8 days in Fort-de-France & South of France Itinerary

8 days in Fort-de-France & South of France Itinerary

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8 days in Fort-de-France & South of France Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  33​h
1
Fort-de-France, Martinique
— 1 day
Fly:  22​h 30​min
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Avignon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cannes, France
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Chennai, India

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Fort-de-France, Martinique

Fort-de-France ©
The political capital of Martinique, Fort-de-France has a thriving commercial center and a number of historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Habitation Clement.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort-de-France trip itinerary builder .

Chennai, India to Fort-de-France is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Fort-de-France is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Chennai in August, you will find days in Fort-de-France are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Fort-de-France

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Habitation Clement
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Habitation Clement ©
Habitation Clement

1
night
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, and then make a trip to Chateau de Beynac.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fort-de-France to Sarlat-la-Caneda. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort-de-France to Sarlat-la-Caneda is 5 hours. Traveling from Fort-de-France in August, expect nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda to be cooler, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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Carcassonne, France

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.
On the 5th (Mon), do a tasting at O'Vineyards, then steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and then wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip builder tool .

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, Carcassonne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

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La cité médiévale
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

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Avignon, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally examine the collection at Musee Angladon.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Avignon sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Roman Theatre of Orange, Distillerie A. Blachere
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

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Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, take a stroll through La Croisette, and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cannes driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Avignon to Cannes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Cannes sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

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Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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