Saint-Martin-Lys tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Quillan at 6 km from Saint-Martin-Lys

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Saint-Martin-Lys 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 Saint-Martin-Lys in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Quillan at 6 km and Gorges de l'Aude at 7 km.

Saint-Martin-Lys, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction 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 7 km (direction north-west)

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

See Gorges de l'Aude guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 7 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide


at 12 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide
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at 13 km (direction north-east)

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

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at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Alet-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Mosset guide


at 23 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


at 26 km (direction south-east)

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

See Limoux guide
Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

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

See Eus guide


at 28 km (direction 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 29 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


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Ariege department

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

See Camon guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Martin-Lys


Markets in and near Saint-Martin-Lys

  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (12km)
  • Belesta: market Tuesday & Thursday (25km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (25km)
  • Prades: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Lavelanet: market Wednesday & Friday (33km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Thursday - seasonal market only (34km)
  • Ax-les-Thermes: market Tuesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (37km)
  • Mirepoix: market Thursday & Monday (41km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Martin-Lys, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (29km)
  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (36km)
  • Carcassonne (44km)

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) (29km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (31km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (32km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (36km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (37km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc aux Bambous (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (2km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (21km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (25km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (26km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (33km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (34km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (34km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (37km)
  • Pic du Canigou (39km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (44km)
  • Cirque du Sisca (47km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (51km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (61km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Martin-Lys is in the south of France at 44 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Martin-Lys is 670 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Martin-Lys

Canton: Quillan

Arrondissement: Limoux

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11500

Distance to Saint-Martin-Lys

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 670 km

from Calais: 904 km

from Nice: 420 km

from Bordeaux: 317 km

from Strasbourg: 770 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Martin-Lys from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artigues, Axat, Belvianes-et-Cavirac, Cailla, Ginoles, Le Clat, Marsa, Quillan, Quirbajou, Saint-Julia-de-Bec and Saint-Just-et-le-Bezu.

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