9-Day France Road Trip from Carcassonne to Lyon, Beaune, Paris, and Limoges

Photo of summer view over Vieux Lyon, with famous cathedral Fourviere, and Croix Rousse in Lyon, France.
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9 days & 8 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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8 nights included
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9 days included
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 9-day road trip through France.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in France. With this perfectly planned travel package, you will stay 3 nights in Carcassonne, 1 night in Lyon, 1 night in Beaune, 2 nights in Paris, and 1 night in Limoges, experiencing the ultimate road trip in France. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Carcassonne, Nimes, Lyon, Beaune, Paris, Limoges, and Toulouse.

We'll help you experience the best 9 days in France you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Carcassonne, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to discover some of the most popular attractions in France, including the stunning Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 4-star Hotel Restaurant Le Parc Franck Putelat. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star L' Octroi. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights in France. From the magnificent Arc de Triomphe to the breathtaking Champ de Mars and Jardin du Luxembourg, your journey will take you on a thrilling adventure through some of the most iconic travel destinations in the country. Your discovery doesn't end there. As you hit the open road and drive through Carcassonne, Nimes, Lyon, Beaune, Paris, Limoges, and Toulouse, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of France. Whether you're exploring enchanting small towns, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there's always something new and exciting to experience in France.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in France. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you’ll never have a boring moment on your road trip through France.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you multiple opportunities to look for souvenirs to memorialize your road trip in France.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything France has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of France. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 8 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 8 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. Make your vacation in France extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

The best services in France fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in France today!

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Included

Hotel, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Carcassonne - city in FranceCarcassonne / 3 nights
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 2 nights
The City of Lyon in the daytime.Lyon / 1 night
Photo of Toulouse and Garonne river aerial panoramic view, France.Toulouse
Photo of Nimes Arena aerial panoramic view. Nimes is a city in the Occitanie region of southern France.Nîmes
Beaune - city in FranceBeaune / 1 night
Limoges - city in FranceLimoges / 1 night

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Attractions

Photo of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France best Destinations in Europe.Eiffel Tower
Photo of beautiful summer view of Louvre Museum, one of the world's most important museums, historic monument and parisian landmark, Paris, France.Louvre Museum
Photo of Arc de Triomphe  Early in the morning with the French flag, France.Arc de Triomphe
Photo of Champ de Mars view from top of Eiffel tower looking down see the entire city as a beautiful classic architecture, France.Champ de Mars
Photo of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Cœur Basilica),on Montmartre hill, Paris, France.Sacré-Cœur
Photo of Luxembourg gardens and palace with puffy clouds in Paris, France.Jardin du Luxembourg
Photo of Corner of the Tuileries Garden with flower bed and alley with sculptures in Paris in springtime, France.Tuileries Garden
Photo of scenic view of Carcassone medieval city in France against summer sky.Cité de Carcassonne
Photo of the Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine.Musée d'Orsay
photo of La Villette Park with the Canal of the Basin of the Villette with boat at beautiful morning in Paris, France.La Villette
Place de la ConcordePlace de la Concorde
Photo of the greenhouse of the Parc de la Tete d'Or, Lyon, France.Parc de la Tête d'Or
Parc de la Tête d'Or, Lyon 6e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceParc de la Tête d'Or
Photo of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on a bright afternoon in Spring, France.Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Photo of The Panthéon is a monument in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.Panthéon
Aerial view of The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Lyon city.The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a minor basilica in Lyon.Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
Place BellecourPlace Bellecour
Jardin de La Fontaine, Nimes, Nîmes, Gard, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceJardin de La Fontaine
Basilica of Saint Sernin is a Roman Catholic church in Toulouse, FranceBasilica of St Sernin
Saint Jean Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste) in Lyon, France, EuropeLyon Cathedral
Jardin des Plantes, Saint-Michel, Le Busca, Empalot, Saint-Agne, Toulouse Sud-Est, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceJardin des Plantes
Château Comtal, Carcassonne, Aude, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceChâteau Comtal
Proche cité
Pont Neuf, Saint-Cyprien, Toulouse Rive Gauche, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FrancePont-Neuf
Musée de la Romanité de NîmesMusée de la Romanité
photo of a kiosk at the beautiful Grand Rond Park at morning in Toulouse, France.Grand Rond
Church of Saints Nazaire and Celse
Château et Remparts de la Cité de Carcassonne
Carré d'ArtCarré d'Art
Portail des JacobinsPortail des Jacobins

