Leran tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Camon at 6 km from Leran

Visit Leran: highlights and tourist information

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Leran is situated in the Ariege 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 Leran in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Camon at 6 km and Mirepoix at 12 km.

Leran, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Camon guide


at 12 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mirepoix guide


at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Montsegur guide


at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 25 km (direction west)

The chateau de Foix is an impressive medieval castle on a rocky...

See Chateau de Foix guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 26 km (direction east-south-east), in the Aude department

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide


at 26 km (direction east-south-east), in the Aude department

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

See Quillan guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Limoux guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pamiers guide


at 28 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide


at 30 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide


at 34 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

See Rennes-les-Bains guide

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Map of places to visit near Leran


Markets in and near Leran

  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (8km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (10km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (11km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (26km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (26km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Bram: market Wednesday (33km)

More information about Leran, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Leran, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Carcassonne (44km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (58km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (22km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (10km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (30km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (44km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (45km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (48km)
  • Gouffre de Cabrespine (61km)

Geography and distances

Leran is in the south of France at 25 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Leran is 653 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Leran

Canton: Mirepoix

Arrondissement: Pamiers

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Leran

from Foix (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 653 km

from Calais: 885 km

from Nice: 441 km

from Bordeaux: 286 km

from Strasbourg: 769 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigues-Vives, Belloc, Camon, Dreuilhe, Esclagne, La Bastide-sur-l'Hers, Laroque-d'Olmes, Le Peyrat, Limbrassac, Montbel, Regat, Saint-Julien-de-Gras-Capou, Saint-Quentin-la-Tour, Sainte-Colombe-sur-l'Hers, Tabre and Troye-d'Ariege.

This page in French: Visiter Leran