Travelling in France !!! Help.?

I'm going to Lourdes in June 2013 on a pilgrimage for charity with my friends but we get a few hours free time during the day ... I'm 16 and want to explore France and was wondering is there any surrounding interesting places around that area like Toulouse or Bordeaux and what could we do there? Best... show more I'm going to Lourdes in June 2013 on a pilgrimage for charity with my friends but we get a few hours free time during the day ... I'm 16 and want to explore France and was wondering is there any surrounding interesting places around that area like Toulouse or Bordeaux and what could we do there? Best cheapest transport to the cities please also?? And would Paris be a bit of a stretch? ..... Merci :):):)
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