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Jan 1 - Jan 9

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Day 1 – Carcassonne - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Carcassonne - arrival day

  • Carcassonne - Arrival day
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  • Portail des Jacobins
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Your road trip adventure in France begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Carcassonne. You’ll stay in Carcassonne for 3 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Carcassonne has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Portail des Jacobins. This attraction is a gate and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 296 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city.

One of the best luxury places you could choose in Carcassonne is Hotel Restaurant Le Parc Franck Putelat. This 4-star hotel is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 328 guests.

Alternatively, one of the best cheap hotel options in Carcassonne is L' Octroi. This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 535 guests.

If these hotels are unavailable during your vacation in Carcassonne, our system will automatically help you find the best alternative for your stay.

Carcassonne also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 9-day vacation in France!

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Day 2 – Carcassonne

Day 2

Day 2 – Carcassonne

  • Carcassonne
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Drive 9 km, 31 min

  • Cité de Carcassonne
  • Church of Saints Nazaire and Celse
  • Proche cité
  • Château Comtal
  • Château et Remparts de la Cité de Carcassonne
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On day 2 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Carcassonne, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. You still have 2 nights left in Carcassonne.

Today you'll explore the city of Carcassonne. One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is Cité de Carcassonne. This incredible attraction is a fortress and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 76,968 visitors.

Basilique Saint Nazaire is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Carcassonne. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,146 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Carcassonne is proche cité. This amazing attraction is a top-tier point of interest and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,102 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Château Comtal. This castle and place of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,823 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Château et Remparts de la Cité de Carcassonne. This best-rated sightseeing destination is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,201 visitors.

To do something one-of-a-kind today, you can join a popular tour. Check out all the fun and eye-opening experiences you can try out in France to make your travel experience in the country more memorable.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Carcassonne.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through France!

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Day 3 – Nimes and Lyon

Day 3

Day 3 – Nimes and Lyon

  • Nîmes
  • Lyon
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Drive 459 km, 4 hours 52 min

  • Jardin de La Fontaine
  • Carré d'Art
  • Musée de la Romanité
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As you rise to greet the dawn on day 3 of your epic road trip in France, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Carcassonne. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Lyon. You’ll stay in Lyon for 1 night. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Carcassonne’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Carcassonne, start your day with a visit to the amazing Jardin de La Fontaine. This much-appreciated park and attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 15,878 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Musée de la Romanité. This museum and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,534 visitors. As one of the top places to visit in the city, the incredible Musée de la Romanité welcomes 25,271 visitors annually.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Carcassonne has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Lyon. Lyon offers plenty of options for top-rated hotels and other places to stay that fit all travel budgets.

Alternatively, check out one of the best 4-star apartment options in Lyon, like Le Sixième Ciel. This apartment is a popular choice among travelers in the city and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 34 guests.

After you’ve settled into your accommodation, we recommend a dinner at the popular L Bar food & drink. This popular restaurant is one of locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 2,758 reviews.

The remarkable Bouchon Tupin is another top restaurant in Lyon we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 969 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous L'Institut Restaurant is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 853 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Lyon, the fantastic The Phantom of the Opera. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 514 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful Black Forest Society. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 500 customers.

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in France!

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Day 4 – Beaune

Day 4

Day 4 – Beaune

  • Lyon
  • Beaune
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Drive 171 km, 2 hours 21 min

  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
  • Lyon Cathedral
  • Place Bellecour
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
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Day 4 of your road trip through France gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You will stay in Beaune for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Carcassonne is the amazing Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. This attraction is a minor basilica that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 25,765 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible catholic cathedral, Lyon Cathedral. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,228 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Carcassonne is the outstanding Place Bellecour. This popular square and travel destination has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 20,560 visitors.

