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Celles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Celles in Ariege

Photo is of Foix at 8 km from Celles

Visit Celles: highlights and tourist information

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Celles is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Foix at 8 km and Chateau de Foix at 9 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Celles, 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 Celles in Occitanie.

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



at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

The narrow medieval streets, the imposing castle above the town...

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

The chateau de Foix is an impressive medieval castle...

See Chateau de Foix guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 12 km (direction south-west)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

In Montsegur be sure to visit the cathar castle with its...

See Montsegur guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Pamiers guide


at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mirepoix guide


at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Camon guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 41 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide


at 41 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

See Quillan guide


at 44 km (direction west)

The tiny village of Montjoie-en-Couserans is included because it...

See Montjoie-en-Couserans guide


at 45 km (direction west)

Saint-Girons is a quiet town, a perfect chance to...

See Saint-Girons guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west)

A small village in the Natural Regional Park of the Ariege...

See Saint-Lizier guide


at 46 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

The small town of Limoux is best visited in...

See Limoux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Celles


Markets in and near Celles

  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (13km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (20km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (24km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (24km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Saverdun: market Friday (36km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (37km)

Hotels near Celles

More information about Celles, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Celles, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (23km)
  • Pyrenees Catalanes (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (26km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (20km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (30km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (36km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (43km)
  • Cirque d'Anglade (45km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (46km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (46km)

Geography and distances

Celles is in the south of France at 8 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Celles is 662 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Celles

Canton: Foix-Rural

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Celles

from Foix (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 662 km

from Calais: 893 km

from Nice: 460 km

from Bordeaux: 280 km

from Strasbourg: 786 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bompas, Ferrieres-sur-Ariege, Freychenet, Leychert, Mercus-Garrabet, Montoulieu, Nalzen, Pradieres, Prayols, Roquefixade, Saint-Paul-de-Jarrat and Soula.

This page in French: Visiter Celles

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