9 days in South of France & Saint-Etienne Itinerary

9 days in South of France & Saint-Etienne Itinerary

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Bordeaux
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La Teste-de-Buch
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Bordeaux
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Bayonne
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Bordeaux
— 1 night
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Toulouse
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Montpellier
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Saint-Etienne
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Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 4th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Prieure de Cayac, test your problem-solving skills at The Hostel Escape game, then get a taste of the local shopping with Promenade Sainte Catherine, and finally ponder the design of Monument aux Girondins.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux online trip builder.

Paris to Bordeaux is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In August in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Teste-de-Buch.

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Shopping · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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The Hostel Escape game ©
The Hostel Escape game
Monument aux Girondins ©
Monument aux Girondins
Prieure de Cayac ©
Prieure de Cayac

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La Teste-de-Buch

La Teste-de-Buch ©
La Teste-de-Buch is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.It is located on the south shore of Arcachon Bay, lying in the southwestern part of Gironde.It is the largest of four communes that comprise the (COBAS), a small metropolitan area of 54,204 population (1999 census). Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take the plunge with Vertical T'air Parachutisme, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Bassin d'Arcachon, and then find something for the whole family at Parc de la Coccinelle.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read La Teste-de-Buch trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bordeaux to La Teste-de-Buch in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in La Teste-de-Buch

Adventure · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

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Vertical T'air Parachutisme ©
Vertical T'air Parachutisme
Zoo Bassin d'Arcachon ©
Zoo Bassin d'Arcachon
Parc de la Coccinelle ©
Parc de la Coccinelle

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux

The Port of the Moon

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bordeaux online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from La Teste-de-Buch to Bordeaux takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Bayonne.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Nightlife
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Bayonne

Bayonne ©
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, and finally kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayonne trip planner.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Bayonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Bayonne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Bayonne

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

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Aquarium de Biarritz ©
Aquarium de Biarritz
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux

The Port of the Moon

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Bayonne to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Nightlife
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Toulouse

Toulouse ©

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get curious at Cite de l'espace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Toulouse journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Toulouse sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Montpellier.

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Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

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Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): skim along the rocks with Escal'OSud, admire the masterpieces at Espace Dominique Bagouet, and then go for a charming ride with Manade Vitou de Fontmarie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Place de la Comedie, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Planet Ocean Montpellier, then test your problem-solving skills at Prizoners Montpellier, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Montpellier trip planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Montpellier in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Saint-Etienne.

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Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
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Escal'OSud ©
Escal'OSud
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Manade Vitou de Fontmarie ©
Manade Vitou de Fontmarie

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Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne ©
Situated in the Massif Central, Saint-Étienne is a bustling capital of the Loire department with diverse activities and attractions, such as natural gorges, cultural events, cathedrals, historical sites, museums, and restaurants.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Etienne side-trips: Le Jardin d'Eden (in Tournon-sur-Rhone), Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Route des Belvederes (in Tain-l'Hermitage). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Chappelle de la Charite Saint Etienne, look and learn at Planetarium de Saint-Etienne, contemplate the long history of La Grand'Eglise, and admire the landmark architecture of Chalets de Bizillon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Etienne tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Montpellier to Saint-Etienne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Montpellier in August, with highs in Saint-Etienne at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Saint-Etienne

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Stade Geoffroy Guichard ©
Stade Geoffroy Guichard
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
Eglise Sainte Marie ©
Eglise Sainte Marie

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