The spectacular parc de la Tête d'Or is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating park and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 50,621 visitors.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in France. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Beaune, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Beaune is the 5-star Hostellerie Le Cedre. This hotel has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 466 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 4-star Mercure Beaune Centre. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 2,067 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Le Bout du Monde, one of the best restaurants in the city of Beaune. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 343 customers.

Locals also recommend Le Bistrot du Coin as one of the best restaurants in the city of Beaune. Le Bistrot du Coin is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 109 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Beaune is Le Rest O Bar. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 101 customers.

After dinner, visit Barbizier, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Beaune. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 141 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through France!

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Day 5 – Paris

Day 5

Day 5 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 313 km, 3 hours 23 min

  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Louvre Museum
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Rise and shine on day 5 of your road trip in France. Today, you'll wake up in Beaune and embark on a scenic drive to Paris, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 2 nights. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Beaune and Paris before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Beaune. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Hôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune. This attraction is a museum that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,805 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible La Moutarderie Fallot. This attraction, a beloved best-rated sightseeing destination, has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,107 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Beaune is the stunning Park Bouzaise. This park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,309 visitors.

Wave goodbye to Carcassonne and continue your journey by car. If you want to break up today’s drive into two, take the opportunity to stop and discover what the city of Paris has to offer.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Musée d'Orsay. This attraction is an art museum that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 71,115 visitors. Around 3,651,616 people visit Musée d'Orsay every year.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible place de la Concorde. This square and attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 54,229 reviews.

Another site you could visit today is the top-rated Tuileries Garden. This garden and travel destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 92,172 visitors.

The lovely Louvre Museum is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 260,788 visitors have left this art museum an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. This popular attraction gets around 2,825,000 visits every year.

When you're done with your sightseeing in Paris, it's time to continue your drive to the city of Paris. When you arrive in Paris you’ll check in at one of the best hotels in the area.

A frequently recommended hotel in the city of Paris is the 4-star Okko Hotels Paris Porte de Versailles. This hotel offers plenty of functional amenities and has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 819 guests.

If you’d rather stay at the best 5-star apartment in Paris, we recommend Toureifelchampselysee. This luxurious apartment promises guests a pleasant stay in the city and is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 97 guests.

A top-rated budget hotel that is popular among travelers in Paris is the 3-star Hotel Ariane Montparnasse. This hotel is a practical place to stay in the city and has an average rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars by 419 guests.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Restaurant Guy Savoy. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,143 customers.

Locals also recommend Le Bistrot Du Perigord, another of the best restaurants in Paris. Le Bistrot Du Perigord is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 584 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Kitchen Galerie Bis. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 512 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit Le Calbar to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Paris, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 775 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Little Red Door. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Little Red Door has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,722 customers.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in France, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 6 – Paris

Day 6

Day 6 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 33 km, 1 hour 37 min

  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • La Villette
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On day 6 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Paris, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. You still have 1 night left in Paris.

Today you'll explore the city of Carcassonne. One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is Champ de Mars. This incredible attraction is an urban park and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 172,488 visitors.

Eiffel Tower is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Carcassonne. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 322,389 visitors. Eiffel Tower attracts about 6,207,303 travelers annually.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Carcassonne is Arc de Triomphe. Attracting 2,743,823 annual visitors, it's clear that Arc de Triomphe is one of the top sights of the area. This amazing attraction is a triumphal arch and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 193,235 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding La Villette. This commune of france and place of interest is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 56,497 visitors.

To do something one-of-a-kind today, you can join a popular tour. Check out all the fun and eye-opening experiences you can try out in France to make your travel experience in the country more memorable.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Paris.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris, like Le Train Bleu. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,110 customers.

The Bombardier is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Paris. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,775 customers.

Locals enjoy Jules Verne, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Paris. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,525 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Paris, Experimental Cocktail Club. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,338 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through France!

