4 days in South of France Itinerary

4 days in South of France Itinerary

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Avignon
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights

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Avignon — 1 night

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Palais des Papes, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Place de l'Horloge, trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport, Marseille Provence Airport and Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal du Midi, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses and then explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours.

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Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C.
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