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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Azille - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

At the heart of the Minervois, between Cevennes in the north and Canal du Midi in the South, Azille, built on a rocky outcrop, stands proudly above the famous vineyard wines.

In the old moat around its walls, a magnificent avenue of ancient plane trees encircling the town and provides a cooling shade during the hot hours of the day.

Geographical information

Latitude43.2740099 (N 43° 16’ 26”)
Longitude2.6685920 (E 2° 40’ 7”)
AltitudeFrom 39m to 120m
Surface area23.33 km²
Population1180 inhabitants
Density50 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (19.8 mi, 37 min)
Insee code11022
IntercommunalityCA Carcassonne Agglo

Nearest cities & towns

Pépieux2.6 mi (9 min)
La Redorte3.1 mi (11 min)
Siran3.2 mi (10 min)
La Livinière3.5 mi (11 min)
Homps4.2 mi (11 min)
Castelnau-d'Aude4.5 mi (14 min)
Rieux-Minervois4.6 mi (11 min)
Olonzac4.9 mi (12 min)
Cesseras4.9 mi (12 min)
Escales5.7 mi (18 min)
Félines-Minervois5.8 mi (15 min)
Tourouzelle5.8 mi (13 min)
Roquecourbe-Minervois5.8 mi (17 min)
Peyriac-Minervois6 mi (15 min)

Things to see and do

Its 14th century church of Southern Gothic and whose bell tower is remarkable for its elevation, home in one of its chapels a beautiful Madonna and Child in polychrome stone the same time. Guided tours are offered of the steeple! You will have a panoramic view of the Black Mountains in the Pyrenees - please contact the Tourist Office.

Castle Jouarres: one of the last 19th century cellars with monumental wooden casks from 1896.

South of the village, stunning views of Mount Alaric and the Pyrenees.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

The last Sunday in April: Flowers Festival with competitions for children, participation of students, flower sales, the launch of the competition flowered houses, craft fair, exhibition of paintings in the vaults of Azille Home (information point), animation throughout the day. Information Azille Welcome to +33 4 68 91 59 61.

Around May 1: Feria! With Band'Azillane, Abrivado the Herd with Camargue horses, horse show and parade. Flamenco beccerade, concerts.

July: Feast of wineries and local.

August: Parties Azille and night markets.

Late October: Feast of autumn, chestnuts and new wine.


Village Azille
Village Azille
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Canal du Midi Azille
Canal du Midi Azille
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Château de Jouarres
Château de Jouarres
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Lake Jouarres
Lake Jouarres
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Wednesday 22 march
Min. 1°C - Max. 21°C
Thursday 23 march
Min. 6°C - Max. 25°C
Friday 24 march
Min. 8°C - Max. 25°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Close to the village, the Port Minervois on the Canal du Midi, and Lake Jouarres offer guests the opportunity for an unforgettable ride on the Canal, or relaxing after swimming.

Canal du Midi: Since 1996, he is listed as a World Heritage Site. 360-km network of navigable waterways linking the Mediterranean and the Atlantic through 328 structures - locks, aqueducts, bridges, tunnels ... - The network of the Canal du Midi, built between 1667 and 1694, is one of the achievements of civil engineering the most extraordinary of the modern era, which paved the way for the Industrial Revolution.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe kayak on the Aude
Sports sensations22 € Puichéric (4.1 mi)
Wellness massage and swimming pool at Saint Benoit gardens
Well-being80 € Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse (13.2 mi)
Guided tour of the City of Carcassonne
Culture and education112 € Carcassonne (16 mi)
Cruise on the Canal du Midi in a vintage barge
Entertainment3900 € to 4800 € Carcassonne (16.5 mi)
Licence-free electric boat hire
Entertainment30 € to 35 € Narbonne (18.1 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy3h00Olonzac (2 mi)
Roy Quarries
HikeEasy2h30Caunes-Minervois (8 mi)
Capitoul... capitelles and dolmens
HikeIntermediate3h10Villeneuve-Minervois (10.8 mi)
From the city of Carcassonne to Lake La Cavayère
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carcassonne (16.4 mi)
Visit to Saint-Hilaire Abbey
HikeEasy3h00Verzeille (20 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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