Rieux-Minervois tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Caunes-Minervois at 7 km from Rieux-Minervois

Visit Rieux-Minervois: highlights and tourist information

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Rieux-Minervois 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 Rieux-Minervois in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Caunes-Minervois at 7 km and Minerve at 15 km.

Rieux-Minervois, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction north-west)

If you are exploreing the Minervois wine region you will also want to take...

See Caunes-Minervois guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction east-north-east), in the Herault department

The ancient streets of the attractive village of Minerve are very pleasant to explore,...

See Minerve guide
Chateaux de Lastours

Chateaux de Lastours

Castle at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

The four ruined castles in Lastours, in cathar country, were built in the 13th...

See Chateaux de Lastours guide


at 20 km (direction east-north-east), in the Herault department

The fortified village centre of Aigne make it one of our favourite Minervois villages...

See Aigne guide


Heritage Site at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

The medieval fortress-town of Carcassonne is very extensive and very interesting. Highly recommended!...

See Carcassonne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south)

The romantic atmosphere in medieval Lagrasse have made it a popular centre for artisans...

See Lagrasse guide


at 23 km (direction east)

Bize-Minervois is a small village but its pretty houses and popular swimming river in...

See Bize-Minervois guide


at 30 km (direction west)

Built on the edge of a deep ravine, Montolieu is well known as a...

See Montolieu guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Hilaire guide
Fontfroide Abbey

Fontfroide Abbey

Abbey at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

The Abbey at Fontfroide dates from the 12th century, and is one of the...

See Fontfroide Abbey guide
Chateau de Termes

Chateau de Termes

Castle at 31 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de Termes guide


at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Herault department

The busy village of Saint-Chinian in the Minerves is best known for the good...

See Saint-Chinian guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

In Saissac the highlights include the views from the top of the village and...

See Saissac guide


at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

Among other highlights, the parts of Narbonne along the canal and around the cathedral...

See Narbonne guide

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Markets in and near Rieux-Minervois

  • Olonzac: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Lezignan-Corbieres: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Carcassonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (20km)
  • Labastide-Rouairoux: market Thursday (22km)
  • Saint-Pons-de-Thomieres: market Wednesday & Sunday (27km)
  • Mazamet: market Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday (29km)
  • Saint-Chinian: market Thursday & Sunday (33km)
  • Narbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Monday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Narbonne: market Sunday (36km)
  • Capestang: market Sunday (38km)

More information about Rieux-Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Rieux-Minervois, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Enserune (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Languedoc (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l'Évêché (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de Cabrespine (14km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (20km)
  • Grotte de la Devèze (24km)
  • Forêt de Fontfroide (31km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (35km)
  • Mont Caroux (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Fraisse-sur-Agout (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Rieux-Minervois is in the south of France at 20 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Rieux-Minervois is 620 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Rieux-Minervois

Canton: Peyriac-Minervois

Arrondissement: Carcassonne

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11160

Distance to Rieux-Minervois

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 620 km

from Calais: 854 km

from Nice: 381 km

from Bordeaux: 306 km

from Strasbourg: 712 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Rieux-Minervois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigues-Vives, Azille, Caunes-Minervois, Felines-Minervois, La Liviniere, La Redorte, Laure-Minervois, Peyriac-Minervois, Saint-Frichoux, Siran and Trausse.

This page in French: Visiter Rieux-Minervois