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Montaillou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montaillou in Ariege

Photo is of Ax-les-Thermes at 9 km from Montaillou

Visit Montaillou: highlights and tourist information

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Montaillou is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ax-les-Thermes at 9 km and Montsegur at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Montaillou, 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 Montaillou in Occitanie.

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

Ax-les-Thermes

Ax-les-Thermes

at 9 km (direction south-west)

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide
Montsegur

Montsegur

at 11 km (direction north-west)

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

See Montsegur guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide
Quillan

Quillan

at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Quillan guide
 
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Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide
Camon

Camon

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Camon guide
Foix

Foix

at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 33 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide
Rennes-le-Chateau

Rennes-le-Chateau

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

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide
Mirepoix

Mirepoix

at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mirepoix guide
Rennes-les-Bains

Rennes-les-Bains

at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

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

Alet-les-Bains

at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide
Mosset

Mosset

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Mosset guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montaillou

 
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Markets in and near Montaillou

  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (13km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (17km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (31km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (33km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (39km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (44km)
  • La Bastide-de-Serou: market Thursday (46km)

More information about Montaillou, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Montaillou, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (36km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (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 (34km)
  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (46km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (47km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (13km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (24km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (26km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (26km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (26km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (42km)
 
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Geography and distances

Montaillou is in the south of France at 31 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Montaillou is 676 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montaillou

Canton: Ax-les-Thermes

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Montaillou

from Foix (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 676 km

from Calais: 908 km

from Nice: 447 km

from Bordeaux: 302 km

from Strasbourg: 788 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belcaire, Camurac, Comus, La Fajolle and Prades.

This page in French: Visiter Montaillou

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