11 days in Occitanie Itinerary

11 days in Occitanie Itinerary

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11 days in Occitanie Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Toulouse
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Lourdes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Rocamadour
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Millau
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Montpellier
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toulouse: Carcassonne Center (Eglise Saint-Nazaire, Cité de Carcassonne, & more), O'Vineyards (in Villemoustaussou) and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins, don't miss a visit to Place du Capitole, and get curious at Cite de l'espace.

Before you visit Toulouse, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Cape Town, South Africa to Toulouse is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Toulouse. Traveling from Cape Town in September, expect Toulouse to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lourdes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
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1
night
Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lourdes day trip planning website .

You can drive from Toulouse to Lourdes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire ©
Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire

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 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse, look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour trip planner .

Getting from Lourdes to Rocamadour by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rocamadour are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Millau.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gouffre de Padirac
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Basilique St-Sauveur ©
Basilique St-Sauveur
Gouffre de Padirac ©
Gouffre de Padirac

1
night
Millau

Millau ©
Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): head outdoors with Esprit Nature, then get your game on at Aeropaint Paintball Lasergame Millau, then take in the views from Viaduc de Millau, and finally get outside with A2 Parapente.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Millau trip planner .

Getting from Rocamadour to Millau by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rocamadour in September: highs in Millau hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Millau

Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Esprit Nature
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Aeropaint Paintball Lasergame Millau ©
Viaduc de Millau ©
Viaduc de Millau
A2 Parapente ©
A2 Parapente

4
nights
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montpellier: Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard), Nimes (Jardins de la Fontaine & La Maison Carree) and Aigues-Mortes (Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes & Porte de la Gardette). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, shop like a local with Place de la Comedie, and admire the natural beauty at La Bambouseraie en Cevennes.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Montpellier driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Millau to Montpellier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Millau in September, expect Montpellier to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, Nimes, La Bambouseraie en Cevennes, Pont du Gard
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La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
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