6 days in South of France Itinerary

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Cannes
— 2 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Lourdes
— 1 night
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Cannes — 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 16th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Le Suquet, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lérins Islands, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Nomade.

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Denver, USA to Cannes is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Cannes due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cannes when traveling from Denver in September, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Bonifacio.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Bastion de L'Etendard, then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio.

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Getting from Cannes to Bonifacio by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Carcassonne.
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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.
On the 19th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours.

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Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Bonifacio in September, you will find days in Carcassonne are a bit cooler (77°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Lourdes.
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Lourdes — 1 night

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Basilique Saint-Pie X, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, and then admire the masterpieces at Chateau Fort of Lourdes.

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You can drive from Carcassonne to Lourdes in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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