Axat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Puilaurens at 5 km from Axat

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Axat is situated in the Aude department and Occitanie region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Axat in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Puilaurens at 5 km and Quillan at 9 km.

Axat, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 5 km (direction east)

Castle Puilaurens is a Cathar castle of France in a beautiful mountain...

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide


at 9 km (direction north-west)

Be sure to take a stroll through Quillan as part of your...

See Quillan guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 9 km (direction north-west)

The Gorges de l'Aude are a scenic highlight to explore close to...

See Gorges de l'Aude guide


at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

A small village with lovely views, it is also the legends associating...

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide
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at 14 km (direction north-east)

Rennes-les-Bains is a traditional spa town in the Aude countryside...

See Rennes-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

The medieval streets in the heart of Mosset have helped it become...

See Mosset guide


at 21 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

If you are wanting a spa break in the Pyrenees mountains the...

See Molitg-les-Bains guide


at 21 km (direction south-east)

The abbey ruins are the most imposing monument in Alet-les-Bains but be...

See Alet-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

The steep streets of Eus re very lovely to explore - and...

See Eus guide


at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

Prades makes a pleasant detour when you are exploring the valleys of...

See Prades guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

Villefranche-de-Conflent is a fascinating place to explore, with a fortified ancient village...

See Villefranche-de-Conflent guide
Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

Visit the Peyrepertuse Castle, the most popular of the Cathar castles found...

See Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

The small town of Limoux is best visited in late spring to...

See Limoux guide
Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 32 km (direction east)

Castle Quéribus is a famous castle on the summit of a mountain...

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Markets in and near Axat

  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (14km)
  • Prades: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (27km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (28km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (34km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (34km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (35km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (39km)

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Tourist attractions near Axat, France

What to do at Axat? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Axat.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (26km)
  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (34km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (28km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (29km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (35km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (4km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (20km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (27km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (27km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (30km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (32km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (32km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (35km)
  • Pic du Canigou (37km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (46km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (46km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (49km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (58km)

Geography and distances

Axat is in the south of France at 46 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Axat is 673 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Axat

Canton: Axat

Arrondissement: Limoux

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11140

Distance to Axat

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 673 km

from Calais: 906 km

from Nice: 420 km

from Bordeaux: 319 km

from Strasbourg: 772 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Axat from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artigues, Belvianes-et-Cavirac, Cailla, Le Clat, Puilaurens, Quirbajou, Saint-Martin-Lys and Salvezines.

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