) and Phare du Cap Leucate (in Leucate). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Paul, steep yourself in history at Bastide de Mirepoix, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise des Carmes.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne tour planner.

You can drive from Lourdes to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Millau.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Rennes-le-Chateau, Chateau de Termes, Eglise Saint-Paul, Bastide de Mirepoix, Jonqueres D'oriola Vignobles - Chateau de Corneilla Del Vercol
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Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Eglise St. Vincent ©
Eglise St. Vincent
Musee De L'ecole ©
Musee De L'ecole

4
nights
Millau

Millau ©
Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau de Bournazel as well as Commanderie Templiere et Hospitaliere de Ste-Eulalie de Cernon. Step off the beaten path and head to Castle of Montaigut and Cathedrale Saint Fulcran. Popular historic sites such as Village de Conques and La Couvertoirade are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Millau side-trips: Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy (in Conques), Rodez (Musee Fenaille & Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez) and Chateau de Brousse le Chateau (in Brousse-le-Chateau). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Belcastel and examine the collection at Musee Champollion.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Millau road trip app .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Millau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in February, things will get slightly colder in Millau: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sete.

Things to do in Millau

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Conques, Rodez, Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, Cathedrale Saint Fulcran, Commanderie Templiere et Hospitaliere du Larzac - Ste-Eulalie de Cernon
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Cathedrale Saint Fulcran ©
Cathedrale Saint Fulcran
Chateau Belcastel ©
Chateau Belcastel
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez

5
nights
Sete

Sete ©
Sète, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prieure Saint-Michel de Grandmont and Jardin du Chateau d'eau. Explore hidden gems such as Phare Saint Louis and Le Cimetiere Marin. Venture out of the city with trips to Domaine des Deux Ruisseaux (in Sauvian), Site and archaeological museum Ensérune (in Nissan-lez-Enserune) and La Chapelle des Penitents (in Meze). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Phare du Mont Saint-Clair, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint-Felix-de-Montceau, head outdoors with Les Pierres Blanches, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere le Py.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sete tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Millau to Sete by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Millau in February: high temperatures in Sete hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Riviere-sur-Tarn.

Things to do in Sete

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Domaine des Deux Ruisseaux, Site and archaeological museum Ensérune, Prieure Saint-Michel de Grandmont, La Chapelle des Penitents, Abbaye Saint-Felix-de-Montceau
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Prieure Saint-Michel de Grandmont ©
Prieure Saint-Michel de Grandmont
Le Cimetiere Marin ©
Le Cimetiere Marin
Phare Saint Louis ©
Phare Saint Louis

2
nights
Riviere-sur-Tarn

Riviere-sur-Tarn ©
Rivière-sur-Tarn is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France.The Château de Peyrelade is a ruined castle, open to visitors. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau de Peyrelade. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Acroparc du Mas, then head outdoors with Esprit Nature, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Peyrelade.

To find out how to plan a trip to Riviere-sur-Tarn, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sete to Riviere-sur-Tarn in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sete in March, with highs in Riviere-sur-Tarn at 13°C and lows at 1°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Riviere-sur-Tarn

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aguessac
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Esprit Nature ©
Esprit Nature
Chateau de Peyrelade ©
Chateau de Peyrelade
Acroparc du Mas ©
Acroparc du Mas

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