Castelnaudary tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Slightly away from tourist routes, Castelnaudary has a pleasant canal port and is the town where cassoulet was invented

Castelnaudary is situated in the Aude department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Castelnaudary. For detailed visitor information see the Castelnaudary travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Revel at 16 km and Soreze at 18 km.

Castelnaudary, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Pomarede

La Pomarede

at 10 km (direction )

Very tiny so don't travel for ages to get here but if...

See La Pomarede guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Garonne department

The large arcaded square in the centre of Revel contains one of...

See Revel guide


at 18 km (direction north-east), in the Tarn department

The abbey-school and numerous ancient colombage houses are among the interesting finds...

See Soreze guide


at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

In Saissac the highlights include the views from the top of the...

See Saissac guide
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at 21 km (direction east)

Built on the edge of a deep ravine, Montolieu is well known...

See Montolieu guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Mirepoix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south), in the Ariege department

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

See Camon guide
Chateaux de Lastours

Chateaux de Lastours

Castle at 35 km (direction east)

The four ruined castles in Lastours, in cathar country, were built in...

See Chateaux de Lastours guide


Heritage Site at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

The medieval fortress-town of Carcassonne is very extensive and very interesting. Highly...

See Carcassonne guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Pamiers guide


at 36 km (direction south-east)

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

See Limoux guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Hilaire guide


at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Tarn department

While not an important tourist destination, Castres has a pleasant town centre...

See Castres guide


at 43 km (direction south-east)

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide

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Markets in and near Castelnaudary

Market days in Castelnaudary: weekly market: Monday all day;

  • Castelnaudary: market Monday all day (0km)
  • Bram: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Revel: market Saturday (16km)
  • Villefranche-de-Lauragais: market Friday (21km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (23km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (26km)
  • Caraman: market Thursday (28km)
  • Puylaurens: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (32km)
  • Carcassonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (35km)

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Tourist attractions near Castelnaudary, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (25km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Loubens (32km)
  • Jardin de l'Évêché (40km)
  • Jardin Royal de Toulouse (51km)
  • Jardin japonais de Toulouse (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cité de Carcassonne (36km)
  • Gouffre de Cabrespine (41km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (57km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Castelnaudary is in the south of France at 34 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Castelnaudary is 617 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Castelnaudary

Canton: Castelnaudary

Arrondissement: Carcassonne

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11400

Distance to Castelnaudary

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 617 km

from Calais: 849 km

from Nice: 431 km

from Bordeaux: 263 km

from Strasbourg: 737 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fendeille, Issel, Peyrens, Ricaud, Saint-Martin-Lalande, Souilhanels, Souilhe and Villeneuve-la-Comptal.

This page in French: Visiter Castelnaudary


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