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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Tuchan - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Wine village of Aude, Occitanie region, Tuchan takes place in the Corbières, on the edge of the Pyrénées-Orientales. It is located at the foot of Mont Tauch, not far from Rivesaltes and Estagel, and about thirty kilometers from the airport of Perpignan - Rivesaltes.

High place of wines of Corbières and producer of Fitou, Corbières and Muscat of Rivesaltes, Tuchan knew a human occupation since Prehistory. Inhabited by the Romans in antiquity, the town became chief town of the canton in 1790. Border between France and Aragon in the thirteenth century, it was an important stake of the welding of the provinces of Languedoc and Roussillon following the treaty Pyrenees in the middle of the 17th century.

Tourist, the village of Tuchan continues to be appreciated by passing visitors for its authentic charm, its dream landscapes and its ancient architectural heritage.

Geographical information

Latitude42.8893010 (N 42° 53’ 21”)
Longitude2.7185600 (E 2° 43’ 7”)
AltitudeFrom 136m to 920m
Surface area59.52 km²
Population778 inhabitants
Density13 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (49 mi, 1h07)
Insee code11401
IntercommunalityCC Corbières Salanque Méditerranée

Nearest cities & towns

Paziols2.5 mi (7 min)
Padern5.2 mi (12 min)
Vingrau7.1 mi (20 min)
Palairac7.6 mi (18 min)
Villeneuve-les-Corbières8 mi (14 min)
Cucugnan8.1 mi (18 min)
Tautavel8.8 mi (21 min)
Cascastel-des-Corbières9.1 mi (17 min)
Maisons9.7 mi (22 min)
Durban-Corbières10.9 mi (20 min)
Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse11 mi (24 min)
Embres-et-Castelmaure11.1 mi (24 min)
Montgaillard11.4 mi (30 min)
Estagel11.6 mi (24 min)

Things to see and do

Listed as a Historic Monument, Notre-Dame-de-Faste Church stands on Mount Tauch and offers a fine example of typical architecture of the region.

The Hotel des Postes is also a building registered with the Historical Monuments. It is an old mansion also classified as heritage of the twentieth century, for its architectural style and aesthetics.

Today in ruins, the fort of Aguilar is now classified as an historic monument. Former castle said Cathar, it dates, according to estimates, the twelfth century. Royal fortress in the 13th century, it was conquered by Charles V in the first half of the 16th century. The building is part of the Five Sons of Carcassonne, with Quéribus, Puilaurens, Termes and Peyrepertuse, and served as a backdrop for the television series, Tramontane, in the late 1990s. Located nearly 100 meters high, on a hill, the old castle is composed of two enclosures. There is still a chapel Sainte-Anne and some other vestiges full of interest.

Several marked hiking trails for pedestrians, cyclists or riders, to appreciate the local flora and fauna, as well as the monuments present. The village also has a paragliding runway with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and the plain.

Places of interest


Events and festivities


The Castle of Aguilar
The Castle of Aguilar
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The walk of Tuchan
The walk of Tuchan
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Our Lady of Faste
Our Lady of Faste
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Wednesday 20 february
Min. 5°C - Max. 14°C
Thursday 21 february
Min. 5°C - Max. 14°C
Friday 22 february
Min. 6°C - Max. 22°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sensory trail, Mini Fort Boyard Catalan
Entertainment28 € Rivesaltes (11.4 mi)
Wellness massage and swimming pool at Saint Benoit gardens
Well-being80 € Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse (13.5 mi)
Kitesurfing lessons for all abilities
Sports sensations40 € to 120 € La Palme (16.2 mi)
Helicopter sightseeing flight
Sports sensations50 € to 140 € Perpignan (16.5 mi)
Jet-skiing introduction and tour
Sports sensations70 € to 120 € Leucate (16.8 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tower of Our Lady of the Récaoufa
HikeIntermediate2h00Villeneuve-les-Corbières (6.8 mi)
Old Durban sightseeing circuit
Village visitEasy1h30Durban-Corbières (8.8 mi)
Felluns from the dolmens to the aqueduct
HikeIntermediate5h40Felluns (14.8 mi)
Leucate, cliff between sea and lagoon
HikeEasy2h30Leucate (15.7 mi)
In the Sigean scrubland
HikeEasy2h00Sigean (16.3 mi)


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