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Prades tourism and travel guide

Photo of Prades in Ariege

Photo is of Ax-les-Thermes at 8 km from Prades

Visit Prades: highlights and tourist information

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Prades is situated in the Ariege department and Occitanie region.

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

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!



at 8 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide


at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Montsegur guide
Grotte de Lombrives

Grotte de Lombrives

Cave at 22 km (direction west)

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

See Grotte de Lombrives guide


at 27 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Quillan guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 27 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Camon guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Foix guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

In Mirepoix it is the beautifully preserved centre of the...

See Mirepoix guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 34 km (direction east), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Rennes-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Mosset guide

... 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

What to do at Prades? 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

Prades is in the south of France at 30 kilometres from Foix, the department capital (general information: Prades is 676 kilometres from Paris).

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

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