15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

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Saint-Emilion
— 1 night
2
Lourdes
— 2 nights
3
Carcassonne
— 4 nights
4
Arles
— 2 nights
5
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
6
Cannes
— 3 nights

1
night
Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion ©
Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): do a tasting at Chateau Laniote, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, thenlearn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau Rochebelle Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Emilion trip builder.

Doha, Qatar to Saint-Emilion is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Doha to Saint-Emilion, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in May; daily highs in Saint-Emilion reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau Rochebelle Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe
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Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion ©
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion
Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Chateau Laniote ©
Chateau Laniote

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Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 19th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Pie X, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and finally see the interesting displays at Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Massey, get to know the fascinating history of Boulevard des Pyrenees, thenstep into the grandiose world of Château de Pau, and finally don't miss a visit to Tour des Geants.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lourdes tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Saint-Emilion to Lourdes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lourdes can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pau, Jardin Massey
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Basilique Saint-Pie X ©
Basilique Saint-Pie X
Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes
Château de Pau ©
Château de Pau

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Chateau Comtal. Cathar Castles and Abbaye de Fontfroide are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Musee des Corbieres (in Sigean), Albi (Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy & Les Jardins de la Berbie) and Chateau Beauregard Mirouze (in Bizanet). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Queribus, admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Peyrepertuse, snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip planner.

Getting from Lourdes to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Carcassonne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Albi, Musee des Corbieres, Abbaye de Fontfroide, Chateau de Queribus, Chateau de Peyrepertuse
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Chateau de Queribus ©
Chateau de Queribus
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Montmajour, admire the striking features of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, thencontemplate the long history of Site Archeologique de Glanum, and finally don't miss a visit to Aqueduc Romain de Barbegal. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), get engrossed in the history at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Arles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée
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Abbaye de Montmajour ©
Abbaye de Montmajour
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum

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Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at La Tonnara Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte Croix, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, thenmake a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Bastion de L'Etendard, stroll through Plage du Petit Sperone, and then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bonifacio trip planner.

Getting from Arles to Bonifacio by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Bonifacio are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) ©
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio ©
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio

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Cannes

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 29th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, thencontemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, thenstep off the mainland to explore Île Sainte-Marguerite, and then get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cannes trip planner.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Cannes in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eze, Nice, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Spas
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes

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