8 days in Aude Itinerary

8 days in Aude Itinerary

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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.
You'll explore and learn at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco and Cooperative Artisanale de la Cite - Le Vieux Lavoir. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cité de Carcassonne and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean), La Plage du Rouet de La Palme (in La Palme) and La Chapelle des Oubliels (in Portel-des-Corbieres). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, see the interesting displays at Musee de L'Inquisition, take an in-depth tour of Maison de la Chevalerie- La Cite, and explore the world behind art at Musee Beaubois.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip itinerary planning website.

Dallas, USA to Carcassonne is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Carcassonne is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in May: high temperatures in Carcassonne hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rennes-le-Chateau.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Reserve Africaine de Sigean, Chateau Fabre Cordon, Horreum romain, La Plage du Rouet de La Palme, La Chapelle des Oubliels
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Reserve Africaine de Sigean ©
Reserve Africaine de Sigean
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire


Rennes-le-Chateau ©
Rennes-le-Château is a small commune approximately 5 km south of Couiza, in the Aude department in Languedoc in southern France.This small French hilltop village is known internationally, and receives tens of thousands of visitors per year, because of various conspiracy theories, about an alleged buried treasure discovered by its 19th-century priest Bérenger Saunière, the precise nature of which is disputed by those who believe in its existence.HistoryMountains frame both ends of the region—the Cevennes to the northeast and the Pyrenees to the south. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee Berenger Sauniere. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Chapellerie, see the interesting displays at Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria', pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, contemplate the long history of Musee Berenger Sauniere, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tour Magdala, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rennes le chateau.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rennes-le-Chateau trip builder.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Rennes-le-Chateau takes an hour. May in Rennes-le-Chateau sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rennes-le-Chateau

Museums Historic Sites

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Musee Berenger Sauniere ©
Musee Berenger Sauniere
Rennes le chateau ©
Rennes le chateau
Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine