Quillan tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Be sure to take a stroll through Quillan as part of your trip to explore the Aude countryside

Quillan is situated in the Aude department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Quillan. For detailed visitor information see the Quillan travel guide.

Attractions in Quillan

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Quillan in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rennes-le-Chateau at 9 km and Rennes-les-Bains at 12 km.

Quillan, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery less than one km (direction )

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide
Rennes-le-Chateau

Rennes-le-Chateau

at 9 km (direction north-east)

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide
Rennes-les-Bains

Rennes-les-Bains

at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Rennes-les-Bains guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide
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Alet-les-Bains

Alet-les-Bains

at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide
Limoux

Limoux

at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Limoux guide
Camon

Camon

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Camon guide
Mosset

Mosset

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Mosset guide
Saint-Hilaire

Saint-Hilaire

at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Hilaire guide
Montsegur

Montsegur

at 29 km (direction west), in the Ariege department

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

See Montsegur guide
Molitg-les-Bains

Molitg-les-Bains

at 30 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Molitg-les-Bains guide
Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide
Ax-les-Thermes

Ax-les-Thermes

at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Ax-les-Thermes guide
Chateau de Termes

Chateau de Termes

Castle at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Termes guide

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Markets in and near Quillan

Market days in Quillan: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (8km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (20km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (20km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (28km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (33km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (34km)
  • Prades: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Carcassonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (40km)

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Tourist attractions near Quillan, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (35km)
  • Carcassonne (40km)
  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (41km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (38km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (37km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (38km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (42km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (44km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (5km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (20km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (25km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (26km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (37km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (39km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (40km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (42km)
  • Pic du Canigou (45km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (47km)
 
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Geography and distances

Quillan is in the south of France at 40 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Quillan is 665 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Quillan

Canton: Quillan

Arrondissement: Limoux

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11500

Distance to Quillan

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 665 km

from Calais: 898 km

from Nice: 422 km

from Bordeaux: 311 km

from Strasbourg: 767 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belvianes-et-Cavirac, Brenac, Campagne-sur-Aude, Coudons, Ginoles, Granes, Marsa, Nebias, Quirbajou, Saint-Ferriol, Saint-Julia-de-Bec and Saint-Martin-Lys.

This page in French: Visiter Quillan

 
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