Tautavel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau d'Aguilar at 8 km from Tautavel

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Tautavel is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales 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 Tautavel in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau d'Aguilar at 8 km and Chateau de Queribus at 11 km.

Tautavel, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau d'Aguilar

Chateau d'Aguilar

Castle at 8 km (direction ), in the Aude department

The Château d'Aguilar is one of the most famous Cathar castles in...

See Chateau d'Aguilar guide
Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 11 km (direction west), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Queribus guide
Fort de Salses

Fort de Salses

Castle at 14 km (direction east)

The medieval fort of Salses was transformed by Vauban to create a...

See Fort de Salses guide
Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 17 km (direction west-north-west), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide
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at 18 km (direction south-east)

Those looking for a traditional French town with interesting sites will be...

See Perpignan guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

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

The Palace of Kings of Majorca is an imposing fortress and royal...

See Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca guide


at 19 km (direction south-west)

Here in Ille-sur-Tet it is the remarkable rock formations on the edge...

See Ille-sur-Tet guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

The picturesque village of Castelnou, overlooked by a castle, is one of...

See Castelnou guide


at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

The resort at Leucate is one of the liveliest and most interesting...

See Leucate guide
Chateau de Termes

Chateau de Termes

Castle at 26 km (direction north-west), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Termes guide
La Palme

La Palme

at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

La Palme is a small traditional village in Languedoc-Roussillon with a beach,...

See La Palme guide
Sigean Nature Reserve

Sigean Nature Reserve

at 30 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

Sigean is a very popular wildlife park where thousands of animals such...

See Sigean Nature Reserve guide


at 30 km (direction south-east)

Elne is a quiet town, with the cathedral cloisters among the highlights...

See Elne guide
Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction south-east)

Activity in the seaside resort of Saint-Cyprien is most definitely centred around...

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide

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Map of places to visit near Tautavel


Markets in and near Tautavel

  • Rivesaltes: market Monday (11km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (14km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Perpignan: market Every day (17km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (19km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (20km)
  • Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque: market Thursday & Sunday (20km)
  • Le Barcares: market Monday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Le Barcares: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Canet-en-Roussillon: market Tuesday & Thursday (25km)

More information about Tautavel, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Tautavel, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (40km)
  • Carcassonne (54km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Narbonnaise en Méditerranée (49km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (22km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (26km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (33km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Fontfroide (Narbonne) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (38km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (19km)
  • Étang de Leucate (20km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (22km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (26km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (28km)
  • Forêt de Fontfroide (35km)
  • Pic du Canigou (41km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (41km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (41km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (44km)
  • Paulilles (46km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (50km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (51km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (54km)
  • Gouffre de l'Œil Doux (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Tautavel is in the south of France at 18 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Tautavel is 672 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tautavel

Canton: Latour-de-France

Arrondissement: Perpignan

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66720

Distance to Tautavel

from Perpignan (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 672 km

from Calais: 907 km

from Nice: 379 km

from Bordeaux: 349 km

from Strasbourg: 749 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cases-de-Pene, Estagel, Paziols and Vingrau.

This page in French: Visiter Tautavel


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