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Avignonet-Lauragais - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne

Avignonet-Lauragais (Occitan Avinhonet de Lauragués) is located on the road to Santiago de Compostela (Via Arles, Via Tolosa), in the Haute-Garonne department, in the Occitan region.

Its inhabitants are called Avignonetains.

This commune of the urban area of ​​Toulouse is located in Lauragais between Toulouse and Castelnaudary in the extreme north-east of the department of Haute-Garonne on the border of the department of Aude on the departmental road 813 (formerly national road 113) at the edge of the Deux Mers motorway. Located on the road to the Mediterranean Sea, the village is visible from the highway by the presence of several wind turbines driven by the wind of Autan sweeping the plain. Not far, another channel of communication, the Canal du Midi, passes at the foot of the village. Port-Lauragais is a motorway stop and port located in the town. The town is part of the Lauragais Country.

Wheat is the main crop of the Lauragais plain since the Gallo-Roman era. But it is in the fifteenth century that the pastel makes the region rich. We then call the region "Pays de cocagne". But the indigo from America competes with pastel and wheat becomes the main resource of the country from the sixteenth century.

In addition to the magnificent gothic church of Notre-Dame des Miracles (14th-16th centuries), Avignonet has an interesting historical heritage, witness of its rich and tumultuous past: the remains of the ramparts (thirteenth and fifteenth centuries) and the castle (eleventh century), the pepper mill tower bearing the statue of the Crusader, half-timbered houses and homes of the seventeenth and eighteenth century.

The village is known for the massacre of inquisitors of Catharism. On May 28, 1242, the inquisition tribunal, led by Guillaume Arnaud and Étienne de Saint-Thibéry was held in the city. Several men, led by Pierre-Roger de Mirepoix and assisted by the people of Avignonet, massacred the inquisitors and their followers with their axes in their sleep, thus killing eleven victims. It was only one of the last bursts of resistance before the siege of Montségur, which ended with a pyre for the Cathars refugees in the place, March 16, 1244.

Geographical information

Latitude43.3668330 (N 43° 22’ 1”)
Longitude1.7843400 (E 1° 47’ 4”)
AltitudeFrom 176m to 274m
Surface area40.66 km²
Population1466 inhabitants
Density36 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulouse (27 mi, 39 min)
Insee code31037
IntercommunalityCC des Terres du Lauragais
TerritoryMidi-Pyrénées, Pyrenees

Nearest cities & towns

Montferrand2.9 mi (6 min)
Baraigne3.5 mi (10 min)
Labastide-d'Anjou3.8 mi (8 min)
Renneville4 mi (8 min)
Beauteville4.1 mi (11 min)
Villefranche-de-Lauragais4.2 mi (9 min)
Gourvieille4.7 mi (13 min)
Montclar-Lauragais4.9 mi (12 min)
Molleville5.2 mi (14 min)
Airoux5.3 mi (11 min)
Folcarde5.3 mi (12 min)
Saint-Michel-de-Lanès5.4 mi (12 min)
Rieumajou5.7 mi (12 min)
Montmaur6 mi (11 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Summer night markets.


Church of Avignonet-Lauragais
Church of Avignonet-Lauragais
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Avignonet-Lauragais Mill
Avignonet-Lauragais Mill
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Church of Avignonet-Lauragais
Church of Avignonet-Lauragais
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Church of Avignonet-Lauragais
Church of Avignonet-Lauragais
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See photo


Sunday 27 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 14°C
Monday 28 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C
Tuesday 29 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Escape Game on a theme of your choice
Entertainment80 € to 138 € Ayguesvives (11 mi)
Cité de l'Espace: 1-day ticket
Culture and education21 € Toulouse (21 mi)
Relaxation at Les Étangs leisure centre
EntertainmentFreeSaïx (23 mi)
Escape Game at La Cellule
Entertainment16 € Toulouse (24 mi)
Toulouse Tourism Pass
Culture and education18 € Toulouse (24 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Green Line
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate8h00Mirepoix (19.9 mi)
Versants of the Hard
HikeIntermediate5h30Cuxac-Cabardès (25 mi)
Touyre Gorges
HikeIntermediate2h00Belloc (26 mi)
Lo Camin de las Peyras
HikeEasy3h00Navès (26 mi)
Carbonéral Path
HikeIntermediate5h15Labruguière (27 mi)


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