6 days in Midi-Pyrenees & Pau Itinerary

6 days in Midi-Pyrenees & Pau Itinerary

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6 days in Midi-Pyrenees & Pau Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  16​h 15​min
— 1 night
train:  30​min
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius


Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): Head underground at Grottes de Betharram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, then explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Crypte de la Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception..

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lourdes trip itinerary builder website .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Lourdes is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chamarel to Lourdes due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Chamarel in November, with highs in Lourdes at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Pau.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Grottes de Betharram
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Grottes de Betharram ©
Grottes de Betharram


Pau ©
On the northern edge of the Pyrénées, Pau is the perfect base to explore the mountains and ride the Funiculaire de Pau, a unique historic funicular railway that links the city center and Boulevard des Pyrénées to the railway station Gare de Pau.
Popular historic sites such as Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie and Boulevard des Pyrenees are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Port Vieux Beach and Grande Plage. Venture out of the city with trips to Sentier du Littoral (in Saint-Jean-de-Luz), Sainte-Engrace (Grotte de La Verna & Les Gorges de Kakuetta) and Château de Mauléon (in Mauleon-Licharre).

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pau trip itinerary maker website .

Pau is just a short distance from Lourdes. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pau

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Engrace, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Biarritz, Château de Mauléon
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Port Vieux Beach ©
Port Vieux Beach
Grande Plage ©
Grande Plage