Padern tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Queribus at 5 km from Padern

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Padern 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 Padern in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Queribus at 5 km and Chateau d'Aguilar at 8 km.

Padern, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 5 km (direction south-west)

Castle Quéribus is a famous castle on the summit of a mountain...

See Chateau de Queribus guide
Chateau d'Aguilar

Chateau d'Aguilar

Castle at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

The Château d'Aguilar is one of the most famous Cathar castles in...

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Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 8 km (direction west)

Visit the Peyrepertuse Castle, the most popular of the Cathar castles found...

See Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide
Chateau de Termes

Chateau de Termes

Castle at 17 km (direction north-west)

Château De Termes is one of the most important Cathar castles in...

See Chateau de Termes guide
Fort de Salses

Fort de Salses

Castle at 21 km (direction east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

The medieval fort of Salses was transformed by Vauban to create a...

See Fort de Salses guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

In Ille-sur-Tet it is the remarkable rock formations on the edge of...

See Ille-sur-Tet guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

The romantic atmosphere in medieval Lagrasse have made it a popular centre...

See Lagrasse guide


at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

Those looking for a traditional French town with interesting sites will be...

See Perpignan guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The Palace of Kings of Majorca is an imposing fortress and royal...

See Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

The picturesque village of Castelnou, overlooked by a castle, is one of...

See Castelnou guide


at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Rennes-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

The steep streets of Eus re very lovely to explore - and...

See Eus guide
La Palme

La Palme

at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

La Palme is a small traditional village in Languedoc-Roussillon with a beach,...

See La Palme guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 30 km (direction west)

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

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Map of places to visit near Padern


Markets in and near Padern

  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (20km)
  • Rivesaltes: market Monday (21km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (21km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Perpignan: market Every day (27km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (27km)
  • Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque: market Thursday & Sunday (29km)
  • Leucate: market Saturday & Monday & Wednesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Sigean: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Le Barcares: market Monday - seasonal market only (32km)

More information about Padern, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Padern, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (39km)
  • Carcassonne (46km)
  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (59km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Narbonnaise en Méditerranée (51km)
  • Pyrenees Catalanes (57km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (22km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (26km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Fontfroide (Narbonne) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (38km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (42km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de Galamus (15km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (19km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (22km)
  • Étang de Leucate (28km)
  • Forêt de Fontfroide (34km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (36km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (37km)
  • Pic du Canigou (42km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (45km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (49km)
  • Paulilles (56km)
  • Gouffre de l'Œil Doux (56km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Padern is in the south of France at 46 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Padern is 666 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Padern

Canton: Tuchan

Arrondissement: Narbonne

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11350

Distance to Padern

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 666 km

from Calais: 901 km

from Nice: 385 km

from Bordeaux: 339 km

from Strasbourg: 748 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cucugnan, Montgaillard, Paziols and Tuchan.

This page in French: Visiter Padern