Benaix tourism and travel guide

Photo of Benaix in Ariege

Photo is of Montsegur at 4 km from Benaix

Visit Benaix: highlights and tourist information

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Benaix is situated in the Ariege 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 Benaix in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montsegur at 4 km and Camon at 15 km.

Benaix, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Montsegur

Montsegur

at 4 km (direction south-west)

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

See Montsegur guide
Camon

Camon

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-east)

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

See Camon guide
Mirepoix

Mirepoix

at 20 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mirepoix guide
Ax-les-Thermes

Ax-les-Thermes

at 21 km (direction south)

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

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Foix

Foix

at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Gorges de l\'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 26 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

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Quillan

Quillan

at 26 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

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Pamiers

Pamiers

at 31 km (direction north-west)

The largest town in Ariege, Pamiers has several notable monuments including the cathedral and...

See Pamiers guide
Rennes-le-Chateau

Rennes-le-Chateau

at 33 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

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Limoux

Limoux

at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Limoux guide
Alet-les-Bains

Alet-les-Bains

at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

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Rennes-les-Bains

Rennes-les-Bains

at 37 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

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Markets in and near Benaix

  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (3km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (6km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (20km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (30km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (33km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (37km)

More information about Benaix, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Benaix, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (49km)
  • Carcassonne (53km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (54km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (37km)
  • Pyrenees Catalanes (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (57km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (57km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (62km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (6km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (29km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (35km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (39km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (39km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (40km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (53km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (54km)
 
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Geography and distances

Benaix is in the south of France at 22 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Benaix is 663 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Benaix

Canton: Lavelanet

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Benaix

from Foix (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 663 km

from Calais: 894 km

from Nice: 446 km

from Bordeaux: 290 km

from Strasbourg: 779 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belesta, Dreuilhe, Fougax-et-Barrineuf, La Bastide-sur-l'Hers, Lavelanet, Le Peyrat, Lesparrou, Montferrier, Montsegur, Pereille, Raissac, Saint-Jean-d'Aigues-Vives and Villeneuve-d'Olmes.

This page in French: Visiter Benaix