49 days in South of France Itinerary

49 days in South of France Itinerary

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Bordeaux
— 2 nights
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Ribagnac
— 2 nights
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 3 nights
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Gordes
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Les Baux de Provence
— 4 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
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Drive to Ajaccio-Napoléon Bonaparte Airport, Fly to Marseille Provence Airport, Drive to Lauris
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Lauris
— 1 day
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Gageac-et-Rouillac
— 1 night
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Monestier
— 1 night
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Bergerac City
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux
— 2 nights
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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Propriano, Corsica
— 3 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 4 nights
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Drive to Ajaccio-Napoléon Bonaparte Airport, Fly to Limoges Airport, Drive to Massignac
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Massignac
— 1 day
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Les Salles Lavauguyon
— 4 nights
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Saint-Emilion
— 6 nights
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Bordeaux

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Aquitaine and Eglise Saint Paul. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tour Pey-Berland and Bazas Cathedrale. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu, go on a hair-raising tour with Bordeaux Free Walking Tours, stroll around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Croix.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Bordeaux is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Bordeaux to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ribagnac.

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Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Ribagnac

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): do a tasting at Chateau du Haut Pezaud, then see Les Randos de Nico, and then trot along with Chevaux des Bastides. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bridoire, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Belingard, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Monbazillac.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ribagnac trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Bordeaux to Ribagnac in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Ribagnac, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

— 3 nights

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Grotte du Grand Roc and Habitations Troglodytiques are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Les Grottes de Maxange and Plage Du Bac De Sors will get you outdoors. Step out of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil with an excursion to Cloitre de Cadouin in Cadouin--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Les Combarelles, examine the collection at Abri Pataud, whizz through the canopy at Big Bird, and contemplate the long history of Grotte Préhistorique du Sorcier.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil online journey maker.

Getting from Ribagnac to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Remy-de-Provence.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Saint-Remy-de-Provence

— 2 nights
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.HistoryThe town is named after Saint Remigius.GeographySaint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20km south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.TransportationThe high-speed train station is 20 km from the city. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauregard, do a tasting at Domaine de la Vallongue, learn about winemaking at Domaine Des Terres Blanches, then make a trip to Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, and finally don't miss a visit to Les Antiques. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, then surround yourself with nature on Bureau des Guides Naturalistes, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Catholique Collegiale Saint-Martin.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Remy-de-Provence visit planner.

Getting from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Saint-Remy-de-Provence by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in August, Saint-Remy-de-Provence is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Carcassonne

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at Chateau Canet, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip website.

You can drive from Saint-Remy-de-Provence to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gordes.

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Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Gordes

— 2 nights
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Michel, then hike along Le Sentier Des Ocres De Roussillon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistere de Venasque, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Villa Datris, then paddle through the water with Club de Canoe Kayak Islois, and finally take a memorable tour with Passerelles des Cimes.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gordes trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Carcassonne to Gordes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Avignon

— 2 nights

City of Popes

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.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ile de la Barthelasse, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint Pierre. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Vignobles Mayard, learn about winemaking at Chateau de la Gardine, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Beaurenard, then learn about winemaking at Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente, and finally do a tasting at The Best Vintage.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gordes to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Aix-en-Provence

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Le Tour de l'Horloge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then make a trip to Librairie Le Blason, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Saint-Esprit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte, and then explore the world behind art at Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence travel tool.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Les Baux de Provence.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Les Baux de Provence

— 4 nights
Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. Chateau de Tarascon and Porte Condamine Tarascon City Gate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eglise St-Vincent and Chateau de Beaucaire. Explore Les Baux de Provence's surroundings by going to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone (Visite des Calanques & Delta Fishing). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Marthe de Tarascon, learn about winemaking at Mas de la Dame, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, and admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Les Baux de Provence itinerary website.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Les Baux de Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Les Baux de Provence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Les Baux de Provence

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Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Iles Cerbicales, contemplate the long history of Bastion de L'Etendard, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally look for gifts at Volubilis.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bonifacio trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Les Baux de Provence to Bonifacio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Bonifacio can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Lauris.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Lauris

— 1 day
Lauris is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It is located between the Luberon and the Durance river. On the 5th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes Tinctoriales, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Vaugines, see the interesting displays at Musee de Cucuron, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Martin, then take in the exciting artwork at Santons Daniel Galli, and finally do a tasting at La Cavale.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lauris travel route planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bonifacio to Lauris. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gageac-et-Rouillac.

