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Lavelanet tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lavelanet: highlights and tourist information

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Lavelanet is situated in the Ariege department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 20 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Lavelanet is 660 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Montsegur at 7 km and Camon at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lavelanet, 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 Lavelanet in Occitanie.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Lavelanet


Markets in and near Lavelanet

Market days in Lavelanet: weekly market: Wednesday & Friday;

  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (0km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (8km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (17km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (31km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (33km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (35km)

More information about Lavelanet, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Lavelanet, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Carcassonne (52km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (57km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (35km)
  • Pyrenees Catalanes (50km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (59km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (25km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (8km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (31km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (38km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (41km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (42km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (42km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (52km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (57km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Lavelanet

Canton: Lavelanet

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Lavelanet

from Foix (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 660 km

from Calais: 891 km

from Nice: 447 km

from Bordeaux: 287 km

from Strasbourg: 777 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Benaix, Dreuilhe, Esclagne, Fougax-et-Barrineuf, Ilhat, La Bastide-sur-l'Hers, Laroque-d'Olmes, Le Peyrat, Lesparrou, Lieurac, Montferrier, Pereille, Raissac, Saint-Jean-d'Aigues-Vives, Sautel and Villeneuve-d'Olmes.

This page in French: Visiter Lavelanet

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