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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Montréal - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Montréal village of 2,000 inhabitants, cradled by the Mediterranean and Atlantic influences, dominated by its imposing and beautiful church is still steeped in Cathar that which burned the region.

Montréal is placed at the center of a municipality, both agriculture and forestry. It encroaches on the wooded mountain of Malepère and the plain bounded on the north by the old Roman road of Aquitaine.

Geographical information

Latitude43.1998270 (N 43° 11’ 59”)
Longitude2.1406250 (E 2° 8’ 26”)
AltitudeFrom 117m to 443m
Surface area55.03 km²
Population2090 inhabitants
Density37 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (18.9 km, 23 min)
Insee code11254
IntercommunalityCC Piège Lauragais Malepère

Nearest cities & towns

Villeneuve-lès-Montréal4.5 km (7 min)
La Force4.8 km (6 min)
Cailhavel5.6 km (9 min)
Arzens6.5 km (8 min)
Bram7.2 km (10 min)
Brézilhac7.6 km (12 min)
Cailhau7.7 km (13 min)
Villesiscle8.1 km (11 min)
Alzonne8.2 km (12 min)
Lasserre-de-Prouille8.9 km (10 min)
Ferran9.3 km (14 min)
Alairac9.8 km (13 min)
Fanjeaux9.9 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

The collegiate church of Saint Vincent in the 14th century Southern Gothic style with a wide nave is 20m wide punctuated by side chapels, the length of the church is 80 m. You will discover the organ of the 18th century.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

A Pentecost Festival Bandas.

In July (every 2 years, 2015 ...) International Folklore Festival. Cultural exchange with several countries.

August: Organ concert at the Saint-Vincent.


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Organ of the 18th century
Organ of the 18th century
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Many hiking trails passable by foot, bike or horse can discover Malepère.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Wine tasting at the Domaine Rose et Paul
Local flavoursFreeArzens (5.3 km)
Rafting on the River Aude
Sports sensations28 € Alet-les-Bains (24 km)
Swin Golf des Oliviers
Sports sensations14 € Gaudiès (34 km)
Guided tour of the Cathar Country
Culture and education270 € to 2750 € Saint-Ferriol (35 km)
Summer and snowshoe hikes
Sports sensations25 € Belvianes-et-Cavirac (39 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Visit to Saint-Hilaire Abbey
HikeEasy3h00Verzeille (16.9 km)
The Wonders of the Cathar Country
Car itineraryEasy9h00Verzeille (16.9 km)
From the city of Carcassonne to Lake La Cavayère
Car itineraryEasy5h00Carcassonne (17.3 km)
The Green Line
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate8h00Mirepoix (25 km)
Touyre Gorges
HikeIntermediate2h00Belloc (27 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals