9 days in Occitanie Itinerary

9 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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9 days in Occitanie Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Train:  29 h
1
Toulouse
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Albi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Fly:  31 h
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jerome, walk around Jardin Raymond VI, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicolas Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Carmelites, and finally don't miss a visit to Capitole de Toulouse. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame du Taur, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint-Pierre des Chartreux, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Grand Rond.

To find photos, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Toulouse travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Toulouse is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Toulouse to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Albi.

Things to do in Toulouse

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Chapelle des Carmelites ©
Chapelle des Carmelites
Capitole de Toulouse ©
Capitole de Toulouse
Eglise Notre-Dame du Taur ©
Eglise Notre-Dame du Taur

2
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Penne and Castle of Montaigut. Get some historical perspective at Village Medieval de Lautrec and Chateau de Brousse le Chateau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albi: Les Chateaux de Bruniquel (in Bruniquel), Fromagerie Papillon Caves (in Roquefort Sur Soulzon) and Collegiale Saint-Remy (in Lautrec). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee-Mine Departemental, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Quartier Du Castelviel, and admire the striking features of Palais de la Berbie.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Albi trip maker.

You can take a train from Toulouse to Albi in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Albi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lautrec, Chateau de Penne, Fromagerie Papillon Caves, Castle of Montaigut, Les Chateaux de Bruniquel
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Chateau de Penne ©
Chateau de Penne
Village Medieval de Lautrec ©
Village Medieval de Lautrec
Castle of Montaigut ©
Castle of Montaigut

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mayronnes Sculpture Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie, then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Cite Medievale, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial House (Maison des Memoires).

For more things to do, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Albi to Carcassonne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Trails Parks
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Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie ©
Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie
Memorial House (Maison des Memoires) ©
La Cite Medievale ©
La Cite Medievale