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Day 7 – Paris and Limoges

Day 7

Day 7 – Paris and Limoges

  • Paris
  • Limoges
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Drive 395 km, 4 hours 14 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Panthéon
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
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You’ll stay in Limoges for 1 night.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Carcassonne today is Notre-Dame de Paris. This excellent attraction is a catholic cathedral that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 45,788 visitors. Each year, Notre-Dame de Paris attracts over 12,000,000 local and international travelers.

We also recommend you visit the amazing Panthéon, an outstanding mausoleum, in the city of Carcassonne. Around 43,649 travelers rated this attraction with 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Carcassonne is Jardin du Luxembourg. This amazing attraction is an urban park and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 94,043 visitors.

To experience the local culture, see more of France, and meet new people at the same time, we highly recommend you go on a tour. You’ll find many top-rated and popular tours in the city, offering unique experiences that will inspire you. On this tour, you can go on an epic adventure to some of the best places to visit in France. You also get to admire popular places of interest.

You could then travel to Notre-Dame de Paris for some unforgettable sightseeing experience. This popular attraction is a catholic cathedral and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 45,788 visitors. Approximately 12,000,000 people visit Ile-de-France every year to see the fantastic Notre-Dame de Paris.

This outstanding mausoleum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 43,649 travelers.

You can also stop at the popular Jardin du Luxembourg. This attraction, a stunning urban park, has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 94,043 visitors.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Limoges.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Limoges is the 3-star hotel Atrium. This hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 860 guests.

Or, you could enjoy a stay at an exclusive 4-star hotel. The Best Western Plus Richelieu is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Limoges. This hotel is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 528 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Campanile Limoges Nord. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 228 guests.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Limoges, L'Irlandais. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,536 customers.

Locals recommend O'BRIEN TAVERN Irish Pub Limoges as one of the best restaurants in the city of Limoges. O'BRIEN TAVERN Irish Pub Limoges is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 715 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Limoges is L'Atelier - Limoges. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 521 customers.

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through France with a toast!

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Day 8 – Toulouse and Carcassonne

Day 8

Day 8 – Toulouse and Carcassonne

  • Toulouse
  • Carcassonne
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Drive 387 km, 4 hours 17 min

  • Basilica of St Sernin
  • Pont-Neuf
  • Grand Rond
  • Jardin des Plantes
  • More

Rise and shine on day 8 of your road trip in France. Today, you'll wake up in Limoges and embark on a scenic drive to Carcassonne, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Limoges and Toulouse before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Limoges. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Jardin botanique de l'Evêché. This attraction is a botanical garden that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,815 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Park Zoo Reynou. This attraction, a beloved park, has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 2,827 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Limoges is the stunning Limoges Cathedral. This catholic cathedral and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,596 visitors.

Wave goodbye to Carcassonne and continue your journey by car. If you want to break up today’s drive into two, take the opportunity to stop and discover what the city of Toulouse has to offer.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Basilica of St. Sernin. This attraction is a minor basilica that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,287 visitors.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible Pont-Neuf. This deck arch bridge and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,845 reviews.

Another site you could visit today is the top-rated Grand Rond. This urban park and travel destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,069 visitors.

The lovely Jardin des Plantes is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 9,847 visitors have left this park an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

When you're done with your sightseeing in Toulouse, it's time to continue your drive to the city of Carcassonne. When you arrive in Carcassonne you’ll check in at one of the best hotels in the area.

If you’d rather stay at the best 4-star hotel in Carcassonne, we recommend Hotel Restaurant Le Parc Franck Putelat. This luxurious hotel promises guests a pleasant stay in the city and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 328 guests.

A top-rated budget hotel that is popular among travelers in Carcassonne is the 3-star L' Octroi. This hotel is a practical place to stay in the city and has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 535 guests.

This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in France, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 9 – Carcassonne - departure day

Day 9

Day 9 – Carcassonne - departure day

  • Carcassonne - Departure day
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Day 9 of your road trip in France is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Carcassonne before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Take a stroll along the main shopping streets of Carcassonne and find some souvenirs to remind you of your road trip in France.

You’ll then say farewell to Carcassonne. We wish you a pleasant journey home, with many wonderful memories of your unforgettable vacation in France!

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