30 days in Occitanie Itinerary

30 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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Toulouse
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Lary-Soulan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mons
— 2 nights
Drive
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Millau
— 4 nights
Drive
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Uzes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montpellier
— 4 nights
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Toulouse

— 3 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Albi (Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile & Pont Vieux), Porte du Vainqueur (in Cordes-sur-Ciel) and Janie Chocolaterie (in Le Sequestre). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, explore the historical opulence of Site de Latour, and steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulouse day trip planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Toulouse is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in September: high temperatures in Toulouse hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Rocamadour

— 4 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Venture out of the city with trips to Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac (in Salviac), Grotte du Pech-Merle (in Cabrerets) and Carennac Aventure (in Carennac). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Foret des Singes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique St-Sauveur, and delve into the distant past at Ville de Martel.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour online road trip planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Rocamadour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Toulouse in September, Rocamadour is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Lary-Soulan.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Saint-Lary-Soulan

— 2 nights
Saint-Lary-Soulan is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.GeographySaint-Lary is located in Hautes-Pyrénées 80 km south of the département's capital Tarbes, next to the Le Néouvielle Nature Reserve and the Pyrenees National Park and is a 20-minute drive to Spain.SportsSkiingSaint-Lary-Soulan is one of the largest ski resorts in the French Pyrenees with over 100 km of downhill slopes. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the sights as you ascend with Passion Montagne, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve Naturelle du Neouvielle, and then surround yourself with nature on La Maison Du Randonneur. Here are some ideas for day two: skim along the rocks with Canyoning Saint-Lary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Lary-Soulan vacation builder.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Saint-Lary-Soulan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Saint-Lary-Soulan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Carcassonne

— 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Dinosarium (in Torreilles), Leucate Jet Ski (in Port Leucate) and La Cave Rouge, Live Escape Game (in Thuir). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Saint-Lary-Soulan to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet

— 3 nights
Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographySaint-Paul-de-Fenouillet is located in the canton of La Vallée de l'Agly and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.Government and politicsMayorsInternational relationsSaint-Paul-de-Fenouillet is twinned with the town of Ennis in the Republic of Ireland.Sites of interest The church of the chapter of Saint-Paul, built between the 14th and 17th centuries and protected as a monument historique since 1989. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet: Estany de Vallserra (in Les Angles), Chateau de Peyrepertuse (in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse) and Gorges de la Guillera (in Rodes). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with Oxygen Aventure, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Queribus, take in the dramatic natural features at Roc Cornut, and walk around Parc Aventure Font Romeu.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet travel route builder.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mons.

Things to do in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Mons

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at Arbracadabranche Parc Aventure/Caroux, take in the dramatic scenery at Gorges d'Heric, and then discover the deep blue sea with Terre Liquide. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musee Departemental du Textile, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de la Fileuse de Verre, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Prehistoire Regionale, and finally stroll through Source du Frejo.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Mons online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet to Mons in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Millau.

Things to do in Mons

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Millau

— 4 nights

Leather Capital of France

Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Millau: Rodez (Musee Soulages Rodez & Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez), Aven Armand (in Hures-la-Parade) and Le Saltadou- Panorama de St Chely du Tarn (in Sainte-Enimie). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at Antipodes Sport Nature, scramble along the landscape with Acro-Bat Millau, take a tour by water with Les Bateliers des Gorges du Tarn, and sample the tasty concoctions at Les Brasseurs de la Jonte.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Millau trip planner.

Getting from Mons to Millau by car takes about 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mons in September; daily highs in Millau reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Uzes.

Things to do in Millau

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Uzes

— 3 nights
Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. Change things up with these side-trips from Uzes: Nimes (Tour Magne, La Maison Carree, &more), Grotte de la Salamandre (in Mejannes-le-Clap) and La Bambouseraie en Cevennes (in Generargues). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Pont du Gard, scramble along the landscape with Bureau des Moniteurs du Gard, examine the collection at Haribo Museum, and get outside with Camin - Cevennes.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Uzes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Millau to Uzes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Millau in September, expect Uzes to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Uzes

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Montpellier

— 4 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montpellier: Seaquarium (in Le Grau-du-Roi), Domaine Enclos de la Croix (in Lansargues) and Aigues-Mortes (Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, &more). The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with Escal'OSud, get a taste of the local shopping with Place de la Comedie, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St. Pierre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Montpellier trip itinerary app.

Getting from Uzes to Montpellier by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. September in Montpellier sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

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