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Espezel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Quillan at 14 km from Espezel

Visit Espezel: highlights and tourist information

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Espezel is situated in the Aude department and Occitanie region.

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

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!

Quillan

Quillan

at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Quillan guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide
Montsegur

Montsegur

at 16 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Montsegur guide
Ax-les-Thermes

Ax-les-Thermes

at 19 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide
 
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Camon

Camon

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Camon guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 23 km (direction east)

Castle Puilaurens is a Cathar castle of France in a...

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide
Rennes-le-Chateau

Rennes-le-Chateau

at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

A small village with lovely views, it is also the legends associating...

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide
Rennes-les-Bains

Rennes-les-Bains

at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

Rennes-les-Bains is a traditional spa town in the Aude countryside...

See Rennes-les-Bains guide
Alet-les-Bains

Alet-les-Bains

at 27 km (direction north-east)

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide
Limoux

Limoux

at 31 km (direction north-east)

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

See Limoux guide
Mosset

Mosset

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction east-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

The medieval streets in the heart of Mosset have helped it...

See Mosset guide
Mirepoix

Mirepoix

at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Mirepoix guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 33 km (direction west), in the Ariege department

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide
Molitg-les-Bains

Molitg-les-Bains

at 35 km (direction east-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

If you are wanting a spa break in the Pyrenees...

See Molitg-les-Bains guide

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

Map of places to visit near Espezel

 
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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

What to do at Espezel? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Espezel is in the south of France at 51 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Espezel is 671 kilometres from Paris).

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

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