Merial tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ax-les-Thermes at 13 km from Merial

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Merial 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 Merial in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ax-les-Thermes at 13 km and Montsegur at 15 km.

Merial, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Ax-les-Thermes

Ax-les-Thermes

at 13 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide
Montsegur

Montsegur

at 15 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Montsegur guide
Quillan

Quillan

at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Quillan guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide
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Camon

Camon

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ariege department

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

See Camon guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide
Rennes-le-Chateau

Rennes-le-Chateau

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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), in the Ariege department

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide
Rennes-les-Bains

Rennes-les-Bains

at 31 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 33 km (direction north-east)

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide
Mosset

Mosset

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction east-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Mosset guide
Mirepoix

Mirepoix

at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Mirepoix guide
Limoux

Limoux

at 36 km (direction north-east)

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

See Limoux guide
Foix

Foix

at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Foix guide

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Markets in and near Merial

  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (13km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (19km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (26km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (35km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (35km)
  • Prades: market Tuesday (41km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (48km)

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Tourist attractions near Merial, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (33km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (38km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (30km)
  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (51km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (41km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (45km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (14km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (19km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (24km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (24km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (28km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (37km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (41km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (44km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (46km)
  • Pic du Canigou (49km)
 
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Geography and distances

Merial is in the south of France at 56 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Merial is 675 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Merial

Canton: Belcaire

Arrondissement: Limoux

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11140

Distance to Merial

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 56 km

from Paris: 675 km

from Calais: 908 km

from Nice: 440 km

from Bordeaux: 307 km

from Strasbourg: 785 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belcaire, Belfort-sur-Rebenty, Camurac, Espezel, Galinagues, La Fajolle, Mazuby, Niort-de-Sault and Roquefeuil.

This page in French: Visiter Merial

 
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