• The Occitania •
Toulouse – Carcassonne – Sete – Nîmes – Arles – Les Beaux de Provence – Avignon – Orange – Montpellier – Peyre – Rodez
Meeting in Toulouse with your Carol Voyages guide and visit of the pink city with the basilica St Sernin, the place of the Capitole, the church of the Jacobins… Free time for dinner and overnight in a 3-star hotel in the vicinity.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure in a deluxe coach with your guide for a magical visit of the City of Space. Then drive on Carcassonne and visit the city classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free time for lunch in town then continuation towards Sète, fatherland of Brassens and Paul Valéry, and the true Venice of the south of France. Free time for dinner and night in a 3-star hotel in the surrounding area.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Nîmes and visit of the arena, the square house and the Magne tower. Free time for lunch in town then continuation on Arles to the doors of the Camargue and visit of its amphitheater and its cloister Saint Trophime. Continuation by Les Baux-de-Provence and stop at the Pont du Gard for a visit of this Roman aqueduct on 3 levels which is the most visited antique monument in France. Free time for dinner and night in a 3-star hotel in the surrounding area.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning drive to Avignon and visit the famous Palais des Papes. Built in 1335, it is the most important Gothic palace in the West. Free time to stroll around the city and for lunch. Stop in front of the bridge Saint Bénezet (more commonly called bridge of Avignon), then road towards Orange for a visit of its antique theater and its arch of triumph. Road to Montpellier. Free time for dinner and night in a 3-star hotel in the surrounding area.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit of the historical center of Montpellier then road to the viaduct of Millau. Stop in front of this cable-stayed bridge higher than the Eiffel Tower and crossing the Tarn valley. Continuation to Peyre, classified among the 10 most beautiful villages of France and time in town for lunch before visiting this very charming village. Continuation on Rodez for a visit of the Soulages Museum and a passage to the Notre Dame Cathedral. Free time for dinner and night in a 3-star hotel in the surrounding area.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning drive to Toulouse and visit of the Airbus factories. Embark on the exciting world of aeronautics! Free time for lunch in the center of Toulouse.
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