Bugarach tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bugarach in Aude

Photo is of Rennes-les-Bains at 6 km from Bugarach

Visit Bugarach: highlights and tourist information

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Bugarach 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 Bugarach in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rennes-les-Bains at 6 km and Chateau de Puilaurens at 9 km.

Bugarach, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction north-west)

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

See Rennes-les-Bains guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 9 km (direction south-west)

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

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at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide


at 14 km (direction west)

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 14 km (direction west)

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide


at 16 km (direction north-west)

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide
Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide
Chateau de Termes

Chateau de Termes

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

Château De Termes is one of the most important Cathar castles in southern France...

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Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 22 km (direction east)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Mosset guide


at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Limoux guide


at 25 km (direction north-west)

Saint-Hilaire is a pleasant village that is dominated by the lovely Abbey of Saint-Hilaire,...

See Saint-Hilaire guide


at 25 km (direction south), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Molitg-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Eus guide

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Map of places to visit near Bugarach


Markets in and near Bugarach

  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (12km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (23km)
  • Prades: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (32km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (34km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (34km)
  • Carcassonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (37km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (41km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (42km)

More information about Bugarach, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Bugarach, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (32km)
  • Carcassonne (37km)
  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (45km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (26km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (33km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (34km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (36km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Fontfroide (Narbonne) (51km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de Galamus (11km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (13km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (15km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (32km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (34km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (39km)
  • Pic du Canigou (41km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (44km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (44km)
  • Forêt de Fontfroide (51km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Bugarach is in the south of France at 38 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Bugarach is 665 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bugarach

Canton: Couiza

Arrondissement: Limoux

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11190

Distance to Bugarach

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 665 km

from Calais: 899 km

from Nice: 408 km

from Bordeaux: 320 km

from Strasbourg: 760 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Rennes-les-Bains, Saint-Louis-et-Parahou and Sougraigne.

This page in French: Visiter Bugarach