8 days in Languedoc-Roussillon Itinerary

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Montpellier
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
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Perpignan
— 1 night
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Montpellier — 3 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montpellier: Seaquarium (in Le Grau-du-Roi), Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes) and Nimes (Jardins de la Fontaine & Tour Magne). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc De Lunaret-zoo De Montpellier, see the interesting displays at Le Pavillon Populaire, and get a taste of the local shopping with Place de la Comedie.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montpellier trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Montpellier is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in December: high temperatures in Montpellier hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 2 nights

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 21st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), then wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Carnot, and then do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne journey planner.

Getting from Montpellier to Carcassonne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Perpignan.
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Perpignan — 1 night

Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Le Lydia, explore the historical opulence of Château de Salses, then don't miss a visit to Castillet, then steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Perpignan attractions planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Perpignan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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