60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Toulouse
— 9 nights
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Lourdes
— 5 nights
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Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via
— 5 nights
Drive
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Perpignan
— 8 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
Drive
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Montpellier
— 8 nights
Drive
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Uzes
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rodez
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cordes-sur-Ciel
— 6 nights
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Toulouse

— 9 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee des Augustins and Musee Departemental de la Resistance & de la Deportation. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cite de l'espace and Musee Cap al Campestre. Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Le Grand Presbytere (in Martres-Tolosane), Musee de Cox (in Cox) and Albi (Les Jardins de la Berbie, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, &more). There's much more to do: soak in style at Le Riad du Bien etre, get engrossed in the history at Musee Saint-Raymond, make a trip to Le Capitole, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Toulouse trip planning site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Toulouse is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Toulouse is 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February; daily highs in Toulouse reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 10:

Lourdes

— 5 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pic Du Midi and Musee du Gemmail. Let the collections at Musee de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Musée de Cire capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Lourdes side-trips: Cauterets (Pont d'Espagne, Caminando, &more), Tarbes (Musee Massey, Maison Natale du Marechal Foch, &more) and Aquensis (in Bagneres-de-Bigorre). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, see the interesting displays at Le Carmel, get a new perspective on nature at Castle Fort Pyrenean Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Le Petit Lourdes.

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Getting from Toulouse to Lourdes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via.

Things to do in Lourdes

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:

Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via

— 5 nights
Appreciate the collections at Le Musee Sans Murs and Musee de la Mine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ermitage Notre-Dame and Eglise Saint Vincent. Get out of town with these interesting Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via side-trips: Col de Pailheres (in Ascou), Ax-les-Thermes (Spas & Bureau des Guides des Pyrénées ariégeoises) and Beille & Chioula (in Les Cabannes).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lourdes in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:

Perpignan

— 8 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Get some cultural insight at Centre de Sculpture Romane and Cathedrale St-Jean. Let the collections at Centre International du Photojournalisme and Lac Lieu d'Art Contemporain capture your imagination. Explore Perpignan's surroundings by going to Chateau de Peyrepertuse (in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse), Tautavel (Museum of Prehistory Tautavel & Torre del Far) and Maury (Domaine Thunevin Calvet & Les Vignerons de Maury). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at A Cent Metres du Centre du Monde, steep yourself in history at Fort Saint-Elme, get a taste of the local shopping with Can Cago Galerie De La Main De Fer, and get great views at Castillet.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Perpignan trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via to Perpignan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. February in Perpignan sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 28:

Carcassonne

— 7 nights

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cité de Carcassonne and La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco. Musee De L'ecole and Cooperative Artisanale de la Cite - Le Vieux Lavoir will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Rennes-le-Chateau), Limoux (Church of Saint Martin, Maison Guinot, &more) and Esperaza (Musee de la Chapellerie & Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria'). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee La Seduction Francaise, explore the world behind art at Musee Dom Robert et de la tapisserie du XXe siecle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal.

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Drive from Perpignan to Carcassonne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 7:

Montpellier

— 8 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Fabre and Bertrand Bosc. You'll explore and learn at Le Pavillon Populaire and Site archeologique Lattara - Musee Henri Prades. Explore Montpellier's surroundings by going to La Maison du Guide de Camargue (in Montcalm), Aigues-Mortes (Chapelle des Penitents blancs d'Aigues-Mortes & Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes) and Eglise Notre-Dame du Lac (in Lunel). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, examine the collection at Espace Georges Brassens, explore the world behind art at Espace Dominique Bagouet, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de Lodeve (Musee Fleury).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Montpellier trip maker app.

Getting from Carcassonne to Montpellier by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Montpellier are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Uzes.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 15:

Uzes

— 6 nights
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. Appreciate the collections at Musee 1900 and Musee Albert-Andre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Un Siecle de Roulottes and Pont du Gard. Get out of town with these interesting Uzes side-trips: Pont-Saint-Esprit (Bridge of the Holy Spirit & Musee d'art Sacre du Gard), Safari Souterrain Speleo (in Cendras) and Les Amis Du Musee Du Mineur (in La Grand-Combe). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Haribo Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Esprit Cosy, make a trip to Vallée de l'eure, and pause for some serene contemplation at Uzes Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uzes online journey planner.

You can drive from Montpellier to Uzes in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rodez.

Things to do in Uzes

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 21:

Rodez

— 5 nights
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Let the collections at Musee Fenaille and Grotte du Pech-Merle capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Soulages Rodez and Scénovision de Saint Alban. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rodez: Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie & Saveurs et Safran), Eglise Notre Dame de Decazeville (in Decazeville) and Tours du Roc del Thaluc (in Peyrusse-le-Roc). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee de Javols, see the interesting displays at Maison de la Chataigne, have fun and explore at Le Grenier de Capou, and make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rodez trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Uzes to Rodez by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uzes in March; daily highs in Rodez reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cordes-sur-Ciel.

Things to do in Rodez

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:

Cordes-sur-Ciel

— 6 nights
Le Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain and Musee Historama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Charles Portal and La Mouniere Maison des Memoires de Septfonds. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cordes-sur-Ciel: La Maison Romane (in Saint-Antonin Noble Val), Chateau Lastours (in Lisle-sur-Tarn) and Montans (Archeosite de Montans & Domaine Carcenac).

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Getting from Rodez to Cordes-sur-Ciel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cordes-sur-Ciel when traveling from Rodez in March, with lows around 5°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cordes-sur-Ciel

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 1:

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