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: Limoges
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Rocamadour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Perpignan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Castellane
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Lourdes
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Limoges

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Lacave, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Ville de Martel, then take in the views from Pont Valentre, then Head underground at Grotte du Pech-Merle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique St-Sauveur.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rocamadour road trip planning website .

Limoges to Rocamadour is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Limoges in July: highs in Rocamadour hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ville de Martel, Grotte du Pech-Merle, Pont Valentre, Grottes de Lacave
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Ville de Martel ©
Ville de Martel
Basilique St-Sauveur ©
Basilique St-Sauveur
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle

2
nights
Perpignan

Perpignan ©
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. On the 15th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnou, identify plant and animal life at Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean, steep yourself in history at Fort Saint-Elme, then step into the grandiose world of The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal), and finally take a stroll through Quartier du Moure. On the next day, witness the site of a historic battle at Château de Salses, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Queribus, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Peyrepertuse.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Perpignan day trip website .

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Perpignan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Rocamadour in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Perpignan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Collioure, Château de Salses, Chateau de Castelnou, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, Chateau de Queribus
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Chateau de Castelnou ©
Chateau de Castelnou
Chateau de Queribus ©
Chateau de Queribus
Fort Saint-Elme ©
Fort Saint-Elme

2
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): Head underground at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and then explore the stunning scenery at Gorges de l'Ardeche. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Domaine Alain Dumarcher, Head underground at Grotte de la Salamandre, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vallon-Pont-d'Arc vacation builder site .

You can drive from Perpignan to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Castellane.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Domaine Alain Dumarcher, Grotte de la Salamandre, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
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Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Kayaking & Canoeing
Domaine Alain Dumarcher ©
Domaine Alain Dumarcher

2
nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castle Bargeme, then explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then cruise along Route des Cretes La Palud.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Castellane trip planner .

Getting from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Castellane by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Castellane are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Verdon, Route des Cretes La Palud, Castle Bargeme
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Climbing Tours
Route des Cretes La Palud ©
Route des Cretes La Palud
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

2
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Discover out-of-the-way places like Plage Porto Novo and Tamaricciu Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio and Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto-Vecchio: Bonifacio (Plage du Petit Sperone, Grottes de Bonifacio, & more). It doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Castellane to Porto-Vecchio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Porto-Vecchio are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bonifacio
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tamaricciu Beach ©
Tamaricciu Beach
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio ©
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio

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night
Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 24th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, then see the interesting displays at Château de Pau, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Boulevard des Pyrenees. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Pie X, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, and then explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lourdes trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Porto-Vecchio to Lourdes in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Porto-Vecchio in July, expect Lourdes to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pau, Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
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Basilique Saint-Pie X ©
Basilique Saint-Pie X
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Château de Pau ©
Château de Pau

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nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Maison Forte de Reignac, then make a trip to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, then Head underground at Grotte de Rouffignac, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, then contemplate the long history of Château de Biron, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bonaguil.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Lourdes to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lourdes in July: highs in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Chateau des Milandes, Grotte de Rouffignac, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Château de Biron, Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques
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Grotte de Rouffignac ©
Grotte de Rouffignac
Chateau de Bonaguil ©
Chateau de Bonaguil
Château de Biron ©
Château de Biron

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