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5 nights between Sarlat and St Remy

What would you do with 5 nights between these regions?

I have been looking at areas around Figeac, St Cirq-Lapopie as well as Albi and Carcassonne. I'm really not sure how to spend our nights? Or try to hit the coastline?

I would love to hear what you would do!

Thank you!

Posted by
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St Cirq-Lapopie: I went there because it is one of Les Plus Belles Villages de France. It was underwhelming. Barely worth time to stop for lunch, certainly not to stay there.

Carcassonne: not to be missed, and definitely better if you stay there, right in the old Cité.

Further west a bit, in the Dordogne, I really appreciated Beynac and La Roque Gageac.

On the coast in that area, I highly recommend Collioure.

Posted by
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Great ideas (except Figeac maybe?) and suggestions already, but I'll add a suggestion for a more northerly route: you could spend 3n/2d exploring the Monts du Cantal northeast of Aurillac and 2n/1d in Le Puy. Stunning, less visited part of the country.

Posted by
848 posts

I love the area balso mentioned. If it were my trip, I would visit Conques (we were there 2 nights). Salers is a good base just west of the Cantal mountains. Don’t miss the cheese! Le Puy is spectacular site. I love Orcival as well but that might be further north than you want to go.

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Thank you so much for all your responses!

Can I ask: What have you done in these more northernly regions? And, why have you enjoyed them?

darrenblois- we will be staying for a week in La Roque Gageac so we will have seen that whole area

Posted by
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I really liked Figeac; I saw it on a day trip. I'm definitely not suggesting it for five nights! I'd also happily return to Toulouse; I enjoyed Albi, too, but after seeing the key sights, a return doesn't seem urgent. St-Cirq-Lapopie is picturesque but quite small. I walked from the (distant) nearest bus stop; I suppose if you arrived by car, an hour or so might cover the whole thing unless you stopped for a meal.