60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

60 days in Occitanie Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Occitanie route planner
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Toulouse
— 8 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 5 nights
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Lourdes
— 7 nights
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
Drive
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 6 nights
Drive
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Montpellier
— 8 nights
Drive
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Uzes
— 6 nights
Drive
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Millau
— 7 nights
Drive
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Rodez
— 5 nights
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Toulouse — 8 nights

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 a sense of the local culture at Musee des Augustins and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. Get some historical perspective at Basilique Saint-Sernin and Quai de la Daurade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toulouse: Cagnac-les-Mines (Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche & Musee-Mine Departemental), Albi (Les Jardins de la Berbie, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, &more) and Musee du Saut du Tarn (in Saint-Juery). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins, see the interesting displays at Musee Departemental de la Resistance & de la Deportation, get curious at Cite de l'espace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Nicolas Church.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Toulouse trip itinerary website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Toulouse is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Toulouse, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, expect Toulouse to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rocamadour.
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Find places to stay May 1 — 9:

Rocamadour — 5 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cite Religieuse and Ville de Martel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac and Grotte du Pech-Merle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rocamadour: Musee Zadkine (in Les Arques), Chateau de Montclera (in Montclera) and Domaine Des Sangliers (in Puy-l'Eveque). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gouffre de Padirac, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur, pause for some serene contemplation at St-Pierre-Toirac Church, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Paulin Ratier.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rocamadour online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Rocamadour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Rocamadour, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Lourdes.
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Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

Lourdes — 7 nights

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Visit Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Grotte de Massabielle for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception and Chapelle de l'Adoration.. Change things up with these side-trips from Lourdes: Artotheque de Gondrin (in Gondrin), Musee Archeologique / Le Tresor d'Eauze (in Eauze) and Musee du Paysan Gascon (in Toujouse). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, appreciate the extensive heritage of Moulin Lacade - Maison Paternelle de Sainte Bernadette, don't miss a visit to Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lourdes trip planner.

Drive from Rocamadour to Lourdes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lourdes are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Carcassonne.
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Find places to stay May 14 — 21:

Carcassonne — 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cité de Carcassonne and Cathar Castles. Museum-lovers will get to explore Abbaye de Soreze and Musee de la Prehistoire Regionale. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Musee Hurepel (in Minerve), Chateau la Voulte Gasparets (in Boutenac) and Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and admire the local landmark of Place Carnot.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip planner.

You can drive from Lourdes to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.
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Find places to stay May 21 — 28:

Argeles-sur-Mer — 6 nights

Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Abbaye de Fontfroide and Cathedrale St-Jean are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Chateau de Queribus and Chapelle Saint-Paul will appeal to history buffs. Explore Argeles-sur-Mer's surroundings by going to Chateau d'Aguilar (in Tuchan), Can Cago Galerie De La Main De Fer (in Ceret) and Phare du Cap Leucate (in Leucate). There's still lots to do: get great views at Castillet, do a tasting at Domaine Berta Maillol, learn about all things military at Site House, Museum Of Catalan boats, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royale de Collioure.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Argeles-sur-Mer itinerary builder.

Getting from Carcassonne to Argeles-sur-Mer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Argeles-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Montpellier.
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Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 3:

Montpellier — 8 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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee Fabre and Espace Dominique Bagouet. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bertrand Bosc and Cathedrale St. Pierre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montpellier: Le Belvedere de la Criee du Grau d'Agde (in Le Grau d'Agde), Musee de l'Ephebe (in Cap-d'Agde) and Aigues-Mortes (Chapelle de la Confrerie des Penitents-Gris, Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, &more). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Bunker 638, see the interesting displays at Musee Chapy, learn about winemaking at Domaine Preignes le Vieux, and admire the masterpieces at l'Atelier musee Fernand MICHEL Arts brut et singulier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Montpellier road trip site.

Traveling by car from Argeles-sur-Mer to Montpellier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Uzes.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 11:

Uzes — 6 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. Get a sense of the local culture at Un Siecle de Roulottes and Pont du Gard. Popular historic sites such as La Maison Carree and Monastere de Solan are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Uzes: Eglise Saint-Roch (in Aigueze), Domaine de la Mordoree (in Tavel) and Domaine Du Serre-Biau (in Saint-Victor-la-Coste). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Musee 1900, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, examine the collection at Le Musee du Scribe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'art Sacre du Gard.

Make your Uzes itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Montpellier to Uzes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June in Uzes, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Millau.
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:

Millau — 7 nights

Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
Appreciate the collections at La Ferme Caussenarde d'Autrefois and Arts Buissonniers Outsider Art museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Millau and Centre d'Interpretation des Megalithes. Change things up with these side-trips from Millau: Château de la Baume (in Prinsuejols), Musee de Javols (in Javols) and Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Cenaret (in Saint-Chely-du-Tarn). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Etienne de Cantobre, examine the collection at Scénovision de Saint Alban, snap pictures at Viaduc de Millau, and take some stellar pictures from Puncho d'Agast.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Millau visit app.

Traveling by car from Uzes to Millau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uzes in June: high temperatures in Millau hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rodez.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 24:

Rodez — 5 nights

Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. Visit Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez and Chateau de Cenevieres for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee Soulages Rodez and Forteresse de Najac. Explore Rodez's surroundings by going to Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy (in Conques), Musee du Patrimoine Industriel et Minier ASPIBD (in Decazeville) and Musee Municipal Urbain Cabrol (in Villefranche-de-Rouergue). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie, examine the collection at Saveurs et Safran, explore the engaging exhibits at Le Grenier de Capou, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Belcastel.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rodez trip builder app.

You can drive from Millau to Rodez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Rodez, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

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