Prades tourism and travel guide

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Visit Prades: highlights and tourist information

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Prades is situated in the Ariege department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 30 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Prades is 676 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Ax-les-Thermes at 8 km and Montsegur at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Prades, 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 Prades in Occitanie.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Prades

Markets in and near Prades

  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (14km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (17km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (33km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (34km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (40km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (44km)
  • Aulus-les-Bains: market Sunday - seasonal market only (44km)

More information about Prades, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Prades, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Prades.

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (37km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (45km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (35km)
  • Pyrenees Ariegeoises (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (48km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (48km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (14km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (23km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (26km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (26km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (27km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (36km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (43km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Prades

Canton: Ax-les-Thermes

Arrondissement: Foix

Department: Ariege

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 0

Distance to Prades

from Foix (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 676 km

from Calais: 908 km

from Nice: 448 km

from Bordeaux: 301 km

from Strasbourg: 789 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Camurac, Comus and Montaillou.

This page in French: Visiter Prades