8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly
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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive
3
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 3 nights
Drive to Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, Fly to Brisbane

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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica — 2 nights

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. On the 22nd (Fri), kick back and relax at Plage De Roccapina, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Tamaricciu, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through La Tonnara Beach, then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, and then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Porto-Vecchio holiday planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Porto-Vecchio is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Porto-Vecchio, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in July, with highs in Porto-Vecchio at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Carcassonne.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips
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Carcassonne — 1 night

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 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Porto-Vecchio to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In July in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, then make a trip to Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Grotte de Rouffignac, explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip planning site.

Drive from Carcassonne to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne in July, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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