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Coursan

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Coursan - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude
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Coursan is a village located at the crossroads of major routes of penetration, door of the Aude, served by the motorway, 15 km from the Mediterranean, 10 km from the Canal du Midi, in the foothills of Clape scented scrubland.

In ancient times, was already a step Coursan rest for travelers traveling the Via Domitia. From street to street, from place to place, Coursan welcomes you for a ride to the discovery of a rich architectural heritage and offers small snack breaks in cafes and restaurants.

Geographical information

MunicipalityCoursan
Postcode11110
Latitude43.2342000 (N 43° 14’ 3”)
Longitude3.0584670 (E 3° 3’ 30”)
Surface area24.61 km²
Population5948 inhabitants
Density241 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (43 mi, 49 min)
Insee code11106
IntercommunalityCA Le Grand Narbonne
DepartmentAude
TerritoryLanguedoc-Roussillon
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Vinassan3.3 mi (8 min)
Salles-d'Aude3.4 mi (10 min)
Cuxac-d'Aude3.5 mi (9 min)
Fleury4.5 mi (12 min)
Narbonne4.8 mi (12 min)
Armissan5.3 mi (14 min)
Nissan-lez-Enserune6.4 mi (12 min)
Sallèles-d'Aude6.5 mi (15 min)
Montels7.3 mi (14 min)
Ouveillan7.4 mi (15 min)
Colombiers8.3 mi (16 min)
Poilhes8.7 mi (15 min)
Montredon-des-Corbières8.8 mi (18 min)

Things to see and do

The steeple of the church: old watch tower 24 meters high built in the 13th century, it allowed to monitor the surroundings and the fording of the Aude.

The bridge of the Aude: beautiful building from the late 17th century which was built by order of Charles the ninth after his difficult passage of the Aude.

The Church of Our Lady of Rominguière: built between the 12th and 13th century, backed by the watchtower. Inside, you can see a fragment of a sarcophagus representing Daniel in the lions' den and a Golden Virgin carved in the tradition of Spanish art of the 15th century.

Fountains: two fountains which the model was sculpted by Charles Lebourg, are identical to the one the British philanthropist Sir Richard Wallace gave to the city of Paris in 1872.

The fountain ferruginous: up Tailhades located, is an artesian well drilling conducted in 1865 for drinking water without having to fetch water from the river. 155 m of a soda water springs, and ferruginous recognized therapeutic. Travelers from the ancient Via Domitia and the Compostela pilgrims halted there.

The cross of passion: the passion of the cross is dated between 1760-1780. It recalls the location of the old cemetery where only Coursannais were buried. The foreign Coursan were buried in the cemetery "outside" behind the walls of the city.

The Convent of St. Joseph door of the old convent dating back to 1871. During this period, the Sisters of St. Joseph have lived and worked in providing aid and support to all those in need or pain.

Hôpital Saint-Jacques: he provided shelter and comfort to the pilgrims of the Way of St. Jacques de Compostela.

Places of interest

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Events and festivities

The main events during the year:

Flower show on Sunday 3rd of April.

Bull fight in the arenas and equestrian.

Festivals from mid-July.

Day on August 15.

Painters released during the Heritage Day in September.

Garage sale in the village streets in October.

Fair to bold the third Sunday in November.

Photos

View Coursan
View Coursan
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Pont de l'Aude
Pont de l'Aude
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St. Joseph Convent
St. Joseph Convent
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Fountain Coursan
Fountain Coursan
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Church of Our Lady of Rominguière
Church of Our Lady of Rominguière
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Fountain ferruginous
Fountain ferruginous
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The Village
The Village
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The Village
The Village
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The Village
The Village
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The Village
The Village
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The Village - The place to Fountains
The Village - The place to Fountains
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The Village
The Village
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The Village - Fountains
The Village - Fountains
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Bridge Coussant
Bridge Coussant
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Aude
Aude
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The Mayor
The Mayor
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City Council
City Council
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Our Lady of Rominguière
Our Lady of Rominguière
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Our Lady of Rominguière
Our Lady of Rominguière
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Notre Dame
Notre Dame
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Notre Dame
Notre Dame
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Notre Dame
Notre Dame
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Notre- Dame
Notre- Dame
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Notre Dame - Portal
Notre Dame - Portal
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Notre Dame - Gargoyle
Notre Dame - Gargoyle
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Weather

Tuesday 25 april
Min. 14°C - Max. 22°C
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Wednesday 26 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 18°C
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Thursday 27 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

At Narbonne: Les Halles, the canals, the cathedral, the pedestrian streets, markets.

Abbeys: Fontfroide Lagrasse.

Castles: Carcassonne, Lastours.

Canal du Midi on foot, by bicycle.

Beaches: Gruissan, Narbonne-Plage, Saint-Pierre-la-Mer.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Licence-free electric boat hire
Entertainment30 € to 35 € Narbonne (4.4 mi)
Licence-free boat hire on the Canal du Midi
Entertainment30 € to 140 € Colombiers (6.9 mi)
Cruise on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 34 € Colombiers (6.9 mi)
Cruise on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors14 € to 41 € Béziers (9.6 mi)
Boat cruise on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors33 € to 55 € Béziers (10.1 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sainte-Lucie Island
HikeEasy4h00Port-la-Nouvelle (14.7 mi)
In the Sigean scrubland
HikeEasy2h00Sigean (14.7 mi)
Vineyards and Heritage
HikeIntermediate4h40Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit (17.3 mi)
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy3h00Olonzac (17.8 mi)
Old Durban sightseeing circuit
Village visitEasy1h30Durban-Corbières (21 mi)

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