15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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15 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
1
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Rocamadour
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
On the 12th (Fri), do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tarascon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner .

London, UK to Avignon is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Avignon reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Arles, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Roman Theatre of Orange, Distillerie A. Blachere
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique

3
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. We've included these beaches for you: La plage and Plage de l'Estagnol. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de la Faviere. Step out of Bormes-Les-Mimosas to go to La Croix-Valmer and see Plage de Gigaro, which is approximately 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and examine the collection at Confiserie Azureenne.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bormes-Les-Mimosas day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Avignon in July, you will find days in Bormes-Les-Mimosas are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, La plage, Scuba & Snorkeling, Confiserie Azureenne
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

3
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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 Parc de la Prehistoire and Château de Salses. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathar Castles and La cité médiévale. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet) and Cathedrale St-Jean (in Perpignan). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent's Church, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Carcassonne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, La cité médiévale, Cathedrale St-Jean, Château de Salses, Parc de la Prehistoire
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La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Château de Salses ©
Château de Salses

2
nights
Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse, look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Lacave, Head underground at Gouffre de Padirac, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotte du Pech-Merle.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rocamadour online route builder .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Rocamadour takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carcassonne in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Rocamadour, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grottes de Lacave, Gouffre de Padirac, Grotte du Pech-Merle
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Rocher des Aigles ©
Rocher des Aigles
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle
Grottes de Lacave ©
Grottes de Lacave

2
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, then steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Rouffignac, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda tour planner .

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Beynac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Grotte de Rouffignac
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Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette, then enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Prehisto'site du CAIRN and then kick back and relax at Plage des Conches.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read La Rochelle sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in La Rochelle: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Prehisto'site du CAIRN, Phare des Baleines, Plage des Conches, Association Hermione-La Fayette
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Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Plage des Conches ©
Plage des Conches

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