Palaja tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Carcassonne at 5 km from Palaja

Visit Palaja: highlights and tourist information

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Palaja 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 Palaja in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Carcassonne at 5 km and Saint-Hilaire at 11 km.

Palaja, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Heritage Site at 5 km (direction north-west)

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

See Carcassonne guide


at 11 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Hilaire guide
Chateaux de Lastours

Chateaux de Lastours

Castle at 18 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateaux de Lastours guide


at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

See Limoux guide


at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See Montolieu guide


at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Caunes-Minervois guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lagrasse guide


at 22 km (direction south-west)

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide
Chateau de Termes

Chateau de Termes

Castle at 24 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Termes guide


at 27 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saissac guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Rennes-les-Bains guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Herault department

The ancient streets of the attractive village of Minerve are very pleasant...

See Minerve guide
Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 37 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide

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Map of places to visit near Palaja


Markets in and near Palaja

  • Carcassonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (4km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (19km)
  • Bram: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (30km)
  • Lezignan-Corbieres: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Olonzac: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Mazamet: market Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday (35km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (37km)
  • Castelnaudary: market Monday all day (38km)
  • Labastide-Rouairoux: market Thursday (39km)

More information about Palaja, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Palaja, France

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

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 (49km)

Churches and religious monuments

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cité de Carcassonne (4km)
  • Gouffre de Cabrespine (21km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (23km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (39km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (40km)
  • Forêt de Fontfroide (42km)
  • Grotte de la Devèze (43km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (47km)

Geography and distances

Palaja is in the south of France at 5 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Palaja is 632 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Palaja

Canton: Carcassonne 1er Canton

Arrondissement: Carcassonne

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11570

Distance to Palaja

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 5 km

from Paris: 632 km

from Calais: 865 km

from Nice: 399 km

from Bordeaux: 300 km

from Strasbourg: 731 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berriac, Carcassonne, Cavanac, Cazilhac, Fonties-d'Aude, Leuc, Mas-Des-Cours, Montirat, Trebes, Verzeille and Villefloure.

This page in French: Visiter Palaja