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We are driving from Arles to Bergerac and are looking for a scenic route with villages to explore. We will have done the Dordogne on the first part of the trip and want to return by a different route. Carcasonne will be our last stop before Arles.
When you leave Carcassonne, you can take the RN or the direction of Montpellier.
You can stop and visit PEZENAS which is on the road to Nimes and 50 km from Carcassonne.
If you have time, you can visit the hinterland, Villeneuvette, The Devil's Bridge, St Guilhem le Desert, ...
Have a good trip.
We've taken the route pedmar suggests above and it is stunning. We stopped for the night in Rodez and voted it the friendliest town on the route. Everyone seemed so happy. Don't know why.
BTW, do drive across the new Milau Bridge. It is amazing. You won't believe how high it is, nor how beautiful.