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Orsans tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Mirepoix at 12 km from Orsans

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Orsans 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 Orsans in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mirepoix at 12 km and Camon at 16 km.

Orsans, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 12 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 16 km (direction south), in the Ariege department

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

See Camon guide


at 18 km (direction south)

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

See Castelnaudary guide


at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Limoux guide
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at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

Built on the edge of a deep ravine, Montolieu is well known...

See Montolieu guide


at 27 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saissac guide
La Pomarede

La Pomarede

at 27 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Pomarede guide


at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Hilaire guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide


at 30 km (direction west), in the Ariege department

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

See Pamiers guide


Heritage Site at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Carcassonne guide


at 33 km (direction east), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Revel guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-east), in the Tarn department

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

See Soreze guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Montsegur guide

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Map of places to visit near Orsans


Markets in and near Orsans

  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (12km)
  • Bram: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Castelnaudary: market Monday all day (17km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (22km)
  • Mazeres: market Thursday (26km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (28km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (29km)
  • Carcassonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (31km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (32km)

More information about Orsans, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Orsans, France

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

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

  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (19km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (29km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (31km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (40km)
  • Gouffre de Cabrespine (44km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (45km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (54km)

Geography and distances

Orsans is in the south of France at 30 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Orsans is 634 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Orsans

Canton: Fanjeaux

Arrondissement: Carcassonne

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11270

Distance to Orsans

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 634 km

from Calais: 866 km

from Nice: 431 km

from Bordeaux: 277 km

from Strasbourg: 750 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bellegarde-du-Razes, Cazalrenoux, Fanjeaux, Fenouillet-du-Razes, Generville, Hounoux, La Cassaigne, La Courtete, Malegoude, Montgradail, Plavilla, Saint-Gauderic, Saint-Julien-de-Briola and Sainte-Foi.

This page in French: Visiter Orsans


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