Alet-les-Bains

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownAlet-les-Bains
Insee code11008
Postcode11580
Latitude42.9950350
Longitude2.2574139
AltitudeFrom 180 to 720 meters
Surface23.54 km²
Population452 inhabitants
Density19 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townCarcassonne (at 34 km, 41 min)Véraza at 4 km
DepartmentAudeLuc-sur-Aude at 4.1 km
RegionLanguedoc-RoussillonSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Alet-les-Bains, Aleth ancient city and medieval city, situated in the heart of Cathar country, almost equidistant from the sea and the Pyrenees. Perched on a narrow alluvial plain along the right bank of the lazy river Aude and still angry, the small city two millennia, illuminated by the lavish midday sun, breathes and stirs in a sort of half-sleep rhythm of the seasons.

The small town, enjoying several hot springs, born of the alchemy of permanent waters west slopes of the Corbières plunging into the bowels of the earth, taking care of minerals giving them the virtues of the most healing, brushing his Heart melting calorie loading to stand out providing their warmth to men since time immemorial frequented those places, seems to have been favored by nature, because situated amidst the high hills between the Corbières and peak Brau, she seems to us dressed in a green area and its location midway of the course of the Aude, it lends itself readily to the activities of water sports and outdoor activities.

Still preferred because, despite the inevitable ravages of time, Alet-les-Bains who was yet in his time, a prosperous city at the center of the large Episcopal County Razes, has preserved within its walls, along its narrow streets its picturesque and authentic.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The ruins of the Abbey - Notre Dame Aleth (ninth, twelfth, 14th century): The City of Aleth taking advantage of shelter within it, the sumptuous and poignant ruins of the Benedictine Abbey of Notre Dame Aleth, founded in 813, and promoted a cathedral in 1318. Multiple elements in its architecture Carolingian, Romanesque and Gothic, it is a delight for lovers of beautiful stones, acclaimed for the Bay of Romance Chapter House and the south facade of the cathedral richly endowed by the "Art of Imagiers.
  • A Alet-les-Bains same and along the course of the Aude, sport and outdoor activities and white water (canoeing, rafting).
  • Forest acrobatic course.
  • Casino (slot machines, roulette, blak-jack ...).
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Alet-les-Bains
MonumentsAbbey of Alet-les-Bains

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Water Festival: 2nd weekend of June (Saturday, Sunday).
  • Fugue in Aude Roman Festival: special events involving several municipalities, shifting dates in July.
  • Local Festival: The weekend of 15 August (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Belote contest on Thursday.
  • Festival International Short Film Cine Sans Filet: 2nd weekend of August (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Within a radius of 50 km around Alet all major Cathar castles, abbeys and several other shrines, many natural sites such as the Gorges de la Pierre-Lys, Galamus Gorges, Gorges of Orbieu, the Peak Bugarach, Mont Tauch Cardou Mount, Mont Alaric, the foothills of the Pyrenees ...
  • 12 km south of Alet, the famous village of Rennes-le-Chateau, world famous for the actions of Abbé Saunière, parish priest in the late 19th century because suddenly took a great train of Life was believed to have found a fabulous treasure ...
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Rafting on the River AudeSports sensations28 €Alet-les-Bains
Forest acrobatic trailSports sensations20 €Alet-les-Bains
Summer and snowshoe hikesSports sensations25 €Belvianes-et-Cavirac (16.7 km)
Rafting, hydrospeed or canoe-raft in AudeSports sensationsFrom 30 € to 40 €Axat (23 km)

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PHOTOS

Alet overviewAlet overview
 
Half-timbered housesHalf-timbered houses
Maison du ViguierMaison du Viguier
 
Jewry Street: shop merchantJewry Street: shop merchant
Saint AndreSaint Andre
 
Street CadeneStreet Cadene
Alet nightAlet night
 
Beam engraved Seal of SolomonBeam engraved Seal of Solomon
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WEATHER

