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Photo is of Ax-les-Thermes at 21 km from Porta

Visit Porta: highlights and tourist information

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Porta is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ax-les-Thermes at 21 km and Grotte de Lombrives at 37 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Porta, 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 Porta in Occitanie.

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



at 21 km (direction ), in the Ariege department

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

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

Not the most famous caves perhaps but the Grotte de Lombrives is...

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 39 km (direction north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Montsegur guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east)

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

See Villefranche-de-Conflent guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mosset guide


at 48 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Molitg-les-Bains guide


at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Quillan guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

The Gorges de l'Aude are a scenic highlight to...

See Gorges de l'Aude guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide


at 50 km (direction east)

Prades makes a pleasant detour when you are exploring the valleys of...

See Prades guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 52 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 52 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Foix guide


at 57 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide


at 59 km (direction 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 Pyrenees-Orientales

Map of places to visit near Porta


Markets in and near Porta

  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (43km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (48km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (49km)

More information about Porta, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Porta, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (24km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (45km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (25km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Sisca (10km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (15km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (15km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (37km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (43km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (46km)

Geography and distances

Porta is in the south of France at 90 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Porta is 705 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Porta

Canton: Saillagouse

Arrondissement: Prades

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66760

Distance to Porta

from Perpignan (prefecture): 90 km

from Paris: 705 km

from Calais: 936 km

from Nice: 461 km

from Bordeaux: 321 km

from Strasbourg: 816 km

Getting here

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

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Porte-Puymorens.

This page in French: Visiter Porta

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