Puilaurens tourism and travel guide

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Puilaurens 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 Puilaurens in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Puilaurens at 1 km and Quillan at 13 km.

Puilaurens, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle less than one km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide


at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Quillan guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide


at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rennes-les-Bains guide
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at 15 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Mosset guide


at 18 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Molitg-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Eus guide
Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Prades guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Villefranche-de-Conflent guide
Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 26 km (direction east)

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

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at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Limoux guide

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Markets in and near Puilaurens

  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (16km)
  • Prades: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (29km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (30km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (32km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (34km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (39km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (39km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (40km)

More information about Puilaurens, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Puilaurens, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (24km)
  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (36km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (25km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (27km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (29km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (32km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (33km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (9km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (15km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (24km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (30km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (30km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (32km)
  • Pic du Canigou (34km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (36km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (36km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (45km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (54km)

Geography and distances

Puilaurens is in the south of France at 46 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Puilaurens is 673 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Puilaurens

Canton: Axat

Arrondissement: Limoux

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11140

Distance to Puilaurens

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 673 km

from Calais: 907 km

from Nice: 414 km

from Bordeaux: 323 km

from Strasbourg: 769 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Axat, Caudies-de-Fenouilledes, Gincla, Saint-Louis-et-Parahou, Sainte-Colombe-sur-Guette and Salvezines.

This page in French: Visiter Puilaurens


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