S FRANCE & ANDORRA

We’ve packed a lot in to this itinerary which takes in the best of Aude, Occitanie, the Pyrénées-Orientales, Andorra and even a slice of Catalonia. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget. Here’s your Southern France and Andorra travel plan:

Luxury
1 ✈To Toulouse (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening 🏨Pullman Toulouse Center (Book >) See all hotels >
Recommended flight times are for those wanting to depart after work.
2 Couvent des Jacbons is a magnificent place to visit. Take in the city’s beautiful squares and visit Pont Neuf during the day and see it lit up at night. Pre-book a transfer from the airport.
3 🚌Toulouse to Andorra La Vella(Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 14:15 🏨Andorra Park Hotel (Book >) See all hotels >
Contrast the sedate Old Town (take a tour of Casa de la Vall) with the shopping buzz of Meritxell Avenue. VAT is incredibly low in Andorra so leave space if you want to stock up!
4 🚌Andorra La Vella to Soldeu (Bus L3) Dep: Every 20 mins Arr: 25 mins later 🏨Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa (Book >) See all hotels >
Head for the hills opposite your hotel – this is excellent hiking and biking country. Your hotel has one of the best spas we’ve seen – perfect for resting weary legs.
5 Dedicate today to a long hike/bike up Vall d’Incles to the Estany Primer de Juclar lake and beyond to the French border if you have the energy. Take plenty of food and water as there isn’t anywhere to resupply along the route.
6 🚌Soldeu to Andorra L V
🚌Andorra L V to La Seu d’Urgell (Book >)
🚌La Seu d’Urgell to Puigcerdà (Book >)
Dep: Any time
Dep: 15:00Dep: 15:54
Arr: 25 mins later
Arr: 15:33Arr: 16:52
🏨Villa Paulita (Book >) See all hotels >
Climb to the top of Puigcerda bell tower then stroll around the lake at sunset. The Tourist Office in the bell tower can tell you if the Yellow Train is running.
7 🚌Bourg Madame to Font Romeu (Times >)
🚄Font Romeu to Villefranche (Book >)
🚄Villefranche to Perpignan (Book >)
Dep: 15:46

Dep: 16:51

Dep: 18:45

Arr: 16:18

Arr: 18:27

Arr: 19:33

🏨Mas Latour Lavail (Book >) See all hotels >
The Tet Valley is today’s star, best seen from the train or bus. If you take the bus and arrive early into Perpignan then enjoy its Old Town and nearby beaches. If the Yellow Train isn’t running then you can travel from Bourg Madame to Perpignan for €1 on local bus.
8 🚄Perpignan to Narbonne
(Book >)
🚄Narbonne to Carcassonne (Book >)
Dep: 13:17

Dep: 16:32

Arr: 14:03

Arr: 17:02

🏨Hotel de la Cite (Book >) See all hotels >
Narbonne’s cathedral is spectacular – don’t miss it, along with the canal and section of the Roman Via Domitia. Walk across the Via Domitia for excellent views of the citadel.
9 Spend at least 2 hours exploring the ramparts and Château Comtal, soak up the atmosphere in a café within the walls. Top quality produce can be bought from the Place Carnot market on Tue, Thu and Sat.
10 ✈Carcassonne to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening What did you think of this Southern France & Andorra itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Visit the ‘new’ part of the city and walk along Canal du Midi.
Mid-range
1 ✈To Toulouse (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening 🏨Novotel Airport(Book >) See all hotels >
Recommended flight times are for those wanting to depart after work.
2 Couvent des Jacbons is a magnificent place to visit. Take in the city’s beautiful squares and visit Pont Neuf during the day and see it lit up at night. Pre-book a transfer from the airport.
3 🚌Toulouse to Andorra La Vella(Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 14:15 🏨NH Hesperia (Book >) See all hotels >
Contrast the sedate Old Town (take a tour of Casa de la Vall) with the shopping buzz of Meritxell Avenue. VAT is incredibly low in Andorra so leave space if you want to stock up!
4 🚌Andorra La Vella to Soldeu (Bus L3) Dep: Every 20 mins Arr: 25 mins later 🏨Sport Hotel Village (Book >) See all hotels >
Head for the hills opposite your hotel – this is excellent hiking and biking country. Your hotel gives you access to the spa across the road – perfect for resting weary legs.
5 Dedicate today to a long hike/bike up Vall d’Incles to the Estany Primer de Juclar lake and beyond to the French border if you have the energy. Take plenty of food and water as there isn’t anywhere to resupply along the route.
6 🚌Soldeu to Andorra L V
🚌Andorra L V to La Seu d’Urgell (Book >)
🚌La Seu d’Urgell to Puigcerdà (Book >)
Dep: Any time
Dep: 15:00Dep: 15:54
Arr: 25 mins later
Arr: 15:33Arr: 16:52
🏨Villa Paulita (Book >) See all hotels >
Climb to the top of Puigcerda bell tower then stroll around the lake at sunset. The Tourist Office in the bell tower can tell you if the Yellow Train is running.
7 🚌Bourg Madame to Font Romeu (Times >)
🚄Font Romeu to Villefranche (Book >)
🚄Villefranche to Perpignan (Book >)
Dep: 15:46

