Vira tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vira in Pyrenees-Orientales

Photo is of Chateau de Puilaurens at 10 km from Vira

Visit Vira: highlights and tourist information

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Vira 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 Vira in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Puilaurens at 10 km and Mosset at 13 km.

Vira, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 10 km (direction west-north-west), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Mosset guide


at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Molitg-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Eus guide
Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 16 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide


at 17 km (direction south)

Prades makes a pleasant detour when you are exploring the valleys of the western...

See Prades guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aude department

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

See Rennes-les-Bains guide
Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 18 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Queribus guide


at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

In Ille-sur-Tet it is the remarkable rock formations on the edge of the village...

See Ille-sur-Tet guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

Villefranche-de-Conflent is a fascinating place to explore, with a fortified ancient village in the...

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at 21 km (direction north-west), in the Aude department

A small village with lovely views, it is also the legends associating Rennes-le-Chateau with...

See Rennes-le-Chateau guide


at 22 km (direction west-north-west), in the Aude department

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

See Quillan guide
Gorges de l\'Aude

Gorges de l'Aude

Scenery at 22 km (direction west-north-west), in the Aude department

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

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Chateau de Termes

Chateau de Termes

Castle at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Termes guide

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Map of places to visit near Vira


Markets in and near Vira

  • Prades: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (20km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (24km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (24km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (32km)
  • Limoux: market Friday all day (36km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (36km)
  • Rivesaltes: market Monday (38km)
  • Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda: market Thursday (39km)

More information about Vira, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Vira, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (21km)
  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (38km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (35km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (14km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (20km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (21km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (23km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (44km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (49km)
  • Abbaye de Fontfroide (Narbonne) (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de Galamus (9km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (19km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (20km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (23km)
  • Pic du Canigou (28km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (29km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (38km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (41km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (41km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (42km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (46km)
  • Forêt de Fontfroide (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Vira is in the south of France at 40 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Vira is 677 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vira

Canton: Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet

Arrondissement: Perpignan

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66220

Distance to Vira

from Perpignan (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 677 km

from Calais: 910 km

from Nice: 407 km

from Bordeaux: 332 km

from Strasbourg: 767 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Caudies-de-Fenouilledes, Felluns, Fenouillet, Fosse, Le Vivier, Pezilla-de-Conflent, Prats-de-Sournia, Prugnanes, Rabouillet, Saint-Martin and Sournia.

This page in French: Visiter Vira