11 days in Languedoc-Roussillon Itinerary

11 days in Languedoc-Roussillon Itinerary

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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uzes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montpellier
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne — 3 nights

Medieval Heart of France

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean), Abbaye de Fontfroide (in Narbonne) and La Chapelle des Oubliels (in Portel-des-Corbieres). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, and steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne day trip website.

Chennai, India to Carcassonne is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in September, expect nights in Carcassonne to be colder, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Uzes.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Uzes — 2 nights

Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at La Maison Carree, then admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, then raise your glass at L'Arene des Bieres, and finally take in the views from Pont du Gard. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Haribo Museum, then don't miss a visit to Place aux herbes, then take in nature's colorful creations at La Bambouseraie en Cevennes, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Magne.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Uzes trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Uzes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Montpellier.
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Montpellier — 3 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montpellier: Aigues-Mortes (Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes & Salin d'Aigues-Mortes), Cirque de Navacelles (in Saint-Maurice-Navacelles) and Seaquarium (in Le Grau-du-Roi). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St. Pierre, get to know the resident critters at Parc De Lunaret-zoo De Montpellier, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Planet Ocean Montpellier.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Montpellier road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Uzes to Montpellier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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