Things to do in Lauris

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Gageac-et-Rouillac

— 1 night
On the 6th (Mon), awaken your taste buds at French Wine Adventures, take a tour by water with Pro Sports 24, then delve into the distant past at Chateau de La Force, and finally examine the collection at Maison John et Eugenie Bost.

Plan trip to Gageac-et-Rouillac with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Lauris to Gageac-et-Rouillac in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lauris in September, Gageac-et-Rouillac is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Monestier.

Things to do in Gageac-et-Rouillac

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Monestier

— 1 night
On the 7th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Domaine du Grand Mayne and then play a few rounds at Golf des Vigiers.

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Monestier is just a stone's throw from Gageac-et-Rouillac. In September in Monestier, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Bergerac City.

Things to do in Monestier

Golf · Outdoors · Wineries

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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Bergerac City

— 2 nights
On the 8th (Wed), awaken your taste buds at Dordogne Vineyard Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple protestant de Bergerac, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Ville (du Vin et de la Batellerie), take a stroll through Place de la Myrpe, then explore the world behind art at Musee Costi, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue Cyrano de Bergerac. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame, then steep yourself in history at Château de Montréal, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Andre Voulgre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint Astier.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bergerac City online tour itinerary planner.

Bergerac City is just a stone's throw from Monestier. September in Bergerac City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Bergerac City

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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Bordeaux

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): wander the streets of Port of the Moon, don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Fleche Saint-Michel. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre de Cars, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Paloumey, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Saint Ahon.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux online trip maker.

You can drive from Bergerac City to Bordeaux in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

— 2 nights
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. On the 12th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Carataggio, then stroll through Plage de Palombaggia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Santa Giulia. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Plage de Tamaricciu, then get a bird's-eye view with Sensations Airlines, and then kick back and relax at Plage De Pinarello.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Porto-Vecchio trip planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Porto-Vecchio by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Porto-Vecchio are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Propriano.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Propriano, Corsica

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Menhirs Paddaghhu. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Etang de Tanchiccia, kick back and relax at Plage Cupabia, and then trek along Tour Genoise De Capanella.

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Traveling by car from Porto-Vecchio to Propriano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Propriano, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bonifacio.

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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 4 nights
Get some historical perspective at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio and Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Rondinara and Plage du Petit Sperone. Change things up with a short trip to Plage de San Giovanni in Pianottoli-Caldarello (about 38 minutes away). Enjoy Bonifacio some more: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Canetto, don't miss a visit to Bonifacio Citadel, head outdoors with Plage du Grand Sperone, and kick back and relax at Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bonifacio trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Propriano to Bonifacio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Massignac.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Massignac

— 1 day
Massignac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. On the 21st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Memorial of Resistance, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle Regionale de la Vallee de la Renaudie, then add some adventure to your tour with Maison du Canoe, then pause for some photo ops at Lanterne des Morts, and finally contemplate the long history of Cassinomagus - Archaeological Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Massignac holiday builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bonifacio to Massignac. Traveling from Bonifacio in September, expect Massignac to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Les Salles Lavauguyon.

Things to do in Massignac

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Les Salles Lavauguyon

— 4 nights
Visiting Aventure Parc Lacs de Haute Charente and La Voie Verte des Hauts de Tardoire will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chateau de Montbrun and Poitevin Marshes. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau des Cars (in Les Cars), Chalus (Chateau de Chalus-Chabrol, Chateau de Chalus-Maulmont, &more) and Chateau de Lastours (in Rilhac-Lastours).

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Les Salles Lavauguyon online tour itinerary planner.

Les Salles Lavauguyon is very close to Massignac. In September in Les Salles Lavauguyon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in Les Salles Lavauguyon

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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Saint-Emilion

— 6 nights

Gem of the Dordogne Valley

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion and Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau Mauvezin and Chateau Beaurang. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Galerie d'Art Contemporain L'Orange Bleue, don't miss a visit to Cloitre des Cordeliers, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and indulge your taste buds at Chateau Panet - Vignobles Carles.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Emilion road trip site.

Getting from Les Salles Lavauguyon to Saint-Emilion by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Les Salles Lavauguyon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Emilion, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1: