14 days in Cotignac & Lourdes Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Marseille Provence Airport, Drive to Cotignac
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Cotignac
— 5 nights
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Lourdes
— 7 nights
Train to Toulouse Matabiau, Fly to Washington DC

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Cotignac — 5 nights

Cotignac is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Monastery of St. Joseph Font Bessillon. Kids will appreciate attractions like Hautes Alpes Canyoning Aquaticale and Jet 007. Explore Cotignac's surroundings by going to Fondation Carzou (in Manosque), Citadelle de Forcalquier (in Forcalquier) and Valensole (Les Jardins du Clos de Villeneuve & Plateau de Valensole). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes La Palud, trek along Verdon Les Basses Gorges, and see the interesting displays at Confiserie Azureenne.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cotignac journey planner.

Washington DC, USA to Cotignac is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Cotignac is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cotignac, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lourdes.
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Lourdes — 7 nights

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kids will enjoy Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Grotte de Massabielle. Explore Lourdes' surroundings by going to Biarritz (Phare de Biarritz, La Cote des Basques, &more), La Mongie (Col de Tourmalet & Pic Du Midi) and Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne (in Bayonne). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, take an in-depth tour of Chateau Fort of Lourdes, explore the landscape on two wheels at Voie Verte des Gaves, and contemplate the long history of Le Cachot.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lourdes online visit planner.

You can drive from Cotignac to Lourdes in 6.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cotignac in July, with highs in Lourdes at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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