7 days in France & Ventimiglia Itinerary

7 days in France & Ventimiglia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lourdes, France
— 1 night
2
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
3
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
4
Ventimiglia, Italy
— 1 night

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Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, and then examine the collection at Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lourdes tour builder.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiports are Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport, Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. In August, daytime highs in Lourdes are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes

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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): explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne.

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Traveling by car from Lourdes to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Lourdes, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carcassonne, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine ©
Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Calanque de Samena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally head off the coast to Chateau d'If.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille route builder app.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Marseille sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Ventimiglia.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

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Ventimiglia, Italy

Ventimiglia ©
Ventimiglia is a city, comune (municipality) and bishopric in Liguria, northern Italy, in the province of Imperia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Vintimille, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Dolceacqua, and finally don't miss a visit to Bordighera Alta.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Ventimiglia trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Ventimiglia takes 3 hours. When traveling from Marseille in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Ventimiglia, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ventimiglia

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ponte Vecchio, Dolceacqua, Bordighera Alta
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Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury ©
Dolceacqua ©
Dolceacqua
Bordighera Alta ©
Bordighera Alta

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