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Carcassonne to Sarlat....suggested route?

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Carcassonne to Sarlat....suggested route?

We need to travel from Carcassonne to Sarlat in the one day. Doesn't really matter how long it takes...as long as we arrive on dusk the same day.

Does anyone have suggestions as to the best route....pretty villages, scenery, etc? We wondered if Millau was possible and worthwhile?

Any suggestions would be most welcome

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1. Re: Carcassonne to Sarlat....suggested route?

If you stay on the autoroute and go fairly directly, it is about 290 km and the journey would take around 3.5 hours of driving, plus stops.

Millau is a long way out of your way. If you take direct routes, you will double the distance to around 600 km. The time will increase to some 6.5 hours plus stops. But the viaduct is stunning: see nickbooth.id.au/Europe11/…millau3.jpg

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2. Re: Carcassonne to Sarlat....suggested route?

I agree with Nick. Been over the "Bridge in the Clouds" several times fantastic but not worth the long diversion.

Couple of places just off the autoroute may be of interest but one may be to soon a stop and the other to late.

Castelnaudary, a small historic town on the banks of the canal du midi said to be the home of cassoulet.is only some 50 km from the start

Rocamador towards the end of your journey is the small mediaevil village built on the side of a cliff which was a principle shrine before Lourdes and is in my opinion well worth the stop

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3. Re: Carcassonne to Sarlat....suggested route?

Thank you both for your tips. We will go the direct route and stop off at some of the spots you have mentioned on the way.

Thank you

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