Castres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Castres in Aisne

Photo is of Saint-Quentin at 6 km from Castres

Visit Castres: highlights and tourist information

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Castres is situated in the Aisne department and Hauts-de-France region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Castres in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Quentin at 6 km and Peronne at 26 km.

Castres, 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-east)

In the central square in Saint-Quentin, the 16th century town hall is...

See Saint-Quentin guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west), in the Somme department

The town of Péronne is above all known for its impressive Museum...

See Peronne guide


at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

The medieval centre of Noyon is dominated by its cathedral in the...

See Noyon guide
Ourscamp abbey

Ourscamp abbey

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

Ourscamp abbey is an abbey in Picardy, now in ruins and surrounded...

See Ourscamp abbey guide
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at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

The cathedral in Laon is an astonishing early gothic masterpiece, and the...

See Laon guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Nord department

Remarkably for the town that was the site of the world's first...

See Cambrai guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-east)

In Soissons you can explore the abbey and the cathedral before taking...

See Soissons guide


at 53 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nord department

It is the riverside setting and the buildings that remain of the...

See Maroilles guide


at 53 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

In Compiegne you can visit the palace, several museums, and other interesting...

See Compiegne guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 56 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

Mormal forest is the largest forest in the region and has hundreds...

See Forest of Mormal guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 57 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

Le Quesnoy is best known for the promenade around the impressive ramparts...

See Le Quesnoy guide

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Map of places to visit near Castres


Markets in and near Castres

  • Saint-Quentin: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (6km)
  • Ham: market Saturday (13km)
  • Tergnier: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Origny-Sainte-Benoite: market Thursday (18km)
  • Fresnoy-le-Grand: market Monday (20km)
  • Chauny: market Friday (21km)
  • Bohain-en-Vermandois: market Friday (26km)
  • Peronne: market Saturday (26km)
  • Guise: market Saturday (30km)
  • Noyon: market Saturday (30km)

More information about Castres, Picardy

Tourist attractions near Castres, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Chateau Coucy (32km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château (32km)
  • Jardin de Bosmont-sur-Serre (45km)
  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (53km)
  • Parc du château de Compiègne (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle des Marais d'Isle (7km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Landes de Versigny (24km)
  • Réserve naturelle du marais de Vesles-et-Caumont (43km)
  • Forêt de Laigue (44km)
  • Mont Ganelon (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Gauchy (3km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (24km)
  • Vivaise (31km)

Geography and distances

Castres is in the north of France at 39 kilometres from Laon, the department capital (general information: Castres is 124 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Castres

Canton: Saint-Simon

Arrondissement: Saint-Quentin

Department: Aisne

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 0

Distance to Castres

from Laon (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 124 km

from Calais: 161 km

from Nice: 744 km

from Bordeaux: 622 km

from Strasbourg: 355 km

Getting here

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

We have 22 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artemps, Attilly, Benay, Contescourt, Dallon, Essigny-le-Grand, Etreillers, Fluquieres, Fontaine-les-Clercs, Francilly-Selency, Gauchy, Grugies, Happencourt, Harly, Holnon, Roupy, Rouvroy, Saint-Quentin, Savy, Seraucourt-le-Grand, Tugny-et-Pont and Urvillers.

This page in French: Visiter Castres


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