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Sallèles-d'Aude

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Sallèles-d'Aude - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude
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Sallèles-d'Aude circular village halfway between Black Mountain and the Mediterranean coast at the heart of the Languedoc vineyards, owes its charm and originality to its location between Stop and Canal Junction, Aude and Canal du Midi.

On foot, by bike or boat, your journey to the heart of Sallèles-d'Aude will be rocked to the rhythm of the water and will transport you in history.

Promenades lined with beautiful trees, make it a place of calm and pleasant, and its rivers a fishermen's paradise.

At the heart of an exceptional environment, Sallèles-d'Aude is a charming and welcoming town, relaxing and friendly meetings!

Geographical information

MunicipalitySallèles-d'Aude
Postcode11590
Tourism label
Latitude43.2570369 (N 43° 15’ 25”)
Longitude2.9475530 (E 2° 56’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 8m to 46m
Surface area12.55 km²
Population2902 inhabitants
Density231 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (45 mi, 52 min)
Insee code11369
IntercommunalityCA Le Grand Narbonne
DepartmentAude
TerritoryLanguedoc-Roussillon
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Marcel-sur-Aude1.8 mi (4 min)
Cuxac-d'Aude3 mi (8 min)
Marcorignan3.1 mi (6 min)
Ouveillan3.2 mi (10 min)
Mirepeisset4 mi (10 min)
Saint-Nazaire-d'Aude4.2 mi (10 min)
Moussan4.3 mi (11 min)
Névian4.5 mi (10 min)
Ventenac-en-Minervois5.5 mi (14 min)
Argeliers5.6 mi (13 min)
Ginestas5.6 mi (13 min)
Montredon-des-Corbières6 mi (14 min)
Coursan6.5 mi (15 min)
Canet6.6 mi (15 min)
Paraza6.7 mi (16 min)

Things to see and do

Sallèles-d'Aude has preserved his memory and offers its visitors the opportunity to discover many historical monuments such as The outfall of Gailhousty, the beautiful canal bridge built by Vauban, the Eiffel kind gateway where Gérard Holtz commented the Tour France 2009, said lock house of the stable, the Saint-Roch chapel and the castle where Francis lived.

Rich in heritage and atmosphere of well-being that prevails, Sallèles-d'Aude is also a very festive town.

The municipality has pleasure in living heritage throughout the site Amphoralis who rebuilt his village of Gallo-Roman potters alike found the remains.

The Amphoralis Museum overlooks the archaeological excavation of a workshop Gallo-Roman potters, active since the 20/30 BC to the third century, and excavated in 1976. The visitor discovers the activity and daily life of the potters who produced en masse amphorae for transporting wine but also different construction materials (bricks, tiles) and dishes everyday. After visiting the museum, an outdoor path leads to furnaces and reconstructions of a habitat, buildings constructed identically and handcrafted by the museum team. Archaeological test center as a place of discovery and entertainment for the public, Amphoralis welcomes you for an original journey in the heart of the artisan district and homes.

World Heritage of UNESCO, the connecting channel is a French waterway that connects the Canal du Midi to the Canal de la Robine via the Aude. The canal was commissioned in 1787 roughly a century after the Canal du Midi. It is entirely located in the municipality of Sallèles-d'Aude and is 8 km long and comprises 7 locks. Much of its route is lined with ancient pines. With the towpaths which line its entire length, the channel is made for strolling. On foot or by bike, walkers will enjoy beautiful landscapes. We can also discover the canal and through its 7 locks boat on board passenger barges.

Calvary of the site, completely refurbished by the municipality regularly hosts cultural events such as exhibitions, or outdoor concerts. Calvary, with its rich history and its restored old stone is ideal for walkers eager to history or simply wish to relax in the cool shade of stone over a century.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

The year was marked by many events linked to the local culture and heritage for the enjoyment of tourists and Sallélois.

To note, the Water Festival, Earth and Wine, 3rd Sunday of July, with many events throughout the Canal whose reputation is increasing year by year, and the market for Potters in August, part for almost 20 years in the regional tourist tradition.

In winter, the local party every first weekend of February, runs the village.

Meeting of Bagpipes "na Bodega"
Water, Earth and Wine Festival
Potters' Walk

Photos

Village Sallèles-d'Aude (© Frantz)
Village Sallèles-d'Aude (© Frantz)
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Village Sallèles-d'Aude (© Frantz)
Village Sallèles-d'Aude (© Frantz)
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Canal Bridge (Canal du Midi)
Canal Bridge (Canal du Midi)
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Calvary
Calvary
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Amphoralis Museum entrance
Amphoralis Museum entrance
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Junction Canal and its locks
Junction Canal and its locks
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Lock Gailhousty
Lock Gailhousty
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Eiffel style Gateway
Eiffel style Gateway
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Chapel St. Roque
Chapel St. Roque
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Fighting games on the Junction canal at the festival water, Earth and Wine
Fighting games on the Junction canal at the festival water, Earth and Wine
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Waterway (© Frantz)
Waterway (© Frantz)
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canal Bridge (© Frantz)
canal Bridge (© Frantz)
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canal Bridge (© Frantz)
canal Bridge (© Frantz)
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Village Sallèles-d'Aude (© Frantz)
Village Sallèles-d'Aude (© Frantz)
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Village Sallèles-d'Aude (© Frantz)
Village Sallèles-d'Aude (© Frantz)
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Village Sallèles-d'Aude (© Frantz)
Village Sallèles-d'Aude (© Frantz)
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Weather

Tuesday 23 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 28°C
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Wednesday 24 may
Min. 18°C - Max. 24°C
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Thursday 25 may
Min. 16°C - Max. 22°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Licence-free electric boat hire
Entertainment30 € to 35 € Narbonne (5.9 mi)
Cruise on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 34 € Colombiers (10.5 mi)
Licence-free boat hire on the Canal du Midi
Entertainment30 € to 140 € Colombiers (10.6 mi)
Cruise on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 48 € Béziers (13.5 mi)
Boat cruise on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors33 € to 55 € Béziers (14 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Parade of Marie Coquette, Cruzy
HikeEasy4h00Cruzy (6.8 mi)
On the heights of Creissan... The Bories
HikeEasy2h30Creissan (8.7 mi)
The Priory Saint Christopher at Puisserguier
HikeAthletic4h25Puisserguier (9 mi)
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy3h00Olonzac (12.1 mi)
In the Sigean scrubland
HikeEasy2h00Sigean (15.8 mi)

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