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France Castles and citadels in Occitanie  

  • Off the beaten track
Tour itinerary includes
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Train
    Train
  • Wine tasting
    Wine tasting
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to France!  Upon your arrival at the Charles de Gaulle airport, you will make your way to the airport's high-speed train station where you will board a train to Montpellier.  When you arrive in Montpellier, a private chauffeur will be waiting for you to take you to take you to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to adjust to the timezone change and visit the city at your leisure.

Visited:
Paris, Montpellier
Accommodation
Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier (Montpellier)

Day 2: Discovering Montpellier: Gourmet Walking Tour

Today you'll participate in a unique gourmet walking tour of Montpellier with your own personal culinary guide.  Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax and take in the beauty of the city.  


Board : Breakfast

Visited:
Montpellier
Accommodation
Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier (Montpellier)

Day 3: Languedoc Heritage Half-Day Wine Excursion from Montpellier

Start the day bright and early with an excursion from Montpellier to see the Languedoc historical region and the incredible wines grown here.  You'll be returned to your hotel at the end of the tour, and get to enjoy the rest of your day in Montpellier at leisure. 


Board : Breakfast

Visited:
Montpellier
Accommodation
Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier (Montpellier)

Day 4: Private Full-Day Wine Discovery from Montpellier

Today after getting picked up by your private guide at your hotel, you'll head north out of Montpellier into the mountainous wilderness of the region.  On this full-day excursion you'll taste regional wines and see for yourself the majesty of the wild nature of Languedoc. 

Visited:
Montpellier
Accommodation
Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier (Montpellier)

Day 5: Medieval Citadel

Upon hotel checkout a private driver will meet you to drive you to the city of Carcassonne.   This hilltop town in southern France’s Languedoc area is famous for its medieval citadel, La Cité, with numerous watchtowers and double-walled fortifications. The first walls were built in Gallo-Roman times, with major additions made in the 13th and 14th centuries. Château Comtal, a 12th-century castle within the Cité, offers archaeological exhibits and a tour of the inner ramparts.


After arrival and check-in at your hotel within the city, a local guide will meet you there to embark on a walking tour of Carcassonne. 

Visited:
Carcassonne
Accommodation
Hôtel des Trois Couronnes (Carcassonne)

Day 6: Excursion to Rennes le Château and the Château de Montségur

Today you'll set out to see two incredible sites of Occitanie: 

Rennes le Château, a small French hilltop village known internationally and visited by tens of thousands of visitors per year because of various conspiracy theories ; and 

Château de Montségur, a former fortress that was once a Cathar stronghold before it was razed in the early 13th century.   

Your guide will return you to your hotel at the end of the day. 


Board : Breakfast

Visited:
Rennes
Accommodation
Hôtel des Trois Couronnes (Carcassonne)

Day 7: The city of Toulouse

After hotel checkout, a private driver will take you by car from the hotel and across French countryside to the city of Toulouse.  After arriving at your Toulouse hotel and checking in, a private guide will meet you for a walking tour of the city. 


Board: Breakfast

Visited:
Toulouse
Accommodation
Hôtel de Brienne Toulouse (Toulouse)

Day 8: Excursion to Lourdes from Toulouse

Meet your guide at your hotel bright and early to head out to the nearby city of Lourdes together.  After spending the entire day visiting this world-famous pilgrimage site, you'll be returned to your hotel by your guide. 


Board: Breakfast

Visited:
Lourdes
Accommodation
Hôtel de Brienne Toulouse (Toulouse)

Day 9: Half-Day Excursion to Gaillac Wine Region from Toulouse

Today you'll head out of Toulouse to the nearby wine region known as Gaillac for a half-day wine tasting excursion.  Delight in the tastes and flavors of Gaillac before being returned to your hotel.  Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. 


Board: Breakfast

Visited:
Accommodation
Hôtel de Brienne Toulouse (Toulouse)

Day 10: Departure

Time to say "Au revoir" - Goodbye!  Upon checking out of your hotel, a private chauffeur will drive you to the train station, where you'll take a train to the Paris airport for your departure.  Bon voyage!  


Board: Breakfast

Visited:
Toulouse

Paris Montpellier Carcassonne Rennes Toulouse Lourdes

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
January 2020 to December 2020 $5,040

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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