Belcaire tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Montsegur at 12 km from Belcaire

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Belcaire 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 Belcaire in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montsegur at 12 km and Ax-les-Thermes at 15 km.

Belcaire, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 12 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ariege department

In Montsegur be sure to visit the cathar castle with its lovely far-reaching views...

See Montsegur guide


at 15 km (direction south-west), in the Ariege department

A spa town since the 19th century, Ax-les-Thermes is now better known for being...

See Ax-les-Thermes guide


at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Quillan guide
Gorges de l\'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ariege department

The fortified village of Camon, listed as a 'most beautiful village of France' is...

See Camon guide


at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

A small village with lovely views, it is also the legends associating Rennes-le-Chateau with...

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 28 km (direction west), in the Ariege department

Not the most famous caves perhaps but the Grotte de Lombrives is the largest...

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ariege department

In Mirepoix it is the beautifully preserved centre of the bastide town that is...

See Mirepoix guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Rennes-les-Bains guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ariege department

The narrow medieval streets, the imposing castle above the town and the lovely setting...

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ariege department

The chateau de Foix is an impressive medieval castle on a rocky spur in...

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Limoux guide

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Markets in and near Belcaire

  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (10km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (16km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (25km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (31km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (33km)
  • Prades: market Tuesday (44km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (45km)

More information about Belcaire, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Belcaire, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (37km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (42km)
  • Carcassonne (54km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (34km)
  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (48km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (44km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (47km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (10km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (20km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (28km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (28km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (30km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (41km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (42km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (43km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (45km)
  • Pic du Canigou (52km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (54km)

Geography and distances

Belcaire is in the south of France at 54 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Belcaire is 672 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Belcaire

Canton: Belcaire

Arrondissement: Limoux

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11340

Distance to Belcaire

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 672 km

from Calais: 904 km

from Nice: 441 km

from Bordeaux: 303 km

from Strasbourg: 782 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Camurac, Comus, Espezel, La Fajolle, Mazuby, Merial, Montaillou, Niort-de-Sault and Roquefeuil.

This page in French: Visiter Belcaire