10 days in South of France Itinerary

10 days in South of France Itinerary

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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
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Piana, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 3 nights
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Rodez
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 1 night

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Petit Sperone, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then kick back and relax at La Tonnara Beach. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, and finally stroll through Plage De Roccapina.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bonifacio tour itinerary builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to Bonifacio is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, Bonifacio is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Piana.
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Piana, Corsica — 2 nights

On the 3rd (Sat), race across the water with a speed boat tour, then don't miss a visit to Calanques de Piana, and then head outdoors with D81. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camping d'Arone and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Piana online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bonifacio to Piana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil — 3 nights

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau des Milandes and The Maison Forte de Reignac. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Commarque and Roc de Cazelle. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, Head underground at Grotte du Grand Roc, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil online journey planner.

Getting from Piana to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Piana in September, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rodez.
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Rodez — 2 nights

Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. On the 8th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez, examine the collection at Musee Soulages Rodez, and then take in breathtaking views at Le Canyon de Bozouls. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Belcastel, then wander the streets of Village de Conques, and then admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rodez day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Rodez in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rodez: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): Head underground at Grotte de Limousis, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne sightseeing planner.

Drive from Rodez to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rodez in September, with highs in Carcassonne at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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