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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Puilaurens - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

On site, trade, restaurants and post office.

An area equipped for camper.

Geographical information

Latitude42.8005980 (N 42° 48’ 2”)
Longitude2.3050510 (E 2° 18’ 18”)
AltitudeFrom 399m to 1420m
Surface area33.38 km²
Population268 inhabitants
Density8 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (71 km, 1h19)
Insee code11302
IntercommunalityCC Pyrénées Audoises

Nearest cities & towns

Salvezines2.7 km (3 min)
Gincla5.6 km (6 min)
Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes7 km (9 min)
Axat7.9 km (9 min)
Montfort-sur-Boulzane9 km (11 min)
Saint-Martin-Lys9.9 km (11 min)
Artigues10.6 km (15 min)
Fenouillet11.8 km (18 min)
Cailla12.1 km (17 min)
Belvianes-et-Cavirac14.2 km (16 min)
Marsa15.4 km (19 min)
Fosse15.7 km (23 min)
Quirbajou15.7 km (27 min)

Things to see and do

Puilaurens Cathar castle of one of the 5 son of Carcassonne. Within the network of Cathar country, visiting the castle Puilaurens is a useful complement that of two other royal fortresses closest: Peyrepertuse and Quéribus. It is also called the white lady of the castle due to her legend! Information: Email: chateau.puilaurens @

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

Mid-July, concert harp in the courtyard of the castle and craft market and farmer in the parking lot of the ticket. Information: Tel. : +33 4 68 20 65 26 - +33 9 64 42 73 45 - Email: chateau.puilaurens @


View of the tower from the courtyard of the castle
View of the tower from the courtyard of the castle
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In the courtyard
In the courtyard
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Axat rafting and swimming.

Angling to Gesse.

Tourist train.

Horseback riding.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Rafting, hydrospeed or canoe-raft in Aude
Sports sensations30 € to 40 € Axat (6.6 km)
Summer and snowshoe hikes
Sports sensations25 € Belvianes-et-Cavirac (10.3 km)
Guided tour of Cathar Country
Culture and education270 € to 2750 € Saint-Ferriol (12.1 km)
Rafting on the River Aude
Sports sensations28 € Alet-les-Bains (22 km)
Horse ride in the mountains
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 65 € Matemale (29 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Madrès Peak
HikeIntermediate3h00Roquefort-de-Sault (10.9 km)
Felluns from the dolmens to the aqueduct
HikeIntermediate5h40Felluns (15.2 km)
The Lakes of Nohèdes
HikeIntermediate4h30Nohèdes (19.8 km)
Arboussols - Marcevol loop
HikeEasy2h00Arboussols (21 km)
Along the Bohère Canal
HikeEasy1h30Prades (23 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals