Montolieu tourism and travel guide

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Montolieu is situated in the Aude department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Montolieu. For detailed visitor information see the Montolieu travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateaux de Lastours at 14 km and Carcassonne at 16 km.

Montolieu, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction north-west)

In Saissac the highlights include the views from the top of the...

See Saissac guide
Chateaux de Lastours

Chateaux de Lastours

Castle at 14 km (direction east)

The four ruined castles in Lastours, in cathar country, were built in...

See Chateaux de Lastours guide


Heritage Site at 16 km (direction south-east)

The medieval fortress-town of Carcassonne is very extensive and very interesting. Highly...

See Carcassonne guide


at 20 km (direction north-west), in the Tarn department

The abbey-school and numerous ancient colombage houses are among the interesting finds...

See Soreze guide


at 21 km (direction west)

Slightly away from tourist routes, Castelnaudary has a pleasant canal port and...

See Castelnaudary guide


at 24 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

The large arcaded square in the centre of Revel contains one of...

See Revel guide
La Pomarede

La Pomarede

at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

Very tiny so don't travel for ages to get here but if...

See La Pomarede guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Hilaire guide


at 26 km (direction east)

If you are exploreing the Minervois wine region you will also want...

See Caunes-Minervois guide


at 28 km (direction south)

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

See Limoux guide


at 32 km (direction south), in the Tarn department

While not an important tourist destination, Castres has a pleasant town centre...

See Castres guide


at 35 km (direction south)

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Mirepoix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Camon guide

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Markets in and near Montolieu

  • Bram: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Carcassonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (16km)
  • Castelnaudary: market Monday all day (21km)
  • Revel: market Saturday (23km)
  • Mazamet: market Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday (24km)
  • Labruguiere: market Friday (26km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (29km)
  • Puylaurens: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Castres: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (34km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (37km)

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Tourist attractions near Montolieu, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Languedoc (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l'Évêché (33km)
  • Parc aux Bambous (42km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Loubens (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cité de Carcassonne (17km)
  • Gouffre de Cabrespine (20km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (43km)
  • Grotte de la Devèze (44km)

Geography and distances

Montolieu is in the south of France at 16 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Montolieu is 617 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montolieu

Canton: Alzonne

Arrondissement: Carcassonne

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11170

Distance to Montolieu

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 617 km

from Calais: 850 km

from Nice: 410 km

from Bordeaux: 280 km

from Strasbourg: 725 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brousses-et-Villaret, Fraisse-Cabardes, Moussoulens, Raissac-sur-Lampy, Saint-Denis, Saint-Martin-le-Vieil, Saissac and Ventenac-Cabardes.

This page in French: Visiter Montolieu