Castres tourism and travel guide

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Visit Castres: highlights and tourist information

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Castres is situated in the Aisne department and Picardy region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north of France at 39 kilometres from Laon, the department capital (general information: Castres is 124 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Quentin at 6 km and Peronne at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Castres, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Aisne

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

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

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