Espezel tourism and travel guide

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Visit Espezel: highlights and tourist information

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Espezel is situated in the Aude department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 51 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Espezel is 671 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Quillan at 14 km and Gorges de l'Aude at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Espezel, 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 Espezel in Occitanie.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Espezel

Markets in and near Espezel

  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (12km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (19km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (21km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (30km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (32km)
  • Prades: market Tuesday (40km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (48km)

More information about Espezel, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Espezel, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Espezel.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (36km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (38km)
  • Carcassonne (51km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (41km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (41km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (12km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (15km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (28km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (28km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (33km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (38km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (38km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (41km)
  • Pic du Canigou (49km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (51km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Espezel

Canton: Belcaire

Arrondissement: Limoux

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11340

Distance to Espezel

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 671 km

from Calais: 904 km

from Nice: 436 km

from Bordeaux: 306 km

from Strasbourg: 779 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belcaire, Belfort-sur-Rebenty, Belvis, Fontanes-de-Sault, Galinagues, Joucou, La Fajolle, Mazuby, Merial, Niort-de-Sault, Rodome and Roquefeuil.

This page in French: Visiter Espezel