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Orlu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Orlu in Ariege

Photo is of Ax-les-Thermes at 4 km from Orlu

Visit Orlu: highlights and tourist information

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Orlu is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ax-les-Thermes at 4 km and Montsegur at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Orlu, 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 Orlu in Occitanie.

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

Ax-les-Thermes

Ax-les-Thermes

at 4 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide
Montsegur

Montsegur

at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Montsegur guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide
Quillan

Quillan

at 31 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Quillan guide
 
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Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 31 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
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide
Camon

Camon

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Camon guide
Foix

Foix

at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide
Mosset

Mosset

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Mosset guide
Rennes-le-Chateau

Rennes-le-Chateau

at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide
Villefranche-de-Conflent

Villefranche-de-Conflent

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

Villefranche-de-Conflent is a fascinating place to explore, with a...

See Villefranche-de-Conflent guide
Molitg-les-Bains

Molitg-les-Bains

at 41 km (direction east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

If you are wanting a spa break in the Pyrenees mountains...

See Molitg-les-Bains guide
Rennes-les-Bains

Rennes-les-Bains

at 43 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

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

Map of places to visit near Orlu

 
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Markets in and near Orlu

  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (23km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (26km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (38km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (43km)
  • Prades: market Tuesday (45km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (46km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (47km)

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Tourist attractions near Orlu, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (29km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (41km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (27km)
  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (50km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Sisca (16km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (17km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (17km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (23km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (30km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (36km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (37km)
 
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Geography and distances

Orlu is in the south of France at 37 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Orlu is 685 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Orlu

Canton: Ax-les-Thermes

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Orlu

from Foix (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 685 km

from Calais: 917 km

from Nice: 450 km

from Bordeaux: 309 km

from Strasbourg: 797 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ascou, Ax-les-Thermes, Ignaux, Merens-les-Vals, Orgeix, Savignac-les-Ormeaux and Sorgeat.

This page in French: Visiter Orlu

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