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Photo is of Camon at 9 km from Rivel

Visit Rivel: highlights and tourist information

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Rivel is situated in the Aude department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Camon at 9 km and Montsegur at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Rivel, 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 Rivel in Occitanie.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Camon guide


at 16 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Montsegur guide
Gorges de l'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide


at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Quillan guide


at 19 km (direction north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Mirepoix guide


at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Limoux guide


at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Rennes-les-Bains guide


at 28 km (direction 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 Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide


at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Hilaire guide


at 32 km (direction west), in the Ariege department

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

See Foix guide
Chateau de Foix

Chateau de Foix

Castle at 32 km (direction west), in the Ariege department

The chateau de Foix is an impressive medieval castle on a rocky...

See Chateau de Foix guide

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

Map of places to visit near Rivel


Markets in and near Rivel

  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (7km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (12km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (18km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (19km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (21km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Bram: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Pamiers: market Tuesday & Saturday (38km)

Hotels near Rivel

More information about Rivel, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Rivel, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Carcassonne (42km)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (49km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (51km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (52km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (30km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (7km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (21km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (39km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (41km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (42km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (42km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (42km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (43km)
  • Vallée de Vicdessos (52km)

Geography and distances

Rivel is in the south of France at 41 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Rivel is 658 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Rivel

Canton: Chalabre

Arrondissement: Limoux

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11230

Distance to Rivel

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 658 km

from Calais: 890 km

from Nice: 434 km

from Bordeaux: 295 km

from Strasbourg: 769 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belesta, Chalabre, Montbel, Montjardin, Puivert, Sainte-Colombe-sur-l'Hers and Villefort.

This page in French: Visiter Rivel

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