Granes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Rennes-le-Chateau at 4 km from Granes

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Granes is situated in the Aude department and Occitanie region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Granes in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rennes-le-Chateau at 4 km and Gorges de l\'Aude at 6 km.

Granes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 4 km (direction north-north-east)

A small village with lovely views, it is also the legends associating Rennes-le-Chateau with...

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide
Gorges de l\'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

Castle Puilaurens is a Cathar castle of France in a beautiful mountain location...

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at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

The abbey ruins are the most imposing monument in Alet-les-Bains but be sure to...

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at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Limoux guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

Saint-Hilaire is a pleasant village that is dominated by the lovely Abbey of Saint-Hilaire,...

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Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 25 km (direction east)

Visit the Peyrepertuse Castle, the most popular of the Cathar castles found in the...

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Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Mosset guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Camon guide
Chateau de Termes

Chateau de Termes

Castle at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

Château De Termes is one of the most important Cathar castles in southern France...

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at 29 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

If you are wanting a spa break in the Pyrenees mountains the scenery and...

See Molitg-les-Bains guide
Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 31 km (direction east)

Castle Quéribus is a famous castle on the summit of a mountain in the...

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Markets in and near Granes

  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (5km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (18km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (26km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (33km)
  • Prades: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Carcassonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (36km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (37km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (39km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (39km)

More information about Granes, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Granes, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (35km)
  • Carcassonne (36km)
  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (44km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (37km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (38km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (39km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (8km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (20km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (21km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (26km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (36km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (39km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (41km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (42km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (42km)
  • Pic du Canigou (45km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (53km)

Geography and distances

Granes is in the south of France at 36 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Granes is 663 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Granes

Canton: Quillan

Arrondissement: Limoux

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11500

Distance to Granes

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 663 km

from Calais: 896 km

from Nice: 416 km

from Bordeaux: 313 km

from Strasbourg: 763 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belvianes-et-Cavirac, Campagne-sur-Aude, Cassaignes, Couiza, Coustaussa, Esperaza, Fa, Montazels, Quillan, Rennes-le-Chateau, Rennes-les-Bains, Saint-Ferriol, Saint-Julia-de-Bec, Saint-Just-et-le-Bezu and Saint-Louis-et-Parahou.

This page in French: Visiter Granes