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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Sigean - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Commune of Occitanie located in the department of Aude, Sigean takes place in the Gulf of Lion in the Mediterranean, not far from the first beaches. Located in the heart of the Regional Nature Park of Narbonnaise in the Mediterranean, it is on the banks of the pond of Bages-Sigean, three quarters of an hour drive from the very tourist medieval city of Carcassonne.

Occupied since antiquity, the site of Sigean had at the time an important oppidum now destroyed. The old center of the commune develops itself in the High Middle Ages, and undergoes many destruction during the wars between Spain and France, because of its geographical location near the border.

The town, very touristy, is appreciated for its proximity to the sea, as much for its wine culture and its architectural heritage of interest.

Geographical information

Latitude43.0289100 (N 43° 1’ 44”)
Longitude2.9792550 (E 2° 58’ 45”)
Surface area35.35 km²
Population5640 inhabitants
Density159 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (72 km, 44 min)
Insee code11379
IntercommunalityCA Le Grand Narbonne

Nearest cities & towns

Roquefort-des-Corbières5.8 km (10 min)
Portel-des-Corbières6.1 km (8 min)
Port-la-Nouvelle6.3 km (10 min)
La Palme7.4 km (11 min)
Peyriac-de-Mer11.1 km (13 min)
Caves12.9 km (14 min)
La Franqui14.5 km (15 min)
Bages15.7 km (20 min)
Treilles16.7 km (18 min)
Leucate16.7 km (17 min)
Fraissé-des-Corbières16.8 km (23 min)
Fitou17.5 km (19 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Barrou18.6 km (25 min)

Things to see and do

On the banks of the Berre, it is possible to discover the remains of the oppidum of Pech Maho. Destroyed in the 2nd century BC, it takes place on the heights of a limestone hill, at twenty-nine meters altitude. Classified as an historic monument, it presents in particular an important defensive system based on successive ramparts, as well as some traces of habitat. About 500 meters from the site, you can admire the necropolis of Las Peirros.

Another ancient vestige, the Roman road still has some traces between small paths and vineyards.

The African reserve Sigean is surely the most popular tourist site of this town of Aude. This animal park proposes to discover, by car and then on foot, more than 3 800 animals from the African fauna. Considered one of the five largest zoos in France, it allows you to admire wildebeest, impala, elephant, meerkat, emu or giraffe and black bear from Asia.

The Corbières museum traces the history of the region, particularly through ethnographic collections.

While walking in the town, do not hesitate to enter the church Saint-Felix to appreciate its furniture.

Do not miss strolling around the pond to observe waders, palmipeds, etc.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

The market takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays morning. A Christmas market is also offered at the end of the year.

A festival of visual art is organized in April, offering several exhibitions.

In August, place to the festival of the medieval quarter of Sigean, with its animations of streets and diverse entertainment.


Aerial view of the pond of Sigean
Aerial view of the pond of Sigean
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Flamingo at the edge of the pond
Flamingo at the edge of the pond
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Aerial view of the pond of Sigean
Aerial view of the pond of Sigean
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Sunset on the Cove of the Olive Tree
Sunset on the Cove of the Olive Tree
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Sunset on the Cove of the Olive Tree
Sunset on the Cove of the Olive Tree
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At the edge of the pond of Doul
At the edge of the pond of Doul
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Sunday 19 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 19°C
Monday 20 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
Tuesday 21 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided tour by bike or electric mountain bike
Sports sensations42 € Narbonne (17.1 km)
Excursion on the Limnoreia sailboat along the coast
Nature and the great outdoors24 € to 48 € Port-Leucate (19.6 km)
Caving or Canyoning in Pyrénées Orientales
Sports sensations35 € to 79 € Le Barcarès (23 km)
Sensory trail, Mini Fort Boyard Catalan
Entertainment28 € Rivesaltes (30 km)
Guided quad bike ride
Sports sensations72 € to 112 € Baixas (34 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
In the Sigean scrubland
Sainte-Lucie Island
HikeEasy4:00Port-la-Nouvelle (5.3 km)
The Ghouls
HikeIntermediate1:30Gruissan (9.1 km)
Leucate, cliff between sea and lagoon
HikeEasy2:30Leucate (13.8 km)
The Goutine
HikeAthletic2:00Gruissan (13.9 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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