Dep: 16:51

Dep: 18:45

Arr: 16:18

Arr: 18:27

Arr: 19:33

🏨Campanile Perpignan Centre (Book >) See all hotels >
The Tet Valley is today’s star, best seen from the train or bus. If you take the bus and arrive early into Perpignan then enjoy its Old Town and nearby beaches. If the Yellow Train isn’t running then you can travel from Bourg Madame to Perpignan for €1 on local bus.
8 🚄Perpignan to Narbonne
(Book >)
🚄Narbonne to Carcassonne (Book >)
Dep: 13:17

Dep: 16:32

Arr: 14:03

Arr: 17:02

🏨Hotel des Trois Couronnes (Book >) See all hotels >
Narbonne’s cathedral is spectacular – don’t miss it, along with the canal and section of the Roman Via Domitia. We’ve picked this hotel for its view of the Citadel, if you want to stay in the action then Hotel de la Cite is a luxury option, or Hotel Le Donjon for a smaller budget.
9 Spend at least 2 hours exploring the ramparts and Château Comtal, soak up the atmosphere in a café within the walls. Top quality produce can be bought from the Place Carnot market on Tue, Thu and Sat.
10 ✈Carcassonne to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening What did you think of this Southern France & Andorra itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Visit the ‘new’ part of the city and walk along Canal du Midi.
Budget
1 ✈To Toulouse (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening 🏨Toulouse apartment (Book >) See all apartments >
Recommended flight times are for those wanting to depart after work.
2 Couvent des Jacbons is a magnificent place to visit. Take in the city’s beautiful squares and visit Pont Neuf during the day and see it lit up at night. Pre-book a transfer from the airport.
3 🚌Toulouse to Andorra La Vella(Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 14:15 🏨Barri Antic Hostel & Pub (Book >) See all hotels >
Contrast the sedate Old Town (take a tour of Casa de la Vall) with the shopping buzz of Meritxell Avenue. VAT is incredibly low in Andorra so leave space if you want to stock up!
4 🚌Andorra La Vella to Soldeu (Bus L3) Dep: Every 20 mins Arr: 25 mins later 🏨Hotel Galanthus & Spa (Book >) See all hotels >
Head for the hills opposite your hotel – this is excellent hiking and biking country. Bikes can be hired from the gondola lift building.
5 Dedicate today to a long hike/bike up Vall d’Incles to the Estany Primer de Juclar lake and beyond to the French border if you have the energy. Take plenty of food and water as there isn’t anywhere to resupply along the route.
6 🚌Soldeu to Andorra L V
🚌Andorra L V to La Seu d’Urgell (Book >)
🚌La Seu d’Urgell to Puigcerdà (Book >)
Dep: Any time
Dep: 15:00Dep: 15:54
Arr: 25 mins later
Arr: 15:33Arr: 16:52
🏨Hotel Parada (Book >) See all hotels >
Climb to the top of Puigcerda bell tower then stroll around the lake at sunset. The Tourist Office in the bell tower can tell you if the Yellow Train is running.
7 🚌Bourg Madame to Font Romeu (Times >)
🚄Font Romeu to Villefranche (Book >)
🚄Villefranche to Perpignan (Book >)
Dep: 15:46

Dep: 16:51

Dep: 18:45

Arr: 16:18

Arr: 18:27

Arr: 19:33

🏨Myperpignan (Book >) See all apartments >
The Tet Valley is today’s star, best seen from the train or bus. If you take the bus and arrive early into Perpignan then enjoy its Old Town and nearby beaches. If the Yellow Train isn’t running then you can travel from Bourg Madame to Perpignan for €1 on local bus.
8 🚄Perpignan to Narbonne
(Book >)
🚄Narbonne to Carcassonne (Book >)
Dep: 13:17

Dep: 16:32

Arr: 14:03

Arr: 17:02

🏨Hotel de la Cite (Book >) See all hotels >
Narbonne’s cathedral is spectacular – don’t miss it, along with the canal and section of the Roman Via Domitia. If you’d like to pay a little more to stay in the citadel then we can recommend Hotel Le Donjon.
9 Spend at least 2 hours exploring the ramparts and Château Comtal, soak up the atmosphere in a café within the walls. Top quality produce can be bought from the Place Carnot market on Tue, Thu and Sat.
10 ✈Carcassonne to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening What did you think of this Southern France & Andorra itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Visit the ‘new’ part of the city and walk along Canal du Midi.

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