Thursday 24 April
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Min. 8°C - Max. 21°C
Friday 25 April
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Min. 8°C - Max. 10°C
Saturday 26 April
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Min. 4°C - Max. 20°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantGrand Hotel Moderne et Pigeon  
10
Limoux
You will fall in love with this hotel from the 17th century completely renewed. The decor of the twentieth century. You will enjoy the South, the chef Jean-Luc Desmoineaux. Find out...
Located 7.3 km from Alet-les-Bains53 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Reine du Château
Rennes-le-Château
OUT OF TIME - Located at the entrance of the village of Rennes-le-Château, the restaurant opens La Reine du Château a spectacular view of the country Razès and on the mountain of Bugarach....
Located 7.5 km from Alet-les-Bains31 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsMaison Val d'Aleth    
9.2
Alet-les-Bains
Come and stay in our old family home in the medieval, spa village of Alet les Bains. Our bedrooms are comfortable and luminous, with private bath/shower rooms and a kettle to make tea,...
Located in Alet-les-BainsFrom 52 € to 60 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsDomaine de Mournac. Demeure de Charme    
9.7
Antugnac
Why do not you wondering your trunks in the Domaine de Mournac? This former coaching inn dating from the 13th century em while stone walls with a heated swimming pool offers a breathtaking...
Located 4.1 km from Alet-les-BainsFrom 90 € to 128 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLagagnou    
10
Tourreilles
Ranked 3 ears Gites de France reference: 900296. Tourreilles is located 6 km in the hills of Limoux, in an environment of nature with beautiful views of the vineyards on slopes, ideally...
Located 6 km from Alet-les-BainsFrom 58 € to 74 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 10 personsDomaine de mournac  
9.7
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Antugnac
Stone house with character dating from the 13th century completely renovated iem. Independent access not overlooked. Living space (200 m²) capacity 10 persons (or 6 on request Discount)...
Located 4.1 km from Alet-les-BainsFrom 700 € to 1900 € per week 
House for 4 personsMaison Loli  
9.4
Montazels
This village house, recently renovated, has 2 bedrooms and is an ideal base for exploring the Cathar region. With a living room with balcony tastefully furnished offering spectacular...
Located 5.6 km from Alet-les-BainsFrom 425 € to 670 € per week 
House for 6 personsMaison de Vigne.  
9.2
Montazels
The cottage sleeps up to 6 with 2 double bedrooms on the 2nd floor and a twin room at the top. The ground floor lounge, which opens on to the terrace, has an exposed stone arch, comfortable...
Located 5.8 km from Alet-les-BainsFrom 395 € to 695 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
37 places over 0,5 haCamping Val d'Aleth    
9.1
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Alet-les-Bains
A small family campsite with Quality Tourisme, Pays Cathare, Quality South of France recognition. Situated on the banks of the river Aude, in a beautiful medieval village. Only 30 mins...
Located in Alet-les-BainsFrom 16 € to 18 € per day 
100 places over 2,5 haCamping Le Moulin du Pont d'Alies    
8.8
Axat
A campsite on a human scale, nestled in the cool of a wide bend of the Aude with several islands accessible by foot, into the throats of Pierre-Lys, in a preserved and protected, and...
Located 20 km from Alet-les-BainsFrom 13.50 € to 19.50 € per day 
56 places over 1,5 haLe roc del rey    
9
Belloc
Our campsite welcomes you in a wild, in the heart of an oak grove where you can enjoy breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside and the majestic Pyrenees. You will be charmed...
Located 27 km from Alet-les-BainsFrom 7.80 € to 9 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hostellerie de l'Evêché - Hotel in Alet-les-BainsHostellerie de l'Evêché    
7.7
Alet-les-Bains
Located 500 metres from Alet-les-Bains Train Station, this hotel is surrounded by a 3-hectare park with well-established trees. It offers en suite rooms with views of the gardens and...
Located in Alet-les-BainsRoom from 75 €
Château Des Ducs De Joyeuse - Hotel in Alet-les-BainsChâteau Des Ducs De Joyeuse    
8.6
Couiza
Free Parking, Restaurant, Bar, Newspapers, Garden, Non-Smoking Rooms, Safety Deposit Box, Pets Allowed, Internet Services, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Canoeing,...
Located 5.6 km from Alet-les-BainsRoom from 108 €
Les Arcades - Hotel in Alet-les-BainsLes Arcades     
7.1
Limoux
This hotel is situated in front of Saint Martin’s Church, 50 meters from River Aude and 1.2 km from Limoux Train Station. It offers bike rental, a garden and guests can visit the wine...
Located 7.3 km from Alet-les-BainsRoom from 46 €

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Hotel Du Chateau
This hotel is located opposite the medieval Cité de Carcassonne. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a spa with hammam. The elegant guest...
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Cerise Carcassonne
Located 500 metres from the medieval citadel of Carcassonne, Cerise Carcassonne offers an indoor swimming pool, hammam, fitness...
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